The Trip

Journey through time with geologist Clint Cowan (’83) and a small group of Carls (maximum 16). Learn about the birth of a continent and the death of an ocean, walking in the footsteps of the Aboriginal Peoples of Newfoundland and southern Labrador, and of the first Vikings who explored the coast more than ten centuries ago. Daily hikes/walks will be easy to moderate in difficulty, varying in distance from short strolls to five miles (for not more than one hour at a time). Highlights include viewing magnificent seabirds and whales; the distinctive landscapes, culture, and foods of Newfoundland and southern Labrador; and three fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites (Gros Morne National Park; L’Anse aux Meadows, North America’s first authenticated Viking settlement; and Labrador’s Red Bay, the 16th-century home to over 1,500 Basque whalers). An optional, post-tour extension to St. John’s is available.

Faculty Leader

Clint Cowan (’83) has taught Geology at Carleton since 1997. Before starting at Carleton, he worked for Shell Research in the Hague. Clint has led professional and academic geology field trips to New Zealand, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Italy, the Pyrenees, Morocco, and the Jura Mountains along the Franco Swiss border. He has also led several Carleton Alumni Adventures programs, hiking throughout Argyll and the isles along the west coast of Scotland, hiking Scotland’s northern Orkney and Shetland Islands, and sailing in a tall ship off the coast of Newfoundland. Clint did his graduate work in the terrains of Newfoundland and Labrador, but today focuses his research in the sedimentary rocks of the upper Midwest USA, working with Carleton students and colleagues at the Minnesota Geological Survey and The University of Minnesota.

Abbreviated Itinerary

Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Depart Home | Arrive Deer Lake, NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada
Sunday, July 10 – Deer Lake | Rocky Harbour
Monday, July 11 – Rocky Harbour | Gros Morne National Park (Western Brook Pond) | Rocky Harbour
Tuesday, July 12 – Rocky Harbour | Gros Morne National Park (Tablelands) | Rocky Harbour
Wednesday, July 13 – Rocky Harbour | St. Barbe ferry to LABRADOR | L’Anse-au-Clair
Thursday, July 14 – L’Anse-au-Clair | Red Bay | Point Amour | L’Anse-au-Clair
Friday, July 15 – L’Anse-au-Clair | Blanc Sablon, QUEBEC for ferry to NEWFOUNDLAND | L’Anse aux Meadows | St. Anthony
Saturday, July 16 – St. Anthony | Corner Brook
Sunday, July 17 – Corner Brook | Deer Lake | Fly Home OR to St. John’s for the extension

OPTIONAL, POST-TOUR EXTENSION: St. John’s: Seabirds and Whales

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – Corner Brook | Deer Lake | St. John’s
Monday, July 18 – St. John’s | Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve | St. John’s
Tuesday, July 19 – St. John’s | Witless Bay Ecological Reserve | St. John’s
Wednesday, July 20 – St. John’s | Fly Home

Additional Information

To make a reservation please call 800-811-7244 or email Carleton College Alumni Adventures. There is also a reservation form within the Brochure PDF, available for download.

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Pricing Per Person

Main Tour Pricing

Double Occupancy (13 to 16 participants) $3,995
Double Occupancy (11 to 12 participants) $4,295
Double Occupancy (9 to 10 participants) $4,695
Single Supplement $545

Optional Extension Prices

Double Occupancy (2 to 16 participants) $845
Single Supplement $245