St. Anthony, on the northern tip of Newfoundland, was the staging point for many northern expeditions. Arctic explorers used its sheltered harbor to obtain sled dogs and other supplies as the world raced toward the North Pole.
After landing at the L’Anse aux Meadows pier, you will travel with experienced guides by bus, hear some of St. Anthony’s many stories, discover the coastal communities, and look for moose and caribou during the scenic 50-minute drive to the Grenfell Interpretation Centre in St. Anthony, which tells his story of the truly inspirational Dr. Grenfell, the young English doctor whom, in 1892, visited St. Anthony and founded the Grenfell Mission. Dr. Grenfell is at the center of one of the most compelling stories of the north. He was renowned for bringing medicine and education to the Inuit and poor European settlers who lived along the harsh Labrador coast, and his adventures were required reading in eastern Canada. His tales of courage and charitable efforts made him a friend of American presidents and governors and European royalty. Here, you will also learn about the race to the North Pole and view the old instruments used for surgery over a century ago. The center also provides opportunities to purchase the crafts and clothing that Grenfell had the Arctic people produce commercially.
Then we will visit Dr. Grenfell’s home, which features artifacts gathered from a life of Arctic adventure and global philanthropy, and see the letters he received from from kings, presidents, and governors.
We will also visit the dramatic lookout at Fishing Point, where we will view a small community wildlife exhibit and learn about polar bears and the local fishing industry.
Lastly, we will make a brief visit to a local shopping district, which includes a drugstore and general store.
- The tour price includes admissions to the Grenfell Interpretation Centre, Grenfell House, and the Fishing Point museum.
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 40
- Note: All participants should dress warmly