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Cultural Experiences

Boat Building Workshop, Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
Berry Picking near Pouch Cove
The Community of Tilting, Fogo Island
Folk Festival Dancers
Cod Fishing in Trinity
Chef Jeremy Charles at the King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars
Blacksmith at Trinity Museum
Torngat Mountains National Park - Basecamp

There are places on this earth that continue to live on inside of you, long after you’ve gone. Where the stories, tales, and traditions are filled with old-world charm, and coloured by Irish, English, French, and Aboriginal influences. And where the legendary culture has a way of seeping in under your skin. There’s no better way to soak it all up than through authentic encounters and hands-on learning experiences – the kind that leads to a true understanding of the living, breathing culture and traditions that exist in every corner of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Irish Loop is a great place to start. Perched on a gentle slope by the sea, the Ferryland Lighthouse is just a 25-minute walk from the Colony of Avalon. Inside the restored 1870 icon, you’ll find the cheerful kitchen of Lighthouse Picnics in full swing, preparing made-to-order gourmet nosh and freshly squeezed lemonade. All you have to do is pick a spot outside, kick back, and enjoy dining al fresco in a truly inspired setting. They even deliver the delicious goods right to your blanket, so you can keep your eye on the whales below.

For a truly off the beaten path experience, head to the Torngat Mountains in northern Labrador. This national park is generously equipped with spectacular wilderness where Inuit hunt, fish and travel – just as aboriginal peoples have for thousands of years. Join a local guide on an Inuit harvesting trip to gather food for the Torngat Mountains Base Camp. Or take an overnight trip into spectacular fjords where their ancestors have camped and walked before. Hear ancient stories and legends as you enjoy a hot meal prepared over an open fire. Live and interact with researchers and, under certain conditions, accompany them in the field.

At the northern tip of Newfoundland, you’ll find a remote island oasis on the shores of Iceberg Alley where the long, leisurely iceberg season can last well into late summer. Quirpon Lighthouse Inn (pronounced like harpoon) offers the unique experience of an authentic lightkeeper’s home built in 1922. Catch a glimpse of icebergs, killer whales, and humpbacks – all regular visitors – from their indoor viewing station or from the seat of a kayak. Relax under a blanket of Northern Lights, and fall asleep to the lulling sounds of the ocean in the fully restored lighthouse inn.

If spontaneous encounters are an important part of your travels, then CapeRace Cultural Adventures is for you. Specializing in upbeat self-guided travel experiences, CapeRace initiates real connections to the local community and sends you off on an authentic adventure of a lifetime – where every day leads to something new and unexpected. Meet colourful characters as you explore the culture and communities at your own pace. Along the way, enjoy customized guidebooks, itineraries, guest homes, and vehicles that match your personal style and help create an unforgettable travel experience.

For an inspiring mix of hiking, storytelling and music all at once, don’t miss the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival. This annual springtime festival, held in breathtaking Gros Morne National Park, offers two weeks of hiking and walking complemented by delicious food and top-notch musical entertainment. Bring your own instrument to the Tune Up, a musical workshop and jam session. And don’t miss the music, dancing and fun at the Singing Kitchen – a ‘time’ held at a local restaurant.

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Starting at $7985 Per Person
Explore one of Canada’s newest National Parks from the Torngat Mountains Base Camp. A wild, “once in a lifetime” experience - polar bears in abundance, caribou, whales, icebergs, Northern Lights, spectacular scenery & fjords combined with rich Inuit culture. Pkg includes - round trip transportation from Goose Bay to Base Camp; accommodations, all meals, up to 6 excursions by land & sea, 1-hour helicopter tour, Inuit guides/ bear guard for safety on all excursions + special events at Base Camp.
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Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station

Starting at $3650 Per Person
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The tour company that brought you the original Eco-Culture Experience is back with a journey into the kitchens of our new cuisine. CapeRace has dreamed up 6 nights and 7 days for the gut-foundered that include stays in the foodie hotbed of St. John’s, the Bonavista Peninsula & the famed Fogo Island Inn. Emphasis is on the local- local inspirations and local people doing extraordinary things with traditional ingredients. Along the way you’ll see whales & icebergs, coastal villages & lighthouses.
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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

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A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed! A stunning combination of wilderness seacoast, turquoise lakes & towering fjords. The stories & language speak of this land - its Inuit culture, wildlife, spirits, & legends. This expedition tour is designed for visitors who want a shorter option of active exploring combining moderate physical activity with Polar & Black Bear viewing in their natural habitat, Inuit culture and heritage experiences with extra comforts at base camp.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $3766 Per Person
Come experience the Inuit way of life on a five day cruising adventure on the Northern Ranger up the North Coast of Labrador. Journey to the 5 communities of Nunatsiavut, visit the most southerly Inuit community in the world, walk through historic Moravian buildings from 1782, taste local wild foods and try your hand at making Inuit crafts. Polar bears, seals & Minke whales call this coastline home, while the Northern Lights dance in the starry skies above. Open yourself to Canada’s North!
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Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station

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Internationally renowned artist Silke Otto-Knapp opens her new exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery on April 16, 2014. Join us for a two-night stay at the Fogo Island Inn with our Questions of Travel (Fogo) guest package designed specifically for art lovers and inspired by the paintings of this celebrated German artist.
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Fogo Island Inn

Starting at $1934 Per Person
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There are places on this earth that continue to live on inside of you, long after you’ve gone. Where the stories, tales & traditions are filled with old-world charm. There’s no better way to soak it all up than through authentic encounters and hands-on learning experiences – the kind that leads to a true understanding of the living, breathing culture and traditions that exist in every corner of NL.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $399 Per Person
Cast your lines on 2 of the province's best producing Atlantic salmon rivers. Enjoy a 3-night, 2-day salmon-angling experience like no other with a locally-guided Atlantic salmon and sea-run trout fishing tour on the Forteau & Pinware rivers. Dine on the river with a traditional “Boil-Up” style meal of fresh salmon cooked on the open fire, relax at our cottages, and share your grand yarns of the ones that didn’t get away.
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Seaview Cabins

Starting at $1852 Per Person
Fogo Island sits on an Island, off an Island, off one of the four corners of the Earth.

Every one of the 29 one of a kind guest suites has dramatic floor to ceiling windows that open onto the widest and most powerful ocean on the planet. A stimulating relief from the numbing uniformity of modern times, the award winning Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture.

Exceptional. Unexpected.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

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Allow the rugged beauty of Southern Labrador to fire the artist's eye.

Our overnight camping trips give you the opportunity to design and fire one small silver piece onsite as well as work on several bronze and copper pieces to be finished at the gallery in Cartwright.

A chance to explore nature and your own creativity.

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Experience Labrador

Starting at $2950 Per Person
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Explore 3 UNESCO Sites. Take a week to savour the spectacles and stories of southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland. The Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows and the geological marvels of Gros Morne are featured on this small-group escorted holiday which includes fossils, icebergs, whales, moose, the northern edge of the Appalachians and the New World's oldest burial mound. Meet the locals and see the sites. Enjoy delicious local seafood and wild subarctic berries. Comfortable hotels.
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Wildland Tours

Starting at $1350 Per Person
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Live the life of a light keeper on 'Iceberg Alley'. Hear the call of Humpback Whales echoing off massive icebergs in your private cove. From Gros Morne to Labrador, experience the province’s natural and cultural highlights. Tour through a fjord, and then off to Quirpon Lighthouse Inn on a remote island overlooking the Viking site. Wander cliffs to ancient sod huts, but keep an eye out for whales and icebergs at your feet. Enjoy boat trips - two through Iceberg Alley and one through a fjord.
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Linkum Tours

Starting at $2190 Per Person
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The key we give you to three restored coastal homes unlocks more than doors. It opens what National Geographic Traveler calls “one of the world’s most transformative travel experiences.” Meet the local characters whose spirit and wit gives their neighbours endless glee. With a guide book tailored to your interests and an unlimited distance vehicle, find the places you want to see, get close to wildlife, and hike trails to pristine spots that transform the spirit.
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CapeRace Adventures Inc.

Starting at $630 Per Person
The best experiences and excursions of the Labrador Straits and the Quebec Lower North Shore regions! Learn about the 16th century Basque whaling industry at the new UNESCO World Heritage site in Red Bay. Walk in the footsteps of pioneers on the Pioneer Footpath and visit the Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. On day two we start out searching for whales by zodiac. No better way to work up an appetite because later you will have a hands-on experience at scallop farming!
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Tour Labrador

Starting at $1495 Per Couple
Each of our seven seasons provides a different perspective for getting to know us, our island and perhaps yourself. Join us for two nights at the Fogo Island Inn exploring a sensory and cultural oasis steeped in the terrible beauty of Fogo Island and get to know us during our spectacular ice season. A gift from the Labrador Current: pack ice heralds the beginning of spring and arrival of icebergs, seals and the occasional polar bear.

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Fogo Island Inn

Starting at $155 Per Person
One-of-a-kind experience to a Newfoundland fishing village. Comfy accommodations & traditional meals. Boat transportation & a trip on the bay with a beach picnic. Old-fashioned Kitchen Party with live Newfoundland entertainment and Newfoundland dances. Magnificent scenery, sandy beaches & possible whale sightings. Numerous other outport delights. A must-do on your Newfoundland visit.
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Woody Island Resort
  • Route 210 Garden Cove, 20 minutes from Route 1
  • (709) 364 3701
  • (800) 504 1066

Starting at $3195
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This is the best, most comprehensive tour of this province available. It is a complete immersion in the culture and daily life of this province. Its easy pace makes it enjoyable. Its encounters make it unforgettable. Let the locals be your guide!
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