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Port aux Basques The Wreckhouse Corner Brook/ Marble Mountain Gros Morne Port aux Choix L Anse aux Meadows Red Bay Grand Falls- Windsor Gander Saint-Pierre and ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Hike Across Canada

Hike Across Newfoundland Labrador Bill Allan,
Port aux Basques
  • Welcome to Port aux Basques, Gateway to
    Newfoundland and Labrador! Large ferries make
    daily crossings from Sydney, Nova Scotia.
    Minutes away is the Codroy Valley with very
    fertile agricultural land.
  • Lets pick some bakeapples!

The Wreckhouse
  • Local people claim the Wreckhouse, just outside
    Port aux Basques, is the second windiest place in
    the world. Winds gust over 200 km/ hour. The
    Newfie Bullet, a Nfld. train, often had to wait
    for winds to die down.
  • Lets go for a ride on the Newfie Bullet!

  • During World War 2, Harmon Field was the largest
    American air force base outside the United States
    and a major refueling stop for aircraft en route
    to Europe. The Harmon Air Force Base was
    operated by the U.S. Military from 1941 until
  • Lets fly a plane over Stephenville!

Corner Brook/ Marble Mountain
  • Located just outside of Corner Brook, Marble
    Mountain features some of the best skiing east of
    the Rockies. With an average annual snowfall of
    16 feet, Marble is the place to be
  • for amazing skiing and winter adventures.
  • Lets ski down Marble Mountain!

Gros Morne
  • Within Gros Morne National Park are mountains,
    fjords, volcanic rock, boreal forests, arctic
    barrens, and an unusual outcropping of rock
    called the Tablelands. The dramatic landscape has
    earned Gros Morne National Park a UNESCO World
    Heritage Site designation.
  • Lets climb Gros Morne Mountain!

Port aux Choix
  • Port au Choix is a National Historic Site with
    one of the richest archeological finds in North
    America! Burial sites uncovered in the 1960's
    70's provide evidence of early settlers - from
    the Maritime Archaic Indians to the Groswater and
    Dorset Palaeoeskimos.
  • Lets dig for artifacts!

LAnse aux Meadows
  • In 1960, the remains of a Norse village from 1003
    were discovered here by Helge and Anne Ingstad.
    LAnse aux Meadows is the only known Viking site
    in North America outside of Greenland and was
    named a World Heritage site in 1978.
  • A Polar Bear was seen here
  • in April Run!

Red Bay
  • Whalers from the Basque region of Spain and
    France came to coastal Labrador during the
    1500s. Whale oil was valuable for lamp fuel,
    paints, and lubricants. Several Basque whaling
    ships were discovered and have been preserved at
    the National Historic Site.
  • Lets go kayaking in Red Bay!

Grand Falls- Windsor
  • The Beothuk Indians lived here for almost 2000
  • They fished in the Exploits River and travelled
  • during the winter in search of caribou. Their
    history is told
  • in the Mary March Museum in Grand Falls.
  • Lets go skating on the Exploits River!

  • During World War 2, Gander was a strategic post
    for the Royal Air Force Air Ferry
    Command en route to Europe.
    In 2008, Gander
    celebrated its 50th anniversary as a town.
    To celebrate, Great Big Sea played at
    their birthday bash.
  • Lets dance to music of Great Big Sea!

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
  • The British and French fought for hundreds of
    years over these islands but the treaty of 1763
    returned the islands back to France once and for
    all. For the next two hundred years, the main
    industry was the cod fishery.
  • Lets go cod jigging off Saint-Pierre!

St. Johns
  • The oldest continuing sporting event in North
    America is the St. Johns Regatta. Dozens of
    teams row against one another in front of 50,000
    spectators each year. This is a major focus of
    summer activities in the St. John's area.
  • Lets row in the championship race!

You did it!
  • and now its time to rest. because
    tomorrow we hike..

The Rocky Mountains
  • Bill Allan, bill.allan_at_wnlsd.ca
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