Just minutes away from L'Anse aux Meadows

Located on the tip of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, St. Brendan’s Motel offers the privilege of being completely surrounded by natural beauty from both land and sea. Upon your visit, you are guaranteed to experience some of the most breath-taking and picturesque views you will ever see in your life.

A wide variety of wildlife can be seen across Newfoundland, such as rabbits, foxes, ducks, moose, salmon, whales and more! In fact, the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland is internationally recognized due to the high density of moose in the area. Also, it is common to see migrating pods of whales from the shoreline near the motel at various times throughout spring and summer, along with many icebergs moving along the shores.

Photography Credits To: L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site • Norstead Viking Village • The Dark Tickle Company • St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. • Glacier Cove Web Design • Archie Miles • Raleigh Historical Corporation • Northland Discovery Boat Tours • Grenfell Historic Properties

L'Anse aux Meadows
Historic Site

In addition to the interpretation of the Norse settlement, L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site offers hiking trails, picnic sites & a gift shop. Bilingual guides available from mid-June 'til the first Monday in September. The site is wheelchair accessible.

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Viking Village

A Viking Port of Trade as it may have looked during the Viking era. The four-hectare site has a boat shed with its very own Viking ships, including the 54 foot replica Viking knarr which sailed from Greenland to L'Anse aux Meadows in 1998 with a crew of just nine men.

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Dark Tickle

Icebergs, whales, dolphin, & seabirds! An innovative interpretation program including components above and below water. In the heart of "Iceberg Alley," the tip of the Northern Peninsula is one of the best places to see icebergs on the planet.

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Dark Tickle

Visitors can watch the transformation of wild berries into our various products through our windowed production area. Learn as they are interpreted on our boardwalk. We also have one of Newfoundland's leading art & gift galleries!

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Camel's Back Trail - Nearing the end of St. Lunaire-Griquet, take a turn at Dark Tickle Junction. As you approach a fork in the road, pull right & park your vehicle. You will see a sign leading to a moderate 2 km return walking trail with some loose rock and steep sections. Duration: 1 hour

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Iceberg & Whale

90% of our icebergs come from the glaciers of western Greenland. From May thru July and sometimes in August, you can view majestic icebergs and large whales right off of our shores and cliffs.  To find out if there are currently icebergs in our area, click the link below.

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The Iceberg

A regional festival that happens every June at the very top of the Northern Peninsula. It celebrates the coming of spring to the north of the island and the annual arrival of the icebergs. The Iceberg Festival features iceberg experts, boat tours, traditional music, nature walks and Newfoundland food & hospitality.

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Burnt Cape
Ecological Reserve

Most people visit the reserve during the summer months. This is when most of the plants are in bloom, icebergs and whales appear offshore, and many birds use the Cape for breeding. Can be accessed year-round. No fees. Located just 32 km away from Straitsview - in the beautiful community of Raleigh.

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Pistolet Bay

Offers a tremendous opportunity for the canoe enthusiast who can take a major excursion on a nearby lake system. Brook trout are the most common angling species within the park boundaries. Rules apply concerning angling. Located 20 km away from St. Lunaire-Griquet.

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Grenfell Historic Properties

Celebrate the presence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, and the impact that he and his worldwide mission had on the social, medical & economic climate of the early 1900's.  The historic properties tell the story of the evolution of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador & the people of the region over the last 100 years. Located in St. Anthony (28 km away). 

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