Newfoundland and Labrador is a fantastic stomping ground 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 collage of Acadian, Breton, Basque, British Isles, French and Indigenous (Innu, Inuit, Métis and Mi’kmaq) peoples. We are renowned 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 our uniquely evolved sound).
On your journey, you’ll be authentically charmed by our colorful residents and their warm, welcoming ways. This is a land and sea of fishermen, hunters, miners, and loggers after-all! You’ll hear our countless dialects and make deep connections with “Townies” and “Baymen” for captivating, lasting memories.
Our 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’ll 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’ve 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 our favorites 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. Endearing journeys authentically presenting our stories and our peoples – past and present!