Henry the Navigator sent expeditions along the west coast of Africa. An attempt to bypass the Muslim trade routes. These Portuguese seafarers moved slowly and cautiously south for fear of the dangers that traders from Arabia were spreading rumors about in order to deter this very competition from Europe.
Whale watching is a top attraction in St. John's, Newfoundland. This whale watching tour begins in St. John Harbor and heads into the waters off Cape Spear. The whales feed on krill in the waters off Newfoundland in July.
The best places for whale watching Alaska & Canada Whale watching is part of a trip to Canada or Alaska. You can enjoy nature everywhere in Canada and Alaska. No wonder. If you take a closer look at the map of Canada, you quickly realize that the densely populated regions of the country are not at all [...]
Newfoundland wine is nothing new, as the island may be the Vinland of the Vikings. One thing is certain, however. The Newfoundland winery certainly never had the rows of vines that we know from other parts of Canada. Instead, it's famous for the Newfoundland Blueberry Wine.
Blown by the wind, the northern tip of Newfoundland extends out into the narrow strait of the Strait of Belle Isle. The strait separates the island from the mainland of Labrador. It's hard to believe that the Vikings at L'Anse aux Meadows reached the east coast of North America in AD 1000.
Just across the bridge over the narrow canal that separates South Twillingate Island from the main island of Newfoundland, on the left is the Twillingate Newfoundland Fisheries Museum - Prime Berth. There you can learn everything about fishing in Newfoundland.
There are places where you feel like you are in another world. You can enjoy nature here. The coast off Twillingate Newfoundland is one of them. Where people hardly have anything to say. Where nature takes over. Where the elements determine what happens.
The best view of the Gros Morne National Park is from above. However, you can only get there after strenuous day hikes. Easier to get to are these views of the National Park, which are just as beautiful.
L'Anse from Meadows - Viking settlement and fishing village Even if the small town of L'Anse aux Meadows on the northwest coast of Newfoundland is mainly known for the world-famous archaeological excavation site, where Helge Ingstad and his wife Anne Stine proved that the Vikings around the year 1000 AD actually reached the coasts of North America, the fishing village [...]
The Five Most Beautiful Beaches in Canada Canada is usually associated with wild national parks, deep forests, and grizzly bears. Hardly anyone thinks of the most beautiful beaches in Canada. Most tourists do not know that Canada also has breathtaking beaches to offer. But a trip to the beach is definitely worth it, especially since the mild water temperatures in summer are also [...]