Highway 436 and Parking Lot Rehabilitation at L'Anse aux Meadows NHS

The proposed project looks to rehabilitate the portion of Highway 436 that is within the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site along with the roads that provide access to the site. In addition, a parking lot extension is proposed for the main parking area to better serve increasing numbers of visitors (i.e. an increase from 45 car parking spaces to 78). Activities for this work will include clearing of the right of ways, ditching, culvert replacements, asphalt milling, and resurfacing the road bed. Additionally, the bus loop will require culvert replacement, scarification and reshaping of the existing access/parking area, and resurfacing of the road bed with new asphalt. Lastly, the main parking lot will be extended on the northeast side and reshaped; work for this includes grubbing, excavation, rock fill, granular placements and asphalt paving. Given the extent of the proposed work (i.e. primarily road maintenance) and the extent of the expansion of the parking lot, it was determined that a basic impact assessment is the appropriate pathway for this project.

Latest update

March 3, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from February 1 to March 3, 2023 - February 1, 2023


L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
P.O. Box 70
St. Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0
Telephone: 709-623-2608
Email: pc.vikinglhnam-amnhsviking.pc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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