Exhibits added to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, says Parks Canada

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ANSE AUX MEADOWS, N.L. - New exhibits in the visitor centre and on the grounds of L'Anse aux Meadows explain the Norse history of the national historic site, says Parks Canada.

The additions are among major upgrades that have been completed at the site of the first European presence in North America.

Special "flame sculptures" have also been installed at the locations of known aboriginal hearths to commemorate native cultures associated with L'Anse aux Meadows.

Over $2.7 million in federal Economic Action Plan funds were spent on the improvements, which will help Parks Canada accommodate an increasing number of visitors, the agency says.

L'Anse aux Meadows, on the tip of Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula, protects vestiges of the settlement that Viking explorers under Leif Ericsson left more than 1,000 years ago.

Organizations: Parks Canada

Geographic location: L'Anse, North America, Newfoundland

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