Visiting Hebron was the most educational, emotional and impactful experience of our 10-day expedition cruise along the east coast of Canada: an amazing opportunity to learn firsthand about the forced relocation of 58 Inuit families from the Hebron mission to other communities in Labrador, the formal government apology almost half a century later - and …
L'Anse aux Meadows is the only confirmed Norse settlement site in North America. The site was excavated in the 1960s, designated a National Historic Site in 1968 and then a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The remains of eight buildings, along with artifacts such as wood debris, personal items and iron nails, led archaeologists to conclude Vikings settled here about a thousand years ago, for about a decade, and most likely used this temporary settlement as a base for exploration along the east coast of North America.
An enjoyable half-day outing, we were astounded at how many period-costumed people were on site. Layer-on the fact that most of the Fortress of Louisbourg has been reconstructed and, fo rus, it became a bit Disney-esque.
With just one full day to explore Halifax, it's possible to craft an itinerary that includes history, architecture, beautiful outdoor spaces and walking paths. Our top picks: Halifax Central Library, a walk along the harbour front, Halifax Citadel and the Halifax Public Gardens.
This month marked our first major vacation since our family trip to Iceland in 2015. And our Atlantic Canada itinerary included plenty of National Historic Sites, National Parks and other truly Canadian experiences. Returning home late on July 30th allows just enough time to select and share five photographs for this month's photo blogging challenge theme: patriotic.