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Traipsing L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows is a Parks Canada National Historic Site at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. It showcases the first European settlement in North America through interpretation and reconstruction.

“The reconstructions of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaeological site, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. The archaeological remains at the site were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Exhibits highlight the Viking lifestyle, artifacts, and the archaeological discovery of the site. Visitors can also explore the hiking trails to nearby bays and lakes.” – Parks Canada

Since it is quite far for the average person to go to, I thought a virtual tour might be nice to share. This is done by the Google Street View camera being mounted on a person who travels the paths of the park.

Here you can see the camera mounted on the person who traveled the park's pathways.

Here you can see the camera mounted on the person who traveled the park’s pathways.


Our tour starts on a bluff accessed from the parking lot. you will have to travel to the lot and then through the interpretative centre then through the pathways. though not as encompassing as I would like, it is something that gives a good idea of the area. since it is such a long road to literally travel to get to, it can help you make a decision on whether to go there in person.

It is a place I would like to go to at some point, but for now, thanks to the person mounted street view cam (or is it path view?) I can have a good sense of the surroundings.

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