Living Heritage

“Endearing Journeys That Authentically Showcase The Stories & Its Peoples — Past & Present!”

Newfoundland and Labrador is a fantastic stomping grounds for your authentic and enriching living heritage travel experience.

We are an old-world enclave on the remote, eastern fringes of North America with centuries of tradition, developed in relative isolation from ‘mainland’ North America.

Our cultural tapestry is unique: a vibrant collection of Acadian, Breton, Basque, British Isles, French and Indigenous (Innu, Inuit, Métis and Mi’kmaq) peoples.

We are well-known for our creativity, boasting exceptional architecture, artists and artisans, acclaimed heritage festivals, theatrical productions and of course our bustling music scene (rooted primarily in the British Isles but with its uniquely evolved sound).

On your journey, you will be authentically charmed by our colourful residents and their warm, welcoming ways. This is a land and sea of fishermen, hunters, miners, and loggers after-all!

You will hear our countless dialects and make deep connections with “Townies” and “Baymen” for captivating, lasting memories.

NL’s proud European and indigenous histories are on display here too from Viking huts and archaeological sites to ancient burial grounds and world-class museums and interpretive sites.

Along the way, you shall stroll back in time to a foreign land of explorers, harvesters, pirates, nomadic tribes, and plunderers.

On the foodie side, a multitude of fresh, delicious culinary options awaits you from exotic and inventive to traditional and contemporary.

There are recipes you have definitely never heard of with names you surely won’t forget like cod tongues, pitsik, flippers, brewis, toutons, figgy duff, and bakeapple.

Seafood (cod, lobster, salmon, scallops, and seal) and wild game (moose and rabbit) are local favourites accompanied by wild berries and locally farmed, cold-climate root vegetables.

In NL, limitless opportunities exist to immerse yourself in our rich history, heritage and culture.

Man reading book in front of CDs
Hand cutting food on a table
Viking telling story to audience by fire inside sod hut
Ferryland woman standing at table seated by five people
Mi'kmaq dance in field at First Nation Annual Pow Wow
Three women rug hooking at Broom Point
Two women performing theatre on stage
Man in boat at Witless Bay, Avalon Peninsula Newfoundland
Women and boy at Hearts Content Cable Station Museum
Woman kissing a cod fish on the lips in St. John's