Newfoundland Family Adventure
- Nature / Eco
- Price from:
- 1900 CAD /person
- 709 722-3524
- 709 722-3335
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Last updated: 01/07/2009
An adventure for families with student-aged kids featuring whales, puffins, caribou, coastal explorations, and lots of fun. Wild days & fun nights in our downtown hotel (with pool and gym for all.)
Arrive in St. John's and travel to the Delta Hotel. We enjoy an overview of our adventure.
Join us for a visit to the continent's largest puffin colony. It will be fun trying to keep the kids busy watching (and counting) the hundreds of thousands seabirds since members of the world's largest gathering of acrobatic humpbacks will be trying to capture their attention too.
The Salmonier Nature Park is a place where injured animals are rehabilitated and people are educated about wildlife. We take 90 minutes to wander its trails looking at the moose, caribou, lynx, arctic fox, eagles, and other Newfoundland and Labrador wildlife before continuing on for a picnic in the woods and a visit to a large, natural swimming hole. Next we learn about digital photography, view salmon returning from the ocean, and we visit a dramatic waterfall. We should be back at the hotel - and the hotel's pool - for 4:00 pm but if the kids are having fun at the swimming hole we reserve the right to stay in the countryside a little longer.
Today we visit the Geo Centre in St. John's and speculate about what we know about the ages of the earth from the rocks of the earth. Next we learn about an amazing ocean mysteryâ¦ the giant squid. We view a specimen and review the known biology of this creature. How does it live? Who does it eat? What eats it? How much do we know?
Next we satisfy the youthful "need for speed" as our group enjoys a zodiac ride out to explore the dramatic coastline south of St. John's. We will use our time to enjoy the region's natural and geological wonders. We also plan on enjoying the company of more whales, puffins, and other wildlife. (We anticipate using a variety of zodiacs so kids will be able to photograph their new friends as they explore the sea stacks and whale spouts of the North Atlantic.)
Visit and learn about a salmon restoration project (fish ladder, counting trap) on the way to one of the world's most spectacular seabird colonies at Cape St. Mary's. Here we consider how to count a new variety of seabirdâ¦ the gannetâ¦ and we study how they build their nests. With safety the overriding concern we also try to count the site's murres and kittiwakes using the techniques we reviewed on Day 2. This site is the breeding ground for thousands of seabirds, including the continent's third-largest gannet colony and the world's most southerly breeding thick-billed murres. We get great views of gannets, kittiwakes, and murres with their eggs and/or chicks. The high sea cliffs serve as a perfect viewpoint to watch the whales cavort around their northern coastal feeding grounds.
Today we experience life on the edge. We travel to the edge of North America by sea and we take a coastal walk while looking at how glaciers and geology have shaped the land. We also enjoy some time at leisure so families can explore or shop independently. We all gather together for our farewell dinner.
- Extras -
- All breakfasts, all lunches, all admissions, all accommodations, all transportation, and two dinners are included.
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