About Western Newfoundland
Western Newfoundland encompasses the gateway ferry port of Channel-Port aux Basques on the southwest corner of the island of Newfoundland to the Viking site of L’Anse aux Meadows at the northern tip of the Viking Trail.
The west coast of Newfoundland includes many of the island's busiest air and sea gateways, and the experiences here are truly once in a lifetime.
Western Newfoundland boasts an unparalleled blend of culture, history, and natural wonder. Here you will find sites providing evidence of plate tectonics, the first multicellular life forms, the first European settlement in North America, and some of the oldest human remains in North America.
The local culture has evolved to encompass the histories of the people who have lived on the land for thousands of years, and the people who came here over the past thousand years.