The Wandering Wagars – The Viking Trail of Newfoundland

We thought it would be fun to ask some of our fellow family travelers about amazing educational experiences they had while traveling: we call it “Worldschooling Wednesday”.

Our first featured guests for Worldschooling Wednesday are our friends Kevin and Christina from The Wandering Wagars.  We highly recommend you check out their blog about family travel.  It’s one of our favorites!

One of the greatest things about traveling is finding a place that really strike a chord in your children. When we visited the Canadian province of Newfoundland, we hit the jackpot with its incredible Viking Trail.

The Newfoundland Viking Trail traces the route that Vikings took while visiting Canada’s easternmost province 1,000 years ago. The Viking Trail stretches from the incredible Gros Morne National Park up along the magnificent western coast of the island and to its Northern tip in St. Anthony.

lanse aux meadow

l’Anse aux Meadow – courtesy of The Wandering Wagers

Gros Morne National Park is one of the few places where you can actually walk on the Earth’s mantle. This means that the Viking Trail can take you on a journey from the very beginnings of the Earth, up through the Ice Age, through Native settlements and up to l’Anse aux Meadows where children can explore the remains of a Viking settlement.

Arriving in St. Anthony during the summer tops off the journey with an opportunity to see some of the massive glaciers that make their way through Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley.

The Arches Provincial Park

The Arches Provincial Park – courtesy of The Wandering Wagers

The Viking trail isn’t just educational, it’s an experience, a story and an adventure all rolled into one.

You can read more about The Viking Trail here: Chasing History on the Newfoundland Viking Trail

– The Wandering Wagars