At the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement are evidence of the first European presence in North America. The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Great Auk Sculpture at Fogo Island||2018||216.6km||site_ao|
|Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre||2019||217.5km||site_ao|
|Captain James Cook National Historic Site||2017||325.4km||site_ao|
|The Great Auk Sculpture||2018||216.6km||site_ao|
|Museum of the Flat Earth||2018||229.4km||site_ao|
|The Lost Gravesite of Shanawdithit||2018||234km||site_ao|
|Gander Airport’s Marvelous Modernist Lounge||2018||289.8km||site_ao|
|Red Bay Basque Whaling Station||2013||63.2km||site_whs|
|Gros Morne National Park||1987||246.6km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.