Located on the Viking Trail, this site showcases a 4,500 year old time capsule of rare importance. While prehistoric coastlines have long since slipped beneath the encroaching ocean, the raised shoreline and alkaline soil conditions at the site have combined to preserve rich vestiges of the ancient Maritime Archaic Indian, Groswater Paleoeskimo, and Dorset Paleoeskimo First Nation cultures. Within the Visitor Centre are displayed original artifacts, interactive exhibits, a diorama of an archaeological site of a Dorset house, a topological model indicating the area’s ancient beaches and a short film. Outside the Visitor Centre, visitors can hike the developed trail and/or view the seasonal archaeological site at Phillip’s Garden.
Location: on route 430, 110 km north of Gros Morne National Park
Admission: adults $4.00, seniors $3.50, commercial $3.00, youth $2.00, family $8.00