Newfoundland and Labrador July 28 - August 7, 2018
Our tours of Canadian destinations over the years have clearly indicated that W&L travelers are eager to explore our friendly neighbor to the north. With its extraordinary landscapes, fascinating history, and strong cultural roots, Eastern Canada is surely one of the most rewarding destinations for educational travel in North America. We're pleased to return with a remarkable 11-day journey to Newfoundland and Labrador-Canada's most easterly province. Along with its majestic natural beauty and welcoming local populations, this region has much to offer, including 9,000 years of visible human history.
Our itinerary includes many highlights: a boat tour around the capital city of St. John's, with its colorfully painted houses, delicious seafood, and friendly people; an in-depth visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Gros Morne National Park-a preserve of some 700 square miles that features vast tablelands, deep fjords, and towering cliffs; a visit through the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander-the town that assisted stranded air travelers during 9/11 (now celebrated in the Broadway musical "Come from Away"); and two wondrous days in remote Labrador-the mainland portion of the province-with its vast landscapes and charming lighthouses.
Led by an expert expedition leader and knowledgeable local guides, we'll trace the footsteps of early explorers like Leif Erikson and his Viking crew, whose village at L'Anse aux Meadows is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll also visit the historic whaling village of Red Bay with its archaeological wonders and meet many of the province's friendly residents. Here and elsewhere we'll discover in the people of Newfoundland and Labrador how thousands of years of resilience and perseverance have helped shape the province's cultural diversity and economic well-being.
An educational travel program with hospitality, wit, and charm, here is an ideal way to explore the natural beauty, deep history, and delightful people who make these easternmost lands of our continent so extraordinary.