Award-winning filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend, Todd, experience the life of the Norsemen at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. From Frank Wolf, You Tube.
Since 1977 L'Anse aux Meadows has been a national HISTORIC SITE administered by Parks Canada. The site was declared a UNITED NATIONS WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1978. The modern settlement was established as a French fishing station; in 1835 William Decker, an English seaman, founded the present community, which derives most of its income from inshore fishing.
Author BIRGITTA LINDEROTH WALLACE
Links to Other Sites
United Nations World Heritage Sites
Information about locations in Canada that have been designated United Nations World Heritage Sites. From the United Nations website.
The Norse in the North Atlantic
About early Viking voyages to North America. Includes photos of L'anse aux Meadows. A Memorial University of Newfoundland website.
Watch the Heritage Minute about evidence of Viking visits to Canadian territory from the Historica-Dominion Institute. See also related online learning resources.
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
The Parks Canada site for L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America. Also includes information about historic Aboriginal settlements.
This site highlights Newfoundland's rich maritime heritage found along the Viking Trail, a tourism route that extends from the province's west coast to Southern Labrador. Includes the popular UNESCO World Heritage sites at Gros Morne National Park of Canada and L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada.
The website for Arctic Mission, a scientific voyage through the Arctic’s fabled North-West Passage. Features interactive maps, videos, photos and written observations about the landscape, climate, and wildlife that inhabit this region. From the National Film Board.
Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada
An article about archaeological evidence pointing to the presence of a Viking camp on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. From the National Geographic website.