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Category: Newfoundland

Whale watching in Newfoundland

Tweet The best time for whale watching in Newfoundland is between late June and early August. It’s not too early to start thinking about booking a trip for next year.  Not only are you almost guaranteed to see whales, you will no doubt see amazing icebergs, too.  And icebergs are quickly becoming an endangered species, […]

Vikings in Newfoundland – My Royal Ancestry

Tweet Some years ago, I read a National Geographic article about Vikings in Newfoundland. The article mentioned a Viking princess whose remains were found during an archeological excavation. I don’t remember a lot of details except one: this Viking princess had a minor birth defect in her spine – nothing serious, nothing debilitating.  So why […]

Gros Morne National Park: A Treasure in Newfoundland

Tweet Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, a UNESCO site, is an area in Newfoundland you would not want to miss.  The park is incredibly diverse with a complete cross section of geology starting with coastal low lands, deep fjord canyons, volcanic rocks, limestone conglomerate, Precambrian gneisses and granites, just to start the list of […]