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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 $3850 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 7 nights and 8 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.

Starting at $1445 Per Person
Nothing can truly prepare you for Fogo Island Inn – with its 29 guest suites, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the most powerful ocean on the planet. A stimulating relief from the numbing uniformity of modern times, this 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

Starting at $229 Per Couple
Enjoy the beauty of Gros Morne in the spring. Our package includes 2 nights' accomodation in a standard room, 2 full breakfasts daily and 2 free gifts. For a special treat, upgrade to one of our oceanview rooms or a romantic suite. While you're here, take advantage of our Exercise Room and Sauna. Karaoke entertainment every Friday night.

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Shallow Bay Motel

Starting at $3050
Multi-region
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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McCarthy's Party Tours

Starting at $950 Per Person
learn how to make delicious appetizers and dishes using fresh lobster and appreciate The Art of Whisky Tasting in a relaxed atmosphere on the South West Coast of Newfoundland. Weather permitting, you may go out with local fishermen to catch your own lobster. Each evening there will be three whisky tastings with discussion by knowledgeable presenter who have a passion for single malt. Participants will stay next to the studio at the gracious, comfortable RoseSea Guest House, right on the harbour.
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Rose Sea Bed & Breakfast

Starting at $6440.00 Per Person
Explore the ancient lands of the Torngat Mountains National Park with the Inuit people who call this place home. View polar bears, whales, icebergs, northern lights, spectacular scenery & fjords. Pkg includes: round trip transportation from Goose Bay to Torngat Mountains Base Camp, accommodations, all meals, up to 6 excursions by land & sea, 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 $11250 Per Couple
Come celebrate your life's event in the Torngat Mountains National Park as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. See polar bears, whales, icebergs, northern lights, spectacular scenery & fjords combined with rich Inuit culture. Package includes: round trip transportation from Goose Bay to Base Camp, accommodations, all meals, excursions by land & sea, helicopter tour and a special celebratory dinner for two on a mountaintop or overlooking a waterfall.
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Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station

Starting at $149 Per Night
Stay in a magical place where you get a sense of the heritage of our seaside village, while being surrounded by the beauty of Gros Morne National Park and UNESCO wonders of the world in the amazing Tableland Mountains and more, and you can't help feel the magic, the comfort, the culture, the sense of place. Includes a Welcome Basket with local items....some to eat, some to take home.
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Seaside Suites

Starting at $6799 Per Person
A stunning combination of wilderness, seacoast, turquoise lakes, and towering fjords. Explore a land rich in Inuit culture, wildlife, spirits, and legends. A tour for those seeking moderate physical activity with polar and 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 $7985 Per Person
Explore one of Canada’s newest National Parks from the Torngat Mountains Base Camp. A wild, once in a lifetime experience to see polar bears, 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 $4255 Per Person
“Amaguk” is the Inuit word for wolf. This hiking package allows the self-reliant back packer to hike the vast lands of Torngat Mountains National Park. Through the expertise of your Inuit guide, experience spectacular, pristine scenery, magnificent fjords, icebergs and other natural wonders. For combined coastal touring and hiking, join in on any of the day excursions from Base Camp to see polar bears, caribou, whales & learn of Inuit culture. A hiker's paradise rich with culture & nature.
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Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station

Starting at $165 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 $5700 Per Person
All skill levels of photographers, light seekers and lovers of exploration are encouraged to join internationally renowned and published photographer, Alex Fradkin, on this incredible journey to the "Edge" and beyond. Bring your camera, love of the outdoors and sense of adventure to one of the world's most unique locations. Photograph the landscape and architecture of Fogo Island, where the magic of light and power of place have resided in harmony for over four hundred million years.

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Fogo Island Inn

Starting at $1675 Per Night
Fogo Island Inn, recently named to Conde Nast Traveller's Gold List offers ultimate comfort, cuisine and service at one of the world’s most celebrated small inns at the edge of the Earth. Join captain Ane and his crew for the rare opportunity to circumnavigate an iceberg from the comfort and safety of the m/v Ketanja. This voyage into the North Atlantic Ocean will get the crew and its passengers as close as one dares to these 10,000-year-old towering giants.

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Fogo Island Inn

Starting at $1847 Per Person
Multi-region
A delightful cross island self driving tour of NL, taking in all the highlights that NL has to offer. Newfoundland is one of the world’s truly authentic places, away from the crowds boasting spectacular scenery, culture and wildlife.
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Vision Atlantic Vacations

 

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