The Danish Canadian National Museum Welcomes You
Step Into The Saga
Visitors of the museum will enjoy a unique experience as they explore our exhibits showcased both indoors and around the gardens. Early Danish Canadian life truly comes alive at the bow of the Freydis Joanna Viking Ship, the doorstep of the Thomsen Pioneer Cabin, and the exquisite flowerbeds that pay tribute to the agricultural triumphs of early settlers.
Our goal is to inspire, engage, and educate the public about the history of Danes living in Canada. The Danish Canadian Museum serves as a cultural center to display and celebrate the story of Danish Canadians both past and present.
Who We Are
A Distinct Identity
The Danish-Canadian saga began over 1000 years ago, when Norsemen landed in L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Vikings had a reputation for pillaging and plundering, although it is believed that the Nordic expansion across the North Atlantic was a relatively peaceful one. Due to its small size, L’Anse aux Meadows probably served as a base camp for ship maintenance and repairs. A lack of resources and technology, in addition to harsh weather conditions, are attributed to the unsuccessful colonization of the Maritimes. UNESCO declared L’Anse aux Meadows a World Heritage site, and it is the most famous Nordic North American settlement, aside from Greenland.
Services and Accommodations
The Verbena Dormitory building which houses the Museum, Saga Cafe, Gift Shop and public washrooms, is wheelchair and walker accessible with ramp access on the west side.
Thank you to the Red Deer Danish Canadian Club for their generous on-going contributions towards our Pathways project to widen and improve access to our buildings and grounds.
There are several local motels, camp sites, resorts, and bed and breakfasts to cater to your overnight stay in our area.
Have any questions ask one of our staff members.
"Livet må forstås baglæns, men må leves forlæns."
"Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards"
Contact The Danish Canadian National Museum
35544 Range Rd 31
Spruce View, T0M 1V0