Northern Peninsula attractions

Top Choice Park in Northern Peninsula

Gros Morne National Park

A must-see for visitors to Newfoundland, this 1800-sq km coastal park and Unesco World Heritage Site features dramatic mountains, fjords, beaches, bogs and barren cliffs. Remnants of a mountain chain formed 1.2 bill…
Top Choice Historic Site in St Barbe to L'Anse aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Leif Eriksson and his Viking friends lived here circa AD 1000. Visitors can see the remains of their waterside settlement: eight wood-and-sod buildings, now just vague outlines left in the spongy ground, plus three …
Top Choice Museum in Northern Peninsula

French Shore Interpretation Centre

This tiny museum houses the French Shore Tapestry, one of the most stunning works of folk art in the province, if not all of Canada. This 66m-long masterpiece was woven by local women and displays the history of the…
Natural Feature in Gros Morne National Park

Tablelands

Dominating the southwest corner of the park, near Trout River, are the unconquerable and eerie Tablelands. This huge flat-topped massif was part of the earth's mantle before tectonics raised it from the depths and p…
Historic Site in Port au Choix

Port au Choix National Historic Site

This site is dedicated to the ancient burial grounds of three different indigenous groups that date back 5500 years. The modern visitors center tells of creative survival in this rough area and of one group's unexpl…
Park in St Anthony

Fishing Point Park

The main road through town ends at Fishing Point Park, where a lighthouse and towering headland cliffs overlook the sea. The Iceberg Alley Trail and Whale Watchers Trail both lead to cliff-top observation platforms …
Hill in St Barbe to L'Anse aux Meadows

Whale Point

Phew, that view. This windswept hill overlooks the cold ocean, drifting icebergs and breaching whales. It's located at the end of the road in the 'town' of Ship Cove, adjacent to a series of fantastically atmospheri…
Aquarium in Gros Morne National Park

Bonne Bay Marine Station

At the wharf in Norris Point is this small research facility, which is part of Memorial University. Every half hour there are interactive tours, and the aquariums display the marine ecological habitats in Bonne Bay.…
Lighthouse in Gros Morne National Park

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence, you'll find this lighthouse, picturesque enough to grace the cover of a nautically inclined calendar. Inside you'll find parks staff and exhibits dedicated to the cultural histor…
Historic Building in St Anthony

Grenfell Interpretation Centre

A number of local sites pertaining to pioneering doctor Sir Wilfred Grenfell are subsumed under Grenfell Historic Properties. The Grenfell Interpretation Centre, opposite the hospital, is a modern exhibit recounting…