People have inhabited Newfoundland and Labrador for 9,000 years. For the first 8,000, aboriginal peoples trod the earth and sometimes ventured out to sea. European's have lived here for over 1,000 years – starting with the Viking landing at L'Anse aux Meadows – and continuing with wider settlement in the 1600s, spurred by rich fishing grounds. Today, archeologists are still piecing together fragments of these long-ago stories, and the many historical sites found throughout this place have unique and meaningful tales to tell. They're just waiting for you to discover them.