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Fogo Island & St. John's with U of T

Encounter the spectacular scenery, the daring architecture, and the traditions of the Newfoundland way of life Start in St. John’s, an exciting contrast of old and new. A local historian will introduce this character-filled city, one of the oldest in North America, a curator will show us through The Rooms, a fascinating cultural hub with art gallery, museum, and archives, and a Memorial University scholar will share his thoughts on the province’s future. We’ll also enjoy a “scoff and a scuff” –  a meal followed by dancing and traditional music.

A drive through scenic Terra Nova National Park and ‘Come from Away’ Gander, takes us to Farewell Harbour where we board the ferry to Fogo Island. Then enjoy four nights at the multi-award-winning Fogo Island Inn, a traditional yet contemporary masterpiece of modern architecture and design. You may never want to leave your room with its dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. Venture out and you’ll be treated to a range of daily activities as varied as the weather. Join a community host for an insider’s look at the island’s natural and cultural heritage; watch for caribou and whales as you walk the rugged coastline on a choice of 200 kilometres of walking trails and paths; meet one of the resident artist who are invited to create works in specially designed studios; tour nearby Tilting to see heritage buildings associated with the family-based in-shore fishery. And all the while enjoy fabulous meals featuring locally sourced produce, fish, and game, listen to the lilt of local music, and gaze at a million stars from the rooftop.

We are travelling during ‘Berry Season”, a favourite season among many local people on Fogo Island. Brilliant sunrises and sunsets fill the skies, the wind is predominantly in the west, and the Island finds itself completely carpeted in dozens of varieties of edible berries. Slightly cooler temperatures make berry season the perfect time to get outside and amble through the barrens and footpaths scooping up handfuls of blueberries, raspberries, marshberries, or partridgeberries. Meet and chat with local people on the hills as they too will be out collecting the season’s bounty.
 
"I can't say enough good things about the Fogo Islanders. Their hospitality, warmth and kindness are something I will always remember." – A.M., Fogo traveller, fall 2017
Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions

Canada | 7 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Sep 27 - Oct 03, 2019
Cost:
C$6435 (Incl. HST 15%)
Group Size:
12 - 18 participants

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed, transfer from St. John’s to Fogo Island, transfer from Fogo Island to Gander Airport, meals as indicated in the itinerary, all activities at Fogo Island Inn, presentation by Sean Cadigan of Memorial University Newfoundland, presentation at Fogo Island Inn, gratuities. HST 15% included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in St. John's
Day 2: The social and ecological history of Newfoundland and Labrador, visit The Rooms
Day 3: Drive to Farewell, ferry to Fogo Island
Day 4: Visit the nearby community of Tilting, boat excursion
Day 5: Fisheries, art studios, meet with a Fogo Island Inn architect
Day 6: Immerse yourself in fall traditions, including berry picking, mushrooms foraging
Day 7: Depart Gander
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Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions

Canada | 7 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Sep 27 - Oct 03, 2019
Cost:
C$6435 (Incl. HST 15%)
Group Size:
12 - 18 participants

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed, transfer from St. John’s to Fogo Island, transfer from Fogo Island to Gander Airport, meals as indicated in the itinerary, all activities at Fogo Island Inn, presentation by Sean Cadigan of Memorial University Newfoundland, presentation at Fogo Island Inn, gratuities. HST 15% included.

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