Yes Clinton Hammond. The only confirmed pre columbian settlements in North America are on the Islands of Newfoundland, at L'Anse aux Meadows.., and in Greenland. There is some evidence that Basque whalers used Newfounland and Labrador as a staging area some years before Columbus arrived in the Caribbian. But they successfully kept the richest fishing grounds in the world a secret until the arrival of John Cabot.
Newfoundland is not considered to be one of Canada's maritme provinces, Neither ar B.C. or Quebec, though there is no denying the maritime heritage of any of those provinces.