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Port au Choix National Historic Site of Canada

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Point Riche Road | Off Viking Trail, Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4C0, Canada
+1 709-861-3522
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History Lesson

This historic site is situated overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence where over 5 millennium of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis120648
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Barrie, Canada
Informative

This is an informative historical site with great knowledgeable staff. There is a short movie... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
DetDuke
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Toronto, Canada
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Point Riche Road | Off Viking Trail, Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4C0, Canada
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"national historic site"
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"ancient peoples"
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"great video"
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"job of explaining"
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"aboriginal history"
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"parks canada"
in 6 reviews
"historical value"
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"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"short movie"
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"fair bit"
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"rocky shore"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the stop"
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"on display"
in 4 reviews
"interpretation centre"
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"minute introductory film"
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"gros morne"
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"light house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic site is situated overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence where over 5 millennium of history is depicted. Staff are welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank Dennis120648
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This is an informative historical site with great knowledgeable staff. There is a short movie explaining the site and a gift shop. I wish we had some more time to walk the paths.

Thank DetDuke
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We walked the beautiful, windy, rugged coastline that many ancient cultures also walked. We were introduced to rarities and artifacts that went back 6000 years. In the museum we watched a film that explained the ancient peoples - the Maritime Archaic, the Dorset and Groswater...More

Thank Cottonelle
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Visited the museum and the Point Riche Lighthouse. Within the museum watched a film discussing the ancient peoples of the region beginning about 5000 years ago - the Maritime Archaic, the Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo and the more recent extinct Beothuk. The museum displays a...More

Thank Paula S
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

beautiful view in the area, it is a nice little historical site. we were lucky to see a family of caribou.

Thank Feng L
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Stopped here for a lunch break on our drive up to St-Anthony. A nice area, beautiful seashore and lighthouse but not much more. Apparently there is a herd of caribou nearby, but we were not lucky enough to see it.

Thank MTLcyclebuff
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

There are information boards explaining the site but the site itself is basically outlined, rectangular earthen areas. There isn't really much to see. The info center was closed so it would probably have had greater import if we had had the benefit of seeing that....More

Thank SylRickTraveler
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

A wonderful place to sit and reflect or walk the rocks rain or shine ,windy or calm. We walked the rocky shore on a very wonderful windy day.

Thank jgt4now
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

It may not have UNESCO designation like its bigger partner up the rad but this sight has equally as important historical value. Great interpretive centre. Great knowledgeable staff sharing historical facts.

Thank c4pl
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The main display was on one floor of the Visitors’ Center where artifacts accompanied information boards that described the way of life of 3 cultures who had lived on the Port au Choix peninsula – the Maritime Archaic, the Dorset, and the Inuit. One board...More

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Response from trainfan2000 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your kids. There is not a lot to do there. The archeological points are interesting if you are into that sort of thing but other than that it is pretty barren land. We saw several caribou while there so they might... More
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