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Port au Choix National Historic Site of Canada

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Right by the Sea

Gorgeous walk by the sea. You just follow the painted rocks, Didn't have time to do the whole trail... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark R
Very interesting, but needs to be updated.

This is a very interesting exhibit, and has knowledgeable staff. The information does need to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Point Riche Road | Off Viking Trail, Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous walk by the sea. You just follow the painted rocks, Didn't have time to do the whole trail and didn't see any special wildlife that morning but I can see that it would be a great place to spot seals or walrus sunning themselves...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting exhibit, and has knowledgeable staff. The information does need to be updated. The staff were able to explain why the terminology used for indigenous peoples in the exhibit has not been updated, but hopefully this will occur soon.

Thank CGMo3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and well done museum. Displays were very nice and descriptions were professional and easy to read and understand. Staff was extremely nice and helpful.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1000s of years of history expertly curated and maintained. The walks are beautiful - especially when visited by caribou and moose.

Thank ddcarter2112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The indoor exhibit was interesting and learned a lot about the people who lived here before 2000 BC. I couldn't get over how remote and desolate the area was. Barren was right!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history....You MUST include Port Au Choix on your Viking Trail itenerary The people who lived here came BEFORE the Vikings! Thank you to Kristen and Mitchell at the visitors centre for making the visit so fun for my tween and teen daughters....More

Thank Dunagan
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

While the visit was short it was informative. The indigenous people of Port au Choix had a very tough life. I wish we had more time to walk around and visit the lighthouse.

Thank DetDuke
Reviewed 28 June 2018

‘Discover the mysteries and remarkable ingenuity of four ancient cultures that once inhabilted Port aux Choix. The Visitor Center has artifacts, interactive exhibits and a life size replica Dorset dwelling. Don’t miss the Point Riche lighthouse. Checkout the rare artic wildflowers too!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

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
Reviewed 25 February 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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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