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2016 Traveller’s Guide

Lost and Found


EXPERIENCE NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN – BY SEA!

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Contents How to plan your trip

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• Find your way • Traveller information • Visitor Information Centres

Lost and found

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• Getting lost – For the traveller, not the tourist

Western

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Hike the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park. Find your inner Viking at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Entertain your inner bard at local theatre festivals.

Central

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Experience the living Mi’kmaq heritage at the Conne River Powwow. Learn about the region’s rich aviation history in Gander. Hop aboard a tour boat in Twillingate and cruise down Iceberg Alley.

Eastern

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Catch a play in Trinity. Learn about five centuries of fishing at Ryan Premises National Historic Site. Explore the Burin Peninsula and its connection with the Banks fishery.

Avalon

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Watch the sunrise at Cape Spear, the most easterly point on the continent. Dance the night away on George Street in St. John’s.

Labrador

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Visit Red Bay, our newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the boat over to Battle Harbour and step back in time to an old outport.

Things to know • Head for the edge – Getting here and getting around • Inside scoop – Travel tips and good advice • Package tours

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Welcome No matter where you find yourself in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’ll feel so very, very far away. This place does that to you. It sweeps you off your feet and keeps you there for as long as you want. The land itself is like no other – cliffs and barrens, bights and guts – around every corner there’s the unexpected. We hope you make the most of this wild and wonderful place. We’ll do everything in our power to make sure your journey is as surprising and intriguing as you want it to be.

With 29,000 kilometres of coastline, two time zones, a thousand years of history, and geology that stretches back to the beginnings of the earth itself, there is no doubt that an unforgettable adventure is waiting for you. From vibrant cities to picturesque outports, mountain ranges to meandering shorelines, there are always captivating places to explore and countless things to do. You’ll soon realize just how special this place is as you find a sense of peace you’ve only dreamt of.

Dwight Ball Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Little Harbour East

Join us on the edge of North America where the sun rises first and adventure is to be found in every cove, inlet, and bay. In Newfoundland and Labrador you’ll find a friendly smile and a sense of belonging you’ve only imagined. Watch in wonder as whales glide along our ancient shores, icebergs gleam in our pristine waters, and our vibrant culture embraces you as one of our own. As you begin your journey, we are here to help you discover a unique experience in a place we are proud to call home.

Christopher Mitchelmore Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development

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Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park

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How to plan your trip Find your way This guide will be your information source to help plan your visit and assist you during your stay. There may be times when you truly want to get lost in this land, but to help you find your way, we have divided the guide into five geographic regions.

Do-it-yourself travel You’ll find the regions colour-coded for easy identification. Within each of the five regions, you’ll find a brief overview and the following sections: Sample Itinerary, Best Kept Secrets, Scenic Routes, Accommodations, Attractions & Adventures, Festivals & Events, and Shops & Galleries. A grid-referenced map and index accompanies each region, which allows you to search for things to do or places to go in four different ways: by map co-ordinate, by category of activity, by driving route, and by community.

Package tours Interested in visiting Newfoundland and Labrador but don’t want to worry about the details? Then a package tour is just right for you. Contact one of the tour operators listed on page 392 to start planning your vacation.

Getting from place to place With over 400,000 square kilometres of land, you never know where you might find yourself. Be sure to check out the distance charts on page 387 to allow for plenty of time to explore. For a more extensive distance guide, go to NewfoundlandLabrador.com/ PlanYourTrip/DrivingDistances

Things to know before you go At the back of the guide, on pages 381-391, you’ll find all the information you’ll need to know on how to get here, as well as language, weather, time zone, and other practical stuff.

There’s much more online Our official tourism website, NewfoundlandLabrador.com, is packed with vacation ideas, photos, and suggested itineraries. You’ll also find a searchable database of accommodations, attractions, tours and adventures, festivals and events, and shops and galleries. Pour tout renseignement touristique en français, visitez www.tourismeTNL.ca ou composez le 1-800-563-6353.

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Torngat Mountains National Park

Nain

Labrador

Labrador City Wabush Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Battle Harbour Red Bay

Blanc Sablon

L’Anse aux Meadows St. Anthony

St. Barbe

Labrador 342

Grand Falls-Windsor

Visit Red Bay, our newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the boat over to Battle Harbour and step back in time to an old outport.

Gros Morne National Park

Fogo Island

Deer Lake

Gander

Corner Brook

Clarenville

Western 34 Hike the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park. Find your inner Viking at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Entertain your inner bard at local theatre festivals.

St. John’s Port aux Basques

Central 122 Experience the living Mi’kmaq heritage at the Conne River Powwow. Learn about the region’s rich aviation history in Gander. Hop aboard a tour boat in Twillingate and cruise down Iceberg Alley.

Western Central Eastern

Argentia

Avalon

Eastern 194

Avalon 248

Catch a play in Trinity. Learn about five centuries of fishing at Ryan Premises National Historic Site. Explore the Burin Peninsula and its connection with the Banks fishery.

Watch the sunrise at Cape Spear, the most easterly point on the continent. Dance the night away on George Street in St. John’s.

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Traveller’s tip: book your vehicle ahead Whether you’re here for fresh air, colourful houses, or something more intangible, the last thing you want to be searching for is something to drive. Which is why it’s a good idea to make car rental reservations before you travel. While this place certainly

is off the beaten path, lots of people want to get lost and found at the very same time as you. Besides, booking ahead means you get to travel when you want, exactly how you want. And what could be better than that?

Common driving times* Port aux Basques to St. John’s

9¼ hours 902 km

Argentia to St. John’s

1½ hours 133 km

St. John’s to Gander

3½ hours 335 km

St. John’s to Clarenville

2 hours 189 km

St. John’s to Rocky Harbour (Gros Morne National Park)

7½ hours 704 km

Corner Brook to Grand Falls-Windsor

2¾ hours 263 km

Deer Lake to L’Anse aux Meadows

5¼ hours 436 km

St. John’s to St. Barbe

10 hours 931 km

St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon (via ferry)

2 hours

35 km

Blanc Sablon to Happy Valley-Goose Bay

9 hours 624 km

Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Labrador City

6 hours 532 km

* Based on Google distance, which assumes a driving speed of 80 km/h. Times will be shorter for highway driving where the speed limit is 100 km/h.

Finding your way With over 29,000 kilometres of pristine, rugged coastline, there’s plenty of room to find yourself – or lose yourself for that matter. But when you have a specific destination in mind, you need to know how to get there. That’s why the province is developing a new signage system to help you find your way.

We are phasing in a Tourist-Oriented Directional Signage system – an internationally recognized system based on well-known traveller symbols. With this guidance, travellers will be able to arrive at their favourite attractions with ease. When travelling on our highways, look for signs like these:

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Traveller information Symbols and Codes Please refer to page 424 for information on symbols and codes. There you’ll find a chart that explains what each symbol means. For example, accommodations listed with this symbol ( ) warmly welcome both guests and their pets. For other useful trip planning services, keep an eye out for the following symbols.

Camping Select All private campgrounds listed in this guide participate in the Camping Select program. lt is a two-tier system that rates both Facility (F) and Recreation (R) scores, beginning with one star and increasing in half-star increments as the range and quality of facilities and services improve.

Canada Select Accommodations listed in this guide are licenced by the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development. They are inspected every two years and granted at least one star by the Canada Select Rating Program, which grades properties on national standards. Each category has a set of criteria, so that hotels are compared with hotels, for instance. The higher the star grade, the greater the range of facilities, amenities, and services offered. Personal service provided by the owner/operator is not rated.

H Clean and comfortable campgrounds without the extras. HH & HHH Mid-range standard of campground facilities or recreation with various services and amenities. HHHH & HHHHH Offering the greatest range of services, amenities, activities, or facilities for campgrounds.

The accommodation categories are: Apartment (A) Bed & Breakfast (B) Cottage/Cabin (C) Glamping (G) Hostel/University (H/U) Hotel/Motel (H/M) Inn (I) Resort (R) Suite (S) Tourist Home (TH) Vacation Home (VH) H Clean and comfortable. HH & HHH Greater range of facilities or activities with various services and amenities. HHHH & HHHHH Greatest range of services, amenities, activities, or facilities.

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Tourism Assurance Plan (TAP) All businesses listed in this guide meet common minimum standards established by the tourism industry. For more information, visit the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador website: hnl.ca/tourism-assurance-plan Accommodations & Campground Rates Rates are set by the operators in response to market conditions. Government does not set rates, but all operators must file their rates with the government. Unless otherwise specified, the rates quoted in this guide do not include taxes. The rates and star grades are accurate at the time of printing; the most up-to-date information is available at NewfoundlandLabrador.com.


Member of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador The Tourism Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a professional association representing individuals and businesses involved both directly and indirectly in our provincial tourism industry (hnl.ca). Please look for the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador designation next to the members listed throughout this travel guide. They know what good service is: they set the standard. Internet Access Travellers visiting Newfoundland and Labrador can take advantage of many internet connections and wi-fi hot spots. Internet access is offered at many accommodations throughout the province (see listings), at all provincial Visitor Information Centres, and at all Marine Atlantic terminals, including on board the three ferries. Internet access can also be found at all 96 provincial libraries (nlpl.ca) and at

the airport terminals in Gander, St. John’s, and Deer Lake. Be sure to check with your mobile service providers, and review the following coverage maps: Rogers: http://bit.ly/1sGbdUj Bell: http://bit.ly/a7MMuZ Telus: http://bit.ly/1DW31TV Join the Chatter To get more insider tips from locals and travellers alike, check out our social media pages. Stay up-to-date on the latest news, browse through stunning videos and photos, and use the hashtag #ExploreNL to share your experiences. Facebook.com/ NewfoundlandLabradorTourism Twitter.com/ NLtweets Instagram.com/ NewfoundlandLabrador YouTube.com/ NewfoundlandLabrador Flickr.com/ NewfoundlandLabradorTourism

How to use the listings A typical listing will be similar to the following, and may contain any or all of the items listed. Community Name, Route 00 (A12) ANY B&B ★★½ (B) 23 4TFY 5 Rooms, May 1–Nov 1 Loc: Any Street, St. John’s, Route 00 T: (709) 123 4567/4567 F: (709) 123 4567 E: info@anyemail.com Description: Clean, friendly, and private atmosphere with services provided in French and English. Amenities: Continental breakfast, dining room, fishing/hunting nearby, nonsmoking rooms, private bath/shower, cable TV/DVD, phone, wilderness trail, icebergs. $$: $00.00 – $00.00. CC: V, MC, AE.

1. Name of the community, route number and road map location (refer to the regional map or the Traveller’s Map). 2. Name, star grade, social media channels, professional and industry associations. 3. Contact information including: directions by car, tel/fax, email, website, description, amenities, rates, and payment options. 4. Methods of payment that are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, etc.

Le symbole 4 indique les établissements qui offrent des services en français.

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Visitor Information Centres Asking for directions has never been more worthwhile. Each one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s eight Visitor Information Centres (VICs) is the perfect pit stop for the curious traveller. Drop in and speak with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Travel Counsellors to get the inside scoop on local festivals and events, where to find hidden gems, and learn locally-known factoids about the region’s history. Have a chat, share a laugh, and receive something that goes beyond the brochure – free personalized trip counselling that fits your agenda. The Visitor Information Centre is the quintessential rest stop, complete with regularly cleaned washrooms, spacious picnic areas, and free wi-fi. Our friendly staff will be glad to make reservations for accommodations, guided tours, or other attractions on your behalf – all you have to do is ask. During your brief stay, take a moment to look over the extensive library of travel materials available from a variety of tourism operators, view detailed displays of the region, and get useful information about trip essentials.

Look for these symbols on the Traveller’s Map to find the nearest VIC. Provincial Visitor Information

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Regionally-Operated Visitor Information


Open Year-Round St. John’s International Airport (S23) T: (709) 758 8515 E: stjvic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 47.6132 -52.7441

Deer Lake Airport (L9) T: (709) 635 1003 E: deerlakeairportvic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 49.2104 -57.3985

Open May–October Argentia (U19) T: (709) 227 5272 E: argentiavic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 47.2693 -53.9768

Notre Dame Junction, Route 1 (M16) T: (709) 535 8547 E: ndjvic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 49.1203 -55.1035

Whitbourne, Route 1 (T21) T: (709) 759 2170 E: whitbournevic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 47.4489 -53.5574

Deer Lake Highway, Route 1 (L9) T: (709) 635 2202 E: dlvic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 49.1871 -57.4278

Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) T: (709) 466 3100 E: clarenvillevic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 48.1701 -54.0022

Port aux Basques, Route 1 (T3) T: (709) 695 2262 E: pabvic@gov.nl.ca GPS: 47.5987 -59.1632

Visitor Information Centre

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Lost: my hang-ups

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Rocky Harbour

Found: the art of hanging out

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Blackhead

Getting Lost For the traveller, not the tourist. “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton Some might argue Mr. Chesterton was just being overly fussy – that this is a distinction without a difference. Those people aren’t travellers. You see, tourists know what they are looking for long before they know what’s really here. A knowable, containable, and packageable experience. But these are mere parts of the puzzle. A traveller, on the other hand, seeks the truth of a place, the essence that can only be appreciated by seeing the puzzle as a whole. Wildlife? Check. History? Of course. Amazing vistas? In spades. And culture? We speak more dialects of English than the English do. This is a place where turquoise and lime green houses make amiable neighbours on steep city streets and in snug little harbours. Where fresh air ripples freely through tiny gardens and sprawling barrens, finding its way to open windows. Bringing with it a renewed sense of possibility as sweet as the air itself. But these are only elements of what makes this place truly unforgettable. And therein lies the magic of this mysterious land. To find what you are looking for, you must first be willing to let go of expectations, to really lose yourself. And then, there you will be. Lost. And found.

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Is it possible to feel at the same time lost and found?

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Cape St. Mary’s

With 35 million seabirds this close, binoculars are optional. With over 350 species of birds, it’s no surprise that Newfoundland and Labrador is a major birdwatching destination. In fact, this place is known as the Seabird Capital of North America. Wherever you turn, you’ll have plenty of chances to get up close and personal with over 35 million seabirds, including 25,000 gannets, 500,000 puffins, and 7 million storm petrels. So close, you can leave your binoculars at home. Umbrellas, however, may be required.

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Best Ways to Watch During the spring and summer, you’ll discover great birdwatching experiences around every corner. Find must-see bird gathering spots while kayaking, hiking, enjoying a boat tour, or a leisurely drive.

Birding Hot Spots 1. Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (p. 316) 2. Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve (p. 300) 3. Cape Spear (p. 315) 4. Cape Bonavista (p. 236) 5. Cape Race (p. 319) 6. Terra Nova National Park (p. 183) 7. Grand Codroy Estuary (p. 90)

Birder’s Checklist Atlantic Puffin Bald Eagle Great Black-backed Gull Black-legged Kittiwake

Common Murre Northern Gannet Spotted Sandpiper Piping Plover

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Witless Bay

Every year 10,000 whales get front row seats to go people watching. When you think about it, it makes sense that Newfoundland and Labrador is the destination of choice for the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales. After all, this place is home to 29,000 kilometres of dramatic coastline that provide plenty of snacks for our aquatic visitors. Every summer, from May to August, you can catch 22 different species of whales frolicking in the ocean, breaching the surface and spouting near the shore. The best part? No matter how many you see, each one still seems larger than life.

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How to Watch You can experience these majestic animals from the rail of a tour boat, the seat of your kayak, or while hiking along a coastal trail.

Whale Watching Hot Spots 1. Battle Harbour (p. 371) 2. Red Bay (p. 371) 3. Strait of Belle Isle 4. Point Amour (p. 370) 5. St. Anthony (p. 104) 6. White Bay 7. Twillingate (p. 177) 8. Cape Bonavista (p. 236) 9. Trinity (p. 232) 10. Signal Hill & Cape Spear (p. 313, 315) 11. Witless Bay (p. 316) 12. Cape Race (p. 319) 13. St. Vincent’s Beach & Cape St. Mary’s (p. 319, 300)

Whale Watcher’s Log Humpback Finback Minke Killer Pilot Beluga Common Dolphin Harbour Porpoise

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Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park

Outdoor adventure, one trail at a time. With over 200 hiking and walking trails to explore, you can quite literally spend your entire journey on your feet. The East Coast Trail and the International Appalachian Trail headline the 200 hiking and walking trails that lead to stunning views of whales, icebergs, and long stretches of unspoiled nature and wilderness. Not to mention an abundance of breathing room. When you’re hiking in a place that’s off the beaten path, you never know what you’ll find. It might even be yourself.

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Choose Your Adventure Whether you’re looking for a casual stroll or a challenging trek, you’ll find many trails to choose from. The East Coast Trail offers a wide variety of hikes, including an easy path to the abandoned fishing village of La Manche. The moderate 3-kilometre hike up the Top of Twillingate Trail reveals a spectacular view of Twillingate Island and the surrounding area. The slightly more challenging Skerwink Trail in Trinity East leads to sea stacks and rugged coastline. For an extreme experience, Labrador’s Torngat Mountains boast 9,700 square kilometres of untouched wilderness and some of the highest mountains in eastern North America.

Hiking Hot Spots 1. East Coast Trail (p. 308) 2. Skerwink Trail (p. 235) 3. Twillingate (p. 177) 4. Gros Morne National Park (p. 99) 5. Labrador Pioneer Footpath (p. 370)

Major Trail Networks Here, you’ll find plenty of trails to explore. The International Appalachian Trail extends from Port aux Basques to Crow Head, and the East Coast Trail links 32 historic communities throughout the Avalon.

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Iceberg Alley

10,000 years later, they find their way to Iceberg Alley. We don’t suggest you wait that long. When it comes to icebergs, there’s no better place to catch a glimpse than right here. Oftentimes during spring and summer, thousands of frozen giants drift past our shores in search of inlets, coves, and bays. Carved from 10,000year-old glaciers, they come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll find them making their way, entirely at their leisure, down an ancient path called Iceberg Alley. Careful never to stay in one place too long, their presence creates an everchanging landscape. One you won’t want to miss.

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Five Places to Chill Out 1. St. Anthony (p. 104) 2. Twillingate (p. 177) 3. Bonavista (p. 236) 4. Fogo Island (p. 179) 5. Point Amour (p. 370)

Where to Watch Iceberg Alley: an area stretching from the coast of Labrador along the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland.

How to Watch During spring and summer you may be lucky enough to view icebergs by taking a boat tour, going sea kayaking, or even from land along a coastal trail.

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George Street, St. John’s

There’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate, perhaps just a shortage of time. While this place is always chock-full of reasons to have fun, you’ll find this is especially true during the summer months. It’s a time when everyone comes together to share a laugh, sample fresh local cuisine, and get swept away by lively local music. There are hundreds of diverse festivals and events that embrace everything from film, dance, and music, to blueberries, squid, and mussel beds. Whatever the reason, there are tons of ways to celebrate the unique culture and heritage of this place while you meet new friends, or get reacquainted with old ones.

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Coast to Coast Entertainment When the sun goes down, this place goes up. In Trinity, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Stephenville, and Grand Bank, our thespians tread the boards in productions ranging from comedy and Shakespeare to Broadway and stories that are all our own. In Gros Morne National Park, take in a lively literary festival, plus theatrical performances and music. Corner Brook also offers a range of music and theatre. Twillingate is always rollicking with dinner theatre, as is Ferryland, where there’s a wee bit of Irish wit and devilment on display. Visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and experience the exciting Viking re-enactments. St. John’s has music, dance, film, ghost walks, and yarns. From Bay Roberts to Clarenville to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, keep an eye and an ear out for local talent and a good time.

Best Excuses to Celebrate 1. Gros Morne Theatre Festival (May 28–September 11, Cow Head) 2. Grand Bank Regional Theatre (June 30–August 28, Grand Bank) 3. Bakeapple Folk Festival (August 7–9, Forteau) 4. Twillingate Dinner Theatre (June–September, Twillingate) 5. Sound Symposium (July 8–16, St. John’s)

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Battle Harbour

You’d be a great storyteller too, if you had thousands of years of practice. Out here, you’ll find history around every corner. In fact, there isn’t a rock, cliff, or cave without a story attached. Take the Vikings, for example, our first European settlers. They landed at L’Anse aux Meadows a thousand years ago. And then there’s John Cabot. He dropped anchor in Bonavista back in 1497 and declared it the New World. Tales of our past visitors are all around, and some of the best places to discover them are the 9 national historic sites, 13 provincial historic sites, 3 UNESCO world heritage sites and 150 community museums you’ll find here. Chances are, you’ll uncover a few stories of your own along the way.

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Five Places to Forget About Modern Life 1. Red Bay National Historic Site (p. 371) 2. L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (p. 104) 3. The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site (p. 310) 4. Beothuk Interpretation Centre Provincial Historic Site (p. 177) 5. Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site (p. 237)

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Let someone else worry about the details. Making your own way is sometimes exactly what’s called for, especially if you’re interested in finding – or losing – yourself along the way. But if you’d rather travel here without having to worry about the details, there are many package tours to bring you to Newfoundland and Labrador. If you’re looking for a group motorcoach tour, an all-inclusive fly-drive holiday, or a cruise vacation, you’ll find something to suit your interests. The best thing to do is call a Newfoundland and Labrador tour operator. Many of their packages can be tailored for you, whether it’s watching whales chase icebergs from your kayak, biking the Irish Loop, walking or hiking the coastal trails, or just relaxing in a spa by the sea. See page 392 for more information on these tour operators.

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Fogo Island

Eight Ways to Hand Over the Reins 1. Gros Morne Adventures 2. Linkum Tours 3. Maxxim Vacations 4. McCarthy’s Party Tours

5. Miki Enterprises 6. Tour Labrador 7. Vision Atlantic Vacations 8. Wildland Tours

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12 Days of Adventure, Coast to Coast. DAY 1 – Explore Humber Valley Try ziplining in Steady Brook, which isn’t too far from Deer Lake Airport. Then explore the fascinating caves near Corner Brook. Finish off the day with a delicious lobster dinner. DAY 2 – A Day in Gros Morne National Park Take a 45-minute stroll over a boardwalk, then a boat tour through a breathtaking fjord with huge cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Check out the sand dunes and experience live theatre at Cow Head. DAY 3 – Fish the Torrent River See Atlantic salmon at the Torrent River fishway. Try hiring a guide and release the angler within. Cook your catch outdoors and enjoy your delicious fresh dinner with a glass of Chardonnay.

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DAY 4 – Voyage to Southern Labrador Catch the ferry to Labrador and watch for sooty shearwater birds on the way. Climb Atlantic Canada’s tallest lighthouse, then visit Red Bay where the Basques hunted whales centuries ago. DAY 5 – Back in Time at the Viking Trail Visit the famous Viking site at L’Anse aux Meadows, and then head out to Norstead, a recreation of an 11th-century Viking port. Stay at one of the unique B&Bs in the area. DAY 6 – Picnic at The Arches Provincial Park Stop at The Arches on your way back south, and marvel at the rock formations once underwater. Try your hand at making bread or hand-washing clothes at Broom Point.


Tors Cove

DAY 7 – Adventures in Exploits Valley Go river rafting on the Exploits in the morning and explore the Beothuk cultural displays in Boyd’s Cove. After, learn how to split a codfish in Twillingate.

DAY 10 – Walk the Discovery Trail Enjoy a hike along the Skerwink Trail and check out the sea stack formations. The pretty and historic town of Trinity is home to Rising Tide Theatre, as well as lots of great places to stay.

DAY 8 – Icebergs of Twillingate Take a boat tour and discover that icebergs are not only white, but green, blue, and grey. Cool your drinks with a chunk of iceberg ice, and keep an eye out for frolicking whales swimming by.

DAY 11 – Discover the Baccalieu Trail Look for the faeries that are rumoured to inhabit Canada’s first English settlement at Cupids. Stop by the Boat Building Museum in Winterton before learning about the first transatlantic telegraph cable in Heart’s Content.

DAY 9 – Explore Terra Nova National Park Try sea kayaking and keep a lookout for swooping bald eagles diving for fish. Next, take a short hike along the scenic coastline.

DAY 12 – Excitement in St. John’s Go on a whale-watching cruise in Bay Bulls, then spend the night in St. John’s and enjoy the city’s nightlife. This place really goes up when the sun goes down. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Western

Lost: map

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Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Found: perspective

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West by Nature Our version of western medicine. With ancient mountains, fjords, and thousands of miles of coastline, this wild and rugged region sports abundant breathing room and diverse natural heritage, not to mention a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first, spanning 1,805 square kilometres, is Gros Morne National Park. It boasts more than 100 kilometres of hiking trails, many passing through the towering Long Range Mountains and the unique Tablelands. The other, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first European settlement of the New World, features a reconstructed Viking village that offers a glimpse into the life of Nordic visitors a thousand years ago. For a truly out-of-this-world experience, the International Appalachian Trail is a can’t-miss. The trail stretches from Mount Katahdin, Maine, through eastern Canada and across western Newfoundland and Labrador before extending into Europe. Western Newfoundland also boasts conservation areas like the Codroy Valley International Wetlands, where you can watch wildlife like moose, caribou, and migratory birds. While this region may seem larger than life, there are plenty of ways to take it all in. Spend a day hiking or kayaking around the coast. Looking to relax? Kick back on one of the many secluded sandy beaches.

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Your western journey starts here. Western is full of stunning terrains and fascinating history with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stand where the Vikings stood over 1,000 years ago, or explore the geological masterpiece that is Gros Morne National Park. Learn about the exciting career of Captain James Cook, and then drive along the French Shore for a deliciously musical experience. Then, feel free as a bird as you stare up at feathered friends on the southwest coast.

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Festivals, Footpaths, and Fjords DAY 1 Start your western journey at the natural wonder that is Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pop into the Discovery Centre in Woody Point and get a brief introduction to this earthly marvel. Then

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it’s time to lace up your shoes for some unforgettable hiking. Choose from over 100 kilometres of trails for hikers and walkers of all abilities and interests. Hike along the moonscape called the Tablelands – gigantic peridotite rocks that were once part of the earth’s mantle. Or, choose Green Gardens, a more challenging trek through a boreal forest leading to a fertile volcanic seacoast. Now it’s back to Woody Point, a charming village with a Registered Heritage District full of quaint galleries, craft boutiques, and restaurants with mouthwatering local cuisine. Before calling it a night, be sure to check out some of the evening entertainment for a toe-tapping time. DAY 2 When you take the boat tour into Western Brook Pond and float through


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the majestic glacier-carved fjord, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. A 2,000-foot-high waterfall cascades down the Long Range Mountains – part of the Appalachian chain. The boat launch is a 45-minute walk down a picturesque nature trail filled with plant life and curious creatures. Next, drop by the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Norris Point to visit the indoor aquarium and get up close and personal with the unique sea creatures that live in the waters of Bonne Bay. Feeling peckish? Check out the local cafés for a tasty bite. DAY 3 Jump back in time at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Broom Point Fishing Premises and get a glimpse into days gone by. In the evening, visit Cow Head and enjoy stories, plays, and concerts featuring local talent at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival.

The Arches and the Ancient DAY 4 Start your day by visiting the Arches Provincial Park, just a short drive from Cow Head. Named for the rock arches carved by years of tidal sea activity, it’s the perfect place to relax and have a picnic as you watch the ebb and flow of ocean waves. Calling all angling fans – the rivers on the west coast are famed for their salmon runs. Now it’s time to see these travelling swimmers in action at the Torrent River Salmon Interpretation Centre in Hawke’s Bay. Watch through an underwater viewing chamber as salmon migrate upstream to spawn. The last stop of the day is Port au Choix National Historic Site. Witness relics of Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Palaeo-Eskimo, and Recent Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Indian cultures as they learned to live and thrive in this rugged place many years ago. After exploring the exhibits, take a walk along the coastal trails and scan the waves for seals, walruses, and whales. Then, drop by Bird Cove for more archaeological artifacts and fossils, as well as a display on Captain James Cook, who charted this part of the coast before he became a famous South Seas explorer. DAY 5 Today it’s all about the Vikings. Just over 1,000 years ago, the first European settlement was built in North America, a place now called L’Anse aux Meadows – both a National Historic Site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reconstructed sod huts ‘inhabited’ by costumed interpreters help bring this historical place back to life. Next, drive to Conche on the east side of the peninsula where the French Shore Interpretation Centre houses an incredible 222-foot tapestry depicting the history of the area. DAY 6 Hop on a tour boat in St. Anthony and start your day by watching frolicking whales and majestic 10,000year-old icebergs. Gaze on as these larger-than-life spectacles put on a show. When you’re back on dry land, be sure to drop by the Grenfell Historic Properties and discover how Dr. Grenfell brought modern medical care to remote coastal communities more than a century ago.

A Road Trip South DAY 7 About a half an hour south of Deer Lake, the city of Corner Brook overlooks

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the scenic inner Bay of Islands. Take the day to road trip along the north and south shores looking for adventures –  of which there are many. Go for a bike ride and take in the view, get your heart pumping on a zipline, or put on your explorer cap in the underground caves. In the evening, eat a home-cooked meal while taking in local entertainment. DAY 8 Almost an hour south of Corner Brook is the Port au Port Peninsula. It’s here, in southwestern Newfoundland, that many French-speaking Newfoundlanders call home. Explore the unique culture of the region and be sure to try a slice of traditional French baked bread slathered in local jam. With all the French bread ovens scattered along the coast, you won’t be short of opportunities to do so.


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In the evening, catch a show at the Stephenville Theatre Festival – a treat for all performance enthusiasts. DAY 9 Venture south for a ride along Routes 404 or 405, where expansive meadows scattered with trails border the edges of the coast – perfect for walking, biking, or riding an ATV. Next stop is the gorgeous farmland of the Codroy Valley,

where the surrounding wetlands are internationally recognized as an integral spot for migrating birds. Then it’s on to Port aux Basques where the mountains meet the sea, and then to Rose Blanche where a magnificent granite lighthouse stands guard. Built in 1871 from a nearby quarry, this historic site is a must-see for all lighthouse lovers.

Scenic Side Trip If you have a few extra days, visit Newfoundland’s south coast and take a trip to Burgeo. Start out on Route 480 and travel through the pristine boreal forest. Then turn south where the land is otherworldly in appearance, swimming with glacial erratics and shallow ponds. After two hours on this breathtaking drive, you’ll arrive in a small seaside town bordered by the Sandbanks Provincial Park. Walk along the four sandy beaches and take in the fresh sea air while the mist from the ocean delicately sprinkles your face. Then, take a short ferry ride to Ramea Island for a truly authentic outport experience. Don’t be surprised if you leave with a few new stories, and a few more friends. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Best kept secrets With so many things to see and do, sometimes having the inside scoop makes all the difference. Best kept secrets is a collection of hidden gems and local favourites that highlights some of the best dining, shopping, nightlife, and outdoor adventures on the west coast. Feel free to stick to what you like, sample a bit of everything, or dive into something completely new – the choice is yours.

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Unforgettable Festivals and Events • Anne Harvey Days, Isle aux Morts (p. 109) • Codroy Valley Folk Festival, Upper Ferry (p. 109) • Corner Brook Day, Corner Brook (p. 109) • Bonne Bay Regatta, Bonne Bay (p. 109) • The Iceberg Festival, St. Anthony (p. 108)

Local Cuisine Hot Spots • The Daily Catch, St. Lunaire-Griquet • Madolyn’s Tea Room, Rose Blanche • Justin Thyme Bean & Bistro, Norris Point • The Lookout, Quality Inn, Corner Brook • The Old Loft Restaurant, Woody Point

An Excuse to Stay Indoors • French Shore Interpretation Centre, Conche (p. 105) • Trout River Interpretation Centre & Jacob A. Crocker House, Trout River (p. 99, 98) • Jenniex House, Norris Point (p. 100) • Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Church, Museum & Tea Room, Port au Port West (p. 92) • Newfoundland Insectarium, Reidville (p. 97)

Shop West • Aunt Maggie’s Homespun, Woody Point (p. 113) • MALA on Broadway, Corner Brook (p. 112) • Hairyman’s Safe Haven Café & Craft Shop, Isle aux Morts (p. 112) • French Rooms Cultural Centre Craft Shop, Port au Choix (p. 102) • GNP Crafts, Shoal Cove East (p. 115)

Evening Energy • Scott’s Cove Park, Port aux Basques (p. 89) • Passing the Time in Trout River, Trout River (p. 110) • Stephenville Theatre Festival, Stephenville (p. 109) • Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Cow Head (p. 107) • Great Viking Feast, St. Anthony (p. 107)

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Unique Hot Spots • Underground Salmon Pool, Main Brook (p. 105) • Blanche Brook Fossil Site, Stephenville (p. 91) • Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Rose Blanche (p. 89) • Railway Society of Newfoundland Site, Corner Brook (p. 94) • Broom Point Fishing Premises, Gros Morne National Park (p. 101)

Outdoor Adventures • Horseback Riding, Cache Rapids Stable, Reidville (p. 97) • Tuckamore Wilderness Tours, Main Brook (p. 105) • BonTours Backcountry Hiking Adventures, Gros Morne National Park (p. 99) • Shudamunks Adventures, Port aux Basques (p. 89) • Boat Tours, Crystal Waters & True North, Curling & Cox’s Cove (p. 94, 95)

Gros Morne Waterfall You can reach the 500-foot-high Overfalls in Gros Morne National Park via Zodiac across Trout River Pond and then by hiking a moderate 5 kilometres (2–3 hours) on the International Appalachian Trail. This is a backcountry trail with minimal development. Ask for a map at the Discovery Centre.

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Hot Spots For History Buffs • Roy Whalen Museum, Deer Lake (p. 97) • K’taqmkuk Mi’kmaq Museum, Bay St. George (p. 90) • Nurse Bennett Heritage House, Daniel’s Harbour (p. 102) • Henry N. Payne Museum, Cow Head (p. 101) • Stanley Ford Properties, Jackson’s Arm (p. 106)

Picture Perfect • Fishing Point, St. Anthony (p. 104) • Captain James Cook Historic Site, Corner Brook (p. 93) • Park-Boutte du Cap, Cape St. George (p. 93) • Woody Point Waterfront & Heritage District, Woody Point (p. 98) • Shallow Bay Beach, Cow Head (p. 101)

Adventures on Foot • Caving, Cycle Solutions, Corner Brook (p. 93) • Burnt Hills Trail, Norris Point (p. 100) • Cedar Cove Hiking Trail, Lark Harbour (p. 95) • Barr’d Island Trail, Englee (p. 106) • Birdwatching on the Wetlands Trail, Codroy Valley (p. 90)

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Explore life on the edge – let us be your guide. The southwest coast of Newfoundland is a vibrant mix of wilderness, culture, tradition, and history that shapes the coastline and ensures both visitors and locals an unforgettable experience. The region is the key entry point for the Marine Atlantic ferry. Visit the unique and accessible wetlands in Codroy Valley and Stephenville Crossing, appealing to birdwatchers of all interests. Cast your line in one of our seven salmon rivers, all within one-hour driving distance. Rent or bring your own ATV and enjoy a guided tour of our coastline, or a wilderness adventure. We have charming lighthouses, captivating fishing villages, rocky shorelines, and kilometres of mountains. Let us guide you on your natural and cultural experience of the southwest coast. Enjoy traditional cuisine and relax in our hotels, cottages, and lodges, or camp in one of the many RV campgrounds.

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Adventure awaits in Corner Brook and the Humber Valley. Nestled along the Bay of Islands, Corner Brook is a haven for outdoor adventures. Many of the city’s green spaces are connected by the Corner Brook Stream Trail (cbstream.com), where you can walk, hike, and even snowshoe during the winter months. Visit stunning Marble Mountain Resort (skimarble.com), only minutes outside the city. This four-season facility boasts world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding. During summer, relax on the deck and enjoy a delicious BBQ or try ziplining over Humber Valley with Marble Zip Tours. The Humber Valley region is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with salmon fishing, caving, kayaking, rafting, and cycling. Challenge yourself at the award-winning 18-hole championship River Course, and then stop by the Eagle’s Perch Clubhouse for delicious food, drinks, and live music (humbervalley.com). Uncover the mysteries of the enchanting world of bugs with a visit to the butterfly pavilion at the Newfoundland Insectarium in Reidville (nlinsectarium.com), rated the #1 indoor attraction in Newfoundland and Labrador on TripAdvisor in 2014.

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Experience the people and the magic of Gros Morne. From coastal culture to mountain adventure – the vacation experience of a lifetime awaits you in the Gros Morne National Park area. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, your senses and soul will come alive. Explore a beautiful and diverse landscape of mountains and meadows, forests and fjords, sand and surf. Let our communities welcome you with a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Take your seat for the best in cultural entertainment this province has to offer. The area hosts a number of lively festivals in theatre, traditional music, storytelling, literature, and classical music – all of which have been rated among the best of their kind in Canada. visitgrosmorne.ca parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne

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Your saga awaits in the land of the Vikings. North of Gros Morne lies the land of the Vikings, where these legendary explorers lived a thousand years ago. Your journey along the Viking Trail to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse aux Meadows is a soul-restoring coastal drive, with mountains to your right and the ocean to your left (vikingtrail.org). Along the way, chat with local fishers as they carry on a centuries-old lifestyle. The National Historic Site at Port au Choix tells the story of cultures from ancient times to today’s Newfoundlanders that have all lived off the sea’s riches. With the longest iceberg season in Newfoundland, the area hosts these 10,000-yearold giants well into the summer. Charge your camera and explore by boat, by Zodiac, or by land. Your heart will skip at the sight of a breaching humpback, but just wait until you’re sprayed by orcas playing in the boat’s wake.

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Sea Echo Motel Port au Choix (709) 861-3777 seaechomotel.ca

Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites St. Anthony (888) 450-8398 grenfellheritagehotel.ca Haven Inn, St. Anthony (877) 428-3646 haveninn.ca Mayflower Inn, Roddickton (866) 218-4400 mayfloweradventures.com Bennett Lodge, Daniel’s Harbour (709) 898-2211 bennettlodge.com

Torrent River Inn Hawke’s Bay (800) 563-8811 torrentriverinn.ca Tuckamore Lodge Main Brook (888) 865-6361 tuckamorelodge.com Viking Village B&B L’Anse aux Meadows (877) 858-2238 vikingvillage.ca

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Granite Coast Drive Travel the rugged coast, laden with history and lore, from Basque whalers to present day, 45 km one-way. South Coast Adventure Tiny isolated villages, some without streets, where time is caught in the past.

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Codroy Valley International Wetlands By car or by foot, one of the best birdwatching trails anywhere, 40 km one-way. Three Rivers/Sandy Point Lookout Great salmon fishing and an incredible view of St. George’s Bay, 61 km one-way. Caribou Trail Your pathway to the interior, and to the dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park at Burgeo, 148 km one-way. French Ancestors Route/La Route des Ancêtres Français Where the province’s French heritage still lives, in name and in spirit, 161 km one-way.

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Captain Cook’s Trail harbour See where one of the world’s best known explorers learned his trade, 53 km one-way. Admiral Palliser’s Trail Scenery and history combined in this drive along the north shore of Humber Arm, 40 km one-way.

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Humber Valley Salmon fishing in summer; skiing in winter. It’s an adventurer’s paradise, 51 km one-way.

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Western scenic driving routes Stretching from the ferry port of Channel-Port aux Basques to the Viking site at L’Anse aux Meadows, the west coast of the Island of Newfoundland offers travellers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences. Don’t miss the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as glacier-carved fjords, hiking trails, ancient aboriginal sites, national and provincial parks, beaches, sand dunes, theatre festivals, museums, and cultural events.

Granite Coast Drive 45 km Off the ferry in Port aux Basques, explore this old port and the nearby areas. The Railway Heritage Museum in Channel-Port aux Basques houses two rare 17th-century astrolabes recovered from nearby shipwrecks by a local diver. The Basques were followed by the French, hence the town’s French name. Less than an hour east along this rugged coast on Route 470 is Rose Blanche Lighthouse, built from stone quarried nearby. The 19th-century granite lighthouse, now restored, overlooks the resting places of an untold number of shipwrecks. From Rose Blanche, take a 2½-hour coastal boat ride to the remote village of La Poile for a taste of the past. Rose Blanche Lighthouse

South Coast Adventure From Hermitage on Route 364 you can take a coastal boat westward to Gaultois, where the local inn stages shed parties. Next, head to McCallum, where boardwalks take the place of roads. Once a week another coastal boat goes west from McCallum to Francois and Grey River, from which you can

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get a ferry to Ramea and Burgeo in southwestern Newfoundland. Codroy Valley

Codroy Valley International Wetlands 40 km Just a 15-minute drive north of Channel-Port aux Basques on Route 1 you’ll find Grand Bay West and J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park – two nesting sites of the endangered piping plover, a native shore bird. Please pay close attention to the exclusion signs that mark their territory. Southwest Newfoundland is an excellent birding location. Not only is it on the flyway of many migrating species, but the area’s beaches, marshes, and tidal estuaries – the Codroy Valley International Wetlands, accessible via Routes 406 and 407 – provide excellent refuge and food. See the resident breeders in summer, and the migratory birds in spring and fall. This area has some of the island’s best farmland, settled generations ago by Scots who brought with them such famous names as St. Andrew’s, and further north off Routes 404 and 405, Highland and Lockleven. There’s even a neighbourhood called Loch Lomond. The Anguille Mountains just north


Three Rivers/Sandy Point Lookout 61 km Off the main highway and onto Routes 404 and 405 you’ll find some great salmon fishing in streams like the Crabbes and Robinsons Rivers. The sandy trails that edge coastal meadows in the quiet communities provide fine lookouts over Bay St. George south. Excellent fishing can also be found further north on Route 403 at Flat Bay Brook, where there’s an expansive view of Bay St. George.

French Ancestors Route/ La Route des Ancêtres Français 161 km Newfoundland gained full control over the west coast only in 1904. For centuries before that, it was known locally as the French Shore because France had exclusive fishing rights there. Today, many French place names remain, and the Stephenville-Port au Port Peninsula area remains the hub of French Newfoundland culture. To reach it, take Route 460 or 490. Stephenville, once known for its American air base, is now home to the lively Stephenville Theatre Festival. Catch everything from Broadway musicals and cabarets to local comedies. Out on the Port au Port Peninsula, drop by a francophone folk festival and hear tunes passed down from generation to generation.

Caribou Trail 148 km Back on Route 1, the next major attraction is Barachois Pond Provincial Park. The largest park in the provincial system, it has excellent outdoor recreation facilities and a large campground. For a complete change of scenery, you can leave the coast and drive through the interior along Route 480. The aptly named Caribou Trail snakes first through thick forests and then heads south across boulder-strewn barrens to Burgeo and stunning Sandbanks Provincial Park. There are four beautiful sandy beaches in the park, and the area is popular with sea kayakers. From here you can take the small ferry to nearby Ramea, and from there via coastal boats to communities further east along the south coast – Grey River, Francois, Gaultois, and Hermitage.

Captain Cook’s Trail 53 km Yes, it’s the Captain James Cook. Before he became a famous South Seas explorer, Cook refined his surveying and cartographic skills along the coast of Newfoundland in the 1760s. His charts of the Bay of Islands are – remarkably – still accurate enough to be used today. A statue in his honour overlooks the bay from Corner Brook. Copies of some of his charts of the area are on display here. This west coast city is renowned for its world-class salmon river – the Humber. Every February, Corner Brook hosts one of the biggest winter carnivals in eastern Canada, centred on Marble Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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of the Codroy Valley and west of Route 1 are famed for their winds. When the trains ran through here, the railway employed Lauchie McDougal to warn of high winds from Table Mountain. Those 160-kilometre-per-hour gusts could blow a train from the narrow gauge tracks. Today, both Lauchie and the railway are gone, and truckers rely on CB radios and cell phones to find out when the wind is up.


Mountain ski resort, just five minutes east on Route 1. The scenic drive along the south shore of the Bay of Islands on Route 450 to Lark Harbour is a treat for the eyes.

Admiral Palliser’s Trail 40 km Sir Hugh Palliser was a governor of Newfoundland in the 18th century, and the man who sent Captain Cook to survey the west coast. The highway named after him, along the north shore of the Bay of Islands, Route 440, takes visitors into an area great for hiking and birdwatching. Humber Valley

Humber Valley 51 km Marble Mountain in Steady Brook just outside Corner Brook gets an average of 16 feet of snow every winter, and is one of the best ski hills in eastern Canada. There’s a lodge and accommodations at the base of the hill. Past Marble Mountain, the main highway runs through the Humber Valley, which hosts the Deer Lake Strawberry Festival each summer. Here, the forest dominates the landscape. Check out some of the trails, and of course don’t forget the fishing.

Viking Trail 526 km Turn off Route 1 onto Route 430 at Deer Lake and get ready for Gros Morne National Park, one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the Viking Trail. Mere words cannot paint the picture that is Gros Morne. This is one of those rare places that

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reaches right into your soul. It was here geologists discovered that the ancient North American trilobite fossils of the area differed from those in eastern Newfoundland, which matched ones found in Spain and North Africa, helping prove the theory of continental drift. Plus there’s the Tablelands, a mesa-like formation of rock usually found only deep in the earth but here pushed to the surface by tectonic forces. Take a hike among these unusual rocks and maybe meet a moose. Further north is Western Brook Pond, which is a remarkable misnomer for this gigantic, glacier-carved fjord with sides 2,000 feet high. Explore the fjord as part of a boat tour, or take a cruise along the coast to see the mountains from a different vantage point. There are 100 kilometres of trails in the park, plus migrating caribou, Arctic alpine plants, and other natural wonders. And, unlike most national parks, this one has pockets of civilization: the towns and villages in and around the park provide services and accommodations along with a lively arts community. Plenty of annual festivals celebrate theatre, writing, and music, and the region is home to talented visual artists. The communities along this stretch of coast lie between the mountains and the sea. Over the millennia, cultures have come and gone, but a constant to all has been a dependence on the sea. That was true for the Maritime Archaic and Dorset peoples who lived in the Port au Choix area long before Europeans arrived. Here, a National Historic Site tells their stories, and nearby a recent dig has uncovered a village and brought new insights to light. You can reach Port au Choix via Route 430-28 from Port Saunders. The Basques, the French, and the English have fished along these shores for almost five centuries. Lobster is king along this shore – you’ll see


to northern Newfoundland and the remote communities of coastal Labrador beginning in the 1890s. His work lives on, and his story is told at the Grenfell Historic Properties in St. Anthony. L’Anse aux Meadows

Grenfell Drive 171 km The handful of communities on the east coast of the peninsula were once French summer fishing stations, which makes this another section of the old French Shore. Take Route 432 south from St. Anthony airport to Roddickton where an underground salmon pool marks an unusual salmon migration route. East on Route 434, the French Shore Interpretation Centre in Conche houses the French Shore Tapestry, a 222-footlong embroidery, done in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry by local women, that tells the history of the French Shore from prehistoric times to the present century. Nearby Crouse, resettled in the 1960s, is a favourite destination of hikers.

Main River Run 74 km The final portion of the west coast is the southeastern side of the Great Northern Peninsula in White Bay. You can reach it from Route 1 via Route 420. One of the highlights is the Main River, a surging 57 kilometres that will test even the most experienced whitewater paddler. The kilometre reference for each trail is one-way, including all side roads.

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hundreds of pots stacked in many places. The Viking Trail is also a jumping off point for a visit to southern Labrador. A ferry from St. Barbe lands at Blanc Sablon, Québec, right on the border with Labrador. See the Labrador section of this guide for information on The Big Land. You are now near the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. On Route 436 you’ll find our second UNESCO World Heritage Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. It was here 1,000 years ago – and 500 years before Columbus, Cabot, and Corte-Real – that Greenlanders and Icelanders led by Leif Erickson founded the first European settlement in North America. You can explore the site, meet costumed Viking interpreters, and put yourself right in the place where Leif Erickson stood. L’Anse aux Meadows was, and still is, a tiny fishing village when explorer Helge Ingstad came looking for Vinland in 1960. George Decker, a local fisherman, showed him what the residents thought was an aboriginal campsite. It was that, all right, but also an 11th-century Viking settlement. Over the next few years, Ingstad, his archaeologist wife Anne Stine Ingstad, and Parks Canada uncovered the remains of several Viking houses, a forge, and other buildings. A few significant artifacts were found that proved the Vikings were here five centuries before any other Europeans arrived on this continent. An amazing achievement. This northern portion of the Great Northern Peninsula has Newfoundland’s longest iceberg-watching season, and is a good place to see whales late into the summer. And the best way to see both is from one of the tour boats that operate in this area. The Viking Trail continues on to St. Anthony, where another visitor had quite a different impact. Dr. Wilfred Grenfell brought modern medicine


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Barachois Pond Provincial Park P6 1 84 90 Bay of Islands F10 450 94 Bellburns G8 430 102 Benoit’s Cove M6 450 94 110 Bide Arm E12 433 88 106 Big Bonne Bay Pond L8 430 73 Bird Cove D10 430 103 109 Black Duck Brook N4 463 92 110 Blow Me Down Provincial Park M5 450 85 95 Burgeo T8 480 67–68 84 91 Cape Anguille R2 406 66 Cape Ray S2 408 90 Cape St. George P3 460 68 93 Cartyville Q4 404 67 Codroy R2 406 66 90 107 Conche E13 434 105-106 Cormack L8 422 72 85 97 Corner Brook N7 1 68-70 85 93–94 107, 108, 112 110 Cow Head I7 430 78-79 87 101 107, 109, 111 Cox’s Cove M6 440 95 Curling M7 450 94 Daniel’s Harbour H8 430 79 102 Deer Lake L8 1 71–72 85 96-97 108, 109 113 Doyles S3 406 66 84 90 112 Eddies Cove B11 430 103 Englee E12 433 106 Flower’s Cove C11 430 80 103 Gillams M6 440 112 Glenburnie K7 431 74 113 Grand Bay West T3 1 89 Green Point J7 430 87 100 Griquet B14 436 81 115 Gros Morne National Park IJKL6789 430, 431 86–87 Gunner’s Cove B14 436 81 Hawke’s Bay F9 430 80 87 102 Hay Cove, L’Anse aux Meadows A14 436 82 Howley M9 401 85 Humber Valley Resort M8 1 71 96 Isle aux Morts T3 470 65 89 109 112 Jackson’s Arm I10 420 106 J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park S2 1 84 90 King George IV Ecological Res Q7 480 91 Kippens O5 460 84

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Port aux Basques, Route 1 (T3) HOTEL PORT AUX BASQUES ccc½ (H/M) 32FT 49 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Grand Bay Road T: (709) 695 2171 F: (709) 695 2250 TF: (877) 695 2171 E: info@hotelpab.com W: hotelpab.com Description: Overlooking beautiful Grand Bay with a spectacular view of majestic mountains and ocean. Amenities: 3 km from ferry, 32” flat screen TVs, 100% smoke-free and pet-free, fridge and microwave upon request, quiet airconditioned rooms, housekeeping units and suite with Jacuzzi, family restaurant with healthy choices and wild game menu, lounge, free wi-fi, private bath, laundry, near Tim Hortons and Railway Heritage Museum, walking trail, sandy beaches, pool, fitness centre, shopping, library, hospital, fast food outlets. $$: Rooms $94.99–$129.00, suites $119.99–179.99, family rate $109.99. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. RADIO STATION B&B ccc½ (TH) 3F 4 Rooms, May 1–Sep 15 Loc: 100 Caribou Road T: (709) 695 2906 / 660 1364 F: (709) 695 2906 E: jggillam@hotmail.com Description: Ferry to North Sydney is 3 minutes away. Full view of harbour. Amenities: 2 rooms with queen-size beds/ensuite bathrooms, 1 room with double bed/ensuite, family room sleeps 4 and has own bathroom. Kitchen available. Sunroom and living room. Walking trails to view all of Port aux Basques. Close to restaurants and downtown for Scott’s Cove entertainment. Tea and coffee anytime. Ceiling fans, laundry, internet. $$: $89–$140. CC: MC, V. RIGHT OFF ‘DA BOAT B&B ccc (B) 3F 3 Rooms, 1 efficiency unit, May 1–Sep 15 Loc: 3 Dennis Road T: (709) 695 2906 / 660 1364 F: (709) 695 2906 E: jgillam@hotmail.com Description: Comfortable home, kitchen available, large sitting room. Amenities: 2 ensuite rooms with queen-size beds, 1 room with queen-size bed and 1 shared full bathroom, large living room and dining room, full kitchen, close to walking trails, 5 minutes outside Port aux Basques. $$: $89–$140. CC: MC, V. SHARK COVE SUITES ccc (A) -F 8 Housekeeping suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 16 Currie Avenue T: (709) 695 3831 / 6396 F: (709) 695 3831 E: richardparsons@hotmail. ca Description: Modern spacious 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites, located in quiet residential area, 2.5 km from NL/NS ferry. Amenities: Cable TV/VCR, full-size fridge, microwave, cooking

utensils/cutlery/dishware, queen and double beds in 2-bedroom suites, iron, BBQ, laundry, convenience store, restaurant, art gallery, dinner theatre. $$: $75–$95, weekly/monthly/ off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V. ST. CHRISTOPHER’S HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 3-2FT

83 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 146 Caribou Road T: (709) 695 3500 / 7034 F: (709) 695 9841 TF: (800) 563 4779 E: spittman@stchrishotel.com W: stchrishotel.com BL: stchristophershotel. wordpress.com Description: Situated atop a hill, with a panoramic view of the ocean. Next to ferry. Amenities: Quiet air-conditioned rooms, suites, and housekeeping units. Wi-fi and wired internet. Lounge, dining room with A Taste of Newfoundland menu, private dining, fitness room, laundry, private bath, cable TV, swimming pool/shopping mall nearby. Get our mobile App at iTunes and Google Play store for free and take advantage of discount offers. Electric car charger. $$: Rooms $106.99–$156.99, suites $129.99–$189.99. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. Isle aux Morts, Route 470 (T3) LILLINGTON’S HOUSEKEEPING UNITS ccc (C) F 4 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 24 Route 470 T: (709) 698 3889 E: brlillington@gmail.com Description: Ferry 20 minutes away, walking distance to Harvey Trail, and 25 minutes to lighthouse. Amenities: Full bathroom and shower, cable TV, phone, double bed, pullout sofa bed in living room, full kitchen, spacious porch, cooking utensils, dishes, silverware, laundry. $$: Double $65, extra person $5, children free. CC: MC, V. Rose Blanche, Route 470 (T4) LIGHTKEEPER’S INN B&B ccc½ (TH) 4 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 75 Water Bottom Road T: (709) 956 2052 / 2141 F: (709) 956 2211 E: rblighthouse@nf. aibn.com W: roseblanchelighthouse.ca Description: A newly renovated saltbox-style home at Rose Blanche Lighthouse. A quiet, relaxed place to enjoy the ocean, rugged scenery, hiking trails, flora, and local history. Amenities: Large patio with harbour view, double bed and private washroom/shower, fans, self-catered continental breakfast, daily pass to the Rose Blanche Lighthouse and Fisherman’s Museum, non-smoking, fully-equipped communal kitchen, BBQ, lounge with TV/phone, gift shop, picnic area, no pets, wi-fi, laundry (extra). $$: Single $65, double $85. CC: MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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ROSE SEA B&B ccc½ (B) 4 5 Rooms, May 20–Oct 15 Loc: 22 & 24 Tunnel Road T: (709) 956 2872 Off-Season T: (613) 687 6182 E: lsawford@nrtco.net W: roseblanche. ca Description: Gracious renovated outport house and studio with 2 large decks, right on the harbour. Amenities: All rooms 2 twin beds, 1 room with ensuite, 2 rooms with toilet and sink, full served breakfast, ample parking, evening meals with advance notice, 35 minutes from ferry, TV, BBQ, wi-fi. $$: $90–$110, extra person $15, extra full breakfast $8. Weekly rentals available. CC: MC, V. Doyles, Route 406 (S3) CODROY VALLEY COTTAGE COUNTRY ccc½ (C) 3FY 9 Housekeeping units, May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 406 T: (709) 955 2720 TF: (877) 655 2720 E: cottagecountry@nf.aibn.com W: cvccl.com Description: Fully-equipped 1- and 2-bedroom cottages just 30 minutes from the ferry. Amenities: Private decks, access to beach area on the Grand Codroy River, playground, laundry, satellite TV, wi-fi, complimentary coffee/tea, BBQ, fishing, birding, hiking/walking trails, golfing, and many natural beaches. $$: Double $95–$105, extra person $10, child (10 and under) free (up to a family of 4). CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. MOUNTAINSIDE VACATION HOME ccc½ (VH) F 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 694 1901 / 955 2460 F: (709) 955 2030 E: cecilsheaves@hotmail.com Description: Spacious 3-bedroom vacation home with private patio and picturesque view of the Table Mountains. Amenities: Large private patio, laundry, dishwasher, BBQ, satellite TV, highspeed internet, non-smoking, no pets, great salmon fishing, sandy beaches, birdwatching sanctuary, golf course, hiking trails. $$: 2 bedrooms $125, 3 bedrooms $150. CC: AE, MC, V. Upper Ferry, Route 406 (S3) MARTIN’S CABINS cc½ (C) 3F 8 Cottages, May 3–Nov 30 Loc: Route 406 T: (709) 955 2673 / 3390 F: (709) 955 3390 TF: (877) 655 2673 E: martinscabins@nf.aibn. com Description: On Grand Codroy River, 30 minutes from ferry, overlooking bird sanctuary. Codroy Valley Vacations partner. Amenities: Birdwatching, fishing nearby, golf nearby, hiking, playground, coffee shop, satellite TV, wi-fi, fax, and computer. $$: $60–$99, weekly and offseason rates. CC: AE, MC, V.

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Millville, Route 406 (S2) MAJESTIC VIEW COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 3F 3 Cottages, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: Route 406 T: (709) 955 2937 / 695 8990 F: (709) 955 2936 E: blanchedowney@hotmail.com W: freewebs. com/majesticviewcottages Description: You can have it all–peace, tranquility, beauty, and comfort. Amenities: Play area, BBQs, firepits, laundromat nearby, wi-fi, complimentary coffee/tea, walking distance to general store and beach. $$: $99–$119, extra person $10, child (10 and under) free, senior discount (65 and over) if 2+ nights. CC: MC, V. Codroy, Route 406 (R2) MACLELLAN INN cccc (B) 36 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Great Codroy T: (709) 955 2535 / 2492 F: (709) 955 2581 TF: (866) 955 2535 E: gerald.parsons@nf.aibn.com W: maclellaninn.com Description: A relaxing retreat within the tranquil and beautiful atmosphere of the scenic Codroy Valley. Amenities: Queen beds, private washrooms, satellite TV, coffee/tea, full breakfast, non-smoking, living room with piano/fireplace, birdwatching, patios, hiking, near Na Creige Golf Course, free wi-fi. $$: $99– $125, call for off-season. CC: MC, V. Cape Anguille, Route 406 (R2) CAPE ANGUILLE LIGHTHOUSE INN cccc (B) 57 6 Rooms, May 1–Sep 30 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 634 2285 F: (709) 639 1592 TF: (877) 254 6586 E: info@linkumtours.com W: linkumtours.com/ site/inns.htm Description: Restored home of lightkeeper with rare birds, history, and serenity. Beautiful location for seaside strolls. Amenities: Gentle walking along beaches or more strenuous hiking on rolling hills. Ocean sunsets. Near a wetlands reserve which offers some of the province’s best birdwatching (a list is available on our website). Beautiful home, private bath, breakfast, silence, golfing, operational lighthouse. $$: $100–$120. CC: V, MC. South Branch, Route 1 (R3) SOONER BE COTTAGE cc½ (C) 3F1 Cabin, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 8 Main Street T: (709) 695 1582 E: tf_brake@hotmail.com Description: Cozy log cabin boasting 20’x20’ enclosed patio with BBQ. Fully-equipped kitchen. Satellite TV, wi-fi. Located next to the Trans-Canada Trail. Amenities: Firepit, shower, near Grand Codroy River, which is great for salmon fishing and swimming. $$: $100–$150. CC: e-Transfer.


Cartyville, Route 404 (Q4) RIVERWOOD COTTAGES / HOUSE ccc½ (C/TH) 4 Cottages, 1 room, May 24–Sep 30 Loc: Route 404 T: (709) 645 2376 / 2353 F: (709) 645 2353 E: lharnum@eastlink.ca W: riverwoodcottages.ca Description: Situated between 2 salmon rivers overlooking Robinson’s River, flower garden, beautiful beaches, walking trails. Amenities: Bath/shower, wi-fi, cable TV, BBQ, licenced guide salmon/trout fishing, near T’Railway, campfire pots, twig furniture making, fully equipped. $$: Cottages: 1 bedroom $90, 2 bedrooms $100, 4 bedrooms $130, extra person $10, child (under 12) free. Room: single $65, double $70. CC: MC, V. Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) PIRATE’S HAVEN CHALETS & ADVENTURES cccc (C) 32F3 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 645 2169 / 649 0601 E: paulandruth@ nf.sympatico.ca W: pirateshavenadventures. com Description: Serene setting with adventure, ATV/SBS tours, salmon fishing, hot tub, and sauna. Amenities: Wilderness and ocean view trails for hiking, satellite, phone, fireplace, BBQ, laundry, fully-licenced restaurant, convenience store, kids’ playground, outdoor pool, exercise room, wi-fi. An ideal setting for families, romantic getaways, or group gatherings. Fishing and ATV packages available. $$: $179, weekly/ monthly packages and combined packages for anglers/ATVers. CC: AE, MC, V. SUNNYHOLLOW COTTAGE ccc½ (C) 1 Cottage, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 454 Robinsons Access Road T: (709) 645 3916 / 2029 TF: (855) 645 3916 E: natasha_boyd@eastlink.ca W: sunnyhollowcottage.ca Description: Private, quiet, fully-equipped 2-bedroom cottage. Cozy home away from home. Near scheduled salmon river. Amenities: Laundry, BBQ, satellite TV, firepit, horseshoe pitch, phone, non-smoking, fishing/hunting in season (licenced guides

available), nature and birdwatching. $$: $109– $129, weekly and monthly rates. CC: MC, V. Robinsons Junction, Route 1 (P5) MIDWAY MOTEL cc½ (H/M) F 9 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 645 2650 / 649 5357 E: diane.macdonald2010@ hotmail.com Description: We offer clean, comfor table surroundings, a friendly atmosphere. Located in hunting and salmon fishing areas. Amenities: Coffee shop, cocktail lounge, in-room coffee, private bath/shower, hair dryer, phone, satellite TV in all rooms, all rooms non-smoking, local home-knit goods, 110 km from Port aux Basques ferry, DRL bus stop, small walking trail to Robinson’s River, wi-fi. $$: Single $70, double $75, extra person $10, taxes included. CC: MC, V. St. Teresa, Route 403 (P5) OCEANSIDE B&B ccc (B) F 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 403 T: (709) 647 3137 / 649 7359 E: oceansidebb@hotmail. com Description: Single-storey ranch-style house. Quiet serene setting, 500 metres from seashore, sun porch, TV lounge. Amenities: Two 2-room suites with private bath, double room and adjacent single room with bath, 30 km of beach, hiking trails/ski trails/fishing nearby (lake and stream), berry picking in season, hot meals on request, full breakfast included, satellite TV, suites have attached sun decks. $$: Single $50, double $60, family suite with private bath $75, 2-room suite with private bath $80, weekend and weekly specials. CC: e-Transfer. St. George’s, Route 461 (P5) THE PALACE INN cccc (B) 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 24 Loc: 2 School Road T: (709) 647 1377 TF: (877) 999 1377 E: thepalaceinn@gmail.com W: thepalaceinn. ca Description: A 1904 residence, restored to its early charm, with antiques. Updated with modern luxurious amenities. Amenities: Queen beds in 2 suites, separate sitting rooms and Jacuzzis, 5 other rooms with ensuite baths, full complimentary breakfast, wi-fi, phone, TV/ VCR, laundry, home-cooked meals on request, spectacular view of historical Sandy Point and St. George’s Bay. $$: Suites $150, rooms $105. CC: MC, V. Burgeo, Route 480 (T8) BURGEO HAVEN “INN ON THE SEA” B&B ccc½ (B) 42 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31, Sep 3–May 15 by appointment Loc: 111 Reach Road T/F: (709) 886 2544 TF: (888) 603 0273 E: burgeohaven@yahoo. com W: burgeohaven.com Description: Hub Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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St. David’s, Route 405 (Q4) MAIDSTONE INN cccc (B) 4 4 Rooms, Jun 10–Oct 20 Loc: 760 Maidstone Road T: (709) 645 2671 / (647) 456 2718 OffSeason T: (905) 916 2834 E: maidstoneinn@ sympatico.ca W: bbcanada.com/7929.html Description: Lovely country home in park-like setting. Ocean frontage, beautiful gardens, all amenities, ample parking. Full breakfast included. Amenities: 3 rooms with ensuite bath, 1 room with bathroom in hall. Fireplace and flat screen TV in rooms. Wi-fi, laundry, ample parking, BBQ. $$: $95–$100. CC: MC, V.


of the coast. Spacious historic merchant home on the waterfront. Ideal for groups. Amenities: Near sandy beaches, hiking trails, restaurants, smoke-free/pet-free, living room with fireplace, large sunroom/dining area overlooking the ocean, complimentary cooked/continental breakfast, internet, fax, backyard with wharf/ floating dock, kayak tours, rentals, cod fishing in season. $$: $100–$120, suite $110–$120, extra person $10, 1st child (under 12) free. CC: V, AE. GILLETT’S MOTEL ccc (H/M) 3-2 9 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Inspiration Road T: (709) 886 1284 F: (709) 886 3304 TF: (888) 333 1284 E: info@gillettsmotel.ca W: gillettsmotel.ca Description: Clean, modern, friendly facilities in historical, coastal fishing community, minutes from picturesque Sandbanks. Amenities: Near ferry, private bath/shower, phone, cable TV with free movie channel, wi-fi, licenced dining room specializing in fresh seafood. $$: $99+, child (under 12) free. CC: MC, V. Stephenville, Route 460 (O5) DAYS INN ccc½ (H/M) 2F 47 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Campbell Avenue T: (709) 643 6666 F: (709) 643 3900 TF: (800) 329 7466 E: daysinn.sville@nf.aibn. com W: daysinnstephenville.com Description: Stephenville’s finest hotel, centrally located, connected to shopping plaza. 100% nonsmoking. Renovated guest rooms. Amenities: Air conditioning, hair dryer, ironing board, dining room/restaurant, lounge, express checkin/checkout, private bath/shower, TV, phone, free wi-fi, mini fridge. $$: $125–$160, family, CAA, and senior rates. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. DREAMCATCHER LODGE / EFFICIENCY UNITS cc½ (H/M/C) 3-2 9 Rooms, 20 efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 14 Main Street T: (709) 643 6655 F: (709) 643 2504 TF: (888) 373 2668 E: dreamcatcher14@eastlink. ca W: dreamcatcherlodge.ca Description: Nestled in the west end of Main Street, the lodge is quaint and comfortable. Amenities: Lounge, cable TV, smoking and non-smoking rooms, wi-fi, restaurant, vehicle rental discount. $$: Room/units $90–$109. CC: AE, MC, V. HOTEL STEPHENVILLE cc½ (H/M) 2 24 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 19 Oregon Drive T: (709) 643 5176 / 5177 F: (709) 643 5381 E: hotelstephenvillenl@gmail.com W: hotelstephenville.net Description: At airport, next to Arts and Culture Centre, fitness centres, stadium, and College of the North Atlantic. Amenities: Lounge, phone,

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cable TV, bath/shower, fax, non-smoking rooms. $$: Rooms $79–$99, suites $99–$129. CC: AE, DC/E, JCB, MC, V. KEYANO MOTEL / HOUSEKEEPING UNITS ccc (H/M) F 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 186 Hansen Highway T: (709) 643 4600 F: (709) 643 6706 TF: (877) 709 4600 E: keyanomotel@gmail. com Description: 1.2 km to downtown centre, quiet setting by brook, lounge with fireplace, patio, sunroom overlooking brook. Amenities: Ceramic tile washrooms, bath/shower, cable TV, iron/board, hair dryers. Limited internet access. Located within walking distance of 310-millionyear-old fossil find. $$: Single $75, double $80, housekeeping units $90–$100, extra person $12. CC: AE, MC, V. Cape St. George, Route 460 (P3) INN AT THE CAPE ccc½ (B) 349 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1250 Oceanview Drive T: (709) 644 2273 TF: (888) 484 4740 E: innatthecape@hotmail.com W: innatthecape. com Description: Nestled in a grove of fir trees overlooking a whale feeding area with nearby moose and birdwatching. Amenities: Cable TV, ensuite bath/shower, full breakfast and supper in rates, phone, air conditioning, free wi-fi, Netflix, refrigerator. $$: Single $89, double $129, extra person $20. CC: MC, V. Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) BROOKFIELD INN B&B ccc (B) -F 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Brookfield Avenue T/F: (709) 639 3111 TF: (877) 339 3111 E: brookfieldinn@gmail.com Description: Beautiful property nestled in the heart of downtown. Amenities: Non-smoking, kitchen, laundry, TV, private bathrooms, pillow top beds, phone, complimentary self-serve breakfast, wi-fi, fax. Walking distance to golf course, park, walking trails, restaurants, shopping. Private deck surrounded by maple trees. $$: Double $50–$90, extra person $10. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. COMFORT INN ccc½ (H/M) 3278 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 41 Maple Valley Road T: (709) 639 1980 F: (709) 639 1549 TF: (800) 228 5150 E: cn245@whg.com W: cornerbrookcomfortinn.com Description: New contemporary guestrooms. Free wi-fi, 32” flat screen TV, fridges in all rooms, stylish lobby, restaurant. Amenities: Frequent stay program, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, free local calls. $$: $140–$180, senior, corporate, and group rates. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V.


GLYNMILL INN ccc½ (H/M) -572 78 Guestrooms and suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1B Cobb Lane T: (709) 634 5181 F: (709) 634 5106 TF: (800) 563 4400 E: crose@glynmillinn.ca W: steelehotels.com Description: “Unparalleled Ambiance in the Old English Style.” Amenities: Fully air-conditioned, non-smoking hotel, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron/board, pub, dining room, steakhouse, business centre, fitness room, art gallery, internet, cable TV, non-smoking rooms, pet-friendly walking trails, complimentary parking. $$: $123–$245. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. GREENWOOD INN SUITES ccc½ (H/M) 3-2T 102 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 48 West Street T: (709) 634 5381 F: (709) 634 1723 TF: (800) 399 5381 E: peter.antle@whg.com W: greenwoodcornerbrook.com Description: Full-service hotel with knowledgeable staff and modern amenities for business and leisure travel. Amenities: 100% pillow top mattresses and 32” LCD TV with HD channels, downtown location, free wi-fi, executive, family and Jacuzzi suites, iron/board, hair dryer, air conditioning, indoor pool, fitness centre, laundry, lobby computer, guest parking garage, executive floor business lounge, restaurant, room service. $$: $99–$195. CC: AE, MC, V. GRENFELL CAMPUS SUMMER ACCOMMODATIONS ccc (H/U) 4 150 Rooms, May 2–Aug 17 Loc: 20 University Drive T: (709) 637 6255 F: (709) 637 6201 TF: (866) 494 3548 E: conferenceservices@grenfell. mun.ca W: grenfell.mun.ca/conference-services Description: Residence with dorm-style rooms, single bed with built-in drawers, closet, large mirror, and desk/chair in a private and secure bedroom. Amenities: Linens, towels, basic toiletries, breakfast included in single rooms, free parking, local calls, wi-fi, self-catering facilities available with dining area, common lounge, cable TV, electric bicycles for rent, laundry, iron/board, indoor pool, kids’ park nearby. $$: $56–$129. CC: MC, V.

GRENFELL CAMPUS, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND ccc (A) 342 45 Chalet apartments, May 2–Aug 21 Loc: 20 University Drive T: (709) 637 6255 F: (709) 637 6201 TF: 866 494 3548 E: conferenceservices@ grenfell.mun.ca W: grenfell.mun.ca/conferenceser vices Description: Fully-furnished 4-bedroom chalet apartments with kitchen, living room, 1½ bathrooms. Amenities: 4 single beds, cable TV, free local calls, free parking, wi-fi, laundry, near walking trails, shopping, attractions, 24-hour security, minutes from downtown, 1 hour from Gros Morne National Park. $$: $129–$149, weekly and monthly rates. No taxes on monthly rates. CC: MC, V. HILLSIDE HAVEN HOUSEKEEPING UNIT ccc½ (S) 1 Unit, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 43 Hillside Road T: (709) 639 8487 TF: (866) 525 0294 E: rjdavis@nl.rogers. com W: bbcanada.com/hillside Description: Clean, comfortable, self-contained 2-bedroom unit, spectacular view of Bay of Islands. Many conveniences included. Amenities: Fully equipped, non-smoking, private entrance, laundry, BBQ, lawn furniture, cable TV/VCR, wi-fi, parking, phone, complimentary coffee and tea. Skiing, hiking, golfing nearby. Scenic view, 1 hour from national park. $$: $100–$120, extra person $10. CC: MC, V. NUDAWN MANOR ccc½ (A) 34 Apartments, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 60 Gillam’s Road T: (709) 576 1495 Off-Season F: (709) 576 8126 E: regency@bellaliant.net W: nudawnrealty. com Description: Fully-furnished apartments with magnificent view of Corner Brook. Amenities: TV, linens, utensils, dishes, laundry, superintendent. $$: Weekly $475–$575, monthly $1,425–$1,650. CC: MC, V. QUALITY INN ccc (H/M) 55 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 64 Maple Valley Road T: (709) 639 1115 / 8901 F: (709) 639 7567 TF: (800) 563 8600 E: debbie@ qualityinncornerbrook.com W: mamateekinn. ca Description: Overlooking Corner Brook. Fullylicenced restaurant. Amenities: Banquet rooms, free wi-fi. $$: $145–$169. CC: AE, MC, V. RIVER’S END MOTEL ccc (H/M) 9 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Corner of North Shore Highway and Riverside Drive T: (709) 634 4662 / 632 3136 F: (709) 634 8706 E: innkeeper@visittheedge.com W: visittheedge.com Description: Cozy efficiency suites on the Humber River. Amenities: Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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GARDEN HILL INN cccc (B) 2FT 9 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Ford’s Road T: (709) 634 1150 / 785 5182 TF: (888) 634 1150 E: gardenhill@nl.rogers.com W: gardenhillinn. ca Description: Newly renovated property with ensuite rooms, conveniently located near shopping and restaurants. Amenities: Full breakfast, kitchen, non-smoking, TV, phone, fax, wi-fi, private garden/patio, artwork by local artists, close to business areas. $$: Nov–Apr $95, May–Oct $129. CC: MC, V, AE.


All suites with double and single beds, fridge, stove, microwave, cable TV, wi-fi, smokefree, ample parking. $$: Double $76–$100, extra person $10, child (under 12) free, weekly rates. CC: MC, V. STEF’S SUITES ccc½ (S) 2 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 54 North Street T: (709) 634 4609 TF: (877) 301 0300 E: stefsunit@ nl.rogers.com W: stefssuites.ca Description: Clean, comfortable, roomy, fully-furnished. Located minutes from downtown. Private backyard/quiet neighborhood. King and queen beds available. Amenities: BBQ, lawn furniture, full kitchen, non-smoking, phone, cable TV/ VCR, walking trails, skiing, 1 hour to national park, wi-fi. $$: $70–$90, extra person $10. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. York Harbour, Route 450 (M6) CANDLELITE BAY INN cccc½ (I) 10 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 439 Main Road T/F: (709) 681 2853 E: b.t.ivystone@sympatico.ca W: candlelitebay.com Description: Oceanfront inn on the beautiful Bay of Islands with outdoor oceanfront hot tubs. The perfect getaway with many hiking trails nearby. Amenities: Large spacious suites, whirlpool tub, propane fireplace, private balcony, view of Blow Me Down Mountains, dining, complimentary breakfast basket in suite. $$: May 1–Dec 1 $160–$250, extra charge for 3+ people. CC: MC, V. CAPTAIN COOK B&B / COTTAGES ccc½ (B) / cccc (C) 3 Rooms, 4 cottages, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 69 Main Street T: (709) 681 2906 F: (709) 681 2316 TF: (877) 681 2906 E: info@captaincookbb.ca W: captaincookbb.ca Description: A fishing community with spectacular views. The 600-metre Blow Me Down Mountain and islands in the bay named and surveyed by Captain James Cook, just to name a few. Amenities: Rooms: full breakfast, wi-fi, phone, private dock, laundry, fireplace. Cottages: Fully-equipped kitchen, free wi-fi, BBQ (with propane), satellite TV, playground, firepit, laundry. Near hiking trail network, library, coffee shop, convenience stores, restaurant, liquor store, gift shops, ATM, Blow Me Down Provincial Park, large decks with sunrise views. Owners have knowledge of the history of the area and are experienced fisher persons with many stories to share. $$: R o o m s : s i n g l e $55, d o u b l e $65. Cottages: $100–$160. CC: MC, V.

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Steady Brook, Route 1 (N7) EDGEWATER INN B&B cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 14 Forest Drive T: (709) 634 3474 / 632 3136 F: (709) 634 8706 E: innkeeper@visittheedge.com W: visittheedge. com Description: Cozy B&B nestled on the banks of the Humber River. Amenities: Quiet comfortable rooms with private bath, smokefree environment, w-fi, computer, cable TV, exceptional cup of coffee or tea with homecooked breakfast, sitting rooms, comfortable outside spaces overlooking the Humber River and Marble Mountain, laundry, fridge, microwave, BBQ, walking trails, biking, kayaking, fishing, golf. 10 minutes to Corner Brook and 50 minutes to Gros Morne National Park. $$: $90–$100. CC: MC, V. GEORGE’S MOUNTAIN VILLAGE COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 2 9 Cot tages, Jan 1– Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 639 8168 F: (709) 639 7168 E: georgesmountainvillage@gmail.com W: georgesskiworld.com Description: Each cottage has a breathtaking view and a distinct personality all its own. Amenities: Convenience store, restaurant, sport/craft store, laundry, whirlpool tub in select cabins, walking trails, skiing, Tim Hortons, gas station, liquor store. $$: Double $149–$189, extra person $10, child (under 13) free. CC: AE, MC, V. HUXTER’S EFFICIENCY SUITE ccc½ (S) 1 Suite, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Forest Drive T: (709) 634 4999 / 632 1211 TF: (844) 634 4999 E: huxters@gmail.com W: huxters. com Description: Beautiful Lower Humber riverfront property across from Marble Mountain Ski Resort. Close to shopping, hospital, restaurants, golfing, snowmobile trails, and zipline. Amenities: 2-bedroom, self-contained efficiency suite with double sofa bed, highquality beds with memory foam, non-smoking, no pets, wi-fi, full kitchen, private parking, BBQ, near snowmobile trail and salmon fishing, flat screen HDTV in master bedroom. $$: $80–$130, extra person $10, child (under 5) free, child (6–10) $5. CC: MC, V. MARBLE INN RESORT cccc½ (R) 32FT 14 Inn suites, 38 condo suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 51 Dogwood Drive T: (709) 634 2237 / 3007 F: (709) 639 1592 TF: (877) 497 5673 E: accounts@ marbleinn.com W: marbleinn.com Description: Luxury resort with fine dining and spa between Marble Mountain and the Humber River. Great home base for your Gros Morne National Park and western Newfoundland adventure.


MARBLE VILLA AT MARBLE MOUNTAIN RESORT ccc (S) 3FT 29 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Exit 8 from Route 1 T: (709) 637 7666 / 7601 F: (709) 634 1702 TF: (800) 636 2725 E: stay@skimarble.com W: skimarble.com BL: skimarble.com/blog Description: At the base of Marble Mountain Resort, Atlantic Canada’s only on-mountain accommodations, ideally located to explore western Newfoundland. Amenities: Marble Mountain only ski-in/ski-out accommodations, propane fireplaces available, phone/voicemail, free wi-fi, air conditioning, queen beds, coinop laundry, full kitchen, cable TV, free parking, elevator. $$: Apr–Dec $139–$229, Jan–Mar $169– $299. CC: MC, V, AE. MARBLEWOOD VILLAGE RESORT ccc½ (S) 3-2FT 24 Condos, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 8 Thistle Drive T: (709) 632 7900 F: (709) 632 2285 TF: (888) 868 7635 E: info@marblemountain.com W: marblemountain.com Description: Spacious 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom condo suites at base of Marble Mountain and only 5 minutes from Corner Brook. Amenities: HDTV, DVD, private deck, fireplace, full kitchen, BBQ, laundry. $$: 1 bedroom $129, 2 bedrooms $169, 3 bedrooms $259, 4 bedrooms $349. Peak season (Jul–Aug & Feb–Mar) $139 / $189 / $289 / $379. CC: MC, V, AE. Humber Valley Resort, Route 1 (M8) BM LUXURY CHALETS cccc½ (VH) 3 6 Chalets, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Humber Valley Resort T: (709) 785 2177 E: beth@bethmacneil. com W: bethmacneil.com BL: bethmacneil.com/ blog Description: 4 chalets have 4 bedrooms, 1 chalet has 5 bedrooms, and 1 chalet has 3 bedrooms with ensuite. Amenities: Whirlpool tub in master bedroom, queen/twin beds, fireplace, satellite TV, internet, games, laundry, hot tub, BBQ, 18-hole championship golf course and pro shop, Eagle’s Perch lounge, banquet rooms. $$: 3-bedroom chalet $360, 4-bedroom chalet $440, 5-bedroom chalet $550, hot tub $150, BBQ $30. CC: V, MC, e-Transfer.

THE LODGES AT HUMBER VALLEY RESORT cccc½ (VH) 32FT 6 Lodges, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Humber Valley Resor t T: (709) 637 6725 / 632 7194 F: (709) 686 20 03 TF: (888) 278 12 2 3 E : i n f o @ h u m b e r v a l l e y l o d g e s . com W: humber valleylodges.com BL: humbervalleylodges.com/blog/welcome-2 Description: 4-, and 5-bedroom luxury holiday homes, fronting onto 18-hole golf course with views across Deer Lake. Amenities: All with ensuite bath, master suite has spa bath and walk-in shower, open concept living/dining/ kitchen, features sunken living room with propane fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player, large dining table and fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, high-speed internet, ground-level entry, walkout decks with hot tub available at extra cost, close to many exciting outdoor activities. $$: $505–$690. Minimum stay 3 nights. Longer stay discount applies to 4-night and longer stays. Seasonal rates, see website or call. CC: MC, V. Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) BIRCHVIEW B&B ccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Birch Street T: (709) 635 3116 / 636 2682 F: (709) 635 3116 E: florenceantle@nf.sympatico.ca W: nfld. accommodationscanada.com/birchviewbb. html Description: Private bathrooms, 2 patios, full breakfast served on high-quality china, nonsmoking, no pets, wi-fi. We cater to late or early flights. Amenities: Security system, ceiling fan, screens on windows, TV, satin sheets (optional), airport nearby, iron/board, phone, sewing kit. $$: Double $65, queen $75, call for off-season rates. CC: V. BIRD’S NEST B&B cccc (B) 3 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 55 Garden Road T: (709) 635 5735 F: (709) 635 5989 TF: (888) 854 3347 E: info@birdsnestbb.com W: birdsnestbb. com Description: Very comfortable, highquality accommodations, all private bathrooms. Amenities: Beautifully furnished bedrooms located in 2 separate wings (4 with ensuite bathrooms, 1 with private bathroom). Each wing has private lobby and outside entrance. All rooms with TV and high-speed Internet. 10 minutes from airport, free airport transfers 24 hours a day. Continental or cooked breakfast, sunroom, dining and sitting rooms, decks and gardens. All accommodations on 1 level with ramp access from car park. $$: Double $75–$110, extra person $18, contact for off-season rates. CC: MC, V.

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Amenities: Indoor saltwater pool, indoor dry cedar sauna, riverside sauna, Labradorite steam bath, mineral bath, fitness centre, Madison’s fine dining restaurant, the Cove Café, stone pizza oven, free wi-fi, BBQ site, dock, electric fireplaces, air conditioning, laundry, all units have cable TV, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, iron/board. Resort activities include kayaking, rafting, salmon fishing. $$: Inn suites $119–$209, condo suites $169–$429. CC: MC, V, AE.


DEER LAKE MOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 2 55 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 15 TCH T: (709) 635 2108 F: (709) 635 2166 TF: (800) 563 2144 E: reserve@deerlakemotel.com W: deerlakemotel. com Description: 2 km from airport, 30 km from Gros Morne National Park, gateway to Viking Trail. Amenities: Air-conditioned rooms, non-smoking building, private bath/ shower, TV, phone, coffee shop, lounge, wi-fi, refrigerator and Keurig machine in room, hot/ cold buffet breakfast included from 8am–10am. $$: $119–$229. CC: MC, V, AE. DRIFTWOOD INN ccc (H/M) 2 24 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 3 Upper Nicholsville Road T: (709) 635 5115 F: (709) 635 5901 TF: (888) 635 5115 E: sales@driftwoodinn. ca W: driftwoodinn.ca Description: Friendly staff, excellent service. Home atmosphere and great hospitality. 100% renovated in 2010. 2-bedroom Jacuzzi suite. Amenities: Lounge, Jungle Jim’s restaurant, dining room, private bath/shower, phone, 30 minutes to national park, fishing, in-room coffee, wi-fi, 7 minutes from airport. $$: Rooms $97–$104, suite $164. CC: MC, V. GATEWAY TO THE NORTH CABIN cc½ (C) 4 1 Cabin, May 15–Sep 15 Loc: 1 Route 430 T: (709) 635 2693 / 5888 F: (709) 635 2693 Off-Season T: (772) 618 4848 TF: (888) 818 8898 E: geribeaulieu@hotmail.com W: gatewaytothenorthrvpark.com Description: Deluxe, 1-bedroom, 14’x20’ log cabin on the banks of a salmon river. Amenities: Free wi-fi, BBQ, canoeing. $$: $110. CC: MC, V. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS cccc (H/M) -2 88 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 38 Bennett Avenue T: (709) 635 3232 F: (709) 635 3255 TF: (800) 465 4329 E: gm@hiedeerlakehotel.com W: hiedeerlakehotel.com Description: A fresh hotel choice offering comfort, convenience, and good value. Amenities: Pool, waterslide, hot tub, fitness facility, free hot breakfast, free wi-fi, iron/board, hair dryer, microwave, mini fridge. $$: Double $129–$225, charges apply for extra person, cot fee $10, pet fee $25. CC: AE, MC, V. HUMBERVIEW B&B cccc (B) 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 11 Humberview Drive T: (709) 635 4818 F: (709) 635 2934 TF: (888) 635 4818 E: thehumberviewbandb@ hotmail.com W: humberviewbandb.com Description: Hospitality and a friendly atmosphere overlooking the Humber River. Amenities: Complimentary hot/cold breakfast, high-quality bathroom amenities, private bathrooms with shower and/or bathtub, sitting

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areas, reading materials, piano, free wi-fi, satellite TV, iron/board, hair dryer, designated smoking area outdoors, back deck with river view. $$: $129.99–$179.99, off-season rates. CC: MC, V. JUDY’S B&B ccc½ (B) F 2 Rooms, Jun 15–Oct 15 Loc: 16 7th Avenue T: (709) 635 3297 E: neil_judy@hotmail.com Description: A friendly port for the weary traveller. 5 minutes from Deer Lake Airport. Each room has private washroom with shower. Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, phone, internet, TV. $$: $85–$90. CC: e-Transfer. LAKEVIEW B&B cccc (B) 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Young’s Avenue T: (709) 635 8104 / 636 8105 F/Off-Season T: (709) 635 8104 TF: (888) 635 8104 E: mmacdonald1@ hotmail.com W: lakeviewbb.ca Description: Quiet accommodations in the centre of town. Winner of 2014 Travellers Choice Award and 2015 Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. Amenities: Full breakfast, lovely view of lake, TV, internet, private bathroom, large deck, common room, 7 minutes from airport, all rooms ground level. $$: $85. CC: MC, V. Reidville, Route 430-12 (L9) OLD ROCKY BROOK ROAD B&B cccc½ (B) 2 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 33 Old Rocky Brook Road T: (709) 636 4879 / 635 2298 E: oldrockybrookroadbnb@gmail.com W: oldrockybrookroadbnb.com Description: Located on 10 acres of wooded privacy with fabulous views. Amenities: Queen rooms with private ensuite, 32” flat screen TV, wi-fi, air conditioning, hair dryers, irons, homemade quilts, laundry, fireplace, reading material, rec room, non-smoking, no pets (as we have dogs and cats). Hot breakfast with homemade bread, jams and biscuits. Complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate available at any time; evening snack available. $$: $129–$149. CC: AE, MC, V. Cormack, Route 422 (L8) FUNLAND RESORT ccc (C) F 10 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Veterans Drive T: (709) 635 7227 F: (709) 635 7237 E: v_eddy@hotmail.com W: funlandresort.com Description: Summer fun, winter adventure. 2and 3-bedroom cottages. Restaurant/takeout, 200’ waterslide, swimming pool, convenience store, liquor store, lounge licenced, petting zoo, laundry. Amenities: Fully-equipped cabins, wi-fi, 83 RV/trailer sites, mini-golf, guided snowmobile tours. $$: $109.99–$139.99. CC: MC, V.


2 Rooms, 8 cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 116 Veterans Drive T: (709) 635 7253 / 636 9649 F: (709) 635 7253 TF: (877) 635 7253 E: lushscottages@msn.com W: bbcanada.com/ lushscottages Description: All-season cottages (air conditioned) and B&B. Quiet country setting close to Gros Morne, Big Falls, Deer Lake Airport, and golf. Amenities: BBQ, satellite TV, wi-fi, picnic tables, play area, microwave, coffeemaker, hair dryer, curling iron, iron/board, laundry, phone/email/fax. Will assist in vacation planning and with guides for hunting/fishing/ snowmobiling. $$: Rooms $50–$60, cottages $84–$115 for 2 adults, extra person $10, child (under 12) free. Seasonal and group rates. CC: MC, V, AE. ROCKY BROOK CABINS ccc½ (C) F 10 Efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 90 Veterans Drive T: (709) 635 7255 / 636 3180 F: (709) 635 7254 TF: (800) 635 7255 E: roseanne@ rockybrookcabins.com Description: Relaxing accommodations in a picturesque country setting, centrally located, and a short drive to major tourist attractions including Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Microwave, flat screen TV, satellite, wi-fi, hair dryer, laundry, BBQ, playground, freshwater swimming pool. $$: Single/double $99–$299, extra person $10, off-season and group rates. CC: MC, V. THICKWOOD INN ccc½ (B) 3 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 105 Viking Trail Highway T: (709) 635 1040 / 636 6467 F: (709) 635 1040 E: thickwoodinn@nf.aibn.com W: thickwoodinn.ca Description: Ideal quiet location, near Deer Lake Airport, Gros Morne National Park, salmon fishing, snowmobiling, Tab l e lan ds . Am e nities: L arg e, cl ean , comfortable rooms. Wi-fi, no pets, refrigerator, air conditioning, satellite TV, mini fridge, private bathroom, private entrance, free continental breakfast or menu, meals available on request, laundry, family-friendly environment. $$: $109.95–$119.95. For extended stays, please inquire about special rates. CC: AE, MC, V. Big Bonne Bay Pond, Route 430 (L8) CHATEAU SHADY LOOP cccc (VH) 4FY 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 29 Shady Loop T: (905) 304 5544 / 866 9131 E : ch ate aus h a d y l o o p @ g m a i l . co m W: chateaushadyloop.com Description: Secluded lakefront home, firepit, internet. Centrally located to explore Gros Morne National Park.

Swim at our sandy beach. Amenities: 7-person, 80-jet year-round saltwater hot tub. Rec room with air hockey table and plasma HDTV. Large deck, kitchen fully equipped, gas BBQ, propane cooker, lobster pot. $$: Jun 25–Aug 31 weekly $2,000 (6-guest max). Feb 1–Jun 26 & Sep 5–Nov 30 $239, weekly $1,600 (4-guest max). Dec 1–Jan 31 $229 (4-guest max). CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Wiltondale, Route 430 (L8) FRONTIER COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 3 7 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 453 7266 F: (709) 453 7272 TF: (800) 668 2520 E: e.enterprises@xplornet.ca W: frontiercottages. com Description: Hiking, golfing, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling/guided snowmobile tours. Amenities: 1-stop shopping, convenience store, Liquor Express, gas bar, restaurant, craft/ souvenir store, BBQ, playground, phone, laundry, spring water, propane fireplace in winter, nonsmoking, honeymoon/executive suite with Jacuzzi. $$: $149–$159, child (under 12) free, extra person $20. CC: AE, MC, V. OLD LINCOLN CABINS ccc (C) F 6 Cabins, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 453 2572 TF: (888) 453 2572 E: oldlincolncabins@ gmail.com W: oldlincolncabins.com Description: After your outdoor activity, relax year-round in a beautiful, quiet, scenic area. Amenities: Nonsmoking, private decks with BBQ, full kitchen, electric heat, satellite TV, wi-fi, hot tub, fax/ phone, laundry, bonfire nightly. Restaurant, gas, convenience, and liquor store nearby. Near hiking, boat tours, kayaking, fishing, wildlife, golf, whale watching, festivals, waterfall, rivers, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails. $$: 1 bedroom $109, 2 bedrooms $129, extra person $20, child (under 12) free. CC: MC, V. Lomond River, Route 431 (K7) LOMOND RIVER LODGE / COTTAGES cc½ (H/M) / ccc (C) 3-2 3 Rooms, 6 cottages, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: Route 431 T: (709) 453 2428 F: (709) 458 2399 Off-Season T: (709) 458 2415 TF: (877) 456 6663 E: info@lomond-river-lodge.com W: lomondriver-lodge.com Description: Located on a scheduled salmon fishing river. Bordering Gros Morne National Park, centrally located. Amenities: Takeout, fireplace, fishing, hiking, lounge, picnic area, playground, convenience store, laundromat, satellite TV, high-speed satellite internet. $$: Rooms $75–$90, cottages $100–$150. CC: AE, MC, V.

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Glenburnie, Route 431 (K7) MIDDLE BROOK COTTAGES & CHALETS cccc (C) 32F 11 Units, Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 431 T/F: (709) 453 2332 E: info@middlebrookcottages.com W: middlebrookcottages.com Description: Heartwarming haven for families and couples. Perfectly located in Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Laundry, convenience and gift shop, playground, free wi-fi, hunting and salmon fishing, hiking/nature trails, waterfall/natural pools, BBQ/firepit (complimentary firewood). Gros Morne-themed suite and honeymoon suite with fireplace, fully air-conditioned units, non-smoking, no pets. $$: High season $99– $189, off-season $89–$159, extra person $10, child (under 12) free. CC: AE, MC, V. Woody Point, Route 431 (K7) AUNT JANE’S PLACE B&B ccc½ (B) 7 5 Rooms, May 20–Sep 30 Loc: 1 Water Street T/F: (709) 453 2485 TF: (866) 453 2485 E: vmanorgrosmorne@eastlink.ca W: grosmorneescapes.com Description: Beautiful restored 19th-century tourist home. Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, no pets, TV, phone, wi-fi, private Victorian bath, whale watching, boat tours, hiking trails nearby, beachfront property near Tablelands and Trout River. $$: $70–$90. CC: AE, MC, V. BLANCHARD HOUSE ccc½ (TH) 57 4 Rooms, May 20–Sep 30 Loc: 12 Blanchard Lane T/F: (709) 451 3236 TF: (877) 951 3236 E: ivycrocker@hotmail.com W: crockercabins. com Description: Built in 1904 and restored to early 20th-century charm while providing modern amenities. Situated in the heart of Gros Morne National Park’s hiking district. Amenities: Complimentar y break fast, private/ensuite bathroom, complimentary laundry, cable TV in common room, free wi-fi, no pets, working artisan and craft shops in vicinity, walking distance to local restaurants, Gros Morne National Park nearby, associated with Crocker Cabins in Trout River. $$: Single $78, double w/private bath $89, queen ensuite $112, taxes included. CC: AE, MC, V. BONNE BAY INN cccc½ (I) 3FT 10 Rooms, Feb 13–Dec 31 Loc: 145 Main Street T: (709) 453 2223 E: darlene@bonnebayinn.com W: bonnebayinn.com Description: All bedrooms have ocean views. In the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Perfect location to explore all that the park has to offer. Amenities: Ocean view rooms with modern comforts, great views,

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lounge, lobby café with enhanced continental buffet breakfast, laundry, free wi-fi. $$: $159– $179, high season is Jun 15–Sep 15, off-season rates available. CC: AE, MC, V. CURZON CHALETS cccc (VH) -FT 1 Chalet, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 63 Crawley’s Cove Road T: (709) 453 2582 / 660 4115 F: (709) 453 2582 E: curzonchalets@gmail.com Description: Exquisite 3-bedroom chalet designed for use and enjoyment both inside and out. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, washer/ dryer, covered deck, BBQ, satellite TV, wi-fi, cathedral ceilings, composting and recycling on-site. $$: $240, off-season rates available. CC: DC/E, MC, V. CURZON CHALETS– GEORGE’S PLACE ccc (C) FT 1 Chalet, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 30 Beach Road T: (709) 453 2582 / 660 4115 F: (709) 453 2582 E: curzonchalets@gmail.com Description: Exquisite 2-bedroom chalet designed for use and enjoyment both inside and out. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, wraparound deck, BBQ. $$: $160. CC: DC/E, MC, V. SEASIDE SUITES cccc (S) 32FT 5 Suites, Apr 15–Nov 30 Loc: 36 Water Street T: (709) 453 2777 E: info@seasidesuites.ca W: seasidesuites.ca Description: Luxurious, romantic, spacious, suites on the oceanfront. All the lit tle ex tras! Amenities: Patio, 4-piece bath in 4 suites, 3-piece bath in Lighthouse Suite, mini fridge, Keurig coffee, toaster, wine glasses, champagne flutes, microwave, hotplate, griddle, king/queen beds, queen/double sofa beds, spotting telescope, fishing rods, Bose iPod system, BBQ, non-smoking in rooms and on decks. $$: $199–$259, high season and off-season rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. VICTORIAN MANOR HERITAGE PROPERTIES ccc (C) 2 6 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 177 Main Road T/F: (709) 453 2485 TF: (866) 453 2485 E: v manorgrosm or ne @ eas tlink .c a W: grosmorneescapes.com Description: A great place to relax and enjoy the wonders of Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, TV, phone/fax, no pets, seafood restaurant nearby, whale watching, Tablelands exhibit nearby, natural drinking water, eco-friendly. $$: Jacuzzi suite $149, efficiency suites $140, heritage house $225–$295. CC: AE, MC, V.


TABLELAND COTTAGES ccc½ (C) F 7 Cottages, Jun 1–Oct 30 Loc: 101 Main Street T: (709) 451 2101 / 2142 F: (709) 451 2101 TF: (877) 451 2101 E: tablelandcottages@gmail. com W: tablelandcottages.com Description: Just moments from the ocean and miles of walking trails, our cottages are situated in a river valley with some of the most spectacular views. Be prepared to have your breath taken away. Amenities: Cable TV, phone, fax, restaurant nearby, convenience store, playground, ocean is a walkable distance, Trout River Pond Hiking Trail, museums. $$: $110–$180. CC: MC, V. THE SHEPPARD’S B&B cccc (B) 3 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Sheppard’s Lane T: (709) 451 7590 / 636 4720 F: (709) 451 7553 E: tomanddoris@live.ca W: sheppardsbandb. com Description: New home overlooking Trout River, near Tableland Mountains in Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Private bathrooms/ shower, full breakfast, laundry, valet service, spectacular view, near hiking trails, boat tours and restaurants, satellite TV/DVD, fax, surround patio, BBQ, wi-fi. $$: $90–$110, extra person $15. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Rocky Harbour, Route 430 (K7) ANCHOR DOWN B&B cccc (TH) 5 Rooms, May 1–Oct 15 Loc: 84 Pond Road T/F: (709) 458 2901 E: info@theanchordown.com W: theanchordown.com Description: Nestled in Gros Morne National Park, you can enjoy an array of activities and relaxation. Amenities: All rooms with private bathrooms, full continental breakfast, complimentary coffee/tea, TV in common room, minutes from ocean, restaurants, boat rides, and more. $$: Queen $100, Jacuzzi room $110, closing date may be extended depending on bookings. CC: MC, V. BAYSIDE COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 3 11 Cottages, Mar 1–Dec 1 Loc: Rocky Harbour T: (709) 458 2749 F: (709) 458 2177 TF: (800)

458 2749 E: info@baysidegrosmorne.com W: baysidegrosmorne.com Description: Beautifully designed efficiency units. Ocean and Gros Morne Mountain view. Everything at your fingertips. Fully equipped. Amenities: Cable TV, BBQ, private bath/shower, non-smoking, wi-fi, near fishing, hiking, boat tours, indoor pool. $$: $149–$169. CC: AE, MC, V. BOTTOM BROOK COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 2 6 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Street T: (709) 458 2236 TF: (866) 922 2236 E: normandsue.bottombrook@nf.sympatico.ca W: bottombrookcottages.ca Description: Fully-equipped cottages and a 4-bedroom cottage overlooking a brook and the ocean in Gros Morne. Amenities: BBQ, laundry, cable TV, no pets, payphone, full kitchenette with microwave, stove, fridge, wi-fi, queen beds, all non-smoking units, f irepits. $$: Rooms $105–$150, extra person $10, offseason $80–$105. CC: MC, V. C & G CABINS ccc (C) 3-F 3 Cabins, 1 motel room, May 1–Nov 30 Loc: 35 West Link Road T: (709) 458 3456 / 2862 E: candgcabins@nf.sympatico.ca W: grosmorne.ca/ candgcabins Description: Relax in our spacious cabins and housekeeping units. Amenities: Free wi-fi, cable TV, pet-friendly play area, BBQ, iron/board, pullout sofa in living room, sleeps 4–6 people, full bathroom, full kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, and stove. 1 wheelchairaccessible unit. $$: $80–$120, extra person $10, child (12 and under) free, pets $10. CC: MC, V. CANDLELIGHT B&B cccc (B) F 5 Rooms, May 1–Oct 30 Loc: 89 Main Street North T: (709) 458 3147 TF: (877) 458 3147 E: candlelightbb@outlook.com W: candlelightbb. ca Description: Located on the ocean in the heart of Gros Morne. Access to the beach for swimming and beachcombing. Amenities: All rooms have a harbour view, 4-piece ensuite bath, large rooms with pillow top queen beds, choice of 6 breakfast items. $$: May & Oct $85, Jun–Sep $110. Reservations for Oct 16–30 must be made prior to Oct 15. CC: MC, V. CEDAR HOUSE B&B cccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 42 Pond Road T: (709) 458 2447 F: (709) 458 2334 E: clyde.snow@ nf.sympatico.ca W: bbcanada.com/11184. html Description: Large 2-storey house, quiet area, within walking distance of waterfront. Excellent view of Gros Morne. Amenities: Breakfast, homemade bread/muffins/jams,

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Trout River, Route 431 (K6) CROCKER CABINS ccc½ (C) 34 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 57–61 Duke Street T/F: (709) 451 3236 TF: (877) 951 3236 E: ivycrocker@hotmail.com W: crockercabins. com Description: Located on a quiet, private lot among the Tableland Mountains in Gros Morne National Park. Recommended by previous guests as a great place surrounded by nature’s beauty. Amenities: Coin-op laundry, satellite TV, free wi-fi, firepit, BBQ, playground, balcony, nonsmoking. $$: $129–$149, taxes included, child (under 12) free, extra person $15. CC: AE, MC, V.


private bath, cable TV, wi-fi, non-smoking, no pets, centre of park, good restaurants, close to swimming pool, hiking trails, outdoor patio, and off-street parking. $$: $79–$129. CC: V, MC, Traveller’s Cheques, Cash. ELDERBERRY COTTAGE ccc½ (C) 1 Cottage, May 12–Oct 31 Loc: 228 Pond Road T: (709) 690 1906 E: info@elderberry. ca W: elderberry.ca Description: Private, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom vacation home with deck and yard. Centrally located in Gros Morne National Park. Spectacular view of Gros Morne Mountain. Amenities: Fully equipped, backs onto woods, across th e ro a d f ro m R o ck y H ar b o u r Po n d and sandy swimming beach, private deck, propane BBQ, large yard, wi-fi, satellite TV, VCR/ DVD, iPod, queen beds, laundry in cottage, fully-equipped eat-in kitchen, living room with plenty of light. Dogs may be allowed, please ask. $$: Double $140, extra person $10, spring/fall discounts. CC: e-Transfer. EVERGREEN B&B ccc½ (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 4 Evergreen Lane T: (709) 458 2692 F: (709) 458 2153 TF: (800) 905 3494 E: scwentzell@nf.sympatico. ca W: grosmorne.ca/evergreen/ Description: Full breakfast with homemade bread and Newfoundland jams and jellies, 4-choice menu, information on local plants and wildflowers, etc. Amenities: Quiet setting, private bath/ shower, patio, non-smoking house, centre of national park, sitting room, off-road parking, fax, email, TV in every room, free wi-fi. $$: Single $85, queen ensuite $95. Fall and winter by reservation only. CC: MC, V, AE. FISHERMAN’S LANDING INN ccc½ (H/M) 32FT

40 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 21–29 West Link Road T: (709) 458 2711 / 2826 F: (709) 458 2168 TF: (866) 458 2711 E: fishermans.landing@ nf.sympatico.ca W: fishermanslandinginn.com Description: The heart of Gros Morne. Warm, inviting, retreat-like setting. Amenities: In-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, TV, laundry, outdoor Jacuzzi, BBQ hut, firepit, Uniquely Newfoundland gallery, fitness room, free pedal bike use, wi-fi, internet café. $$: $129–$189, offseason rates. CC: AE, MC, V. GROS MORNE CABINS ccc½ (C) 32FT 25 Cabins, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 72 Main Street South T: (709) 458 2020 / 2369 F: (709) 458 2882 TF: (888) 603 2020 E: grosmornecabins@nf.aibn. com W: grosmornecabins.com Description: Self-contained log chalets overlooking the

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Gulf of St. Lawrence. Amenities: Internet, convenience store, laundry, honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi, kitchenette, private bath/shower, TV, 2 accessible cabins, cross-country skiing nearby. $$: $129–$209, child (12 and under) free. CC: AE, MC, V. GROS MORNE COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 4FT 10 Cottages, May 20–Oct 15 Loc: 1 Pond Road T: (709) 458 3396 / 638 2197 F: (709) 458 3052 E: info@grosmornecottages.com W: GrosMorneSuites.com Description: Beautiful and newly remodeled cottages. High-quality bedding, fully-equipped kitchen, living area, private BBQ. Amenities: Separate bedrooms, great location with ocean nearby, smoke-free, pet-free. $$: $149. CC: MC, V. GROS MORNE MOTEL cc½ (H/M) 3 6 Motel units, Mar 1–Dec 1 Loc: Rocky Harbour T: (709) 458 2749 F: (709) 458 2177 TF: (800) 458 2749 E: info@baysidegrosmorne.com W: baysidegrosmorne.com Description: Beautiful motel units with ocean and Gros Morne Mountain view. Everything at your fingertips. Amenities: Cable TV, private bath/shower, hair dryer, mini fridge, coffee maker, iron/board, wi-fi, non-smoking, no pets, near boat tours, indoor swimming pool, hiking, fishing. $$: $129–$139. CC: AE, MC, V. GROS MORNE SUITES cccc (S) 4FT 8 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 31 Paynes Path T: (709) 458 3396 / 638 2197 F: (709) 458 3052 E: info@grosmornecottages.com W: GrosMorneSuites.com Description: Beautiful condo-style accommodations with views of the lighthouse and sunset from the private deck. Amenities: 1 and 2 separate bedrooms, free wi-fi, full kitchen and accessories, private deck with BBQ, full private bathroom, iPod/iPhone dock, living room, laundry, flat screen cable TV/ DVD. $$: $159. CC: MC, V. HILLTOP INN ccc½ (B) 3 6 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 23 Ellsworth’s Lane T: (709) 458 2486 / 2791 F: (709) 458 2791 TF: (844) 458 2486 E: fpittman4@hotmail. com W: grosmorne.ca/hilltop Description: Large rooms with queen beds, cable TV, private ensuite, complimentary full breakfast. Amenities: Non-smoking, coin-op laundry, wi-fi, iron/board. $$: Single $80, double $90, extra cost for cot, child (under 10) free. CC: MC, V. MEETING HILL COTTAGES cccc (C) 3 6 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 170 Main Street North T: (709) 458 2501 / 7455 F: (709) 458 2050 E: meetinghillcottages@hotmail.com W:


MOUNTAIN RANGE COTTAGES cccc (C)2 14 Cottages, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 32 Parsons Lane T: (709) 458 2199 F: (709) 458 2575 E: info@mountainrangecottages.com W: mountainrangecottages.com Description: Centre of town, quiet wooded area, very spacious, perfect family setting. Amenities: BBQ, fishing, picnic area/playground, skiing, nature trails, TV, national park, private bath/ shower, firepit, laundry, no pets. $$: $120–$300. CC: MC, V. OCEAN VIEW HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 3-2FTY

53 Rooms, Mar 1– Dec 20 Loc: 38 – 42 Main Street T: (709) 458 2730 / 2967 F: (709) 458 2841 TF: (800) 563 9887 E: info@ theoceanview.ca W: theoceanview.ca BL: www.oceanviewexperience.com Description: Centre of Gros Morne National Park, waterfront rooms, excellent dining. Amenities: Free wi-fi, free parking, air-conditioned rooms, water bottle refill station in lobby, white duvet bedding, casual upscale dining, live traditional Newfoundland entertainment nightly, boat tour ticket office on-site, 100% non-smoking, bath/shower (private), flat screen cable TV, phone, suites with fireplace/Jacuzzi, pool complex nearby, ATM, motorcycle cleaning kits, close to harbour walkway, craft shops, cafés, liquor, grocery, post office. $$: $119–$275; high season Jun 1–Sep 30; low season Mar 1–May 31 & Oct 1–Dec 15. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. PARSONS’ HARBOUR VIEW CABINS / MOTEL ccc (C) / (H/M) -2 3 Housekeeping units, 3 motel rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Harbour Drive T: (709) 458 2544 F: (709) 458 3344 TF: (877) 458 2544 E: mortimer@nf.sympatico.ca W: staygrosmorne. ca Description: Newly renovated units, located in Gros Morne National Park. Licenced dining room seats 60, homestyle meals. Amenities: BBQ, picnic area, private bath/shower, TV, phone, national park nearby, restaurant featured in National Geographic Traveler, Canadian Living, Where To Eat in Canada. $$: Units $105–$115, motel rooms $90. CC: MC, V.

SPRUCE GROVE COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 5 Cottages, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: West Link Road T: (709) 458 2212 / 8518 F: (709) 458 2212 OffSeason T/F: (709) 458 2341 TF: (844) 458 2212 E: jimnelparsons@hotmail.com W: grosmorne.ca/ sprucegrove Description: Most private, fullyequipped, individual housekeeping units in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: BBQs, picnic/playground area, no pets, satellite TV, hiking, indoor swimming nearby, private bath/shower, non-smoking, firepit, large open space for kids, basketball pad, wi-fi on-site. $$: 1 bedroom $115, 2 bedrooms $125, 3 bedrooms $160, extra person $10. Off-season $90–$120. CC: MC, V. SYLVIA’S B&B ccc½ (B) 5 Rooms, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: 1 Juniper Lane T: (709) 458 3107 F: (709) 458 2724 E: sylviasbandb@gmail.com W: grosmorne.ca/ sylviasbandb Description: New 5-bedroom B&B with ensuite baths, deluxe continental breakfast. Non-smoking, no pets. Amenities: Tea and coffee, microwave, wi-fi, laptop, sitting room, parking. $$: $90–$100. CC: MC, V. WEST LINK MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS cc½ (H/M) 4 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 10 West Link Road T: (877) 488 3133 F: (709) 458 3122 Off-Season T: (709) 458 2238 E: westlink@grosmorne.ca W: grosmorne.ca/westlink Description: The heart of Gros Morne National Park. Walking distance to ocean sunset. Amenities: Shower, wi-fi, playground, convenience store, payphone, laundry, queen beds, common firepit area. $$: $109. CC: MC, V. WILDFLOWERS COUNTRY INN cccc (TH)2 4 Rooms, 1 cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 108 Main Street North T: (709) 458 3000 F: (709) 458 3080 TF: (888) 811 7378 E: wildflowers@nf.aibn. com W: wildflowerscountryinn.ca Description: Located in Gros Morne Park, overlooking the ocean with a view of the mountains. Amenities: Non-smoking, all rooms private bath and shower, king and queen beds, hair dryers, cable TV, wi-fi, online booking, walking trails, boat tours, restaurants nearby. $$: $79–$135. Oct 15– May 15 by reservation only. CC: MC, V. Norris Point, Route 430 (K7) A PERFECT GETAWAY ccc½ (VH) 4FT 2 Cottages, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 7 Beach Road T: (709) 458 3089 F: (709) 458 3090 TF: (877) 458 2929 E: stay@theinn.ca W: theinn.ca Description: Inviting and comfortable vacation homes in a quiet residential neighborhood. Both have unobstructed water views. Amenities: Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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meetinghillcottages.com Description: Located in the heart of Gros Morne park, overlooking the ocean. Amenities: Wi-fi, private deck overlooking ocean, phone, cable/satellite TV, fully-equipped kitchen, firepit, laundry, nonsmoking, no pets. $$: $139–$179. Off-season 25% off. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


Fully equipped, full kitchen, microwave, cable TV, phone, free high-speed internet, patio, BBQ, deluxe units with fireplace, laundry, no pets, non-smoking. Service available in French, German, and Italian. $$: $310–$360, off-season rates available. CC: MC, V. BURNT HILL COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 35 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 282 Main Road T: (709) 458 3310 / 7457 F: (709) 458 3310 TF: (844) 934 3310 E: infoandreservations@ burnthillcottages.ca W: burnthillcottages.ca Description: The perfect spot for anyone looking to get away and still have the amenities of home. 2-bedroom cottages and a 1-bedroom cottage (wheelchair accessible). Amenities: Fully-furnished self-contained cottages with sitting area, kitchen, full bath, rooms with queen beds, private deck, BBQ, play area for kids, firepit great for gatherings, free wi-fi. $$: $109–$119. CC: AE, MC, V. GROS MORNE TOURIST APARTMENTS ccc½ (A) 2 Units, May 1–Sep 30 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 458 7111 F: (709) 458 2832 E: simmons_wj@ hotmail.com W: grosmorne.ca/gmtouristapts Description: Spacious condo-style apartments in the centre of Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, iron, hair dryer, phone, cable TV, private deck, non-smoking, no pets, wi-fi. $$: $109–$129. CC: MC, AE, V. NEDDIES HARBOUR INN cccc½ (I) 342FT 14 Rooms, 1 suite, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 7 Beach Road T: (709) 458 3089 F: (709) 458 3090 TF: (877) 458 2929 E: stay@theinn.ca W: theinn.ca Description: High-quality oceanfront property in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Spectacular views to Bonne Bay and the mountains, spacious common area and patio, quiet setting, afternoon bar service, hot tub/sauna, fitness room, licenced restaurant, gift store, internet (wired and wi-fi), service in French, German, and Italian. $$: $190–$280, includes continental breakfast with hot dish. For seasonal rates see website. CC: MC, V. OCEAN ATLANTIC COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 8 Cottages, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 143 Neddies Harbour Road T: (709) 458 8286 / 8528 F: (709) 458 1967 E: oacottages@gmail.com W: oceanatlanticcot tages.weebly.com Description: Awaiting your pleasure, cottages overlooking beautiful Bonne Bay. Perfect for families, groups, or romantic couples. All will find a warm hospitable welcome. Amenities:

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2-bedroom cottages, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, internet, BBQ, firepit, easy beach access. $$: $129–$189. CC: MC, V. SUGAR HILL INN cccc½ (I) 2 10 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 115–129 Sexton Road T: (709) 458 2147 F: (709) 458 2166 TF: (888) 299 2147 E: info@sugarhillinn.ca W: sugarhillinn. ca Description: Luxurious accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and fine wine in an idyllic setting. Civilization in the wilderness. Amenities: Licenced dining room, private bath/shower, hot tub/sauna, laundry, cable TV, phone, national park nearby, air conditioning, non-smoking, private outside entrances (most rooms), breakfast included, box lunches/evening meals available, free wi-fi. $$: $135–$255. CC: V, AE, MC. TERRY’S B&B / COTTAGE cc½ (B) / ccc (C) 5 Rooms, Jun 13–Sep 30; 2 cottages, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 1–3 Pierce’s Lane T/F: (709) 458 2373 Off-Season T: (709) 458 3132 TF: (877) 458 2373 E: terrysbnb@outlook.com W: terrysbedandbreakfast.com Description: Located near the seashore, and overlooking beautiful Bonne Bay and world famous Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: B&B: Shared bath/shower, 2 rooms with private washroom, full breakfast, fishing, hiking, indoor swimming nearby, completely non-smoking, picnic area/playground, wakeup call, sitting room cable TV. Cottages: As above, plus BBQ. $$: B&B: shared washroom $70, double private washroom $80, queen private washroom $90. Cottages: double $95, quad $150, extra person $15. THE TIDES INN cccc (S) 5 Suites, Mar 1–Nov 30 Loc: 263 Main Street T: (844) 834 3310 / 458 3310 F: (709) 458 3310 TF: (844) 834 3310 E: info@thetidesinn.ca W: thetidesinn.ca Description: Stunning modern suites on the ocean. All with patios and direct access to Gros Morne activities. Amenities: Jacuzzi tubs in king suites, all waterfront suites, wi-fi, bar fridge, microwave, flat screen TV, complimentary continental breakfast, nonsmoking. $$: $145–$225, peak and off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V. Cow Head, Route 430 (I7) BAYVIEW B&B ccc½ (TH) FT 4 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 201 Main Street T: (709) 243 2471 F: (709) 243 2816 TF: (800) 563 1946 E: info@shallowbaymotel.com W: shallowbaymotel.com BL: shallowbaymotel. w o r d p r e s s . co m D e s c r i p t i o n: R o o m s overlooking the ocean. Clean, comfortable, friendly, and relaxing. Amenities: Full breakfast,


J & J B&B ccc½ (TH) FT 4 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 198 Main Road T: (709) 243 2471 F: (709) 243 2816 TF: (800) 563 1946 E: info@shallowbaymotel.com W: shallowbaymotel.com BL: shallowbaymotel. wordpress.com Description: Comfortable, friendly, relaxing. Amenities: Full breakfast and air-conditioned rooms, non-smoking, sandy beaches, picnic area, private bath/shower, microwave, flat screen TV, free wi-fi. Hiking, national park. $$: Peak season $95–$115, offseason $75–$85, ocean view rooms add $10. CC: MC, V, AE. SEA BREEZE B&B cccc½ (B) 5 Rooms, May 1–Oct 20 Loc: 17 Corner Road T: (709) 243 2888 TF: (877) 743 2888 E: robertaherr@hotmail.com W: seabreezebb. ca Description: Gros Morne’s only 4½-star, oceanfront B&B. Amenities: Full, cooked to order, complimentary breakfast included. Rooms have new queen/king beds, flat screen satellite TVs with movie channels. All rooms have private, 3to 5-piece ensuites. Large TV and fireplace in the large common area, covered decks with a 7-person hot tub, free wi-fi, ocean and mountain views, non-smoking inside, walking distance to Gros Morne Theatre, 12 minutes to Western Brook Pond boat tour. $$: $90–$140, rates vary by room and date. CC: MC, V. SHALLOW BAY MOTEL / CABINS ccc½ (H/M) / (C) 2-FT 64 Rooms, 20 cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 193 Main Street T: (709) 243 2471 F: (709) 243 2816 TF: (800) 563 1946 E: info@shallowbaymotel.com W: shallowbaymotel.com BL: shallowbaymotel. wordpress.com Description: Home of Gros Morne Theatre Festival and the Sleep Saver Package. Located in Gros Morne National Park. Amenities: Air-conditioned rooms, free wi-fi, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, private bathroom, flat screen TV, phone, sauna, heated outdoor pool, exercise room, hot tub, honeymoon suites with Jacuzzi, air-conditioned family restaurant, ATM, laundry. $$: Motel: Jun 15–Sep 15 $114.99–$144.99, suites $159.99; offseason $99.99–$109.99. Cabins: $129.99–$149.99, off-season $99.99–$124.99. Suites $169.99, off-

season $149.99. Extra person $15, pets $15. CC: MC, V, AE. Portland Creek, Route 430 (H8) ENTENTE CORDIALE INN cccc (I) FY 6 Rooms, Jun 10–Sep 24 Loc: 11 Main Street T: (709) 898 2288 Off-Season T: (709) 634 7407 TF: (800) 316 1889 E: inquiry@ententecordiale.com W: ententecordiale.com Description: Historical beachfront inn in a secluded cove near Arches Provincial Park. Amenities: Antique décor. Highquality, home-cooked meals. Full breakfast, licenced dining room, internet, non-smoking, private bath/shower, sandy beach, salmon fishing and hiking nearby, near Gros Morne National Park and Gros Morne Theatre, sunset over the gulf. $$: $85–$160, extra person $15– $20. CC: MC, V. Portland Creek Pond, Route 430 (H8) MOUNTAIN WATERS RESORT ccc½ (C) 2 6 Cottages, Jun 1–Oct 1 Loc: Portland Creek Pond off Route 430 T: (709) 898 2490 TF: (877) 898 2490 E: paulette@mountainwatersresort. ca W: mountainwatersresort.ca Description: Portland Creek River within park. Fantastic salmon fishing. Near Gros Morne Theatre Festival, The Arches, Bennett House, Western Brook Pond boat tour. Amenities: Satellite TV, BBQ, laundry, playground. $$: Double $120, extra person $10, children stay free. CC: V, MC. Daniel’s Harbour, Route 430 (H8) BENNETT LODGE cc (H/M) 38 Rooms, 3 housekeeping units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 57 Main Street T: (709) 898 2211 / 2060 F: (709) 898 2220 E: bennettlodge@eastlink.ca W: bennettlodge.com Description: Relaxing accommodations, great food, magnificent view of mountains and Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to walking trail. Excellent salmon fishing. Amenities: Private bath/shower, cable TV, phone, dining room/restaurant, lounge, ATM, laundry, internet. $$: Rooms: single $79.95, double $89.95, Housekeeping units: $99.95, cots $10. Senior rate $74.80. CC: MC, V, AE. River of Ponds, Route 430 (F9) RIVERSIDE CHALETS ccc (C) 33 Cottages, May 15–Dec 15 Loc: 71 Main Road T: (709) 225 3141 / 5441 TF: (866) 575 4750 E: info@riversidechalets.com W: riversidechalets. com Description: Fully-equipped chalets, 1 is wheelchair accessible. The comforts of home in large chalets. Amenities: Secluded 2-bedroom chalets with comfortable beds, satellite TV, full kitchen, microwave, 4-piece bath, pullout sofa. Located beside scheduled salmon river. BBQ at each chalet, deck, beautiful walking Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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common area, kitchen with microwave/ refrigerator, private bath/shower, accessibility to all Shallow Bay Motel amenities, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, close to Western Brook Pond, non-smoking, flat screen TV, phones, air-conditioned rooms, laundry, free wi-fi. $$: Jun 15–Sep 15 $95–$115, offseason $75–$85, ocean view rooms add $10. CC: AE, MC, V.


trail to the ocean, laundry, all non-smoking, wi-fi. $$: $100–$120, extra person (over 4) $10. CC: MC, V, AE, DC/E. Hawke’s Bay, Route 430 (F9) TORRENT RIVER INN / COTTAGES ccc (H/M) / cc½ (C) 3-2FT 29 Rooms, 5 housekeeping cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 248 5225 / 5283 F: (709) 248 5363 TF: (800) 563 8811 E: welcome@torrentriverinn.ca W: torrentriverinn. ca Description: Welcoming guests with warm hospitality, fine food, and quality accommodations for over 50 years. Amenities: Air conditioning in all rooms/dining room, Grab ‘n Go lunch counter, lounge, banquet facilities, iron/board, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV, wi-fi, laundry, ATM. Beside John Hogan Trail (8 km) and Salmon Interpretation Centre, patio, picnic sites. $$: $109–$149. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V, e-Transfer. Port au Choix, Route 430-28 (E9) JEANNIE’S SUNRISE B&B / COTTAGE cccc (B) / (C) 5 Rooms, 1 cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Fisher Street T: (709) 861 2254 / 7769 F: (709) 861 4963 TF: (877) 639 2789 E: jeanniessunrisebnb@yahoo. ca W: jeanniessunrisebb.com Description: Oceanfront property. Watch the fishing boats going and coming from the shrimp fishing ground. Beautiful sunrise, centre of town, in walking distance of everything, full view of ocean. Cottage has 2 rooms. Amenities: Purified water, healthy breakfast, non-smoking, phone, cable TV, laundry, all rooms with queen-size beds and private bathrooms, hiking, wi-fi, hair dryer, iron/board. $$: Single $79, double $99, extra person $20. Cottage: $99–$130. CC: MC, V. SEA ECHO CABINS / MOTEL ccc½ (C) / (H/M) -2

3 Cabins, 30 rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Fisher Street T: (709) 861 3777 F: (709) 861 3669 E: info@seaechomotel.ca W: seaechomotel. ca Description: Visit our many attractions, including the bread oven. Walk our beaches and watch the sunset. Amenities: TV, phone, cable, coffee pots, hair dryer, breakfast included with cabin, restaurant on-site Taste of Newfoundland and Labrador. $$: Cabins $125–$150. Motel $118– $138. CC: AE, JCB, MC, V. Reefs Harbour, Route 430 (D10) TUCKER’S COTTAGES ccc (C) 3-2 8 Housekeeping units, May 15–Nov 15 Loc: Route 430, Reefs Harbour Junction T: (709) 847 4211 / 6311 F: (709) 847 4211 E: tuckerscottages@ hotmail.ca W: tuckerscottages.ca Description:

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Modern, fully-equipped housekeeping cabins, 1 is wheelchair accessible. 20 minutes from Labrador ferry. Amenities: Wi-fi, non-smoking, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry, gas BBQs, near excellent salmon rivers, moose hunting area 45, cable TV, phone on premises, full-size stove and refrigerator, hiking trail nearby. $$: $90–$100, extra person $5, cots $5, pets $10. CC: MC, V, AE. Plum Point, Route 430 (D10) PLUM POINT MOTEL / CABINS ccc (H/M) / cc½ (C) -2 40 Rooms, 18 housekeeping cabins, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 247 2533 F: (709) 247 2327 TF: (888) 663 2533 E: info@plumpointmotel. nf.ca W: plumpointmotel.com Description: Waterfront property overlooking Old Ferrole Harbour. Minutes to Labrador ferry, 109 km from L’Anse aux Meadows. Amenities: Family dining specializing in seafood, Greco Xpress, gift shop, walking trails, banquet rooms, pub, laundry, wi-fi, ATM, fitness room, BBQ, in-room coffee/tea, hair dryer, iron/board, cable TV, room service, voicemail, 100% non-smoking. $$: $115– $150. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. St. Barbe, Route 430 (C10) DOCKSIDE COTTAGES / MOTEL cc½ (C) / ccc (H/M) 3210 Cottages, 20 rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 877 2444 / 2445 F: (709) 877 9459 TF: (877) 677 2444 E: docksidemotel@hotmail. com W: docksidemotel.nf.ca Description: Labrador ferry terminal on-site. L’Anse aux Meadows and St. Anthony only 75 minutes away. Amenities: Cable TV, lounge, dining room/restaurants, fax, ATM coffee maker in all rooms. $$: Cottages $95–$120, motel $90–$120. CC: AE, MC, V. GENEVIEVE BAY INN ccc (I) 8 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 247 2208 / 2140 F: (709) 247 2151 E: donnadoyle2011@gmail.com W: bit.ly/1JKsRLY Description: A hidden gem. We invite you to come and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings. Amenities: Conference room, wi-fi, laundry, TV, ironing board, lounge, takeout, reception room. $$: $80–$130. CC: e-Transfer. Flower’s Cove, Route 430 (C11) FRENCH ISLAND B&B ccc½ (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Carnell’s Lane T/F: (709) 456 2712 E: maggiec@nf.sympatico. ca W: bbcanada.com/frenchisland Description: Wonderful view the Strait of Bell Isle, Flowers Island, coast of Labrador, the Thrombolites, Marjorie’s Bridge, and Skin Boot Church.


Raleigh, Route 437 (A13) BURNT CAPE CABINS cccc½ (C) 3 7 Cabins, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 452 3521 / 2144 F: (709) 452 3521 E: bdz@nf.sympatico.ca W: burntcape.com Description: Waterfront cabins, great view of Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. 20 km from L’Anse aux Meadows, 15 km from St. Anthony, 9 km from Cape Onion. Amenities: Private laundry service, cable TV, BBQ, firepit, phone in each cabin, grocery store/gas bar, internet in cabin, restaurant, 1 km from Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. $$: Sep–May: 1 bedroom $99, 2 bedrooms $109; Jun–Aug: 1 bedroom $109, 2 bedrooms $129. CC: DC/E, MC, V. Griquet, Route 436 (B14) SOUTHWEST POND CABINS ccc½ (C) 8 Cabins, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 623 2140 / 2343 F: (709) 623 2249 TF: (800) 515 2261 E: fordsswpondcabins@hotmail. com W: southwestpondcabins.ca Description: Housekeeping units within a 10-minute drive to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, fishing, satellite TV, iceberg watching, hiking trails nearby, convenience store, laundry, playground, wi-fi, phone on premises. $$: Jun–Sep $109– $149, extra person $10, senior discount 10%, off-season rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. St. Lunaire, Route 436 (B14) ST. BRENDAN’S MOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 311 Units, Jun 1–Oct 15 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 623 2520 / 450 0747 Off-Season T: (709) 686 5299 E: info@stbrendansmotel.ca W: stbrendansmotel.ca Description: Rooms newly upgraded. Modern, environmentally friendly. Amenities: Private entrance and full private bath, air conditioning. Cable TV, wi-fi, spacious parking, restaurant within walking distance. Local attractions nearby, including L’Anse aux Meadows, iceberg/whale watching, boardwalks, and hiking. $$: $90–$120. CC: MC, V. Gunners Cove, Route 436 (B14) ANNIE’S RETREAT cccc (VH) 2 Vacation homes, May 20–Sep 30 Loc: Route 436 T: (877) 623 2018 / 754 3105 E: ajnoordhof@ gmail.com W: valhalla-lodge.com/rentals Description: Step back in time to one of our

beautiful historic vacation homes. Amenities: Ocean view, double Jacuzzi, breakfast included first morning, king-size bed, secluded, beachfront, balcony, high-speed internet, phone, satellite TV. $$: $200–$230. CC: MC, V. HILLSVIEW B&B cccc (B) 8 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Gunners Brook Road T: (709) 623 2424 Off-Season T: (709) 623 2212 TF: (877) 623 2424 E: ina@nf.sympatico.ca W: bbcanada.com/7999.html Description: Quiet, renovated outport home, 8 km before L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Amenities: King/queen/double beds, private bath/shower, complimentary full breakfast, homemade bread/jam/jellies, hair dryer, phone, fans, microwave, satellite TV, wi-fi, DVD. $$: Starting at $80. CC: V, MC. VALHALLA LODGE B&B ccc½ (TH) 4 5 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Route 436 T: (877) 623 2018 / 754 3105 Off-Season T: (709) 754 3105 E: noordhof@nf.sympatico.ca W: valhallalodge.com Description: Situated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, 5 miles from Viking site. Amenities: Private bath, whale/ iceberg watching, ocean view, satellite TV, sauna/Jacuzzi bath, high-speed internet, queen beds, non-smoking, library, complimentary continental breakfast, laundry. $$: $80, Double $115, off-season rates available, extra person $15. CC: DC/E, MC, V, e-Transfer. Straitsview, Route 436 (A14) SNORRI CABINS ccc½ (C) 32 5 Cabins, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 623 2241 / 2343 F: (709) 623 2249 TF: (877) 622 2241 E: fordssnorri@hotmail.com W: snorricabins.com Description: Check-in at Blake’s Cash-n-Carry. Near L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and Norstead (2 km). Amenities: BBQ, convenience store, satellite TV, phone on-site, wi-fi, fully-equipped kitchen, hair dryer, iceberg/whale watching, playground, private bath, boat tours nearby, laundry. $$: Jun– Sep $99–$139, extra person $10, senior discount 10%, off-season rates. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. Quirpon Island (A14-15) QUIRPON LIGHTHOUSE INN cccc (B) 572 10 Rooms, May 1–Oct 1 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 634 2285 F: (709) 639 1592 TF: (877) 254 6586 E: info@linkumtours.com W: linkumtours. com/wordpress/lighthouse-inns/quirponlighthouse-inn/ Description: Unique island experience as a lightkeeper, overlooking Iceberg Alley. Newfoundland’s longest iceberg season. Amenities: Indoor whale-watching station Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Boardwalk to view white rocks. Amenities: 1 room has 2 twin beds (private bath). 2 rooms have queen and twin beds (shared bath and private half bath). All rooms have private patio, satellite TV, wi-fi, laundry, full breakfast. $$: Shared bath $70, private bath $80, extra person $10. CC: V, MC.


overlooking a cove with a unique food supply that draws whales within touching distance of shore. Remote deserted island, Zodiac boat tours for accessing more distant icebergs and a nearby shipwreck. Operating lighthouse, helipad, private ferry, guided kayaking with icebergs and whales, hiking trails, a wide variety of birds. $$: $250–$400 including boat transfer and all meals. CC: MC, V. Hay Cove, L’Anse aux Meadows, Route 436 (A14) JENNY’S RUNESTONE HOUSE ccc½ (B) 4 5 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 25 Loc: 8 Main Street T: (709) 623 2811 TF: (877) 865 3958 E: jennifer_stpierre@ hotmail.com W: jennysrunestonehouse.ca Description: Hospitality is a tradition. Panoramic views, easy walk to North America’s only authenticated Viking settlement. Amenities: Generous and delicious breakfast, lovely rooms, natural beauty of seashores, landscape vistas, wildflowers and plants, fabulous ocean view, birdwatching, beachcombing, hiking, easy walk to Norstead Viking Port, iceberg and whale country, internet. Art and craft items sold here. Please, no pets. $$: $90–$150. CC: e-Transfer. VIKING NEST B&B ccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Hay Cove T/F: (709) 623 2238 TF: (877) 858 2238 E: vikingnest@ nf.aibn.com W: bbcanada.com/vikingvillage Description: 1 km from L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and the Norstead Village, 30-minute drive from St. Anthony. Amenities: Full breakfast, meals upon request, kitchen use, private/shared bath, hiking trails, whales/ icebergs, non-smoking, phone, TV, airport services, queen-size beds, complimentary snacks, wi-fi. $$: Single $52, double $72+, private bath extra, off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V. VIKING VILLAGE B&B cccc (B) 5 Rooms, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: Hay Cove T/F: (709) 623 2238 TF: (877) 858 2238 E: vikingnest@ nf.aibn.com W: bbcanada.com/vikingvillage Description: 1 km from L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and Norse Village. View the Atlantic Ocean. Takeout and family dining nearby. Ask about area entertainment. 30-minute drive to St. Anthony. Amenities: Private baths ensuite/queen-size beds, meals upon request, complimentary full breakfast/ evening snack, laundry, fax, satellite TV, hiking trails, whale/iceberg watching nearby, honeymoon suite, rooms with patios, ocean view, wi-fi, art gallery, local handmade crafts. $$: Single $75, double $88+, senior rates, offseason rates. CC: AE, MC, V.

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St. Anthony, Route 430 (B14) CROWS NEST INN cccc (TH) 8 Rooms, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Spruce Lane T: (709) 454 3402 TF: (877) 454 3402 E: info@crowsnestinn.ca W: crowsnestinn.ca Description: We offer privacy and all of our rooms offer comforts for today’s traveller. Rooms are decorated with locally handcrafted furnishings. Iceberg Alley, boat tour, restaurants and Tim Hortons nearby. Amenities: 5 modern rooms each with 3-piece ensuite, cable TV, wi-fi, mini fridge, coffee maker, ample parking, select rooms have harbour view or private entrance, complimentary in-room coffee/tea, queen and twin rooms, tourist info available. $$: Queen $99, queen/twin $109, extra person $10, off-season $79–$89. CC: MC, V. FISHING POINT B&B cccc (B) 2 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Fishing Point Road T: (709) 454 2009 / 6938 Off-Season T: (709) 454 3117 TF: (866) 454 2009 E: l.budgell@ nf.sympatico.ca W: bbcanada.com/6529.html Description: Breathtaking, private, waterfront location. A charming original fisherman’s dwelling nestled within rocky seashore. Amenities: Seafarer’s breakfast, cable TV, phone, laundry, free wi-fi, queen beds plus ensuite or private baths, homemade breads/jams, great beach for kayaks and campfires, spacious decks with spectacular view, next to Fishing Point Park with Light Keeper’s Café plus whale and iceberg watching, near Northland Discovery Boat Tours, Grenfell Historic Properties, L’Anse aux Meadows. $$: $130–$150, extra person $15. CC: V. GRENFELL HERITAGE HOTEL AND SUITES ccc½ (H/M) 32FT 20 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 McChada Drive T: (709) 454 8395 / 8394 F: (709) 454 8399 TF: (888) 450 8398 E: desmondmcdonald@ grenfellheritagehotel.ca W: grenfellheritagehotel.ca Description: Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. A beautiful, modern hotel offering all the latest services and amenities. #1 accommodation for our area. Amenities: Wi-fi, laundry, gift shop, cable TV, queen-size beds, air conditioning, continental breakfast, honeymoon suites with whirlpool tub, full housekeeping units with balconies. $$: Peak season $129.99+, normal discounts, off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V. HAVEN INN ccc½ (H/M) 3-2F 38 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 14 Goose Cove Road T: (709) 454 9100 F: 1 (709) 454 2270 TF: (877) 428 3646 E: haven.inn@nf.sympatico.ca W: haveninn.ca Description: Located overlooking St. Anthony with family-style dining room. Near


HOTEL NORTH ccc½ (H/M) 2 48 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 19 West Street T: (709) 454 3300 / 899 0053 F: (709) 454 3305 TF: (855) 454 3300 E: hotelnorthstanthony@ bellaliant.ca W: hotelnorth.ca Description: Near Jungle Jim’s restaurant. Amenities: Business centre, free wi-fi, cable TV, air conditioning, coffee maker, iron/board, refrigerator, pillow top mattress, flat screen TV, efficiency units, 2 cabins available. $$: $95–$209. CC: MC, V, AE. LIGHTHOUSE COTTAGES cccc (C) 2 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 374 West Street T: (709) 454 4953 / 5007 F: (709) 454 4966 TF: 877 333 4953 E: info@lighthousecottages.ca W: lighthousecottages.ca Description: 1-bedroom cottages. Scenic fishing point, walking trails, and iceberg alley, all only 1 km away. Amenities: Laundry in each unit, private 4-piece bath, fridge, stove, microwave, free wi-fi, satellite TV, BBQ, convenience store, ATM, fax. $$: $120–$130. CC: AE, MC, V. LYNN’S B&B ccc½ (B) 3 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 340–342 West Street T: (709) 454 2677 TF: (877) 510 2287 E: lynnsbb@ hotmail.ca W: bbcanada.com/13135.html Description: Beautiful garden and spacious home overlooking harbour. Amenities: Suite–1 queen and 1 twin bed with private bath. Also, 2 rooms with double beds. TV, phone, whale/ iceberg watching, National Historic Site/Grenfell Historic Site nearby, homemade breads/jams, full breakfast included, laundry, free wi-fi, cable TV. $$: $70–$95. CC: V. SNUGGLE INN COTTAGE SUITES ccc½ (S) 3 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 22 Gulley Bank Road T: (709) 454 2408 / 7810 Off-Season T: (709) 454 3904 TF: (877) 454 4667 E: snuggleinn@ nf.aibn.com W: snuggleinn.ca Description: Spacious, modern, fully-equipped suites. Amenities: 1- and 2-bedroom cottages, fullyequipped kitchen, pullout sofa, queen beds, wi-fi, laundry in each suite, cable TV, BBQ on deck, all linens/towels provided. $$: 1 bedroom $99–$199, 2 bedrooms $129–$169. CC: AE, MC, V.

TRAILSEND HOSPITALITY HOME cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 1 Cormack Street T: (709) 454 8477 / 5417 F: (709) 454 8477 TF: (866) 554 8477 E: info@trailsendbandb.com W: trailsendbandb.com Description: In a quiet residential area. Close to main attractions, centrally located. Amenities: Full breakfast, iceberg/whale watching, Grenfell Museum/ National Historic Site nearby, non-smoking, cable TV, phone, laundry, wi-fi. $$: $65–$100, cots $15. CC: V. Main Brook, Route 432 (C13) TUCKAMORE COUNTRY INN cccc (I) 2FT 5 Rooms, 3 suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Southwest Pond Road T: (709) 865 6361 F: (709) 865 2112 TF: (888) 865 6361 E: tuckamore.lodge@ nf.sympatico.ca W: tuckamorelodge.com BL: tuckamorelodge.blogspot.ca Description: Exquisite Scandinavian-style accommodations. Amenities: All rooms have private shower. Suites have private shower/whirlpool tub. Free wi-fi and free parking. Hot tub, sauna, non-smoking rooms, full complimentary breakfast, laundry, airport shuttle, late checkout, bus tour/car rental nearby, wi-fi, satellite TV, hair dryer, shampoo/ conditioner/soap, toothpaste/mouthwash. $$: Single $150, double $160, suites $180, extra person $10. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE. Roddickton, Route 433 (E12) MAYFLOWER COTTAGES / INN cc½ (C) / ccc (H/M) 3-2FTY 3 Cottages, Jun 1–Oct 31; 22 rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 63 Major Street T: (709) 457 2328 F: (709) 457 2321 TF: (866) 218 4400 E: shanna@ mayfloweradventures.com W: mayflowerinn.ca Description: #1 accommodation on TripAdvisor for area. Winner of 2009 HNL Tourism Business of the Year award. Luxurious beds, pristine rooms, icebergs/whales boat tour, adventure packages, walking trails, gift shop. Amenities: Wi-fi, complimentary continental breakfast, ocean view, non-smoking, cable TV, phone, laundry, Green Moose Centre, refrigerator, underground Atlantic salmon pool, close to French Shore historic site, walking/hiking trails, wildlife viewing including moose, black bear, woodland caribou, all Newfoundland products gift shop. $$: Cottages $139–$169, rooms $109– $189. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

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major attractions. Amenities: Banquet facilities, dining room, private bath/shower, selected rooms with Jacuzzi/fireplace, room service, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron/board, free wi-fi, computer station, ATM, non-smoking. $$: $105–$147, extra person $10, senior discount. CC: MC, V, AE.


Campgrounds Southwest Newfoundland, Route 1 (S2) J.T. CHEESEMAN PROVINCIAL PARK 92 Sites, Mid-May–Mid-Sep Loc: 10 km east of Port aux Basques; take the park Exit off Route 1, not the Exit to Route 408 at Cape Ray T: (709) 695 7222 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping. ca Description: Users of the Marine Atlantic ferry find this park a convenient first and last stop on the island. Spectacular beach. Exercise caution when near endangered Piping Plover breeding habitat. Amenities: Electrical hookups, hiking trail, pit privies, unsupervised outdoor swimming, playground, viewing point, trout angling, beach, birdwatching, comfort station with washrooms, showers, public phone. $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. Doyles, Route 406 (S3) GRAND CODROY RV / TENT CAMPING PARK ccc (F) / c½ (R) 32-FY 80 Sites, Mid-May–Sep 30 Loc: Exit to Route 406, Doyles Station Road 1½ km off Route 1 T: (709) 955 2520 / 2058 TF: (877) 955 2520 E: grandcodroyrvcamping@nf.sympatico. ca W: grandcodroy.com Description: First fully-serviced site off the ferry! We are familyowned and make you feel at home! In beautiful Codroy Valley on the banks of Grand Codroy River. Amenities: Fully serviced (water/electric/ sewer), large level sites, comfort station, laundry, walking trails, payphone, wi-fi, grassy tent sites, free firewood, free showers, gathering shelter, craft shop, birdwatching. Near golf, wildlife museum, hiking, sandy beaches, lighthouse, historic churches, fish plant, canoeing and kayaking. $$: Daily $22–$34, weekly $132–$204, taxes included. Contact us for tenting and seasonal rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) PIRATE’S HAVEN ATV FRIENDLY RV PARK ccc½ (F) / ccc (R) F 50 Fully-serviced sites, May 1–Oct 15 Loc: 100 km east of Port aux Basques T: (709) 645 2169 / 649 0601 E: paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca W: pirateshavenadventures.com Description: Large private lots and scenic views overlooking Robinsons River. Amenities: Water, power (30- and 50-amp), sewer, dumping station, 70’ pull-through sites. ATV/SBS tours/rentals. Kids’ playground, pool, volleyball, basketball, wi-fi, convenience store, exercise room, washrooms, showers, laundry, firewood, activity centre with food and refreshments (wheelchair accessible), themed nights, music and events. Minutes from

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salmon rivers, directly off T’Railway, great hiking trails and natural swimming holes nearby. $$: 30-amp $30, 50-amp $35, seasonal/weekly/ monthly rates available. CC: AE, MC, V. Barachois Pond Provincial Park, Route 1 (P6) BARACHOIS POND PROVINCIAL PARK 3 150 Sites, Mid-May–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 1, 24 km from St. George’s, 20 km from Stephenville T: (709) 649 0048 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: The largest and among the most popular provincial parks. Large lake for swimming, boating, angling, water skiing. Hike up the Erin Mountain Trail for a panoramic view of the land and sea of the west coast. Amenities: Picnic table, fireplace, wheelchair-accessible comfort station, washrooms/showers, laundry, dumping station, remote campsite/group camping, day-use area, unsupervised swimming, boating, fishing. $$: See website. CC: MC, V. Burgeo, Route 480 (T8) SANDBANKS PROVINCIAL PARK 30 Sites, Late May–Mid-Sep Loc: Burgeo T: (709) 886 2331 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: Some of the most magnificent beaches on the island portion of this province. The endangered Piping Plover nests here, please exercise caution. Amenities: Day-use facilities, dumping station, pit privies, playground, swimming, viewing point, walking trails, comfort stations with washrooms and laundry. $$: See website. CC: MC, V. Kippens, Route 460 (O5) ZENZVILLE CAMPGROUND ccc (F) / cc (R) 104 Sites, May 15–Oct 1 Loc: 6 km west of Stephenville T: (709) 648 9232 / 9282 E: zenzville@yahoo.ca W: zenzville.info Description: A fully-serviced campground on the French Ancestors Route. Amenities: 2 heated pools, measuring 30’x60’ and 18’x24’, with a slide for children. 30-amp service, laundry, canteen, dogs permitted on leash, walking distance to ocean, free hot showers, firepits, wood, ice, limited camping supplies, games room, small selection of books/DVDs. $$: Unserviced $19, semi-serviced $26–$28, fullyserviced $30, taxes included. CC: MC, V.


Lark Harbour, Route 450 (M5) BLOW ME DOWN PROVINCIAL PARK 28 Sites, Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 450, 58 km off Route 1, 2 km from Lark Harbour T: (709) 681 2430 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping. ca Description: Small, scenic park situated in a peninsula jutting into the Bay of Islands. Amenities: Hiking trails, beach, day-use facilities, dumping station, pit privies, playground, viewing point, drinking taps throughout the park, comfort station with washrooms, laundry. $$: See website. CC: MC, V. Steady Brook, Route 1 (N7) GEORGE’S MOUNTAIN VILLAGE TRAILER PARK cc½ (F) / c½ (R) 8 Fully-serviced sites, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: Route 1, base of Marble Mountain T: (709) 639 8168 F: (709) 639 7168 E: georgesmountainvillage@ g m a i l . c o m W: g e o r g e s s k i w o r l d . c o m Description: Just 5 minutes east of Corner Brook and 1 hour outside Gros Morne National Park, convenience at it best. Amenities: Laundry, gas station, convenience store, souvenirs, restaurants, Tim Hortons, Liquor Store, 5-minute walk from 150’ tall Steady Brook Falls. $$: Trailers $35, tenting (2 tents maximum) $20. CC: MC, V, AE. Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) GATEWAY TO THE NORTH RV PARK cc½ (F) / c½ (R) 4 60 Serviced sites, May 15–Sep 15 Loc: Take Exit 16 from Route 1, head north 200 metres, we are on the left T: (709) 635 2693 / 5888 F: (709) 635 2693 Off-Season T: (772) 618 4848 TF:

(888) 818 8898 E: geribeaulieu@hotmail.com W: gatewaytothenorthrvpark.com Description: Deluxe campground on the banks of the Humber River. Amenities: Large full-service sites, 50-amp sites are 65-feet long, pull-through sites, big rigs welcome, tenting, laundry, showers, canoe rentals, centrally located, cabin rental, free wi-fi, picnic tables, firepits, ice. $$: 30-amp with water, sewer, and electricity $29, 50-amp add $5. CC: MC, V. Howley, Route 401 (M9) GRAND LAKE TOURIST PARK cc (F) / cc (R) 5 Unserviced, 25 serviced sites, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: 13 km south of Route 1 on Route 401; follow directional signs 2 km through town T: (709) 636 2912 E: sue.brown@nf.sympatico.ca W: grandlaketouristpark.com Description: Quiet, treed campground on Grand Lake, large sites, some private, beautiful scenery, good fishing, close to ATV T’Railway, blueberry picking during Aug–Sep. A great place to stay and explore. Amenities: Washroom/shower, unsupervised swimming, picnic tables, town water, pit privies, firewood for sale, canoe/paddle boat rentals, 24-hour security, valet parking, 45 minutes from Gros Morne, 60 minutes from Corner Brook, general store/gas station nearby. $$: Unserviced $20, semi-serviced $25. CC: V, MC. Cormack, Route 422 (L8) FUNLAND RESORT TRAILER PARK cc½ (F) / cc (R) F 83 Sites, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: Take exit to Route 422 from Route 430, 6 km north of Deer Lake T: (709) 635 7227 F: (709) 635 7237 E: v_eddy@ hotmail.com W: funlandresort.com Description: Summer fun and winter adventure, complete with 10 cottages, 83 full-service campsites. Amenities: Mini-golf, laundry, swimming pool, 200’ water slide, petting zoo, restaurant, takeout, Liquor Express, convenience store, lounge. $$: Tent sites (max 4 per site) $25, fully-serviced sites $30. CC: MC, V. SIR RICHARD SQUIRES MEMORIAL PROVINCIAL PARK 155 Sites, Late May–Early Sep Loc: Route 422, 30 km from Route 430 T: (709) 636 1509 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: Angling, photography, watch salmon leaping the waterfalls, boreal forest, birdwatching. Large but quiet park. Amenities: Hiking trails, salmon angling, boat rentals for licenced salmon anglers only, day-use facilities, picnic sites, pit privies, playground, viewing point, drinking water taps throughout the park, Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) KINSMEN PRINCE EDWARD CAMPGROUND & RV PARK cc½ (F) / c½ (R) 3FT 90 Sites, Jun 24–Sep 5 Loc: From Route 1 take Cox’s Cove exit to Riverside Drive, then take Route 440; park entrance is about 2 km on left T: (709) 637 1580 / 634 7262 F: (709) 634 4025 Off-Season F: (709) 634 4146 E: reservations@princeedwardrvpark.com W: princeedwardrvpark.com Description: Find yourself in the quiet wilderness, yet still located within the City of Corner Brook and all of its amenities. A quick walk on the trails takes you to breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands. Amenities: Showers, laundry, serviced sites, new playground, basketball, volleyball, badminton, walking trails, child/family entertainment and activities, ice, payphone, wi-fi, firewood. $$: Unserviced $23, semi-serviced $30, fullyserviced $32, taxes included. CC: MC, V.


comfort station/washrooms/laundry, dumping station. $$: See website. CC: MC, V. Lomond, Route 431 (K7) GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK– LOMOND CAMPGROUND 84T 29 Sites, Mid-May–Mid-Oct Loc: 18 km from Wiltondale on Route 431 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne. info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne Description: 25 drive-in sites and 4 beach sites. Located on the shores of Bonne Bay, with stunning ocean views. Great location for boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and picnics. Amenities: Firepits, kitchen shelters, playground, flush toilets, hot water, dumping station, hiking trails, fishing nearby, close to ocean. $$: Please call. CC: AE, MC, V. Lomond River, Route 431 (K7) LOMOND RIVER LODGE CAMPGROUND cc½ (F) / c (R) 40 Sites, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 10 km from Route 430 on Route 431 T: (709) 453 2428 F: (709) 458 2399 Off-Season T: (709) 458 2415 TF: (877) 456 6663 E: info@lomond-river-lodge. com W: lomond-river-lodge.com Description: Located on Lomond River, a scheduled salmon river. Bordering on Gros Morne National Park. Centrally located. Amenities: Takeout, dumping station, convenience store, fishing, lounge, hiking trails, picnic area, playground, shower/washroom, laundry, high-speed satellite internet. $$: Unserviced $17, serviced $23–$29. CC: MC, V, AE. Shoal Brook, Route 431 (K7) THE WATER’S EDGE RV PARK cc½ (F) / c½ (R) 25 Sites, Jun 1- Oct 15 Loc: Route 431. T: (709) 453 2020 / 2280 F: (709) 453 2361 Off-Season T: (709) 453 2361 E: RPM1966@hotmail.ca W: grosmorne. ca/watersedge Description: Bordering Bonne Bay. Fantastic views and whale watching. Near the Discovery Centre and Tablelands. Amenities: Trout fishing, bird/whale/seal watching, access to the beach, craft shop, picnic tables, playground, near hiking trails, electrical/ water hookups, shower/washroom, supplies for campers. $$: $17–$30. CC: MC, V. Trout River, Route 431 (K6) GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK– TROUT RIVER CAMPGROUND 84T 44 Sites, Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: 2 km from Trout River off Route 431 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (866) 787 6221 E: grosmorne. info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne Description: 40 drive-in sites, 4 walk-in sites,

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overlooking Trout River Pond and the Tablelands. Campground offers 2 oTENTiks (part tent, part cabin). Ideal location for kayaking on Trout River Pond. Amenities: Firepits, kitchen shelters, playground, flush toilets, hot water, wi-fi, boat launch, day-use area nearby. $$: Please call. CC: AE, MC, V. Rocky Harbour, Route 430 (K7) GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK–BERRY HILL CAMPGROUND 84T 69 Sites, Mid-Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: 5 km north of Rocky Harbour off Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (866) 787 6221 E: grosmorne. info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne Description: This wooded campground is the largest in the park and offers 3 oTENTiks (part tent, part cabin). Near Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, the recreation complex, and the visitor centre. Amenities: Firepits, kitchen shelters, playground, flush toilets, hot water, dumping station, hiking trails, group camping site. $$: Please call. CC: AE, MC, V. GROS MORNE RV / CAMPGROUND ccc (F) / c½ (R) 75 Sites, May 15–Sep 15 Loc: From Route 430, turn left at Irving station on West Link Road then go 2 km T: (877) 488 3133 F: (709) 458 3122 Off-Season T: (709) 458 2238 E: info@grosmornervcampground.com W: grosmornervcampground.com Description: Situated in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. RV/private campsites and motel accommodations. Walking distance to ocean sunsets, Good Sam Park. Amenities: Dump station, water/sewer/electrical hookups (15-, 30-, and 50-amp), hot showers, washrooms, firepits, laundry, playground, free wi-fi, payphones, firewood, confectionery, cook shelter, motel accommodations. $$: $25–$35. CC: MC, V. Norris Point, Route 430 (K7) GROS MORNE/NORRIS POINT KOA ccc (F) / ccc (R) FY 103 Sites, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: Turn left on Norris Point Access Road and drive 1½ km past Gros Morne Info Centre T: (709) 458 2229 OffSeason T: (709) 458 2404 TF: (800) 562 3441 E: spirity.pond@nf.sympatico.ca W: koa.com/ campgrounds/gros-morne/ Description: A family-owned campground located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park, just minutes from all park attractions. Campsites accommodate big rigs to tents! Amenities: Private L-shaped sites with firepits, pull-through RV sites, 20- to 50-amp service, hot showers, washrooms/ laundry, recreation room, hiking, boating/ swimming, kitchen shelter, playground,


Green Point, Route 430 (J7) GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK– GREEN POINT CAMPGROUND 84T 31 Unserviced sites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 12 km north of Rocky Harbour on Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (866) 787 6221 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/ grosmorne Description: Offers an oTENTik (part tent, part cabin). On the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, let the sound of the waves put you to sleep. $$: Please call. Cow Head, Route 430 (I7) GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK– SHALLOW BAY CAMPGROUND 84T 62 Unserviced sites, Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: 1 km north of Cow Head off Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (866) 727 6221 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/ grosmorne Description: Close to white sandy beach and sand dunes, ideal for spending the day exploring or swimming. Campground offers 2 oTENTiks (part tent, part cabin). Amenities: Drive-in sites, firepits, kitchen shelters, playground, flush toilets, hot water, dumping station, wi-fi, beach. $$: Please call. CC: AE, MC, V. SEA BREEZE RV PARK cc½ (F) 8 Sites, May 10–Oct 5 Loc: Follow the signs from Route 430 T: (709) 243 2888 TF: (877) 743 2888 E: robertaherr@hotmail.com W: seabreezebb.ca Description: Oceanfront camping Gros Morne National Park. The closest RV park to Western Brook boat tour. Amenities: 30-amp electric, sewer, great water, leveled gravel with grass area, 2 large private clean hot showers/washrooms, tables, free wi-fi, no tents, on Shallow Bay with stunning sunrises and sunsets, 5-minute walk to Gros Morne Theatre, 12-minute drive to Western Brook, The Arches, Broom Point Tours. The Light House Trail is almost out your door, easy walk to 2 restaurants, and the largest grocery store in the park. No National Park pass required. $$: Daily $29, weekly $170, based on a family of 4, extra person $5. CC: V, MC. Portland Creek Pond, Route 430 (H8) MOUNTAIN WATERS RESORT PARK cc½ (F) / c½ (R) 30 Serviced, 20 unserviced sites, Jun 1– Oct 1 Loc: 5 km north of Portland Creek T: (709) 898 2490 TF: (877) 898 2490 E: paulette@mountainwatersresor t.ca W: mountainwatersresort.ca Description: Portland

Creek River within park. Fantastic salmon fishing. Near Gros Morne Theatre Festival, The Arches, Bennett House, Western Brook boat tour. Amenities: Level 20’x80’ RV sites, electric (30-amp), water, sewer hookup. We cater to RV groups. $$: Serviced (3-way hookup) with hot shower $28, unserviced and hot shower $18. CC: MC, V. River of Ponds, Route 430 (F9) RIVER OF PONDS CAMPGROUND cc½ (F) / c½ (R) -F 39 Unserviced, 15 semi-serviced sites, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 225 3130 / 3421 F: (709) 225 3130 E: dfmahar77@hotmail. com Description: Large private sites on large lake for trout and salmon fishing, swimming, boating, angling, water skiing. Amenities: Craft/ convenience store, salmon river, pit privies, viewing point, drinking taps throughout the park, private campsites, showers, payphone, tanning bed, laundry, firepits, dumping station. $$: Unserviced $15, serviced $21, please call. CC: MC, V. Hawke’s Bay, Route 430 (F9) TORRENT RIVER NATURE PARK AND CAMPGROUND cc (F) / c (R) 321 Sites, Jun–Sep Loc: Route 430, Main Street, just before Torrent River Bridge. T: (709) 248 5344 / 861 5216 F: (709) 248 5201 E: info@ torrentriver.ca W: torrentriver.ca Description: Angling river, nature park and campground, 4 km of boardwalk, view wild Atlantic salmon at the Interpretation Centre that leads to an underground viewing chamber. Amenities: Visitor Information Centre, interpretive programs, 20 serviced sites can accommodate 40’ trailers, washroom/shower facilities, dumping station, John Hogan Trail (4 km along Torrent River), celebrate Canada Day at the park. $$: $20–$27. CC: MC, V. Port au Choix, Route 430-28 (E9) OCEAN SIDE RV PARK cc (F) 26 Double sites, 10 unserviced sites, May 1– Sep 15 Loc: 13 km from Route 430 T: (709) 861 3163 / 3279 F: (709) 861 3130 E: kelly3279@ hotmail.com W: bit.ly/1MU9oNt Description: Spacious park with picnic ground, swings, and table. Double electrical hookups with space for tenting, fireplace. Amenities: Electrical service, water hookups, central dump station, park tables, playground/swings, washrooms/showers. $$: $15–$30, taxes included. CC: e-Transfer. SEA SHORE RV PARK c (F) 10 Serviced sites, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Just off the Main Road T: (709) 861 3777 / 3885 F: (709) 861 Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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jumping pillow, convenience/gift shop, free wi-fi and wired internet, and “K-9 kamp” (pet playground). $$: Sites $24–$45, Kamping cabins $60–$65, deluxe cabins $123. CC: MC, V.


3669 E: info@seaechomotel.ca W: seaechomotel. ca Description: Lots to see in historic Port au Choix. Camp near the shore, watch the sunset. Amenities: Fully-serviced sites, picnic tables, near convenience store, restaurants, laundry, gas station/propane, minutes from National Historic Site. $$: $20. CC: AE, DC/E, MC. St. Barbe, Route 430 (C10) ST. BARBE RV PARK cc (F) 20 Unserviced, 8 semi-serviced sites, Jun 1–Sep 20 Loc: Within walking distance of Labrador ferry dock, inside a secured fenced area across from Dockside Motel on the main road coming into St. Barbe T: (709) 877 2515 / 2272 F: (709) 877 2515 TF: (877) 999 2515 E: juanita_gibbons@ yahoo.ca W: docksidemotel.nf.ca/rvpark.php Description: Spend the night in your RV on-site and go exploring other points of interest while your RV is safely parked in a secured fenced area. Amenities: Restaurant, gas station, grocery and convenience store, showers, laundry, kitchen, washrooms in comfort station, TV, internet. $$: Tents and unserviced sites $30, semi-serviced sites $40. CC: AE, MC, V. Raleigh, Route 437 (A13) PISTOLET BAY PROVINCIAL PARK 30 Semi-serviced sites, Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: 12 km off Route 430 T: (709) 454 7570 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: Near L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. Amenities: Comfort station with washrooms, laundry, showers, day-use facilities, pit privies, freshwater swimming, drinking taps throughout the park, salmon river nearby, private sites, kitchen shelter. $$: See website. CC: MC, V.

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Quirpon, Route 436 (A14) VIKING RV PARK cc½ (F) F 30 Sites, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: On Route 436 follow signs to L’Anse aux Meadows, turn right at Quirpon intersection and we’re 200 metres on the left T: (709) 623 2425 / 2046 F: (709) 623 2046 Off-Season T: (403) 597 2255 E: vikingrvpark@hotmail.com Description: Closest RV Park to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Amenities: Showers, washrooms, dumping station, firepits, payphone, laundry, wi-fi, café. $$: $18–$28. CC: V, e-Transfer. Bide Arm, Route 433 (E12) ARMISTICE PARK c (F) / c (R) 8 Sites, 3 tenting sites, Jun 1–Sep 1 Loc: Off Route 433 T: (709) 457 2413 F: (709) 457 2663 E: roddickton@nf.aibn.com W: roddickton. bidearm.ca Description: A wide variety of family-oriented attractions and scenic and relaxing walking trails for amateurs as well as advanced hikers. Amenities: Water and dumping station 3 km in town, picnic areas, serviced campsites, parking area, lookouts, beautiful scenery. $$: Unserviced $10, electrical service $20. CC: V.


Port aux Basques, Route 1 (T3) APPALACHIAN TRAIL FY The IATNL extends from Port aux Basques along the Long Range Mountains to Crow Head, east of L’Anse aux Meadows. See individual trail descriptions. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: TransCanada Trail at historic train site T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com $$: Annual membership: individual $15, family $40, corporate/community $50, donations accepted. RAILWAY HERITAGE MUSEUM 9F Visit the museum and see the Mushrow Astrolabes, extremely rare navigational instruments from the early 17th century discovered near Isle aux Morts; there are only a few in the world. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, tours run Jun–Sep Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 695 5775 / 694 1775 F: (709) 695 9852 E: sstrickland@ portauxbasques.ca W: portauxbasques. ca/tourism/railway_heritage_center.php $$: Museum tour $2, train tour $5, family package $10. Cow Head

the winter. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, office hours 6am–10pm Loc: 59 Regional Street T: (709) 695 8983 / 3861 E: shudamunks@hotmail.com W: shudamunksadventures.ca $$: Half-day sideby-side tours $138, multi-day tours $1,475 per ATV, $385 for passenger. See website or call. Winter rates. T’RAILWAY PROVINCIAL PARK Established in 1997, this park stretches almost 900 km from Port aux Basques to St. John’s. The first section is a 24-km, 4-hour trail across coastal lowland barrens from Port aux Basques to McDougal Gulch. Cape Ray has a sandy beach with shorebirds. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Adjacent to the Port aux Basques ferry terminal T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks Isle aux Morts, Route 470 (T3) BOAT COVE POND TRAIL F A short, scenic trail providing a breathtaking view of the community and littered with pitcher plants. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 470 T: (709) 698 3441 / 3313 F: (709) 698 3449 E: blanfordbillard@yahoo.ca W: isleauxmorts.ca HARVEY TRAIL F Enjoy a relaxing walk along the scenic coastline where the Harveys performed 2 daring rescues. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 470 T: (709) 698 3441 / 3313 F: (709) 698 3449 E: colleenhatcher@hotmail.ca W: isleauxmorts.ca $$: Donations accepted. Rose Blanche, Route 470 (T4) BARACHOIS FALLS HIKING TRAIL F Visit the breathtaking Barachois Waterfall at the end of a newly renovated 1-km boardwalk. Season: May–Oct Loc: Route 470 T: (709) 956 2540 F: (709) 956 2541 E: townofroseblanche@ nf.aibn.com

SCOTT’S COVE/HARBOUR BOARDWALK 3 Scott’s Cove Park on the harbourfront has 15 specially designed portable kiosks modelled after Newfoundland fishing stages painted in pastel colours like traditional outport villages. Season: Jun 15–Sep 15, live music (weather permitting) Mon–Thu, 7pm–9pm Loc: 131 Caribou Road T: (709) 695 5775 / 694 1995 F: (709) 695 9852 E: sstrickland@portauxbasques. ca W: portauxbasques.ca SHUDAMUNKS ADVENTURE TOURS F An ATV/UTV tour business offering one-day and multi-day tours in the Port aux Basques area. Snowmobiling tours and excursions in

ROSE BLANCHE LIGHTHOUSE 32579 This is one of the last granite lighthouses on the Atlantic seaboard. It was built in 1873 and restored in 1999. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, 8am–8pm Loc: Route 470 T: (709) 956 2052 / 2903 F: (709) 956 2211 E: rblighthouse@nf.aibn. com W: roseblanchelighthouse.ca $$: Call. CC: MC, V. Grand Bay West, Off Route 1 (T3) GRAND BAY WEST TRAIL Walkways, interpretative panels, and viewing areas provide spectacular scenery for visitors while educating them on the preservation and conservation efforts for the Piping Plover and Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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natural habitat. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Take Grand Bay West Road to Kyle Lane, turn left for parking lot T: (709) 695 5775 / 694 1995 F: (709) 695 9852 E: sstrickland@portauxbasques.ca W: portauxbasques.ca Southwest Newfoundland, Route 1 (S2) J.T. CHEESEMAN PROVINCIAL PARK 3 This park on the Cape Ray barrens features bogs, rolling forested hills, floral species, and wildlife. Smokey Cape Trail A 2-km trail from the day-use area to the coast where the spray from breaking waves looks like smoke, and hence the trail’s name. Season: Mid-May–MidSep Loc: Route 1, 12.7 km from ferry terminal T: (709) 695 7222 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. Cape Ray, Route 408 (S2) GRAND CODROY WAY FY A 32-km (20-mile) wilderness mountain trail and route between Cape Ray and Starlight Trail. A 2-day hike with 1 night in a tent, moderate difficultly. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Tower Road T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com CAPE RAY LIGHTKEEPERS HOUSE 9 Next to the automated lighthouse, the house showcases exhibits on Palaeo-Eskimos who lived here 1,200–1,900 years ago and also provides information on the underwater telegraph cable to Nova Scotia. Craft store and free parking available. Season: Jun 30–Sep 7, daily 11am–7pm Loc: Route 408 T: (709) 695 2072 / 2995 F: (709) 695 7679 Off-Season T: (709) 695 3072 E: anne_osmond@hotmail.ca $$: Donations accepted. Doyles, Route 406 (S3) CHURCH OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 57 Located in the scenic Codroy Valley, the church was constructed in 1912 by volunteer carpenters with local material cut by residents of the area. The bell tower was constructed a few years later. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Station Road T: (709) 955 2250 F: (709) 955 3316 E: lyd7@hotmail.com W: rcchurch.com/index. php/parishes/codroy-valley Upper Ferry, Route 406 (S3) CODROY VALLEY WETLAND INTERPRETATION CENTRE 3F A Wetlands of International Importance and Important Bird Area. There are high concentrations and a large variety of waterfowl, many rare or absent from NL. Available for viewing are displays on waterfowl, information on species, the Codroy Valley, and the estuary.

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Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, 10am–6pm, may be open longer hours during the summer Wetlands Trail A serene trail along the Grand Codroy Wetlands. The trail is a birding hotspot. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 406 T: (709) 955 2155 / 2109 E: codroyvada@gmail.com $$: Donations accepted. Searston, Route 407 (S2) CODROY VALLEY PROVINCIAL PARK A natural and scenic attraction park, this beach is located at the mouth of the Grand Codroy River. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Oct Loc: Route 407 T: (709) 695 7222 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/ parks $$: Check website. Codroy, Route 406 (R2) HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH 57 Built in 1913 to replace a church destroyed in a windstorm in 1912, and was constructed with volunteer labour and donated materials. It is a spiritual building and is open to anyone for prayer. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 406 T: (709) 955 2017 / 2242 E: jamesvhilliard@hotmail. com W: heritage.nf.ca/articles/society/holytrinity-church-codroy.php $$: Free. Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) GALE’S FARM F Local strawberries, raspberries, and vegetables. Strawberry u-pick fields are chemical free. Season: May 15–Oct 31, daily 8:30am–4:30pm Loc: Off Route 1 near Robinsons T: (709) 645 2090 / 649 2090 Off-Season T: (709) 643 2654 E: gale.eileen@gmail.com WELLS FARM MARKET F Farm market featuring a wide variety of local produce. Small sheep and lamb flock. Season: Aug 1–Nov 14, 9:30am–4:30pm Loc: Church Road T: (709) 645 2203 / 649 3958 F: (709) 645 3992 E: eandgwells@eastlink.ca St. George’s, Route 461 (P5) K’TAQMKUK MI’KMAQ HISTORICAL MUSEUM 57 Celebrating the rich culture of the Mi’kmaq people of Newfoundland. Aboriginal youth are eagerly waiting to welcome you, offering tours and to share their knowledge of local culture. Season: Jun 21–Aug 28, daily 10am–5pm Loc: 183 Main Street T: (709) 647 3293 / 3658 E: marlene.farrell@hotmail.com W: bit.ly/1Pql4ty $$: Adult $3, youth $2, family rate $5. Barachois Pond Provincial Park, Route 1 (P6) BARACHOIS POND PROVINCIAL PARK The largest provincial park in western Newfoundland has 3,500 hectares of balsam


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tours. Cap: Up to 45 Season: May 1–Nov 1, daily 8am–9pm Loc: 2 Main Street T: (709) 625 2522 / (506) 659 2769 F: (506) 659 2769 TF: (800) 565 2925 E: info@easternoutdoors.com W: easternoutdoors.com $$: Contact. CC: MC, V. MAN-O-WAR HILL / RAMEA WALKING TRAIL The walking trail takes you to Northwest Head lighthouse located back of Ramea Island. Climb the hill for spectacular scenery to see a beautiful view of the island. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Ramea T: (709) 625 2280 F: (709) 625 2010 E: rameatowncouncil@gmail.com W: ramea.ca RAMEA HERITAGE CENTRE/SENIOR PUFFINS MUSEUM 9 The Ramea Heritage Centre/Senior Puffins Museum maintains a vast and diverse number of articles that exhibits our culture and legacy to visitors. Season: Jul 1–Aug 31, 10am–8pm Loc: 5 Church Street T: (709) 625 2280 F: (709) 625 2010 E: rameatowncouncil@gmail.com W: ramea.ca $$: $2.

King George IV Ecological Reserve, Route 480 (Q7) KING GEORGE IV ECOLOGICAL RESERVE A rich delta, part of the Lloyd’s River System. One of the largest undisturbed river delta sites on the island. An important migratory stop for birds. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 90 km north of Burgeo T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/ wer/r_kge/index.html $$: Researchers require a permit. Check website. Burgeo, Route 480 (T8) SANDBANKS PROVINCIAL PARK The park’s undulating sand dunes and long expanses of flat, sandy beaches are some of the best on the island. Inland are a spruce-fir forest and barrens typical of the south coast. Cow Hill A short trail from the beach through woods and boglands to a lookout. Beach Trail 7-km stroll along a sandy beach. Keep an eye out for shorebirds. Season: Late May–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 480 T: (709) 886 2331 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env. gov.nl.ca/parks CC: MC, V. Ramea (T8), via ferry from Burgeo, Route 480 (T8) EASTERN OUTDOORS FY Paddle pristine waters and fjord-like bays. Walk along white sand beaches and see puffins, bald eagles, and more! Join us for the adventure of a lifetime. Sea kayaking, hiking, and photo

Stephenville, Route 460 (O5) BLANCHE BROOK FOSSIL SITE FY Just a few hundred feet from the highway are petrified trees, samples of the very first seedproducing trees that grew on mountain slopes more than 305 million years ago. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Hansen Highway at Fossil Forest Trail sign T: (709) 649 2038 F: (709) 643 2770 E: ddccoughlin@hotmail.com HARMON SEASIDE LINKS FT Links-style course. Seaside experience. Level course. Easy walking. Par 72, rating 71. Tee times available on short notice. Will accommodate travellers. Season: May–Oct, 8am–9pm Loc: Marine Drive T: (709) 643 4322 / 6950 F: (709) 643 3269 Off-Season T: (709) 643 3377 E: harmonseasidelinks@nf.aibn.com W: harmonseasidelinks.com $$: 18 holes $40, 9 holes $30, reciprocal to other golf clubs on the island. CC: AE, MC, V. LEWIS HILLS TRAIL FY A 32-km (19-mile) wilderness trail and route. A challenging 2- to 3-day hike with 1–2 nights in a tent. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Off Route 460 T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com REGIONAL MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY/STEPHENVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY F Museum showcases the history of Bay St. George and surrounding region. Special exhibit on Ernest Harmon Air Force Base (1941–1966). Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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fir forest, freshwater swimming beaches, birdwatching, mountain streams, and hiking trails with panoramic views. Erin Mountain Trail Lower trail is an easy boardwalk and lookout. The upper trail climbs 340 metres for a panoramic view of St. George’s Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence, and Long Range Mountains. Round trip is 2 hours. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 649 0048 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/ parks $$: Check website. CC: MC, V.


Season: Jun 13–Aug 31, daily 1pm–5pm, call for off-season hours Loc: 45 Oregon Drive T: (709) 643 9757 / 649 6532 F: (709) 643 3260 E: stephenvillehistoricalsociety@hotmail.ca $$: Adult $5, student $3, child (6 and under) free with adult. Group rate available. CC: e-Transfer. ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE 3F Performing arts facility housing 2 theatres. Regular season runs from Sep through Jun, and becomes the venue for the Stephenville Theatre Festival during Jul and Aug. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; box office: Mon–Sat 12pm–6pm, 1 hour past showtime on performance days Loc: 380 Massachusetts Drive T: (709) 643 4571 / 4553 F: (709) 643 5459 E: wcook@artsandculturecentre. com W: artsandculturecentre.com CC: MC, V.

marble stations of the cross, original statues/ altars, stained glass, 100 years old. Season: Jul 1–Aug 31, 10am–5pm Loc: 101 Main Street Craft/Gift Shop and Tea Room Religious, cultural, and educational artifacts; information on Aguathuna limestone quarry, Abbott & Haliburton business (oldest in area), local craft shop with souvenirs and crafts, tea room. Loc: 103 Main Street T: (709) 648 2745 / 649 7593 F: (709) 648 2745 E: gravels@eastlink.ca W: bit.ly/1MHmxev $$: Adult $3 (museum) or $2 (craft shop), child (under 12) free. L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

WALK-A-WAYS PARK AND TRAILS INC. 3 An easy, scenic 14.5-km signed walk through Stephenville. Also passes through the 20-acre Blanche Brook Park and a 300,000,000-yearold fossil site. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Carolina Avenue T: (709) 643 4806 / 649 7610 F: (709) 647 3416 E: pgrenier@nf.sympatico.ca W: townofstephenville.com/visitors/visitors-guide/ WHALEBACK NORDIC SKI CLUB 3 The club offers a full-service cross-country ski centre. Season: Jan–Apr, daily 9am–8pm Loc: Intersection Cold Brook Road and Route 460 T: (709) 643 4993 E: gnoonanguide@hotmail.com W: whalebacknordic.ca Port au Port West, Route 460 (O4) ALPACAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND 3F Newfoundland’s first alpaca farm situated on scenic Bay St. George. Meet our alpacas and llamas, and visit our 1,000-ft2 craft store and interpretation centre. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; Victoria Day weekend until Mid-Sep, daily 10am–6pm; off-season, please call Loc: 11 Felix Cove Road T: (709) 648 9414 / 649 9414 F: (709) 648 9414 TF: (888) 648 9414 E: alpacas@persona. ca W: alpacasofnfld.ca CC: V, MC. GRAVELS REST STOP AND WALKING TRAIL Viewing area and 3.5-km seaside stroll (easy walk) along scenic Port au Port Bay. View interesting limestone rock formations and lookout on the Port au Port isthmus. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 460 T: (709) 648 2745 / 649 7593 F: (709) 648 2745 E: gravels@eastlink. ca W: gravelswalkingtrail.com $$: Free. OUR LADY OF MERCY HERITAGE CHURCH 57349 Largest wooden structure in Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland craftsmanship,

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Lourdes, Route 463 (O3) OUR LADY OF LOURDES GROTTO Beautiful grotto built in 1987. Blessed July 17th of that year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Rosary beads constructed using fishing buoys at the site. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 463 T: (709) 642 5367 / 5617 F: (709) 642 5920 E: radfordsmith@eastlink.ca W: ourladyoflourdes.biz Black Duck Brook, Route 463 (N4) FOUR À PAIN À L’ANSE-À-CANARDS/ BREAD OVEN IN BLACK DUCK BROOK F Community bread oven used for baking bread. Please call for schedule of firings. Four à pain communautaire. Téléphonez pour une démonstration. Season: Jun 30–Aug 12 Loc: French Centre T: (709) 642 5498 F: (709) 642 5294 E: cfac_bdb@hotmail.com $$: Free. Mainland/La Grand’terre, Route 463 (O3) CERCLE DES MEMOIRES 394F Hear the story of French Newfoundland told by descendants of Acadians and French


Cape St. George, Route 460 (P3) FRENCH BREAD OVEN 4F Community bread oven used for baking bread. Great spot for taking photos and flying kites! Season: Jun 30–Aug 30, Mon–Sat 12pm–2pm, weather permitting Loc: Route 460 T: (709) 642 5254 / 649 6096 F: (709) 642 5164 E: cfenwick@ arcotnl.ca W: francotnl.ca $$: Free. PARK–BOUTTE DU CAP 4F Breathtaking view of cliffs, whales, and seabirds. Traditional French bread oven and Acadian monument. Vue spectaculaire! Des baleines, des oiseaux, les falaises, un four à pain, et le monument acadien. Season: Jun 24–Oct 1, unsupervised park, open to public Loc: Route 460 T: (709) 642 5254 / 649 6096 F: (709) 642 5164 E: cfenwick@arcotnl.ca W: francotnl.ca $$: Free. Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) APPALACHIAN TRAIL– HUMBER VALLEY TRAIL FY A scenic 25-km trail along rolling hills overlooking the beautiful Humber Valley. A 2-day hike, moderate difficulty. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Between Corner Brook and Humber Valley Resort T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com $$: Annual membership: individual $15, family $40, corporate/community $50, donations welcome. BLOMIDON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 2FT Blomidon offers golfers panoramic views of the city, as well as views of the surrounding mountains. Season: May 15–Oct 31, call Pro Shop for hours Loc: West Valley Road T: (709) 634 2523 / 5550 F: (709) 634 7450 E: brenda_ blomidon@hotmail.ca W: blomidongolf.com CC: MC, V. BLOW ME DOWN TRAILS 32T 42 km of groomed trails for classic and skating, touring and racing. Ski and snowshoe rentals and lessons available. Lodge with café. About 10 minutes from downtown. Yearround catered events. Season: Dec 26–Apr 15, daily 9am–5:30pm; night skiing: Tue–Fri 5:30pm–9pm, dependent on weather Loc: Lundrigan Drive T: (709) 639 2754 F: (709) 639 2902 Off-Season T: (709) 638 5747 E: info@

blowmedown.ca W: blowmedown.ca $$: Adult $18, child $8, no charge for summer hiking as the lodge is closed. CC: MC, V, AE. CAPTAIN JAMES COOK HISTORIC SITE A vantage point for a breathtaking view of the Bay of Islands. Season: Jan 7–Dec 31 Loc: Crow Hill Road T: (709) 637 1232 F: (709) 637 1514 E: jparsons@cornerbrook.com W: cornerbrook.com

CORNER BROOK MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES 345792FT Journey through time. Museum exhibits the natural, cultural, and social history of the region. Season: May 23–Jun, Mon–Fri 10am–12:30pm & 1:30pm–4:30pm; Jul–Aug, daily 9am–5pm; Sep–Oct 28, Mon–Fri 10am–12:30pm & 1:30–4:30pm Loc: 2 West Street T: (709) 634 2518 E: info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca W: cornerbrookmuseum.ca $$: Adult $6, student $4, child (under 12) free. CORNER BROOK STREAM TRAIL 2F Scenic walking/hiking trail network in and around Corner Brook. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Trails located throughout Corner Brook T: (709) 639 9266 / 632 3753 F: (709) 639 9263 E: carol@cbstream.com W: cbstream.com CYCLE SOLUTIONS FT Explore all that western Newfoundland has to offer by bicycle, snowshoe, or on foot. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Thu 9am–5:30pm, Fri 9am–8:30pm, Sat 9am–6pm Loc: 35 West Street T: (709) 634 7100 F: (709) 634 5011 TF: (866) 652 2269 E: events@cyclesolutions.ca W: cyclesolutions.ca $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. GRENFELL CAMPUS ART GALLERY FT Exhibits of contemporary regional, national, and international visual art within a stimulating educational setting. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, Tue–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat 12pm–4pm Loc: 20 University Drive T: (709) 637 6209 / 5207 F: (709) 637 6203 E: cjones@grenfell.mun.ca W: grenfell. mun.ca/art-gallery $$: Free.

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fishermen. Tour the francophone school and community centre or buy a handmade French Newfoundland souvenir. Season: Jun 30– Aug 26, Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm Loc: Centre Scolaire et Communautaire T: (709) 642 5254 / 649 6096 F: (709) 642 5164 E: cfenwick@arcotnl. ca W: francotnl.ca $$: Donations accepted.


MARGARET BOWATER PARK Picnic, playground area, swimming pool. Located in the heart of the city. Season: J a n 1– D e c 31 L o c : O ’ C o n n e l l D r i v e T: (709) 637 1232 E: jparsons@cornerbrook.com W: cornerbrook.com

rates may be available for group or extended rentals. CC: MC, V. SHOWY MOUNTAIN TRAIL Spectacular views of the Blow Me Down Mountains to the northwest. The trail gets its name from the Showy Lady Slippers plant found along the trail. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Lewin Parkway to Lundrigan Drive T: (709) 637 1232 / 1532 F: (709) 637 1514 E: jparsons@ cornerbrook.com W: cornerbrook.com SWIRSKY’S THEATRE & MUSIC HALL FT Swirsky’s is Corner Brook’s best small venue for quality live entertainment. Featuring a warm, comfortable atmosphere and fantastic acoustics, Swirsky’s is home to live music and theatre. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 7 Broadway T: (709) 632 0992 E: jim@swirskys.com W: swirskys.com CC: AE, MC, V.

RAILWAY SOCIETY OF NEWFOUNDLAND 9 A collection of narrow gauge rolling stock from the Newfoundland Railway, including steam locomotive No. 593, working diesel electric locomotive No. 931, snow plow train, and various other cars. Season: Jul 1–Sep 1, daily 9am–9pm Loc: Station Road T: (709) 634 2720 / 640 8685 F: (709) 686 2512 E: jrgparsons@hotmail.com W: cornerbrook.com $$: Annual pass: adult $3, child free with adult, group rate available. ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND CONSTABULARY MUSEUM 3FT A glimpse into the past of the oldest police force in North America. See artifacts of policing that will set your mind adrift in the history of our society. Includes artifacts and photographs. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, 9am–7pm Loc: 9 University Drive T: (709) 637 4100 / 4103 F: (709) 637 4101 E: ryanw@rnc.gov.nl.ca W: rnc.gov. nl.ca $$: Free. RUGGED EDGE RENTALS & TOURS FT Experience some of the most scenic and adventurous snowmobiling and ATVing anywhere! Quality late-model, low-km sled and ATV rentals. Private and custom tours available to suit any skill level. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 8 Lundrigan Drive T: (709) 634 6683 F: (709) 634 6300 TF: (877) 781 3343 E: info@ruggededge. ca W: ruggededge.ca $$: $199–$299. Reduced

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Curling, Route 450 (M7) CRYSTAL WATERS BOAT CHARTERS AND TOURS 2FT Sightseeing and history. Bring a camera, a sense of adventure, and relax in comfort. Cap: 44 Season: Jun 1–Sep 30; afternoon and evening cruises depending on the demand; private charters available Loc: Bay of Islands Yacht Club and Marina T: (709) 632 1094 / 785 2336 F: (709) 785 2350 TF: (866) 344 9808 E: tracey@crystalwatersboattours.com W: crystalwatersboattours.com $$: See website, group and senior rates available. CC: MC, V. Benoit’s Cove, Route 450 (M6) BLOW ME DOWN DAY PARK Breathtaking view of Blow Me Down Mountains and the islands. Season: May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 789 2981 / 3203 F: (709) 789 2918 E: townofhumberarmsouth@hotmail.com W: humberarmsouth.com $$: Free. WOODS ISLAND RESETTLEMENT HOUSE AND HISTORIC CENTRE Come spend time with the memories of the past. Season: Jul 5–Aug 31, daily 11am–5pm Loc: 490 Route 450 T: (709) 789 2981 / 3203 F: (709) 789 2918 E: townofhumberarmsouth@ hotmail.com W: humberarmsouth.com $$: $3. Bay of Islands, Route 450 (F10) BLOW ME DOWN MOUNTAIN TRAIL FY A window into the earth’s most intimate geology. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com


BOTTLE COVE HIKING TRAIL An easy 2-km trail for all ages. Spectacular scenery. Well known for its magnificent sunsets. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 681 2214 / 2906 E: j.parsons@nf.sympatico.ca W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com

COPPER MINE TO CAPE HIKING TRAIL (BLOW ME DOWN MOUNTAIN) A 3.8 -km trail (each way) showcasing spectacular views of the outer Bay of Islands. Moderate to difficult, allow 4–6 hours. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 681 2214 / 2906 E: j.parsons@nf.sympatico.ca W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com

CEDAR COVE HIKING TRAIL A very gentle 1.8-km trail (one way) to the ocean, excellent beachcombing. Easy/moderate, allow 2 hours. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 681 2214 / 2906 E: j.parsons@nf.sympatico. ca W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com

Route 450 (M5) BLOW ME DOWN PROVINCIAL PARK Situated on a peninsula between Lark Harbour and York Harbour, the park offers magnificent views of the Blow Me Down Mountains and the Bay of Islands. Governor’s Staircase A 30-minute climb through 450-million-yearold volcanic rock to a tower overlooking the Bay of Islands, Lark Harbour, and York Harbour. Trailheads are at the day-use area and the camping loop. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 450, 58 km off Route 1 T: (709) 681 2430 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov. nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks $$: Check website. CC: MC, V.

Lark Harbour, Route 450 (M5) BOTTLE COVE BEACH/DAY PARK Spectacular natural beauty with a view of the mountains, foliage, and sandy beach that offers great walking, swimming, and picnics for all. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 681 2270 F: (709) 681 2900 E: larkharbourtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com

SOUTHHEAD HIKING TRAIL This 3.2-km trail (each way) is moderately difficult with spectacular scenery; directional signage on Route 450 in Lark Harbour and on Little Port Road at the entrance to Bottle Cove. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 681 2214 / 2906 E: j.parsons@nf.sympatico.ca W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com Meadows, Route 440 (M6) HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH The corner stone for Holy Trinity Church was laid in June 1952. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 440 T: (709) 783 2339 F: (709) 783 2501 E: townofmeadows@nf.aibn.com W: townofmeadows.com MEADOWS POINT LOOKOUT A spectacular view of the Bay of Islands or go for a stroll on the shore. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 16 km on Route 440 T: (709) 783 2339 F: (709) 783 2501 E: townofmeadows@nf.aibn.com W: townofmeadows.com Cox’s Cove, Route 440 (M6) FOUR SEASONS TOURS FTY Traditional Newfoundland dory tours. Enjoy ocean fishing, whale watching, sightseeing, and mussel and crab boil ups. Catch your own supper! Guided snowmobile tours to North Arm Hills and Lomond Sinkhole. Season: Dec– Apr snowmobile tours; Jul–Sep boat tours Loc: 52 Country Road T: (709) 688 2125 E: info@ fourseasonstours.ca W: fourseasonstours.ca $$: Please call. TRUE NORTH CHARTERS AND TOURS 4 Explore beautiful Bay of Islands and listen to a musical/narrative interpretation while watching for wildlife. Other options are ocean fishing and dinner at sea. Cap: 12 Season: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Public Dock T: (709) 688 2718 E: tony@truenorthtours.ca W: truenorthtours.ca $$: $25–$174, reduced rates for child. CC: MC, V.

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York Harbour, Route 450 (M6) COPPER MINE FALLS TRAIL Easy 0.5-km trail leading to a beautiful waterfall. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 450 T: (709) 681 2214 / 2906 E: j.parsons@nf.sympatico.ca W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com


Steady Brook, Route 1 (N7) EXPLORE NEWFOUNDLAND ADVENTURES FT The provinces’s largest adventure tourism company. Offering activities and adventures for all ages, over land, on water, underground, and in the air! No experience necessary. Season: Jun 1–Sep 15; office: 9am–6pm, activities run throughout the day Loc: 51 Dogwood Drive T: (709) 634 2237 F: (709) 639 1592 TF: (877) 497 5673 E: info@explorenewfoundland.com W: explorenewfoundland.com $$: Rates vary. CC: AE, MC, V. MARBLE MOUNTAIN RESORT FTY2 Atlantic Canada’s premier ski resort destination. A one-of-a-kind lodge, 1,700 vertical feet, 39 diverse runs, 5 lifts, and an average annual snowfall of 16 feet. Season: Skiing/ snowboarding: Dec 26–Mid-Apr, Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat–Sun 9am–4pm; office: Jan– Dec, Mon–Fri 8:30am–5pm Loc: Exit 8, from Route 1 T: (709) 637 7601 / 7666 F: (709) 634 1702 TF: (888) 462 7253 E: info@skimarble.com W: skimarble.com $$: Check website, rates vary. CC: AE, V, MC. MARBLE ZIP TOURS 42FT Soar across the picturesque Steady Brook Gorge on a series of custom-designed zipline cables and platforms. Spider Challenge highrope adventure challenge. Snowmobile tours in winter. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm Loc: Exit 8 from Route 1 T: (709) 632 5463 F: (709) 632 5430 TF: (877) 755 5463 E: info@marbleziptours.com W: marbleziptours.com $$: Call for group, offseason rates, and packages. CC: AE, MC, V. STEADY BROOK FALLS TRAIL Forested hills alternate with colossal exposed layers of rock and the Steady Brook, which gathers part of its source from Line Pond and plunges down the eastern slopes about 60 metres. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Take Exit 8 from Route 1 T: (709) 637 7601 F: (709) 634 7547 E: townoffice@steadybrook.com W: steadybrook.com STEADY BROOK SALMON F Guided fishing tours for Atlantic salmon on the Lower Humber and surrounding rivers. World-renowned for large Atlantic salmon and breathtaking scenery. Close to Gros Morne, Humber Valley Resort, and golfing. Season: Jun 1–Oct 7, daily 7am–7pm Loc: Edgewater Inn B&B T: (709) 638 5448 E: robleverman@ hotmail.com $$: 1-person tour $300, 2-person tour $350. CC: V.

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THE HERITAGE BUILDING– WARDEN’S CABIN Serves as a museum to the fishery on the Humber River (includes fishing artifacts). Season: Jun 15–Sep 15, Mon–Fri, call first for appointment Loc: Wilton Street T: (709) 637 7601 F: (709) 634 7547 E: townoffice@ steadybrook.com W: steadybrook.com Gros Morne National Park

Humber Valley Resort, Route 1 (M8) HUMBER VALLEY RESORT 32FT The resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course, a seasonal restaurant, and is the perfect venue for your special event. Season: May 22–Oct 31 Loc: Exit 11 from Route 1 T: (709) 686 2710 / 8100 F: (709) 686 2717 E: heather@ humbervalley.com W: humbervalley.com $$: 18 holes $80 (Mon–Thu), 18 holes $90 (Fri–Sat). HST and a shared golf cart included. CC: AE, MC, V. Pasadena, Route 1 (M8) PASADENA SKI AND NATURE PARK 3 18 km of groomed ski trails, 2 km of lit trails, 6 km of snowshoe trails. Hiking trails in summer and fall. Season: Jan 2–Apr 18, daily 9am–4:30pm, night skiing 6:30pm–9pm Loc: Foote Street T: (709) 686 5515 / 2424 E: lornepasadena@gmail. com W: pasadenaskipark.org CC: V. Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) DEER LAKE BEACH F Enjoy the sand between your toes as you stroll along this beautiful beach. Ideal for picnics, summertime reading, or relaxing in the sun! Season: May 1–Nov 1 Loc: Nicholsville Road T: (709) 635 2451 / 0165 F: (709) 635 5758 E: deerlakeedo@nf.aibn.com W: town.deerlake. nf.ca HUMBER RIVER GOLF CLUB The club offers golfers of all levels a fun golfing experience amidst a tranquil and lush rural landscape. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, tee times 7am–7pm Loc: Airport Road T: (709)


NEWFOUNDLAND INSECTARIUM 32FTY 2014 TripAdvisor rated #1 indoor attraction featuring live, tropical but ter f lies, an observation beehive, leaf cutter ants, ice cream shop, large themed gift shop, and plenty of parking. Season: May–Jun & Sep–Oct, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–5pm; Jul & Aug, daily 9am–6pm Loc: 2 Bonne Bay Road, Reidville T: (709) 635 4545 F: (709) 635 4506 OffSeason T: (709) 636 1848 TF: (866) 635 5454 E: nfinsectarium@gmail.com W: nfinsectarium. com $$: Adult $13, senior (60+) $11, child (5–16) $9, child (under 4) free. Tax included. Group rates available. CC: V, MC. ROY WHALEN HERITAGE MUSEUM 9 A facility displaying the history of communities in the Humber Valley. Exhibits on logging, agriculture, transportation, and community life. Season: Jun 1–Dec 23, daily 9:30am–8pm; except Sep–Dec, 10am–5pm Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 635 4440 / 8119 F: (709) 635 5103 OffSeason T: (709) 635 2284 E: glced@nf.aibn.com W: town.deerlake.nf.ca $$: Donations accepted. CC: MC, V.

Cormack, Route 422 (L8) FUNLAND RESORT ATTRACTIONS 3F Swimming pool, waterslide, fully-licenced restaurant/takeout, liquor store, convenience store, guided tours in winter. 10 self-contained cottages, 83 full-service sites. ATM and lotto games. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Funland Resort Snowmobile Packages Tours to Western Brook Gorge, Lewis Hills, and Gregories. Can provide tour guide references. Packaged meals and accommodations available. Cap: 8-person minimum Season: Dec 1–Apr 30 Loc: 34 Veterans Drive T: (709) 635 7227 F: (709) 635 7237 E: v_eddy@hotmail.com W: funlandresort.com $$: Varies with activity. CC: V, MC. SIR RICHARD SQUIRES MEMORIAL PROVINCIAL PARK Named in honour of Sir Richard Squires, the Prime Minister of Newfoundland from 1919– 1923 and 1928–1932. Big Falls Trail A short walk from the day-use parking lot brings you to Big Falls, where in Jul and Aug you can see salmon try to jump up the salmon ladder to get to pools further upstream to spawn. Season: Late May– Early Sep Loc: Route 422 T: (709) 636 1509 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks Codroy Valley

WALKING TRAIL OF DEER LAKE F A walking trail along the magnificent shores of Deer Lake. A beautiful sandy beach borders the trail where swimming, water sports, and a boat launch are all available. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 635 2451 / 0165 F: (709) 635 5758 E: deerlakeedo@nf.aibn.com W: town. deerlake.nf.ca Reidville, Route 430-12 (L9) CACHE RAPIDS STABLE F Scenic trail rides, pony rides, wagon/sleigh rides, educational tours, kids’ residential horseback riding camps, located near the scenic Humber River, visit Newfoundland ponies. Tack shop. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, 12pm–8pm, additional hours by appointment Newfoundland Outback on Horseback Horseback adventures. Guided wilderness tenting and backcountry lodge rides. Daily to week-long packages. Explore Newfoundland’s rugged wilderness on horseback. Cap: 2–10 Season: Jun 1–Oct 30 Loc: 255 Reidville Road T: (709) 635 5224 / 5535 E: cacherapidsstable@gmail.com W: cacherapidsstable.com $$: Advance booking recommended. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer.

Wiltondale, Route 430 (L8) FRONTIER COTTAGES SNOWMOBILE TOURS Guided snowmobile tours, extreme to moderate. View fjords and Tablelands in Gros Morne. Cottages fully equipped. Regular and supreme gas. Convenience store and Liquor Express. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 453 7266 F: (709) 453 7272 TF: (800) 668 2520 E: e.enterprises@xplornet.ca W: frontiercottages.com $$: Guide fee $250 per day for up to 6 snowmobiles. CC: AE, MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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635 5955 F: (709) 635 5110 Off-Season T: (709) 635 2086 E: scottball@nf.sympatico.ca W: golfnewfoundland.ca $$: 9 holes $24.34, 18 holes $39.82, pull carts $3.54. CC: MC, V.


Woody Point, Route 431 (K7) BLACKAWTON BOAT TOURS FTY Experience the history of Bonne Bay while exploring the bay and its magnificent scenery and marine mammals. Enjoy an evening cruise and a few refreshments. Cap: 48 Season: May 20–Oct 16, tours daily 10am & 2pm, evening cruises 7pm by demand; check website Loc: Woody Point waterfront next to Robert’s house and old ferry ramp T: (709) 458 7132 / 636 9266 E: blackawton.greg@gmail.com W: blackawtonboattours.com $$: Adult $42, child (2–16) $16, infants free, group rates (10+) $32, call for tour bus and evening charters. CC: V. J.W. ROBERTS HOUSE INFORMATION CENTRE 357F Information centre in a 100-year-old house with rooms from that era, offering information on the area and part of the Heritage Walk. Season: Jul 1–Aug 31, 10am–6pm Loc: 45–47 Water Street T: (709) 453 2273 F: (709) 453 2270 E: townofwoodypoint@live.com W: woodypoint. ca $$: Donations accepted. WOODY POINT HERITAGE WALK 57 Step back in time. A self-guided walk through the provincially-registered Heritage District of Woody Point, the west coast’s centre of commerce and law at the turn of the 20th century. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Waterfront, Main Street T: (709) 453 2273 F: (709) 453 2270 E: townofwoodypoint@live.com W: woodypoint.ca $$: Free.

TABLELANDS TRAIL–GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8T This 4-km return, 1.5-hour, easy trail takes you through ancient peridotite rocks from the earth’s mantle. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 431 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc. ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required.

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THE DISCOVERY CENTRE 834 National park interpretation centre features interactive exhibits, live programming, theatre, gift shop, art gallery, and planning information. Hiking trails, viewpoints, and picnicking nearby. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Oct, check web or call for hours of operation Loc: Route 431 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 453 2493 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada. gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required. CC: AE, MC, V. WILD WOMEN EXPEDITIONS FY Women-only adventures in Gros Morne and the Northern Peninsula. Iceberg and arts tour, kayaking, biking, hiking adventure. Includes accommodations, meals, ground transportation, activities, and local guide. Cap: 6–12 Season: Jun–Aug, 7-day tours, reservations required Loc: Route 431 T: (888) 993 1222 E: katie@wildwomenexp.com W: wildwomenexpeditions.com $$: $200–$5,000. CC: AE, MC, V. WOODY POINT COMMUNITY TRAIL F Trail provides beautiful vistas as it meanders through the hills of Woody Point, passes through the downtown core and saunters past the iconic lighthouse ending on the tranquil beaches. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Downtown T: (709) 453 2273 F: (709) 453 2270 E: townofwoodypoint@live.com W: woodypoint. ca Trout River, Route 431 (K6) GREEN GARDENS TRAIL– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8 Trail descends 250 metres to coastline of cliffs, sea stacks, meadows, and a sea cave. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 431 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne. info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park user fee required. JACOB A. CROCKER HOUSE 357F Traditional saltbox fisherman’s home built in 1898 by a direct descendant of the first settler of the town. Season: Jun 28–Sep 5, daily 11am–6pm Loc: 221 Main Street T: (709) 451 5376 / 2116 F: (709) 451 2127 E: townclerk@ townoftroutriver.com W: townoftroutriver.com $$: Donations appreciated. OVERFALLS TRAIL FY Trail is accessed by a 1-hour boat ride across Trout River Pond. A 4- to 5-hour, 5-km (3-mile) wilderness trail, easy to moderate. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 431 T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com


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and Western Brook Pond T: (709) 458 2016 F: (709) 458 3006 TF: (888) 458 2016 E: info@ bontours.ca W: bontours.ca $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK OF CANADA 834T Gros Morne has received world-wide recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its geological wonders and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Routes 430 & 431 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@ pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: User fees vary depending on party composition: adult, senior, youth, family/group, and camping. CC: AE, MC, V. GROS MORNE WILDLIFE MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP 34F Full-size moose, polar bears, puffins, and other Newfoundland animals. Spacious and unique boutique. Season: Jun 15–Sep 30; Jul–Labour Day, 9am–9pm, other months call for hours Loc: 76 Main Street North T: (709) 458 3396 / 3307 F: (709) 458 3052 E: gmwildlife@hotmail.com W: grosmornewildlifemuseum.ca $$: Adult $8, senior $6, youth (under 16) $5, family (2 adults, up to 3 youth) $23. CC: MC, V.

WAVE OVER WAVE INTERPRETATIVE WALK F Enjoy an interpretative walk along the boards (on the waterfront) with visits into both heritage buildings including Jacob A. Crocker Heritage House and the Interpretation Centre. Season: Jul & Aug, Tue & Thu 2pm Loc: 245–247 Main Street T: (709) 451 5376 / 2116 F: (709) 451 2127 E: townclerk@townoftroutriver.com W: townoftroutriver.com Rocky Harbour, Route 430 (K7) BONTOURS DAY HIKING ADVENTURES 2FT For the adventurous who wish to truly experience Gros Morne National Park, join us on a hiking adventure to the top of Western Brook Gorge. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 9am Loc: Take the 45-minute walking trail from Route 430 to Western Brook Pond T: (709) 458 2016 F: (709) 458 3006 TF: (888) 458 2016 E: info@bontours. ca W: bontours.ca $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. BONTOURS 42FT Come discover the diversity and beauty of Gros Morne National Park on any of our 4 spectacular boat tours! Season: May 15–Oct 15 & Jun & Sep, 2pm; Jul & Aug, 10am & 2pm Loc: Norris Point

JAMES CALLAGHAN TRAIL– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8 16-km loop, this 6- to 8-hour strenuous hike climbs 800 metres to the park’s highest mountain. Season: Jul 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required. LOBSTER COVE HEAD LIGHTHOUSE– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 87 Wander the headland and visit the exhibits inside the lightkeeper’s home to discover the heritage of this place. Check the schedule for special activities and events. Season: Mid-May– Mid-Oct, check website or call for hours Loc: Main Street North T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@ pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required. CC: MC, V, AE. MATTIE MITCHELL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE AND TRAIL 8 This 250 -metre looped trail takes 15 minutes and brings you to a monument commemorating Mi’kmaq in Newfoundland and the 20th-century Mi’kmaq guide, trapper, and prospector Mattie Mitchell, a person of national historic significance. Season: Jan 1– Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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TROUT RIVER INTERPRETATION CENTRE 3F An informative and educational experience! Artifacts and displays offer a glimpse into the unique heritage of Trout River. Features a mini theatre, live performances, and a 3-D geological display. Season: Jun 28–Sep 5, daily 11am–6pm Loc: 245–247 Main Street T: (709) 451 5376 F: (709) 451 2127 E: townclerk@townoftroutriver. com W: townoftroutriver.com $$: Donations appreciated.


Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@ pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required. VISITOR CENTRE– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 834 Your information hub to all the adventures and experiences in Gros Morne National Park and the gateway to information for the Viking Trail (Port au Choix, L’Anse aux Meadows, and Red Bay). Season: Early May–Late Oct, check website or call for hours Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada. gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required. CC: AE, MC, V. Norris Point, Route 430 (K7) BONNE BAY COTTAGE HOSPITAL MUSEUM 79 Located in the Julia Ann Walsh Heritage Centre, where you can see interpretive displays throughout the building and original artifacts in the museum room. Stories of doctors, nurses, patients, and communities. Season: Jul 1–Aug 30; tours Mon–Fri 2pm, daily in season, offseason by appointment Loc: 2–6 Hospital Lane T: (709) 458 3072 / 8032 F: (709) 458 3058 E: jcranston@nf.sympatico.ca W: bit.ly/1HR0qLq $$: Donations accepted. BONNE BAY MARINE STATION 3FTY Discover the amazing sea life of Bonne Bay. Take an interactive tour of our aquarium and touch tank or visit the Marine Station. Family Boat Tour Cap: 60 Season: May 18–Sep 29; May 18–Aug 31, daily 9am–5pm; call ahead for hours in May, Sep & Oct Loc: 1 Clarke’s Lane T: (709) 458 2550 / 2874 F: (709) 458 2605 E: allison.eaton@mun.ca W: bonnebay.ca $$: $3.50–$27.50. CC: MC, V. BURNT HILL HIKING TRAIL F Located at the waterfront area of town, the hill provides a spectacular view of Norris Point, the Tablelands, and Main Arm of Bonne Bay. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Waterfront T: (709) 458 2896 F: (709) 458 2883 E: info@norrispoint. ca W: norrispoint.ca GROS MORNE ADVENTURES 2FTY Specialists in sea kayaking, hiking, walking, and backpacking day-long and multi-day adventures in Gros Morne National Park. Sea kayak rentals. Private guide services. Waterfront office and coffee shop. Cap: 1–50 Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, 8am–7pm Loc: 9 Clarke’s Lane T: (709) 458 2722 F: (709) 458 3255 TF: (800) 685 4624 E: info@grosmorneadventures.

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com W: grosmorneadventures.com BL: grosmorneadventures.com/category/ blog $$: Guided sea kayak tours from $55. Allinclusive guided hiking tours from $350. Private guide service from $400. CC: MC, V, AE. JAMES W. HUMBER HIKING TRAIL F Trail will take you 4,000 feet to the seashore at Wild Cove, previously called Whale Cove. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Behind Jenniex Heritage House T: (709) 458 2896 F: (709) 458 2883 E: info@norrispoint.ca W: norrispoint.ca JENNIEX HOUSE 79 Photographer’s paradise lookout captures spectacular view of Bonne Bay and the Tablelands. Traditional saltbox house built in 1926. Enjoy a mug up, muffins, and berries. Local artifacts and crafts. Season: Jun 15–Sep 15 Loc: 104 Main Street T: (709) 458 2896 / 2828 F: (709) 458 2883 E: jenniexhouse@gmail.com W: norrispoint.ca $$: Donations accepted. OCEANSIDE EXCURSIONS FT Surround yourself with rugged scenery. Try your hand at taking up a trap, jigging a cod, or simply sit back and relax in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Cap: 12 for day cruise, 5 for twilight boil up Season: Jul 1–Sep 1, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6pm, or by appointment Loc: Neddies Harbour boat launch, turn left off Main Street onto Neddies Harbour Road Tel: (709) 458 7137 / 8055 Off-Season T: (709) 458 3419 E: jody@oceansidegrosmorne.ca W: oceansidegrosmorne.ca $$: Cod jigging $40, lobster demonstration/lunch/fishing tour $80, twilight cruise with lobster boil up on beach $139. CC: AE, MC, V. SUGAR HILL INN TOURS 2 Guided snowshoe treks of Gros Morne National Park and snowmobile tours of Long Range Mountain. 4½-star accommodations. Season: Mar 1–Apr 30, 7:30am–11:30pm Loc: 115–129 Sexton’s Road T: (709) 458 2147 F: (709) 458 2166 TF: (888) 299 2147 E: info@sugarhillinn.ca W: sugarhillinn.ca $$: $135–$255. CC: AE, MC, V. Green Point, Route 430 (J7) COASTAL TRAIL– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8T This easy 1.5- to 2-hour, 6-km return trail follows the Old Winter Mail Road along the coast between Baker’s Brook and Green Point. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Green Point T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (866) 787 6221 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada. gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required.


St. Pauls, Route 430 (I7) BROOM POINT FISHING PREMISES–GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8 Restored cabin and fish store with original artifacts from the Mudge family fishery . A backdrop for the past, present, and perhaps the future of the Newfoundland inshore fishery. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Sep, check online or call for hours of operation Loc: St. Pauls T: (709) 458 2417 TF: (877) 737 3783 F: (709) 458 2059 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada. gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required. Port au Port

DR. HENRY N. PAYNE COMMUNITY MUSEUM & CRAFT SHOP 79F Tales of virtue and villainy. 4,000-year-old archaeological artifacts, 700-year-old walrus skull, murder weapon of 1809. Visit craft shop, take our guided tour of Cow Head Summerside. Season: Jun 13–Oct 28; Jul & Aug, daily 10am–7pm; Jun, Sep & Oct: reduced hours Loc: 143 Main Street T: (709) 243 2023 / 2466 F: (709) 243 2023 Off-Season F: (709) 243 2466 E: cowheadheritage@gmail.com $$: Adult $5, child (10 and under) free. Outdoor hikes: inquire. CC: V, MC. HOMESPUN YARNS TOURS FT Guided museum and garden tour; light lunch with local knitter; visit with herder and his sheep, theatre ticket, backstage pass to meet the actors. Accommodations, hike add-ons available. Cap: 10 Season: Jul 19–Aug 27, Thu & Sun 9am–8:30pm Loc: Main Street T: (709) 639 7238 / 243 2899 F: (709) 639 1006 TF: (877) 243 2899 E: tnl@theatrenewfoundland.com W: theatrenewfoundland.com $$: Show ticket $30. Lunch, tours, and demo $40. Accommodations and breakfast $159, add $70 for 2 sharing same room. CC: AE, MC, V. OLD MAIL ROAD TRAIL– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8 Easy 1.5- to 2-hour, 2-km return walk between the sand dunes and the campground at Shallow Bay. Leaves from the day-use area. Wonderful dappled light and access to sandy beach. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada. gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required.

GROS MORNE GOLF COURSE This 18-hole, par-72 golf course showcases the Long Range Mountains as its backdrop. Enjoy a game of golf while experiencing the scenic beauty of Gros Morne National Park. Expect to see wildlife. Driving range available. Season: Jun 1–Oct 10, 8am–8pm, weather permitting Loc: 100C Viking Trail T: (709) 243 2686 F: (709) 243 2060 E: info@grosmorneresort.com W: grosmorneresort.com $$: 9 holes $25, 18 holes $40, cart extra. Cow Head, Route 430 (I7) COW HEAD LIGHTHOUSE 7 Located in the enclave of Gros Morne Park on scenic Cow Head Summerside Trail. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, open daily for viewing only, no staff on-site Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 243 2446 F: (709) 243 2590 E: townofcowhead@bellaliant.com W: cowheadlobsterfestival.ca

SHALLOW BAY BEACH– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8 A 5-km long sandy beach with pale sand. Offshore, the main beach is protected from waves by low rocky islands. Season: Jun–Sep Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: grosmorne.info@ pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne Parson’s Pond, Route 430 (I8) DEVIL’S BITE TRAIL FY A challenging 45-km (27-mile) wilderness mountain trail and route, 3- to 4-day hike and 2–3 nights in a tent. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail. com W: iatnl.com

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Sally’s Cove, Route 430 (J7) WESTERN BROOK POND TRAIL– GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK 8T An easy 2-hour, 6-km return walk with views of the gorge at Western Brook Pond, coastal bogs, forests, access for Western Brook Pond boat tour and guided hike. Season: Jun–Oct Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 458 2417 F: (709) 458 2059 TF: (866) 787 6221 E: grosmorne.info@ pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne $$: Park pass required.


Portland Creek, Route 430 (H8) ARCHES PROVINCIAL PARK A natural rock archway created by tidal action. Parking and picnic area provided. Camping is not permitted. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 430, 9.2 km north of Portland Creek T: (709) 454 7570 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks $$: Check website. HEADWATER TOURS FY Guided treks over scenic and pristine fjordcarved mountain range between Parsons Pond and Portland Creek Inner Ponds (just north of Gros Morne National Park). Season: Jun 20–Sep 12 Loc: 11 Main Street T: (709) 898 2288 Off-Season T: (709) 634 7407 TF: (800) 316 1889 E: inquiry@ententecordiale.com W: ententecordiale.com CC: MC, V. Western Brook Pond

NURSE BENNETT HERITAGE HOUSE 3579 Built in 1922, this traditional 2-storey house was home to Nurse Myra Bennett for 68 years. The house pays tribute to outport nursing throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Season: Jul 1–Aug 24, daily 9am–5pm Loc: Circular Road T: (709) 634 3474 / 632 9389 F: (709) 634 8706 E: nursemyra.bennett@gmail. com W: nursebennett.ca $$: Adult $5, child $4, pre-school child free, group rates available. Bellburns, Route 430 (G8) TABLE POINT ECOLOGICAL RESERVE This unique limestone fossil locality of international importance contains examples of middle Ordovician fossils approximately 470 million years old. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/ wer/r_tpe/index.html $$: Researchers require a permit. Check website. River of Ponds, Route 430 (F9) RIVER OF PONDS WALKING TRAIL F New 3-km trail, runs along one of the greatest salmon rivers in Newfoundland. Season: Jan 1– Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 225 3161 F: (709) 225 3162 E: townofriverofponds@nf.aibn.com Hawke’s Bay, Route 430 (F9) TORRENT RIVER NATURE PARK 3 Angling river, nature park, and campground. A 4-km long boardwalk and view of wild Atlantic salmon. Season: May 1–Sep 12, daily 9am–6pm Loc: Main Street T: (709) 248 5344 / 861 8540 F: (709) 248 5201 E: info@torrentriver.ca W: torrentriver.ca CC: MC, V.

INDIAN LOOKOUT TRAIL FY A 35-km, moderate to difficult backcountry trail with spectacular views of Southwest Feeder Gulch (including 1,000-foot Partridge Pond Falls) and Portland Creek Inner Pond. Time required: 3–4 days. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Trailhead near Portland Creek T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com $$: Annual membership: individual $15, family $40, corporate/community $50. Donations welcome. Daniel’s Harbour, Route 430 (H8) BILL’S WOODS HIKING TRAIL 5,400 feet of walking trail that provides a view of the pond, mountains, links other developments in the town, a rest area, plaza signage highlighting services. Cross-country ski trail in winter. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 898 2300 F: (709) 898 2311 E: townofdanielshr@eastlink.ca W: bit.ly/1JYv6yC

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SALMON INTERPRETATION CENTRE AND FISHWAY 32 View Atlantic salmon in their natural habitat through underwater windows. Learn of their lifecycle and how they came to populate the mighty Torrent River. Season: Jun 1–Sep 12, daily 9am–5pm Loc: 3 Falls Road T: (709) 248 4066 / 5216 F: (709) 248 5201 E: info@ torrentriver.ca W: torrentriver.ca $$: Adult $7, senior $6, student (6–16) $5, child (under 5) free, family (2 adults, 2 children) $22. CC: MC, V. Port au Choix, Route 430-28 (E9) FRENCH ROOMS CULTURE CENTRE 9F Come learn about the French fishermen of the region. Take in a demonstration of firing up the French bread oven and taste freshly baked bread with local jams. Season: Jun 8–Sep 4, daily 9am–5pm Loc: 83 Fisher Street T: (709) 861 3406 F: (709) 861 3061 E: PACheritage@gmail. com $$: Oven use is $5, museum $3.


Bird Cove, Route 430 (D10) 50 CENTURIES INTERPRETATION CENTRE 39 Explore 50 centuries of culture heritage with tours of our museum and archaeological sites, hiking our trails, and visiting our craft shop. Experience our people, local heritage, and natural environment. Season: Jun 9–Sep 27, Mon–Fri 9:30am–6:30pm, Sat & Sun 11am–4pm Loc: 84–92 Michael’s Drive T: (709) 247 2011 / 2256 F: (709) 247 2011 Off-Season F: (709) 247 2254 TF: (877) 247 2011 E: info@bigdroke.ca W: 50centuries.ca $$: $7. CC: MC, V. BIRD COVE–PLUM POINT ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT 3FT “Remains To Be Seen” minutes from Plum Point. Experience archaeology, culture, nature, and adventure with our interpretive, educational, and interactive tours. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 84–92 Michael’s Drive T: (709) 865 8923 E: latonia.hartery@mun.ca W: aminainc.org CC: MC, V. Flower’s Cove, Route 430 (C11) SKIN BOOT CHURCH 57 St. Barnabas Anglican Church was started on July 23, 1920. Because of the many pairs of seal skin boots sold for church building funds, the church is known as the Skin Boot Church. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 456 2124 F: (709) 456 2086 E: townofflowerscove@ nf.aibn.com W: townofflowerscove.com THE MARJORIE BRIDGE & THROMBOLITES WALKING TRAIL The only access to surrounding communities in the 1900s. Thrombolites are bun-shaped, primitive life forms. These unicellular critters left a good-sized trace of their existence in the fossil record. Season: Jun 1–Dec 31 Loc: Burkes Road T: (709) 456 2124 F: (709) 456 2086 E: townofflowerscove@nf.aibn.com W: townofflowerscove.com

WHITE ROCK WALKING TRAIL Peer into clefts eroded deep in the limestone pavement and discover plants growing in shady rock gardens. Season: Jun 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 456 2124 F: (709) 456 2086 E: townofflowerscove@nf.aibn.com W: townofflowerscove.com Shoal Cove East, Route 430 (B11) LABRADOR LOOKOUT A panoramic lookout over the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. The site has an interpretation panel detailing the area’s natural and human history. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 456 2506 E: straitsgnpcrafts@live.ca W: gnpcrafts.ca Eddies Cove, Route 430 (B11) WATT’S POINT ECOLOGICAL RESERVE These calcareous barrens are unique, supporting many species of plants not found elsewhere in Newfoundland. Many of the plant species are rare and endangered. Requires a hike from Access Road. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Off Route 430 T: (709) 454 7570 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env. gov.nl.ca/env/parks/wer/r_wpe/index.html $$: Researchers require a permit. Check website. Pistolet Bay Provincial Park, Route 437 (A14) PISTOLET BAY PROVINCIAL PARK The park encompasses 897 hectares of delightfully varied vegetation. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 437, 12 km from Route 430 T: (709) 454 7570 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/ parks $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. Raleigh, Route 437 (A13) BURNT CAPE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Unique and rare flora along a coastline with fantastic limestone karst topography. The only known location in the world for the Burnt Cape Cinquefoil. Season: Mid-Jun–Mid-Oct Loc: Route 437 T: (709) 454 7570 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env. gov.nl.ca/env/parks/wer/r_bce/index.html $$: Researchers require a permit. Check website. St. Lunaire, Route 436 (B14) DARK TICKLE CO. WILD BERRY ÉCONOMUSÉE 349FTY World’s only économusée on interpretation of wild berries. Observe in their natural habitat, watch products being made, and taste them. Art and gift boutique. The Granchain Exhibit A journey through a unique part of world history, the adventure and peril of the French migratory fishery along Newfoundland’s “Petit Nord.”

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PORT AU CHOIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA 8347 Stroll along a rugged coastline where many ancient cultures gathered to live off the land and from the sea. Discover the richness, rarities, and the delicacies unearthed by 6,000 years of human history. Season: Jun 15–Sep 11, 9am–5pm Loc: Point Riche Road T: (709) 861 3522 F: (709) 861 3827 Off-Season T: (709) 458 2417 E: pac-historic-site@pc.gc.ca W: parkscanada.gc.ca/portauchoix $$: See website. CC: AE, MC, V.


Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; Jun–Sep, daily 9am–6pm; Oct–May, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, weekends by appointment Loc: First large building on left in St. Lunaire, Route 436 T: (709) 623 2354 F: (709) 623 2405 E: info@darktickle.com W: darktickle. com $$: No entry fee, $5 for guided tour of facility and berry bog. Group rates on request. CC: V, MC, e-Transfer. L’Anse aux Meadows, Route 436 (A14) L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA 847 UNESCO World Heritage Site: the first authenticated European presence in North America 1000 AD. View artifacts of Norse origin and experience the life of a Viking through stories and demonstrations. Season: Jun 9– Oct 10 Loc: 1 VRC Road T: (709) 623 2608 F: (709) 453 2493 Off-Season T: (709) 458 2417 E: viking.lam@pc.gc.ca W: pc.gc.ca/eng/lhnnhs/nl/meadows/index.aspx $$: Check website. CC: AE, V, MC. LEIF ERICSON MONUMENT 3 Donated by The Leif Ericson foundation of Seattle, Washington. 10-foot statue of Leif Ericson facing northwest. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: On the wharf, at harbour front T: (709) 754 3105 TF: (877) 623 2018 E: noordhof@ nf.sympatico.ca W: valhalla-lodge.com NORSTEAD–A VIKING PORT OF TRADE 2 Join costumed interpreters as they depict life as it could have existed in a village in the Scandinavian countries from 790 AD–1066 AD. The site has 4 period-style buildings. Season: Jun–Sep, daily Loc: Route 436 T: (709) 623 2828 / 2880 TF: (877) 620 2282 E: norstead@ nf.aibn.com W: norstead.com $$: See website. CC: V, AE, MC. St. Anthony, Route 430 (B14) BOTTOM BROOK TRAILS FT The traditional trail that connecting the east side of St. Anthony Harbour to the west, prior to the road connection. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Marine Drive T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town. stanthony.nf.ca CARTIER’S VIEW TRAIL FT This easy, 0.6-km trail leads to an amazing lookout over St. Anthony Bight Harbour, an immense harbour with amazing cliffs. Particularly beautiful at sunset. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Fishing Point T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca

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DARE DEVIL TRAIL FT Trek up 400 steps to reach the top of Fishing Point Head. This is very difficult – proceed with great caution. Allow for 1 hour. Season: Jun 1– Sep 30 Loc: Fishing Point Road T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca FISHING POINT MUNICIPAL PARK FT See the majestic icebergs, whales, different types of seabirds, and unique geology. Several walking trails, boardwalks, and lookout points, including viewing scope. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Fishing Point Road T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca GRENFELL HISTORIC PROPERTIES 35792FT Interpret the life and times of Dr. Wilfred Grenfell through a galler y of displays. Traditional and locally-crafted products on-site. The Jordi Bonet Murals A ceramic mural depicting rural life, in Curtis Memorial Hospital. Grenfell House Museum Built in the early 1900s, this is the restored house of Grenfell and his family. Tea House Hill Walking Trail Behind Grenfell House Museum, leads to the burial site of Dr. Grenfell, his wife, and other prominent staff; enchanting for nature lovers. Season: Jun 13–Sep 17, daily 8am–5pm; offseason: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, or call for an appointment Loc: 1 Maraval Road T: (709) 454 4010 / 3576 F: (709) 454 4047 E: info@grenfellproperties.com W: grenfell-properties.com $$: Adult $10, senior $8, child (18 and under) $3, family (2 adults, 2 children) $22, group rates $7, tax included. CC: V, MC. ICEBERG ALLEY TRAIL FT This trail begins at the lighthouse at Fishing Point and is mostly boardwalk. An excellent place to view icebergs in season. 0.4-km return. Allow about 30 minutes. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Fishing Point Road T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town. stanthony.nf.ca LAMAGE POINT TRAIL FT This trail is very easy to walk and well groomed. Highlights the vastness of St. Anthony Bight Harbour and surrounding mountains. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Lamage Point Road T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn. com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca MOUNTED POLAR BEAR FT In 1984, this bear wandered the community, and collapsed on the harbour. Shortly after it was airlifted to a local taxidermist for mounting.


NORTHLAND DISCOVERY BOAT TOURS 2 Join our award-winning 2.5-hour tour. Best sightings of icebergs, humpbacks, and dolphins in NL. View caves and seabird colonies. Certified 48-person vessel with heated cabin, music, washroom, and onboard biologist. Season: May 20–Sep 30, 8am–10pm Zodiac Adventure Tours A thrilling educational experience developed by an award-winning team. View icebergs, whales, dolphins, and puffins while entertained by local naturalist. Cap: 12. Season: May 25–Sep 15 Loc: West Street T: (709) 454 3092 F: (709) 454 3095 TF: (877) 632 3747 E: info@discovernorthland. com W: discovernorthland.com CC: MC, V.

Roddickton, Route 433 (E12) FARM TRAIL A 5-km loop nature walk. Experience the wildlife and ocean breeze with a fantastic view of the mountains known as The Pinnacle. Season: May 1–Nov 15 Loc: Off Route 433 T: (709) 457 2413 F: (709) 457 2663 E: roddickton@nf.aibn.com W: roddicton.bidearm.ca GREEN MOOSE INTERPRETATION CENTRE Your information source for the whole Northern Peninsula East Heritage Corridor. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, 9am–4pm Loc: 81 Major’s Street T: (709) 457 2413 F: (709) 457 2663 E: roddickton@ nf.aibn.com W: roddicton.bidearm.ca CC: V. Western Brook Pond

SANTANA TRAIL FT Climb 476 stairs to the top of Fishing Point to take in a mesmerizing view of pristine coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Rated moderate to difficult, 90 minutes. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Fishing Point Road T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca WHALE WATCHERS TRAIL FT A series of boardwalks and short stairways which lead to an amazing lookout over the Atlantic Ocean, underneath the huge cliffs of Fishing Point (a must-see). Season: May 1–Oct 30 Loc: Fishing Point Road T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca Main Brook, Route 432 (C13) TUCKAMORE WILDERNESS TOURS F Chosen by Outdoor as one of the 6 best places for experiencing Canada’s outdoors. Come see whales, icebergs, and wildlife. Experience snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or women-only adventures. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, 8am–10pm Loc: 1 Southwest Pond T: (709) 865 6361 / 4371 F: (709) 865 2112 TF: (888) 865 6361 E: tuckamore.lodge@nf.sympatico.ca W: tuckamorelodge.com $$: Check website. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. UNDERGROUND SALMON POOL TRAILS This is the only known place in the world where Atlantic salmon migrate through an underground river cave to reach their spawning grounds upstream. They pause when they emerge from the cave. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 51 Water Street T: (709) 865 3476 F: (709) 865 3102 E: ethel_patey@hotmail.com W: vikingtrail.org

MAYFLOWER ADVENTURES 2FTY See whales including humpbacks and minke, dolphins, and icebergs at their most majestic through a Zodiac adventure. Hiking/walking trails, geocaching, and winter packages. Season: Feb 1–Sep 30, 9am–5pm Loc: 63 Major Street T: (709) 457 2328 F: (709) 457 2321 TF: (866) 218 4400 E: shanna@mayfloweradventures.com W: mayflowerinn.ca $$: $99–$299. CC: MC, V. MUDDY HOLE POND TRAIL Stretch your legs and watch for signs of moose along our 2-km woodland trail. Easy walking, 1 hour to complete. Season: May 1–Nov 15 Loc: Off Route 433 T: (709) 457 2413 F: (709) 457 2663 E: roddickton@nf.aibn.com W: roddicton. bidearm.ca Conche, Route 434 (E13) FRENCH SHORE INTERPRETATION CENTRE 392F An orientation to the region and its layered history. French Shore Tapestry Designed by artist Jean-Claude Roy in the style of the Bayeux tapestry and embroidered by local women, this amazing 222-foot work tells the intriguing story of the French Shore. Season: May 1–Sep 30, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat & Sun 1pm–5pm Loc: Route 434 T: (709) 622 3500 F: (709) 622 3510 Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm Loc: 87–95 West Street T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony.nf.ca


E: frenchshorehs@nf.aibn.com W: frenchshore. com $$: Adult $8, senior $5, youth (12–18) $3, child (under 12) free. FRENCH SHORE TRAIL FY A moderate 13-km (8-mile) wilderness coastal trail, 2 days and 1 night in a tent round trip. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: Left side on Route 434 T: (709) 634 7407 E: iatnl.org@gmail.com W: iatnl.com Englee, Route 433 (E12) BARR’D ISLAND TRAIL Moderate to strenuous 0.6-km trail up wooden steps to lookouts over Canada Bay and Englee Harbour. Spur trail leads to sea caves. Season: May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Turn left on Marine Side Drive T: (709) 866 2711 / 457 7492 F: (709) 866 2357 E: dorisenglee@nf.aibn.com W: engleenl. ca LOCKER’S POINT TO SHOE POND HILL This 2-km trail will take you about an hour or so of strenuous walking as it is mostly an uphill climb. Season: May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Route 433 T: (709) 866 2711 / 457 7492 F: (709) 866 2357 E: dorisenglee@nf.aibn.com W: engleenl.ca WHITE POINT TRAIL A moderate to strenuous, 1.5- to 2-hour hike across Englee Island through a “crooked forest.” Season: May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Turn left on Marine Side Drive to trail head at end of road T: (709) 866 2711 / 457 7492 F: (709) 866 2357 E: dorisenglee@nf.aibn.com W: engleenl.ca Bide Arm, Route 433 (E12) ARMISTICE TRAIL This 4-km trail consists of natural terrain and boardwalk with 4 different access points. Season: May 1–Nov 15 Loc: Off Route 433 T: (709) 457 2413 F: (709) 457 2663 E: roddickton@ nf.aibn.com W: roddicton.bidearm.ca

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ASHTON HOUSE Come see our artifacts and hear the stories of our past. A place of remembering and reflecting. Season: Jul 1–Aug 31, 9am–5pm Loc: 15 Claycove Road T: (709) 457 2413 F: (709) 457 2663 E: roddickton@nf.aibn.com W: roddicton. bidearm.ca CC: V. These attractions are in White Bay. Sop’s Arm, Route 420 (J10) MAIN RIVER WATERWAY PROVINCIAL PARK/CANADIAN HERITAGE RIVER 152-km waterway park protects boreal forest and threatened Newfoundland Pine Marten. Opportunities for paddling, angling, and wilderness camping. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 420 near Sop’s Arm T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env. gov.nl.ca/parks Jackson’s Arm, Route 420 (I10) THE STANLEY FORD PROPERTY AND OUTBUILDINGS 379F A cluster of buildings exemplifying outport life in Newfoundland in early 20th century. Season: Jun 30–Sep 15, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 87 Main Street T: (709) 459 3130 / 3114 Off-Season T: (709) 459 5451 E: thestanleyfordproperty@ gmail.com $$: Adult $4, child $2. CC: e-Transfer.


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EVENTS CONTINUING IN APRIL FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) THEATRE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR 32FT Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit, charitable, professional theatre company offering a variety of year-round programming in Corner Brook. T: (709) 639 7238 / 243 2899 F: (709) 639 1006 TF: (877) 243 2899 E: tnl@theatrenewfoundland.com W: theatrenewfoundland.com

May May 1–Sep 30

St. Anthony, Route 430 (B14) THE GREAT VIKING FEAST DINNER THEATRE Enjoy an evening of food, fun, and feuds in the only sod-covered dinner theatre in North America. T: (709) 454 4900 Off-Season T: (709) 454 3422 E: randys.cull@nf.sympatico.ca W: lightkeepersvikingfeast.com May 20–29

Norris Point, Route 430 (K7) TRAILS TALES TUNES FESTIVAL 3FTY Our May festival offers a fabulous mix of outdoor activities and entertainment set in the stunning landscape of Gros Morne National Park. T: (709) 458 3604 / 3410 F: (709) 458 2162 E: info@trailstalestunes.ca W: trailstalestunes.ca May 28–Sep 11

February Feb–Mar TBA

Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) DEER LAKE WINTERFEST F A full week of indoor and outdoor activities, traditional food, and fun for all ages. T: (709) 635 2451 / 0165 F: (709) 635 5758 E: deerlakeedo@ nf.aibn.com W: town.deerlake.nf.ca EVENTS CONTINUING IN FEBRUARY FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

March EVENTS CONTINUING IN MARCH FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

Cow Head, Route 430 (I7) GROS MORNE THEATRE FESTIVAL 32FT A 6-play repertory theatre festival of comedy, drama, dinner theatre, and evenings of Newfoundland music and recitations. T: (709) 639 7238 / 243 2899 F: (709) 639 1006 TF: (877) 243 2899 E: tnl@theatrenewfoundland.com W: theatrenewfoundland.com EVENTS CONTINUING IN MAY FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

June Jun 1–5

Codroy, Route 406 (R2) FEATHER & FOLK NATURE FESTIVAL F Celebrate the annual arrival of migratory birds to the southwest coast. Enjoy birding expeditions, homestyle food, hiking, traditional music, photography, and many other activities for all ages. T: (709) 955 2058 / 2720 E: codroyvada@gmail.com W: featherandfolk.ca

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Jun 1–Sep 18

Rocky Harbour, Route 430 (K7) SOIRÉES AND TIMES– ANCHORS AWEIGH 3FT A display of Newfoundland culture and humour. Starts 8pm. Call or email for reservations. T: (709) 458 2016 F: (709) 458 3006 TF: (888) 458 2016 E: info@bontours.ca W: bontours.ca Jun 1–Sep 25

L’Anse aux Meadows, Route 436 (A14) LIVE MUSIC AT THE NORSEMAN 3 Hosted by one of Newfoundland’s finest restaurants. Browse our great selection of Inuit, Innu, and local art before and after the dinner theatre. T: (877) 623 2018 / (709) 754 3105 E: noordhof@nf.sympatico.ca W: valhalla-lodge.com Jun 3–12

St. Anthony, Route 430 (B14) THE ICEBERG FESTIVAL FT Enjoy boat tours, nature walks, and hikes, cultural exhibitions, history, traditional music, and local cuisine. T: (709) 861 2288 F: (709) 454 8899 TF: (877) 778 4546 E: info@vtta.nf.ca W: theicebergfestival.ca Jun TBA

Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) FEATHER & FOLK ATV TOURS F Backcountry sensation, where soul and nature merge. T: (709) 645 2169 / 649 0601 E: paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca W: pirateshavenadventures.com Jun TBA

Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) PIRATES HAVEN ANNUAL CRAB FESTIVAL F A fun-filled day for all with crafters, music, and games. T: (709) 645 2169 / 649 0601 E : p a u l a n d r u t h @ n f. s y m p a t i c o . c a W: pirateshavenadventures.com

EVENTS CONTINUING IN JUNE FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1 The Great Viking Feast Dinner Theatre: See May 1 Gros Morne Theatre Festival: See May 28

July Jul 1

Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) CANADA DAY: ROBINSONS F Fun youth activities, fireworks. T: (709) 645 2169 / 649 0601 E: paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca W: pirateshavenadventures.com Jul 1

Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) CANADA DAY: CORNER BROOK Celebrate Canada Day in Corner Brook with entertainment and games at Margaret Bowater Park. Cake cutting and fun for family and friends. T: (709) 637 1232 E: jparsons@cornerbrook.com W: cornerbrook.com Jul 1

Port aux Basques, Route 1 (T3) CANADA DAY: PORT AUX BASQUES 3 Join us for a day of celebration. Events will include water games, bouncy castle, and carnival-type games. Fireworks to follow at the waterfront near Scott’s Cove Park along with local entertainment. T: (709) 695 3592 F: (709) 695 9852 E: bbutton@portauxbasques.ca W: portauxbasques.ca Jul 1

St. Anthony, Route 430 (B14) CANADA DAY: ST. ANTHONY FT Parade at the Polar Centre with games, cake cutting, and flag presentation. Fun for everyone! T: (709) 454 3453 F: (709) 454 4154 E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com W: town.stanthony. nf.ca Jul 1

Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) CANADA DAY: DEER LAKE F Parade and memorial service followed by celebrations at the recreational complex with games and refreshments. T: (709) 635 2451 / 0165 F: (709) 635 5758 E: deerlakeedo@nf.aibn. com W: town.deerlake.nf.ca Jul 2–31

Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) STAGE WEST THEATRE FESTIVAL FT Music, comedy, and drama during the summer in the west coast city of Corner

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Season F: (709) 247 2254 TF: (877) 247 2011 E: info@50centuries.ca W: bigdroke.ca

Jul 10–Oct 4

Isle aux Morts, Route 470 (T3) ANN HARVEY DAYS FESTIVAL 3F A celebration of the heroism of Ann Harvey’s family and their Newfoundland dog named Hairyman. T: (709) 698 3441 / 3313 F: (709) 698 3449 Off-Season F: (709) 698 3313 E: blanfordbillard@yahoo.ca W: isleauxmorts.ca/ ah_festival.php

Woody Point, Route 431 (K7) GROS MORNE SUMMER MUSIC 3FTY One of Canada’s most eclectic, innovative festivals featuring many styles of music from artists from around the world. T: (709) 639 7293 / 638 1956 E: info@gmsm.ca W: gmsm.ca Jul 15–17

Jul TBA

Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) DEER LAKE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL F Music, entertainment, activities, concession stands, beer tent, fireworks, kids’ events, concerts, demonstrations, and strawberries. T: (709) 635 2451 / 0165 F: (709) 635 5758 E: deerlakeedo@nf.aibn.com W: town.deerlake. nf.ca Mid-Jul–Mid-Aug

Stephenville, Route 460 (O5) STEPHENVILLE THEATRE FESTIVAL 2F The longest-running professional theatre festival in the province. We are the pre-eminent producers of popular musical theatre and also stage a variety of other shows. T: (709) 643 4982 / 5756 F: (709) 643 9233 E: stfmanager@outlook. com W: stephenvilletheatrefestival.com Jul 20

Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) CORNER BROOK DAY CELEBRATION Celebrate Corner Brook’s birthday in Margaret Bowater Park–fun for all ages. T: (709) 637 1232 F: (709) 637 1514 E: jparsons@cornerbrook.com W: cornerbrook.com Jul 30–31

Mainland/La Grand’terre, Route 463 (O3) CAPE ST. GEORGE & MAINLAND FOLK FESTIVAL/REGIONAL BILINGUAL FOLK FESTIVAL 4F Bilingual folk festival of the Port au Port Peninsula with traditional music, dance, kids’ games, and crafts. Festival régional bilingue avec de la musique et la danse traditionnelles. Sat 4pm–2am, Sun 2pm–12am T: (709) 642 5254 / 649 6096 F: (709) 642 5164 E: cfenwick@ arcotnl.ca W: francotnl.ca Jul TBA

Bird Cove, Route 430 (D10) 50 CENTURIES HERITAGE FESTIVAL 3 Family-oriented activities celebrating our local heritage and culture–fun for all ages! T: (709) 247 2011 / 2256 F: (709) 247 2011 Off-

Jul TBA

Trout River, Route 431 (K6) BANG BELLY FESTIVAL F A full week scheduled with events including food, music, and dance, as well as a “Bang Belly” competition. T: (709) 451 5376 / 2116 F: (709) 451 2127 E: townclerk@townoftroutriver.com W: townoftroutriver.com Jul TBA

Woody Point, Route 431 (K7) BONNE BAY ANNUAL REGATTA F An old regatta with great activities for the young and old. T: (709) 453 2273 F: (709) 453 2270 E: townofwoodypoint@live.com W: woodypoint.ca Jul TBA

Upper Ferry, Route 406 (S3) CODROY VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL F One of the longest-running festivals on the island. Featuring traditional and folk music. The festival has been taking place since 1982. T: (709) 955 2720 E: devdion@hotmail.com Jul TBA

Cow Head, Route 430 (I7) COW HEAD LOBSTER FESTIVAL Daily lobster dinner, local entertainment, community breakfast, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, guided tour of the Head. T: (709) 243 2446 F: (709) 243 2590 E: townofcowhead@ bellaliant.com W: cowheadlobsterfestival.ca

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Brook. T: (709) 638 4622 F: (709) 634 4212 E: info@stagewesttheatrefestival.com W: stagewesttheatrefestival.com


Jul TBA

Lark Harbour, Route 450 (M5) LARK HARBOUR MULTI-PURPOSE TRAIL FESTIVAL An annual summer event held on the community grounds with a spectacular view of the harbour. T: (709) 681 2812 / 2417 E: larkharbourtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com W: yorkharbourlarkharbour.com Jul TBA

Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) MARBLE RV CORNER BROOK TRIATHLON FT Annual sporting event featuring Kids of Steel, Marble RV Corner Brook Triathlon, Duathlon in long-course and short-course formats, and team events. T: (709) 634 7100 F: (709) 634 5011 TF: (866) 652 2269 E: events@cyclesolutions.ca W: cyclesolutions.ca Jul TBA

Robinsons, Route 404 (Q4) PIRATES HAVEN ANNUAL PIG ROAST F Enjoy succulent pork cooked to perfection, spit fired! T: (709) 645 2169 / 649 0601 E : p a u l a n d r u t h @ n f. s y m p a t i c o . c a W: pirateshavenadventures.com Jul & Aug

Trout River, Route 431 (K6) PASSING TIME IN TROUT RIVER F A 10-week set of weekly performances held at the Trout River Interpretation Center. Tue 8pm T: (709) 451 5376 / 2116 F: (709) 451 2127 E: townclerk@townoftroutriver.com W: townoftroutriver.com EVENTS CONTINUING IN JULY FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

6pm–3am, Sat 2pm–3am, Sun 12pm–3am T: (709) 642 5498 F: (709) 642 5294 E: cfac@nf.aibn. com W: francotnl.ca Aug 12–13

Port aux Basques, Route 1 (T3) LEADING EDGE CREDIT UNION’S ANNUAL LIGHTHOUSE RELAY, RACE TO THE SEA FTY Teams of 11 racers run 120 km between Cape Anguille Lighthouse and Rose Blanche Lighthouse, visiting the Cape Ray and Channel Head Lighthouse along the way. Various terrains and distances for everyone T: (709) 695 7607 F: (709) 659 7078 E: ralexander@ lecu.ca W: lecu.ca/Home/InOurCommunity/ RacetotheSea/ Aug 12–14

Benoit’s Cove, Route 450 (M6) HUMBER ARM SOUTH BAYFEST Come join us as we celebrate. T: (709) 78 9 2 9 81 / 32 0 3 F: ( 70 9) 78 9 2 918 E: townofhumberarmsouth@hotmail.com W: humberarmsouth.com Aug 16–21

Woody Point, Route 431 (K7) WRITERS AT WOODY POINT FT The 12th year of our festival features readings by authors from Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere, plus great musical entertainment, in the Heritage Theatre and other venues in Woody Point. T: (709) 458 3009 / 215 0423 F: (709) 458 3058 E: noel.gary@gmail.com W: info@writersatwoodypoint.com Aug 20–21

Gros Morne Theatre Festival: See May 28

Port au Port East, Route 460 (O4) TOUR DE PORT AU PORT BIKE RACE FT Participate in a 2-day race sanctioned by Bike Newfoundland and Labrador (competitive and recreational riders) as well as a bike rodeo for the kids. T: (709) 634 7100 F: (709) 634 5011 TF: (866) 652 2269 E: events@cyclesolutions.ca W: cyclesolutions.ca

Soirées and Times–Anchors Aweigh: See Jun 1

Aug 21–27

The Great Viking Feast Dinner Theatre: See May 1

Live Music at the Norseman: See Jun 1

August August 5–7

Black Duck Brook, Route 463 (N4) BLACK DUCK BROOK FESTIVAL/ UN PLAISIR DU VIEUX TEMPS 34 Traditional folk festival with French and English artists. Good food, kids’ games, and good fun. Festival de musique traditionnelle avec des musiciens francophones et anglophones. Fri

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Lomond, Route 431 (K7) VINLAND MUSIC CAMP Learn traditional music, dance, and storytelling in beautiful Gros Morne National Park. See website for times. T: (709) 670 3377 E: info@ soundbone.ca W: soundbone.ca Aug 27

Lomond, Route 431 (K7) KILLDEVIL FAIR 3 A celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador folk music, dancing, and storytelling featuring


Aug TBA

Port aux Basques, Route 1 (T3) PORT AUX BASQUES HERITAGE/ ASTROLABE DAYS 3 Join us during the first weekend of August to celebrate our annual Heritage/Astrolabe Days. This event is an opportunity to celebrate our culture and heritage at various local iconic venues. T: (709) 695 5775 F: (709) 695 9852 E: sstrickland@portauxbasques.ca W: portauxbasques.ca Aug TBA

Ramea (T8) via ferry from Burgeo, Route 480 (T8)) RAMEA ROCK ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 Come experience a fun-filled weekend local Newfoundland music and a carnival atmosphere. All events take place on or near the town’s outdoor hockey rink. Open to all ages. T: (709) 625 2280 F: (709) 625 2010 E: rameatowncouncil@gmail.com W: ramea.ca EVENTS CONTINUING IN AUGUST FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

September Sep 29–Oct 2

Cow Head, Route 430 (I7) GROS MORNE FALL FEST F A fall festival of traditional craft workshops, demonstrations, music, and culture. Craft fair held Sunday 10am–4pm. Experience the splendor of Gros Morne in Fall! T: (709) 243 2023 / 2466 F: (709) 243 2023 Off-Season F: (709) 243 2466 E: cowheadheritage@gmail.com EVENTS CONTINUING IN SEPTEMBER FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1 The Great Viking Feast Dinner Theatre: See May 1 Gros Morne Theatre Festival: See May 28 Soirées and Times–Anchors Aweigh: See Jun 1 Live Music at the Norseman: See Jun 1 Gros Morne Summer Music: See Jul 10

October EVENTS CONTINUING IN OCTOBER FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

The Great Viking Feast Dinner Theatre: See May 1

Gros Morne Summer Music: See Jul 10

Gros Morne Theatre Festival: See May 28

November

Soirées and Times–Anchors Aweigh: See Jun 1 Live Music at the Norseman: See Jun 1 Gros Morne Summer Music: See Jul 10 Stephenville Theatre Festival: See Mid-Jul Passing Time in Trout River: See Jul

EVENTS CONTINUING IN NOVEMBER FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

December EVENTS CONTINUING IN DECEMBER FROM EARLIER START DATES Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador: See Jan 1

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some of the province’s finest performers. 1pm–8pm T: (709) 670 3377 E: info@soundbone. ca W: soundbone.ca


Shops & Galleries Isle aux Morts, Route 470 (T3) HAIRYMAN’S SAFE HAVEN CAFÉ & CRAFT SHOP Terrific crafts made by local artists. OPEN: May 20–Oct 3, Mon–Fri 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–1pm Loc: Community Centre, 68 Route 470 T: (709) 698 3032 / 3313 F: (709) 698 3449 E: colleenhatcher@hotmail.ca W: isleauxmorts. com CC: MC, V. ISLE AUX MORTS CRAFT SHOP/ VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE F Located at the entrance of the Harvey Trail, the building has a patio for resting with a view of the Harvey trail. OPEN: Jul 2–Aug 30, 9am–6pm Loc: Route 470 T: (709) 698 3441 / 3313 F: (709) 698 3449 Off-Season F: (709) 698 3313 E: blanfordbillard@yahoo.ca W: isleauxmorts.ca CC: V.

Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Jan–Mar, Tue–Sat 10am–5pm Loc: 74 Broadway T: (709) 634 4004 / 660 0374 E: malaonbroadway@hotmail.com BL: handmademala.blogspot.ca CC: MC, V. York Harbour, Route 450 (M6) THE ROOST 4F Gift shop/gallery featuring locally-made quilts, jewellery, knitwear, sea glass flowers/sculptures, original themed paintings, fibre art products, local authors, and Western Newfoundland Trail Guide. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 8am–8pm; Jan 6–Feb 29, closed Loc: 129 Main Street T: (709) 681 2341 E: royevans@bellaliant.net W: theroostatyorkharbour.com CC: AE, MC, V.

Bonne Bay

Doyles, Route 406 (S3) COUNTRY CRAFTS F Locally-made crafts, quilts, woodwork, knitting, sewing, jewellery, paintings etc. OPEN: Mid-May–Sep 30; peak season: 9am–9pm; shoulder season: 9am–5pm; call for fall or winter information Loc: 5 Doyles Station Road T: (709) 955 2520 / 3072 F: (709) 955 3072 E: arlenemaci@yahoo.com CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Port au Port West, Route 460 (O4) THE UPPER LEVEL GIFT SHOP F Souvenirs, giftware, and home décor in a beautiful rustic setting next to Gravels Walking Trail and Our Lady of Mercy Historic Church. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Sat 10am–6pm Loc: 15 Main Street T: (709) 648 2235 / 2225 F: (709) 648 9518 TF: (844) 642 5111 E: christa@ abbottsstore.com CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Corner Brook, Route 1 (N7) FANCY THAT–FINE GIFTS & CRAFTS F A beautiful selection of giftware. Carefully selected knitwear, preserves, jewellery, stained glass, prints, pottery, music, and more. We support local artists. OPEN: Jan– Jun, Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Jul–Oct, Mon–Sat 10am–5:30pm; Nov–Dec, Mon–Sat 9am–6pm Loc: 98 Broadway T: (709) 634 2200 F: (709) 634 2252 E: fancythat@nl.rogers.com W: fancythatgifts.ca CC: MC, V. MALA 4FT Your source for local handmade fine art and crafts from over 20 artists. MALA offers a wide selection of wool and craft supplies as well as eco-friendly organic products for babies, adults, and home. OPEN: Apr–Dec,

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Gillams, Route 440 (M6) URVE MANUEL GLASS GALLERY AND STUDIO 4 Original custom designs in leaded glass panels and fused glass art. OPEN: May 1–Nov 1, 10am–6pm, by chance or appointment Loc: 31 Main Street North T: (709) 640 6165 E: urve.manuel@gmail.com W: urvemanuel.ca BL: urvemanuel.blogspot.ca $$: 2- to 3-hour kiln-formed glass class; painting workshops and more in-depth glass classes will vary in price. CC: MC, AE, V, e-Transfer. Steady Brook, Route 1 (N7) GEORGE’S MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CRAFT SHOP Local crafts and souvenirs including large selection of T-shirts. Tim Hortons, convenience store, and Liquor Express. OPEN: Jan 1– Dec 31, please contact us for hours Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 639 8168 F: (709) 639 7168 E: georgesmountainvillage@gmail.com W: georgesskiworld.com CC: AE, MC, V. Pasadena, Route 1 (M8) GIFTS OF JOY F A Hallmark Shop and Bradford dealer, we have unique gifts for all occasions. Local art, pottery,


SUGAR BERRY HANDICRAFTS F All types of clothing, uniforms, coats, crafts, quilts, curtains, floral arrangement, baskets, handbags, skating dresses, etc. OPEN: Jan 1– Dec 31, Mon–Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 10am–6pm Loc: West End Industrial Park off Main Street T: (709) 686 2824 / 2329 F: (709) 686 5166 E: garcinrv@hotmail.com CC: AE, MC, V. Deer Lake, Route 1 (L8) ATELIER WEST STUDIOS 3F Fine art printmaking studio and artisan craft production studio. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 10am–5pm, or by appointment Loc: 38 Elizabeth Avenue T: (709) 635 3604 E: atelier. west@nf.sympatico.ca W: atelierwest.ca $$: $15–$1,500. CC: AE, MC, V. VALLEY CRAFTS F A fine selection of books, music, clothes, jewellery, hand-knit socks and mitts, quilts, local jams and preserves, pottery, Newfoundland tartan, artwork, and more. OPEN: Jun 1–Dec 23, daily 9:30am–8pm; Sep–Dec, 10am–5pm, hours may vary Loc: 44 TCH T: (709) 635 4440 / 8119 F: (709) 635 5103 Off-Season T: (709) 635 2284 E: glced@nf.aibn.com W: town.deerlake. nf.ca CC: MC, V. Wiltondale, Route 430 (L8) COYLEY’S CRAFTS Knitted sweaters and accessories in 100% wool, weaving, stained glass, snowshoes, Newfoundland music and books, preserves, custom postcards, and many more items. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, 7:30am–11pm Loc: Entrance to Gros Morne National Park T: (709) 453 7266 F: (709) 453 7272 TF: (800) 668 2520 E: e.enterprises@xplornet.ca W: frontiercottages. com CC: AE, MC, V. Glenburnie, Route 431 (K7) MIDDLE BROOK GIFT SHOP 2F Specializing in unique quality gifts including metal and wall art, Newfoundland preserves, prints, knitwear, homemade quilts, clothing, jewellery, and souvenirs. OPEN: Apr 1–Nov 30, 9am–9pm Loc: Route 431 T/F: (709) 453 2332 E: info@middlebrookcottages.com W: middlebrookcottages.com CC: AE, MC, V.

PIC A TENERIFE CRAFTS 2 Specializing in handmade quilts, knitwear, crochet, weaving, Christmas decorations, T-shirts and sweatshirts, tole painting, wall hangings, hooked rugs, and jewellery. OPEN: May 24–Sep 30, daily 9am–9pm Loc: 11 Tableland Drive T: (709) 453 2390 F: (709) 453 2558 E: pic_a_tenerife@hotmail.com W: picatenerifecrafts.blogspot.ca CC: MC, V. Shoal Brook, Route 431 (K7) THE WATER’S EDGE CRAFT SHOP A selection of locally-made crafts, including knitwear, postcards, books by local authors, artwork, and many other items to choose from. OPEN: Jun 1–Oct 31, 8am–8pm Loc: 232 Tableland Drive T: (709) 453 2020 / 2280 F: (709) 453 2361 Off-Season T: (709) 453 2361 E: RPM1966@hotmail.ca W: grosmorne.ca/ watersedge CC: MC, V. Woody Point, Route 431 (K7) AUNT MAGGIE’S HOMESPUN 4 A wide variety of hand-knit products made from 100% wool. Modernized traditional patterns. Pattern trading, custom and mail orders. Specializing in thrummed knitting. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 9am–9pm Loc: 28 Back Road T: (709) 453 7282 / 458 7970 E: auntmaggieshomespun@gmail.com W: auntmaggieshomespun.wix.com/haveayarn CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. GALLIOTT STUDIOS FT A perfect place to create, be inspired, and enjoy a great cup of coffee! A converted 100-yearold fishing shed stilted over the waters of the beautiful Bonne Bay in the heart of Gros Morne. OPEN: Jun 1–Early Oct, see website for hours Loc: 10 Water Street T: (709) 453 2142 Off-Season T: (709) 638 2409 E: jennygalliott@ yahoo.ca W: galliottstudios.blogspot.ca CC: AE, MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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handcrafted jewellery, Newfoundland books and souvenirs and limited edition Mummers from “Mummer’s the Word.” OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Wed & Sat 10am–6pm, Thu & Fri 10am–9pm, Sun 1pm–5pm Loc: 59 Main Street T: (709) 686 5194 E: giftsofjoy@nl.rogers.com W: giftsofjoy.ca CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


JERSEY ROOM CRAFT SHOP F Woolen sweaters, mitts, weaving, handmade quilts, photographs, crochet, pottery. Each item made in Newfoundland. Traditional Newfoundland meals served in the dining area. OPEN: May–Sep; May, Jun, Sep & Oct, 11:30am–7pm; Jul & Aug, 11:30 am–9pm Loc: 8 Water Street T/F: (709) 453 2294 Off-Season T/F: (709) 453 2417 E: clbursey@hotmail.com CC: AE, MC, V.

FISHERMAN’S LANDING CRAFTS FT The largest selection of Newfoundland and Labrador crafts and souvenirs in Gros Morne. OPEN: Jun–Sep, 9am–10pm; Sep–Jun, 9am–9pm Loc: Corner of Harbour View and Main Street T: (709) 458 2711 / 2826 F: (709) 458 2168 TF: (866) 458 2711 E: fishermans.landing@ nf.sympatico.ca W: fishermanslandinginn.com CC: AE, MC, V.

MOLLY MADE FIBRE ART STUDIO All of our art and crafts are created by local artisans and craftspeople. We carry a large selection of quality crafts, paintings, and hooked rugs. Drop by for a visit. OPEN: May 15–Oct 30; Jun 1–Sep 30, 9am–6pm, by appointment after 6pm; May, Oct by appointment only. Loc: 20 Crawley’s Cove Road T: (709) 453 2538 / 458 7785 E: mewhite6@ hotmail.com W: mollymadefibreart.com BL: mollymadefibreart.blogspot.ca CC: MC, V. SEASIDE SOUVENIRS 2FT Waterfront Crafts of Character gift shop with Newfoundland art, local unique crafts, music, and books. Quality embroidered clothing. OPEN: May 15–Oct 1 Loc: 39 Water Street T: (709) 453 2777 E: info@seasidesuites.ca W: seasidesuites.ca $$: $2–$500. CC: MC, V. THE HUNKY DORY FT We offer folk art and one-of-a-kind items. All our products are 100% made in Newfoundland and Labrador. Many are made locally. OPEN: Jun 1–Aug 31; Jun & Sep, daily 1pm–4pm; Jul & Aug, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 60 Main Road T: (709) 453 2304 / 458 8802 E: charlie.payne@ eastlink.ca W: hunkydoryfolkart.ca CC: MC, V. THE SAMPLE ROOM Loved by locals and visitors alike, great gifts and more, with something for everyone! Acts as a gift shop and display of merchandise from an era gone by! OPEN: May 20–Sep 30, 8am–9pm Loc: 1 Water Street, Aunt Jane’s B&B T/F: (709) 453 2485 TF: (866) 453 2485 E: vmanorgrosmorne@eastlink.ca W: grosmorneescapes.com CC: MC, V, AE. Rocky Harbour, Route 430 (K7) ENDICOTT’S CRAFTS FT Snowshoes, homemade quilts, wool sweaters, knitted goods, wooden carvings, photography, Newfoundland preserves, handmade porcelain jewellery. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 72 Main Street South T: (709) 458 2020 / 2369 F: (709) 458 2882 TF: (888) 603 2020 E: grosmornecabins@ nf.aibn.com W: grosmornecabins.com CC: AE, MC, V.

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THE TUCKAMORE SHOP Showcasing the finest of our beautiful region in art, craft, and literature. OPEN: May–Oct, daily 8am–8pm Loc: East Link Road T: (709) 458 3605 / 3610 F: (709) 458 2162 TF: (866) 732 2759 E: darlene@grosmornetravel.com W: visitgrosmorne.com CC: MC, V. TREASURE BOX CRAFTS AND CAFÉ Restaurant and crafts store. Home knit goods and preserves. We specialize in home-cooked meals and all-day breakfast with full menu available for takeout. OPEN: May 13–Jun 8 & Oct–Dec 24, 8am–7pm; Jun 9–30 & Sep, 8am–8pm; Jul & Aug, 8am–9pm Loc: 72 Main Street North T: (709) 458 3007 / 8264 F: (709) 458 3007 Off-Season F: (709) 458 2991 E: treasureboxinfo@gmail.com W: grosmorne. com/treasurebox CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. UNIQUELY NEWFOUNDLAND GALLERY FT 100% wool sweaters, socks, mitts, quilts, silk scarves, Newfoundland books, jams, candles, stationery, mummers, folk art, pottery,


Norris Point, Route 430 (K7) JENNIEX HERITAGE HOUSE & CRAFT SHOP 59 Take a tour of the Jenniex House built in 1926, a traditional saltbox house that has been restored and filled with artifacts. Also provides access to the James Humber walking trail. OPEN: MidJun–Mid-Sep Loc: 104 Main Street T: (709) 458 2896 / 2828 F: (709) 458 2883 E: jenniexhouse@ gmail.com W: norrispoint.ca Port au Choix, Route 430-28 (E9) BEN’S STUDIO 3-D wooden wall art by Ben J. Ploughman. OPEN: Jun 1–Sep 15, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, open weekends during inclement weather Loc: 24 Fisher Street T/F: (709) 861 3280 E: benjploughman@hotmail.com W: bensstudio. ca CC: MC, V. HERITAGE SHOP 3FTY Keeping the story of Port au Choix alive with products interpreting the ancient aboriginal archaeological site. Check out the reproductions of ancient artifacts and other cultural gifts. OPEN: Jun–Sep, daily, please call us or visit our website for store hours Loc: Point Riche Road T: (709) 861 4100 / 753 2568 F: (709) 753 0879 E: pac@historicsites.ca W: historicsites. ca/port-au-choix BL: historicsites.ca/blog CC: AE, MC, V. Shoal Cove East, Route 430 (B11) GNP CRAFTS A unique craft shop of handmade products, mainly sealskin and carvings, with a history of our heritage in this area. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Loc: Route 430 T: (709) 456 2123 / 2122 F: (709) 456 2506 E: straitsgnpcraft@ live.ca W: gnpcrafts.ca CC: MC, V. Griquet, Route 436 (B14) STAGEHEAD CARVINGS (STUDIO) Specializing in Norman Young carvings. Sculptures and fine jewellery in soapstone, whalebone, antler, and wood. OPEN: Jun 1– Sep 30, 9am–6pm Loc: Route 436 T: (709) 623 2407 / 2371 E: stageheadcarvings@yahoo.ca W: picatenerife.blogspot.ca CC: MC, V.

St. Lunaire, Route 436 (B14) THE DARK TICKLE SHOPPE 42FTY Wild berry products you can watch being made, art and gift boutique, and tea room. Home of the Granchain Exhibit, a showcase on an 18th-century explorer. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31; Jun–Sep, daily 9am–6pm; Oct–May, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, weekends by appointment Loc: 75 Main Street T: (709) 623 2354 F: (709) 623 2405 E: info@darktickle.com W: darktickle.com CC: V, MC, e-Transfer. L’Anse aux Meadows, Route 436 (A14) HERITAGE SHOP FTY Keeping the story of L’Anse aux Meadows alive with products interpreting the ancient Viking settlement. Browse other fine cultural products, including art, craft, literature, food, and souvenirs. OPEN: Jun–Oct, daily, call us or visit our website for store hours Loc: L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site T: (709) 632 2422 / 753 2568 F: (709) 753 0879 E: lam@ historicsites.ca W: historicsites.ca/lanse-auxmeadows BL: historicsites.ca/blog CC: AE, MC, V. NORSEMAN GALLERY 4 One of the best selections of Newfoundland and Labrador art in the province. Dine in our world-class restaurant adjoined to the gallery. OPEN: May 25–Sep 25, 9am–10pm Loc: Harbourfront T: (877) 623 2018 / 754 3105 E: noordhof@nf.sympatico.ca W: valhalla-lodge. com CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V, e-Transfer. THE GAIA GALLERY & CAFÉ 4 A great selection of fine Inuit, Innu, and Newfoundland art. Many say it’s the best selection of local art in northern Newfoundland. Come browse while you dine. OPEN: May 25– Sep 25, 9am–10pm Loc: Harbourfront T: (877) 623 2018 / 754 3105 E: noordhof@nf.sympatico. ca W: valhalla-lodge.com CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V, e-Transfer. St. Anthony, Route 430 (B14) GRENFELL HANDICRAFTS FT In keeping with the Grenfell tradition, the handicrafts gift shop has an ample supply of traditional and locally-made products. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 8am–5pm; off-season: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Loc: Grenfell Interpretation Centre T: (709) 454 4010 / 3576 F: (709) 454 4047 E: info@grenfell-properties.com W: grenfellproperties.com CC: AE, MC, V.

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carvings. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, 8am–10pm Loc: 21–29 West Link Road T: (709) 458 2711 / 2826 F: (709) 458 2168 TF: (866) 458 2711 E: fishermans.landing@nf.sympatico.ca W: fishermanslandinginn.com CC: AE, MC, V.


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Christine Koch Studio Painting and Printmaking

Images of Gros Morne and Northern Labrador

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Our Stories – Our songs, through drama, dinner theatre & comedy. Box Office (877) 243-2899

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 Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) is an active member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.

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Experience Gros Morne

52 Rooms. Choice Dining. Live Entertainment. Oceanfront Views. Anchor Pub featuring the Anchors Aweigh Band. Ticket oďŹƒce for BonTours located inside hotel. ROUTE 430 Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park

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Plum Point Motel

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40 Rooms and 18 Housekeeping Cottages, Lounge and Dining Room Minutes from St. Barbe/ Blanc Sablon ferry Gift Shop

For a truly unique vacation experience, treat yourself to a stay at an authentic lightkeepers house!

Quirpon Lighthouse Inn Newfoundland’s longest iceberg season ✵ The ultimate whale watching site (Including Orcas!) ✵ Located on an uninhabited island near L’Anse aux Meadows

Cape Anguille Lighthouse Inn 45 minutes from Port aux Basques ferry terminal

Box 106, Plum Point, NL A0K 4A0 Tel: 709 247 2533 Fax: 709 247 2327 Toll-Free Reservation: 1 888 663 2533 reservations@plumpointmotel.nf.ca www.plumpointmotel.com

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• 40 air conditioned rooms, 2 rooms with Jacuzzi & fireplace • Hi-speed internet access • Small meeting room & a large conference centre • Fitness room, outdoor hot tub • Uniquely Newfoundland Gallery • Guest washer/dryer • Snowmobile packages available

Gros Morne National Park

Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland Tel: (709) 458-2711 Fax: (709) 458-2168 Website: www.fishermanslandinginn.com Email: fishermans.landing@nf.sympatico.ca Toll Free Reservations:1-866-458-2711

• Firepit on site • Barbeques • Walking trail to the ocean front • Pet friendly • Motorcycle friendly/ free welcome kits available

Main Street, Rocky Harbour Phone (709) 458-2060

70-seat air-conditioned restaurant specializing in delicious fresh seafood dinners! Gluten free menu available Greco Express Also in store… Craft & Souvenirs Liquor Express Store Direct Cash ATM Open 7 am – 10 pm Daily

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Central

Lost: my inner tourist

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Triton, Notre Dame Bay

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Adventure Central The heart of the land. Right in the heart of Newfoundland, the central region contains some of the best outdoor experiences in the province. It’s the centre of Iceberg Alley, a stretch of coastline where ancient towers of ice majestically float down from Greenland. It’s also where whales gather in large numbers to feed, play, and people watch. Central is a perfect place to take a boat trip or go sea and river kayaking. It’s also worth visiting Terra Nova National Park – 400 square kilometres of boreal forest and coastline, ideal for whale watching, birdwatching, hiking, golfing, and camping. The central region also boasts dozens of hiking trails. As you explore, you’ll see clapboard houses sitting atop rocky coasts, and wharves and boats testifying to the continuing importance of the centuries-old fishing industry. Most of the people living here are descendants of West Country fishermen who settled the shores more than two centuries ago. The region also has a rich aboriginal history dating as far back as 6,000 years. It includes the Beothuk as well as the Dorset people, who carved soapstone pots at Newfoundland’s first quarry.

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Your central journey starts here. Visit central, the second-largest region in Newfoundland and Q Labrador. Stuffed with bays, coves, and lively communities, fascinating histories and beautiful beaches, and some of the best salmon rivers on the planet – there’s no shortage of things to do.

Explore Notre Dame DAY 1 Start your journey at the “Crossroads of the World”, also known as Gander. While you’re here, visit the Atlantic Aviation Museum and learn how this small town played a big role in post-war passenger aviation. Next, enjoy a drive through lush forests before meeting the roaring Gander River at Gander Bay. Take a moment to breathe in the pristine wilderness before continuing on Routes 331 and 335 to the ferry at Farewell for an excursion to Fogo Island and Change Islands.

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Fogo Island is the biggest offshore island in the province and home to 11 distinct and lively communities. With its fascinating geography, roaring seaside, and unique cultural history, a visit to Fogo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore the four ultramodern international artist studios that attract acclaimed artisans from around the globe. Visit Tilting, an Irish community brimming with antiquity and heritage – more than 250 years old. Walk the ancient footpaths that decorate the island, and keep an eye out for the caribou herd. Be sure to check out the luxury Fogo Island Inn – a striking display of architectural, culinary, artistic, and cultural expression. DAY 2 In the morning, ride the ferry back to Farewell and hit the road towards Twillingate, heading for Long Point Lighthouse – the perfect place to keep watch for whales and icebergs. Or, if you want front row seats, hop on a boat tour.


In the afternoon, do some exploring and hike one of the many picturesque walking trails in the area. There’s entertainment almost every night in Twillingate, so when the sun goes down put on your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional music. After you’ve exhausted yourself on the dance floor, retire to a cozy B&B for a well-deserved rest. DAY 3 Today, delight in a scenic road trip along the shores of Notre Dame Bay and the Bay of Exploits. Drop by the Beothuk Interpretation Centre Provincial Historic Site at Boyd’s Cove. Here you’ll explore the fascinating culture of the Beothuk people, extinct since 1829. Now it’s back on the road driving through idyllic coastal communities like Birchy Bay and Loon Bay. Stop in Lewisporte where the By the Bay Museum gives you an in-depth look into the rugged reality of outport life. Next, head to Norris Arm and discover one of the hidden gems of the area:

the Fox Moth Museum. In a restored seaplane hanger, learn all about the pioneering days of flight from a plethora of fascinating exhibits. The final stop is the World War II seaplane base at Botwood Heritage Park, where Bob Hope, among other celebrities, entertained the troops.

Delve into Water and Stone DAY 1 Grand Falls-Windsor sits on one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the world: the Exploits River. Thousands of these fighters migrate upstream every year to spawn, making this an ideal place for the Salmonid Interpretation Centre. Then it’s westward to Aspen Brook for an epic adrenaline rush with Rafting Newfoundland. Choose from a variety of exhilarating tours, some of which include a swim and a picnic lunch. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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DAY 2 Start today’s venture in Springdale, where you’ll find the Springdale Wetlands –  reached via the Indian River walking trail. The wetlands are an estuary where Indian River flows into Halls Bay, and feature 15,000 acres of diverse habitat that’s home to moose, ducks, and salmon. The next stop is King’s Point, where the seaside pavilion holds the articulated skeleton of a 52-foot humpback whale, and the pottery shop has some of the finest wares in the province. DAY 3 The Baie Verte Peninsula is a geologist’s dream. Teeming with ancient rocks and minerals, deep cavernous mines, and complex folding and twisting landscapes, its natural beauty is unsurpassed. For a glimpse into this fascinating world, visit the Miners’ Museum in Baie Verte, and learn about the mysterious and dark lives of miners from the late 1800s to present day. Can’t get enough underground fascinations? Then continue on to the Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site at Fleur de Lys and witness evidence of Dorset and Palaeo-Eskimo vessel carvings dating back 1,600 years.

The South Coast Tour DAY 1 Take a lovely drive down Route 360 from Bishop’s Falls through thick and beautiful forests to reach the Mi’kmaq Discovery Centre. Here you’ll get an introduction to the area and learn about the rich heritage of the aboriginal people of Conne River. For something a little different, venture to Milltown-Head of Bay D’Espoir and take a guided tour of a working hydro plant. St. Alban’s is the centre of the province’s growing aquaculture industry, and on the waterfront there’s an interesting display

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on Captain James Cook’s 18th-century surveying voyages. The expert canoeist will want to paddle the Bay du Nord Heritage River, a challenge worth its rewards in lush scenery. DAY 2 South of St. Alban’s, the Connaigre Peninsula offers some of the most extraordinary landscapes on the island. Deep fjords cleave the land and rolling hills make friends with the small communities tucked between them. As you drive along the highway, the beauty of this terrain will surely transform you. DAY 3 A short distance off the main highway, Routes 362 and 362-10 lead to Pool’s Cove. Take a day trip to Rencontre East and Bay L’Argent on the Burin Peninsula. See the traditional sights of some classic outport communities –  warm, friendly homes that dot the shoreline, and fishing huts and stages ready for the daily catch. Or, if you’re a history buff, there are many significant houses in the region not to be missed. The John Cluett Heritage House in Belleoram is a


traditional saltbox home and dates back to 1844 – the oldest structure in Fortune Bay. Or, step back in time 100 years at the J. Petite and Sons Museum and see what it was like to work in the fishing trade nearly a century ago. And don’t miss a trip to the gorgeous Sunny Cottage Heritage Centre in Harbour Breton. Built in 1907, it’s one of the largest Queen Anne-style homes on the island. Transport yourself on an unforgettable boat adventure that will give you a rare and authentic look into coastal life. Leaving from Hermitage, weave along the craggy, rolling shoreline, visiting the remote villages of Gaultois, McCallum, Francois, and Grey River.

Terra Nova –  Eastport Adventures DAY 1 If you love camping, a visit to Terra Nova National Park is a must. The park’s landscape varies from the rugged cliffs and sheltered inlets on the coast, to the rolling forested hills, bogs, and ponds of the inland. Bike, swim, picnic, hike, kayak, golf, or take the kids to the spectacular marine touch tank at the

Visitor Centre in Newman Sound. In the afternoon, relax as the little ones spend the day exploring the playgrounds. DAY 2 If you’re looking to dig your toes into some soft warm sand, then set out for the Eastport Peninsula – home to beautiful white sandy beaches. Drive by sheltered coves and sparkling waters until you find the perfect place to lay a blanket for an afternoon at the beach. The Beaches Heritage Centre is a great place to check out live theatre and gallery exhibits that celebrate traditional and modern art. With a 200-seat theatre and a full schedule of programming, there’s something for theatre lovers all year-round.   

DAY 3 Just outside Terra Nova National Park’s west entrance is Splash n’ Putt, a waterbased amusement park. Spend the day having a blast as you and your family play minigolf, try go-carting, ride the bumper cars and boats, or fly down the 300-foot waterslide. Relax in the heated pools and kiddie recreation area, and then indulge in a frozen treat from the dairy bar next door. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Best kept secrets With so many things to see and do, sometimes having the inside scoop makes all the difference. Best kept secrets is a collection of hidden gems and local favourites that highlights some of the best dining, shopping, nightlife, and outdoor adventures in the central region. Feel free to stick to what you like, sample a bit of everything, or dive into something completely new – the choice is yours.

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Unforgettable Festivals and Events • Miawpukek Powwow, Conne River (p. 185) • The Gathering Fire-Food-Music, Burlington (p. 188) • Exploits Valley Salmon Festival, Grand Falls-Windsor (p. 186) • Twillingate / New World Island Fish, Fun and Folk Festival (p. 186) • Flying Boat Festival, Botwood (p. 186) • Roy Babstock Beaches Accordion Festival, Eastport (p. 185)

Local Cuisine Hot Spots • Nicole’s Café, Joe Batt’s Arm • Outport Museum and Tea Room, La Scie • 48 High, Grand Falls-Windsor • Bistro on Roe, Gander • By the Sea Café, King’s Point • Chucky’s Seafood and Wild Game Restaurant, Happy Adventure

An Excuse to Stay Indoors • Auk Island Winery, Twillingate (p. 177) • Salmonid Interpretation Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor (p. 173) • Sunny Cottage Heritage Centre, Harbour Breton (p. 174) • Humpback Whale Pavilion, King’s Point (p. 171) • Sperm Whale Pavilion, Triton (p. 172) • Fox Moth Museum, Norris Arm (p. 176)

Shop Central • King’s Point Pottery and Fine Crafts, King’s Point (p. 189) • Norton’s Cove Studio, Brookfield (p. 190) • By the Bay Craft Shop, Lewisporte (p. 190) • Twillingate Museum Craft Shop, Twillingate (p. 190) • Heritage Today Gift Shop, Botwood (p. 189)

Evening Energy • Queen Street Dinner Theatre, Grand Falls-Windsor (p. 186) • The Split Peas, Orange Lodge, Twillingate (p. 184) • Beyond the Overpass Theatre Company, Twillingate and Gander (p. 185) • Hann’s Point Theatre Festival, Lewisporte (p. 185) • Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre, Eastport (p. 182)

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Unique Hot Spots • Brimstone Head, Fogo Island (p. 179) • Deadman’s Cove Beach and Trail, Harbour Breton (p. 174) • Terra Nova National Park (p. 183) • Rattling Brook Falls, Rattling Brook (p. 151) • Prime Berth Fishing Museum, Twillingate (p. 178)

Outdoor Adventures • River Rafting, Rafting Newfoundland, Grand Falls-Windsor (p. 173) • ATV Tours, Rob Clarke Motorsports, Springdale (p. 171) • Sea Kayaking, Canoe Hill Adventures, Lewisporte (p. 176) • Iceberg/Whale Watching Tours, Twillingate (p. 177, 178) • Zodiac Tours, QC Close Encounters, Twillingate (p. 178)

Hot Spots For History Buffs • Beothuk Interpretation Centre Provincial Historic Site, Boyd’s Cove (p. 177) • Barbour Living Heritage Village, Newtown (p. 181) • Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site, Fleur de Lys (p. 170) • Mi’kmaq Discovery Centre, Route 361 turnoff (p. 174) • Mary March Provincial Museum, Grand Falls-Windsor (p. 173) • North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander (p. 180)

Tilting Registered Heritage District Newfoundland’s first registered heritage district was formed in the quaint Irish fishing village of Tilting on Fogo Island.

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Picture Perfect • Long Point Lighthouse, Crow Head (p. 178) • Fogo Island Inn and Artist Studios, Fogo Island (p. 179) • Gun Hill Lookout, Harbour Breton (p. 174) • Bishop’s Falls Trestle, Bishop’s Falls (p. 173) • Change Islands (p. 144)

Adventures on Foot • • • • • • •

Hiking Trails, Terra Nova National Park (p. 183) Alexander Murray Hiking Trail, King’s Point (p. 170) Lion’s Den, Fogo Island (p. 179) Long Point Lighthouse Trail, Crow Head (p. 178) Fleur de Lys Trails, Fleur de Lys (p. 170) Indian River Walking Trails, Springdale (p. 171) Corduroy Brook Nature Trail, Grand Fall-Windsor (p. 172)

Beautiful Sandy Beaches • Lumsden • Eastport • Musgrave Harbour • Deadman’s Cove, Harbour Breton • Sandy Cove, Tilting

Social Media To get more insider tips from locals and travellers alike, check out our social media pages. Share your experiences with the hashtag #ExploreNL. Facebook.com/NewfoundlandLabradorTourism Twitter.com/NLtweets Instagram.com/NewfoundlandLabrador YouTube.com/NewfoundlandLabrador Flickr.com/NewfoundlandLabradorTourism

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Where icebergs feel as welcome as the tourists. Nestled along a rugged shore, washed by the waters of Iceberg Alley, Twillingate is one of the best places on the planet to see icebergs. The prime vantage point is Long Point Lighthouse, one of the few remaining staffed lighthouses. Here you’ll have a front-row seat for whales, icebergs, and stunning scenery. Take a hiking trail along the coast to look for well-hidden caves. Back in town, walk the streets to get a feel for local life, and visit some of the historic sites and attractions. Feeling hungry? There are great eateries serving up some of the finest fare in the bay.

Above the Tickle Twillingate (800) 450-3950 twillingate.com/accommodations

Iceberg Properties Inc. Crow Head, Twillingate (709) 884-8684 icebergproperties.weebly.com

All Seasons B&B Twillingate (877) 535-7829 allseasonsbb.com

Ocean Quest Close Encounters Twillingate (709) 422-1111 oqcloseencounters.com

Auk Island Winery Durrell, Twillingate (877) 639-4637 aukislandwinery.com

Whitsha Inn Twillingate (888) 878-0972 whitshainn.com

Crow’s Nest Café Crow Head, Twillingate (709) 893-2029 facebook.com/crowsnestcafe

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A river runs through it. Flowing from Red Indian Lake in the interior near Millertown, the Exploits River is the longest and largest river on the island of Newfoundland. Coursing through Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls, before emptying into the Bay of Exploits at Botwood, it was a highway to and from the sea for the (now extinct) Beothuk. For hundreds of years it divided the island until it was finally bridged by a railway trestle a century ago. One of the Exploits River’s great resources is its Atlantic salmon. Every year, thousands of these King of the Game Fish migrate upstream to spawn, attracting anglers from around the world. Learn the salmon’s lifecycle at the Salmonid Interpretation Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor. If water makes life possible, it also makes adventure possible. Join Rafting Newfoundland for a day like no other. You’ll shoot the Badger Chute, go for a swim, and have lunch on the river. Afterwards, spend the night relaxing along the tranquil banks of the mighty Exploits in one of Riverfront Chalets 4½-star accommodations.

Corduroy Brook Nature Trail Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-3900 corduroybrook.org

Botwood Heritage Society Botwood (709) 257-4612 town.botwood.nl.ca

Lakeview Inn Millertown (709) 852-6146 lakeviewinn.ca

Hotel Robin Hood Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-5324 hotelrobinhood.com

Queen Street Dinner Theatre Grand Falls-Windsor (877) 822-7469 queenstreetdinnertheatre.com

Mount Peyton Hotel Grand Falls-Windsor (800) 563-4894 mountpeyton.com

Riverfront Chalets 20 km west of Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 486-0892 riverfrontchalets.ca

Rafting Newfoundland 20 km west of Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 486-0892 riverfrontchalets.ca

Sanger Memorial RV Park Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-7350 exploitsriver.ca

Salmonid Interpretation Centre Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-7350 exploitsriver.ca

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Beaches galore on the Eastport Peninsula. While the beaches at Eastport are perfect for sandcastle builders, the main beach and more secluded stretches at Eastport North and Sandy Cove are ideal for watching shorebirds and beachcombing. Or just hanging out, for that matter. But it’s not all tranquility here. This place boasts the most festivals of any region in the province. Eastport is on the doorstep of Terra Nova National Park, Canada’s easternmost national park with over 100 kilometres of hiking trails, a deep-water aquarium, and a touch tank. You can camp, take a boat tour, swim, shop, and golf. The 4½-star Inn at Happy Adventure has a fabulous seafood and wild game restaurant. The Inn offers tours of the park by kayak or visitors can take a ride to see whales and icebergs just metres from their accommodations.

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Terra Nova National Park (709) 533-2801 parkscanada.gc.ca/terranova The Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport (709) 677-2360 beachesheritagecentre.ca

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Clode Sound Motel & Restaurant Charlottetown (709) 664-3146 clodesound.com Inn at Happy Adventure Happy Adventure (888) 805-8881 innathappyadventure.com Noah’s Motel & Resort Glovertown (709) 533-3324 noahsonthepoint.com Smallwood Interpretation Centre Gambo (709) 674-4476 townofgambo.com The Prints of Whales Inn Sandringham (855) 677-2104 theprintsofwhalesinn.com

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Green Bay and the Beothuk Trail Discover the shores and islands of Notre Dame Bay along this old Beothuk trail, 136 km one-way.

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Central scenic driving routes With two sea coasts and the forest in between, central Newfoundland offers an outdoor experience with unusual history, Old English words and Irish customs, aviation history, and music far removed from sea shanties. Hike to see an iceberg, camp in a national park on the coast, and uncover the tragic history of the Beothuk. Take in the biggest rock concert of the year, explore a deserted community, or discover what inspires our artists and songwriters. It’s all here.

Dorset Trail 281 km More than 1,000 years before Europeans arrived here, the Dorset were quarrying soapstone at Fleur de Lys on the Baie Verte Peninsula. They fashioned this soft stone into cooking pots and traded it with other aboriginal groups. Now a historic site with an interpretation centre, the quarry is the oldest-known mining site in an area known for its complex geology and many modern mines. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the peninsula’s mines produced gold, asbestos, copper, and other minerals, and that history is explored in the mining museum at Baie Verte. The French fished here well into the 19th century. A renewed focus on our French heritage can be seen at museums and historic sites throughout the region. You can reach the peninsula via Route 410 from Route 1.

Green Bay and the Beothuk Trail 136 km You have to get off the highway to explore Green Bay. The highlights include King’s Point, where you’ll find a seaside humpback pavilion, and Springdale, where you’ll find the Springdale Wetlands – a coastal estuary.

Exploits Valley 261 km At South Brook just past Springdale, Route 1 leaves the coast and veers inland to the territory once occupied by the Beothuk, who became extinct in the 1820s. At Badger you can take a side trip to Buchans along Route 370. This

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former mining town is near the geographic centre of Newfoundland. The town is built on Red Indian Lake, one of the Beothuk’s chief winter habitats. The Exploits is the longest river on the island and drains a huge portion of the central interior. The Beothuk travelled along its banks on their seasonal migrations. In summer they lived on the coast and caught fish, and in winter travelled inland to where caribou and other animals lived. The Exploits River hosts the king of the game fish – salmon – with upwards of 30,000 making their way upstream to spawn every year. In Grand Falls-Windsor the Salmonid Interpretation Centre tells all about this remarkable – and great tasting – fighter. You can also go rafting, canoeing, and hiking in the area. Here you’ll find the Mary March Provincial Museum, which explores the 5,000-year human history of the area, and the Logger’s Life Museum, where you can get a taste of what life was like in this hard occupation years ago. Bishop’s Falls, formerly a major railway centre, is now a service centre for central Newfoundland. The train trestle across


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Further south is Harbour Breton, one of the oldest and largest communities on the south coast. First settled by French fishermen, and later by the English, its commerce was dominated for decades by the Newman family, famous for its Newman’s port wine, which is still available today. This whole coastal area is heavily indented with spectacular fjords.

South Coast Adventure From Hermitage on Route 364 you can take a coastal boat westward to Gaultois, where the local inn stages shed parties. Next, head to McCallum, where boardwalks take the place of roads. Once a week another coastal boat goes west from McCallum to Francois and Grey River, from which you can get a ferry to Ramea and Burgeo in southwestern Newfoundland.

Fortune Bay Adventure From Pool’s Cove on Route 362 you can catch a coastal boat east to the isolated village of Rencontre East, and on to Bay L’Argent on Route 212 on the Burin Peninsula. The round trip makes an excellent one-day excursion.

Kittiwake Coast: Road to the Isles Coast of Bays 357 km The names Hermitage Bay, Connaigre Bay, Great Bay de L’Eau, Corbin Bay, Belle Bay, Fortune Bay, and Bay D’Espoir explain the name given to the southern portion of the central region. Take Route 360 south from Bishop’s Falls to its junction with Route 361 and the Mi’kmaq Discovery Centre. In nearby Conne River, the Mi’kmaq, a First Nations people, hold a powwow every summer that introduces aboriginals and non-aboriginals alike to Newfoundland Mi’kmaq traditions.

187 km This is the first of four sections of the Kittiwake Coast, and you can pick it up where Route 1 meets Route 340. Lewisporte is a major service centre for Notre Dame Bay. Historically known for its shipping, transportation, and forestry, today its attractions include sea kayaking, wildlife safaris, and boat tours. North of the town the coastline is covered with birch and other leafy trees that turn beautiful fall colours in September and October. A major attraction on this part of the coast is the Beothuk Interpretation Centre. Built using Beothuk structural concepts Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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the Exploits now carries hikers instead of trains, but its almost 300-metre length gives an indication of why this river divided the island for centuries. Below Bishop’s Falls, the river empties into the Bay of Exploits, a picturesque area dotted with islands. Route 350 takes you to the western side of the bay and Botwood, which in the 1930s was a refuelling stop for the first transatlantic air passenger service. The history of this era can be explored at the Botwood Heritage Centre. North of Botwood the road forks at Northern Arm. Route 350 continues to Leading Tickles while Route 352 takes a scenic route along the Bay of Exploits to Fortune Harbour. Throughout central Newfoundland you’ll find a wide variety of outdoor adventures on both land and sea, ranging from fishing and hiking to wilderness lodges, snowmobile tours, sea kayaking, and iceberg viewing.


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a lighthouse stands atop a high cliff overlooking the bay. The icebergs, some as old as 10,000 years, are carried south by the Labrador Current through a narrow stretch of water known as Iceberg Alley.

Kittiwake Coast: Islands Experience near the site of a large Beothuk village, the centre tells the story of this aboriginal people, and includes an archaeological site. The Road to the Isles refers to a series of islands in Notre Dame Bay that were connected to each other and the main island by causeways in the 1960s. The isolation of Chapel Island, Twillingate Island, and New World Island helped residents preserve old words and speech patterns that had been eroded by the rising tide of modernity elsewhere. In Twillingate, for instance, a drung is still a lane. It’s a good idea to bring along a copy of The Dictionary of Newfoundland English to help you explore the meanings and origins of these words. Twillingate was the unlikely birthplace of an opera star. Madame Toulinguet sang in Paris, Milan, and the United States, but back home she was known as Georgina Stirling, the Nightingale of the North. In the 19th century, Twillingate was a stopover point for the floater fishery, the term applied to fishermen from eastern Newfoundland who sailed to Labrador each summer to catch and cure cod. They were called floaters because they often lived aboard their small boats for the whole summer. Twillingate’s economic importance gradually faded during the 20th century, and the area’s future wasn’t secured until the causeways were built. Today visitors can take tour boats from the town to see icebergs and the humpbacks of Notre Dame. A great place to view icebergs and whales from land is Long Point where

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33 km + boat East of Twillingate are two other islands that can be reached by ferry from Farewell on Route 335. Change Islands has only had cars since the 1960s, so a trip there is a step back in time to a place where traditional ways still hold sway. You’ll also find a Newfoundland pony breeding refuge there. Fogo Island is attracting international attention with its new artists’ studios and revitalized heritage. It has 10 English towns and one Irish town. Settled in the 18th century, Tilting is still remarkably Irish in its outlook and cultural ways. The island has trails, museums, and festivals to captivate visitors.

Kittiwake Coast: Road to the Shore 301 km This portion of the Kittiwake Coast is a horseshoe-shaped loop from Gander along Route 330 and Route 320 to Gambo. Gander is an airport town known as the Crossroads of the World because of its role in transatlantic aviation after World War II. During the war it was a transhipment point for aircraft being flown to Britain. Today it’s a modern service town. But its air history is vividly remembered in the town’s aviation museum, which includes real aircraft, such as a Canadian jet fighter. North of Gander, Route 330 takes you to Gander Bay, which is a great salmon fishing area, and the beach at Lumsden is not to be missed. The New-Wes-Valley area has a unique history. A small peninsula juts out into the Atlantic, bringing the resources of the sea just a bit closer than elsewhere along the coast. On


Kittiwake Coast: Road to the Beaches 41 km The Eastport Peninsula is famed for its sandy beaches. Take Route 310 from Route 1 at either Glovertown or Traytown and get ready for some beachcombing. But there’s more here than just sand. The town hosts a well-regarded literary festival and an accordion festival each summer, a testament to the residents’ cultural interests. Before Europeans arrived, the Beothuk lived in an area called The Beaches. The museum in Burnside, which features Beothuk artifacts, conducts tours to the site. From Burnside you can catch a small car ferry to St. Brendan’s, an island in the bay settled by Irish

immigrants. The island is named for the Irish monk who supposedly sailed the North Atlantic in a leather boat about 1,400 years ago. The most photographed spot here is Salvage, pronounced with a long “a” as in “age.” This is the oldest European settlement along this part of the coast and is a classic outport with wharves, stages, fishing boats, and fishing paraphernalia. Salvage

Terra Nova National Park on Route 1 has become a favourite with families who like to camp, either in an RV or a tent. And no wonder. Kids can have fun at several playgrounds while their parents relax close by. And there are lots of things to see and do, like visit the Marine Interpretation Centre where the touch tank lets you have a close look at a wide variety of sea life. The park has an extensive trail system, entertaining evening shows about park wildlife and ecology, boat tours, kayaking – and one of the top 30 golf courses in Canada. Two salmon rivers run through the course, so if your ball goes into the water, you can claim the ultimate golf hazard: a salmon took it. The kilometre reference for each trail is one-way, including all side roads.

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top of that, the waters here are a bit warmer, which means the area has milder winters. This is what first attracted aboriginals to Cape Freels thousands of years ago. Newtown – called the Venice of Newfoundland because it’s built on a series of tiny islands – has one of the architectural gems along this part of the shore. The Alphaeus Barbour House is a Queen Anne-style mansion built in 1904 by a local merchant. Inside are many original furnishings and fittings, and the overall character and look of the house makes you feel like you’re in another time. The town’s heritage village and theatre festival complement the Barbour House. At the end of this scenic drive is Gambo, birthplace of Joey Smallwood. He successfully led the province into Confederation, and became the first Premier of the province when Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. There are several commemorative pieces that recall his life and work, including a statue and a museum.


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16. Virgin Arm 17. Moreton’s Harbour 18. Tizzard’s Harbour 19. Dildo Run Provincial Park 20. Fairbank 21. Hillgrade 22. Durrell 23. Crow Head 24. Little Harbour 25. Farewell 26. Carmanville 27. Sandringham 28. Happy Adventure 29. St. Brendan’s 30. Terra Nova

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Appleton M16 1 190 Badger M13 1 172 Badger’s Quay M20 320 163 Baie Verte I12 410 150 166 170 189 Baie Verte Jct. K11 1 150 Bay du Nord Wilderness Res PQRS15–18 360 173 Beaumont J14 n/a 171-172 Belleoram T15 363 174 Birchy Bay L17 340 177 Bishop’s Falls M14 1 153 167 173 189 Botwood M15 350 154 174–175 184, 189 186, 187 Boyd’s Cove K17 340 155 177 184, 188 Brookfield L20 320 190 Buchan Jct. N11 370 166 172 Burlington J13 413 188 Campbellton L16 340 176 Carmanville K18 330 162 181 Change Islands J18 335-14 159 Charlottetown P19 1 165 Coffee Cove K13 392 151 Conne River S14 365 174 185 Crow Head F18 340 159 Deadman’s Bay L20 330 181 Dildo Run Provincial Park K17 340 167 Dover N19 320 181 186 Durrell J17 340 159 179 Eastport O20 310 164–165 169 182–183 185, 190 187, 188 English Harbour West T15 363 153 Fleur de Lys H12 410 170 Fogo Island J18 333, 334 160–161 179–180 187 Fortune Harbour K15 352 154 Francois T10 n/a 187 Gambo N18 320 163 168 182 185–187 Gander M17 1 161–162 168 180–181 184–188 Gander Bay L17 330 159 Glenwood M16 1 161 Glovers Harbour K14 350 175 186 Glovertown O19 310 163 182 186 Grand Falls-Windsor M14 1 152–153 166–167 172–173 184–186, 189 188 Greenspond M20 320-33 163 168 Harbour Breton T13 360 153 167 174 186 Happy Adventure O20 310 165 Herring Neck J17 340 155

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Hillgrade K17 340 155 Indian Bay M19 320 163 Jct. Routes 360, 361 S13 360, 361 174 Joe Batt’s Arm J18 334 185, 188 King’s Point K12 391 150 166 170–171 189 La Scie I14 414 150 166 170 Leading Tickles K15 350 167 175–176 Lewisporte L16 341 154–155 167 176 185, 187, 190 188 Little Bay Islands J13 382 150 Lumsden L20 330 168 Lushes Bight K14 380 185 Merritt’s Harbour F19 340 155 Millertown N11 370 152 172 Moreton’s Harbour K16 345 155 177 Musgrave Harbour K19 330 162 168 181 187 Newtown L20 330 163 181 190 Nicky’s Nose Cove J13 391-10 151 Norris Arm M15 351 176 189 Norris Arm, Northside M15 3-1-09 189 Northern Arm L15 352 175 Notre Dame Junction M16 1 154 176 Notre Dame Provincial Park M16 1 167 Pilley’s Island K14 380 171 Point Leamington L15 350 154 175 184, 186 Rattling Brook J12 391 151 Robert’s Arm K13 380 152 166 171 Sandringham O19 310 164 Sandyville T13 364 154 Springdale K13 390 151 166 171 185, 188 189 Square Pond N18 1 168 St. Alban’s S13 361 153 St. Jacques T15 362 187 St. Patricks K13 392 151 Terra Nova O18 301 165 Terra Nova National Park OP18–19 1, 310 169 183 184 Tizzard’s Harbour J17 345 155 Traytown O19 310 164 182 Triton K14 380 152 172 187 189 Twillingate J17 340 156–158 168 177–178 184, 186 190 Virgin Arm K17 340 167 177 Wesleyville L20 320 185


Accommodations Baie Verte Junction, Route 1 (K11) JUNCTION INN cc (H/M) 3-F 8 Rooms, Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 1 T/F: (709) 673 2775 E: junction_inn2014@outlook. com W: junctioninn2014inc.bravesites.com Description: Right in the middle of hunting and fishing grounds, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and wildlife can be seen most any time. Amenities: Inside and outside entrance, fully-licenced restaurant and lounge with patio, home-cooked meals, satellite TV, wi-fi. $$: Double $95–$125, extra person $20, pets $20. CC: AE, MC, V. Baie Verte, Route 410 (I12) DORSET COUNTRY INN ccc½ (TH) -2F 14 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 410 T: (709) 532 8075 / 6433 TF: (877) 532 8095 E: baievertedorsetinn@nf.aibn.com Description: Home-style comforts in the centre of town, across from the RCMP station. Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, coin-op laundry, non-smoking, private bath/shower/TV/wi-fi in all rooms, boardwalk, phones, 4 pet-friendly rooms. $$: $94.99–$149.99. CC: AE, MC, V. La Scie, Route 414 (I14) FAIR HAVEN RETREAT ccc (B) -FT 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 8 Don’s Road T: (709) 566 2055 / 293 2976 E: celeste@ fairhavenretreat.com W: fairhavenretreat. com Description: Relax, retreat, refresh. Great food, comfortable rooms, full or continental breakfast. Hiking trails and beaches. Amenities: Non-smoking, laundry, bathrobes in room, free wi-fi, 22" flat screen TV, DVD, families welcome, espresso bar, packed or eat-in lunches available, full meal plans. $$: Garden view room (twin beds): double $80, single $65. Harbour view room (queen): double $95, single $80. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. HARBOUR VIEW HOUSE cc½ (VH) F 1 Vacation home, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 114 Water Street T: (709) 675 2479 / 486 1950 E: harbourviewhouse@live.com Description: Beachside saltbox house with ocean views in heart of Iceberg Alley. Amenities: 4 bedrooms, large furnished, beachside deck, BBQ, internet, cable TV, stereo, DVD player, elliptical trainer, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry. $$: Quad $140, weekly $700. Extra person $10. CC: e-Transfer. MOM’S PLACE ccc½ (B) 3F 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 9 Rogers Lane T: (709) 675 2505 / 532 7096 F: (709) 675 2009 OffSeason T: (709) 532 7096 E: perryfoss@hotmail.

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com Description: Newfoundland hospitality. Close to walking trails. Scenic White Bay with icebergs and whales. Beautiful sunsets. Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, nonsmoking, no pets, laundry, fax, wi-fi, TV, ensuite bath, own entrance, queen room is wheelchair accessible. $$: Single $70, double $85, queen $90, extra person $15. CC: MC, V. Little Bay Islands (J13), via ferry from Pilley’s Island, Route 382 (K14) AUNT EDNA’S BOARDING HOUSE B&B ccc (B) FT 2 Rooms, May 30–Oct 31 Loc: 87 Main Street T/F: (709) 626 5593 E: sharlenehinz@eastlink. ca W: auntednaslbi.com Description: Outport home with period furniture and cultural and historical interpretation. Amenities: Traditional outport merchant’s home, spacious bedrooms, full breakfast and gourmet meals, licenced restaurant, home of the Traditional Songwriters Festival (mid-Aug), non-smoking, internet, TV, phone. $$: $99–$139. CC: MC, e-Transfer. King’s Point, Route 391 (K12) BY THE SEA INN AND CAFÉ ccc½ (S) 3-2F 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 16–18 Bayside Drive T: (709) 268 3828 / 2181 F: (709) 268 3288 E: reservations@bythesearesort.ca W: bythesearesort.ca Description: Relax on the water as whales play outside your window. Amenities: Rated #1 accommodation in King’s Point on TripAdvisor. Fabulous seafood restaurant with outdoor deck, Jacuzzi suite, accessible suite, efficiency suite, and loft including 2 rooms, shared common area. Complimentary breakfast, free wi-fi, cable TV, dock with water hookups, showers, laundry. $$: $109–$249. CC: AE, MC, V. KING’S POINT MOTEL cc½ (H/M) 33 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Main Street T: (709) 268 3364 / 3302 F: (709) 268 3364 E: k ingsp ointm ote l@ outlo o k .com W: kingspointmotel.com Description: Lounge, casual dining room, free wi-fi, hiking, fishing, whales, and icebergs nearby. Amenities: Dining with home-cooked meals, all-day breakfast, cable TV, live local weekend entertainment and Screech-in ceremonies, banquet hall, catering, picnic, next to Alexander Murray Hiking Trail, groomed snowmobile trail, fishing, iceberg and whale watching, humpback whale pavilion. $$: Double $90, extra person $10, pets extra. CC: V, AE, MC.


Nicky’s Nose Cove, Route 391 (J13) BY THE WAVES B&B ccc (B) 2F 3 Rooms, May 1–Oct 15 Loc: 14 Route 391 T/F: (709) 624 0199 Off-Season T: (519) 752 6841 E: bythewavesnl@gmail.com W: bythewaves.ca Description: Single-storey ranch, facing ocean. House is 25 years old, modern with spacious rooms. Rest and relax in serene surroundings with all the comforts of home. Spend the day travelling the trails. Amenities: Magnificent unobstructed view of ocean, full breakfast, whales and seabirds, premier hiking trails, wi-fi, satellite TV/VCR/DVD movies, phone.. $$: $70, $80, $95, cot $20. CC: MC, V, AE, DC/E. Springdale, Route 390 (K13) INDIAN RIVER BROOK B&B cccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Indian River Road, en route to Springdale T: (709) 673 4336 / 7900 F: (709) 673 4336 TF: (888) 773 4336 E: doreencanning@hotmail.com W: indianriverbrook.com Description: Secluded country setting in non-smoking home. Near salmon river, hiking trails, and wildlife wonders such as moose. Amenities: Ensuites, healthy breakfast, artesian well, iceberg tea, sunroom, non-smoking, parking, hiking, folk songs/ crafts, homemade blueberry pancakes, fresh seafood, Jiggs’ Dinner, palette knife painting, escorted tours, cooking courses, play ugly stick, spoons, dancing master, learn folk songs, other activities. $$: $100–$120. CC: AE, MC, V. PELLEY INN cc½ (H/M) 20 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 43 Little Bay Road T: (709) 673 3931 / 4230 F: (709) 673 3934 TF: (877) 972 3274 E: info@narwhaleinn.com W: narwhaleinn.com Description: Quiet hotel 5 minutes off Route 1. Great base to explore central Newfoundland. Halfway between St. John’s and Port aux Basques. Amenities: Private bath/shower, lounge, dining room, room service, national-standard hiking trail

nearby, fishing, cable TV, non-smoking rooms, craft shop, wi-fi. $$: Double bed: single $74, double $84. Queen bed: single $79, double $89. Extra person $6. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. RIVERWOOD INN cccc½ (I) 3-2 11 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Riverwood Drive T: (709) 673 5155 / 668 0091 F: (709) 673 5532 TF: (888) 673 5155 E: bookings@riverwoodinn. ca W: riverwoodinn.ca Description: Luxury country inn, 2010 Accommodator of the Year. Amenities: Panoramic view of Indian River from all suites and common areas, free wi-fi, 27" and 37" plasma cable TV, private deck, specialty rooms featuring fireplaces and Jacuzzi, firepits with Adirondack chairs at edge of river, fullservice kitchen, continental breakfast, licenced bar, motorized chair lift connecting upper and lower floors. $$: $119–$219. CC: AE, MC, V. St. Patricks, Route 392 (K13) PARADISE BY THE SEA COTTAGE cccc½ (C) F 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Street T: (709) 673 6797 / 3990 F: (709) 673 3990 E: stsb53@ msn.com Description: Nestled in a quiet ocean inlet. Beautifully equipped 2-bedroom luxury cottage with breathtaking oceanfront view. Amenities: Tastefully decorated, fine linens, satellite TV, phone, smoke-free, private deck with BBQ, kayaking/canoeing, excellent rivers, fishing, many scenic attractions nearby. $$: $119–$199. CC: MC, V. Coffee Cove, Route 392 (K13) COFFEE COVE SEASIDE RETREAT / B&B ccc½ (C) / cccc (B) 2 Cottages, May 21–Oct 12; 1 room, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Main Road T/F: (709) 267 5544 E: nola@ coffeecoveretreat.com W: coffeecoveretreat. com Description: In a quiet cove, conveniently located 25 minutes from Route 1, 15 minutes to Springdale, 1.5 hours from Deer Lake Airport. Amenities: Cottages: Chosen by Downhome in 2011 as one of 12 unique places to stay in Atlantic Canada. Lighthouse Cabin: 1 bedroom with kitchen, living, bath with authentic cast iron claw foot tub and large deck; 2-bedroom cottage, traditional saltbox house with large deck by the water’s edge, gas BBQ, patio set, equipped kitchen, satellite TV, wi-fi, phone, linens/towels, guided kayaking. Room: Suite with private entrance, breakfast, balcony, queen bed, ensuite 4-piece bath, private sitting room with single daybed, TV/satellite, wi-fi, DVD, small refrigerator. $$: Cottages: $135, fee for extra person. Room: single $105, double $120, extra person $15. CC: MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Rattling Brook, Green Bay, Route 391 (J12) WINDAMERE LOG CABINS ccc½ (C) 34 Cottages, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Street T: (709) 268 3863 E: debbie@windamerecabins. com W: windamerecabins.com Description: Beautiful ocean view, 2-bedroom pine log efficiency cabins, 1 is wheelchair accessible, all non-smoking with queen and double beds. Amenities: Hiking trails, snowmobile trails behind cabins, wi-fi, picnic area, near 800 foot Rattling Brook Falls, fishing, sea kayaking, birdwatching, iceberg/whale watching, cable TV. $$: Double $139, extra person $20, child (under 16) $10, dog $20 first night and $10 second night. Call for off-season rates. CC: MC, V.


Robert’s Arm, Route 380 (K13) LAKE CRESCENT INN ccc (B) 4 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 4 Main Street T: (709) 652 3067 / 650 0109 F: (709) 652 3577 E: lakecrescentinn@bellaliant.net W: lakecrescentinn.ca Description: Enjoy our quiet lifestyle. Breakfast includes juice, fruit salad, cereal, muffins, toast, tea/coffee. Amenities: 3 rooms with private bath, whirlpool tub in 1 room, whale/iceberg watching, fax, nonsmoking rooms, TV, wi-fi, sit at Cressie’s Castle and watch for our Lake Monster, Hazelnut Hiking and Walking Trail. $$: $60–$80. CC: MC, V. Triton, Route 380 (K14) BLUE WATER INN ccc½ (I) 8 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 12 Main Street T: (709) 263 2151 / 6362 F: (709) 263 7384 E: bluewater2151@yahoo.ca W: bluewaterinn.ca Description: Tastefully decorated, warm and inviting with exceptional service. On the water’s edge with an exquisite view of the ocean. Amenities: Spacious bedrooms with private ensuite, patio, sit and relax during evenings, watch the sea creatures and sunsets, warm cozy atmosphere, fireplace in living area, restaurant within walking distance, daily guest specials. $$: $109–$129. CC: MC, V. FUDGE’S MOTEL ccc (H/M) 3 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 293 Main Street T: (709) 263 2502 F: (709) 263 2473 E: sgfudge@ hotmail.com W: fudgesmotel.com Description: First-class accommodations, 4 regular rooms, 3 fully-furnished and equipped efficiency units. Full amenities. Amenities: Licenced dining room, non-smoking, 1 special occasion suite, room service, cable TV, free wi-fi, laundry, restaurant. $$: Single: regular room $85, efficiency unit $95. Extra person $10. CC: MC, V. Millertown, Route 370 (N11) LAKEVIEW INN ccc½ (B) 2 8 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 5 Beothuk Street T: (709) 852 6146 / 5491 F: (709) 852 5491 TF: (877) 952 6146 E: shepinn@nf.sympatico.ca W: lakeviewinn.ca Description: Comfortably nestled on Red Indian Lake where you will experience a sense of peace and tranquility. Amenities: ATVing, fishing, hunting, skidooing, hiking, sightseeing, boating, kayaking, canoeing. $$: Single $95, double $115, breakfast included. CC: V, AE, MC. Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) CARRIAGE HOUSE INN cccc½ (B) 2 12 Rooms, Jan 3–Dec 23 Loc: 181 Grenfell Heights T: (709) 489 7185 / 9728 F: (709) 489

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1990 TF: (800) 563 7133 E: carriagehouse@ nl.rogers.com W: carriagehouseinn.ca Description: Award-winning boutique B&B offering warmth, comfort, and pleasant memories. Amenities: Air-conditioned rooms, complimentary full breakfast, private bath/ whirlpool tub, phone, internet, iron/board, cable TV, hair dryer, non-smoking, golf nearby. $$: $79–$149. CC: AE, MC, V. GRENFELL HOUSE cccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 237 Grenfell Heights T: (709) 489 5563 / 3660 F: (709) 489 4435 TF: (877) 573 8136 E: kathrynmusseau@ gmail.com W: grenfellhouse.ca Description: Contemporary, private 2-bedroom vacation home. Ideal for business, meetings, special events, or pleasure. Amenities: Non-smoking, quiet residential area, queen beds and walkin closets, luxurious cotton linens and soft bathrobes, ceiling fans throughout, fullyequipped kitchen, microwave, laundry, BBQ, wi-fi, 56" TV with DVD/satellite, phone, near golf, fishing, walking trails, river rafting, scenic daytrips. $$: $229–$269. CC: AE, MC, V. HILL ROAD MANOR B&B cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Hill Road T: (709) 489 5451 F: (709) 489 5431 TF: (866) 489 5451 E: info@hillroadmanor.com W: hillroadmanor. com Description: Grand downtown home boasting original charm. Stone walls surround mature landscaped property. Welcoming atmosphere. Amenities: Deluxe king/queen/ twin beds, luxurious linens, private or ensuite bathrooms, complimentary full breakfast, nonsmoking, cable TV/VCR, hair dryer, wi-fi. Near museums, salmon interpretation centre, golf, tennis, hiking/birdwatching trails, restaurants. $$: $89–$139. CC: MC, V. HOTEL ROBIN HOOD & SUITES ccc (H/M) 3-2F 22 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 78 Lincoln Road T: (709) 489 5324 / 4120 F: (709) 489 6191 E: robin. hood@nf.sympatico.ca W: hotelrobinhood. com Description: Visit the “Enchanting World” of Hotel Robin Hood and Sherwood Suites where hospitality is our business. Amenities: All rooms air conditioned and non-smoking, free high-speed internet, cable TV, continental breakfast, complimentary coffee, art gallery and gift shop, fishing, hiking. Closest hotel to the Salmon Interpretation Centre. $$: Rooms $99.75–$124.75, suites $215–$255; call for offseason rates. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE.


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4 Chalets, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 at Aspen Brook, 20 km west of Grand Falls-Windsor T: 709 486 0892 E: info@riverfrontchalets.ca W: RiverfrontChalets.ca BL: RiverfrontChalets. ca/blog Description: Ideal year-round home base for exploring central Newfoundland. Amenities: Natural outdoor environment, detailed landscaping with boardwalk, rock walls, outdoor fireplace, saltwater hot tub with a fantastic view of the river and sky. Sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms, Jacuzzi, leather furniture, satellite TV, wi-fi, private deck, and Weber BBQ. On-site river rafting tours, hiking, canoe/kayak/bike rentals, snowmobile/snowshoe rentals, guided tours. $$: $199–$329 based on 4 adults, extra person $20, children free, weekly/monthly/ off-season rates available. CC: MC, V, AE. RIVERSIDE SUITE ccc½ (S) 2F 1 Suite, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 72 High Street T: (709) 486 9679 / 489 6005 F: (709) 489 3116 E: info@gfwriverside.ca W: riversidesuites. ca Description: Newly renovated spacious 2-bedroom suite downtown near hospital, walking trail, Gorge Park, other attractions. Great view of the Exploits River. Amenities: Newly renovated with full kitchen, 37" TV, laundry, 4-piece bath, phone, wi-fi, restaurant, king or queen beds, no pets, non-smoking. $$: Summer: 1 room $119, 2 rooms add $49. Winter: 1 room $99, 2 rooms add $39. Weekly rates. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Bishop’s Falls, Route 1 (M14) BROOKDALE COUNTRY INN cccc (TH) 2 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 10 Main Street West T: (709) 258 7377 / 5500 F: (709) 258 7378 TF: (888) 502 7665 E: brookdale@email. com W: brookdaleinn.com Description: Quiet country setting. Complimentary breakfast. Convenient mid-island location. Amenities: Suite with fireplace, gazebo, BBQ, birdwatching,

walking trails, seasonal adventure packages, heated in-ground pool, private bath/shower, non-smoking room, laundry, phone, TV, wi-fi, air-conditioned rooms, air exchanger, balcony, deck. $$: $95–$125. CC: MC, V, AE. St. Alban’s, Route 361 (S13) DU DROP INN COTTAGES ccc (C) 2 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 19 Long Path Road T: (709) 538 3655 / 8429 E: dudropinn@ gmail.com W: dudropinn.ca Description: A 2-bedroom unit and a 1-bedroom unit. Amenities: Comfortable living area, laundry, scenic view, phone, modern kitchen and dining area, high-speed internet, cable TV, perfect spot for moose hunters. $$: $99.99–$150.95, extra person $5, weekly/monthly rates. CC: MC, V. English Harbour West, Route 363 (T15) YARN’S INN B&B ccc½ (B) 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Yarn’s Lane T: (709) 888 3523 / 6471 F: (709) 888 5181 E: myarn59@hotmail.ca W: bbcanada.com/13119 Description: B&B unlike any other. Our mission is to provide guests with the highest level of comfort and privacy. Amenities: Sightseeing, hiking/walking trails, festivals, garden parties, local history adventures. $$: $65, ensuite room $75, group/entire home rate available. CC: MC, V. Harbour Breton, Route 360 (T13) HARBOUR BRETON EFFICIENCY UNITS ccc½ (C) 3F 4 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 16 ABCD Connaigre Road T: (709) 885 3177 F: (709) 885 3301 E: jillstacey25@hotmail.com Description: 2 attached, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom efficiency units quietly nestled in charming outport community. Amenities: Flat screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, off-street parking, fullyequipped kitchen, living room, double beds, 2 exterior entrances, no pets, non-smoking. $$: $109–$129, weekly/monthly rates. CC: AE, MC, V. THE SOUTHERN PORT HOTEL cc½ (H/M) 3-2F

16 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 96–98 Canada Drive T: (709) 885 2283 / 6416 Off-Season T: (709) 885 3344 E: tracie.carter@nf.aibn.com W: southernporthotel.ca Description: Overlooking scenic Harbour Breton, your home away from home. Dining room open until 8pm, lounge open until 12am. Amenities: Licenced lounge, parking, continental breakfast, late checkout, laundry, wake-up calls, wedding arrangements. Dining room service: supper weekdays; supper only Sat/Sun. Captain Sub, free wi-fi. $$: Single $101.95, double $103.95, queen $106.95, efficiency unit $129.95. CC: MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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MOUNT PEYTON HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 2 102 Hotel rooms, 31 motel rooms, 16 efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 214 Lincoln Road, Grand Falls-Windsor T: (709) 489 2251 / 292 3100 F: (709) 489 6365 TF: (800) 563 4894 E: peggyhamilton@whg.com W: mountpeyton. com Description: Full-service hotel with 3 food and beverage outlets; separate motel and efficiency/housekeeping units. Amenities: Laundry, fitness room, Crown and Moose Pub, Clem’s Restaurant, steakhouse, non-smoking rooms, in-room coffee maker, movies, hair dryer iron/board, 100% air conditioned, wi-fi. $$: $93–$262. CC: AE, MC, V.


Sandyville, Route 364 (T13) SANDYVILLE INN ccc (TH) 3 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 86 Main Street T: (709) 883 2383 / 7671 E: cmcpiercey@hotmail. com W: sandyville-inn.8m.com Description: View of bay and fishing stages. Aquaculture is the main employer in this area with many salmon and trout cages. Amenities: Common kitchen, sitting room with cable TV, wi-fi, near ferry service to Gaultois, McCallum, and Francois. Enjoy nature walks, visit neighbouring communities, scenic fishing buildings, scenic cliffs/landscapes, berry picking. $$: $75.71–$113.00. CC: e-Transfer. Botwood, Route 350 (M15) ARJAN EFFICIENCY UNITS cc½ (C) 312 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Swanee Pool Road T: (709) 257 2600 / 4218 F: (709) 257 4243 E: arjan@nf.aibn.com W: arjanefficiencyunits. com/ Description: Scenic countryside, great for reunions. Paradise for people who love the outdoors. Amenities: Heated pool, lounge, BBQ, fishing, picnic area, laundry, cable TV, phone, wi-fi. $$: $140–$160. CC: DC/E, MC, V. Point Leamington, Route 350 (L15) BY THE BAY B&B cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 1 Loc: 289 Main Street T: (709) 484 3364 / (905) 691 2818 E: nfldheart@ hotmail.com W: bythebaynfld.ca Description: A beautiful home with 2 suites overlooking a spectacular view. Amenities: Heritage centre, Rideout’s Grocery, free wi-fi, laundry, ceiling fans, individual thermostats, satellite TV, nonsmoking, playground, Rowsell Hill Walking Trail, Mill River swimming, G & K Takeout, 3 churches, Otter Pond Nature Trail, Flickers Bar/ Grill, salmon fishing all nearby. $$: Rooms $100+ include full breakfast; suites $140+ include kitchenette, sitting area, and patio. CC: MC, V. Fortune Harbour, Route 352 (K15) GILLESPIE HOUSE ccc (TH) 2 3 Rooms, May 1–Sep 15 Loc: 1 Point Road T: (709) 485 2552 / 2222 F: (709) 485 2552 OffSeason F: (709) 485 2222 E: info@gillespiehouse. ca W: gillespiehouse.ca Description: Focal point for tourists visiting the area. View the main artifacts and historic photos. Feast on local cod and mussels in the large glass dining room overlooking the pristine harbour. Amenities: Fairy Hill Trail, Hamilton’s Cove Trail, Webber’s Bite Trail, Sonny’s Shop (grocery, crafts, convenience), large dock area. $$: $89–$99. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

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Norris Arm, Route 351 (M15) I’SE DA B’YE COTTAGE ccc (VH) 3 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 27 Higgins Avenue T: (709) 653 2715 / 486 0109 E: carolannhiggins@ nf.sympatico.ca W: bit.ly/1LoZhg1 Description: Overlooking waterfront, close to major centres. In-home efficiency unit, 3-bedroom cottage, and 100-year-old heritage home. Amenities: On Trans-Canada Trail, fully-equipped kitchens, firepit, BBQ, gazebo, waterfalls, lookout, hiking/ walking/recreational trails, kayaking/canoeing rivers and excellent fishing nearby, 35 minutes to Gander airport, 20 minutes to Grand Falls, 15 minutes to Notre Dame Park and Exploits River. $$: Double $65–$95, extra person $10. CC: MC, V. RIVER TIDES B&B cccc (B) 2 R o o m s , M a y 15 – O c t 15 L o c : 53 H Sandy Point Road T: (709) 486 3511 / 6 53 27 27 E : r i v e r t i d e s b b @ m s n . c o m W: rivertidesbedandbreakfast.webs.com Description: A secluded, peaceful, inviting home overlooking the Exploits River in the Bay of Exploits. Amenities: Full breakfast, clean and bright rooms, no stairs, 1 bedroom with queen bed and 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, cotton linens, private bathroom, non-smoking home, satellite TV, salmon fishing nearby (in season), no pets, golf nearby. $$: $145–$290. CC: MC, V. Notre Dame Junction, Route 1 (M16) BLUEWATER LODGE AND RETREAT cccc (B) 8 Rooms, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Off Route 1 at Notre Dame Junction T: (709) 535 3003 F: (709) 535 3004 E: bluewater@nf.sympatico.ca W: relax-at-bluewater.ca Description: Lakeside lodge in beautiful natural setting just off Route 1 in picturesque central Newfoundland. Amenities: Log-and-stone construction, natural setting overlooking lake, bedrooms on main level, individually decorated with private ensuite. Spacious relaxation areas with stone fireplaces, hot breakfast included, decks/ pathways, hiking, a place of character to relax and unwind. $$: Starting at $130. CC: AE, MC, V. Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) BRITTANY INN cc½ (H/M) -F 34 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 373–379 Main Street T: (709) 535 2533 F: (709) 535 6037 TF: (800) 563 8386 E: brittanyinn@persona.ca Amenities: Full dining room service, lounge, includes 2 efficiency units and 2 suites with king-size beds, remaining rooms all have double beds. Each room has refrigerator, cable TV, coffee maker. Non-smoking, air-conditioned rooms, wi-fi. Off-site fitness centre. $$: $99– $149, extra person $10. CC: V, AE, MC.


Boyd’s Cove, Route 340 (K17) MUGGEE’S PLACE cc½ (H/M) -F 10 Rooms, May 10–Dec 31 Loc: Route 340, Piccott’s Brook T: (709) 656 3211 / 659 2135 F: (709) 761 2061 Off-Season T: (709) 659 2135 E: rm.pope45@gmail.com Description: Clean, spacious, affordable rooms, located near the water. Amenities: Satellite TV, excellent view, restaurant serves seafood, home-style Newfoundland food. $$: $79–$89. CC: V, MC. SHORELINE B&B ccc½ (B) F 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 10 Reach Run Road T: (709) 656 5567 / 571 1641 E: shorelinerv36@ gmail.com Description: Ocean view, walking trails, private setting. Private, comfortable, relaxing. Amenities: Non-smoking, 3 rooms with queen beds and 1 with double bed. 2 rooms with private washrooms, 1 common bathroom. Fireplaces, ironing board, laundry, wi-fi, cable, DVD, private lounge area with TV, coffee machine and refrigerator, emergency preparedness plan. Breakfast choices of homemade bread and muffins, jams, bedtime snack included, home cooking. BBQ facilities, picnic tables, walking trail, country setting with ocean view. $$: $85–$95. CC: e-Transfer. Moreton’s Harbour, Route 345 (K16) SEA FEVER COTTAGE cccc (C) F 1 Cottage, May 21–Sep 1 Loc: 17 Main Street T: (709) 684 2287 TF: (877) 844 2287 E: gardenbythesea@nf.sympatico.ca Description: Right on the ocean, log cabin cottage with pillow top mattresses, premium bedding, quilts, full kitchen, cable TV, air conditioning, free North American calls. Amenities: 2 queen beds, fireplace, mail service, BBQ, cable TV in all units. $$: $125. CC: AE, MC, V.

Tizzard’s Harbour, Route 345 (J17) A PEACE OF HEAVEN VACATION HOME ccc (VH) FT 1 Vacation home, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Tizzard’s Harbour T: (709) 884 2485 / 5925 F: (709) 884 5226 E: primeberth@gmail.com W: primeberth. com Description: Restored fishing family home. Amenities: Beautiful little town, million-dollar view, walk to beach, beachcombing. $$: $100– $150, 2-night stay minimum. CC: V. Hillgrade, Route 340 (K17) SERENITY COTTAGE ccc½ (VH) 1 Cottage, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 8 Sansome’s Place T: (709) 628 7432 E: gtbarnes@nf.sympatico. ca W: nwisland.ca/serenity Description: Nautical-inspired, homey 2-bedroom cottage. Breathtaking scenery and panoramic ocean view. On-dock dining just minutes away. 15 minutes from historic Twillingate. Amenities: Non-smoking, no pets, fully-equipped kitchen, satellite TV, laundry, backs onto beach, free wi-fi. $$: Double $100, weekly $600, extra person $15. CC: MC, V. Merritt’s Harbour, Route 340 (F19) THE OLD SALT BOX CO. cccc (VH) 2FTY 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 20 Main Street T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco. com Description: This luxurious, contemporary, fully-equipped, 1-bedroom saltbox home near the ocean was restored in 2012. Amenities: Satellite TV, DVD, free local calls, 4-piece bath with antique tub, linens, separate pullout for 2 more adults, full kitchen with dishwasher, laundry, non-smoking. $$: $125–$155, offseason and weekly rates. Fees for extra guests and cots. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Herring Neck, Route 340 (J17) THE OLD SALT BOX CO. cccc (VH) 2FTY 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 7 Salt Harbour Road T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco.com Description: This luxurious, contemporary, fully-equipped, 3-bedroom saltbox home near the ocean was restored in 2012. Amenities: 4-piece bathroom with antique tub, linens provided, satellite TV/DVD, free local calls, dishwasher, laundr y, no pets. $$: $130 –$180, of fseason and weekly rates $900–$1,100. Fees for extra guests and cots (over 6 adults). CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

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ISLANDS’ VILLA cccc½ (S) 3 6 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 203 Main Street T: (709) 569 3001 / 535 8191 F: (709) 569 3008 E: info@islandsvilla.ca W: islandsvilla. ca Description: Deluxe high-end facility overlooking Lewisporte’s world-class marina. Perfect for a romantic gateway! Amenities: Smoke-free, scent-free, pet-free. King or queen beds with high-end linens and rollaway cots upon request, handcrafted antique-style Newfoundland furniture, Jacuzzis/soaker tubs/showers, flat screen TV with Blu-ray/DVD players, firepits, kiosk with BBQ, free wi-fi and phones, wharf with floating dock. $$: $159, offseason $129. CC: AE, MC, V.


Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) ABOVE THE TICKLE cccc½ (VH) FT 1 House, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 84 Main Street T: (709) 884 2777 / 480 0176 F: (709) 884 2326 TF: (800) 450 3950 E: contact@twillingate.com W: twillingate.com/accommodations/ Description: A renovated merchant home with a beautiful garden in the heart of Twillingate. Ocean and sunset views! Sleeps 2–6. Amenities: Fullyfurnished house, 3 bedrooms, 2 with queen beds and 1 with double bed, 1½ bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, wi-fi, cable TV, phone, laundry, large deck, BBQ, boat tours, hiking, whale/iceberg watching, live entertainment, restaurants, bank, non-smoking, no pets. $$: Jun–Sep $245, weekly $1,543.50; May & Oct $220, weekly $1,385; 3-night minimum, extra person $15. CC: MC, V, AE. AMBER RETREAT cccc½ (VH) FT 1 House, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 14 Slade’s Lane T: (709) 884 2777 / 480 0176 F: (709) 884 2326 TF: (800) 450 3950 E: contact@twillingate. com W: twillingate.com/accommodations/ Description: Traditional saltbox home with beautiful coastal interior, large garden, and decks. Ocean and sunset views! Sleeps 2–4. Amenities: Comfortably furnished 2-bedroom home close to the ocean and hiking trails, queen beds, 2½ bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, wi-fi, cable TV, phone, laundry, boat tours, hiking, whale/iceberg watching, live entertainment, non-smoking, no pets. $$: Jun– Sep $240, weekly $1,543.50; May & Oct $220, weekly $1,385; 3-night minimum, extra person $15. CC: MC, V, AE. ANCHOR INN HOTEL AND SUITES ccc½ (H/M) / cccc (S) -2FT

22 Rooms, Mar 15–Dec 15; 8 suites, Apr 1–Sep 30 Loc: 3 Path End (off Main Street) T: (709) 884 2777 F: (709) 884 2326 TF: (800) 450 3950 E: anchor@anchorinntwillingate.com W: anchorinntwillingate.com Description: Award-winning oceanfront hotel and suites. Georgie’s Restaurant and Captain’s Pub on-site. Live entertainment in season. Separate building with 1- and 2-bedroom suites with kitchen, communal deck, and BBQ. Amenities: Air-conditioned rooms with wi-fi, cable TV, ensuite bathrooms, phone. Hiking, kayaking, close to iceberg/whale watching, museums, across the street from St. Peter’s Anglican Church, minutes to Long Point Lighthouse, non-smoking, no pets. $$: Rooms $135–$195, suites $165–$195, extra person $10, child (under 10) free. CC: AE, MC, V.

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APPLEWOOD INN cccc (B) 5 Rooms, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: 2 Woods Street T: (709) 884 1515 TF: (888) 815 9420 E: reser vations@applewoodinn.ca W: applewoodinn.ca Description: Enjoy luxurious accommodations and great hospitality at one of Twillingate’s historic landmarks. Amenities: 4 spacious rooms with queen beds and private ensuite bathrooms, highest-quality bed linens in all rooms, slippers/robes provided, arrival snack, full or continental breakfast included, all rooms with cable TV and free wi-fi, 1 room with 2 twin beds and private bath. $$: 2 twin beds with private bathroom $110, queen rooms with private ensuite $125–$140, third-floor suite with queen bed and single bed $155. CC: AE, MC, V. AUK ISLAND WINERY SUITE cccc (S) FT 1 Unit, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 29 Durrell Street T: (709) 884 2707 / 7718 F: (709) 884 2237 TF: (877) 639 4637 E: info@aukislandwinery. com W: aukislandwinery.com Description: 2-bedroom suite at Auk Island Winery. Amenities: 2 bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, 3 TVs, wi-fi, cable, balcony, BBQ, view of the ocean. $$: Starting at $195, minimum 3-night stay. 7 nights $1,170. CC: MC, V. DOVE’S NEST ccc½ (B) F 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 5 Drong Hill T: (709) 884 1936 / 597 9119 E: mddove@bellaliant.net W: dovesnestbnb.com Description: Come stay in our rooms and nestle down in our beds. During your stay, enjoy a tea/coffee on our decks, listen to the birds, and view the garden. Amenities: Wi-fi, TV/DVD, ensuite bathrooms, 2 double rooms and 1 family room, BBQ, short walk to beach, close to hiking trails, near attractions, laundry, craft shop. $$: $100, extra person $15, child (10 and under) free. CC: MC, V. ECHOES OF THE OCEAN ccc½ (B) 4 Rooms, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: 1 (C & D) Hospital Lane T: (709) 884 7184 / 2592 E: lindawaynew@ personainternet.com W: echoesoftheocean. net Description: Spacious accommodation in central location with excellent view of harbour. Relaxing atmosphere. Amenities: All queen beds, 2 rooms with an extra single bed, private bath/shower, non-smoking, continental breakfast (extended breakfast on request), within walking distance of 2 boat tours and restaurant, 2 kitchens and sitting rooms with cable TV/DVD, large veranda, 2 back decks, laundry, wi-fi. $$: Single/double $95, extra person $20. CC: MC, V.


HILLSIDE B&B ccc½ (B) 2 3 Rooms, May 1–Sep 30 Loc: 14 Blanford’s Lane T: (709) 884 1666 / 6373 F: (709) 884 1666 E: waveycutler@gmail.com W: bbcanada.com/ nfhillside Description: Built in 1860. View of icebergs. Trails to hilltop lookout. Homemade bread, muffins and jams. Oldest residential home in Twillingate. Amenities: Bird/whale/ iceberg watching, deluxe hot/continental breakfast, hiking, non-smoking, picnic area, all private bath/shower, TV in all rooms, boat tours nearby, no pets, wi-fi, laundry. $$: May–Sep $98, Jun–Aug $110. CC: MC, V. ICEBERG ALLEY B&B cccc (B) 4 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 6–10 Barricks Hill T: (709) 893 2008 / 571 1321 E: ktobrian@live.ca W: icebergalley.squarespace.com Description: Sit and relax on the patio after a long day and enjoy the view of the ocean. Modern home in the centre of town. Amenities: Large suite with own sitting area, ensuite, full view of the harbour; king deluxe room with Jacuzzi tub and ensuite; queen room with ensuite. Cable TV, wi-fi, home-cooked breakfast, hot tub, nonsmoking house. $$: Queen $145, king $170, suite $185. CC: MC, V. KELSIE’S INN ccc½ (B) 3 9 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 15 Loc: 24 Toulinguet Street T: (709) 884 1290 / 8866 TF: (888) 884 1290 E: kelsiesinn@hotmail.com W: kelsiesinn. com Amenities: All rooms private bath, double/ queen beds, deluxe continental breakfast included, large patio, central location, cable TV, wi-fi, Jacuzzi, non-smoking, no pets, all rooms on ground level, large sitting room. $$: $105–$140. CC: MC, V. OCEANSIDE CABINS ccc½ (C) 3 Cabins, Apr–Nov Loc: 130A Main Street T: (709) 884 5109 / 6268 E: vc_nicholas@hotmail. com W: oceansidecabinsinc.com Description: On the waterfront with a view of the beautiful harbour. Amenities: Private patio, BBQ, queen

bed, wi-fi, central location, walking distance to town attractions. $$: $149, 2-night minimum stay, 3-night minimum stay during annual festival held last weekend in July. CC: V. PARADISE B&B cccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 192 Main Street T: (709) 884 5683 TF: (877) 882 1999 E: fred. bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: capturegaia.com/ paradiseb&b.html Description: 1-level modern home with awesome view of harbour. Senior friendly. Owner lives in. Amenities: Queen or twin rooms, non-smoking home, laundry, private bath/shower, 5-minute walk to beach, short walk to boat tour, Twillingate Museum nearby, continental breakfast, iceberg/whale watching from patio, tea/coffee any time, no pets allowed, free wi-fi, TV in rooms, guided hikes on request by owner who grew up in Twillingate, knows the history. $$: $100–$110, cot $20. CC: MC, V. PEYTON’S WOOD COTTAGE ccc (C) -F 2 Cottages, May 15–Oct 30 Loc: Back Harbour T: (709) 884 2000 / 5532 F: (709) 884 1807 E: peytonsrvpark@yahoo.ca Description: Cottages with 1 or 2 bedrooms. Breathtaking view of the ocean. If icebergs are in the area, you have a beautiful view. Amenities: Satellite TV, full washroom, payphone, laundry, close to ocean, downtown/bank/grocery/ pharmacy, walking distance to hiking trails, located on the homestead of John Peyton. $$: $95, taxes included. CC: MC, V. RUM RUNNER’S ROOST B&B cccc (B) 4-

4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 139 Main Street T: (709) 884 5566 / 2964 TF: (877) 898 5566 E: rumrunner@nf.sympatico.ca W: rumrunnersroost.ca Description: A beautifully renovated old Newfoundland-style home with all the amenities. Amenities: Complimentary wi-fi, queen-size beds, ensuites, full use of kitchen, smoke-free, full breakfast menu, cable TV/DVD/phone in each room, easy access to hiking trails, iceberg/whale-watching boat tours, large selection of DVDs, German/ Spanish/French spoken, dogs welcomed. $$: Double $120–$138, extra person $45–$50, child (under 6) free. CC: MC, V. SKIPPER TOM’S VACATION HOME cccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 101 Main Street T: (709) 884 2685 E: reservations@ twillingatevacationrentals.com W: vrbo. com/721250 Description: 100-year-old saltbox house with 2 suites with queen bed and full Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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HARBOUR LIGHTS INN ccc½ (B) FT 9 Rooms, May 1–Sep 30 Loc: 189 Main Street T: (709) 884 2763 / 8838 F: (709) 884 5113 TF: (877) 884 2763 E: info@harbourlightsinn.ca W: harbourlightsinn.ca Description: Historic 1820s inn overlooking beautiful harbour. Amenities: Elegantly decorated rooms with ensuite, king, queen, twin beds, family room queen plus 2 singles, 2 deluxe rooms with whirlpool tubs plus shower, cable TVs, large communal sitting room with fireplace/stereo/cable TV, hot breakfast with a selection of items, wi-fi, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $95–$139. CC: MC, V.


ensuite with spectacular views of Twillingate Bight. Centrally located within minutes of most attractions and services. Amenities: Large wraparound deck, cable HDTV, phone, wi-fi, private ensuite in each bedroom, BBQ, fully-equipped kitchen, root cellar, mid-1800s workshop. $$: $295 (2-night minimum); weekly $1,700. CC: MC, V.

luxurious, contemporary, fully-equipped, 3-bedroom saltbox home near the ocean was restored in 2013. Amenities: Satellite TV, Apple TV, free internet, 4-piece bathroom with antique tub, dishwasher, laundry, spectacular western view. $$: $130–$185, off-season and weekly rates available. Fees for additional guests and cots. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

SLEEPY NOGGIN B&B cccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 88 Durrell Street T: (709) 884 5430 / 8125 TF: (877) 471 6664 E: waterman884@yahoo.ca W: sleepynoggin.ca Description: 2 rooms with queen bed/ensuite, 1 room with 2 double beds / ensuite. Located in a scenic fishing village, close to museums, hiking trails, and boat tours. Amenities: Continental/ full breakfast, homemade jams and muffins, free wi-fi, cable/satellite TV, DVD, museums/ hiking trails/winery nearby, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $95–$120, extra person $20. CC: MC, V.

THE PINK HOUSE ccc (VH) F 1 Cottage, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: 18 Gillesport Road T: (709) 884 6417 / 893 2074 E: gjeanlink@gmail. com W: pinkhousetwillingate.com Description: A traditional 100-year-old, 3-bedroom, 2-storey house in Durrell. Only minutes from the beach in either direction. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, wi-fi, free parking, cable TV, family friendly, high chair, stroller, pack and play, toddler bed, cradle, all linens provided, nonsmoking, no pets. $$: $150. CC: e-Transfer.

STORYTELLER’S RETREAT cccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 1–Nov 30 Loc: 19 Water Street, Crow Head T: (709) 884 2755 / 6296 F: (709) 884 1907 E: info@storytellersretreat. net W: storytellersretreat.net Description: 4-bedroom, saltbox-style vacation home with all the modern amenities. Amenities: Modern kitchen, laundry, internet, cable TV, phone, view of ocean from a full-length deck equipped with table/chairs/BBQ, non-smoking, no pets, minutes from dinner theatre, beaches, Long Point Lighthouse. $$: Whole house (2 queen rooms) $190, each additional double room $40 to a maximum of $270. CC: MC, V. THE OCEAN VIEW RETREAT cccc½ (VH) F 1 Vacation home, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 30 Smiths Lookout T: (709) 884 8477 E: oceanviewretreat@ live.com W: theoceanviewretreat.com Description: Few Newfoundland accommodations rival the quality, privacy, and scenery of this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom v a c at i o n h o m e ove r l o o k i n g h is to r i c Twillingate and the Atlantic Ocean. Amenities: Housekeeping optional, linens provided, 24-hour on-call maintenance, wi-fi, local calling, full kitchen with all utensils, satellite TV, outdoor dining area, firepit. $$: May 1–31 & Oct 1–31: $175, weekly $1,105. Jun 1–Sep 30: $195, weekly $1,230. 3-night minimum. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. THE OLD SALT BOX CO. cccc (VH) 2FTY 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Ragged Point Road T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco.com Description: This

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TOULINGUET INN B&B cccc (B) 2F 3 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 56 Main Street, south side T: (709) 884 2080 / 6330 E: toulinguet@outlook.com W: toulinguetinn. com Description: A waterfront century home overlooking historic harbour. Amenities: Located at the heart of Twillingate, spectacular view, balcony, cozy sitting room, queen and twin rooms, private bath/shower, minutes from boat tours and restaurants. Delicious breakfast (homemade treats), sitting room with fireplace/cable TV/wi-fi. $$: $100, extra person $20. CC: MC, V. WATERSIDE CABINS cccc (C) 4 Cabins, Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: 2 Ragged Point Road T: (709) 571 2509 / 2152 F: (709) 893 3055 E: watersidecabins@outlook.com W: watersidecabins.weebly.com Description: Oceanfront cabins that overlook a beautiful ocean sunset. Wake up to the sound of the Atlantic waves pounding the beautiful coastline, a real tourist hot spot. Amenities: Fullyfurnished cabins, decks with patio furniture and BBQ, fish market on-site, within walking distance of dining facilities, playground and boat tours, many tourist attractions nearby, lighthouse tour, museums, winery, walking/ hiking trails, dinner theatre with nightly shows. $$: $149–$179. CC: MC, V. WHITSHA INN B&B cccc½ (B) T 5 Rooms, Apr 1–Oct 31 Loc: 12 Long Road, Durrell T: (709) 884 2755 / 6296 F: (709) 884 1907 TF: (888) 878 0972 E: whitshainnbb@ hotmail.com W: whitshainn.com Description: A luxury B&B with scenic ocean views and modern amenities. Amenities: Non-smoking,


Durrell, Route 340 (J17) FT CAPTAIN’S LEGACY B&B cccc½ (B) 2 3 Rooms, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: 14 Ocher Pit Road T: (709) 884 5648 / 9670 E: captainslegacy@ yahoo.com W: captainslegacy.com Description: Historic oceanfront 1880s property with original charm and modern conveniences, all bedrooms have ensuite baths, queen beds, wi-fi. Amenities: Full hot breakfast, TV/DVD in all rooms, large deck with spectacular views, close to boat tours, museums and restaurants. $$: $95–$140. CC: AE, MC, V. Crow Head, Route 340 (F18) ARTIST CABIN ccc½ (C) F 1 Cabin, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: 80 Broadview T: (709) 884 8684 F: (709) 884 1106 E: jackie_ harnett@hotmail.com W: icebergproperties. weebly.com Description: Private remote cabin, located clifftop with spectacular view of the ocean. Amenities: Near hiking trails. $$: $189. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. CAPTAIN JAMES COOK VACATION RENTAL ccc (VH) F 1 House, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: 111 Main Street T: (709) 884 8684 F: (709) 884 1106 E: jackie_ harnett@hotmail.com W: icebergproperties. weebly.com Description: 2-bedroom house with spectacular ocean view. Amenities: Short walk to beach, minutes from Long Point Lighthouse, hiking trails, Iceberg Alley, scenic Crow Head. $$: $179. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. CAPTAIN JOHN CABOT VACATION RENTAL ccc (VH) F 1 House, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: 107 Main Street T: (709) 884 8684 F: (709) 884 1106 E: jackie_ harnett@hotmail.com W: icebergproperties. weebly.com Description: Cozy 2-bedroom home with wonderful view of the ocean. Amenities: Spectacular view of icebergs/ whales, minutes’ walk to beach/hiking trails, short drive to Long Point Lighthouse. $$: $179. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT VACATION RENTAL ccc½ (VH) F 1 House, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: 2 Sharpes Avenue T: (709) 884 8684 F: (709) 884 1106 E: jackie_ harnett@hotmail.com W: icebergproperties. weebly.com Description: Cozy 1-bedroom home with an incredible view of the ocean.

Amenities: Minutes’ walk to beach, short drive to Long Point Lighthouse/hiking trails with incredible view of icebergs and whales. $$: $159. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. WHISTLER’S VIEW VACATION HOME cccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 1– Oc t 31 Loc: 79 M ain Stre e t T: (70 9) 8 8 4 26 85 E: reservations@twillingatevacationrentals.com W: twillingatevacationrentals.com Description: The perfect place to relax on Twillingate Island. Large wraparound deck where you can dine outside or just sit and watch the ocean. Amenities: Home with 2 bedrooms: queen bed and ensuite, other with 2 twin beds. Full kitchen, full bath, flat screen TVs in living room and bedrooms, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, wi-fi, BBQ, laundry, firepit with chimney. $$: $170–$220. CC: MC, V. Gander Bay, Route 330 (L17) GILLINGHAM’S B&B cc½ (B) F 3 Rooms, May 1–Nov 15 Loc: First Pond, Gander River T: (709) 676 2931 / 422 0077 E: gillinghamsbandb@hotmail.com Description: Stunning, remote retreat on the banks of the beautiful Gander River. Travel by riverboat or ATV to where a once in a lifetime experience awaits you. Amenities: 2 bathrooms, homecooked breakfast, cellphone, ice machine, tours, fishing. $$: Single $350 (includes breakfast, accommodations, and tours). CC: e-Transfer. Change Islands, Route 335-14 (J18) SEVEN OAKES INN / COTTAGES ccc½ (B) / (C) 7 Rooms, 3 cottages, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 621 3256 / 635 2247 F: (709) 621 3256 Off-Season T/F: (709) 635 2247 E: sevenoakesislandinn@gmail.com W: sevenoakesislandinn.com Description: Award-winning, tastefully refurbished, 1800s fish merchant’s home with spectacular ocean view, near scenic trails. Take a step back in time and enjoy a different world. Staff or operator on location 24 hours. Amenities: Inn: ensuite bath/shower, queen/double/twin beds, 2 rooms with fireplace, TV room, parlour with fireplace, dining room, Newfoundland meals/preser ves, laundr y, phone, fax, wi-fi, whale watching/iceberg viewing, no pets, non-smoking. Cottages: 2-bedroom cottages with 1 double and 2 twin beds, living room with TV, fully-equipped kitchen. $$: Inn $99–$150. Cottages $140–$170. May extend season on request. CC: V.

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no pets. 1 room features a private bath with 3-piece ensuite plus Jacuzzi tub. Continental or full breakfast, cable TV/DVD, wi-fi, fax/copier, laundry, pre-booking for boat tours, winery tours, dinner shows. $$: Double $110–$149, offseason rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


Fogo Island, Routes 333, 334 (JK 18-19) CABIN BY THE CANAL ccc (C) FT 1 Cabin, May 1– Nov 30 Loc: 24 Main Street, Fogo T: (709) 266 2399 / 270 0771 E: c ab inby the c anal@hotmail.com W: cabinbythecanal.com Description: Located in historic Fogo, the cabin includes a loft suite, private patio with panoramic view of the ocean. Amenities: Accommodates up to 4 people, free wi-fi, cable TV, close to walking trails, museums, etc. $$: $150, off-season $100–$125, extra person $25. CC: AE, MC, V. CARIBOU VACATION HOME cc½ (VH) F 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 333, Fogo Island Central T: (709) 266 1200 / 1130 F: (709) 266 1202 Off-Season T: (709) 571 1863 E: chesterfriedgreco@live.ca Description: 4-bedroom house in the heart of Fogo Island. Amenities: All rooms with private bathroom. Restaurant, gas bar, pub, sports complex/ stadium, healthcare centre, drug store, RCMP, Home Hardware, Newman’s Garage, shopping nearby. $$: $99–$120. CC: MC, V. DIANE’S UNITS ccc½ (S) F 3 Efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 78 Main Street, Fogo T: (709) 266 2419 / 7250 F: (709) 266 2705 TF: (877) 377 1060 E: d.strickland@ bellaliant.net Description: Fully-equipped apartments, satellite TV, wi-fi, located in town with all amenities. $$: Double $95, extra adult $10, extra child free. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. FOGO ISLAND INN ccccc (I) 342FTY

29 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 210 Main Road, Joe Batt’s Arm T: (709) 658 3444 F: (709) 658 7341 TF: (855) 268 9277 E: reservations@fogoislandinn. ca W: fogoislandinn.ca Description: On an island, off an island, at one of the 4 corners of the earth. Amenities: Spectacular views of the North Atlantic, windows that open, exceptional soundproofing, in-floor heating, traditional outport design, custom-designed textiles, furniture handmade locally, organic natural king-sized beds, walk-in shower, heated toilet seats, bidet, heated towel racks, robes, turn down service, wi-fi, 24-hour room service, wood burning stoves in some suites. $$: $875 to several thousand dollars. Full-board rates available. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. FOLEY’S PLACE B&B ccc½ (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 10A Kelly’s Island Road, Tilting T: (709) 658 7288 / 7244 F: (709) 658 7244 TF: (866) 658 7244 E: gerardefoley@ hotmail.com W: foleysplace.ca Description: Ensuite bath and shower. Conveniently located

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(with harbour view) in Tilting, National Historic Site of Canada. Amenities: Cable TV, laundry, free wi-fi, non-smoking, complimentary continental breakfast, patio deck with BBQ, iceberg/whale watching, near trail/beach/ museum. $$: $85–$95, cots $10. CC: AE, MC, V. PEG’S B&B ccc½ (B) 6 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 60 Main Street, Fogo T: (709) 266 2392 / 7130 E: efreake@ hotmail.com W: pegsbb.com BL: pegsfogo. wordpress.com Description: In the centre of Fogo with a spectacular view of the harbour. Amenities: Deluxe continental breakfast included, walking distance to all tourist attractions/restaurants, TV/VCR/DVD, local videos/music/books about Fogo, tea/coffee anytime, all rooms private bath/shower, phone, wi-fi. $$: $85–$105. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. PENNEY’S VACATION HOME ccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Little Seldom T: (709) 627 3358 / 266 7507 F: (709) 627 3358 E: joanpenney@hotmail.com Description: Comfortable family-friendly environment with waterfront view. Vacation home is separate from home. Amenities: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Playground, hiking trails, berry picking, craft shop museum, marine information centre museum, scenic ocean view, icebergs/whale watching, walks along seashore, laundry, wi-fi, BBQ, cable TV/VCR, wi-fi, kitchen facilities, non-smoking (smoking area outside). $$: $155. CC: MC, V. QUINTAL HOUSE HERITAGE GUEST HOME cccc (TH) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 153 Main Road, Joe Batt’s Arm T/F: (709) 658 7829 E: quintalhouse@ eastlink.ca W: quintalhouse.ca Description: Unique heritage experience amidst traditional island charm and hospitality. Amenities: Traditional heritage character and simple charm, antique and modern furnishings, local artisan pieces, private baths, individual heat control, serene harbourfront views, peaceful surroundings in secure and spacious setting, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry. Next to Nicole’s Café, specialty shops, boat dock/tour operations, museums and trails. $$: Double $130–$150, taxes included. Reservation required Oct–May. CC: AE, MC, V. THE OLD SALT BOX CO. cccc (VH) 2FTY

2 Vacation homes, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 31A & B Sargents Cove Road, Fogo T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco.com Description: These


Renowned for our excellent service and dining Amenities: Dining room and lounge, all rooms with a flat screen TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, air-conditioned rooms, free local calls and w-fi, drive-up rooms, rooms with balconies, pets allowed in designated rooms. $$: $130–$350, contact for rates/promotions. CC: AE, MC, V, DC/E.

THE OLD SALT BOX CO. – FOGO NORTH cccc (VH) 2FTY 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 120 North Shore Road, Fogo T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco.com Description: This luxurious, contemporary, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom saltbox vacation home near the ocean was restored in 2012. Amenities: 1 room with queen bed and 1 with double bed, 4-piece bathroom, linens provided, cable TV/ DVD, Apple TV, wi-fi, free local calls, dishwasher, laundry non-smoking, spectacular view. $$: $150, off-season and weekly rates. Fee for extra guests/cots. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

COMFORT INN cccc (H/M) 2 64 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 112 TCH T: (709) 256 3535 F: (709) 256 9302 TF: (800) 424 6423 E: kmills@comfortinngander.ca W: choicehotels. ca Description: Winner of the Choice Hotels Platinum award for 2015! Choice Hotels Canada Gold Hospitality Award Winner for 2010/2011/2012/2013. Amenities: Non-smoking hotel, Aeroplan partner, free morning breakfast, kitchenettes, drive-up rooms, king-size rooms and suites, free wi-fi, laundry, fitness centre, in-room coffee maker, iron/board, hair dryer. $$: $129–$179. CC: AE, MC, V.

TICKLE VIEW INN ccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 106 Main Street, Fogo T: (709) 266 1046 / 7159 E: sonyamiller@eastlink.ca W: tickleviewinn.com Description: A luxurious, beautifully renovated century-old house, 3 bedrooms (2 queen/1 double) each with ensuite. Large fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, private patio with BBQ, patio furniture. Amenities: 3½ bathrooms, hair dryer, quality linens, wi-fi, satellite TV, iron/board. Stunning view of harbour, tickle, and the ocean beyond. Watch icebergs from the kitchen table. Minutes from hiking, birdwatching, museum, and more. $$: $120–$200. CC: e-Transfer. Glenwood, Route 1 (M16) MISTY RIVER COTTAGE ccc (C) 35 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 44 Spruce Avenue T: (709) 679 5799 F: (709) 679 5835 E: mrcltd@hotmail.com W: mistyrivercottages. ca Description: 2-bedroom efficiency units close to Gander (22 km) and next to Gander River, rail bed, etc. Amenities: Within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, and sundries. $$: Double $119, extra person $10, pets $15. CC: Interac, MC, V. Gander, Route 1 (M17) ALBATROSS HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 3-2 90 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 114 TCH T: (709) 256 3956 F: (709) 651 2692 TF: (800) 563 4900 E: gander@albatrosshotel.nf.ca W: steelehotels. com Description: 100% non-smoking hotel with modern guest rooms and suites.

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1 Cottage, 10 rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 315 Magee Road T: (709) 256 4005 / 424 0705 F: (709) 256 4003 TF: (877) 956 4005 E: countr yinngander@hotmail.com W: countryinngander.ca Description: Familyowned and operated accommodations in a quiet country setting. Experience warm Newfoundland hospitality while exploring all that central Newfoundland has to offer. Amenities: Cottage: non-smoking, free wi-fi, free airport parking, cable TV, full kitchen, private bath/shower, complimentary shampoo/ soap, hair dryer, BBQ, seating on deck, vending machine, ice dispenser. Rooms: as above plus complimentary continental breakfast. $$: Cottage: $169.99–$189.99, includes up to 5 people, extra person $10. Rooms: double $99.99–$119.99, extra person $10. CC: MC, V. HOTEL GANDER ccc½ (H/M) 3-2 147 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: TCH T: (709) 256 3931 F: (709) 651 2641 TF: (800) 563 2988 E: cwagg@hotelgander.com W: hotelgander.com Description: Non-smoking, full-service hotel with indoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre. Ideally located. Amenities: Alcock & Brown’s Eatery, lounge, rewards program, free wi-fi and local calls, fitness centre, laundry, airconditioned rooms, pets allowed in designated rooms. $$: $136–$325, contact for rates/ promotions. CC: AE, MC, V, DC/E.

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luxurious, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom saltbox vacation homes are located near the ocean. Amenities: Cable TV/DVD, Apple TV, free wi-fi, free local calls, 4-piece bath with antique tub, laundry, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, stove, newly restored, spectacular view, linens provided, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $125–$175, weekly $900–$1,100. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


INN ON BENNETT ccc½ (B) F 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 66 Bennett Drive T: (709) 256 4560 / 422 1565 TF: (877) 256 4560 E: innonbennett@gmail.com W: bbcanada. com/11953.html Description: Beautiful home away from home, clean, comfortable accommodations, great location, friendly hosts. Arrive as strangers, leave as friends! Amenities: Full complimentary breakfast, private bath or ensuite, cable TV, hair dryer, free wi-fi, individual temperature control, free local calls, laundry, host on premises. $$: Single $99, double $119, triple $144. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. SINBAD’S HOTEL AND SUITES ccc½ (H/M) 3-2 109 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 133 Bennett Drive T: (709) 651 2678 F: (709) 651 3123 TF: (800) 563 8330 E: sin@steelehotels.com W: steelehotels. com Description: Our deluxe air-conditioned rooms and downtown location make us the right choice. Amenities: Dining room, laundry, kitchenettes, non-smoking rooms, flat screen TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board. $$: Single $137, double $147, includes deluxe hot and cold buffet breakfast. Extra person $12. See website for fall/winter rates. CC: MC, V, AE. THE IRVING WEST HOTEL ccc (H/M) -2 26 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Caldwell Street T: (709) 256 2406 / 3981 F: (709) 651 3860 E: psmall@steelehotels.com W: steelehotels.com Description: Check-in at Albatross Hotel. Airconditioned spacious 1- and 2-bedroom suites, Legends Lounge, full menu, live entertainment on weekends. Amenities: Balconies on all rooms, free wi-fi, non-smoking rooms, fullyequipped kitchen, full bath/shower, no pets, cable TV, free local calls. $$: $155–$300, bi-weekly/monthly/yearly rates available. CC: V, AE, MC, DC/E. Carmanville, Route 330 (K18) AUNTIE M’S B&B ccc½ (TH) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 346A Main Street T: (709) 534 2284 / 2266 F: (709) 534 2364 TF: (888) 535 2284 E: auntiembb@nf.aibn.com W: auntiembb.ca Description: Centrally located, great ocean view, private, owner next door, 60 minutes to Twillingate, Fogo ferry. Amenities: Rooms with ensuites, queen beds, wi-fi, cable TV in rooms, common area TV/DVD/VCR, deck/ gazebo/BBQ, full breakfast with homemade breads/jams, non-smoking, no pets, fax, laundry. $$: $80–$115, breakfast self-catered during Oct 1–Apr 30. CC: MC, V.

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Musgrave Harbour, Route 330 (K19) BANTING SEASIDE COTTAGE ccc½ (C) 3 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 264 Main Street T: (709) 655 2175 F: (709) 655 2669 OffSeason T: (709) 655 2646 TF: (877) 655 2175 E: spindrift@nf.aibn.com W: spindriftbythesea. com Description: Oceanfront fully-equipped, 1and 2-bedroom cottages. Everything you need for your home away from home. Amenities: Miles of sandy beaches, whale watching, birdwatching, icebergs, Banting Interpretation Centre, Fisherman’s Museum, Barbour Living Heritage Village. $$: Double $120, extra person $10, housekeeping services $12, pets $15. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. B’S OLD BROOK COTTAGES cccc (C) F 2 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 488 Main Street T: (709) 655 2179 / 534 7232 F: (709) 655 2179 TF: (855) 655 2179 E: oldbrookbandb@hotmail. com Description: 2-bedroom cottages with queen and double beds. Across the road from the Atlantic Ocean, white sandy beach. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, 4-piece bathrooms, wi-fi, cable TV, fax, phone, BBQ, covered deck, kids’ outdoor play area, hunting, fishing, berry picking in season, ATV trails. $$: Double $113, extra person $10, kids stay free. CC: MC, V. SPINDRIFT-BY-THE-SEA COUNTRY INN ccc (S) 3-2 12 Efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 87 Main Street T: (709) 655 2175 F: (709) 655 2669 OffSeason T: (709) 655 2646 TF: (877) 655 2175 E: spindrift@nf.aibn.com W: spindriftbythesea. com Description: Oceanfront property with licenced dining room. Come join us–listen, look, and feel–breathe air that is clean, cool, and pure. Amenities: Internet, whale watching, icebergs, miles of sandy beaches, organic kitchen garden, Banting Interpretation Centre, Fisherman’s Museum. $$: Single $99.99, double $130, extra person $10, pets $15. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE. THE OLD SALT BOX CO. cccc (VH) 2FTY

1 Unit, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 544 Main Street T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@ theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco.com Description: This luxurious, contemporary, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom salt box vacation home near the beach was restored in 2015. Amenities: Cable TV, Apple TV, wi-fi, local phone, 4-piece bathroom, dishwasher, laundry, 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, linens provided, spectacular view, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $130–$175, off-season/weekly rates available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


Badger’s Quay, Route 320 (M20) KITTIWAKE HOUSE cccc (B) F 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 8 Seaview Crescent T: (709) 536 5683 / 944 1148 E: johnpelley@ hotmail.com W: ruthandjohnkittiwakehouse. weebly.com Description: A home away from home with friendly service. It will be worth the trip. Amenities: Close to local attractions, free wi-fi, ocean view, lunches available, laundry, community tours, iceberg viewing, firepit, BBQ, shuttle service within local community, accommodate wedding photos. $$: Queen room $79 (shared washroom), queen suite $125 (private bathroom). CC: AE, MC, V. Greenspond, Route 320-33 (M20) THE OLD SALT BOX CO. cccc (VH) 2FTY 1 Unit, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 3 Main Street T: (709) 658 7392 TF: (844) 280 1558 E: info@ theoldsaltboxco.com W: theoldsaltboxco.com Description: This luxurious, contemporary, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom salt box vacation home near the ocean was restored in 2015. Amenities: Cable TV, Apple TV, wi-fi, local calls, 4-piece bathroom, dishwasher, laundry, 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, linens provided, spectacular view, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $130–$175, offseason/weekly rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Indian Bay, Route 320 (M19) INDIAN BAY COTTAGES ccc (C) 32 6 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 320 T: (709) 678 2332 / 522 2045 E: tony_ibc@hotmail. com W: cottagecountry.com/listings/179246/ Description: On the shores of Indian Bay River. Central location for local tourist sites. Amenities: Cable TV, coin-op laundry, trout/ salmon fishing, groomed snowmobile trail, no pets, non-smoking. $$: $129–$169. CC: MC, V. Gambo, Route 320 (N18) BEV’S B&B ccc (B) F 2 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 205 J.R. Smallwood Boulevard T: (709) 674 4316 E: md.paul@ hotmail.com Description: Beautiful, non-

smoking home with large patio. ¼ km from Village Green, Information Centre, gift shop, Chestnut Café. 3.5 km to chinese restaurant. Amenities: Continental breakfast, shared bath, sitting room, satellite TV/VCR, wi-fi, laundry, walking trails nearby, outdoor swimming pool at playground, park, salmon fishing, hunting, 2 km from Sheila’s Restaurant. $$: 1 double bed $70, 2 double beds $90, extra person $5. CC: MC, V. FRESHWATER INN cccc (I) 2F 3 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 320 T: (709) 674 5577 / 424 1444 TF: (877) 674 5577 E: freshwaterinn@nf.sympatico.ca W: freshwaterinn.com Description: Nestled on a quiet ocean cove, elegant guest rooms in a relaxed atmosphere. Amenities: Licenced, spacious guest rooms with private entrances and ensuites, vaulted ceilings, elegant furnishings, satellite TV, fax, internet, full breakfast included, café open for lunch and dinner. $$: $135. CC: AE, MC, V. Glovertown, Route 310 (O19) NOAH’S MOTEL AND RESORT cccc (H/M) -2F 10 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 19 Randell’s Road T: (709) 533 3324 / 7207 F: (709) 533 3332 E: noahsonthepoint@gmail.com W: noahsonthepoint.com Description: Quiet and serene waterfront property. Business or pleasure, we have something for everyone! We’ll make your stay an enjoyable, stress-free experience! Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, firepits, fitness centre, café, craft shop, play area, non-motorized watercraft, laundry, boat launch nearby. $$: Room $125, suites: 1-bedroom $148, honeymoon $179, 2-bedroom $224, luxury $298. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. THE LILAC INN B&B cccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 13 Pinetree Road T: (709) 533 6038 TF: 1 (877) 733 6038 E: lilacs@eastlink.ca W: bbcanada.com/ lilacs Description: Beautifully restored 1919 Victorian-style sea captain’s home. Amenities: Ensuite queen bedrooms, wi-fi, cable TV, laundry. Relaxing lounge, dining room furnished with antiques and cozy couches. Covered veranda overlooks gardens and stream surrounded by summer blooms. Minutes from Museum, Ken Diamond House Art Centre, walking/hiking trails, restaurants, national park. $$: $90–$118. CC: MC, V.

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Newtown, Route 330 (L20) AUDREY’S TICKLE BLISS ccc½ (TH) 2 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 536 3220 F: (709) 536 3150 E: barboursite@nf.aibn.com W: barbour-site. com Description: Exquisitely restored historic home located in the heart of Newtown at Barbour Living Heritage Village. Amenities: Living interpretation, sealers interpretation centre, dinner theatre, Old Shoppe Restaurant, Poop Deck Craft Shop, oceanfront property. $$: $95–$130. CC: AE, MC, V.


Traytown, Route 310 (O19) PINETREE LODGE AND CABINS cccc (C) 3-2 25 Units, Jan 1–Dec Loc: Main Road T: (709) 533 6601 TF: (877) 533 6601 E: reservations@ pinetreelodge.ca W: pinetreelodge.ca Description: Fully-equipped chalets, log cabins, motels, and East Wing featuring a honeymoon suite. Amenities: Family-oriented resort, full kitchens, catering, kids’ activity hour in summer, maze, mini-golf, playground, firepit, outdoor heated pool, propane BBQ, free wi-fi, cable TV/VCR/DVD, 2 golf courses nearby, minutes from Splash n’ Putt, hiking/snowmobile trails, national park, convenience store, movie rentals, laundry, restaurant available for private dining or group functions, room service. $$: Double $119–$397, extra person $15, child (3 and over) $5, child (2 and under) free, pets $25. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. SPLASH-N-PUTT CABINS / CONFERENCE CENTER cccc (C) 20 Units, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 533 2753 / 1118 F: (709) 533 3323 TF: (844) 533 2753 E: info@splashnputtcabins.com W: splashnputtcabins.com Description: Self-contained units, including all amenities, situated in natural surroundings. Amenities: Banquet facilities, dining room/restaurant, kitchenette, laundry, non-smoking rooms, wi-fi, mini-golf nearby. $$: $124–$199. CC: MC, V, AE. TRAYTOWN CABINS ccc (C) 14 Housekeeping units, Jun 15–Sep 15 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 533 6601 TF: (877) 533 6601 E: reservations@pinetreelodge.ca W: traytowncabins.ca Description: Check-in at Pinetree Lodge. Cozy cabins in a treed, grassy field overlooking the ocean. 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom units. Amenities: Outdoor heated swimming pool, playground, view overlooking ocean, surrounded by trees, firepit, tabletop BBQ, patios, fully-equipped housekeeping units with cable TV. $$: Double $114–$199, extra person $15, child (3 and over) $8, Child (2 and under) free, pets $25. CC: V, MC, e-Transfer. Sandringham, Route 310 (O19) THE PRINTS OF WHALES INN cccc (B) 2FT 5 Rooms, Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: 120 Main Street T: (709) 677 2104 / 486 0129 TF: (855) 677 2104 E: stay@theprintsofwhalesinn.ca W: theprintsofwhalesinn.ca Description: Hikers, photographers, and seekers of beautiful scenery, stay at our award-winning inn. Amenities: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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2014 and 2015. 4 bedrooms with ensuites, 1 with private bath, flat screen TV, DVD, phone, wi-fi, full breakfast with homemade breads. Mingle with others and enjoy an evening mugup and chat. $$: Double $95–$115, extra person $15, child (3 and under) free. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V, e-Transfer. Eastport, Route 310 (O20) INN BY THE SEA cccc (B) 5 Rooms, Jun 15–Oct 15 Loc: 82 Beach Road T: (709) 677 3002 / 424 7071 Off-Season T: (709) 651 2842 E: innbythesea@nf.sympatico.ca W: bbcanada.com/7603.html Description: Cape Cod home overlooking Salvage Bay and a short stroll to sandy Eastport Beach. Amenities: Private rooms, bath, Jacuzzi, nutritious breakfast, cable TV, internet, theatre and music, golf course, fishing villages, hiking trails, smoke-free environment, private and secluded, 2 common areas for use of guests, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. $$: $95–$115. CC: V. SALVAGE BAY MOTEL ccc (C) 28 Housekeeping units, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 216 Main Road T: (709) 677 2458 F: (709) 677 2836 Off-Season T: (709) 424 8907 TF: (866) 677 2458 E: salvagebaymotel@eastport-nl. com W: eastport-nl.com Description: Stay at our comfortable housekeeping units. Gertie’s Galley nearby–eat in or takeout. Amenities: Lounge, arcade, laundry, heated outdoor pool, tennis, volleyball, nightly campfire, mini-golf, playground. $$: $80–$120, extra person $5, child (under 2) free. CC: MC, V. SANDY COVE BEACH HOUSEKEEPING CABINS ccc (C) 12 Cabins, Jun 15–Sep 15 Loc: Barbour Avenue, Sandy Cove T: (709) 677 3158 / 2526 E: info@ sandycovebeach.ca W: sandycovebeach.ca Description: Steps to the white sands of Sandy Cove Beach in sheltered waters of Newman Sound. Amenities: Bath/shower, cable TV, BBQ rental, playground, swimming/golf/national park/walking trails nearby, whale watching, iceberg watching. $$: $89–$119, extra person $5, pets $15. Dates can be extended. CC: MC, V. SEAVIEW COTTAGES ccc (C) 23 Units, May 10–Sep 30 Loc: 325 Beach Road T: (709) 677 2271 E: seaviewcottages@ nf.sympatico.ca W: seaviewcottages.net Description: 15 units have 2 bedrooms, 8 units have 1 bedroom. Oceanfront property. Amenities: Indoor heated swimming pool, BBQs, convenience store, games arcade, minigolf, laundry, cable TV, playground, hiking/ national park nearby, firepit rentals, no pets.


STA-N-PLAY COTTAGES ccc (C) 10 Cottages, May–Oct Loc: 13 Bank Road T: (709) 677 2729 / 424 4953 E: cathy.ralph@hotmail. com W: canadastays.com/sta-n-play-cottagescottage-resort-eastport-nl/ Description: Fully-equipped beautiful cottages with ocean view, spectacular sunsets, heated pool, playground, walking distance to white sandy beaches. Amenities: Laundry, cable TV, bath/ shower, BBQ, wi-fi, no pets, large field for play, firepit, cook shelter. $$: 1-bedroom cottage (2 persons) $90, 2-bedroom (2 persons) $154, extra person $6. Call for special rates. CC: MC, V. WHITE SAILS INN ccc (C) 9 Cot tages, Mid-Jun–Mid- Oct Loc: 38 Beach Road T: (709) 677 3400 / 256 7176 E : w si n n e as t p o r t@ b e ll a li a nt . co m W: whitesailsinneastport.com Description: Adjacent to Eastport Beach, on road to Salvage. 15 minutes to Terra Nova National Park. Amenities: Laundry, picnic area with cookhouse, playground and large field, cable TV, DVD/movies, BBQs, firepit area, decks on all cabins, within 1 km of several other sandy and rocky beaches, excellent beach boardwalk within 200 metres, hiking trails, 3 golf courses within 1-hour drive, fishing/boating areas, Salvage and Burnside nearby, iceberg watching, new libraries. $$: $100–$300, extra person $5+. CC: MC, V. Happy Adventure, Route 310 (O20) INN AT HAPPY ADVENTURE cccc½ (I) 32FT 5 Rooms, Late May–Sep 30 Loc: 8 Harbourview Road T: (709) 677 2233 / 728 1105 F: (709) 677 2233 TF: (888) 805 8881 E: info@innathappyadventure.com W: innathappyadventure.com Description: Well-

appointed guest rooms with ensuites. Seafood and wild game restaurant (reservations recommended), Brenda’s Art Gallery, adventure tours (boat and kayak). Amenities: Spacious ensuites, wi-fi, flat screen HDTV, patio, mini-bar, coffee/tea, bathrobe, work desk/lamp, laundry, Chinese service available, no pets, non-smoking. $$: Double $179–$400. CC: AE, MC, V. Terra Nova, Route 301 (O18) VILLAGE RETREAT ccc½ (C) 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 9 Loup Road T: (709) 466 3719 / 685 6508 F: (709) 466 3719 TF: (866) 466 6803 E: stay@thecromwellhouse. com W: thecromwellhouse.com Description: This fully-equipped cottage is truly your home away from home. Amenities: Fully furnished, antique/country décor, TV/DVD, high-speed internet, video games, phone, BBQ, patio, laundry, near Terra Nova National Park, major golf course. $$: Minimum 2-night stay based on quad occupancy at $189. See website or call for fall/spring rates. CC: AE, MC, V. Charlottetown, Route 1 (P19) CLODE SOUND MOTEL cc½ (H/M) 219 Efficiency units, 1 cottage, May 16–Oct 15 Loc: Off Route 1 T: (709) 664 3146 / 3411 F: (709) 664 4471 Off-Season T: (709) 896 4769 Off-Season F: (709) 896 5043 E: guestservices@ clo desound.com W: clo desound.com Description: Comfortable accommodations near Terra Nova National Park. Ideal base when visiting Discovery Trail, Road to the Beaches, Kittiwake Coast. Amenities: Award-winning restaurant, on-site bakery featuring traditional homemade food and desserts, free wi-fi, private bath/shower, TV, patios, playground, heated pool, tennis, hot tub chalet, BBQ pits, minutes from Twin Rivers Golf Course, saltwater beaches, Terra Nova National Park, bald eagles, hiking, boat tour. $$: $89.98–$219.98, child (under 12) free, extra adult $10, extra teenager $5. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

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$$: 1-bedroom unit $100, 2-bedroom unit (2 persons) $120, extra person $10, child (2 and under) free. CC: V.


Campgrounds Baie Verte, Route 410 (I12) FLATWATER POND PARK cc½ (F) / cc (R) 4F 55 Serviced, 30 unserviced sites, May 24–Sep 20 Loc: 39 km from Route 1 T: (709) 532 2267 / 8049 F: (709) 532 4502 E: g.noble@nf.aibn.com Description: Former Provincial Park, nestled around beautiful Flatwater Pond. Great launch point for attractions of the Dorset Trail. Amenities: Convenience store, paintball field rental, playground, showers, bandstand, watercraft rentals, sandy beach, dump station. $$: Semi-serviced $25, unserviced $15. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. La Scie, Route 414 (I14) ISLAND COVE PARK cc (F) / c (R) F 9 Serviced, 4 unserviced sites, May 17–Sep 30 Loc: La Scie T: (709) 675 2303 / 566 2034 F: (709) 675 2168 E: beverly.shea@live.com Description: Camp overlooking the ocean with immediate access to walking trails, picnic areas, French Shore lookout. Amenities: Full shower and bathroom, dumping station, water/electrical hookup, restaurants, gas bar, laundry, kids’ playground, picnic area, firepits, firewood. $$: Tents $16, serviced $20, unserviced $18. RV dumping free if staying in park; if not, $5. CC: e-Transfer. King’s Point, Route 391 (K12) TOWN OF KING’S POINT RV PARK c (F) / c (R) 3 6 Fully serviced, and 7 semi-serviced sites, May 15–Oct 12 Loc: Main Street past Town Hall, park is across from Newtown Ritestop T: (709) 268 3838 / 3850 F: (709) 268 3856 E: kpcouncil@eastlink.ca W: townofkingspoint. com Description: See icebergs, whales. Caravan tours welcome. Unique group lobster/mussel boil-up options available. Amenities: Large caravan group site, 2 fully-equipped comfort stations, gazebo cooking area, free wi-fi. Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, post office, playground, walking trails, waterfalls, pottery shop, whale pavilion, and cultural sites nearby. $$: Semi-serviced $18, fully serviced $20; seasonal $800. Springdale, Route 390 (K13) GEORGE HUXTER MEMORIAL PARK cc (F) / c½ (R) 11 Unserviced, 9 serviced and overflow sites, May 23–Sep 19 Loc: Little Bay Road T: (709) 673 3808 / 3439 F: (709) 673 4969 E: park. springdale@gmail.com W: townofspringdale. ca Description: See Atlantic salmon jump the

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falls. Our town has everything you will need. Amenities: Salmon fishing, hiking/walking trails, lookout, natural/scenic attractions, wildlife nearby, comfort station, dumping station. $$: Serviced $22. CC: MC, V. Robert’s Arm, Route 380 (K13) CRESCENT LAKE RV PARK c (F) / c (R) -F 24 Semi-serviced sites, May 15–Sep 15 Loc: 23 km from Route 1 at Roberts Arm Heritage House T: (709) 293 0299 / 2799 F: (709) 652 3795 E: dougwinsor@hotmail.com Description: In Lake Monster country. Amenities: Hazelnut Hiking and Adventure Trail, lakefront sites, cell service, salmon/trout fishing, wildlife, swimming, secluded beaches. $$: Semi-serviced $20, weekly $120, monthly $450. CC: e-Transfer. Buchans Junction, Route 370 (N11) MARY MARCH WILDERNESS PARK cc½ (F) / cc (R) F 25 Sites, May 15–Sep 10 Loc: 4 km past Buchans Junction T: (709) 672 7074 / 7777 E: steveharris007@yahoo.ca Description: 78 acres on beautiful Red Indian Lake where the wilderness, wildlife, and friendliness are unbeatable. Amenities: Magnificent trout fishing, boat launch marina, boat security/ storage and rentals, miles of hiking trails, friendly guided tours for wildlife viewing and photography, convenience store, cookhouse, playground, family oriented with waterfront campsite, 20-amp/30-amp electric service, pull through available, water, dumping station, showers, swimming, petting zoo. $$: Tenting $20, 20-amp service $24, 30-amp service $28. CC: MC, V. Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) BEOTHUCK FAMILY PARK cc½ (F) / cc (R) -F 50 Semi-serviced sites, 22 tent sites, May 18–Sep 5 Loc: Take Exit 17, turn onto Main Street T: (709) 489 9832 / 293 4897 F: (709) 258 2931 E: beothuckpark@xplornet.com W: beothuckfamilypark.com Description: Quiet family park, ball hockey, basketball, swimming, fishing, beautiful sunsets on Rushy Pond, close to shopping, golf course, Tim Hortons, private wooded sites, excellent trout fishing. Amenities: Great boating, wildlife, birds, playground for children, campfires. $$: Tent sites $25, 15-amp/water $27, 30-amp/ water $30. CC: MC, V.


Bishop’s Falls, Route 1 (M14) BROOKDALE RV PARK & CAMPGROUND cc½ (F) / c½ (R) -2 40 Fully serviced, 6 semi-serviced, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: Take Exit 21 from Route 1 T: (709) 258 7377 / 5500 F: (709) 258 7378 TF: (888) 502 7665 E: brookdale@email.com W: brookdaleinn.com Description: Clean, quiet country setting minutes from Exploits River, walking trails, and local attractions. Amenities: Private showers, washrooms, laundry, large lots, heated in-ground pool, horses, playground, picnic areas, pets allowed on leash. $$: $25– $35, weekly/monthly/seasonal rates available. CC: MC, V, AE. FALLSVIEW MUNICIPAL PARK c½ (F) / c (R) 24 Tent sites, 24 semi-serviced sites, Jun 12– Sep 7 Loc: Powerhouse Road T: (709) 258 2228 F: (709) 258 6346 E: info@bishopsfalls.ca W: bishopsfalls.ca Description: Located on the Exploits River adjacent to the falls. Exploits adventure starts here. Amenities: Shower/ washroom, salmon fishing in view of campsites, stores within walking distance, view of Exploits River, 2 gazebos, dumping station, electrical hookups. $$: Serviced $25, unserviced $15. CC: MC, V. Harbour Breton, Route 360 (T13) DEADMAN’S COVE RV PARK c½ (F) 5 RV sites, 10 tent sites, Jun 15–Sep 15 Loc: Turn right at the RCMP station and continue 1.2 km T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail.com W: harbourbreton.com Description: Affordable serviced campground and accommodations, great for families or couples. A stone’s throw from the ocean. Amenities: Shower and washroom, coin-op laundry, water/electrical hookup at RV sites, walking trail, dumping station nearby, firepits, sandy beach. $$: Tent site $10, semi-serviced site $25. CC: MC, V.

Leading Tickles, Route 350 (K15) OCEANVIEW PARK c½ (F) / c½ (R) F 24 Sites, May 14–Sep 3 Loc: Park Road T: (709) 486 7782 F: (709) 483 2185 Off-Season T: (709) 486 7782 E: leadingtickles@nf.aibn. com Description: Scenic family campground surrounded by the ocean. Visit replica of a giant squid in nearby Glover’s Harbour. Amenities: Water/electrical hookups, shower/washroom, dumping station, playground, beach, picnic area, kitchen shelter, canteen, firepits, hiking trails, Oceanview Snacks, laundry. $$: Fully serviced $25, season pass $1,200. CC: e-Transfer. Notre Dame Junction, Route 1 (M16) NOTRE DAME PROVINCIAL PARK 100 Sites, Mid-May–Mid-Sep Loc: 1 km east of Notre Dame Junction T: (709) 535 2379 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: A suitable stopover along Route 1, this park has many attractions including swimming, angling, and boating. Amenities: Convenience store, day-use facilities, drinking taps throughout the park, dumping station, electrical hookups, pit privies, playground, comfort station with washrooms, laundry. $$: See website. CC: MC, V. Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) WOOLFREY’S POND TRAIL & CAMPGROUND cc½ (F) / cc (R) 58 Serviced, 25 unserviced sites, May 14–Sep 20 Loc: Turn left onto Church Street and then onto Range Road T: (709) 535 2737 / 2525 F: (709) 535 2695 E: derek@lewisportecanada. com W: lewisportecanada.com Description: All the amenities a camper requires, located within a picturesque setting on scenic Woolfrey’s Pond. Boardwalk within the park boundaries. Amenities: Comfort station, municipal drinking water, dumping station, water/electrical hookups, 30- and 50-amp service, daily garbage collection, hiking trail, interpretive programs, free high-speed internet, playground, movie and games rooms. $$: $13.75–$28.00, see website. CC: V, MC. Virgin Arm, Route 340 (K17) DILDO RUN PROVINCIAL PARK 55 Sites, Late May–Mid-Sep Loc: 2 km from Virgin Arm T: (709) 629 3350 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov. nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: Located in Iceberg Alley, the coast features growlers, bergy bits, and whales. Amenities: Day-use facilities, drinking water (taps), dumping station, 2 hiking trails, comfort station with washrooms/laundry, picnic sites, pit privies, Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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SANGER MEMORIAL RV PARK ccc (F) / c½ (R) 4 47 Sites, Jun 16–Sep 5 Loc: Exit Route 20 to Scott Avenue T: (709) 489 7350 F: (709) 489 2763 E: fred.parsons@nf.sympatico.ca W: exploitsriver. ca Description: Located on the banks of the Exploits River, minutes from downtown. Amenities: Private showers/washrooms, large lots, access to prime salmon fishing, 15-amp– 50-amp service, close to sports complex and playground, social centre, laundry, recreational facilities. $$: $31–$33. CC: V, MC, AE.


showers, viewing point, electrical hookups. $$: See website. CC: MC, V.

Newfoundland.” Amenities: On beach. $$: $10, season pass $300. CC: V.

Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) PEYTON’S WOODS RV PARK & CAMPGROUND cc (F) / c (R) F 64 Sites, May 15–Oct 30 Loc: End of Route 340 T: (709) 884 2000 / 5532 F: (709) 884 1807 E: peytonsrvpark@yahoo.ca Description: Situated on pristine forested site, minutes away from Back Harbour Beach. Amenities: Former home of John Peyton, birth place of Georgina Stirling, place of residence of Mary March and Shanawdithit, hiking trails, beaches, shopping facilities, restaurants, and pubs in walking distance. $$: Tenting $15, 30-amp electric/ water/sewer $30, 50-amp electric/water/sewer $45, taxes included. CC: MC, V.

WINDMILL BIGHT PARK c½ (F) / c (R) F 28 Unserviced, 11 semi-serviced sites, Jun 20– Sep 5 Loc: 110 km from Gambo T: (709) 530 2309 / 2312 F: (709) 530 2144 E: townoflumsden@ nf.aibn.com Amenities: 30-amp service, picnic tables, firewood for sale, fresh and salt water beaches, day-use area, change rooms, pit toilets, hiking trails, playground. $$: Unserviced $15, water/electric hookups $25. CC: MC, V.

Gander, Route 1 (M17) COUNTRY INN RV PARK cc½ (F) / c (R) 66 Sites, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 3.6 km from Route 1 on Magee Road T: (709) 256 4005 / 424 0405 F: (709) 256 4003 TF: (877) 956 4005 E: countryinngander@hotmail.com W: countryinngander.ca Description: A family-owned and family-operated RV park in a quiet country setting. Experience warm Newfoundland hospitality while exploring all that central Newfoundland has to offer. Amenities: Dumping station, electrical/ sewer/water hookup, comfort station with washrooms and showers, free wi-fi, picnic/ playground area, leashed pets allowed, nearby hiking trails, gazebo area, picnic table at each site, vending machine on-site, payphone. $$: $26–$35. CC: MC, V. Musgrave Harbour, Route 330 (K19) BANTING MEMORIAL MUNICIPAL PARK cc (F) / c½ (R) 2 43 Sites, Jun 26–Sep 7 Loc: 5 minutes outside Musgrave Harbour T: (709) 655 2119 F: (709) 655 2064 E: bantinghti@nf.aibn.com W: musgraveharbour.com Description: Municipal park located on the Kittiwake Coast with 10 km of fine white sand. Amenities: Electrical/ water ho okups, shower s/washro oms, laundry, mini-golf, canteen, museum, pedal boats, playground, swimming, walking trails, sightseeing. $$: Serviced $25, semi-serviced $20. CC: MC, V. Lumsden, Route 330 (L20) LUMSDEN NORTH PARK c (F) F 30 Unserviced sites, May 31–Sep 30 Loc: 63 Lumsden North Road T: (709) 530 2309 / 2330 F: (709) 530 2144 E: townoflumsden@nf.aibn. com Description: Next to “the best beach in

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Greenspond, Route 320-33 (M20) SOUTH WEST POND PARK c (F) / c (R) 38 Unserviced sites, May 19–Sep 25 Loc: Route 320–33 T: (709) 536 8446 / 2010 F: (709) 536 3481 E: new-wes-valley@nf.aibn.com W: townofnewwesvalley.com Description: On South West Pond, natural surroundings, ideal for boating and fishing. Amenities: Picnic table, firepit, pit privies, boating, fishing, comfort station with washrooms, showers, laundry, dumping service. $$: $18–$22, weekly $95–$100, seasonal starting at $1,000. CC: MC, V. Gambo, Route 320 (N18) DAVID SMALLWOOD PARK cc (F) / c½ (R) 41 Sites, May 19–Sep 5 Loc: 7 km from Route 1 T: (709) 674 4476 / 0122 F: (709) 674 5399 E: lornegreene@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com Description: Beautiful scenery and waterfalls, scenic walking trails along the Middle Brook River, accessible to the Trans-Canada Trail (3 km). Amenities: Showers, laundry, serviced sites, located in the centre of town, salmon river nearby, electrical/water hookup, dumping station, salmon ladder, walking trails. $$: Unserviced $18, semi-serviced with water/electrical hookups $25. CC: MC, V. Square Pond, Route 1 (N18) SQUARE POND FRIENDS AND FAMILY RV PARK cc½ (F) / ccc (R) F 87 Serviced, 31 semi-serviced sites, May 15–Sep 15 Loc: 28 km east of Gander T: (709) 674 7566 / 424 3398 Off-Season T: (709) 651 2582 E: info@ squarepondpark.ca W: squarepondpark.ca Description: Friendly, quiet family campground, upgraded sites and services. Amenities: Daily kids’ activities, playground, serviced sites with satellite wi-fi, swimming beach, comfort station with convenience store, arcade, laundry, washrooms, showers, dumping station or on-site dumping available, picnic area, walking trail, boat launch, excellent trout/salmon fishing. $$: $30–$40. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


Bonavista Bay, Route 1 (OP 18-19) TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK OF CANADA 84FT This year-round park of fers front and backcountry camping. Check out the website, the Visitor Centre on Route 1, or drop by for more information. T: (709) 533 2801 F: (709) 533 2706 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: info.tnnp@pc.gc. ca W: pc.gc.ca/terranova $$: Check website or call. Park Entry Permit required in addition to camping fees. CC: MC, V, AE.

MALADY HEAD CAMPGROUND 66 Unserviced sites, Jun 29–Sep 18 Loc: 5 km from Route 1 on Route 310 Description: A quiet, natural setting for campers wishing to experience true nature. Visitors can enjoy Malady Head day-use area, hike, or visit the picturesque Eastport Peninsula. Amenities: Individual firepits, playground, kitchen shelters, dumping station, water fill-up station, washrooms with flush toilets, hot water/ showers, hiking trail, short drive from Eastport Peninsula’s sandy beaches, picturesque fishing villages/historic museums/hiking trails. BACKCOUNTRY CAMPSITES 27 Sites, May 18–Oct 10 Loc: Southwest Arm just off Route 1; Buckley’s Cove, 3 km hike from Visitor Centre; Minchin Cove and South Broad Cove accessible by hiking, kayaking, or you can arrange for drop-off by boat; Beachy Pond and Dunphy’s Pond or Dunphy’s Island can be reached by hiking and canoe. Description: Pristine, secluded, primitive campsites for hikers and/or boating enthusiasts. Short/long hike, canoe, kayak/boat drop-off. Register at Visitor Centre. Amenities: Pristine, secluded campsites available with minimal facilities: tent pads, bear poles, portable stoves must be used, campfires only at Minchin’s Cove and South Broad Cove. We recommend boiling all drinking water.

NEWMAN SOUND CAMPGROUND cc½ (F) / ccc (R) 100 Semi-serviced, 197 unserviced sites, May 18– Oct 10 Loc: Newman Sound, 2 km off Route 1 Description: Located in the heart of Terra Nova National Park, Newman Sound campground is a large serviced campground ideal for families. Amenities: Grocery store, laundry, kids’ activity centre/playgrounds, communal firepits, interpretive programs, kitchen shelters, dumping station, electrical hookup, water fill-up/drinking water, washrooms with flush toilets/hot water and showers, 3 hiking trails, walking distance to outdoor theatre, campfire circle, wi-fi hotspots, payphone.

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Eastport, Route 310 (O20) HAROLD W. DUFFETT SHRINERS RV PARK ccc (F) / c½ (R) 32 95 Seasonal, 52 transient, 6 tent sites, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: 11 km from Route 1 T: (709) 677 2438 / 424 6119 F: (709) 677 2438 TF: (877) 313 2322 E: eastportrvpark@nf.aibn.com W: shrinersparkeastport.com Description: Located between Sandringham and Eastport, 23 km from Terra Nova Golf Resort. Amenities: Mini-golf, shuffle board, laundry, accessible washrooms, recreation centre, showers, beaches nearby, 30- and 50-amp hookups, wi-fi, fitness centre, kids’ playground, gazebo, dumping station, communal firepit, horseshoe and ring toss. $$: Unserviced $21, 30-amp service $34, 50-amp service $37, weekly/ monthly/seasonal rates. CC: V, MC, AE.


Attractions & Adventures Baie Verte, Route 410 (I12) BAIE VERTE PENINSULA MINER’S MUSEUM & INFORMATION CENTRE 349 A “tunnel” displays and illustrates the life of a miner from the late 1800s to present day. The Norm Peters Room Exhibit is named for a prospector many years ago from our neck of the woods. Season: Jul 6–Aug 31, Mon– Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 10am–5:30pm Loc: #319 Route 410 T: (709) 532 8090 F: (709) 532 4166 E: baievertepeda@nf.aibn.com W: bit.ly/1unVZGd $$: $2, family $5. Fleur de Lys, Route 410 (H12) DORSET SOAPSTONE QUARRY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 97 Only known soapstone outcrop in the Northern Hemisphere that preserves evidence of PalaeoEskimo vessel carvings dating back 1,600 years. Season: Jul 1–Sep 15, other times call for appointment Loc: 24 Dorset Trail T: (709) 253 3131 F: (709) 253 2146 Off-Season F: (709) 253 3475 E: fleurdelys@xplornet.ca W: bit.ly/ViLSDs $$: Adult $3, child $1.

La Scie, Route 414 (I14) BOONE’S HILL TRAIL F Beautiful, scenic location overlooking La Scie. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 414 T: (709) 675 2266 / 2303 F: (709) 675 2168 E: townoflascie@eastlink.ca FRENCH SHORE LOOKOUT F On the French Shore, enjoy whale watching, annual capelin run at Island Cove Park Beach, fishing fleet leaving scenic La Scie Harbour. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Off Route 414 T: (709) 675 2266 / 2303 F: (709) 675 2168 E: townoflascie@eastlink.ca HISTORICAL CAPE ST. JOHN 4F Cape St. John is the start of the 1783 French Shore, Petit Nord. View of Gull Island, disaster sites of The Queen of Swansea. American radar base in 1950s. Great for viewing icebergs. Season: Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: Off Route 414 T: (709) 675 2266 / 2303 F: (709) 675 2168 E: townoflascie@eastlink.ca LOOKOUT TRAIL F Wonderful heritage walking trail overlooking the town and the ocean. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 414 T: (709) 675 2266 / 2303 F: (709) 675 2168 E: townoflascie@eastlink.ca OUTPORT MUSEUM, TEA ROOM, AND CRAFT SHOP 9 Built in the early 1940s this 2-storey house is an authentic example of post living. Filled with décor of that period – get a sense of what life was like. French Shore artifacts. Season: Jun 1– Sep 15, Mon–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun 9am–6pm Loc: 103 Water Street T: (709) 566 2090 Off-Season T/F: (709) 675 2432 E: outportmuseum@gmail. com W: outportmuseum.homestead.com $$: Museum free. CC: MC, V.

FLEUR DE LYS TRAILS The heart of Iceberg Alley offers 4 trails with breathtaking scenery: Spotted Point Trail, Hummocks Trail, Ocean View Trail, Fleur-de-lys Lookout. Take along your lunch and camera. Season: Jul 1–Sep 15 Loc: End of Route 410 T: (709) 253 3131 F: (709) 253 2146 Off-Season F: (709) 253 3475 E: fleurdelys@xplornet.ca W: bit.ly/ViLSDs

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King’s Point, Route 391 (K12) ALEXANDER MURRAY HIKING TRAIL F This 8-km trail takes you 1,100 feet in elevation to a breathtaking view of Green Bay and the Gaff Topsails. View 3 waterfalls and a 600-foot gorge, 2,200 man-made steps in total. Season: May 28–Oct 31; May 28–Sep 7 personnel on-site daily 9am–5pm Loc: Main Street T: (709) 268 2848 / 2273 E: larrythomas66@hotmail.com $$: Donations accepted toward trail upkeep. CC: e-Transfer. DOLPHIN SKELETON RECONSTRUCTION 3FTY T h e d o l p h i n s ke l e t o n w a s c a r e f u l l y reconstructed and is now displayed at King’s


Route 1, 30 km southwest of Springdale T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov. nl.ca W: www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/wer/r_ wbre/index.html $$: Researchers are required to have a permit.

KING’S POINT WHALE PAVILION 3 52-foot humpback whale skeleton on display with interpretation video and signage. Season: Jun 21–Sep 11, 11am–6pm Loc: 24A Bayside Drive T: (709) 481 3006 / 867 2034 F: (709) 268 2216 E: lorneclarke@eastlink.ca W: townofkingspoint.com $$: Adult $5, child (12 and under) free.

Robert’s Arm, Route 380 (K13) HAZELNUT HIKING AND ADVENTURE TRAIL F Keep an eye out for “Cressie” Loch Ness Monster. Season: May 1–Nov 30 Loc: 24 km from Route 1 T: (709) 652 3331 F: (709) 652 3079 E: townofrobertsarm@eastlink.ca T’Railway

Springdale, Route 390 (K13) GEORGE HUXTER ATTRACTIONS T Come view Atlantic salmon jump the falls on our scheduled salmon river. Season: May 23– Sep 19 Loc: Little Bay Road T: (709) 673 3808 / 3439 F: (709) 673 4969 E: park.springdale@ gmail.com W: townofspringdale.ca H.C. GRANT HERITAGE MUSEUM 579 A collection of artifacts found in the Springdale area which are displayed in one of the oldest houses in Springdale owned by Mr. Harvey Grant, the first Mayor of Springdale. Season: Jul 1–Aug 15, 11am–3pm Loc: Main Street T: (709) 673 3439 / 668 0991 F: (709) 673 4969 E: recreation@townofspringdale.ca W: townofspringdale.ca INDIAN RIVER WALKING TRAILS 5.6-km trail system following the beautiful Indian River that leads to a 15,000-acre, flourishing, coastal estuary. Season: May 31–Oct 31 Loc: Riverwood Drive, 2 entrances T: (709) 673 3439 / 668 0991 F: (709) 673 4969 E: recreation@townofspringdale.ca W: townofspringdale.ca ROB CLARKE MOTORSPORTS INC. FTY Experience Newfoundland’s backcountry by snowmobile, ATV, and UTV. Rent and ride or guided tour. ATV/UTV tours from Port aux Basques to east coast. Half-day tours. Snowmobile tours. Group bookings. 10 people on snowmobile and 8 people on UTV. Season: Snowmobile tours and rentals Jan 1–May 1, ATV / UTV tours and rentals Jun 1–Dec 1 Loc: 13 Walnut Road T: (709) 673 2688 / 7056 E: robclarke@live.com W: robclarkemotorsports. ca $$: Call or email. CC: MC, V. WEST BROOK ECOLOGICAL RESERVE This 10.74-km2 red pine site is situated at the headwaters of West Brook. Red pine is presently the rarest indigenous coniferous tree species in Newfoundland. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Near

Pilley’s Island, Route 380 (K14) PILLEY’S ISLAND HERITAGE MUSEUM 9 A collection of artifacts found in Pilley’s Island displayed in the old United Church School and United Church. Season: Jun 27–Sep 9, Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 1pm–5pm Loc: 21 Harbour View Road T: (709) 652 3790 / 896 2070 E: betty_ traverse@yahoo.ca W: bit.ly/1osfvz5 $$: Adult $2, youth $1, child (under 12) free. Beaumont, Route 380 (J14) BEAVER POND SWIMMING PARK F Beautiful, scenic park with beach starting with shallow water, gets deeper as you go out. Floating dock. Change rooms, picnic tables, unsupervised. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Beaumont T: (709) 264 3271 F: (709) 264 3191 E: beaumont@xplornet.ca LONG ISLAND BEOTHUK TRAIL F See whales, icebergs, bald eagles, osprey, and numerous seabirds. A panoramic view of the whole of Green Bay South. Season: Jun 1–Dec 1 Loc: Beaumont T: (709) 264 3271 F: (709) 264 3191 E: beaumont@xplornet.ca BL: bit. ly/1IkR4wk

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Point Pottery. Season: Apr 1–Nov 1 Loc: 27 Bayside Drive T/F: (709) 268 2216 E: info@ kingspointpottery.com W: kingspointpottery. com BL: kingspointpotteryfinegallery.blogspot. com $$: Free. CC: MC, V.


LONG ISLAND CO-OP HERITAGE AND OUTDOOR REST AREA 793F Historic co-op store rebuilt in 1957 is part of the co-operative movement in Newfoundland. Season: Jul 1–Sep 30, daily 9am–5pm Loc: Beaumont T: (709) 264 3177 / 3271 F: (709) 264 3191 E: beaumont@xplornet.ca Triton, Route 380 (K14) MAPLE RIDGE HIKING TRAIL Beautifully designed trail, entrance has outdoor swimming pool, boat launch, public pier, and camping area. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Brighton Road T: (709) 263 2264 / 2250 F: (709) 263 2381 E: townoftriton@eastlink.ca W: townoftriton.ca $$: Free. Grand Falls-Windsor

Bishop’s Falls to Norris Arm. Allow 8 hours. Season: Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: Badger T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks Buchans Junction, Route 370 (N11) MARY MARCH WILDERNESS ADVENTURE F Licenced guided wilderness tours: 9.5-km hiking trails, canoe, kayak, powerboat, ATV, snowmobiling adventures, photography, wildlife, and fishing tours. Season: May 15–Sep 10 Loc: Route 370, 47 km from Badger T: (709) 672 7074 / 7777 E: steveharris007@yahoo.ca $$: Call. CC: MC, V. Millertown, Route 370 (N11) INDIAN POINT BEOTHUK INTERPRETATION SITE F Interpretation panels tell the story of the Beothuk and the artifacts that were found on this site. Visit the reconstructed mamateek and smoke house. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Route 370 T/F: (709) 852 4256 E: rilhs@live.ca $$: Donation box. LEWIS MILLER ROOM MUSEUM 9F The museum displays history of Millertown through photos, artifacts, and interesting information boards. Season: Jul 1–Sep 2, Tue– Sun 10am–5pm Loc: 1 School Hill T/F: (709) 852 4256 E: rilhs@live.ca $$: Donation box.

TRITON SPERM WHALE PAVILION 2 A 40-foot skeleton of a deep-diving sperm whale. This was the first whale skeleton to be assembled in the whale tour network. Season: Jul 1–Sep 8, 10am–8pm Loc: 12A Main Street T: (709) 263 2264 / 2250 F: (709) 263 2381 E: townoftriton@eastlink.ca W: townoftriton.ca $$: $5. Badger, Route 1 (M13) ATV RAILBED TOURS 4 Experience the trip of a lifetime on the Rock while riding your ATV (or ‘quad’ as they are known in Newfoundland). Cap: 1–14 Season: Jun 15–Oct 15 Loc: 24 Maple Street T: (506) 351 1781 / 290 4255 E: atvtours@nbnet.nb.ca W: outatimetours.com $$: 1 person $1,695, 2 people (same bike) $1,395. T’RAILWAY PROVINCIAL PARK– EXPLOITS VALLEY TRAIL A 2-leg trail. Leg 1: 26 km between Badger and Grand Falls-Windsor. Allow 6 hours. Leg 2: 38 km from Grand Falls-Windsor through

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VICTORIA OUTFITTERS AND TOURS FY Island-wide touring, whale watching, sightseeing, wilderness tours, hiking, birdwatching, cultural, and city tours. Cap: 2–12 Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Millertown T: (709) 745 1048 / 293 0534 F: (709) 745 5452 E: devans@ victoriaoutfitters.com W: victoriaoutfitters.com $$: Call. CC: MC, V. Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) CORDUROY BROOK NATURE TRAIL FT This network of trails and bridges can be accessed and enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Plants, birds, and other wildlife are abundant. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Numerous access points T: (709) 489 3900 / 486 4691 F: (709) 489 6625 E: corduroybrook@nf.sympatico.ca W: corduroybrook.org $$: Free. GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR SKI TRAILS We have 0.5-km, 1.5-km, 2.5-km, 5.5-km, and 7-km groomed ski trails. After your ski, drop into our newly renovated ski hut and enjoy some hot chocolate. Season: Dec 1–Mar 31 Loc: Various locations T: (709) 489 0450 / 0472 F: (709) 489 0454 E: dnichols@grandfallswindsor. com W: grandfallswindsor.com


MARY MARCH PROVINCIAL MUSEUM 39FT See the span of central Newfoundland’s history from the ancient aboriginal cultures to 20th century industrial development. Season: May 2–Oct 4, Mon–Sat 9am–4:30pm; Sun & Jul 1, 12pm–4:30pm Loc: 24 St. Catherine Street T: (709) 292 4522 / 757 8077 F: (709) 292 4526 E: conniepenton@therooms.ca W: therooms.ca/ mmpm $$: Call. Bishop’s Falls

RAFTING NEWFOUNDLAND 2FTY Our Badger Chute rafting offers a truly unforgettable rafting experience for families and groups. Our day tour includes a meal. Season: May 15–Sep 20, daily 11am & 5pm Loc: Route 1 at Aspen Brook, 20 km west of Grand Falls-Windsor T: (709) 486 0892 E: info@ riverfrontchalets.ca W: riverfrontchalets.ca BL: www.riverfrontchalets.ca/blog $$: Day tour: adult $109, child (5–12) $89. Evening tour: adult $99, child (5–12) $79. Riverfront Chalets Snowmobile Tours The perfect winter getaway. Explore Hodges Hill or the Gaff Topsails. Cap: 16 (max 2 per machine) Season: Jan 1–Apr 30, 10am–6pm, based on snow conditions $$: Hodges Hill $50, Gaff Topsails $70; snowmobile rentals start at $189. CC: MC, V, AE. SALMONID INTERPRETATION CENTRE 34 Exhibits on history, biology, ecology, and habitat of Atlantic salmon. Underwater viewing windows and other live exhibits. Restaurant and gift shop. Season: Jun 16–Sep 15, 8am–8pm Loc: 100 Taylor Road T: (709) 489 7350 F: (709) 489 2763 E: fred.parsons@nf.sympatico.ca W:

exploitsriver.ca $$: Season pass: adult $9, child $7; day pass: adult $6.50, youth $3.50, child $3. CC: AE, V, MC. THE GWENOLYN COOPER ART GALLERY 3FT Visit our permanent collection of Newfoundland and Labrador art featuring works by David Blackwood, Christopher and Mary Pratt, and more. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; Mon & Fri 9am–6pm; Tue–Thu 9am–8pm; Sat 1pm–5pm Loc: 3 Cromer Avenue T: (709) 292 4518 / 4520 F: (709) 292 4521 E: rlodge@ar tsandculturecentre.com W: artsandculturecentre.com CC: MC, V. Bishop’s Falls, Route 1 (M14) BISHOP’S FALLS HERITAGE CENTRE 39 Heritage museum exhibiting railway, logging, community, and sports. Crafts and gif t shop. Season: Jul 1–Sep 15, daily 10am–6pm, closed lunch 1pm–2pm Loc: 5 Station Road T: (709) 258 7245 Off-Season T: (709) 258 5301 E: dougtucker@nf.aibn.com W: bit.ly/1BbNdwY $$: $2. BISHOP’S FALLS TRESTLE Former railway trestle, now a boardwalk. Spanning 927 feet across the Exploits River, it is the longest trestle in Newfoundland– even longer than the Titanic! Built in 1901. Illuminated each night. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Riverside Drive T: (709) 258 6581 F: (709) 258 6346 E: info@bishopsfalls.ca W: bishopsfalls.ca CC: MC, V. BROOKDALE ADVENTURES Located in the heart of the Wild and Free Exploits Valley. Seasonal adventure snowmobiling and sightseeing tours and packages arranged through local tour operators. Season: Jan 1– Dec 31 Loc: Exit 21 from Route 1 T: (709) 258 7377 / 5500 F: (709) 258 7378 TF: (888) 502 7665 E: brookdale@email.com W: brookdaleinn.com CC: AE, MC, V. Route 360 (PQRS 15-18) BAY DU NORD WILDERNESS RESERVE Roadless 2,895-km2 wilderness in southeastern Newfoundland. Wildlife populations and plant communities thrive with little or no disturbances from humans. Access via hiking trails and canoe route. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Between Routes 360, 1 & 210 T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: bit.ly/1IfIjPu $$: Wilderness Reserve access permit required. Available free of charge.

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GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR WALKING TRAILS Come and enjoy a walk on one of our designated walking trails. The trails are 3.3 km–10.5 km in length. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Various locations T: (709) 489 0450 / 0472 F: (709) 489 0454 E: dnichols@grandfallswindsor. com W: grandfallswindsor.com


Jct. Routes 360 & 361 (S13) MI’KMAQ DISCOVERY CENTRE Built to honour and promote the region, depicting the stories of persons who lived and travelled throughout the region, including the Mi’kmaq of Conne River. Season: May 30–Sep 9, 9am–6pm Loc: Junction Route 360-361 T: (709) 538 8776 / 882 2470 F: (709) 882 2292 TF: (866) 882 2470 E: tcr@mfngov.ca W: miawpukektourism.ca $$: Donations accepted. CC: MC, V. Conne River, Route 365 (S14) MIAWPUKEK CULTURE AND FAMILY RECREATION PARK We provide a number of activities that is sure to attract a wide range of people who are interested in aboriginal culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. Season: May 1–Sep 11, 9am–6pm Loc: Conne River T: (709) 882 2470 F: (709) 882 2292 E: tcr@mfngov.ca W: miawpukektourism.ca $$: Free. Harbour Breton, Route 360 (T13) DEADMAN’S COVE BEACH & TRAIL 7 Visit and learn of treasure and floating homes. Relax on the sandy beach to the sounds of the sea. Walk the 2-km scenic coastal trail and see Arctic terns. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Deadman’s Cove Road T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail. com W: harbourbreton.com GUN HILL LOOKOUT 7 A short hike to the summit of Gun Hill will reward you with a panoramic view of Harbour Breton Bay fjord. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road North T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail. com W: harbourbreton.com LION’S CLUB PLAYGROUND Fully-equipped, fenced playground. Located next to the Lion’s Club and Harbour Breton War Memorial. Season: May 1–Sep 7, 10am–9pm Loc: Canada Drive T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail. com W: harbourbreton.com MILE POND BOARDWALK This 2-km trail takes you around a scenic pond and to a coastal trail. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 360 T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail.com W: harbourbreton.com ROCKY POINT LIGHTHOUSE 7 Walk the scenic trail with Harbour Breton Bay Fjord as your backdrop and learn about life at the lighthouse. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc:

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South side of Harbour Breton T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@ hotmail.com W: harbourbreton.com SUNNY COTTAGE HERITAGE CENTRE 579 Large Queen Anne-style house built in 1907 by local merchant. Rooms on various local community themes, including resettlement, and the families that occupied the house until 1996. Season: Jun 27–Sep 2 Loc: Route 360 to Harbour Breton and cross the bridge, turn right at the next intersection T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail. com W: sunnycottage.harbourbreton.com Harbour Breton

THE ELLIOTT PREMISES 3 Marina, performing arts venue, visitor information kiosk, gift shop, café, and interpretation centre. Season: Jul 1–Aug 31 Loc: 33–37 Elliott Drive T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail. com W: harbourbreton.com Belleoram, Route 363 (T15) IRON SKULL MOUNTAIN HIKING TRAIL F Breathtaking scenery 1,129 feet above sea level. Highest mountain in Fortune Bay. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 363 T: (709) 881 7371 / 6161 F: (709) 881 6161 E: belleoram1946@yahoo.ca JOHN CLUETT HERITAGE HOUSE F The oldest structure in Fortune Bay, dating back to 1844. Items on display from the 1800s. Season: Jul 1–Sep 1, 10am–5pm Loc: Route 363 T: (709) 881 7371 / 6161 F: (709) 881 6161 E: belleoram1946@yahoo.ca Botwood, Route 350 (M15) BOTWOOD HERITAGE PARK, MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE 9F WWII seaplane base, P.B.Y. Catalina aircraft. Heritage and aviation museum, archive, European explorers, hospital, railway, shipping,


WALKING TRAILS OF BOTWOOD F Four interconnected trails: Killick Island Walk featuring WWII bunkers, Lighthouse Point seaside walk, the Old Railway Link seaside walk, and King Ridge Lookout. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 350 T: (709) 257 3022 / 3331 F: (709) 257 3330 E: botwoodtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com W: town.botwood.nl.ca Northern Arm, Route 352 (L15) GREEN VALLEY FARM Farm stand, pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, fresh produce. Season: May 24–Oct 31, office hours 9am–5pm Loc: Northern Arm Brook Resource Road T: (709) 257 4881 E: deana@greenvalleyfarm.ca W: greenvalleyfarm.ca CC: MC, V. Point Leamington, Route 350 (L15) MILL RIVER F Large salmon river next to day park and trailer park. Must have salmon licence. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, check for salmon river opening dates Loc: Route 350 at the entrance to Point Leamington T: (709) 484 3421 F: (709) 484 3556 E: ptleamington@nf.aibn.com

Glovers Harbour, Route 350 (K14) GLOVERS HARBOUR GIANT SQUID INTERPRETATION SITE 3F A life-sized replica of the 55-foot long giant squid caught along the shore here in 1878, and now on a Canada Post stamp. Interpretation centre, gift store, history, picnic area. Season: Jun 30–Sep 17, daily 11am–7pm Loc: Main Street T/F: (709) 483 2325 E: lillyburton@ sympatico.ca $$: Free. Leading Tickles, Route 350 (K15) BEAR HEAD LOOKOUT F A trail to this 200-foot lookout to view icebergs and whales. Binoculars available. Season: May 17–Sep 3 Loc: Ocean View Park T: (709) 486 7782 F: (709) 483 2185 E: leadingtickles@nf.aibn.com EAST TICKLE TRAIL F Approximately a 3-km hike. The trail is marked with signs. Visit the historic Catholic cemetery. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Off Route 350 T: (709) 486 7782 F: (709) 483 2185 E: leadingtickles@ nf.aibn.com Bay of Exploits

OTTER POND PARK BOARDWALK F 1.5-km boardwalk around Otter Pond. Ideal for birdwatchers, nature lovers, etc. Picnic area. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 350 T: (709) 484 3421 F: (709) 484 3556 E: ptleamington@ nf.aibn.com POINT LEAMINGTON HERITAGE INTERPRETATION CENTRE 39 This museum preserves the past and present history of our community. Many pictures, artifacts, videos, tapes, and displays bring the past back to life. Season: Late June until after Labour Day weekend Loc: 1 Main Street T: (709) 484 3421 F: (709) 484 3556 E: ptleamington@ nf.aibn.com W: bit.ly/1uo79ee $$: Free. ROWSELL’S HILL NATURE TRAIL F Hiking and nature trail. A path has been cut up the side of a hill with steps and walkway over muddy areas. Season: May 1–Sep 30 Loc: Route 350 T: (709) 484 3421 F: (709) 484 3556 E: ptleamington@nf.aibn.com $$: Free.

JACK WARD MEMORIAL GENERAL STORE HERITAGE CENTRE This building has been restored to bring you back to the way business was done in the olden days. Enjoy a cup of coffee while sitting on the veranda for a chance to see icebergs and whales. Season: May 22–Jun 19, weekends only; Jun 20–Sep 5, daily Loc: 7 Parsons Hill Road T: (709) 483 2180 / 2182 F: (709) 483 2185 E: leadingtickles@nf.aibn.com W: bit.ly/1oH4G6o OCEAN VIEW PARK ATTRACTIONS F Natural scenic park remembered for its cleanliness. Great place for a family picnic. Hiking trails and playground. Season: May 14– Sep 3 Loc: Park Road T: (709) 486 7782 F: (709) 483 2185 E: leadingtickles@nf.aibn.com Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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aboriginal displays, antiques snowmobiles, flight simulators. Season: Jun 20 –Sep 30, daily 10am–8pm Loc: Air Base Place T: (709) 257 2839 / 3331 F: (709) 257 3330 E: botwoodtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com W: town. botwood.nl.ca $$: Adult: $4, both museums $6; student: $2, both $3. CC: MC, V.


OCEANSIDE NATURE TRAIL F A 3-km, moderately strenuous coastal trail. Follows the coastline, lookouts and rest stops along the way. A great view of the ocean and a chance to view icebergs and whales. Season: May 1–Oct 15 Loc: Park Road, Route 350 T: (709) 486 7782 F: (709) 483 2185 E: leadingtickles@nf.aibn.com Norris Arm, Route 351 (M15) FOX MOTH MUSEUM 9 Take a step back in Norris Arm’s history. From logging to an airport hangar, includes craft shop. Palaeo-Eskimo artifact display. Season: Jun 29–Sep 4, Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 1:30pm–5pm Loc: 202 Citizen’s Drive T: (709) 653 2350 Off-Season T: (709) 653 2519 E: foxmothmuseum@gmail.com W: foxmothmuseum.com $$: $2, family and group rates. CC: V. PETE BARRETT CRAFT F Experience central Newfoundland, Exploits River. Fall, winter, spring. Craft and outdoor adventures. Hiking and snowshoeing combined with craft retreats. Metal, clay, and fiber art. Season: Sep 15–Jun 1, daily 7am–9pm Loc: 26 Sandy Point Road T: (709) 938 7444 E: petebarrettcraft@gmail.com W: petebarrettcraft.com $$: Cost based on time and supplies. CC: V. T’RAILWAY PROVINCIAL PARK– COBB’S CORRIDOR 120 km between Norris Arm and Glovertown. The trail has been resurfaced and is in good condition between Norris Arm and Gambo. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Norris Arm T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov. nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks Notre Dame Junction, Route 1 (M16) NOTRE DAME PROVINCIAL PARK Nestled in the lush forests of central Newfoundland, this 133-hectare park borders the serene waters of Junction Pond. An ideal choice for the family. Season: Mid-May–MidSep, open winter for cross-country skiing Loc: Notre Dame Junction T: (709) 535 2379 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: bit.ly/1KmpvCb $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) BY THE BAY MUSEUM 93F Exhibits of Lewisporte and area history in sawmill/logging, WWI and WWII, women, railway/coastal boat, pioneer doctors, 28-foot hand-hooked rug, oral history collection, outdoor exhibits. Season: Jun 15–Aug 30, Mon–Thu 10am–7pm, Fri & Sat

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10am–4pm Loc: 235 Main Street T/F: (709) 535 1911 E: lewisporteheritage@hotmail.com $$: Free. CC: MC, V, AE. CANOE HILL ADVENTURES F High-quality sea kayaking adventures on the Bay of Exploits. Single-day and multiday tours. Rentals available. Certified Paddle Canada training offered throughout the season. Season: May 15–Aug 31, daily Loc: 150 Main Street, Laurenceton T: (709) 424 0423 / 541 6242 E: info@canoehilladventures.nl.ca W: canoehilladventures.nl.ca $$: Vary. CC: MC, V. CARIBOU ADVENTURE TOURS Wildlife safaris and hikes to view caribou (100% success) and moose. Biologist guide. Mount Peyton hikes. Excellent guided salmon fly-fishing. Canoe/gear rentals and itineraries. Ages 4–84. Season: Jun 15–Sep 7 Loc: Indian Arm Lake T: (709) 569 2117 / 290 1602 E: caribou.adv@gmail.com W: cariboutour.com $$: Depends on group size and type of tour. CC: MC, V. TRAIN PARK AND HIKING TRAIL Authentic restored trains. Walking trail and picnic areas. Interior opened at special request. Season: Jun 30–Aug 30, daily Loc: 477 Main Street T: (709) 535 2737 / 2525 F: (709) 535 2695 E: derek@lewisportecanada.com W: lewisportecanada.com $$: Donations accepted. MUSSEL BED BOAT TOURS 4F Cruise to historic Exploits Island aboard the Beothuk Explorer catamaran. Ocean fish for many species, cook mussels or your catch on beach or a in a quiet cove. Charters available. Cap: 4–12 Season: Jun 15–Oct 1, daily 9am–6pm; dates flexible depending on ice and weather Loc: Lewisporte and Little Burnt Bay marinas T: (709) 535 2626 / 571 5050 E: grahamjwood@hotmail.com $$: Full day $600, half day $300, 2-hour cruise $40. Charter rates negotiable. CC: V. Campbellton, Route 340 (L16) CAMPBELLTON BERRY FARM F Dedicated to producing the best u-pick strawberries, raspberries, and blackcurrants. Located on the tip of a small peninsula once frequented by Maritime Archaic Indians. Season: Early Jul–Late Sep, daily 8am–6pm during the fruiting season Loc: Route 340, near Michael’s Harbour T: (709) 261 2739 / 541 0825 F: (709) 261 2322 E: campbelltonberry@nfupick. com $$: See Facebook or call. CC: MC, V.


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parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks CC: MC, V. Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) AUK ISLAND WINERY 32FT Wines made with Newfoundland berries. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; peak season: daily 9:30am – 6:30 pm; of f-season: Mon – Fri 9:30am–4.30pm Loc: 29 Durrell Street T: (709) 884 2707 / 2845 F: (709) 884 2237 TF: (877) 639 4637 E: danny@aukislandwinery.com W: aukislandwinery.com CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. CAPTAIN DAVE’S FISHING & PERSONALIZED TOURS FT Let Captain Dave, a Coast Guard-Certified skipper and commercial fisherman, give you a fishing experience to remember. Cap: 2+ Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Main Tickle Causeway T: (709) 884 2485 / 5925 F: (709) 884 5226 E: primeberth@gmail.com W: primeberth. com $$: Adult $50 for cod fishing, icebergs, whales, and lobster fishing. CC: V.

Boyd’s Cove, Route 340 (K17) BEOTHUK INTERPRETATION CENTRE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE 367FT Can you hear the trees whispering on the trail to a vanished village? Red Ochre, nails forged into spears, sacred offerings blowing in the wind. Listen and you’ll discover the stories of the Beothuk. Season: May 16–Oct 10, 9:30am–5pm Loc: Off Route 340 T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca $$: Adult $6, senior/student $4, youth $3, child (under 5) free. Season pass to all 11 Provincial Historic Sites $15. CC: MC, V. Moreton’s Harbour, Route 345 (K16) MORETON’S HARBOUR MUSEUM 9 Fisherman’s room, telegraph equipment, and news books. Mementos from WWI and WWII. Vintage wedding dresses, Waterloo stove, and Jubilee Farm room are some of the attractions. Season: Jun–Sep, Wed–Sun 9am–5pm Loc: Route 345 T: (709) 684 2353 / 2351 E: veboyd@hotmail.com W: bit.ly/1SE6XPK $$: Donations accepted. Virgin Arm, Route 340 (K17) DILDO RUN PROVINCIAL PARK 3 Provides visitors with an ideal central location for viewing all of New World Island. Black Head Trail This 2-km trail leads to a lookout with an expansive view of the many islands in Dildo Run. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 629 3350 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E:

CODJACKS COVE TRAIL Approximately 6–8 km of rugged coastline, rock formations, sea stacks, geology, and great beaches. Level 3–4. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec–Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred.bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: twillingatetourism.ca $$: Donations accepted. FRENCH BEACH TRAIL Approximately 6–8 km of rugged coastline, rock formations, sea stacks, hole in the wall and great beaches. Level 3–4. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec–Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred.bridger@nf.sympatico. ca W: twillingatetourism.ca $$: Donations accepted. ICEBERG MAN TOURS FTY Twillingate’s first boat tour (est. 1985). See icebergs, whales, dolphins, seabirds, and the beautiful coastline aboard M.V. Iceberg Alley. Join us for an authentically rich experience! Cap: 20 Season: May 1–Sep 30, 9:30am, daily 1pm & 4pm Loc: 50A Main Street T: (709) 884 2242 / 2317 F: (709) 884 5575 TF: (800) 611 2374 E: info@icebergtours.ca W: icebergtours.ca BL: icebergtours.ca/news $$: Adult $50, child $25, child (under 2) free, group and senior rates, taxes included. CC: MC, V, AE. ICEBERG QUEST OCEAN TOURS 2FTY New foundland’s award-winning boat tour. Iceberg Capital of the World. Majestic humpback whales. Elegant seabirds. Mammoth Greenland icebergs. Fine crafts and designs. Canvas Cove Bistro local cuisine. Private Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Birchy Bay, Route 340 (L17) OVER THE TOP MUSEUM 9 Community museum and replica of winter tilts. Trail connected to local history leads to Jumpers Heads overlooking communities and Exploits Bay. Season: Jul 1–Aug 30, 10am–5pm Loc: 247 Main Street T: (709) 659 3221 / 3500 F: (709) 659 2121 E: office@birchybay.ca W: bit.ly/1sOaQpy $$: Adult $1.50, child $0.75.


charters available, bus tours welcome. Cap: 49 Season: May 1–Sep 30, 8:30am–8:30pm; peak season 9:30am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm Loc: Pier 52, Main Street T: (709) 884 1888 / 682 3690 F: (709) 579 8558 E: tours@icebergquest.com BL: icebergquest.com/blog CC: MC, V. LONG POINT LIGHTHOUSE 57 One of the most photographed landmarks on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Built in 1876 and newly renovated to house travelling exhibits. Season: May 24–Sep 30; Jul & Aug 10am–5:30pm; May, Jun & Sep 12pm–5pm Loc: Crow Head T: (709) 884 1467 / 3105 E: pearlgeiger@eastlink.ca W: twillingatetourism. ca $$: $7–$10. CC: MC, V, AE. Twlilingate

LONG POINT TO CUCKOLD POINT TRAIL Approximately 10 km. Lighthouse, viewing platform, rugged coastal, sea cave, great view of Twillingate, eagles nest, whales, and icebergs in season. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec–Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred.bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: twillingatetourism.ca LOWER LITTLE HARBOUR TRAIL Approximately 5 km to resettled community, winter home of Thomas Sugg, old root cellar, 30-foot natural arch, and beautiful Jones Cove. Level 2–3. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec–Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred.bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: twillingatetourism.ca $$: Donations accepted. OQ CLOSE ENCOUNTERS FTY2 Providing brag-worthy experience using our kayaks and Zodiac to offer unprecedented closeness to all that the Twillingate coastline has to offer. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, 9am–6pm, custom tours available Loc: 24 Path’s End T: (709) 422 1111 / 725 6619 E: info@oqcloseencounters. com W: oqcloseencounters.com $$: $60–$150, taxes included. CC: MC, V.

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PRIME BERTH– FISHING & HERITAGE CENTRE 3FT Fisherman’s wharf, bark pots, puncheons, splittin’ table, salt cod, dried squid, baby ducks and rabbits. Guided and self-guided tours, cod-splitting show. Outport photo gallery and audiovisual presentations. Many awards! Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, 9:30am–5pm, we live next to the gift store–knock on our back door if not in the store Loc: First buildings on Twillingate Island T: (709) 884 2485 / 5925 F: (709) 884 5226 E: primeberth@gmail.com W: primeberth.com $$: $5. CC: MC, V. SLEEPY COVE TRAIL 3-km moderate trail from Long Point Lighthouse to Lower Head, passes old copper mine and goes through Sea Breeze Park, past root cellars. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec–Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred.bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: twillingatetourism.ca $$: Donations accepted. SPENCER’S PARK TRAIL 2 trails: 1-km trail to a rocky beach and views of Back Harbour and Crow Head. Second trail goes to Gillis Cove. Access both from Spencer’s Park. Trail is moderate. Lava formation at Gillis Cove. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec– Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred. bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: twillingatetourism. ca $$: Donations accepted. TOP OF TWILLINGATE TRAIL 4 km to the highest point in Twillingate for a 360º view of the communities, shoreline, sea, and icebergs. Season: Hiking Apr–Dec; snowshoeing Dec–Apr Loc: Route 340 T: (709) 884 5683 E: fred.bridger@nf.sympatico.ca W: twillingatetourism.ca $$: Donations accepted. TWILLINGATE ADVENTURE TOURS 2FT See icebergs, whales, and seabirds on the 60-foot MV Daybreak. 2-hour guided cruise, experienced guides, complimentary coffee and beverages. Washroom and heated cabin. Cap: 35 Season: May 1–Sep 30, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm Loc: 128 Main Street T: (709) 884 5999 / 8838 F: (709) 884 5113 TF: (888) 447 8687 E: info@twillingateadventuretours.com CC: MC, V. TWILLINGATE MUSEUM 9 Former Anglican Church Rectory depicts life at the turn of the 20th century. Season: May 10–Oct 14, daily 9am–5pm; call for early spring and late fall hours Loc: Off Main Street, near St. Peter’s Anglican Church, North Side T: (709) 884 2825 Off-Season T: (709) 884 2044 E: info@ tmacs.ca W: tmacs.ca $$: Donations accepted. CC: V, MC, AE.


Fogo Island, Routes 333-334 (J18) via ferry from Farewell, Route 335 (K17) BLEAK HOUSE MUSEUM 3579FT Built in 1816 for John Slade, one of the most influential merchants in the Newfoundland fish trade. Original artifacts showcase how the merchant class lived during this era. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 32–36 North Shore Road, Fogo T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted. Tilting

BRETT HOUSE MUSEUM 57FT Constructed over 100 years ago, this beautiful home features hand-carved wood siding and needlework from the Brett family. Experience traditional mat-hooking by adding to a community mat. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 36 Brown’s Point Road, Joe Batt’s Arm, Route 334 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland. ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations. DWYER PREMISES 9FT A full range of buildings associated with the historic family-based in-shore fishery, consisting of a house, store, flakes, and stage. Events, such as kitchen parties, held here periodically. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 143 Main Road, Tilting, Route 334 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted, event fees vary.

EXPERIENCE FOGO 3FT Here visitors can relive the everyday life of Fogo from a century ago. The story of how these early settlers lived and worked told through exhibits and presentations. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 5–7 North Shore Road, Fogo T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted, event fees vary. FOGO ISLAND MARINE INTERPRETATION CENTRE 357FT A restored Fisherman’s Union Trading Co. store. Museum includes a cod liver oil factory and outbuildings. View displays of the Funk Islands bird colony, marine touch tank, and make a marine craft. Season: Jun 1–Sep, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 77–79 Harbour Drive, Seldom, Route 333 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Docking fee; small charge for public shower and laundry facilities. Museum donations accepted. FOGO ISLAND VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 3FT Offers information for visitors to Fogo Island and promotes local establishments, organizations, and events. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 70 Man O’War Cove Road, Stag Harbour, Route 333 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca FOGO WALKING & HIKING TRAILS FT Lion’s Den A 5.4-km coastal trek to 4 resettled communities. Waterman’s Brook Trail This 7.2km hiking trail overlooks Deep Bay. Fogo Head A 2.5-km trek overlooking Fogo. Brimstone Head This 0.5-km trail brings you to one of the Four Corners of the World. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road, Fogo T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca FORMER UNITED CHURCH CULTURAL GALLERY 57FT Constructed in 1877 by the Methodist. The church was closed in the mid-1990s and is now an art gallery and museum. Events held throughout the summer. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 2pm–6pm Loc: 52 Main Street, Fogo T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted, event fees vary.

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Durrell, Route 340 (J17) DURRELL MUSEUM & CRAFTS 9 The museum houses rifles, ALB uniforms, and community artifacts from the late 1800s and early 1900s. There is also a mounted polar bear exhibit. Internet access. View icebergs from Museum Hill. Season: Jun 6–Oct 3, daily 9am–5pm Loc: 17 Museum Road T: (709) 884 5391 / 2780 E: anniemaryblake@hotmail.com W: manl.nf.ca/durrellmuseum $$: Adult $3, child $1.50, MANL members free. Group rates.


JOE BATT’S POINT TRAIL FT Scenic coastal views, with icebergs often visible during season. See the Great Auk monument, the Long Studio. Picnic area, ballpark and playground at start of trail. A moderate, 4.6km, round-trip hike. Season: Jan 1- Dec 31 Loc: Southside Road, Joe Batt’s Arm, Route 334 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca LANE HOUSE MUSEUM 579FT A guided tour of the oldest house in Tilting and the surrounding area. The most outstanding feature is the unique spiral staircase, built by cooper Augustin MacNamara. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 23 Kelly’s Island Road, Tilting, Route 334 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted. MARCONI WIRELESS INTERPRETATION CENTRE 3FT Interpretative panels tell the story how wireless technology kept those in the fishery safe, prosperous, and in touch. Guided tour available; sessions on kite making and flying also offered. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm; check for kite times / dates Loc: 15 Pickett’s Extension, Fogo T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted. OLD POST OFFICE FT Operated from 1908–1969. Has been a home, grocery store, storage shed, woodshed, and now a museum. Part of the tour that begins at the Lane House Museum. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–6pm Loc: 6 Post Office Lane, Tilting, Route 334 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted. SCHOOL HOUSE MUSEUM 57FT Opened in 1888, used until 1969 by Fogo’s Roman Catholic parish, and attended by students from Grades 1–11. It houses many original artifacts used during the school’s operation. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–2pm Loc: 4 Silver Street, Fogo T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca $$: Donations accepted, event fees vary. TILTING REGISTERED HERITAGE DISTRICT 57FT Come visit Newfoundland and Labrador’s first Heritage District and experience a traditional fishing village with rich Irish culture. Also

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designated as National Cultural Landscape District in 2003. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Tilting, Route 334 T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@townoffogoisland. ca W: townoffogoisland.ca TURPIN’S TRAIL, TILTING FT A moderate 8.5-km walk/hike with views of majestic icebergs and rugged coastline. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 334, Tilting T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca Gander, Route 1 (M17) COBB’S POND ROTARY PARK/TRAIL 3FT Enjoy the fresh air and scenery as you walk the 4-km boardwalk through a wooded area. Beach volleyball court, kids’ play area, tranquil rest area, and washrooms. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Off Route 330 T: (709) 651 5927 / 5936 F: (709) 256 4195 E: ksceviour@gandercanada. com W: gandercanada.com $$: Free. COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES FT A reminder of the ideals and sacrifices made by the men and women of Canada and the Commonwealth on our behalf. Season: May 20–Nov 20, daily during daytime Loc: Route 1, 3.5 km east of Gander T: (709) 651 5927 / 5936 F: (709) 256 4195 E: ksceviour@gandercanada. com W: gandercanada.com GANDER GOLF CLUB 2FT 18-hole golf course, bar, restaurant, practice green, and pro shop with power cart and club rentals. We cater to all your golfing needs. Season: May 1–Oct 15, daily 7am–dark Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 256 4653 / 4643 F: (709) 256 1933 Off-Season T: (709) 424 1004 TF: (877) 256 4650 E: gandergolfclub@nfld.net W: gandergolfclub.ca $$: $30–$55. CC: AE, V, MC. JOSEPH R. SMALLWOOD ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE–ART GALLERY The centre offers programming from the best that Newfoundland has to offer to diverse artists from Canada and abroad. Season: Jan– Jun, Mon–Fri 8:30am–6pm, Sat 12pm–6pm; Jul & Aug, Mon–Fri 8:30am–4pm Loc: 155 Airport Boulevard T: (709) 256 1078 / 1082 F: (709) 256 2731 E: bdove@artsandculturecentre.com W: artsandculturecentre.com CC: MC, V. NORTH ATLANTIC AVIATION MUSEUM 39FT Gander’s history from its beginning as the world’s largest airport, through its heyday as Crossroads of the World to the events of 9/11, including steel from the World Trade


FISHERMEN’S MUSEUM 579 Step back in time in this historic building built in 1910 by Sir William Coaker. Artifacts relating to the fishing industry, and a distinctive outside mural. Season: Jun 19–Aug 28, daily 11am–5pm Loc: Marine Drive T: (709) 655 2119 F: (709) 655 2064 E: bantinghti@nf.aibn.com W: musgraveharbour.com $$: $3. Gander

SILENT WITNESSES MEMORIAL FT Visit the Arrow Air crash site and a monument erected in memory of the 256 individuals who lost their lives on December 12, 1985. Season: May 20–Oct 31, daily during daylight hours Loc: 4 km east of Gander on Route 1 T: (709) 651 5927 / 5936 F: (709) 256 4195 E: ksceviour@ gandercanada.com W: gandercanada.com THOMAS HOWE DEMONSTRATION FOREST F Several km of self-guided and guided interpretation walks. A quiet picnic area provides spectacular views of Gander Lake. Visit our interpretation centre. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm; site is open on the weekend but not the interpretation building Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 256 4693 / 4489 E: info@ gandercanada.com W: bit.ly/1g8ggMf Carmanville, Route 330 (K18) WETLANDS INTERPRETATION CENTRE AND NATURE TRAIL 3 Interpretation centre exhibit focuses on the Bonavista North fire of 1961, culture/ecology of area. Surrounded by 4 km of walking trails. Birdwatching, craft shop, daily BBQ/canteen, wi-fi, picnic area, and trouting are all available. Season: Jul 1–Aug 27, daily 10am–6pm; times subject to change Loc: 330 Gander Bay Road T: (709) 534 2626 / 2814 F: (709) 534 2425 OffSeason T: (709) 534 2814 E: townofcarmanville@ nf.aibn.com W: bit.ly/1LFJXzD $$: Donations welcome. Musgrave Harbour, Route 330 (K19) BANTING MEMORIAL INTERPRETATION CENTRE 329 Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, died in a plane crash near the town during WWII. Come see the wreckage remains and a replica of this Hudson Bomber. Season: Jun 29–Aug 28, daily 11am–6pm Loc: Banting Memorial Municipal Park T: (709) 655 2119 F: (709) 655 2064 E: bantinghti@nf.aibn.com W: musgraveharbour.com $$: $3, child (12 and under) free.

Deadman’s Bay, Route 330 (L20) DEADMAN’S BAY PROVINCIAL PARK Beach of fine beige sand provides a fantastic early summer view of icebergs. Picnic sites and pit toilets. Look for shorebirds. Season: Early Jun–Early Oct Loc: 25 km south of Musgrave Harbour T: (709) 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks Newtown, New-Wes-Valley, Route 330 (L20) BARBOUR LIVING HERITAGE VILLAGE 579 Newtown, the Venice of Newfoundland. Imagine the past meeting the present! Meet characters from the past in our homes, school, fish stage, and gardens. Sealers Interpretation Centre Come aboard and experience “Life at the Front.” Step off the wharf and onto a schooner and relive the lives of the crew that manned them. Complete with interpretative displays. A true eye-opener! Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, 10am–6pm Loc: Newtown T: (709) 536 3220 F: (709) 536 3150 E: barboursite@nf.aibn.com W: barbour-site.com CC: AE, MC, V. Dover, Route 320 (N19) DOVER FAULT INTERPRETATION SITE FT A walkway with steps leads right up to the site. From there, you can see part of the fault line that marks the boundary between 2 ancient tectonic plates. Good view of Dover. Season: Jun–Aug, 9am–5pm Loc: 113 Wellington Road T: (709) 537 5837 / 2139 F: (709) 537 2190 E: townofdover@persona.ca W: townofdover.ca CC: MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Center. Season: Jan 5–Dec 24; Jun 1–Aug 31, daily 9am–7pm; off-season: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, hours are subject to change Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 256 2923 F: (709) 256 8561 E: info@northatlanticaviationmuseum.com W: northatlanticaviationmuseum.com $$: Adult $6, senior/youth and military/veteran $5, child (under 5) free, call for group rates and to book. CC: V, MC.


Gambo, Route 320 (N18) JOEY’S LOOK-OUT 3 N a m e d f o r th e p rov in ce ’s Fath e r o f Confederation, former Premier Joseph R. Smallwood, the lookout provides a picturesque view of the town and the surrounding area. Season: May 9–Oct 8 Loc: Route 1, 2 km west of Route 320 T: (709) 674 4476 / 4222 F: (709) 674 5399 E: sedcor@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com JOEY’S SCULPTURE 3 This bronze sculpture of Joseph R. Smallwood is set amid boulders and creates the impression that “Joey” is rising up out of the ground to stand tall amid the people. Season: Jun 25– Sep 17 Loc: Village Green Heritage Site T: (709) 674 4476 / 4222 F: (709) 674 5399 E: sedcor@ townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com LOGGER’S MEMORIAL PARK 3 Built to commemorate the legacy of the many men and women of this province who laboured in the forest industry. Season: May 9–Oct 8 Loc: Route 320 T: (709) 674 4476 / 4222 F: (709) 674 5399 E: sedcor@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com SMALLWOOD INTERPRETATION CENTRE & KITTIWAKE COAST INFORMATION CENTRE 39F Museum dedicated to Joseph R. Smallwood, his life, and his works. Gift shop, beautiful sitting area, and free wi-fi. Waterfront picnic area with walking/hiking trail nearby. Season: Jun 20–Sep 17, Mon–Fri 9:30am–4:30pm Loc: 13 Station Road T: (709) 674 4342 / 4476 F: (709) 674 5399 E: sedcor@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com $$: Adult $3, senior/student $2.50, child (under 12) free, group rates available. CC: AE, MC, V. SMALLWOOD TRAIL SYSTEM Enjoy breathtaking scenery from all 3 trails: the Middle Brook Trail, Gambo River Trail, and the Dominion Point Trail. Season: May 9–Oct 8 Loc: Route 320 T: (709) 674 4476 / 4222 F: (709) 674 5399 E: sedcor@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com $$: Free. Glovertown, Route 310 (O19) GLOVERTOWN MUSEUM– THE JANES HOUSE 9 This museum records the heritage and culture of Glovertown and area. It includes resettlement from the islands of Bonavista Bay, boat building (1930–1960) and logging. Season: Jul 1–Aug 30, daily 10am–5pm Loc: 11 Memorial Street T: (709) 533 3358 / 6004 E: churchills@ nf.sympatico.ca W: bit.ly/1uotgRP $$: Free.

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KEN DIAMOND MEMORIAL PARK & TRAIL 3 W he e lchair-accessib l e w alk ing tr ails surrounding Southwest Steady. Panoramic views of the community with 4 bridges along the way. Rest stops. There is a wetland park where wildlife can be observed. Season: May 15–Nov 15, 7am–dusk Loc: 22 Penney’s Brook Road, accessible by Hillview Heights off Main Street South T: (709) 533 2351 F: (709) 533 2225 E: jperry@personainternet.com W: glovertown. net $$: Free. Traytown, Route 310 (O19) SPLASH ‘N’ PUTT RESORT 32F New giant waterslide, 18-hole mini-golf, quarter-mile go-cart track, mini go-cart track, bumper boats, bumper cars, swimming pool, and kiddie recreation area. A fun time for the entire family. Season: Jun 27–Sep 7, daily 10am; convenience store/coffee bar open daily 8am Loc: Route 1, west entrance Terra Nova National Park T: (709) 533 2541 F: (709) 533 2784 E: info@splashnputt.com W: splashnputt.com $$: See website. CC: MC, V. Eastport

Eastport, Route 310 (O20) EASTPORT BEACHES Beautiful white sandy beaches, easily accessible from the parking area. Facilities provided. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 310 T: (709) 677 2161 F: (709) 677 2144 E: info@eastport.ca W: eastport.ca THE BEACHES ARTS AND HERITAGE CENTRE 39FT A 200-seat theatre, art gallery, gift shop, and information centre. Summer concert series, art exhibits, music, and souvenirs. Season: May 4–Oct 31 Loc: 8–10 Church Street T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2550 E: ephs@nf.aibn.com W: beachesheritagecentre.ca $$: $20–$30. CC: MC, V.


Bonavista Bay, Route 1 (OP 18-19) TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK OF CANADA 342FT Where the Atlantic Ocean reaches deep into the boreal forest. Catch a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world through our marine exhibits, aquariums, and touch tank. Camp, hike, and explore the coast. Season: May 18–Oct 10, visitors can use the park during off-season, but no services are provided Loc: Routes 1 & 310 Visitor Centre Drop into the Visitor Centre for orientation and visitor information. Loc: 1 km off Route 1 Season: May 20–Oct 9, hours of operation change with the season T: (709) 533 2801 F: (709) 533 2706 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: info. tnnp@pc.gc.ca W: pc.gc.ca/terranova $$: Call or visit website. CC: AE, V, MC. CAMPGROUND TRAIL A 3-km looped trail meandering along beautiful Big Brook. This is a great location to view bald eagles and woodpeckers. Season: May 18–Oct 10 Loc: Newman Sound Campground, Route 1 $$: Park permit required. COASTAL TRAIL This 9.5-km return trail traces the coast of inner Newman Sound. View shorebirds, waterfalls, tidal hats, and more. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Oct Loc: Visitor Centre or Newman Sound day-use area, Route 1 $$: Park permit required. GOOWIDDY PATH We’ve combined 2 popular trails to make a moderate 8 -k m looped trail called Goowiddy Path. Includes Blue Hill Pond and Buckley’s Cove as viewpoints along the way. Backcountry camp at Buckley’s Cove. Season: May 18–Oct 10 Loc: Visitor Centre, Route 1 $$: Park permit required.

LOUIL HILL TRAIL Experience a forest in transition. Climb the stairs for a spectacular view of Alexander Bay as you traverse this 3.5-km looped trail. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Oct Loc: Opposite Traytown Access Road, Route 310 $$: Park permit required. MALADY HEAD TRAIL Hike through a mature black spruce forest carpeted by moss. This moderate 5-km return trail offers an impressive view of Southwest Arm, Wings Pond, and Alexander Bay. Season: Jun 29–Sep 18 Loc: Left of Campsite 62 in Malady Head Campground, Route 310 $$: Park permit required. OCHRE HILL TRAIL Hike through a variety of different habitats and catch breathtaking views of Clode Sound and Bread Cove on this 2-km return trail. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Oct Loc: Ochre Hill Road off Route 1, 1 km from the tower $$: Park permit required. OUTPORT TRAIL Hike along the south side of Newman Sound to outer coastal locations of the park. This 32-km return trail ends at South Broad Cove. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Oct Loc: Next to Campsite 253 in Section P of Newman Sound Campground, Route 1 $$: Park permit required. SANDY POND TRAIL 3 Stroll this gentle 3-km looped trail around the tranquil waters of Sandy Pond. Wide trail, mostly boardwalk. Season: Mid-May–MidOct Loc: Sandy Pond day-use area, Route 1 $$: Park permit required. THE HERITAGE TRAIL 3 An easy 0.5-km looped stroll that provides a snapshot into the past. Season: May 20– Oct 9 Loc: Visitor Centre, 1 km off Route 1 $$: Park permit required.

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THE OLD TRAILS FT A challenging 12-km trail for experienced hikers, connecting abandoned settlements between Salvage and Sandy Cove. Season: Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 310 T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2550 E: ephs@nf.aibn.com W: beachesheritagecentre.ca


Festivals & Events February

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Gander, Route 1 (M17) SNOWFARI FTY Newfoundland’s biggest winter bash! Celebrate winter with awesome entertainment, amazing food, groomed trails, and spectacular views. T: (709) 651 3763 F: (709) 651 3773 E: cabbott@ destinationgander.com W: destinationgander. com

Point Leamington, Route 350 (L15) POINT LEAMINGTON WINTER FUN WEEK F Week-long fun for the entire family with a different event each night. Saturday is a day of games and races, prizes will be awarded. T: (709) 484 3204 / 3421 F: (709) 484 3556 E: ptleamington@nf.aibn.com

Feb 12–21

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) WINTERLUDE Winter carnival featuring cross-country skiing, hockey/skating tournaments, dances, family swimming, family entertainment, snow frolics, snow sculpturing, fireworks, and much more. T: (709) 489 0450 / 0472 F: (709) 489 0454 E: todd.mercer@grandfallswindsor.com W: grandfallswindsor.com

June Jun 8

Terra Nova National Park of Canada, Route 1 (OP18-19) OCEANS DAY AT TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK 34FT Join us at the visitor centre to celebrate the importance of oceans. Park entry permit required. Visit or call any park facility for additional information on all activities. T: (709) 533 2801 F: (709) 533 2706 TF: (877) 737 3783 E: tara.casey@pc.gc.ca W: pc.gc.ca/terranova Jun 21

Boyd’s Cove, Route 340 (K17) NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY FT Celebrate the heritage and diverse cultures of our province’s aboriginal peoples. 9:30am–5pm T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca Jun–Aug TBA

Feb 19–21

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) MID WINTER BIVVER FT Visit the Exploits Valley for Newfoundland’s premier snowmobile and culinary festival. T: (709) 489 0450 F: (877) 361 6931 E: cswan@adventurecentralnewfoundland.ca W: midwinterbivver.com Feb 25–29

Botwood, Route 350 (M15) BAYSIDE BLIZZARD WINTER CARNIVAL Snowmobile run, snow sculptures, community idol, dances, darts, cards, bingo, breakfast, suppers, and pool tournament. T: (709) 257 2839 / 3331 F: (709) 257 3330 E: bot woodtowncouncil@nf. aibn.com W: town.botwood.nl.ca

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Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) THE SPLIT PEAS Y A 7-lady singing group that per forms traditional, folk, and original music. They have performed in Toronto, Lunenburg, and throughout Newfoundland. T: (709) 884 2282 / 7101 E: gerrypoirier@personainternet.com W: visittwillingate.com Jun–Sep TBA

Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) TWILLINGATE/NWI DINNER THEATRE An exposition of Newfoundland culture 6 nights a week during the summer. The group not only performs, but also prepares and serves a traditional meal. T: (709) 571 2509 / 2773 F: (709) 893 3055 E: cathybrown@ hotmail.com W: townoftwillingate.ca/events/ twillingatenwi-dinner-theatre/


Jul 1

Springdale, Route 390 (K13) CANADA DAY: SPRINGDALE Food booths, kids’ games, games of chance, fireworks, and entertainment. T: (709) 673 3439 / 668 0991 F: (709) 673 4969 E: recreation@ townofspringdale.ca W: townofspringdale.ca Jul 1

Gambo, Route 320 (N18) CANADA DAY: GAMBO 3 Entertainment, kids’ games and prizes, free hot dogs and refreshments are served along with the cutting of the Canada Day cake. T: (709) 674 4476 / 4222 F: (709) 674 5399 E: recreation@ townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com Jul 1

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) CANADA DAY: GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR Come celebrate Canada’s birthday with lots of entertainment and a huge fireworks display. T: (709) 489 0450 / 0472 F: (709) 489 0454 E: todd.mercer@grandfallswindsor.com W: grandfallswindsor.com Jul 1

Wesleyville, Route 320 (L20) CANADA DAY: NEW-WES-VALLEY 3 Join the parade to the Town Hall to celebrate Canada Day. Flag raising ceremony, BBQ, music, kids’ certificates and awards, Canada Day cake cutting. Fun for all! T: (709) 536 8446 / 2010 F: (709) 536 3481 E: new-wes-valley@nf.aibn.com W: townofnewwesvalley.com Jul 1

Eastport, Route 310 (O20) CANADA DAY: THE BEACHES ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE 3FT Traditional Newfoundland music, plays, family show, bicycle parade, BBQ, fun for everyone! T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2550 E: ephs@ nf.aibn.com W: beachesheritagecentre.ca Jul 1

Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) CANADA DAY: LEWISPORTE 3 Celebrating Canada’s birthday with an official ceremony and memorial service, community BBQ, kids’ parade, fun family activities, and adult/youth dances. T: (709) 535 2737 / 2525 F: (709) 535 2695 E: derek@lewisportecanada.com W: lewisportecanada.com

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Conne River, Route 365 (S14) MIAWPUKEK ANNUAL POWWOW Celebration of native traditions, culture, the finest native dancing, singing, and drumming. Sacred ceremonies, daily feasts, native arts, crafts, the finest in native hospitality. Alcoholfree event. T: (709) 882 2470 / 2146 F: (709) 882 2292 TF: (866) 882 2470 E: tcr@mfngov.ca W: mfngov.ca Jul 2–Aug 27

Gander, Route 1 (M17) BEYOND THE OVERPASS THEATRE FESTIVAL 32FT New foundland and L abrador ’s f inest professional performers come together to create a must-see theatrical experience. Box office: 1pm–8pm T: (709) 256 7529 / 651 3758 TF: (866) 657 5297 E: info@beyondtheoverpass. ca W: beyondtheoverpass.ca Jul 9–17

Eastport, Route 310 (O20) THE ROY BABSTOCK BEACHES ACCORDION FESTIVAL 3FT Accordion celebration, beginners/advanced workshops, 5 concerts local/provincial players/ groups, gospel show, buskers. T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2550 E: ephs@nf.aibn.com W: beachesheritagecentre.ca Jul 15–16

Lushes Bight, Route 380 (K14) LONG ISLAND DAY F The town celebrates this annual event in midJuly. Come and visit old friends and meet new ones. T: (709) 264 3271 F: (709) 264 3191 E: beaumont@xplornet.ca Jul 15–Aug 20

Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) HANN’S POINT THEATRE FESTIVAL F The festival offers plays, skits, monologues, stories, and music. We also present a lunch hour concert that provides a lunch and musical entertainment. T/F: (709) 535 1911 E: lewisporteheritage@hotmail.com Jul 16

Joe Batt’s Arm, Route 334 (J18) THE GREAT FOGO ISLAND PUNT RACE TO THERE AND BACK F The world’s only sea-going rowing race in traditional punts. T: (709) 266 7192 / 658 7327 F: (709) 266 1089 E: colleenhiggins44@hotmail. com W: tothereandback.com

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Glovers Harbour, Route 350 (K14) GLOVERS HARBOUR DAY 3F We have a variety of food, games, fellowship, and fun which last the whole day. Begins with breakfast at 8am, finishes suppertime at 6pm.T: (709) 483 2578 F: (709) 483 2325 E: idahaggett@ hotmail.com Jul 21–24

Glovertown, Route 310 (O19) ALEXANDER BAY DAYS FESTIVAL A family-oriented, multi-activity festival held annually during the last weekend of July. T: (709) 533 2351 / 6670 E: glovertowncounc@ eastlink.ca W: glovertown.net/tourism.aspx Jul 25–30

La Scie, Route 414 (I14) CRAB FESTIVAL F Uni qu e sn ow cr ab co l d p late. Lo c al entertainment, concessions, and imported professional artists. Something for everyone of all ages. T: (709) 675 2266 / 2303 F: (709) 675 2168 E: townoflascie@eastlink.ca Jul 25–31

Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) FISH FUN & FOLK FESTIVAL 3 Parade, fireworks, traditional Newfoundland music, variety of fish meals, kids’ show, dances, giant craft show, unforgettable scenery. T: (709) 884 2174 / 8510 F: (709) 884 5811 E: info@ fishfunfolkfestival.com W: fishfunfolkfestival. com Jul 27–Aug 1

Botwood, Route 350 (M15) FLYING BOAT FESTIVAL F Music, food, fireworks, dancing, church service, parade, and bingo. Botwood’s celebration of pioneering role in aviation. T: (709) 257 2839 / 3022 F: (709) 257 3330 E: botwoodtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com W: town. botwood.nl.ca Jul 28–31

Dover, Route 320 (N19) DOVER FAULT FESTIVAL FT Come celebrate with us, visit Dover during our festival. 410 million years of making history. T: (709) 537 2139 F: (709) 537 2190 E: townofdover@persona.ca W: townofdover.ca Jul 28–Aug 1

Gambo, Route 320 (N18) SMALLWOOD DAYS 3 Festival with live entertainment, games, concessions, and music on outdoor field. Canoe races, parade, senior garden party, kids’ day,

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and much more! A great weekend of fun for the whole family! T: (709) 674 4476 / 4222 F: (709) 674 5399 E: recreation@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com Jul 29–Aug 1

Gander, Route 1 (M17) FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT FT Celebrate Gander’s aviation history and the birthday of one of our favourite residents, Commander Gander! A wide range of events for everyone. T: (709) 651 5927 / 5936 F: (709) 256 4195 E: ksceviour@gandercanada.com W: gandercanada.com Jul TBA

Harbour Breton, Route 360 (T13) TRADITION BY THE SEA FESTIVAL 3 A weekend-long concert featuring local and regional performers. Concessions, games, and beer tent. T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail.com W: harbourbreton.com Jul TBA

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) EXPLOITS VALLEY SALMON FESTIVAL 3F Annual Salmon Festival features Newfoundland’s premier outdoor concert, s tadium dances, s almon dinner, and Newfoundland shed party. T: (709) 489 0483 / 0407 F: (709) 489 0465 TF: (844) 774 0774 E: ghennessey@grandfallswindsor.com W: salmonfestival.com Jul TBA

Point Leamington, Route 350 (L15) POINT LEAMINGTON FESTIVAL F Civic celebrations, Newfoundland food, games of chance, and the Great Mill River Rubber Duck Race, kid and family events. Lots of family fun. T: (709) 484 3421 F: (709) 484 3556 E: ptleamington@nf.aibn.com Jul TBA

Harbour Breton, Route 360 (T13) SUNNY COTTAGE GARDEN PARTY Enjoy history through a good old-fashioned garden party! T: (709) 885 2354 / 2885 F: (709) 885 2095 E: tanyarogers_edo@hotmail.com W: harbourbreton.com Jul–Aug TBA

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) QUEEN STREET DINNER THEATRE 32FTY Weekly performances Sunday through Thursday. Dinner theatre, lunchtime show, and loads of New foundland food and fun. Doors open at 6pm for dinner, and


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Gambo, Route 320 (N18) GAMBO LOGGERS’ FESTIVAL 3 Competitors compete in log rolling, boom run, log throwing, power/buck saw, cross cut, axe throwing, obstacle course, horseshoe competition. Music and a dance. T: (709) 674 4476 / 4932 E: sedcor@townofgambo.com W: townofgambo.com EVENTS CONTINUING IN JULY FROM EARLIER START DATES: The Split Peas: See Jun Twillingate/NWI Dinner Theatre: See Jun

August Aug 1

Gander, Route 1 (M17) GANDER DAY CIVIC HOLIDAY FT Enjoy the sounds of traditional live music, feast on food from vendors, and play a game of chance at Gander Day! Celebrating over 30 years of festival fun! T: (709) 651 5927 / 5936 F: (709) 256 4195 E: ksceviour@gandercanada.com W: gandercanada.com Aug 1

Botwood, Route 350 (M15) BOTWOOD DAY F Parades–trucks, cars, floats, and bicycles and a boat parade. Booths with food, fun, and games of chance. Music and friends all day long, ending with an open-air dance and fireworks. T: (709) 257 2839 / 3331 F: (709) 257 3330 E: botwoodtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com W: town. botwood.nl.ca Aug 1

Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) ANNUAL MUSSEL BED SOIRÉE 3 Community festival celebrating Newfoundland culture and heritage with a significant schedule of activities and events for people of all ages. T: (709) 535 2737 / 2525 F: (709) 535 2695 E: derek@ lewisportecanada.com W: lewisportecanada. com Aug 1–6

Triton, Route 380 (K14) TRITON CAPELIN COD FESTIVAL Bingo, concert, fireworks, food booths, games, dance, parade, and variety show. T: (709) 263 2264 / 2250 F: (709) 263 2381 E: townoftriton@ eastlink.ca W: townoftriton.ca

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Eastport, Route 310 (O20) EASTPORT PENINSULA SEAFEST 3F Come join us at Eastport Beach for activities throughout the day. Live band Friday day and Saturday night, Folk Festival Sunday at 1pm. Come and have some fun! Fireworks Friday night. T: (709) 677 2623 / 424 7093 F: (709) 677 2144 E: fsquire@nf.sympatico.ca Aug 7–9

Musgrave Harbour, Route 330 (K19) MUDDY HOLE SCUFF ‘N SCOFF Outdoor fun filled days of games, food, and live entertainment. Enjoy the beach party of the year! A fireworks display will start up the weekend. Lots of family fun! T: (709) 655 2119 F: (709) 655 2064 E: bantinghti@nf.aibn.com W: musgraveharbour.com Aug 11–13

Francois (T10), via coastal boat from Burgeo (Western), Route 480 (T8) FRANCOIS DAY F Starts Thursday with a kids’ day, games of chance, fishing contest, supper, and fireworks at night. T: (709) 842 3112 / 2123 F: (709) 842 3111 E: darandchris@gmail.com Aug 11–14

Eastport, Route 310 (O20) WINTERSET IN SUMMER LITERARY FESTIVAL 3 Listen to and meet authors, song writers, and filmmakers from across Newfoundland Labrador and Canada, at the Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre. T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2356 E: info@wintersetinsummer.ca W: wintersetinsummer.ca Aug 12–14

Fogo, Route 333 (J18) BRIMSTONE HEAD FOLK FESTIVAL 3 Outdoor festival in a rugged and picturesque cove, offering traditional Newfoundland and Irish music. Professional and local entertainers. Aug 12, 7pm–12am; Aug 13, 1:30pm–12am; Aug 14, 1:30pm–12am. T: (709) 266 2540 / 2218 E: brimstonehead_festival@yahoo.ca W: brimstoneheadfestival.com Aug 12–14

St. Jacques, Route 362 (T15) SOUTH COAST ARTS FESTIVAL 3F Longest-running festival on the south coast. A full weekend of entertainment. Newfoundland, Irish, country, rock, etc. Variety of food booths. Aug 12, 7pm–2am; Aug 13, 1pm–2am; Aug 14, 1pm–12am. T: (709) 888 3476 / 5341 F: (709) 888 6102 E: markcourtney@nf.sympatico.ca Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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11:30am or 12:30pm for lunch. T/F: (709) 489 0435 Off-Season T: (709) 486 3458 TF: (877) 822 7469 E: qsdt@nf.sympatico.ca W: queenstreetdinnertheatre.com


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Burlington, Route 413 (J13) THE GATHERING: FIRE FOOD MUSIC FTY Headed by comedian and fellow Newfoundland native, Shaun Majumder, The Gathering: Fire Food Music celebrates the unique culture and cuisine of Newfoundland. T: (709) 239 2066 / 252 2016 E: thegatheringburlington@ gmail.com W: thegatheringburlington.com BL: thegatheringburlington.tumblr.com Aug TBA

Joe Batt’s Arm, Route 334 (J18) ETHERIDGE’S POINT SEASIDE FESTIVAL FT A weekend event offering a variety of local entertainment. Outdoor venue with on-site kitchen facilities, washrooms, playground, walking trail, and bar services. T: (709) 627 3570 / 266 1320 F: (709) 266 1323 E: tourism@ townoffogoisland.ca W: townoffogoisland.ca EVENTS CONTINUING IN AUGUST FROM EARLIER START DATES: The Split Peas: See Jun Twillingate/NWI Dinner Theatre: See Jun Beyond The Overpass Theatre Festival–Gander: See Jul 2 Hann’s Point Theatre Festival: See Jul 15 Flying Boat Festival: See Jul 27 Smallwood Days: See Jul 28 Gander’s Festival of Flight: See Jul 29 Queen Street Dinner Theatre: See Jul Gambo Loggers’ Festival: See Jul

September Sep 8–10

Springdale, Route 390 (K13) CRAFT & TRADE SHOW It’s a show visitors and exhibitors shouldn’t miss. This year there will be over 85 booths and an estimated 4,000 people in attendance. T: (709) 673 3439 / 668 0991 F: (709) 673 4969 E: info@ townofsspringdale.ca W: townofspringdale.ca Sep 10

Boyd’s Cove, Route 340 (K17) VOICES ON THE WIND–BEOTHUK INTERPRETATION CENTRE FT A community gathering and celebration of our ongoing human connections to the Beothuk. Join us for dancing, singing, drumming, feasting, and teaching. 9:30am–5pm. T: (709) 729 0592

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Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) CRAFT & TRADE SHOW 3 Scores of exhibitors filling Lewisporte Stadium displaying and selling a wide variety of products and services. Sep 15, 3pm–9pm; Sep 16, 1pm–9pm; Sep 17, 10am–4pm. T: (709) 535 2737 / 2525 F: (709) 535 2695 E: derek@ lewisportecanada.com W: lewisportecanada. com Sep TBA

Gander, Route 1 (M17) QUAD-A-PALOOZA FTY Bring your 4-wheelers and side-by-sides for Newfoundland’s premiere ATV extravaganza. T: (709) 651 3763 F: (709) 651 3773 E: cabbott@ destinationgander.com W: destinationgander. com EVENTS CONTINUING IN SEPTEMBER FROM EARLIER START DATES: Twillingate/NWI Dinner Theatre: See Jun

October Oct 7–10

Eastport, Route 310 (O20) EASTPORT PENINSULA AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION FT Agriculture exhibits, craft fair, demonstrations and displays, meals, pet show, parade, mini Olympics, scavenger hunt, and contest. T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2550 E: ephs@nf.aibn.com W: beachesheritagecentre.ca Oct 8–9

Joe Batt’s Arm, Route 334 (J18) FOGO ISLAND PARTRIDGEBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL A celebration of our heritage of food, music, and craft. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a festival like no other. Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 12pm–6pm. T: (709) 658 7256 / 266 7840 E: prbrown12@live.ca W: fogoislandpartridgeberryfestival.com Oct 21–Nov 5

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) RED MAPLE FESTIVAL Best decorated Halloween house contest, community fall festival with dances, skating, and entertainment for all. The event concludes with a huge bonfire and mini fireworks at Centennial Field. T: (709) 489 0450 / 0472 F: (709) 489 0454 E: dnichols@grandfallswindsor. com W: grandfallswindsor.com


Baie Verte, Route 410 (I12) DORSET CRAFT SHOP F Our products include handmade (as well as factory-produced) crafts, gifts, souvenirs, gloves, and hats. Local handmade quilts, artwork, paintings, etc. OPEN: Jul 6–Aug 31, Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 10am–5:30pm Loc: 319 Route 410 T: (709) 532 8090 / 4477 F: (709) 532 4166 E: baievertepeda@nf.aibn.com CC: V, MC. Springdale Junction, Route 1 (K12) BRISHNEY CRAFTS F Local crafts, carving, weaving, knitted goods, local quilts, pottery, necklaces. Jams and jellies. Jackets and T-shirts. OPEN: Jun 1–Sep 30, 9am–7pm Loc: Routes 1 & 390 T: (709) 673 3110 / 2149 F: (709) 673 3959 E: semhuxter@hotmail. com W: gbicnl.weebly.com CC: MC, V, AE.

Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 (M14) C & S UNIQUE GIFTS & NFLD SOUVENIRS F We sell locally-made souvenirs, personalized kids’ CDs, Newfoundland chocolate, handmade mummers, and gifts for special occasions. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Wed 9:30am–6pm, Thu & Fri 9:30am–9pm, Sat & Sun 10am–5pm Loc: 28 Cromer Avenue T: (709) 489 9510 TF: (877) 515 2627 E: candssales@hotmail.com CC: MC, V. Bishop’s Falls, Route 1 (M14) WISHES FLOWERS AND GIFTS Local crafts, fresh fudge, gifts, cards, and freshly cut flowers. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–6pm, Fri 10am–8pm, Sun 12pm–5pm Loc: 301 Main Street T: (709) 258 9474 F: (709) 258 7494 TF: (888) 958 9474 E: dan.oldford@ nf.aibn.com W: wishesflowersandgifts.ca CC: MC, V. Botwood, Route 350 (M15) HERITAGE TODAY GIFT SHOP F Beautiful Newfoundland crafts and gifts, including quilts, unique gifts, art, tole paintings, books, sealskin products. OPEN: Jun 20–Sep 30, daily 10am–8pm Loc: Route 350, Airbase T: (709) 257 4612 / 2867 F: (709) 257 3330 Off-Season T: (709) 257 2839 E: botwoodtowncouncil@ nf.aibn.com W: town.botwood.nl.ca CC: AE, MC, V.

King’s Point, Route 391 (K12) KING’S POINT POTTERY CRAFT GALLERY & STUDIO 2FTY Award-winning pottery and Newfoundland’s only salt/soda ware. World-class shopping. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, summer 10am–5:30pm, o f f- s e a s o n b y a p p o i n t m e n t L o c : 27 Bayside Drive T/F: (709) 268 2216 E: info@ kingspointpottery.com W: kingspointpottery. com BL: kingspointpotteryfinegallery.blogspot. com $$: $2–$2,000. CC: MC, V. Triton, Route 380 (K14) TRIPLE “A” GIFT SHOP F Unique store offering a wide variety of souvenirs, giftware, home décor, and jewellery. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Sat 9am–9pm (10pm during summer), Sun 1pm–9pm Loc: 130 Main Street T: (709) 263 2332 / 2143 F: (709) 263 2332 E: corinne_simms@hotmail.com CC: AE, MC, V.

Norris Arm, Route 351 (M15) HERITAGE SOCIETY GIFT SHOP 9 Gift shop provides locally-made quilts, knitted goods, and wood art products. We also have local souvenirs, books, and CDs. OPEN: Jun 29–Sep 4, Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 1:30pm–5pm Loc: 202 Citizen’s Drive T: (709) 653 2350 Off-Season T: (709) 653 2519 E: foxmothmuseum@gmail.com W: foxmothmuseum.com CC: V. Norris Arm, Northside, Route 3-1-09 (M15) JAS SILKS (STUDIO) Original design silk wall hangings, silk scarves, reproduction prints, art cards, T-shirts, and tote bags. Scheduled workshops available for silk painting, block printing, and watercolour te chniques . O PEN: Jan 1– D e c 31, by appointment or by chance Loc: Site 161, Main Street T: (709) 653 2418 E: NL-craftguide@ jassilks.com W: jassilks.com CC: AE, MC, V. e-Transfer.

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Lewisporte, Route 341 (L16) BY THE BAY CRAFT SHOP F Overlooking the water in the heart of Lewisporte, a well-stocked craft shop featuring knitted goods, jewellery, quilts, souvenirs, and other artisan delights. Enjoy the harbour from our waterfront deck. OPEN: Jun 15–Aug 30, Mon–Thu 10am–7pm, Fri & Sat 10am–4pm Loc: 235 Main Street T/F: (709) 535 1911 E: lewisporteheritage@hotmail.com CC: MC, V, AE. Twillingate, Route 340 (J17) DOWNHOME SHOPPE FT A wide selection of gifts, crafts, clothing, food, music, and literature that celebrate both the unique traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador and the joys of east coast living. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, hours vary, please call Loc: 27 Durrell Street T: (709) 884 2707 / 726 5113 F: (709) 884 2237 TF: (877) 639 4637 E: wanda@ aukislandwinery.com W: shopdownhome.com CC: AE, V, MC. PRIME BERTH CRAFTS AND GIFTS FT Fisherman’s wharf, bark pots, puncheons, splittin’ table, salt cod, dried squid, baby ducks and rabbits. A must-see! Outport photo gallery and audiovisual presentations. Many awards! OPEN: Jun 1–Sep 30, we live next to the gift shop–knock on our back door if we are not in the store. Loc: Main Tickle Causeway T: (709) 884 2485 / 5925 F: (709) 884 5226 E: primeberth@ gmail.com W: primeberth.com CC: MC, V. THE ICEBERG SHOP FTY Iceberg interpretation centre. Headquarters for Iceberg Man Tours. Supports Newfoundland art, photography, paintings, carvings, tea dolls, Labradorite, crafts, knitwear, children and adult clothing. OPEN: May 1–Sep 30, 8am–7pm Loc: 50A Main Street T: (709) 884 2242 / 2317 F: (709) 884 5575 TF: (800) 611 2374 E: info@icebergtours.ca W: icebergtours.ca BL: icebergtours.ca/news CC: MC, V, AE. TWILLINGATE MUSEUM CRAFT SHOP 39 A well-stocked craft shop of Newfoundland and Labrador arts and crafts, and features a wide

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selection of Newfoundland and Labrador book titles. OPEN: May 10–Oct 14, daily 9am–5pm, call for early spring and late fall hours. Loc: Off Main Street, near St. Peter’s Anglican Church T: (709) 884 2825 Off-Season T: (709) 884 2044 E: info@tmacs.ca W: tmacs.ca CC: MC, V, AE. Appleton, Route 1 (M16) TIFFANY ROSE NURSERY & GIFT SHOPPE INC. 3F We specialize in gifts, home décor, custom made upholstery products. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 10am–6pm; summer 10am–8:30pm Loc: 132 TCH T: (709) 679 5686 / 424 9259 F: (709) 679 5655 E: tiffanyrosegift@gmail.com CC: MC, V. Newtown, New-Wes-Valley, Route 330 (L20) THE POOP DECK CRAFT/GIFT SHOP Exceptional display of giftware and crafts. You’re sure to find that special something you’ve been looking for. A vast selection of sweaters, woodwork, quilts, and giftware galore. OPEN: Jun 1–Sep 30, 10am–4:30pm Loc: Barbour Living Heritage Village T: (709) 536 3220 F: (709) 536 3150 E: barboursite@nf.aibn. com W: barbour-site.com CC: AE, MC. Brookfield, Route 320 (L20) NORTON’S COVE STUDIO INC. 57TY Working studio and cultural gift shop featuring the art of Janet Davis. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily by chance or appointment, normally 9am–5pm, but please call to avoid disappointment. Loc: 113 Main Street T: (709) 536 2533 / 8166 F: (709) 536 5791 E: nortonscovestudio@ nf.aibn.com W: nortonscovestudio.com $$: $2–$1,000. Cards and mini-prints from $4–$40. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Eastport, Route 310 (O20) THE BEACHES GIFT SHOP FT Music, postcards, souvenir clothing, plus information on the Eastport Peninsula. OPEN: May 4–Oct 31 Loc: 8–10 Church Street T: (709) 677 2360 F: (709) 677 2550 E: ephs@nf.aibn.com W: beachesheritagecentre.ca CC: MC, V.


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Harbour Mille

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Way out East The edge of the earth. This historic region is home to many unique, charming communities, flanked by sheltered bays, inlets, and coves. In fact, this area was the first place John Cabot arrived during his 1497 New World voyage. It stretches from his famous landing place on the Bonavista Peninsula to the French islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – accessible by a short boat trip from Fortune. The eastern region also lays claim to scenic driving routes and several provincial parks where you can camp, hike, and boat. Enjoy sweeping coastal landscapes and beautiful walking trails – some of the most impressive on the island – that weave through land richly populated with migratory birds like kittiwakes, gannets, great black-backed gulls, and puffins. Throughout Trinity Bay, Random Island, and the Burin Peninsula you’re bound to get a sense of the rich fishing culture, artistry, and history of the region. Discover quaint English architecture and iconic fishing sheds that delicately dot the coast. Here you can step back in time – often by experiencing performances like the renowned New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant. And it’s all part of the breathtaking charm and personality of the east.

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Your eastern journey starts here. The eastern region is packed with adventure – from the Burin H Peninsula, teeming with communities as unique as the dialects within, to the Bonavista Peninsula, where John Cabot first “discovered” North America. Visit the picturesque town of Trinity with its legendary theatre, or hike the Skerwink Trail, an outdoor aficionado’s dream. Dive into history in Grand Bank at the Seamen’s Museum and explore exhibits that display the wonders of the deep-sea fishery. Or hop the ferry to a little piece of France, just 20 kilometres away.

Stories and Shorelines DAY 1 The Bonavista Peninsula – craggy rolling coastlines scattered with rock sculptures carved by the ocean and time – is a geographic work of art not to be missed. Start in Clarenville, a natural gateway to the Discovery Trail, and a panorama of scenery, historic sites, coastal towns and

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villages. It’s also the perfect place to nestle in at night as you explore the peninsula on a series of day trips. Trek off the beaten path with a trip to Random Island via the causeway, and enjoy the tranquility and peace of a place that looks untouched by time. Then, go for an afternoon venture to gorgeous Trinity Bight, popular with visitors, tourists, as well as directors – several movies and television series have been filmed here. Decorated with a fine collection of historic buildings and homes, the town is best explored on foot. Join in on a walking tour presented by the Rising Tide Theatre Company entitled “The New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant.” Follow the actors and meander the hilly streets, tucked away alleys, and notable buildings, all while delving into the history of the town and its significance to the province – presented with a comedic twist of course. Then, step back in time at the Green Family Forge


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where you’ll witness the legacy of six generations of blacksmiths. Take a piece of the past home with you as the Forge turns out items for various craft shops around town. In the evening, grab a tasty bite at one of the local eateries before taking in a night of drama and comedy at the Rising Tide Theatre on the wharf. DAY 2 Hiking fans will fall in love with the magnificent Skerwink Trail, an award-winning 5.3-kilometre trail that encircles Skerwink head. Film fans should head out to New Bonaventure to visit the set of Random Passage, a miniseries depicting one woman’s struggle to survive in early outport life. While in the area, hop on a boat tour and explore the coast while keeping an eye out for whales and seabirds. Next, visit the root cellar capital of the world – Elliston. Before refrigeration and electricity came to rural communities,

root cellars kept food from freezing in the winter and spoiling in the summer. Wander around and notice these wonders tucked away in the hills. With over 100 still in working condition – they’re a feat of ingenuity that have truly stood the test of time. Continue on to the friendliest colony of puffins on the island. Tame, but full of excitement, you’ll be able to get within feet of these adorable birds. Now leap back in history to the summer of 1497, when John Cabot sighted Bonavista (Oh Happy Sight) – where modern North America began. At the tip of the peninsula, this is a town that has been synonymous with the fishing industry for centuries. Experience rich fishing as you explore the Ryan Premises National Historic Site. Then it’s a short drive to Cape Bonavista Provincial Historic Site to admire the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse. Here, you’ll experience one of the only lighthouses in the world where you can still climb up the Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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stone tower and see the same seal oil-fuelled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 19th century. DAY 3 Take a morning drive down Route 235 and keep an eye out for small villages where residents still pursue traditional lifestyles. For lunch, make reservations at the Bonavista Social Club Restaurant in Upper Amherst Cove, and then unwind on the stunning golf course near Princeton. Or, spend the afternoon hiking the impressive trails of the Tickle Cove-Red Head region.

Coastal Heritage DAY 4 The Burin Peninsula – affectionately referred to as “the boot” – comprises 39 communities, of which 38 are located directly on the coast. The area is rich in history, culture, and tradition – thriving on the gifts from the sea. Start exploring by following Route 212 to Bay L’Argent, where you can take a daytrip

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by ferry to the remote communities of Rencontre East and Pool’s Cove on the western side of Fortune Bay. Here you’ll witness not only the isolated beauty of a land untouched, but also two tight-knit communities that rely on the sea and each other to maintain their way of life. Then it’s on to Marystown, the largest community on the peninsula, and its commercial hub. Check out the museums and learn about the town’s proud fishing heritage. DAY 5 Route 221 winds on to Burin, which is built along a series of high cliffs and sheltered coves – once a haven for pirates and privateers because of the many narrow channels and dead-end passages. In the 1760s, Captain James Cook charted these shorelines and kept a lookout for rum-runners from a perch that still bears his name – Cook’s Lookout. If you’re in an educational mood, visit the museums and heritage houses in town. The Oldest Colony Trust building was once a cold storage facility and now


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exhibits 19th-century artwork of Burin. If you’re visiting during the summer, stick around for some knee-bouncing, head-bobbing musical entertainment.

They mark the boundary between the pre-Cambrian and Cambrian geological eras. Tours begin at the Interpretation Centre.

Now it’s on to one of the most famous communities – St. Lawrence, where fluorspar was mined for several decades and may be again. To truly understand the town’s history and the hardships of mining life, visit the Miner’s Museum. Here you can view a list of miners who perished from their trade, and discover dramatic events like the 1942 rescue of U.S. sailors whose ship ran aground in a horrendous storm.

For some classic Newfoundland and Labrador hospitality, head to Grand Bank – named for the high bank that extends from Admiral’s Cove to the water’s edge. Here, the cool waters from the Labrador Current mix with the warm Gulf Stream, creating the perfect nursery for fish, and thus the perfect location for a friendly fishing community. Stop by the Seamen’s Museum and explore artifacts from land and sea, used by local families from the 1800s to the mid-1900s.

Fancy a trip to France? If so, you can always hop on the passenger ferry at Fortune headed to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – the only remnant of the former colonial empire of New France. Fortune is also the site of the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve. It’s here that the world’s best examples of 540-millionyear-old marine fossils are preserved.

Next visit Frenchman’s Cove Provincial Park, complete with 51 hectares of luscious habitat, a pebble beach, and a nine-hole golf course. Nearby Garnish has an excellent view over Fortune Bay, with Brunette Island and the Connaigre Peninsula off in the distance. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Best kept secrets With so many things to see and do, sometimes having the inside scoop makes all the difference. Best kept secrets is a collection of hidden gems and local favourites that highlights some of the best dining, shopping, nightlife, and outdoor adventures in the eastern region. Feel free to stick to what you like, sample a bit of everything, or dive into something completely new – the choice is yours.

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Unforgettable Festivals and Events • Bird Island Puffin Festival, Elliston (p. 242) • Feller from Fortune International Festival, Fortune (p. 243) • Burin Heritage Weekend, Burin (p. 242) • Rising Tide Theatre, New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant, Trinity (p. 233)

Local Cuisine Hot Spots • Tea Rose Café, Boat Harbour • By D’Rock Café, Burin • Two Whales Café, Port Rexton • Bonavista Social Club, Upper Amherst Cove • Mifflin’s Tea Room, Bonavista

An Excuse to Stay Indoors • Fortune Head GEOLOGY Centre, Fortune (p. 239) • Provincial Seamen’s Museum, Grand Bank (p. 240) • Port Union Historical Museum, Port Union (p. 235)

Shop Eastern • Burin Heritage Crafts, Burin (p. 245) • Mirabella by Elizabeth Burry Studios, Trinity (p. 244) • Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop, Trinity (p. 244) • Cashel’s Cove Crafts, Spanish Room (p. 245) • Cabot Crafts, Bonavista (p. 244)

Evening Energy • Wednesday Night Entertainment, Oldest Colony Trust Building, Burin (p. 238) • Rising Tide Theatre, Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival, Trinity (p. 241) • Arts Under the Stars, Clarenville (p. 242) • Garrick Theatre, Bonavista (p. 237) • Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival, Grand Bank (p. 241)

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Unique Hot Spots • Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France, accessible by ferry from Fortune (p. 239) • Dungeon Provincial Park, Bonavista (p. 237) • 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara (p. 237)

Outdoor Adventures • Cook’s Lookout Trail, Burin (p. 238) • Klondike Trail, Elliston (p. 236) • Skerwink Trail, Trinity East (p. 235) • Skiing, White Hills Resort (p. 232) • Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, New Bonaventure (p. 235)

The Skerwink Trail The Skerwink Trail is a well-maintained 5-kilometre coastal path between Port Rexton and Trinity with absolutely beautiful views. Travel & Leisure magazine hailed it as one of the top trails in Europe and North America.

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Hot Spots for History Buffs • Root Cellars, Elliston (p. 236) • Port Union National Historic District, Port Union (p. 235) • Trinity Historical Society Sites, Trinity (p. 233, 234) • Burin Heritage Museums, Burin (p. 238) • George C. Harris House, Grand Bank (p. 240)

Picture Perfect • Town of Burin (p. 214) • Fortune Head Ecological Reserve (p. 239) • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse (p. 236) • Random Passage Film Set (p. 234)

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Harbours filled with history. The rugged landscapes of the Burin Peninsula are surrounded by an ocean that has shaped the people as much as the land. Just a short drive off the beaten track, it feels a world away. Near the world-famous Grand Banks fishing ground, every harbour is filled with history. The Fortune Head GEOLOGY Centre, features dynamic exhibits highlighting the remarkable geological story of the region and nearby Fortune Head Ecological Reserve. Check out the unique rock, mineral, and fossil collection. While exploring the region, Hotel Fortune will allow you to finish your days in comfort, while watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Take a walk on a nearby beach and see all the way to France – the French Islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon seem only a stone’s throw away.

Hotel Fortune Fortune (709) 832-7666 hotelfortune.ca

Grand Bank Regional Theatre Grand Bank (709) 832-2282 grandbanktheatre.com

Cashel’s Cove Crafts Spanish Room (709) 279-1846 cashelscovecrafts.com

Grande Meadows Golf Course Frenchman’s Cove (709) 826-2600 grandemeadows.ca

Marystown Hotel & Convention Centre Marystown (709) 279-1600 marystownhotel.com

Fortune Head GEOLOGY Centre Fortune (709) 832-3569 fortunehead.com

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Hundreds of years of sheltered waters. At the heart of the Bonavista Peninsula’s Discovery Trail are sheltered waters that have been home to a dynamic culture and incredible history for hundreds of years. Today, the communities around Trinity Bight are some of the province’s most popular destinations, boasting natural wonders and surprises at every turn. The tranquil waters of the Bight open into Trinity Bay, where whales, seabirds, and bald eagles call you to adventure amongst the icebergs with Sea of Whales Adventures – where the guides’ stories are as amazing as the scenery. In the town of Trinity, amongst the inns and historic sites, you’ll find the seaside home of Mirabella by Elizabeth Burry. This local artist and jewellery designer takes great pride in representing Canadian artists, designers, and craftspeople with a focus on the Atlantic region. Throughout Trinity and the Bonavista Peninsula you’ll find the members of Cultural Craft, a partnership dedicated to providing signature crafts to visitors. See a demonstration, take in a workshop, and experience traditional crafts like blacksmithing, knitting, or rug hooking. Visit culturalcraft.com for a list of sites where authentic creations can be found.

Rising Tide Theatre Trinity (888) 464-3377 risingtidetheatre.com

Mirabella by Elizabeth Burry Trinity (709) 697-1061 elizabethburry.com

Trinity Historical Society Trinity (709) 464-3599 trinityhistoricalsociety.com

My Trinity Experience Heritage Inns Trinity (877) 464-3698 mytrinityexperience.com

Sea of Whales Adventures Trinity (709) 464-2200 seaofwhales.com

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Eastern scenic driving routes Eastern Newfoundland is synonymous with the fishing industry. Fishing takes place in small boats near shore and from larger vessels on the Grand Banks. Learn more about this way of life in major museums in Bonavista and Grand Bank, and in smaller ones with a more local focus. But there’s more here than fish. How about a round of golf near two salmon rivers, or a walk along a coastal path so beautiful it has won international acclaim? There’s a theatre festival in Trinity that’s been entertaining travellers for many years with local productions, local stories, and local stars. There are beaches and boat tours, history and heritage – and even a ferry ride to France. Trinity Pageant

Discovery Trail 349 km The Discovery Trail has three road entrances: Routes 230 and 230A in Clarenville, and Route 233 in Port Blandford. Clarenville is new; it was founded in the 1890s, so it’s a mere babe compared with many other towns on the Bonavista Peninsula, one of the most historic and beautiful parts of the province. On the way north, take a side trip to Random Island, linked to the ‘mainland’ by causeway only since the 1960s. Trinity is one of the best-known communities in the province. Take Route 239 to this coastal gem. The permanent population is only about 350, with some 50 architecturally significant buildings. Trinity was once a prosperous and progressive fishing community. Its name comes from Trinity Sunday because upon that day in 1501, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real sailed into its huge harbour during his circumnavigation of Newfoundland. English settlement came much later.

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Take a guided tour on land or sea, or just wander around. Among the fascinating exhibits are the cooperage, where barrels were made, and a real working forge where you can see a blacksmith make iron items that are sold in local craft stores. But it is for the theatre that travellers come in summer. The high comedy, farce, and enduring drama of Newfoundland and Labrador’s history take to the streets for the New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant. This is a walking tour of the town led by actors portraying a few of the more outrageous characters from the not-too-distant past. Rising Tide Theatre also presents Seasons in the Bight at its waterfront theatre. In addition, you can go whale watching and hiking in the area, or visit Cape Random – the film set for the TV miniseries Random Passage. In Port Rexton, you’ll find the Skerwink Trail, listed by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the 25 best hikes in North America and Europe. The trail leads you to a sea stack called the Music Box because of the sounds the winds make. It’s also a great way to see kittiwakes, gannets, great black-backed gulls, and whales. Port Union, as the name suggests, is a union-built town, the only one of its kind in North America. It was founded by Sir William F. Coaker, an early 20th-century reformer, union organizer, politician, businessman,


teetotaller, and failed farmer who devoted his life to bettering the lives of downtrodden fishermen. Another interesting side trip is a stop at Elliston, the root cellar capital of the world. Hundreds of these man-made, frost-free food preservers – many still in use – recall the ingenuity of the pioneers. Before roads were built, there were two ways to get around: by boat or shank’s mare – on foot – and as a result there are coastal trails galore in this part of the world. Guided or self-guided, hiking or walking on the Discovery Trail takes you to sea stacks, long-abandoned outports, and weird rock formations. It also gives you an eyeful of birds, including the colourful Atlantic puffin, which you can see at Elliston and Cape Bonavista. The northern tip of the Bonavista Peninsula is where John Cabot landed in 1497 and ‘discovered’ the New Founde Lande. Most importantly, Cabot found enormous quantities of codfish, and his news of that discovery set off a five-century scramble for fish, whose echoes still resonate throughout the North Atlantic world. In the early 1990s cod stocks declined to the point where a moratorium on catching them was declared, and 20 years later there are signs that they are recovering from overharvesting and habitat degradation. It’s entirely appropriate, then, that a major exploration of five centuries of fishing is mounted at the Ryan Premises

National Historic Site in Bonavista. This restored fish merchant’s multibuilding premises tells the story of the fishery through exhibits and multimedia displays. Outside town is the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site, where guides in period costumes will show you around. Nearby is Dungeon Provincial Park, where a collapsed sea cave has become a steep-sided crater. The Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site is a legacy of Gordon Bradley, Newfoundland’s first federal cabinet minister after Confederation. It’s a preserved outport fish merchant’s home and outbuildings. Drop by on July 1, Canada Day, for a special celebration. The Ryan Premises National Historic Site

The best thing to do in Bonavista is park your car and walk. It’s a great way to see the old part of town and take in the architecture. Check to see what’s playing at the Garrick Theatre. On the peninsula’s north side, turn off Route 235 onto Route 235-19 to Open Hall, Red Cliff, and Tickle Cove, famed for the song “Tickle Cove Pond.” Scenes from the feature film The Grand Seduction were filmed in this area. Between the Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas there’s a little-known area with lovely scenery. That’s Southwest Arm in Trinity Bay. Route 205 along the north coast of this bay leads to natural attractions like coves and roadside bogs alive with wildflowers. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Heritage Run 479 km Route 210 takes you down the Burin Peninsula, which differs from the rest of the province in both geography and outlook. Separated from the seat of political power in St. John’s for centuries, the Burin Peninsula developed its own trade links with the eastern seaboard and beyond. Everything is different here – from its dialects and traditional set and square dances to its architecture. Swift Current has long been a favourite area for sport fishing and hiking. Just south of there is Piper’s Hole, where, according to legend, the mournful tune of a French soldier killed in battle can still be heard. Most communities are on the peninsula’s east side in Placentia Bay because of the good anchorage, abundance of fish, and pebble beaches for drying fish. This is why Europeans first began to settle here. There are only a handful of communities on the west side in Fortune Bay. One of these is Bay L’Argent, where a coastal boat – passengers and freight only – connects with the community of Rencontre East and, further west, Pool’s Cove on the Coast of Bays. The return trip is a fine one-day excursion. The highway crosses maritime barrens, one of the main eco-regions that characterize the province’s ecology. Keep an eye out for rough-legged hawks. The boulders dotting the landscape are glacial erratics dropped by melting glaciers 10,000 years ago. Community names reflect the diverse European influences on early settlement: Spanish Room, Jean de Baie, Rock Harbour. Basque and Portuguese influences are sometimes buried under several layers of translation of the original names. Both Placentia and Fortune Bays have large bald eagle populations.

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Around the southern part of the peninsula are Leach’s storm petrels at Corbin Island, the rare Manx Shearwater at Middle Lawn Island, and great blackbacked gulls on Outer Lawn Island – the latter two islands are now part of an ecological reserve. Burin Heritage House

Marystown is the largest community, commercial hub, and services centre in the region. The main heavy industry is a shipyard and fabrication facility for the offshore oil industry. Nearby Burin on Route 221, which is built along a series of high cliffs and sheltered coves, was once a haven for pirates and privateers. Take a stroll along the Oldest Colony Trust boardwalk in Burin Harbour. Captain James Cook stationed troops atop what is now called Cook’s Lookout to keep an eye on rum-runners operating between French Saint-Pierre and the peninsula, a job that has been taken over by the RCMP in modern times. The community museum has excellent displays of the 1929 tsunami that devastated the coast. Winterland, on Route 222, has the best soil in the peninsula, and has been a farming area since the dark days of the Depression. It’s also a good place for birding. One of the region’s most famous communities is St. Lawrence. Legend has it that the first settlers were survivors who escaped the sinking of Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s ship in 1583. A few days before the sinking, Gilbert


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Its modern claim to fame is the men’s Laurentians soccer team, which has dominated the game since the 1960s. This perennial powerhouse from a town of only 1,700 has won numerous provincial championships and a silver medal at the national championships in 2002. No wonder the town bills itself as the Soccer Capital of Canada. Grand Bank is the quintessential Newfoundland outport. More than any other port, this town is associated with the Grand Banks schooner fishery, and the town’s architecture reflects the prosperity and loss that went hand-inhand with that once-booming industry. The excellent examples of Queen Annestyle homes are topped by widow’s walks where the wives of well-to-do

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skippers waited, sometimes in vain, for their husbands’ return. Buildings in the town have features borrowed from the architectures of eastern Canada and New England, reflecting the reach of the fish trade. The Provincial Seamen’s Museum is located here. Nearby Fortune derives its name from the Portuguese fortuna, which can mean both good and ill fortune. From here, a passenger boat sails in summer to Saint-Pierre. The lighthouse at Fortune Head, one of several prominent lights along the coast, is surrounded by an ecological reserve that preserves fossils marking the boundary between the Precambrian and Cambrian geological eras about 540 million years ago. Saint-Pierre is just an hour away and is a good place to buy French wine and perfumes. But remember, you have to clear customs on your return and American visitors will have to clear customs before entering the U.S. as well. The last stop is Frenchman’s Cove on Route 213 where there’s a nine-hole golf course in the provincial park. Hiking trails from here to nearby Garnish and Grand Beach cross beaches that are a great place to see the light over Fortune Bay. The kilometre reference for each trail is one-way, including all side roads.

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had claimed Newfoundland for England at a St. John’s ceremony that was mocked by the European sailors. In 1942, two U.S. warships ran aground near St. Lawrence. The people of St. Lawrence and Lawn risked their lives when rescuing 186 sailors. They helped bring the men ashore and then took them into their homes. One of the rescued sailors was the late Lanier Phillips, an African-American who had first-hand experience of racism. The kindness shown to him by the people of St. Lawrence – most of whom had never before seen someone of AfricanAmerican descent – helped him imagine a better world, and he went on to help desegregate the U.S. Navy.


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playground, boat rentals, sandy beach, enclosed heated pool, minigolf, turbo shoot, waterskiing, paintball, sports, fishing, hiking, snowmobile rentals, guided tours, ice fishing, ice skating, sliding, snowshoeing, skiing/golf nearby. $$: $85–$130, weekly and off-season rates. CC: V, MC. Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) CLARENVILLE INN cccc (H/M) 2F 63 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 466 7911 F: (709) 466 3854 TF: (877) 466 7911 E: bcritch@clarenvilleinn.ca W: clarenvilleinn. ca Description: Beautifully appointed rooms, dining room with spectacular food and views, fitness centre, swimming pool. Amenities: Internet, gift shop, coffee services, 42” flat screen TV, hair dryer, balconies, mini fridge, lounge. $$: $130–$290. CC: AE, MC, V. CROMWELL HOUSE cccc (VH) 2 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Popular Road T: (709) 466 3719 / 685 6508 F: (709) 466 3719 TF: (866) 466 6803 E: brian.avery@persona.ca W: thecromwellhouse.com Description: This 3-bedroom, fully-equipped vacation home is truly your home away from home. Amenities: Fully-furnished 2-storey, antique/country décor, laundry, internet, satellite TV, DVD, BBQ, patio deck, 90 minutes to Bonavista, 1 hour to Trinity, 3 major golf courses nearby, kayak tours. $$: Quad $189, extra person $20, see website or call for fall/spring rates. CC: MC, V, AE. ISLAND VIEW HOSPITALITY HOME ccc½ (B) 32FT 3 Rooms, Jan 2–Dec 31 Loc: Route 230A T: (709) 466 2062 E: islandview@nfld.net W: bbcanada. com/6305.html Description: Stately home filled with smells of homemade buns, breads, and jams. Many family antiques. Antique doll collection. Beautiful view of Random Sound. Amenities: Full breakfast, evening snacks, full-size kitchen, ensuite bathrooms, cable TV, wi-fi, non-smoking, lighted deck and gazebo, knowledgeable hostess, old-world atmosphere. $$: $85–$125. CC: MC, V. RESTLAND MOTEL ccc (H/M) -2FT 25 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 262 Memorial Drive T: (709) 466 7653 / 7636 F: (709) 466 2743 TF: (800) 205 3993 E: restlandmotel@nf.aibn.com W: restlandmotel.ca Description: Ocean tours with shore lunch (boil up), whale/bird/iceberg tours, guided snowmobile tours. Local traditional live music sessions in our Wheelhouse Pub. Homecooked cuisine, iceberg ice in drinks. Amenities: Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Air conditioning, efficiency units with drive-up entrance (BBQ available upon request), fitness room, Jacuzzi suite, laundry, designated petfriendly rooms, restaurant, air-conditioned pub, digital cable TV, internet. $$: $129.95, efficiency units $139.95, family suites $145.95, apartment $145.95, Jacuzzi suite $145.95. CC: AE, MC, V. SEACREST SUITES cccc (S) 4 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 141–143 Memorial Drive T: (709) 466 3719 / 685 6508 F: (709) 466 3719 TF: (866) 466 6803 E: brian.avery@ persona.ca W: seacrestsuites.com Description: Executive-style living with small-town friendliness. Amenities: 42” HDTV and DVD, internet, private deck, BBQ, ocean view, fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cookware, dishes, laundry. $$: Quad $169, off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V. ST. JUDE HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 32FT 63 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 466 1717 F: (709) 466 1714 TF: (800) 563 7800 E: sterling@stjudehotel.com W: stjudehotel.com Description: Award-winning hotel. Comfortable rooms and great dining. Amenities: Airconditioned rooms, family restaurant, elevator, wi-fi, in-room coffee/tea, cable TV, 24-hour front desk/concession service. $$: $129–$149, suites $175–$300. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. THE WAVE HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 34 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 11B Blackmore Avenue T: (709) 466 7946 F: (709) 466 5906 E: waveoffice@eastlink.ca W: wavehotel.ca Description: Family hotel featuring large indoor heated pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre. Amenities: Air conditioning, queen/king beds, sauna, complimentary continental breakfast, free wi-fi, mini fridge, non-smoking, close to shopping/major food franchises, central location. $$: $129–$199. CC: AE, MC, V. Lethbridge, Route 230 (P20) DUNROVIN COTTAGES cccc (C) -F 9 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 467 Discovery Trail T: (709) 467 5897 / (706) 427 2690 F: (709) 467 5160 TF: (877) 787 2712 E: gerripenney@hotmail.ca Description: Centrally located on the Discovery Trail en route to historic Bonavista and Trinity. Amenities: Convenience store, restaurant, gas, propane, laundry, playground, fishing/hunting nearby, ski-doo trails, pets allowed on leash. $$: $100. CC: MC, V, AE. Brooklyn, Route 234 (P20) ASPEN BY THE SEA ccc½ (C) -F 8 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 62 Oceanview Crescent T/F: (709) 467 5219 TF: (877) 921 5219 E: info@aspenbythesea.com W: aspenbythesea.

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com Description: 6 cottages with 1 bedroom (double bed and sofa bed); 2 cottages with 2 bedrooms (2 double beds or double bed and double bunk beds). 1 pet-friendly cottage. Amenities: Wi-fi, bath/shower, playground, laundry, BBQ, full kitchen, satellite TV/VCR/DVD, private patio, all non-smoking, restaurants, downhill skiing/golf nearby, children’s swimming pool in season. $$: $110–$160, extra adult $10, extra child (under 12) $5. CC: MC, V. OLD CALEB’S PLACE ccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 74 Oceanview Crescent T: (709) 467 5436 TF: (866) 467 5436 E: oldcalebsplace1@gmail.com W: oldcalebsplace.com Description: Original homestead circa 1920. Fully-equipped house on 8 acres in a private seaside setting. Amenities: Bath/shower, fishing, hiking, whale/iceberg watching, national park nearby, BBQ, TV, golf. $$: $95 and up, extra person $15. CC: MC, V. Charleston, Route 230 (P20) CABOT HI-WAY CABINS ccc½ (C) -2F 6 Cottages, May 14–Oct 12 Loc: Route 230 T: (709) 462 3370 / 468 6768 TF: (877) 654 2316 E: dave.butt@persona.ca Description: Scenic lake on property. Amenities: Paddle boat rentals, laundry, public phone, convenience store, coffee shop, playground, picnic area, pets allowed on leash, fishing, whale/iceberg watching nearby. Trinity, golf course, drag strip within 25 minutes drive, 1 hour to Bonavista. $$: $99. CC: MC, V. Trinity, Route 239 (P21) A TRINITY SUITE ccc½ (S) F 1 Suite, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 24 West Street T: (709) 464 3040 / 690 5144 TF: (855) 464 3440 E: trinitymercantile@gmail.com W: atrinitysuite.ca Description: Located in the centre of Trinity and all it has to offer. Amenities: Fully-furnished, comfortable, relaxed, 1-bedroom queen suite. Well-equipped kitchen, living room, full bathroom, high-speed internet, local phone and cable/DVD. Walking distance of Rising Tide Theatre, historic sites, restaurants, whale watching, boat/walking tours, trails, beaches, bank. Short drive to Skerwink Trail, Lockston Path Provincial Park, Admiral’s Point Lighthouse. $$: $115. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. ARTISAN INN & CAMPBELL HOUSE TRINITY cccc (I) 572FTY 6 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 57 High Street T: (709) 464 3377 / 728 1805 F: (709) 464 3377 TF: (877) 464 7700 E: info@trinityvacations.com W: trinityvacations.com BL: discovertrinitynl. wordpress.com Description: Eclectic Trinity


BISHOP WHITE MANOR cccc (B) 9 Rooms, Jun 1–Oct 15 Loc: 16 Gallavan’s Lane T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@ nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience. com Description: Centuries-old homestead of the first Newfoundland bishop. Filled with antiques, historic charm, and warm hospitality. Amenities: Ensuite bathrooms, complimentary breakfast, early 1800s architecture, TV/DVD, free wi-fi, patio. Restaurant/gift shop on adjacent property, close to attractions and hiking trails. $$: $115–$180, extra person $25. Register at Eriksen Premises, 8 West Street. CC: MC, V. COMMANDER’S KEEP cccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: 14 Clinch’s Lane T: (877) 240 5337 TF: (877) 240 5337 E: commanderskeep@gmail. com W: commanderskeep.com BL: www. commanderskeep.blogspot.ca Description: Luxury vacation home, perched high on a cliff, affords sweeping views of the ocean and Trinity! It is your personal piece of paradise! Amenities: Easy walking to all attractions and hiking trails, many windows on all sides, huge deck, open concept with beam ceilings, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, ceiling fans, 3 bedrooms (2 queen, 2 twin), sofa bed in living room, nonallergenic pillows/blankets, luxury linens/ bathrobes, 2½ baths, games, laundry, free wi-fi, cable home theatre, stereo/CD/iPod docking, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $1,700 (4-night minimum), weekly $2,500. Cleaning fee $110. Off-season $1,450 (4-night minimum), weekly $2,000. Taxes included. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. COVE COTTAGE cccc½ (VH) FTY 1 Vacation home, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 53 High Street T: (709) 464 3377 / 728 1805 F: (709) 464 3377 TF: (877) 464 7700 E: info@ trinityvacations.com W: trinityvacations. com BL: discovertrinitynl.wordpress.com Description: Recently constructed traditional shorefront home in Fisher’s Cove–heart of

historic Trinity. Amenities: Contemporary open concept interior, 3 queen bedrooms, nonallergenic pillows/duvets, 2 full baths, laundry, ocean view, modern kitchen, sofa bed, internet, cable TV/DVD, stereo/CD player, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $299, weekly $1,800, extra person (over 6) $25, off-season rates available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. ERIKSEN PREMISES cccc (I) 2 7 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 8 West Street T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience.com Description: 19th-century merchant home with ocean and village views, casual fine dining, and local charm. Amenities: Queen and king guest rooms with ensuites, TV/DVD, phone, free wi-fi, gift shop, complimentary breakfast, within walking distance of hiking and historic attractions, the perfect base for exploring the Bonavista Peninsula! $$: $130–$190, extra person $25, rollaway cot $25, extended-stay rates during low season. CC: V, MC. GOOSE COVE RETREAT cccc½ (VH) 2FT 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 25 Railway Road T: (709) 682 2682 / 687 4462 F: (709) 753 0795 Off-Season T: (709) 753 0794 E: info@ goosecoveretreat.com W: goosecoveretreat. com Description: Luxury vacation home and executive retreat. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen. Quiet oceanfront property with a spectacular panoramic view. Amenities: Luxury linens, large open living room with wood fireplace, air conditioning, non-smoking, wi-fi, interior/ exterior sound, TV, games, laundry, hot tub/ sauna, 3 cedar decks, BBQs, firepit. Near whale/ iceberg boat tours, sea kayaking, dinner theatre, historical walking tours, hiking trails, salmon/ trout fishing, golf. $$: May 16–Sep 2: $810, 3 nights $2,150, 7 nights $4,860. Fall/winter rates available. By reservation only. CC: AE, MC, V. HARBOUR HOUSE cccc (VH) 4 1 Vacation home, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 5 Water Street T: (709) 464 3377 / 3391 Off-Season T: (709) 753 8945 TF: (877) 464 7700 E: tgow@ trinityvacations.com W: trinityvacations.com Description: House sits high on the southern tip of Trinity. Amenities: Spectacular ocean and village views from all 3 spacious bedrooms, open concept, 1½ baths, modern kitchen with all appliances, laundry, wi-fi, cable, TV/ DVD, stereo/CD player, iPod dock. $$: $250– $300, minimum stay 3 nights (in season), weekly $1,400–$1,800, monthly rates available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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oceanfront retreat, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, recommended by Where to Eat in Canada. Amenities: Cable TV, phone, wi-fi, no pets, non-smoking, hiking/biking/walking trails, kayaking, whale/iceberg/birdwatching, boat tours, theatre, provincial historic sites, restaurants, shopping within walking distance, short driving to Skerwink Trail and Random Passage set, Twine Loft Restaurant offers ocean shore licenced dining, in-house sommelier, drink service on waterside deck, computer. $$: $99–$280, weekly/multiple-night/off-season rates, call or visit website. CC: MC, V.


KELLY’S LANDING cccc (B) 4 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 25 Water Street T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience.com Description: Turn of the 20th-century waterfront property in heart of Trinity with ensuites and local charm. Amenities: Stunning ocean views, in-room cable TV/DVD, phone, fax, free wi-fi, ocean view patio, high-quality mattresses and linens, off-street parking, casual fine dining, complimentary breakfast. $$: Double $110– $190, extra person $25. CC: MC, V. LIGHTHOUSE VIEW cccc (VH) FTY 1 Cottage, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 57 High Street T: (709) 464 3377 / 728 1805 F: (709) 464 3377 TF: (877) 464 7700 E: info@trinityvacations.com W: trinityvacations.com BL: discovertrinitynl. wordpress.com Description: Recently restored, vintage, 2-bedroom cottage with park-like garden in historical district. 20m from rocky shore, facing lighthouse and famous Skerwink cliffs. Amenities: Large deck with BBQ, ensuite private bath/shower, phone in rooms, wi-fi, cable TV/DVD/VCR, laundry service, hiking/ kayaking, theatre, whale/iceberg/birdwatching boat tours nearby, no pets, non-smoking. $$: $99–$299, weekly/multiple-night/off-season rates available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. MAIDMENT HOUSE B&B cccc (B) 4FT 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 4 Dandy Lane T/F: (709) 464 2220 E: maidmenthouse@eastlink.ca W: maidmenthouse.com BL: maidmenthouse. wordpress.com Description: This masterfully restored home, circa 1892, offers old-world ambience and modern comforts. Amenities: Memorable breakfasts, homemade quilts, pressed cotton linens, eco-friendly cleaning, homemade soaps, wi-fi, garden, deck, laundry service, itineraries, in the heart of town, walking distance to all attractions, queen beds with ensuite baths, twins with private bath. $$: $105–$150, gourmet breakfast included. Multiple-night stay required for peak-season bookings. Discount for single guest. Off-peak rates available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. NAN & POP’S COTTAGE cc½ (C) -F 2 Cottages, Apr 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 239 T: (709) 464 3650 / 3000 E: nanandpopscottages@ hotmail.com Description: Enjoy the view of the water in our 2-bedroom cottages. Amenities: Bath and shower, full housekeeping amenities, patio with propane BBQ, cable TV, view of the water, quiet setting. Small pets allowed. $$: Double $110, extra person $10, children stay free, off-season rates. CC: MC, V.

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SEAVIEW COTTAGE B&B cccc (B) 1 Room, Jun 3–Sep 5 Loc: 7 Water Street T: (709) 436 2038 / 470 0762 Off-Season T: 011 441 493 393 793 E: mary@jaswan.plus.com W: seaviewcottagetrinity.com Description: Enviable setting, million dollar view, high on southern tip of historical Trinity. Panoramic views of the bay, ocean and this picture postcard settlement. Amenities: Tastefully furnished and decorated, single-storey, queen bed, ensuite bath/shower, wi-fi, cable TV, lounge, large deck, non-smoking, complimentary breakfast. Near hiking trails, whale/iceberg/birdwatching, boat tours, restaurants/coffee shops, bars, theatre/ historical walking tours/kayaking. $$: $140, offseason $130, tax included. CC: MC, V. THE CROW’S NEST IN TRINITY cccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 1– Oc t 31 Loc: 41 H i g h St r e e t T: (70 9) 738 3224 E : thecrowsnestintrinity@hotmail.com W: vrbo. com/612209 Description: Trinity’s newest luxury vacation home, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Enjoy spectacular ocean and town views from the home and 3 decks. Short walk to all town attractions. Amenities: Open concept living area, fully-equipped kitchen, stone fireplace in living room, 51” TV with surround sound, queen beds and luxury linens, laundry, free wi-fi, BBQ, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $295 (3-night minimum), cleaning fee $100, off-season (Sep 30–May 31) $275. CC: V, AE, MC, e-Transfer. THE OTHER HOUSE ccc½ (VH) F 1 House, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 6 Ash’s Lane T: (709) 464 3040 / 690 5144 TF: (855) 464 3440 E: trinitymercantile@gmail.com W: theotherhousevacationhome.ca Description: Unique accommodation in a traditional home in the centre of Trinity. Amenities: Fully furnished, comfortable, relaxed, private home, 3 bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, living room, large deck with BBQ, walk to Rising Tide Theatre, historic sites, restaurants, whale watching, boat and walking tours, trails, beaches, bank, short drive to Skerwink Trail and Admirals Point Lighthouse. $$: $175, long-term rates available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. TRINITY CABINS cc (C) -F 12 Cabins, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 239 T: (709) 464 3657 / 743 4790 F: (709) 464 3657 TF: (877) 341 3657 E: info@triniitycabins.com W: trinitycabins.com Description: Newfoundland’s pioneer summer resort since 1948. Amenities: Laundry, private bath/shower, playground, cable TV, snack bar, whale/iceberg watching, hiking, fishing, wi-fi, ATM. $$: Cabins $79, units $99, extra person $7, pets $15. CC: MC, V, AE.


TRINITY SUITES ccc½ (A) 2 Apartments, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 2 Ash’s Lane T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience.com Description: 2 fully-equipped self-contained apartments in walking distance to theatre, hiking, and historic sites. Amenities: Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, living room with cable TV/DVD, phone, wi-fi, BBQ. $$: 1 bedroom $140, 2 bedrooms $190, weekly rates in off-season. CC: V, MC. VICARAGE SUITES cccc (S) 2 Suites, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 2 Dock Lane T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@ nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience. com Description: Luxurious accommodations in the heart of Trinity. Perfect for honeymoons, retreats, and getaways! Amenities: Spa suites with king beds, double whirlpool tubs, sitting rooms, full bathroom with shower, fireplace, cable TV/DVD, phone, high-quality linens, toiletries package, walking distance to Trinity attractions, theatre, restaurants, hiking, centrally located on Bonavista Peninsula for day trips. $$: Double $190, extra person $25. CC: MC, V. VINTAGE NEWFOUNDLAND “MORRIS MANOR” cccc½ (VH) 57 1 House, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: High Street T: (709) 368 0273 / 691 8008 F: (709) 368 3337 TF: (888) 364 2470 E: donna@vintagenewfoundland. ca W: vintagenewfoundland.ca Description: Meticulously renovated and furnished 1860 vacation home in the heart of historic Trinity. Amenities: Nationally registered heritage property, ocean view, modern kitchen, VCR/ DVD, cable TV, internet, BBQ, 3 fireplaces, house cleaning, endless outdoor activities. $$: $160–$260. CC: AE, MC, V.

Dunfield, Route 239 (P21) THE ROLLING HILLS ccc½ (VH) 4 Rooms, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 464 3344 F: (709) 464 3344 TF: (877) 829 4373 E: edbeckett@nf.sympatico.ca W: therollinghills. com Description: Dining area has 4 tables, rose china, linen tablecloths. You’ll feel like royalty. Amenities: Circa 1903, restored saltbox house with original stained glass windows and doors, propane fire place in TV room, queen beds and ensuites, laundry, cable TV, wi-fi, fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, large deck, pet free, nonsmoking, 5 minutes from historic Trinity, boat tours, whale watching, icebergs, berry picking, puffins all in season, Rising Tide Theatre, boat tours, Skerwink hiking trail. $$: $275 (3-night minimum preferred), weekly $1,400. CC: MC, V. Trinity East, Route 230 (P21) EAGLE PEAK cccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 15– Oct 31 Loc: Main Street T: (613) 328 8720 TF: (866) 408 4748 E: bmmcintyre@sympatico.ca W: new foundlandvacationhomes.com Description: Luxuriously equipped 3-bedroom home, southern exposure. Peace and seclusion in an outport fishing village. Amenities: Stunning views of the harbour, lighthouse, and ocean beyond. Tastefully decorated, each room resonates with living history. Newfoundland art and antique furnishings. Fine linens, large decks with chairs, BBQ, satellite TV/DVD, phone, dishwasher, wi-fi, laundry, music, books, minutes from Trinity, hiking, theatre, whales, icebergs, and more. Committed to sustainability. $$: $200–$250, weekly $1,400– $1,600, off-season rates up to 20% off. Daily rental, if available. CC: e-Transfer. HOGARTH HOUSE cccc½ (VH) 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Off Route 230 T: (709) 687 3817 / 3816 E: info@ nfldcottagerentals.com W: nfldcottagerentals. com Description: Spectacular panoramic ocean views of Trinity. 3-bedroom cottage, 3 bathrooms, accommodates 6. Amenities: Wi-fi, 10-minute walk from Skerwink Hiking Trail, boat tours, kayaking, Trinity Pageant, dinner theatres, Random Passage film set, golf course 30-minutes away, ensuite off master, 2 wood burning fireplaces (1 outside), 4 satellite TVs/ DVDs, CD/iPod, gas BBQ, large front veranda, enclosed side patio, sunroom with wood fireplace, laundry, dishwasher, microwave, fully equipped, private. $$: Jun–Sep: $305 (2or 3-night minimum), weekly $1,700 (weekly minimum in Jul and Aug). Off-season: $275, weekly $1,200. CC: AE, MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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TRINITY ECO-TOURS LODGE ccc½ (B) FTY 6 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 10 Main Road T: (709) 464 3712 / 427 6788 F: (709) 464 3712 Off-Season T: (709) 464 8902 E: bobbartlett@ trinityeco-tours.com W: trinityeco-tours.com BL: www.captainbobfromtrinity.blogspot.ca Description: Full marine facility including whale watching by Zodiac and kayak, water taxi to local attractions. Amenities: Marine wildlife tours, kayak tours, restaurant, accommodations, hiking. $$: $99–$169, $10 rebate on tours with room booking, off-season $10 rebate per room. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.


SKERWINK STATION cccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 15– Oct 31 Loc: Main Street T: (613) 328 8720 TF: (866) 408 4748 E: bmmcintyre@sympatico.ca W: new foundlandvacationhomes.com Description: Luxury cottage, generously equipped, accommodates 4, at entrance Skerwink Trail. Amenities: Pristine cottage–a whole house to yourself allows ample space to spread out, cook, or have a home base from which to explore, all amenities provided, relax and rejuvenate in unique peaceful rural Newfoundland, wi-fi, BBQ, cable TV, phone, decks. $$: $135–$150, weekly $900, off-season discount up to 20% off. CC: e-Transfer. Port Rexton, Route 230 (P21) DORAN HOUSE, ERIN HOUSE, SKERWINK HOUSE cccc (VH) 2 3 Vacation homes, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road, Dog Cove Road (Skerwink House) T: (709) 739 0447 F: (709) 739 0467 E: trinitybight@morag. ca W: trinitybightvacations.com Description: Beautifully restored and equipped luxury vacation homes with stunning, unobstructed views of Trinity Bay. Amenities: Oceanfront, luxurious linens, fluffy duvets, quiet/private, golf, birdwatching, hiking trails, 15 minutes from Trinity. $$: $240, Fri or Sat $275, weekly $1,500, off-season rates. Long-term rentals (min 2 weeks) in off-season. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. DEVIL’S COVE cccc½ (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: Ballett’s Lane and Devil’s Cove T: (613) 328 8720 TF: (866) 408 4748 E: bmmcintyre@sympatico. ca W: newfoundlandvacationhomes.com Description: Meticulously restored 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury vacation home. Peace and seclusion, generous living space for your vacation, magnificent ocean view. Amenities: Tastefully furnished with understated elegance, extensively equipped, open concept, living room, dining room, kitchen area, 2 full baths, captain’s room overlooking ocean, free wi-fi, fresh sea breezes complimentary. $$: $200– $250, weekly $1,450–$1,600, off-season rates up to 20% off. CC: e-Transfer. FISHERS’ LOFT cccc½ (I) F 21 Rooms and suites, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Mill Road, Off Route 230 T: (709) 464 3240 TF: (877) 464 3240 E: enquiries@fishersloft.com W: fishersloft.com Description: Casually elegant coastal inn. Traditional architecture. Awardwinning furniture, coastal walks. Amenities: Licenced dining by reservation (recommended in 2015 in Where to Eat in Canada), ocean views from all rooms and suites, ensuite bath/shower,

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cable TV, free wi-fi, computer. Near hiking and walking trails including Skerwink Trail, theatre, whale/iceberg/birdwatching, shopping and restaurants. Non-smoking, craft/book shop, recognized in National Geographic Traveler as one of the best 15 places to stay in Canada. $$: Double $99–$275, extra person $25. CC: MC, V. HI TRINITY SKERWINK HOSTEL cc½ (H/U) 4FT 2 Rooms, May 22–Sep 20 Loc: Off Rocky Hill Road T: (709) 436 3033 / 457 4597 Off-Season T: (416) 531 2432 E: manager@skerwinkhostel. com W: skerwinkhostel.com BL: skerwinkhostel. com/blog Description: Comfortable, clean, friendly home. Ideal for backpackers and families exploring Trinity Bay. Amenities: Beds with private lights, kitchen, lounge, free wi-fi, computers, 3 bathrooms, local transfers, games room, BBQ, breakfast available, bike rentals, hiking tours available. All shared bathrooms. $$: $25–$74. CC: MC, V. PARKSIDE INN ccc (B) 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 230 T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience.com Description: Located 5 km from historic Trinity, 40 km from Bonavista. Amenities: Ensuite bath/shower, full breakfast, late checkout, cable TV, fishing nearby, whales/icebergs in season, walking trails, lounge. $$: Double $100, extra person $25. CC: MC, V. SHERWOOD SUITES / MOTEL ccc (C) / ccc (H/M) 2

12 Cottages, 4 rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 32–34 Rocky Hill Road T: (709) 464 2130 TF: (877) 464 2133 E: info@sherwoodsuites.com W: sherwoodsuites.com Description: Spacious accommodations on a park-like setting near historic Trinity and the Skerwink Trail. Amenities: Cable TV, payphone, ensuite bath/shower, laundry, non-smoking rooms, wi-fi, scenic ocean view, iceberg/bird/whale watching, hiking/walking trails, theatre/restaurant/ golf nearby. $$: Double $89–$109, extra person $10. CC: MC, V, AE. Port Union, Route 230 (O22) CAPTAIN BLACKMORE’S HERITAGE MANOR cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 7 Blackmore’s Road T: (709) 469 2920 TF: (877) 469 2920 E : c a p t a i n b l a c k m o r e @ e a s t l i n k . c a W: captainblackmores.com Description: Stately, historic, 5th-generation seaside home with a commanding view of Port Union and harbour.


SEAPORT INN cc½ (H/M) F 24 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 127 Discovery Trail, Route 230 T: (709) 469 2257 F: (709) 469 3320 E: the.saunders@hotmail.com W: seaportinn.ca Description: Enjoy dining at The Fireside and a nightcap at our Swallie Lounge. Amenities: Puffin sites, whale-watching tours, icebergs, hiking trails, Sir William Coaker Heritage Foundation. $$: $89–$109. CC: V, MC, AE. Elliston, Route 238 (O22) BIRD ISLAND INN B&B ccc½ (B) 3 Rooms, May 1–Oct 30 Loc: 27 Main Road T: (709) 468 5971 TF: (866) 346 2473 E: crrwolfcove@nf.sympatico.ca W: birdislandinn. com Description: Spectacular coastal view. Perfect home base for touring. Minutes from Bonavista. Kayaks on-site. Amenities: 2 private rooms with ocean view, efficiency unit, seaside deck, full breakfast with options, homemade jams, BBQ, wi-fi, laundry, full kitchen use, cable TV, local traditional restaurant, kayaking tours, sandy swimming beach, whales/icebergs in season, ‘Home from the Sea’ Sealers Memorial, trouting, biking, berry picking, shopping, local theatre music series, root cellar tours, hiking pick up and drop off, closest view of puffins from land in North America, local festival. $$: $120–$150, weekly/multiple-night incentives. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. COLES VACATION HOME ccc (VH) F 1 Vacation home, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: 4 Ack’s Lane T: (709) 747 8078 E: lorna_coles@ hotmail.com Description: Charming, historic, 3-bedroom home located in quiet setting across from the ocean. Steps to hiking trail and short distance to puffin viewing site, sandy beach, root cellar restaurant and souvenir shops. Amenities: Cable TV, wi-fi, laundry, fullyequipped kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, large deck with BBQ, library with historic books, wide variety of board games, electric fireplaces. $$: Double $150, weekly $900, extra person $10. CC: e-Transfer. ISLAND VIEW CABIN ccc½ (C) F 1 Cabin, May 14–Oct 31 Loc: 17 Farm Road T: (709) 468 1422 / 4179 Off-Season T: (709) 468 1422 E: pamoldford@hotmail.com Description: Private, quiet 2-bedroom cabin

on an oceanfront property with an amazing view. Amenities: Non-smoking, fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, cable TV, internet, laundry. Inquire about pets. $$: $120, weekly $700. MOUNTAIN RIDGE CABIN ccc½ (C) F 2 Cabins, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 54 Catalina Road T: (709) 468 4764 E: mountainridgecabins@ hotmail.com Description: Beautiful 1- and 2-bedroom cabins (sleeps 4) with ocean view in front and mountain ridge behind. Beautiful sandy beach, park, walking trails, and famous puffin site nearby. Amenities: Fully equipped, electric heat, wildlife, photographic view of barrens, free wi-fi, satellite TV, free coffee. $$: 1-bedroom $100–$110, 2-bedroom $120–$130. Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) ABBOTT’S B&B cccc (B) 2 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 121 Cape Shore Road T: (709) 468 7103 / 6126 E: abbottsbandb@ yahoo.ca W: bbcanada.com/1420.html Description: Dining room overlooking Cape Bonavista. Homemade bread, jam, and tea buns. Historic sites close by. Large deck on back where you can see icebergs, whales, seals in season. Amenities: Non-smoking, evening snacks, TV, cordless phone, full breakfast, ensuite bath, wi-fi, parking, queen beds. $$: $110–$125. CC: MC, V. ANNIE’S LANDING cccc (S) 2 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 105 Coster Street T: (709) 743 3752 / 468 2844 E: annieslanding@ outlook.com W: annieslanding.ca Description: Once a general store run by Annie Sweetland, transformed into 2 beautiful vacation suites. Come and experience true Newfoundland hospitality in our fully-equipped, comfortable, relaxing suites. Amenities: Double bed and pullout sofa bed in 1-bedroom suite. Queen beds, pullout sofa bed, and rollaway cot in 2-bedroom suite. Bathrobes, toiletries. Full kitchen, laundry, patio with seating area and BBQ, free wi-fi, 32” TV, air conditioning, free parking. $$: $139–$199. CC: MC, V. BLUE WHALES OCEANFRONT COTTAGE ccc½ (C) 1 C o t t a g e , M a y 15 – S e p 3 0 L o c : Spillars Cove Road T: (709) 468 6188 E: bluewhalesoceanfrontcot tage@gmail. com W: bluewhalesoceanfrontcottage.com Description: Spectacular oceanfront setting. Amenities: View with a breeze, fully equipped, bedding and towels, cable TV, wi-fi, easy access walk-in/sit-down shower, 2 bedrooms, foldaway cot. $$: $180, taxes included. CC: MC, V.

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Amenities: Ensuite bathrooms, deck, 2 rooms have private balcony, mini fridge, cable TV, phone, parking, laundry, cot, wi-fi, minutes from museums and hiking trails, walk to National Historic District. $$: Double $95–$155, extra person $15, child (12 and under) free. Off-season and extended-stay discounts. CC: MC, V.


BONAVISTA HOSTEL cc½ (H/U) 4 Rooms, May 15–Sep 15 Loc: 40–42 John Cabot Drive T: (709) 468 7741 / 470 0509 F: (709) 468 7741 TF: (877) 468 7741 E: bonavistahostel@ eastlink.ca W: hihostels.ca Description: Comfortable, smoke-free facility minutes from Ryan Premises and Matthew Legacy Site. Amenities: Self-catering kitchen, laundry, satellite TV in every room, free computer/wi-fi, close to major attractions, free bicycle use, parking, hiking, icebergs, whales, birdwatching, book exchange. $$: $32–$61. CC: MC, V. BREAKWATER OCEANVIEW COTTAGE ccc½ (VH) 1 C o t t a g e , M a y 18 – S e p 3 0 L o c : 19 C a n a i l l e R o a d T: ( 70 9) 4 6 8 0 35 0 E : breakwateroceanviewcottage@gmail.com W: breakwateroceanviewcottage.com Description: One of Bonavista’s most modern cottages with a beautiful ocean view. A warm, comfortable place to stay while you explore Bonavista. A 3-bedroom cottage with open concept living room and kitchen. Amenities: Cable TV, wi-fi, fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, laundry, quality linens, self-catering breakfast provided. $$: Quad $180, extra person $10. CC: MC, V. DORMAN’S MANOR ccc (VH) F 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 63 Roper Street T: (709) 468 1109 / 4627 E: k.jenkins@ eastlink.ca Description: Come watch the sunset from the patio and hear the ocean roaring. Amenities: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry, dishwasher, BBQ, patio, fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV, internet, VCR/DVD, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $155, $125 (3 or more nights). CC: MC, V. ELIZABETH J. COTTAGES cccc½ (C) 2F 2 Cottages, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 40–42 Harris Street T: (709) 468 8145 / 5035 E: elizabethj@ elizabethjcottages.com W: elizabethjcottages. com BL: elizabethjcottages.com/blogelizabeth-j-cottages Description: Experience jaw- dropping views of the ocean 4 0 yards from private luxury cottages. Watch whales play and icebergs float at your feet. Amenities: 2 bedrooms, queen sleigh beds, Egyptian cotton linens, Jacuzzi, fireplaces, Persian rugs, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry modern entertainment centre, phone, wi-fi, 5-stage osmosis system, private large decks/ beaches/BBQ, coastal hiking, Elephant Shop Boutique/Aleksandrs Gallery of Art on-site, near lighthouse, plays, museums, restaurants! $$: Quad $325, extra person $25. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

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HAMPTON HOUSE cccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, May 19–Oct 9 Loc: 61 Canaille Road T: (709) 468 4911 / 49 163 818 1541 E: ruth.condo@t-online.de W: hamptonhouse-newfoundland.com BL: hamptonhouse-newfoundland.com/blog Description: Artist-designed private oceanfront 2-bedroom saltbox house overlooking the rugged coast. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, wi-fi, DVD monitor, central heating, fans, laundry, European duvets, linens, towels, basic provisions provided, outdoor picnic table, hand-built deck chairs, water filtration system, raingear for 2, no TV, no dishwasher. $$: $225, weekly $1,500, monthly $5,500, taxes included. CC: MC, V. HARBOURVIEW B&B cccc (B) F 4 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 21 Ryans Hill T: (709) 468 7370 / 7375 E: cktinkham@ hotmail.com W: harbourviewgetaway.com Description: Historic home, newly renovated, while keeping its charm and unique character. Overlooking Bonavista Harbour, next to Ryan Premises. Walking distance to Matthew replica, restaurants, and downtown. Amenities: Spacious, non-smoking bedrooms, ensuite washrooms, 2 washrooms have claw bath tub and stand up shower, 2 with bathtub/shower enclosure, hair dryer, queen beds, electric woodstove fireplace, relaxing chairs/side table, ice bucket/glasses, postcards, chocolate, fan, full hot/cold breakfast, sit down night-time snack, water cooler, cable TV in lounge, wi-fi, laundry, icebergs, whales watching from deck, no pets. $$: Double $115, extra person $25. CC: MC, V. HART’S HAVEN ccc½ (VH) F 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Temperance Street T: (709) 468 6776 / 470 0335 E: hartshaven@live.ca Description: 4-season, fully-equipped vacation home centrally located in historical Bonavista. Amenities: Cable TV, internet, BBQ, outdoor firepit, laundry, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, nonsmoking, no pets. $$: $125–$185. CC: MC, V. HOTEL BONAVISTA / CABINS ccc (H/M) / ccc½ (C) 16 Rooms, 2 cabins, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 593 Confederation Drive T: (709) 468 1900 F: (709) 468 1901 E: iski-doo@hotmail.com W: hotelbonavista.ca Description: 5 minutes from historic Bonavista, restaurant, lounge. Amenities: Each room and cabin has a refrigerator, satellite TV, phone, wi-fi, pets allowed in rooms, cabins have BBQ. $$: Rooms $91–$149, cabins $114–$149. CC: MC, V, AE.


LANCASTER INN B&B cccc½ (B) 5 Rooms, Jan 1- Dec 31 Loc: 219 Confederation Drive T: (709) 468 5656 E: lancasterinn@ bellaliant.com W: lancasterinn.ca Description: Bonavista’s newest and most modern B&B. Amenities: 1 room with Jacuzzi and fireplace, feather duvets/pillows (allergy-sensitive products available), complimentary hot breakfast, queen beds, cable TV/DVD, phone, wi-fi, non-smoking, no pets. $$: $109–$189, fall rates $89–$139. CC: MC, V. MARBELLA COTTAGE cccc (VH) F 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 6 Moses Point Lane T: (604) 628 1699 / 693 1210 E: info@ marbellacottage.com W: marbellacottage. com Description: Newly restored, designated Heritage Property, over 100 years old. Located in a town that offers an enchanting and rich mix of culture, history, astonishing ocean views, and whale and iceberg sightings. Amenities: 2 bedrooms/bathrooms, fully equipped, free wi-fi, laundry, free cable TV, DVD player, hookup, CD/iPod player, sunroom with futon, non-smoking, no pets. $$: May–Oct $200, Nov– Apr $150. CC: V, MC. MIFFLIN’S HERITAGE INN cccc (B) 57 3 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 5 Ackermans Lane T: (709) 468 2636 F: (705) 524 6433 Off-Season T: (705) 524 6433 E: mifflinstearoom@hotmail. com W: mifflinsheritageinn.weebly.com/ Description: Enjoy your relaxing stay in a newly restored 1900 heritage home centrally located in the heart of historic Bonavista. A home rich in history, Joey Smallwood often visited. Amenities: Remodelled rooms, new ensuite bathrooms/shower, flat screen TV, satellite, wi-fi, cordless phone, laundry, full menu breakfast served 8am–12pm at Mifflin’s Tea Room, picnic table, BBQ, beautiful quiet backyard, behind Garrick Theatre, short walk to pub, restaurants,

Ryan Premises, Matthew Legacy Site, museums, harbour. $$: Double $79–$119, off-season/longstay discounts available. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. OCEANSIDE CABINS cccc (C) F 8 Efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 195 Cape Shore Road T: (709) 468 7771 / 6678 F: (709) 468 2842 E: hjordismbest@gmail.com W: oceansidebonavista.com Description: One of the best oceanfront locations in Bonavista, with fully-equipped units that will meet every expectation. Amenities: Cable TV in sitting room, wi-fi, deck, picnic tables, chairs, BBQ. View whales, icebergs, and fishing boats. Close to lighthouse, Dungeon Provincial Park, historic sites, museum, craft shops, root cellars, hiking trails, grocery, playground, restaurant. $$: $125– $145, off-season rates available. CC: MC, V. PUFFINS LANDING B&B cccc (B) 4 Rooms, May 15–Sep 30 Loc: 16 Russelltown Road T: (709) 468 5967 / 8883 E: puffinslanding@ msn.com W: puffinslanding.ca Description: Comfor table stay, delicious break fast. Amenities: Private ensuite bathrooms, 3 rooms on the main floor, bedsitting room with ensuite and own outdoor entrance, cable TV, ceiling fans, wi-fi, DVDs, quality linens, variety of breakfast choices, evening tea or coffee, outdoor patio, no pets. $$: $120–$135. CC: MC, V. THE HARBOUR QUARTERS cccc (I) 572F

11 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 42 Campbell Street T: (709) 468 7982 F: (709) 468 7945 TF: (866) 468 7982 E: info@harbourquarters.com W: harbourquarters.com Description: Overlooking Bonavista’s harbour, this historic property was built in the 1920s as a general store. Completely restored in 2004. A genuine heritage inn. Amenities: Air conditioning, 10 rooms, 1 suite, free wi-fi, private bath, award-winning furniture, many other amenities, fully-licenced restaurant with great harbour view, new deck with outside dining, free parking, gift shop, laundry service. $$: $95–$235. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. WHITE’S B&B cccc (B) 2 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 21 Windlass Drive T: (709) 468 7018 F: (709) 468 7050 TF: (866) 468 7018 E: whitesbnb@nf.aibn.com W: bbcanada. com/3821.html Description: Home away from home with 25 years’ experience welcoming guests. Amenities: Bicycle rentals, bird/iceberg/ whale watching, full breakfast, nighttime snack, ensuite private bath/shower, non-smoking rooms, laundry, refrigerator, satellite TV, BBQ, parking, internet. $$: $95–$100. CC: MC, V.

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JUBILEE HOUSE B&B cccc (B) 57 4 Rooms, May 13–Oct 9 Loc: 134 Coster Street T: (709) 468 1800 F: (709) 468 7860 TF: (888) 963 8282 E: jubileehouse@hotmail. com W: jubileehousebedandbreakfast.com Description: Beautifully restored 1887 heritage home. Winner of 2007 Historic Trust Southcott Award. Breakfast menu developed by Chef Katie Hayes of Bonavista Social Club. Amenities: Original moldings/f ireplaces, antique furnishings, private bath/shower, deluxe room with ensuite bath and Jacuzzi, phone, TV, internet, laundry, off-street parking, hiking, iceberg, whale/birdwatching nearby, walking distance from historic sites, Garrick Theatre, restaurants. $$: $115–$130. CC: MC, V, AE.


Upper Amherst Cove, Route 235 (O22) WOLFCOVE RETREAT HOUSE ccc½ (VH) 1 House, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 13 Main Road T: (709) 468 5971 TF: (866) 346 2473 E: crrwolfcove@ nf.sympatico.ca W: easternedgevacations. com Description: Peaceful traditional vacation home. Spectacular views. Perfect for couples or family. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, woodstove, newly renovated, ideal for artists on retreat, endless opportunities for photography, hiking, kayaking, swimming, moments from Bonavista Social Club. $$: May– Oct $175, weekly $1,000. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Open Hall, Route 235 (O21) EAGLES CLIFFE cccc½ (C) FTY 2 Cottages, Apr 1–Oct 31 Loc: 1 Main Street T: (709) 545 2204 / 2435 TF: (855) 466 2204 E: bookings@eaglesclif felodge.com W: eaglescliffelodge.com Description: Wow ocean views, outstanding sunsets, great coastal hiking, wonderful wildlife. Simple luxury. Amenities: Serene lakeside trails, guided hikes available, mountain bikes/bike rack, open concept cottages, 2 bedrooms with queen-size beds, private deck, BBQ, patio furniture, full kitchen, complimentary wi-fi, cable TV, DVD player, iPod player, endless hot water, shower and tub, laundry, luxury towels. $$: $265, weekly $1,680, low season $185, weekly $1,155; mid-season $230, weekly $1,365. CC: MC, V. Plate Cove West, Route 235 (O21) ROUND DA BAY INN cccc (I) -2F 16 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 544 2008 / 727 7604 E: rounddabayinn@ yahoo.ca W: rounddabayinn.com Description: Unique themed rooms–the coziness of an inn with the conveniences of a motel. Amenities: 8 rooms have small kitchenettes, each has own entrance, 2 pet-friendly rooms. $$: Kitchenette $120, single $110. CC: MC, V, AE. Princeton, Route 235 (P20) THE VIEW GOLF RESORT ccc½ (S) FT 6 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Off Route 235 T: (709) 462 8439 / 4653 F: (709) 462 2032 TF: (888) 846 8439 E: info@theviewgolfresort. com W: theviewgolfresort.com Description: Spectacular resort featuring luxury suites, golf course, dining room, lounge, breathtaking ocean view. Amenities: Smoke-free building, fireplaces, satellite TV, queen beds, BBQ deck, near theatre, boat tours, whale and iceberg watching, ski-doo/ATV trails. Dining room and lounge are seasonal, call to confirm. $$: $80–$195. CC: MC, V, AE.

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Swift Current, Route 210 (R19) KILMORY RESORT cccc (C) 2F 21 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: ½ km south of Swift Current T: (709) 549 2410 F: (709) 549 2778 TF: (888) 884 2410 E: rjamieson@kilmoryresort. com W: kilmoryresort.com Description: Waterfront resort featuring self-catering log chalets with many on-site activities. Amenities: Fully equipped for housekeeping, wi-fi, heated outdoor pool (summer), walking trails/nature viewing/birdwatching, golf nearby, trout fishing, playground, boat/canoe/kayak/rentals on-site, boat launch, 10 minutes to salmon fishing, winter activities, cross-country ski trails, near White Hills downhill skiing, ski and stay packages, snowshoes, snowmobile trails and guiding. $$: $89–$269. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Marystown, Route 210 (V16) BRAXTON SUITES cccc (S) 16 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 414–418 Creston Boulevard T: (709) 357 3001 / 567 9566 F: (709) 357 3005 E: info@braxtonsuites.ca W: braxtonsuites.ca Description: Luxurious air-conditioned housekeeping suites. Near shopping, schools, and hospital. Amenities: Wi-fi, phone, laundry service, cable TV, BBQ, flat screen TVs. $$: $129–$179. CC: MC, V, AE. MARYSTOWN HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE ccc½ (H/M) 2 133 Rooms, suites, and efficiencies, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 76 Ville Marie Drive T: (709) 279 1600 F: (709) 279 4088 TF: (866) 612 6800 E: bstapleton@ cit yhotels.ca W: mar ystownhotel.com Description: The heart of the Burin Peninsula. 45 minutes to Saint-Pierre ferry, near Golden Sands, Grand Meadows Golf. Amenities: Airconditioned rooms and public areas, in-room coffee, free wi-fi, Taste of Newfoundland and Labrador at PJ Billington’s, lobby bar, room service, live entertainment most weekends, fitness room with new equipment, laundry. $$: $129–$229, call for packages and discounts. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE. SPANISH ROOM MANOR B&B cccc½ (B) 7 Rooms, Jan 2–Dec 23 Loc: Main Road, Spanish Room T: (709) 279 0547 F: (709) 279 0537 TF: (877) 279 3455 E: spanishroommanor@yahoo. ca W: bbcanada.com/spanishroommanor Description: Exquisite accommodations in Queen Anne-style villa on secluded 3 acres. Magnificent ocean views. Resettled coastal trails. Amenities: Tastefully decorated rooms, down duvets, finest Egyptian cotton linens, wool/silk rugs, king/queen beds with ensuites, air-purified rooms, purest water, in-room cable TV/DVD, free movies, wi-fi, copier/fax, phone,


Salt Pond, Route 220 (V15) BURIN EFFICIENCY UNITS cccc (S) 3-F 4 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 7–9 Eagle Road T: (709) 891 8542 E: burinefficiency@eastlink. ca W: burinefficiencyunits.ca Description: At the crossroads of the Burin Peninsula. Ideal accommodations while visiting the Peninsula. Amenities: Luxurious 1- and 2-bedroom units with queen beds, sofa beds in living area, covered patios, private BBQ, free wi-fi, cable TV, daily housekeeping, flat screen TV in each bedroom, hair dryer, iron/board, non-smoking, coin-op laundry, close to golf, hospital, schools, shopping. $$: Double 1-bedroom unit $109, quad 2-bedroom unit $139. CC: AE, MC, V. Burin, Route 221 (V16) GOLDEN SANDS RESORT ccc (C) 2F 18 Cottages, 4 chalets, May 24–Sep 15 Loc: Winterland Road, Route 222 off 210 T: (709) 891 2400 F: (709) 891 1443 E: crosswinds@ nf.sympatico.ca Description: Stay and travel to many festivals and events taking place on the peninsula. Amenities: Cable TV, boat rentals, fishing, laundry, trackless train, minigolf, convenience store, takeout, freshwater lake, sandy beach. $$: Cottages $100, chalets $170, extra person $5. CC: MC, V, AE. St. Lawrence, Route 220 (W15) OCEAN VIEW MOTEL cc½ (H/M) 2F 16 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 26–27 Water Street West T: (709) 873 2830 / 7775 F: (709) 873 3402 E: oceanview.motel@hotmail.ca Description: By the ocean, comfortable rooms, homecooked meals. Greco Pizza Express, takeout. Amenities: Banquet facilities, dining room, restaurant, lounge/live entertainment, no pets, private bath/shower, TV, phone, video lottery. $$: Double bed $129, 2 double beds $149, extra person $10, includes continental breakfast. CC: AE, MC, V. Fortune, Route 220 (V13) DOCKSIDE EFFICIENCY UNIT ccc½ (S) 3 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Harbour Drive T: (709) 832 2621 / 1754 F: (709) 832 1918 E: ffizzard@nf.sympatico.ca W: docksideefficienceysuites.com Description: Well-decorated bedrooms, double/queen beds. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, DVD player, private bath, fridge, microwave, satellite TV,

wi-fi. Seconds from Saint-Pierre ferry, minutes from walking trail and marina, adjacent to Ecological Centre, non-smoking. $$: Single $85, double $95, suite $140. CC: V, MC, AE. FORTUNE HARBOURVIEW B&B ccc½ (TH) 2F 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 74 Eldon Street T: (709) 832 8043 / 7666 E: hotelfortuneinfo@ gmail.com W: fortuneharbourview.com Description: Spacious, non-smoking B&B. Best sleep since you left home! Amenities: Ample parking, inside parking for motor bikes, 300-ft 2 patio with BBQ, fashion boutique, adjacent to nature trail, next to tennis court and recreation facilities, wi-fi, view of harbour. $$: Queen $119–$149, foldaway bed $20. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. HOTEL FORTUNE ccc½ (H/M) 42F 8 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 172 Bayview Street T: (709) 832 8043 / 7666 E: hotelfortuneinfo@ gmail.com W: hotelfortune.ca Description: Luxurious accommodations with a beautiful ocean view. Queen beds with quality linens. Patio deck with seating. Minutes from SaintPierre ferry. Amenities: Free wi-fi, cable TV, parking, coffee/tea, non-smoking, fridge, microwave in all rooms, relaxation lounge, ocean view, charging station. $$: Double $129– $159, cot $20. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) ABBIE’S GARDEN SUITES cccc½ (S) -F 5 Rooms, Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: Route 210 T: (709) 832 4473 / 3690 Off-Season T: (709) 377 0129 E: brucedennis72@gmail.com W: abbiesgarden.ca Description: Private rooms with ensuite, semiprivate decks, wonderful gardens, quiet country setting with many amenities. Amenities: 4 queen rooms, duvets, air conditioning, full breakfast, country kitchen, laundry, sundecks. 2-bedroom suite on upper main floor offers spectacular sunsets, BBQ, wi-fi, satellite TV, movie channels, wooded walking trails, arbors, greenhouses, fresh eggs daily, exclusive supper dining experience at extra cost. $$: $125–$145, double $135–$155. CC: MC, V. BURIN PENINSULA MOTEL ccc (H/M) F 10 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 33 Grandview Boulevard T: (709) 832 2180 / 2355 F: (709) 832 0009 E: burinpeninsulamotel@gmail.com Description: Overlooking picturesque Grand Bank. Delicious dining. Amenities: Bath/shower, dining room/restaurant, laundry, valet service, room service, cable TV, phone, wi-fi, 5 km from Saint-Pierre ferry. $$: Starting at $99, extra person $8. CC: AE, MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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laundry, sundecks, free beverages/snacks, full hearty breakfast, state-of-the-art gym, Jacuzzi/ sauna, fireplaces, musical instruments, bald eagles/seals, sea kayaking, golfing, surfing nearby. $$: Single $129, double $139–$249. CC: V, AE, MC.


Frenchman’s Cove, Route 213 (V15) GRAND FAIRWAYS RESORT ccc½ (C) 6 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Main Street T: (709) 826 2400 / 277 5023 F: (709) 328 2022 TF: (866) 826 2400 E: gfr@eastlink.ca W: grandfairwaysresort.com Description: 2-bedroom log chalets, fully equipped, cable TV, internet, BBQ, firepit, electric fireplace, handcrafted furniture, fitness centre, privacy. Golf course just 5 minutes away Amenities: Free minigolf, playground, basketball court, wi-fi, patio, large grassed backyard, hiking trails in nearby provincial park, ocean and freshwater beaches for swimming/fishing, coin-operated laundry, 25-minutes to Saint-Pierre ferry. $$: $70–$109, group/long-stay rates. CC: V, AE, MC, e-Transfer.

Garnish, Route 213 (V15) LONG RIDGE COTTAGES ccc½ (C) 4 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Long Ridge Place T: (709) 826 2626 / 277 0083 F: (709) 826 2626 E: longridgecottage@eastlink.ca W: longridgecottages.com Description: A-frame, 2-bedroom housekeeping cottages with spectacular ocean view. Amenities: BBQs, patio, electric heat, cable TV, playground, laundr y, golf/shopping nearby, wi-f i. $$: $100–$115. CC: AE, MC, V.

Campgrounds Thorburn Lake, Route 1 (P18) THE LAKESIDE AT THORBURN CAMPGROUND cc½ (F) / ccc (R) F T 105 Sites, May 1–Oct 20 Loc: Approximately 16 km west of Clarenville T: (709) 427 7668 TF: (877) 330 3319 E: polar@nl.rogers.com W: lakesidenl. ca Description: Year-round family adventure park on Thorburn Lake with semi-serviced campgrounds, 9-room motel with efficiency rooms. Amenities: Electrical/water hookup, firepit, picnic table, dumping station, comfort station, laundry, convenience store, snack barn, family fun park with go-carts, pool, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, minigolf, water skiing, tube riding, paintball target shooting, water toys, playground, sandy beach, recreation room, hot tub, sports facilities, RV storage. $$: $25–$40, weekly rates available. CC: V, MC. Musgravetown, Route 233 (P19) LITTLE POND PARK c½ (F) / c½ (R) F 25 Semi-serviced sites, 2 electrical sites, May 15–Oct 15 Loc: 18 km from Route 1 T: (709) 467 5665 / 766 0020 Off-Season F: (709) 766 0020 E: littlepondpark@live.ca W: sites.google.com/site/ littlepondpark/ Description: A quiet, relaxing place to spend your summer! Amenities: Weekend BBQ for kids, pony rides, tractor rides, paddle boat, treasure hunts, playground, firepits, dumping station. $$: Includes dumping $19.95, tents $15, monthly $375, season pass $1,200. CC: e-Transfer.

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Charleston, Route 230 (P20) CABOT HI-WAY RV TRAILER PARK cc½ (F) / c½ (R) -F 51 Sites, May 14–Oct 12 Loc: Approximately 30 minutes from Clarenville T: (709) 462 3370 / 468 6768 TF: (877) 654 2316 E: dave.butt@persona. ca Description: Scenic lake on property, 25 minutes to Trinity, 1 hour to Bonavista, 15 minutes to golf course, 20 minutes to drag strip. Amenities: Shower/washroom facilities, boat rentals, public phone, convenience store, coffee shop, playground, picnic area, pets allowed on leash, fishing, whale/iceberg watching nearby, dumping station. $$: Unserviced $15, semiserviced $22. CC: MC, V. Trinity, Route 239 (P21) TRINITY CABINS TRAILER PARK cc (F) 3-F 12 Fully-serviced sites, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: First left off Route 239 T: (709) 464 3657 / 743 4790 F: (709) 464 3657 TF: (709) 743 4790 E: info@triniitycabins.com W: trinitycabins.com Description: Located on the main road to the historic town of Trinity. Amenities: Dumping station, 15-amp electrical and water hookup, picnic areas, playground, shower/washroom facilities, wi-fi, snack bar, ATM, laundry. $$: Fully serviced $28, tents $20. CC: MC, V, AE.


Hatchet Cove, Route 205 (R20) BROOKSIDE GOLF RESORT RV PARK cc½ (F) / cc (R) 2 34 Fully serviced, 40 semi-serviced, 10 overflow sites, May 16–Oct 31 Loc: 11 km from Route 1 T: (709) 546 2777 F: (709) 546 2230 TF: (877) 788 2230 E: info@brooksidegolf. ca W: brooksidegolf.ca Description: 30 amp, 3-way hookup, convenience store, 9-hole golf course, pro shop, restaurant, bar. Amenities: Washrooms/showers, camping supplies, firepits, tables, splash park, golf cart rentals, club rentals, pull carts. $$: $30, weekly $180, monthly $720, seasonal $1,800. CC: AE, MC, V. Swift Current, Route 210 (R19) KILMORY RESORT TRAILER PARK cc (F) / cc (R) F 10 Semi-serviced sites, May 15–Oct 24 Loc: 25 km from Route 1, ½ km south of Swift Current T: (709) 549 2410 F: (709) 549 2778 TF: (888) 884 2410 E: rjamieson@kilmoryresort.com W: kilmoryresort.com Description: Private sites overlooking Pipers Hole River and the Bears

Folly Mountains. Amenities: Heated outdoor pool (summer), facilities, walking trails, nature viewing, birdwatching, golf nearby, trout fishing, playground, boat/canoe/kayak rentals on-site, boat launch, 10 minutes to salmon fishing, comfort station, dumping station, waterfront sites, seasonal sites available, wi-fi. $$: $30. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. Burin, Route 222 (V16) GOLDEN SANDS TRAILER PARK cc½ (F) / cc (R) F 137 Sites, May 24–Sep 10 Loc: Turn right at the lights at McDonalds in Marystown, drive 11 km, turn left (Winterland Road), drive 4 km T: (709) 891 2400 F: (709) 891 1443 E: crosswinds@ nf.sympatico.ca Description: Located next to a full mile of sandy beach on a freshwater lake among the birches. Free showers and washrooms. Amenities: 105 sites 30-amp E/W plus dumping station, 11 sites have 30-amp E/W/S. Boat rentals, dumping station, minigolf, playground, service building, trackless train, fishing, swimming in lake. $$: $29.90–$34.90, for us to dump $20. CC: MC, V, AE. Frenchman’s Cove, Route 213 (V15) FRENCHMAN’S COVE PROVINCIAL PARK 76 Campsites, Mid-May–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 213 T: (709) 826 2753 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: Pebble beach, quiet barachois, marsh and stream, birdwatching, 9-hole golf course, 25 minutes to Saint-Pierre ferry. Amenities: Day-use facilities, outdoor swimming, playground, angling, drinking water, picnic sites, pit privies, comfort stations with washrooms, hiking and walking trail, electrical hookups. $$: Check website. CC: MC, V.

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Lockston Path Provincial Park, Route 236 (P21) LOCKSTON PATH PROVINCIAL PARK 37 Unserviced, 20 fully-serviced sites, MidMay–Mid-Sep Loc: 6 km from Route 230 T: (709) 464 3553 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 TF: (877) 214 2267 E: nlcamping@gov.nl.ca W: nlcamping.ca Description: Sheltered campsites and freshwater beach. A good base camp for visits to the nearby historic communities. Amenities: Boat launch, comfort station with washrooms, laundry, day-use facilities, electrical hookups, dumping station, outdoor swimming, pit privies, drinking water (taps), playground, hiking trails, fishing, activity centre. $$: Check website. CC: MC, V.


Attractions & Adventures Port Blandford, Route 1 (P19) TERRA NOVA RESORT & GOLF COMMUNITY 3FT2 Newfoundland’s premier golf and vacation destination, at the gateway of Terra Nova National Park. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 5–9 Muddy Brook Road T: (709) 543 2525 F: (709) 543 2201 TF: (877) 546 2525 E: info@ terranovagolf.com W: terranovagolf.com $$: Call. CC: AE, MC, V.

WHITE HILLS RESORT FTY2 Winter fun for everyone. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding/ snowshoeing lessons, and rentals. Terrain varies from easy to difficult. Season: Dec 26– Apr 10, Sun–Thu 9am–4pm, Fri 9am–9pm, Sat 9am–4:30pm Loc: White Hills Road T: (709) 466 4555 / 425 4555 F: (709) 466 4560 TF: (877) 466 4559 E: jason.crawford@whitehillsresort.com W: whitehillsresort.com $$: See website. CC: MC, V.

Thorburn Lake, Route 1 (P18) CLARENVILLE AVIATION LIMITED FTY Floatplane air charter service. Season: May– Nov 30, daily 8am–5pm Loc: Floatplane base located near Route 1 on Thorburn Lake T: (709) 543 2274 / 427 1200 Off-Season F: (709) 543 2274 E: bob@clarenvilleaviation.com W: clarenvilleaviation.com $$: Cessna 185: $530/ hour; Beaver DHC-2: $850/hour. CC: V.

Trinity, Route 239 (P21) ATLANTIC ADVENTURE BOAT TOURS Tours aboard 46-foot motorsailer to see whales, icebergs, birds, coastal scenery, and abandoned fishing villages. Craft shop and restaurant on-site. Cap: 12 Season: May 9–Oct 12 Loc: Dock Road T: (709) 464 2133 / 462 3509 Off-Season T: (709) 464 2596 Off-Season F: (709) 464 2167 E: dockmarina@hotmail.com W: atlanticadventures.com CC: MC, V.

THE LAKESIDE AT THORBURN FT Year-round family adventure park on Thorburn Lake with semi-serviced campgrounds, 9-room motel. Hot tub, beach, go-carts, pool, boat rentals, mini-golf, guided snowmobiling, and more. Season: May 1–Oct 20, 10am–dusk, weather permitting Loc: Route 1 T: (709) 427 7668 TF: (877) 330 3319 E: polar@nl.rogers.com W: lakesidenl.ca CC: V, MC. Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) BARE MOUNTAIN TRAIL Overlooking Random Island and Smith Sound, this moderate 3-km trail provides panoramic views of Clarenville and the surrounding communities. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 230A T: (709) 466 7937 F: (709) 466 2276 E: todd@clarenville.net W: clarenville.net ROTARY TRAIL This easy-to-moderate, stacked loop, 5-km trail begins in the park, follows a meandering stream, and passes through a boreal forest. Season: Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: Elizabeth Swan Park T: (709) 466 7937 F: (709) 466 2276 E: todd@ clarenville.net W: clarenville.net NEWFOUNDLAND HELICOPTERS LIMITED Proudly serving Newfoundland and Labrador for over 15 years. Based in Appleton, Deer Lake, and Clarenville. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: See website T: (709) 466 2291 F: (709) 466 3968 TF: (877) 366 2841 E: nfldhelicopters@nf.aibn.com W: newfoundlandhelicopters.com CC: V.

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CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY 57FT The oldest-standing wooden church in Newfoundland was built in 1833, with the tower added in 1880. It is open to the public for viewing. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Ash’s Lane at Pie Corner T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@ nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Free. COOPERAGE FT Learn about the work of the cooper at this historic site while watching a barrelmak ing demonstration. Season: May 30–Sep 30, 9:30am–5pm Loc: West Street T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Administration fee. CC: AE, MC, V.


FORT (ADMIRAL’S) POINT 3FT Visit us to learn about Trinity’s military history at this site while also learning about its latter history as a lighthouse. Season: May 30–Sep 30, 9:30am–4:30pm Loc: Fort Point T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Fee. GREEN FAMILY FORGE 3579FT Living history blacksmith museum with 2 fully operational forges, built between 1895 and 1900. Demonstrations are performed Mon–Fri, with products sold on-site and in local craft store. Season: May 30–Sep 30, 9:30am–5pm, off-season and other times by appointment Loc: West Street at Dandy Lane T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Fee. CC: MC, V. GUN HILL TRAIL TRINITY– HIKE DISCOVERY FTY Part of the Discovery Trail network, Gun Hill Trail offers one of the most stunning views of Trinity, Trinity Harbour, Skerwink Cliffs, and Fort Point Lighthouse. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, selfguided with directional signage Loc: Gun Hill T: (709) 740 3031 / 728 1805 F: (709) 464 3377 TF: (877) 464 7700 E: info@hikediscovery.com W: hikediscovery.com BL: discovertrinitynl. wordpress.com $$: Donation box. HISCOCK HOUSE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE 67FT Imagine… the story of a mother of 6 who tragically lost her husband in 1893. Come hear her amazing story of entrepreneurship. Tickets at Trinity Visitor Centre. Season: May– Oct 10, 9:30am–5pm Loc: Church Street T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca $$: Access to 3 Trinity historic sites: adult $6, senior/student $4, youth $3, child (under 5) free. CC: MC, V. LESTER-GARLAND HOUSE 39FT Georgian brick house rebuilt to 1819–1820 period on the site of the Lester home (1764– 1766), the first brick house in Newfoundland. It

is now a museum and learning centre. Season: May 30–Sep 30, 9:30am–5pm, off-season and other times by appointment Loc: West Street T: (709) 464 3599 F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@ nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Fee. CC: AE, MC, V. MERCANTILE BUILDING PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE 67FT Imagine… You’re a bookkeeper in 1800 adding up a fortune made in fish. Come see how merchants made this town a capital of salt fish trade in the 1700s. Tickets at Trinity Visitor Centre. Season: May 16–Oct 9, 9:30am–5pm Loc: West Street T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca $$: Access to 3 Trinity historic sites: adult $6, senior/student $4, youth $3, child (under 5) free. CC: MC, V. REV. DR. JOHN CLINCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE PLAQUE 3FT This medical and missionary pioneer came to Newfoundland from England in 1775 and later settled in Trinity (1783) where he died. He is noted for introducing the Jenner smallpox vaccine. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Church Road T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@nf.sympatico. ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Free. RISING TIDE THEATRE–NEW FOUNDE LANDE TRINITY PAGEANT FT The outdoor anchor event of Seasons in the Bight Festival, the pageant takes you on a magical journey through the lanes, roads, and historic sites of Trinity. Season: Jun 27–Sep 5, box office opens late Apr Loc: Box office in Rising Tide Arts Centre T: (709) 464 3232 / 3847 F: (709) 464 2206 Off-Season T: (709) 747 1501 Off-Season F: (709) 747 8515 TF: (888) 464 3377 E: risingtide@nf.aibn.com W: risingtidetheatre. com $$: Adult $19, senior $15, 14 and under free. CC: MC, V.

SEA OF WHALES ADVENTURES FTY Our experienced staff make your playtime with ‘Our Whales’ an adventure that you will remember. Cap: 11 Season: Jun 1–Oct 1, daily 8am–8pm Loc: 1 Ash’s Lane T: (709) 464 2200

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DOCK MARINA Dock space on floating and fixed wharves for boats to 150 feet. Services include electrical hook-up, water. Grocery and liquor stores nearby. Cap: Approximately 40 boats Season: May 9–Oct 12 Loc: 1 Dock Lane T: (709) 464 2133 / 2596 F: (709) 464 2167 Off-Season F: (709) 464 2133 E: dockmarina@hotmail.com W: atlanticadventures.com $$: $0.50 per foot, electricity $5/day. CC: MC, V.


/ 427 1217 E: bookings@seaofwhales.com W: seaofwhales.com BL: blog.seaofwhales.com $$: Adult $80, child $50. CC: MC, V. SIR RICHARD WHITBOURNE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE PLAQUE 3FT Sir Richard Whitbourne held the first Court of Admiralty in the New World at Trinity in 1615 and wrote what is believed to be the first book about Newfoundland (1620). Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Garland Road TF: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@ nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Free.

TRINITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES 39FT Collection contains 40 metres of textual records that date from the 18th to 20th centuries. Records dating from 1753 for Church of England/Anglican Church. Season: May 30–Sep 30, 9:30am–5pm, off-season and other times by appointment Loc: West Street T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: One-time registration fee $20. Photocopies are $0.20 per page. CC: MC, V. TRINITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 9FT 1880s saltbox-style house with over 2,000 artifacts used in the commercial, domestic, fishing, sealing, shoemaking, medical, governmental, and other aspects of life in Trinity. Season: May 30–Sep 30, 9:30am–5pm, off-season and other times by appointment Loc: Church Road T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@ nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Admission fee. CC: AE, MC, V. TRINITY HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS F T i m e t r av e l t h r o u g h 5 c e n t u r i e s o f Newfoundland’s colourful history along the paths of historic Trinity. Through stories, historic photos, shipwrecks, and tragic events you will experience our past. Season: Jun 27–Sep 3, Mon–Sat 10am Loc: Clinch Lane T: (709) 464 3723 / 765 4314 E: kevintoope@gmail.com W: trinityhistoricalwalkingtours.com $$: Adult $15, child (with adult) free. CC: DC/E.

ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 357FT This is the third church on this site. The first was constructed in 1729, the second in 1821, and the present church during 1892–1894. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Church Road T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: ttci@nf.sympatico.ca W: trinityhistoricalsociety.com $$: Free. TRINITY ECO-TOURS FTY Specializing in marine wildlife adventure tours by Zodiac-style boat and guided sea kayak. See whales, icebergs, puffins, and more! Cap: Zodiac 24, kayaking 12. Season: May 15–Sep 30, 9am, 1pm, 5pm; Tow and Go kayak tours daily 9am Loc: Church Road T: (709) 464 3712 / 427 6788 F: (709) 464 3712 Off-Season T: (709) 464 8902 E: bobbartlett@trinityeco-tours.com W: trinityeco-tours.com BL: captainbobfromtrinity. blogspot.ca $$: Zodiac-style boat 3-hour tour (4-person min): Adult $80, child $50. Kayak: single $59, double $90, 2 hours. Tow and Go (2-person min) $129 per person. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer.

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TRINITY VISITOR CENTRE 3FT6 The f irst stop on your tour of one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s best-preserved historic towns. Come get acquainted with the colourful story of Trinity’s past and present. Season: May 16–Oct 10, 9:30am–5pm Loc: West Street T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca $$: Access to 3 Trinity historic sites: adult $6, senior/student $4, youth $3, child (under 5) free. Season pass to all 11 Provincial Historic Sites $15. CC: MC, V. New Bonaventure, Route 239 (P21) RANDOM PASSAGE SITE 3 Preserved from the TV mini-series Random Passage, the site replicates an early 1800s fishing village. Also visit Joe’s Place, the bar built for the movie The Grand Seduction in 2012. Season: Jun 1–Sep 30, check website for hours Loc: New Bonaventure T: (709) 464 2233 F: (709) 464 2209 Off-Season T/F: (709) 464 3599 E: caperandom@nf.sympatico.ca W:


RUGGED BEAUTY BOAT TOURS INC. Explore the shores and discover the abandoned communities along the Discovery Trail from a seat upon the sea. See the Random Passage site, waterfalls, seabirds, eagles, and possible sightings of whales and icebergs. Cap: 12 Season: May 15–Oct 15, 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm Loc: New Bonaventure T: (709) 464 3856 / 7131 F: (709) 464 3856 E: bruce@ruggedbeautyboattours.net W: ruggedbeautyboattours.net $$: Adult $90, 17 (and under) $60, group/charter rates available. CC: e-Transfer. Trinity East, Route 230 (P21) SKERWINK TRAIL This moderate/difficult, looped, 5.3-km coastal trail features sea stacks, whales, icebergs, and eagles, views of Port Rexton and Trinity. One of the top 35 walks in North America and Europe by Travel & Leisure 2003. Season: May–Oct Loc: Trinity East T: (709) 464 2006 F: (709) 464 2581 E: portrexton@bellaliant.com W: theskerwinktrail. com $$: Donations appreciated. Champney’s West, Route 230-21 (P21) CHAMPNEY’S WEST AQUARIUM FT Features 4 large tanks for fin fish, plus smaller tanks for shellfish. Animals are captured locally or obtained from Memorial University and aquaculture sites. Learn about life in our ocean. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Waterfront T: (709) 464 2173 / 3846 F: (709) 464 2631 E: cwcdo@bellaliant.com W: champneysisland.net $$: Adult $7, student $4, child (under 5) free. CHAMPNEY’S WEST HERITAGE HOUSE 9FT A resettlement home holding a collection of artifacts, photographs, and stories donated by families of Champney’s. The Spar of the Hazel Pearl shipwreck and a community garden are featured. Season: Jun–Oct Loc: Jack’s Hill T: (709) 464 2173 / 3846 F: (709) 464 2631 E: cwcdo@bellaliant.com W: champneysisland. net $$: Donations accepted. FOX ISLAND TRAIL FT 3-km coastal loop, easy to difficult. Difficult section is an optional steep climb to peak. Headland has 2 plateaus. The Porch has evidence of trenches used as defense from 1701–1713. Season: Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: Champney’s West T: (709) 464 2173 / 3846 F: (709) 464 2631 E: cwcdo@bellaliant.com W: champneysisland.net

Route 236 (P21) LOCKSTON PATH PROVINCIAL PARK Comprising 733 hectares, with its sheltered campsites and freshwater beach, the park provides a good basecamp for visting nearby historic communities. Scenic Lookout Trail This 1.7-km looped trail goes from the day-use parking lot through a mixed forest of birch and evergreens to a view of the park. Season: MidMay–Mid-Sep Loc: 6 km from Port Rexton T: (709) 464 3553 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. Port Union, Route 230 (O22) MURPHY’S COVE–LODGE’S POND TRAIL This moderate, looped, 7.7-km coastal trail features several headlands with magnificent ocean views. At the halfway point is the Green Island Lighthouse, built in 1857. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Reid Road T: (709) 469 6524 / 2571 F: (709) 469 3444 E: townmanager@ personainternet.com W: trinitybaynorth.com PORT UNION HISTORICAL MUSEUM F Museum located in 1917 Reid Railway Station. It contains a history of Sir William F. Coaker, the Fishermen’s Protective Union, the town of Port Union, and the Reid Newfoundland Railway. Season: Jun 10–Aug 31, 9:30am–12pm & 1pm–5:30pm Loc: Main Street T: (709) 469 2728 / 2159 F: (709) 469 2728 Off-Season T: (709) 469 2304 E: thebungalow@eastlink.ca $$: Adult $2, child (6–12) $1, child (5 and under) free, family rate (2 adult, 2 child) $5. PORT UNION NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT OF CANADA 357FT The only union-built town in North America. Tour the Interpretation Centre and The Factory, former home of the Fisherman’s Advocate newspaper. Season: May 15–Oct 31, 9am–6pm; Nov 1–Apr 30, by appointment Loc: 67 Main Street, Port Union South T: (709) 469 2207 / 2509 F: (709) 469 2509 E: coakerfoundation@ persona.ca W: historicportunion.com $$: Adult $7, senior $6, family $15.75, child (6–16) $2.25, child (5 and under) free, group rates and season passes. CC: MC, V. SIR WILLIAM COAKER MONUMENT CEMETERY F Burial site of Sir William F. Coaker. A bust of Coaker overlooks the northeast coast of Newfoundland, where the main body of the FPU members were located. Season: Jun 1– Oct 31 Loc: Port Union South T: (709) 469 2728 / 2159 F: (709) 469 2728 Off-Season T: (709) 469 2304 E: thebungalow@eastlink.ca Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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THE BUNGALOW–ESTATE OF SIR WILLIAM F. COAKER 9F Home of Sir William Ford Coaker (K.B.E), founder of the Fishermen’s Protective Union. Built in 1917, it is a treasure trove of artifacts from Coaker’s lifetime. Season: Jun 11–Aug 31, Wed–Sun 9:30am–12pm & 1pm–5:30pm Loc: Bungalow Hill, Port Union South T: (709) 469 2728 / 2159 F: (709) 469 2728 Off-Season T: (709) 469 2304 E: thebungalow@eastlink.ca $$: Adult (13 and up) $5, child (6–12) $2.50, child (under 5) free, family rate (2 adult, 2 child) $13. Elliston, Route 238 (O22) ELLISTON PUFFIN VIEWING SITE FTY The closest view of puffins from land in the world. Season: May 1–Sep 15; guide on-site daily 7am–9pm Loc: Sandy Cove Road T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@ persona.ca W: rootcellars.ca $$: Donation box.

21–Aug 27, Tue & Thu 2:30pm Loc: Elliston, follow signage T: (709) 476 3003 E: ppenney@ homefromthesea.ca W: homefromthesea.ca $$: Guided walking tour $15, tour and interpretation centre $20. CC: MC, V. Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) BONAVISTA ARCHIVES Archival material includes church records to 1786, photographs and a substantial genealogy collection. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Fri 8am–12pm, call for appointment Loc: 1–3 Sweetland’s Hill T: (709) 468 7747 Off-Season F: (709) 468 2495 E: bonavistaarchives@nf.aibn. com W: townofbonavista.com/bonavista. php?id=103 CC: V. Bonavista

ELLISTON’S ROOT CELLARS 9FTY Explore more than 100 root cellars in the Root Cellar Capital of the World. Season: May 1–Oct 15 Loc: Elliston T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@persona.ca W: rootcellars.ca ELLISTON’S VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 3579TY Internet access, guided tours, gift shop, and photo exhibit. Season: May 24–Oct 30, 9am–8pm Loc: Main Street T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@persona.ca W: rootcellars.ca/attractions/elliston-adventurecraft-store CC: V. HOME FROM THE SEA, JOHN C. CROSBIE SEALERS INTERPRETATION CENTRE 39FT2 Learn about and reflect on the history of sealing and sealers. Exhibits bring their stories vividly to life. Season: May–Oct, daily 9am–5:30pm Loc: 58 Main Road T: (709) 476 3003 F: (709) 468 3023 E: ppenney@homefromthesea.ca W: homefromthesea.ca $$: Adult $7, child/ student/senior $5. CC: MC, V. KLONDIKE TRAIL FTY An easy to moderate 5-km trail from Elliston North to Spillar’s Cove follows an old railway branch line that connected the towns. Season: May 1–Oct 30 Loc: Elliston North to Spillar’s Cove T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@persona.ca W: rootcellars.ca WALK TO THE SEA FT Explore the history of Elliston, Root Cellar Capital of the World, on a guided walking tour from the Home from the Sea Sealers Interpretation Centre. Walk is about 1 km. Season: Jul

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BONAVISTA MUSEUM 34 An extensive collection of artifacts from the local area tells the story of traditional life. Season: May–Sep, daily 9am–5pm Loc: 10 Ryan’s Hill T: (709) 468 2920 F: (709) 468 2495 E: bonavistaarchives@nf.aibn.com W: t o w n o f b o n av i s t a . co m / b o n av i s t a . php?id=129 $$: Admission includes Bonavista Museum and Ryan Premises National Historic Site. CC: AE, MC, V. CAPE BONAVISTA LIGHTHOUSE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE 37FT6 One of the most photographed sites in the province–experience 19th-century lightkeeping life in this 1843 lighthouse. A great spot for watching whales, icebergs, and puf f ins. Season: May 16 – Oc t 10, 9:30am–5pm Loc: Route 230 T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@ seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca $$: Access to 2 Bonavista historic sites: adult $6, senior/student $4, youth $3, child (under 5) free. Season pass to all 11 Provincial Historic Sites $15. CC: MC, V. CAPE SHORE TRAIL An easy to moderate, 7-km (return) coastal trail featuring rugged coastline. This trail is a must for nature lovers because of its vista of Bonavista Bay. Season: May 24–Nov 11


DUNGEON PROVINCIAL PARK A natural scenic attraction park. Camping is not permitted. View a collapsed sea cave with a natural archway carved by the sea. Season: Early Jun–Mid-Oct Loc: Route 238 T: (709) 464 3553 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@ gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks GARRICK THEATRE 3FT A year-round cultural venue where patrons can experience both live performance and digital cinema. Experience the Saturday Summer Music Series from Jun–Oct Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; box office: Mon–Fri 1pm–5pm; cinema: opens 1 hour before showtime Loc: 16–20 Church Street T: (709) 468 5777 / 2880 F: (709) 468 7253 E: garrickboxoffice@nf.aibn.com W: garricktheatre.ca $$: Live performance: varies. Cinema: $5 matinee, $8 evening. CC: AE, MC, V. RYAN PREMISES NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 847T A restored 19th-century industrial salt fish complex of warehouses and a proprietor’s house on Bonavista Harbour. Programs and award-winning exhibits. Season: Jun 1– Labour Day, daily 10am–6pm, other times by appointment Loc: 10 Ryan’s Hill T: (709) 468 1600 F: (709) 468 1604 Off-Season T: (709) 772 4734 TF: (888) 773 8888 E: ryan.premises@pc.gc. ca W: pc.gc.ca/RyanPremises $$: Adult $3.90, senior $3.40, youth $1.90, family/group $9.80, school group $1 per student. CC: AE, MC, V. THE MOCKBEGGAR PLANTATION PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE 76FT Imagine… it’s 1948 and debate is swirling–will Newfoundlanders vote to become Canada’s 10th province? We did. Come find out why. Season: May 16–Oct 10, 9:30am–5pm Loc: Roper Street T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca $$: Access to 2 Bonavista historic sites: adult $6, senior/student $4, youth $3, child (under 5) free. Season pass to all 11 Provincial Historic Sites $15. CC: MC, V. YE MATTHEW LEGACY Experience over 500 years of living history in our interpretation centre. Visitors also tour above and below deck, on this 15th-century replica of John Cabot’s ship Matthew. Season: Late May–Sep, daily 9am–5pm Loc: 15 Roper Street T: (709) 468 1493 F: (709) 468 2476 Off-Season T: (709) 468 7747 TF: (877) 468

1497 E: matthewlegacy@nf.aibn.com W: matthewlegacy.com $$: Contact site. CC: MC, V. Birchy Cove, Route 235 (O22) SUE’S LOOKOUT & REST STOP F View whales and wild seabirds. Eagles soar and icebergs abound. Rest and enjoy the scenery. Season: May 1–Sep 30, 10am–10pm Loc: Route 235 T: (709) 445 5431 / 2032 F: (709) 455 2009 E: shirleybryan@live.com W: susies-cafe.com Duntara, Route 235 (021) 2 ROOMS CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS 4F Contemporary art gallery and artifact museum located in a restored fisherman’s saltbox. Each summer, 2 Rooms presents a curated art exhibition and related display of cultural objects and specimens. Season: Jul 1–Aug 31, Fri–Sun 12pm–5pm Loc: 2 Pond Lane T: (709) 766 9500 E: catherinebeaudette@gmail.com W: 2roomscontemporaryartprojects.com King’s Cove, Route 235 (O21) GERALD S. DOYLE MEMORIAL MUSEUM 9F A local museum commemorating the rich culture and economic diversity of King’s Cove, a fishing village nestled on the east coast. Season: Jul 1–Sep 30, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Loc: Route 235 T: (709) 447 3406 / 3531 E: thomasgerardryan@hotmail.com LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL F 2 loops: an easy, 1.7-km inner trail and a moderate, 3.5-km outer trail. Former country road connecting lighthouse to King’s Cove. A coastal path with lookouts to significant geology. Season: Jul–Sep Loc: Route 235 T: (709) 447 3406 / 3531 E: thomasgerardryan@ hotmail.com Summerville, Route 235 (P20) THE VIEW GOLF COURSE 3FT This challenging, par-34 public course has a spectacular ocean view and is within a golf resort featuring a full-service restaurant, lounge, and accommodations in the heart of the Bonavista Peninsula. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Off Route 235, between Princeton and Summerville T: (709) 462 8439 / 4653 F: (709) 462 2032 TF: (888) 846 8439 E: info@theviewgolfresort.com W: theviewgolfresort.com $$: Play and Stay packages, group, tournaments, and other rates available. CC: V, MC.

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Hatchet Cove, Route 205 (R20) BROOKSIDE GOLF RESORT AND RV PARK 32 Enjoy the game of a lifetime while relaxing in your travel trailer at our camping facility which has 30-amp service, water, and sewer. Hook-up today! Season: May–Jun, 8am–9pm; Jul–Oct, 7am–9pm Loc: Main Road T: (709) 546 2777 F: (709) 546 2230 TF: (877) 788 2230 E: info@ brooksidegolf.ca W: brooksidegolf.ca $$: 9-hole and 18-hole $24–$38. CC: AE, MC, V. Swift Current, Route 210 (R19) VERNON’S ANTIQUE TOY SHOP A museum of 60+ antique cars on display from 1908–1970, plus automobile memorabilia. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31; May 1–Nov 30 daily, other times by appointment Loc: 101 Seaview Drive T: (709) 549 2266 / 2488 F: (709) 542 3345 E: vernon. smith@nf.aibn.com W: vernonsantiquetoyshop. ca $$: Adult $10, child $5. Boat Harbour, Route 210 (U17) LIVYER’S LOT HERITAGE SITE A great place to learn about traditional living in outport Newfoundland. Food, crafts, and hands-on learning experiences. Season: May 20–Oct 24, Sun–Fri 12pm–6pm, Sat 11am–6pm, call for off-season hours Loc: Boat Harbour T: (709) 443 2619 / 2580 Off-Season T: (709) 443 2632 E: pwhc123@gmail.com CC: V. Marystown, Route 210 (V16) MARYSTOWN HERITAGE MUSEUM 9 Museum offers a display of artifacts, history, and lifestyles, as well as a collection of murals depicting the history of shipbuilding and the town’s fishing and retail businesses of the past. Season: Jan 1–May 31, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Jun 1–Sep 30, daily 10am–10pm; Oct 1–Dec 31, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Loc: 283 Ville Marie Drive T: (709) 279 1462 / 2463 F: (709) 279 5116 E: marystownmuseum@hotmail.com W: bit.ly/1h0lhH8 $$: Donations accepted. Burin, Route 221 (V16) BURIN HERITAGE MUSEUMS 15 display rooms, gallery for art and travelling exhibits, tearoom, display on the fishery in the days of sail, Tidal Wave Exhibit, and media room. Season: Mar 31–Jul 3, Mon–Fri 8am–4:30pm; Jul 4–Sep 3, Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat & Sun 10:30am–6pm Loc: Seaview Drive T: (709) 891 1761 / 277 4463 F: (709) 891 2069 E: lhartson@ townofburin.com W: townofburin.com $$: Donations appreciated. COOK’S LOOKOUT TRAIL This site was used by Captain James Cook as he kept an eye out for smugglers and privateers

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from 1763–1767 as he charted the coast. Gravel and boardwalk trail, 6-km return. Season: Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: Route 221 T: (709) 891 1760 / 1710 F: (709) 891 2069 E: townofburin@eastlink.ca W: townofburin.com OLDEST COLONY TRUST BUILDING Visit the beautiful historic town of Burin. The Oldest Colony Trust was used as a cold storage facility. Take a scenic walk on our boardwalk. Enjoy the local entertainment Wednesday nights. Season: Jun 3–Sep 27, Mon–Fri 8am–5pm, Wed 6pm–9pm Loc: Seaview Drive T: (709) 891 1760 / 1710 F: (709) 891 2069 E: townofburin@eastlink.ca W: townofburin. com $$: Donations accepted. SALT POND WALKING TRAIL Beautiful walking trail around a pond. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 221 T: (709) 891 1760 / 1710 F: (709) 891 2069 E: townofburin@eastlink. ca W: townofburin.com St. Lawrence, Route 220 (W15) CAPE CHAPEAU ROUGE PARK F 7 Enjoy the captivating view while relaxing in the centre of the community. Read the storyboards about the fascinating history of St. Lawrence. Season: Apr 1–Nov 30 Loc: Off Pollux Crescent T: (709) 873 2222 / 2584 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com CAPE CHAPEAU ROUGE TRAIL F7 Captivating view from the highest point of land on the south coast overlooking the St. Lawrence, a vista of the rugged coast and the sea. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Off Pollux Crescent T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com CHAMBER COVE HERITAGE WALK 7F Retrace the steps of the rescuers and victims– walk the 5-km return trail of heroism and experience the breathtaking scenery and discover early traces of mining and sustenance farming. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Off Pollux Crescent T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com ECHOES OF VALOUR F Provincial Workers’ Memorial commemorates victims of the mining industry and 203 sailors of the USS Pollux and USS Truxtun lost February 18, 1942. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 220 T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com


ST. LAWRENCE MINERS’ MEMORIAL MUSEUM 9F The realities of a miner’s life are evident as visitors explore the museum. Examine various tools used by workers and appreciate the striking images of the mining industry. Season: May–Jun; Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm; Jul–Aug, daily 8:30am–4:30pm Loc: Route 220 T: (709) 873 2222 / 2584 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com $$: $5. ST. LAWRENCE NATURE WALK F 16 km of developed hiking trails over abandoned mine roads–Iron Springs, Director, etc. Exciting hike for mineral and rock enthusiasts to experience the diversity of our lapidary paradise. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Off Pollux Crescent T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn. com W: townofstlawrence.com Roundabout, Route 220 (W14) LAWN BAY ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Protects breeding seabirds on 3 islands, only breeding colony of Manx Shearwater in North America. Some restrictions due to sensitive nature of bird colonies, contact for details. Season: May–Sep Loc: Off Route 220 at Roundabout T: (709) 826 2753 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks Lamaline, Route 220 (W14) LAMALINE HERITAGE MUSEUM / INFORMATION CENTRE F Displays, exhibits, information, and photos of the 1929 Tidal Wave, WWI & WWII, and 10 model dories handcrafted by Otto Kelland. 6 interpretative rest stops with panels on the tidal wave. Season: Jul 7–Aug 30, daily 10am–5pm, other times by appointment Loc: Main Street T: (709) 857 2864 / 832 4830 F: (709) 857 2864 E: lamalineheritagesociety@hotmail.com $$: Adult $2, family (of 4) $5, group rates vary. Fortune, Route 220 (V13) FORTUNE FISHING SHEDS 7 Take a nostalgic step back to the late 1800s, as created by these picturesque, small rectangular sheds and stages, built with “lungers” (round

sticks), located along Harbour Drive. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 220 T: (709) 832 2810 F: (709) 832 2210 E: fhef@bellaliant.com W: townoffortune.ca FORTUNE HEAD ECOLOGICAL RESERVE The rocks in the superbly exposed low cliffs represent the geological boundary between the Precambrian and Cambrian geological eras. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1.6 km west on Route 220 T: (709) 826 2753 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8070 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/wer/r_fhe/index. html $$: No fees or permits required. FORTUNE HEAD GEOLOGY CENTRE 923F Exhibits on tsunamis, earthquakes, and prehistoric predators. Rock and mineral collections. Guided tours of Fortune Head Ecological Reserve. Summer camps, movie nights, and birthday parties. Season: May–Sep, 8am–7pm coinciding with the ferry schedule Loc: 49–51 Bunkerhill Road T: (709) 832 2810 / 3031 F: (709) 832 2210 E: fortuneheadgeology@ gmail.com W: fortunehead.com $$: Exhibit $5.00–$7.50, exhibit and geologic tour $10–$20. CC: V, AE, MC. FORTUNE HISTORY BOARD Displays interesting highlights of our town’s colourful history. Site includes ship anchors and memorial plaque to seamen. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Bayview Street T: (709) 832 2810 F: (709) 832 2210 E: fhef@townoffortune.ca W: townoffortune.ca GEORGE AND MARY HERITAGE HOUSE & MUSEUM 79 The turn-of-the-century family home of a labourer. Season: Jul 1–Sep 30, 10am–5pm Loc: Eldon Street T: (709) 832 2810 F: (709) 832 2210 E: fhef@bellaliant.com W: townoffortune. ca CC: AE, MC, V. SAINT-PIERRE FERRY OFFICE 4F Visit Saint-Pierre et Miquelon in style aboard Le Cabestan ferry. Only 55 minutes. Packages can be arranged for your overnight stay. Cap: 190 Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, check website for hours Loc: Downtown T: (709) 832 3455 / 8766 F: (709) 832 0860 TF: (855) 832 3455 E: info@saintpierreferry.ca W: saintpierreferry.ca $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. VICTORIA HALL MUSEUM 7 Built in 1871, this former Masonic Lodge displays objects illustrating the lifestyle of the past. One prized possession is the organ that once belonged to legendary teacher James Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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SHOAL COVE BEACH F One of the nicest beaches on the Burin Peninsula. The long sandy beach is great for picnics with the family, swimming, camping, or just relaxing. Season: May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Pollux Crescent T: (709) 873 2222 / 2584 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com


Laddon. Season: Jun 1–Aug 31, 11am–8pm Loc: 3 Church Street T: (709) 832 2810 F: (709) 832 2210 E: fhef@bellaliant.com W: townoffortune. ca $$: Free. WADE DRAKE & BURCH NASH FAMILY PARK Family park to honour those who lost their lives on Cougar Flight 491. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Bay view Street T: (709) 832 2810 F: (709) 832 2210 E: fhef@bellaliant.com W: townoffortune.ca Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) GEORGE C. HARRIS HOUSE– MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY 579 Located near the waterfront, this restored merchant house depicts the town’s history through pictures and artifact displays. Winner of the Southcott Heritage Award. Season: Jun 27–Sep 4, Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 1pm–6pm Loc: 16 Water Street T: (709) 832 1574 F: (709) 832 1636 Off-Season T: (709) 832 0443 E: grbankheritage@nf.aibn.com W: grandbankheritagesociety.ca $$: Adult $3, child (under 12) free. GRAND BANK HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE & WATERFRONT F With property dating back to the 1850s, the historic waterfront and lighthouse gives visitors a glimpse of Grand Bank, past and present. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Waterfront T: (709) 832 2617 / 1600 F: (709) 832 1636 E: tburton@ townofgrandbank.net W: townofgrandbank. com $$: Free. GRAND BANK NATURE TRAIL F A 5- to 6-km hike that will take you to the top of Bennett’s Hill. Rest stops are located throughout the trail. View vegetation and wild animals. Watch the salmon migration through our salmon ladder. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Off Grand View Boulevard T: (709) 832 2617 / 1600 F: (709) 832 1636 E: tburton@townofgrandbank.net W: townofgrandbank.com HERITAGE WALK F The walk provides the visitor with a collection of historically significant settings, intertwined to portray the dynamics of Grand Bank and its fishing heritage. Season: Jun 27–Aug 30 Loc: Downtown T: (709) 832 2617 / 1600 F: (709) 832 1636 E: tburton@townofgrandbank.net W: townofgrandbank.com $$: Free.

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MARINE HIKE F A 6- to 7-km hike that will take you up to Grand Bank’s Cape providing a spectacular view of the town and Fortune Bay. Season: Jan 1–Dec 31, best conditions in late spring, summer, and fall Loc: Christians Road T: (709) 832 2617 / 1600 F: (709) 832 1636 E: tburton@townofgrandbank. net W: townofgrandbank.com $$: Free. PROVINCIAL MARINERS’ MEMORIAL A tribute to thousands of lives lost at sea and the loved ones they left behind. Includes lifesized bronze female figure, memorial stories, and walkways. Season: Jun 25–Sep 3 Loc: 16 Water Street T: (709) 832 1574 F: (709) 832 1636 Off-Season T: (709) 832 0443 E: sadierparsons@ hotmail.com W: grandbankheritagesociety.ca PROVINCIAL SEAMEN’S MUSEUM 39FT Explore artifacts from the land and sea, used by Newfoundland families from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. Season: May 2–Oct 4, Mon–Sat 9am–4:30pm, Sun & Jul 1, 12pm–4:30pm Loc: 54 Marine Drive T: (709) 832 1484 F: (709) 832 2053 Off-Season T: (709) 757 8077 Off-Season F: (709) 757 8021 E: psminfo@therooms.ca W: therooms.ca/psm $$: Fee. Frenchman’s Cove, Route 213 (V15) FRENCHMAN’S COVE PROVINCIAL PARK On the west side of the Burin Peninsula, the park has varied habitat, pebble beach, quiet barachois, marsh, stream, birdwatching, 9-hole golf course. 25 minutes to Saint-Pierre ferry. Season: Mid-May–Mid-Sep Loc: Route 213 T: (709) 826 2753 / 637 2040 F: (709) 637 8060 E: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca W: env.gov.nl.ca/parks $$: Check website. CC: MC, V. GRANDE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE 42 Adjacent to Frenchman’s Cove Provincial Park, and 30 minutes from the ferry terminal that connects with the French island. Season: May 1– Oct 31, 7am–9pm Loc: Golf Course Road T: (709) 826 2600 / 2601 F: (709) 826 2610 Off-Season T: (709) 227 1101 E: grandemeadows@nf.aibn. com W: grandemeadows.ca $$: 9 holes $22.22, 18 holes $37.70. CC: V, MC.


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Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) EAT THE HILL 2-day culinary and winter activity festival at White Hills Resort. T: (709) 466 4555 F: (709) 466 4560 TF: (877) 466 4559 E: info@whitehillsresort. com W: whitehillsresort.com

Champney’s West, Route 230-21 (P21) OLD FASHIONED CONCERT FT Champney’s West Recreation Committee hosts the Old Fashioned Concert, a 2-evening event featuring local talent. T: (709) 464 2173 / 3846 F: (709) 464 2631 E: cwcdo@bellaliant.com W: champneysisland.net

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Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) GRAND BANK WINTER CARNIVAL F Winter fun celebrations for all residents in our community. T: (709) 832 2617 / 1600 F: (709) 832 1636 E: tburton@townofgrandbank.net W: townofgrandbank.com Trinity

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Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) SATURDAY SUMMER MUSIC SERIES FT The Garrick Theatre hosts musical talent every Saturday night during the summer. T: (709) 468 5777 / 2880 F: (709) 468 7253 E: garrickboxof f ice@nf.aibn.com W: garricktheatre.ca Jun 13–Sep 30

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Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) WINTERTAINMENT Indoor and outdoor activities, dances, snowmobile, toboggan races, skiing, snow sculptures, neighbourhood contest, etc. Lots of fun and participation by all. T: (709) 466 7937 F: (709) 466 2276 E: todd@clarenville.net W: clarenville.net Feb 18

St. Lawrence, Route 220 (W15) USS TRUXTUN & USS POLLUX COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE F An annual service commemorating the victims of supply ship USS Pollux and destroyer USS Truxtun, which foundered off Lawn Point and Chamber Cove, Feb 18, 1942. T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@ nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com EVENTS CONTINUING IN FEBRUARY FROM EARLIER START DATES: Grand Bank Winter Carnival: See Jan 29

Trinity, Route 239 (P21) RISING TIDE THEATRE–SEASONS IN THE BIGHT THEATRE FESTIVAL FT2 Rising Tide’s award-winning blend of history, drama and culture set amidst the magnificent backdrop of historic Trinity and presented the province’s finest professional artists offstage and on. Box office opens end of April. T: (709) 464 3232 / 3847 F: (709) 464 2206 Off-Season T: (709) 747 1501 Off-Season F: (709) 747 8515 TF: (888) 464 3377 E: risingtide@nf.aibn.com W: risingtidetheatre.com Jun 24

Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) DISCOVERY CELEBRATIONS A celebration of John Cabot’s 1497 landfall. Come and enjoy a day full of discovery and entertainment. T: (709) 468 1493 F: (709) 468 2476 Off-Season T: (709) 468 7747 TF: (877) 468 1497 E: matthewlegacy@nf.aibn.com W: matthewlegacy.com Jun 30–Aug 28

Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) GRAND BANK REGIONAL THEATRE FT Join us for rip-roaring comedies, spine-tingling mysteries, romance, and toe-tapping music. Plays 4 evenings a week and a Saturday Scoff– dinner theatre with traditional Grand Bank potluck. T: (709) 832 2282 F: (709) 832 2382 Off-Season T/F: (709) 832 2284 TF: (888) 442 2282 E: theatrefestival@townofgrandbank.net W: grandbanktheatre.ca

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Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) CANADA DAY: MOCKBEGGAR PLANTATION FT What better place to celebrate Canada Day than at the former home of F. Gordon Bradley– Confederation leader and our first Senator? Games, music, refreshments. T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@ seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca Jul 2–Aug 21

Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) ART EXHIBIT “PATCHWORKS” Burin Peninsula artists combine their mediums on a theme, connecting generations or places, joining traditional to modern or literal patchwork of our heritage. Enjoy the eclectic rehearsal setting! T: (709) 279 1846 E: bpartscouncil@gmail.com W: bpartscouncil. wix.com/site Jul 8–10

Burin, Route 221 (V16) BURIN PENINSULA FESTIVAL OF FOLK SONG AND DANCE Accordion and fiddle sounds and warm hospitality hold us in time–as do the old outport set dances! A music-rich heritage for the next generation. Toutons and tea. Workshops: Jul 8, 7pm–9pm; Jul 9, 2pm–10:30pm; Jul 10, 2pm–10:30pm T: (709) 891 2655 / 279 1846 E: francoservices@eastlink.ca W: bit.ly/1HG3rOq Jul 18–23

Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) CLARENVILLE DAYS Come join us for our civic celebrations! T: (709) 466 7937 F: (709) 466 2276 E: todd@clarenville. net W: clarenville.net Jul 30–Aug 6

Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) GRAND BANK SUMMER FESTIVAL A week of fun-filled activities for the whole family: T: (709) 832 1600 F: (709) 832 2617 E: townofgrandbank@townofgrandbank.net W: townofgrandbank.com Jul TBA

Elliston, Route 238 (O22) BIRD ISLAND PUFFIN FESTIVAL FTY A n 8 - d ay e ve nt f e a t u r i n g l i ve l o c a l entertainment, traditional meals served from the kitchen, and moose burgers. T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@persona. ca W: rootcellars.ca

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Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) CHURCH STREET FESTIVAL FT E x p e r ie n ce a ce l e b r atio n of his to r ic Bonavista’s downtown core on Church Street. Antique car show, mummering parade, traditional kids’ activities, and live performance. T: (709) 468 5777 / 2880 F: (709) 468 7253 E: garrickboxoffice@nf.aibn.com W: garricktheatre.ca Jul–Aug

Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) WEDNESDAYS ON CHURCH FT Why wait for the weekend? We present 9 Wednesdays in July and August on the Garrick Annex stage offering outstanding solo artists and duos in an intimate setting beginning at 9pm T: (709) 468 5777 / 2880 F: (709) 468 7253 E: garrickboxoffice@nf.aibn.com W: garricktheatre.ca Jul and Aug TBA

Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) ARTS UNDER THE STARS Series of free arts performances for the whole family – music, dancing, and theatre at Elizabeth Swan Park. Thu 7pm T: (709) 466 7937 F: (709) 466 2276 E: todd@clarenville.net W: clarenville.net EVENTS CONTINUING IN JULY FROM EARLIER START DATES: Saturday Summer Music Series: See Jun Rising Tide Theatre–Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival: See Jun 13 Grand Bank Regional Theatre: See Jun 30

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Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) GEORGE C. HARRIS HOUSE–ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY A family-oriented event, this is a time to meet friends, experience traditional Newfoundland foods, and enjoy local enter tainment. 10am–5pm T: (709) 832 1574 F: (709) 832 1636 Off-Season T: (709) 832 2443 E: gbheritage@ bellaliant.com W: grandbankheritagesociety.ca Aug 4 - 7

Burin, Route 221 (V16) BURIN HERITAGE WEEKEND A 4-day community event featuring live music, food, song, and dance, a huge fireworks show, sporting events and dancing, celebrating Burin’s heritage. T: (709) 891 1760 / 1710 F: (709) 891 2069 E: townofburin@eastlink.ca W: townofburin.com


St. Lawrence, Route 220 (W15) ST. LAWRENCE DAY F An annual civic event, parade, opening ceremonies, traditional food and music, games for children, dances for young and old, Provincial Challenge Cup soccer game, and fireworks display. T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn. com W: townofstlawrence.com Aug 8–14

Garnish, Route 213 (V15) GARNISH BAKEAPPLE FESTIVAL Opening, BBQ, entertainment, daily breakfast, bingo, concert, youth Olympics, pet show, fair, dance, golf tournament, and church suppers daily. T: (709) 826 2330 E: townclerk@eastlink. ca W: townofgarnish.com Aug 22

Trinity, Route 239 (P21) AFTER DARK 6FT Experience our historic sites by candlelight with readings, music, and refreshments from 7:30pm–10pm T: (709) 729 0592 F: (709) 729 7989 TF: (800) 563 6353 E: info@seethesites.ca W: seethesites.ca

Rising Tide Theatre–Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival: See Jun 13 Grand Bank Regional Theatre: See Jun 30 Art Exhibit “Patchworks”: See Jul 2 Grand Bank Summer Festival: See Jul 30 Church Street Festival: See Jul Wednesdays on Church: See Jul

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Elliston, Route 238 (O22) ROOTS, RANTS AND ROARS FALL FESTIVAL FTY The festival is designed to bring together the best of Newfoundland foods, wines, and storytelling. Promoting new and traditional ways of enjoying the local cuisine. T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@persona. ca W: rootcellars.ca EVENTS CONTINUING IN SEPTEMBER FROM EARLIER START DATES: Saturday Summer Music Series: See Jun Rising Tide Theatre–Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival: See Jun 13

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Fortune, Route 220 (V13) FELLER FROM FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL A 4-day event and the first of its kind. T: (709) 832 2810 F: (709) 832 2210 E: levicurtis59@gmail. com W: townoffortune.ca

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Champney’s West, Route 230-21 (P21) CHAMPNEY’S WEST DAYS FT Includes an old-fashioned concert and the famous cardboard boat race. Brave souls in boats held together with tape try to make the trip. Learn about marine life, enjoy live music, and the cardboard boat race. T: (709) 464 2173 / 3846 F: (709) 464 2631 E: cwcdo@bellaliant.com W: champneysisland.net Aug TBA

Trinity, Route 239 (P21) TRINITY FESTIVAL F Annual Trinity Festival is a 3-day event held the 3rd weekend in August. T: (709) 464 3836 F: (709) 464 3826 E: Counciltrinity@Netscape.net W: townoftrinity.com EVENTS CONTINUING IN AUGUST FROM EARLIER START DATES: Saturday Summer Music Series: See Jun

October EVENTS CONTINUING IN OCTOBER FROM EARLIER START DATES: Saturday Summer Music Series: See Jun

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Marystown, Route 210 (V16) ANNUAL BURIN PENINSULA ARTS COUNCIL CRAFT FAIR A fine and friendly craft fair of a hundred local artisans marketing their knitting, woodwork, felt hats, jewellery, quilts, sealskin items, Christmas cakes, and décor. Live music. Workshops: Nov 4, 10am–9pm; Nov 5, 10am–7pm; Nov 6, 1pm–5pm T: (709) 279 1846 E: bpartscouncil@ gmail.com W: bpartscouncil.wix.com/site Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Shops & Galleries Clarenville, Route 1 (Q19) CREATIVE WORLD INC. F One of Newfoundland’s largest art and gift galleries. We carry originals and limited editions. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Sat 10am–5:30pm, Thu & Fri 10am–9pm Loc: 331 Memorial Drive T: (709) 466 7100 F: (709) 466 3620 E: creativeworld@nf.aibn.com CC: AE, MC, V. Harcourt, Route 232 (Q20) WAVE CREATIONS Quilt shop and embroidery. Offering a variety of quilting fabrics. Items embroidered with Newfoundland designs. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, Mon–Thu 8am–8pm, Fri & Sat 8am–4:30pm Loc: 1066 Smith Sound Road T: (709) 663 3521 F: (709) 663 1110 E: wade.vera.mills@nf.sympatico. ca W: wavecreations.net CC: MC, V.

MIRABELLA BY ELIZABETH BURRY STUDIOS FT An eclectic gallery/studio of art, jewellery and other creations by national and local artisans including Mirabella’s owner – well-known Newfoundland artist Elizabeth Burry who is looking to welcome you! OPEN: May 10–Oct 10, daily 10am–8pm Loc: Clinch’s Lane T: (709) 697 1061 E: elizabethburrystudios@gmail.com W: elizabethburry.com CC: AE, MC, V. Port Rexton, Route 230 (P21) FISHERS’ LOFT GIFT SHOP F Fine quality Newfoundland and Labrador craft items and books. OPEN: May 15–Oct 31, 8am–6pm Loc: Port Rexton T: (709) 464 3240 TF: (877) 464 3240 E: enquiries@fishersloft.com W: fishersloft.com CC: V, MC. Port Union, Route 230 (O22) WOMEN’S INSTITUTE CRAFT SHOP 3F Local handmade crafts, quilts, knitwear, crochet, jewellery, souvenir items, Christmas crafts, woodwork, yard ornaments, photography, prints, and artwork. OPEN: May 20–Oct 17, Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 1pm–5pm; Jul & Aug, Mon–Sat 9am–8pm Loc: Route 230 T: (709) 469 2823 Off-Season T: (709) 469 2327 E: deescrafts@yahoo.com CC: V, MC.

Trinity, Route 239 (P21) AUNT SARAH’S CHOCOLATE SHOP FT Trinity’s homestyle chocolate and sweet shop. Drop by for a visit and a free sample! OPEN: Jun & Sep, Mon–Thu 11am–6pm, Fri–Sun 10am–6pm; Jul & Aug, daily 10am–8pm Loc: 7 Dock Lane T: (709) 436 2015 Off-Season T: (416) 809 6030 E: auntsarahs.trinity@gmail.com W: auntsarahschocolate.ca CC: MC, V. DOCK MARINA RESTAURANT AND GALLERY 2 Locally-made quality handicrafts by some of our most talented artisans. Woolens, vases, quilts, tea dolls, pottery, and soapstone carvings. Restaurant specializes in seafood, traditional meals, and more. OPEN: May 9–Oct 12 Loc: Dock Lane T: (709) 464 2133 / 462 3509 F: (709) 464 2167 E: dockmarina@hotmail.com W: atlanticadventures.com CC: MC, V.

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Elliston, Route 238 (O22) THE ELLISTON ADVENTURE CRAFT STORE FTY Photography, books, jewellery, music, quilts. Includes a demonstration area for local crafters and a visitor information centre. OPEN: May 24–Oct 30, daily 9am–5pm Loc: 16 Main Street T: (709) 468 7080 F: (709) 468 5837 E: rootcellars@persona.ca W: rootcellars.ca CC: V. Bonavista, Route 230 (O22) ALEKSANDRS’ ARTISTIC DESIGN GALLERY FT So much more than just an art gallery. OPEN: Jun 1–Oct 15, Tue–Sat 11am–5pm Loc: 8 Ackerman’s Lane T: (709) 468 8145 / 5035 E: aleksandrsart@eastlink.ca W: bit.ly/1JXSjia CC: MC, V. CABOT CRAFTS F K n i t w e a r, c r o c h e t , w o o d p r o d u c t s , ceramics, quilts, and sewing. All local, handmade products. OPEN: May–Sep, daily 9:30am–5:30pm Loc: Next to Information Centre at Cape Bonavista T: (709) 468 2549 E: cabotcrafts@yahoo.ca CC: MC, V.


MATTEA’S Named after Cabot’s wife, Mattea. We offer a wide selection of crafts and souvenirs. Located on wharf. OPEN: May 30–Sep 14, daily 9:30am–5:30pm Loc: 15 Roper Street T: (709) 468 1493 F: (709) 468 2476 Off-Season T: (709) 468 7747 TF: (877) 468 1497 E: matthewlegacy@ nf.aibn.com W: matthewlegacy.com CC: MC, V. NEIL’S YARD 4FT Café, crêperie, and gallery shop selling Craft Council juried art and craft. OPEN: May 16– Oct 11, daily 10am–7pm Loc: Mockbeggar Plantation, Mockbeggar Road T: (709) 468 3139 F: (709) 468 7559 E: info@neilsyard.org W: neilsyard.org CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. THE ELEPHANT SHOP BOUTIQUE FT Exquisite 100% pure cashmere, jewellery, and unique gifts from all over the world! OPEN: Jun 1–Oct 31, Tue–Sun 10am–5pm Loc: 8 Ackerman’s Lane T: (709) 468 8145 / 5035 E: elizabethj@elizabethjcottages. com W: elizabethjcottages.com BL: www. elizabethjcottages.com/blog-theelephantshop CC: V, MC. Birchy Cove, Route 235 (O22) SUSIE’S CRAFT SHOP F Local homemade crafts. OPEN: Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: Route 235 T: (709) 445 5431 / 2032 F: (709) 455 2009 E: shirleybryan@live.com W: susies-cafe.com

Spanish Room, Route 210 (V16) CASHEL’S COVE CRAFTS Local crafts in a quiet coastal home setting. Puffin wool socks and fisherman knits. Berry teas and soap. Traditional music, iceberg to antler jewellery, whale, salt fish, fluorspar, and sealskin items. OPEN: Jan 2–Dec 24; Jan–Mar, please call ahead; Apr–Dec, 9am–7pm Loc: Route 210 T: (709) 279 1846 E: bpartscouncil@ gmail.com W: nlgeotourism.com CC: MC, V, AE. Burin, Route 221 (V16) BURIN HERITAGE CRAFTS Quality knit goods, poked mats, hooked mats, quilts, embroidery, crochet items, and local artwork. OPEN: May 13–Sep 13, Mon– Fri 9am–5pm, Sat & Sun 10:30am–6pm Loc: 33 Seaview Drive T: (709) 891 1760 / 1710 F: (709) 891 2069 E: townofburin@eastlink.ca W: townofburin.com CC: MC, V, AE. St. Lawrence, Route 220 (W15) ISLAND ROCK JEWELLERY & CRAFTS–ST. LAWRENCE MINERS’ MUSEUM GIFT SHOP Fluorspar is extracted from the local mine here and fashioned into beautiful one-ofa-kind jewellery pieces and other specialty products by developmentally disabled individuals. OPEN: May 1–Aug 31; May & Jun, Mon–Fri 8:30am– 4:30pm; Jul & Aug, Sun–Sat 8:30am–4:30pm Loc: Route 220 T: (709) 873 2222 / 5079 F: (709) 873 3352 E: townofstlawrence@nf.aibn.com W: townofstlawrence.com $$: $5. CC: V. Grand Bank, Route 220 (V14) GRAND HERITAGE CRAFTS Boasts many local and provincial goods, from sealskin accessories to dory models. Books, paintings, crafts, and woolen items also available. OPEN: Jun 27–Sep 4, Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 1pm–6pm Loc: 16 Water Street T: (709) 832 1574 F: (709) 832 1636 Off-Season T: (709) 832 0443 E: grbankheritage@nf.aibn. com W: grandbankheritagesociety.ca CC: MC, V.

Plate Cove West, Route 235 (O21) CHRIS RICKETTS FINE ART GALLERY F Located in Round Da Bay Inn. Many of the paintings depict rural Newfoundland in the early 1900s. Prints and originals are available for purchase. OPEN: Jan 1–Dec 31, daily 10am–8pm Loc: Main Road T: (709) 544 2008 / 727 7604 E: rounddabayinn@yahoo.ca W: rounddabayinn. com $$: $30–$1,100. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V.

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HERITAGE SHOP RYAN PREMISES FTY Keeping the story of Ryan Premises alive with products interpreting our rich fishing tradition. Browse other fine cultural products, including art, craft, literature, food, and souvenirs. OPEN: Jun–Sep, daily, call or visit website for store hours Loc: Ryan Premises National Historic Site, 72 Confederation Drive T: (709) 468 7810 / 753 2568 F: (709) 753 0879 E: rp@historicsites.ca W: historicsites.ca/ryan-premises BL: historicsites. ca/blog CC: AE, MC, V.


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Tales of the Avalon Welcome to the far east. It’s where the sun rises first, at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site – the most easterly point in North America. And just a few kilometres away is St. John’s, a vibrant, historic, yet contemporary capital – 500 years young. You’ll find a rainbow of clapboard houses that crowd hilly streets, where there are more artists than anywhere else in the country. And if you’re looking to dance the night away, the infamous George Street is chock-a-block with pubs and restaurants. Overlooking it all is Signal Hill, where in 1901 Marconi received the first wireless transatlantic signal at Cabot Tower. Outside St. John’s, the landscape is not only scenically stunning, but also full of natural wonders: dazzling icebergs, whales including humpbacks and minkes, migratory seabirds, and roaming caribou. The Avalon is full of legends, lore, and history. It’s home to Cupids –  the oldest English settlement in Canada. And to outports like Placentia, Harbour Grace, and Heart’s Content – a transatlantic telegraph hub before satellites took over. The Avalon is also the Irish heartland, home of the East Coast Trail and, a little further along, Cape St. Mary’s and its famous Northern Gannet colony.

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Your Avalon journey starts here. The Avalon Peninsula, where the sun first rises in North America, is home to one Q of the oldest and most easterly cities on the continent – St. John’s. Chock-full of whales, seabirds, nightlife, history, and ancient fossils, there’s never a shortage of things to do.

Where City Meets Sea DAY 1 Today, start by exploring downtown St. John’s with its intricate boutiques, lively bars, and mouth-watering restaurants. Share a bite and have a glass while listening to some lively tunes. If you’re hoping to take home some local music, Fred’s on Duckworth Street has you covered. DAY 2 Begin your day at famous Signal Hill – where Marconi received the first transatlantic signal in 1901. Start in the

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Battery, a charming assortment of colourful homes scattered on the hilly shore. Around every corner you’ll be delighted with magnificent coastlines, far-off lighthouses, and deep blue as far as the eye can see. After, visit The Rooms, the provincial archives, art gallery, and museum. End your day by standing at the most easterly point in North America – Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. DAY 3 Head for the high seas and hop on a boat tour – the best way to view the magnificent weaving coastline and to come face-to-fin with a 30-tonne humpback. Keep an eye on land and sky for puffins and other seabirds. Next it’s on to Quidi Vidi. As you walk around this quaint fishing village, be sure to stop by the Quidi Vidi Plantation to see emerging artisans at work. Relax


by taking in a tour and beer tasting at Quidi Vidi Brewery. Then indulge in locally harvested and sourced meats and vegetables in a restored 220-year-old historical building – Mallard Cottage.

Driving the Irish Loop DAY 4 The Irish Loop, named for the area’s dominant ancestry, starts in St. John’s and heads south on Route 10 right into the heart of Irish Newfoundland. This scenic and historic drive travels through quaint outports, beside roaring shorelines, and provides many opportunities to sail out to sea in search of whales, seabirds, and icebergs. Try a boat tour to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve where you’ll see chatty puffins nesting on the rocky coast, and where humpback and minke whales are the favourite regulars. Visit the Colony of Avalon in

Ferryland – founded by Lord Baltimore. Here, an ongoing archaeological dig is uncovering the remains of the 1621 English colony. Next, experience a picnic like never before at Lighthouse Picnics, reached via a 20-minute walk across the Gaze. Recline on a soft blanket beneath a gorgeous lighthouse on the mildly craggy coast and enjoy a superb fresh lunch and a refreshing jar of lemonade. Retire to your warm and comfortable accommodations in Ferryland or Trepassey. DAY 5 Start today by visiting one of the world’s most significant fossil sites at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve. Here you’ll examine some of the oldest fossils on earth, dating back 575 million years. Register for a guided tour at the Edge of Avalon Interpretation Centre in Portugal Cove South to learn about what scientists call Ediacara biota –  Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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creatures that lived hundreds of millions of years ago, when all life was in the sea. Further east is Cape Race where the Marconi station picked up and retransmitted the distress signal from the RMS Titanic in 1912. See how the station – 350 miles from the tragedy –  played an important role in the rescue of the survivors, and discover the story of 14-year-old Jimmy Myrick, the first person to hear Titanic’s distress signal. Now it’s on to Salmonier Nature Park – an environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, and research centre. Stroll along the boardwalk that winds between the species-sensitive enclosures and get an up-close look at local animals that have been given a second chance thanks to the park. DAY 6 For a complete change of pace, drive to Portugal Cove and take the 20-minute ferry ride to Bell Island –  the largest of several islands in Conception Bay. Drive around the island, taking in the golden fields, fascinating rock formations, and beautiful beaches. Then take a guided tour of the old iron ore mine and get a first-hand look at the mining life. Drive back to St. John’s for a good night’s rest, or make accommodations on the island.

History, Heritage, and Seabirds DAY 7 Drive to Brigus and take some time to walk around and admire the quaint homes and gorgeous shoreline. Stop by the house of Captain Bob Bartlett. Born and raised in Brigus, this brave man went on to lead some of the most

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famous and dangerous exploratory expeditions to the Arctic in the early 1900s. At nearby Cupids, John Guy established the first English colony in Canada in 1610. Drop by the Cupids Legacy Centre to learn about these brave souls. The centre offers an extensive range of cultural programs throughout the summer. Nearby is the John Guy Flag Site and probably the biggest Union Jack you’ll ever see, celebrating the town’s British heritage. Next it’s a visit to Harbour Grace – a delight to both aviation and history buffs. Amelia Earhart’s successful 1932 solo flight took off from here. Now it’s time to frolic in the sand. The heart-shaped beach of Salmon Cove offers 500 metres of fine grey sand surrounded by imposing cliffs. A 2-kilometre hiking trail and warm water river offer activities for the whole family. At Bay de Verde, the shallow harbour glows aquamarine, hence


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its name. Blundon Heritage Premises offers a glimpse into the history of this famous fishing town, plus a display on seabirds that nest at the protected ecological reserve on Baccalieu Island. DAY 8 Turn southwest and drive along the south shore of exquisite Trinity Bay. Don’t leave without witnessing the handcrafted wooden boats the region is famed for. Stop by the Wooden Boat Museum in Winterton where this timeless craft is kept alive, and skills are still passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. Everything changed in July 1866, when the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart’s Content. Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site tells a communications story of global significance and is a must-see while in the area.

Next, experience the finer flavours in life at the Rodrigues Markland Cottage Winery. Newfoundland’s first winery offers kosher, sulphite-free, natural wines. Be sure to pick up a bottle to later toast your day of exploration. DAY 9 French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534 and eventually the French established a colony in Placentia in 1662. Visit this National Historic Site and witness the historical significance of the French fort ruins. The last item on the menu is a real treat: Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, the most accessible seabird colony in North America. A wonderland for birdwatchers and explorers alike, you’ll gaze upon thousands of northern gannets nesting atop a 200-foot-high sea stack, and smaller numbers of razorbills, common murres, and black-legged kittiwakes nesting on shallow cliff ledges.

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Best kept secrets With so many things to see and do, sometimes having the inside scoop makes all the difference. Best kept secrets is a collection of hidden gems and local favourites that highlights some of the best dining, shopping, nightlife, and outdoor adventures on the Avalon. Feel free to stick to what you like, sample a bit of everything, or dive into something completely new – the choice is yours.

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• The Merchant Tavern, St. John’s • Yellowbelly Brewery Public House, St. John’s • Madrock Café, Bay Roberts • Country Corner Café, Brigus • Grates Cove Studio Café, Grates Cove • The Reluctant Chef, St. John’s

An Excuse to Stay Indoors • Peter Lewis Gallery, St. John’s (p. 331) • Commissariat House Provincial Historic Site, St. John’s (p. 310) • Bay Roberts Cable Building, Bay Roberts (p. 304) • Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site, Heart’s Content (p. 301) • Manuels River Experience, Manuels (p. 306)

Shop Avalon • Newfoundland Chocolate Company, St. John’s (p. 331) • Heritage Shops, St. John’s (p. 331) • NONIA, St. John’s (p. 331) • Rodrigues Winery, Markland (p. 300) • Running the Goat Books & Broadsides, Tors Cove (p. 333)

Evening Energy • O’Reilly’s Irish Newfoundland Pub, St. John’s • Spirit of Newfoundland, St. John’s (p. 320) • Southern Shore Dinner Theatre, Ferryland (p. 321) • Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series, Cape St. Mary’s (p. 321)

Outdoor Adventures • East Coast Trail (p. 308) • Butter Pot Hill Trail, Butter Pot Provincial Park (p. 306) • North Atlantic Ziplines, Petty Harbour (p. 315) • Dory fishing, Fishing for Success, Petty Harbour (p. 315) • Sea kayaking, Outfitters, Bay Bulls (p. 314)

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Hot Spots for History Buffs • Cupids Cove Plantation Provincial Historic Site, Cupids (p. 304) • Colony of Avalon Archaeological Site, Ferryland (p. 318) • Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, Winterton (p. 301) • Bell Island Community Museum and #2 Mine Tour, Bell Island (p. 307)

Meet the Locals • The lacemaker at Commissariat House (p. 310) • The Haunted Hike with Dale Jarvis, folklorist and storyteller (p. 314) • Master boat builder, Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (p. 301)

Capelin If you’ve never seen capelin rolling on a beach, there are plenty of options available. The beaches of Middle Cove, St. Vincent’s, and Bellevue are all great options to witness the phenomenon for yourself. And don’t forget your dip net or your bucket.

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Picture Perfect • Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John’s (p. 313) • Quidi Vidi Gut, St. John’s (p. 252) • Tors Cove (p. 317) • Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve (p. 300) • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, St. John’s (p. 315)

Unique Hot Spots • Newman’s Wine Vaults, St. John’s (p. 312) • Lighthouse Picnics, Ferryland (p. 318)

Social Media To get more insider tips from locals and travellers alike, check out our social media pages. Share your experiences with the hashtag #ExploreNL. Facebook.com/NewfoundlandLabradorTourism Twitter.com/NLtweets Instagram.com/NewfoundlandLabrador YouTube.com/NewfoundlandLabrador Flickr.com/NewfoundlandLabradorTourism

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The eighth wonder of the world. In 1866, after 12 years and four attempts, work was successfully completed on the first transatlantic communications cable. Nicknamed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, it connected Valencia, Ireland, with Heart’s Content, Newfoundland, and messages between Europe and North America now took minutes instead of weeks. The Cable Station was a critical hub of global communications for a hundred years, delivering messages between Queen Victoria and U.S. Presidents, news from the front during the First and Second World Wars, and even exchanges between Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio! In July 2016, Provincial Historic Sites will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Atlantic Cable landing with partners in Heart’s Content and in Valencia. The Cable Station will host artwork from the Museum of Modern Art, and open a new permanent exhibit on the cable landing. Heart’s Content will also celebrate Come Home Year, July 25–30. Newfoundland and Labrador’s position on the edge of North America has made it a key player in many communications milestones. Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site is the site where Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901. Visit the Admiralty House Communications Museum in Mount Pearl to learn about Newfoundland’s involvement in World War I wireless communications. The Cable Building in Bay Roberts has been restored to house the Road to Yesterday Museum, town archives, Christopher Pratt Gallery, and the town offices. Visit seethesites.ca for more information. Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site (709) 583-2160 seethesites.ca

Signal Hill National Historic Site (888) 773-8888 pc.gc.ca

Admiralty House Communications Museum (709) 748-1124 admiraltymuseum.ca

Bay Roberts Cable Building National Historic Site (709) 786-4959 bayrobertsheritagesociety.com

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Rural reaches of the Avalon. The Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland is as beautiful, adventurous, and unexpected as its Arthurian namesake. This corner of the world is filled with a people as rugged and diverse as the land. For over 400 years, the small village of Cupids has been celebrated as the oldest English settlement in Canada – a history explored at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Many more stories start here, particularly in the rooftop Faerie Garden, where tales from folklore are told anew each summer. What else would you expect in a town called Cupids? A different type of history is preserved in the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. With its long history of boat building and the Avalon’s hundreds of miles of coastline, Winterton is the perfect place to celebrate the iconic wooden boats of the province through exhibits, storytelling, and workshops where you can learn the secrets of the trade. On the southern Avalon, home to seabirds, world-class fossils, and migratory whales, the Claddagh Inn overlooks St. Mary’s Bay and its spectacular sunsets. With its 4½-star B&B and fine dining experiences, this is the perfect stay for travellers and hikers exploring the rural reaches of the Avalon Peninsula.

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Cupids Legacy Centre Cupids (709) 528-1610 cupidslegacycentre.ca

Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures Cape Broyle (709) 579-6353 stancook.ca

Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador Winterton (709) 583-2070 woodenboatnl.com

Grates Cove Studios Retreat Homes and Restaurant Grates Cove (709) 587-3880 gratescovestudios.com

Claddagh Inn St. Mary’s (709) 525-2229 thecladdaghinn.ca

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The stories hidden in the stone. The landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rugged and unforgiving beauty, but the rocks that make up ‘the Rock’ also tell the story of the earth. At Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve you’ll see something truly amazing: fossils of sea creatures that lived 575 million years ago. It’s the oldest and most spectacular display of these creatures anywhere. Fossils like the ones at Manuels River Experience helped scientists prove continents drift on tectonic plates. The trilobites found here are close relatives to those found in Spain and North Africa. Haootia Quadriformis, the oldest-known muscular animal, was discovered on the Bonavista Peninsula in 2008. It’s on display at The Rooms. What better place to tell a story about rocks than underground? The Johnson GEO CENTRE is built in what was once a small pond, and its walls are made of sedimentary rock. The centre uses the province’s ample geological resources to explain earth’s geology. One of the more unusual minerals mined in this province was fluorspar. The St. Lawrence deposit was the largest known in North America, and the Miners’ Memorial Museum exhibits many artifacts from that era.

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Remember Them as We Do 7KHLUVDFULĂ€FHVVKDSHGWKHIXWXUH 7KHLUFRXUDJHLQVSLUHVZKRZHDUH $FHQWXU\ODWHUZHKRQRXUWKRVHZKRVHUYHG Throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, communities are marking the centennial year of the First World War with special activities and tributes. July 1st, 2016 will be a particularly meaningful day. It marks the100th CPPKXGTUCT[QHCFGĆ‚PKPIOQOGPV in our history: the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel. On that day, hundreds of men from Newfoundland and Labrador OCFGVJGWNVKOCVGUCETKĆ‚EG devastating a small country.

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Sunrise Service at Signal Hill.

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Veteran’s Parade from Sergeant’s Memorial Park on Queen’s Road to the National War Memorial on Water Street.

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Memorial Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial.

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Grand Opening of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery at The Rooms, followed by a dedication of the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre on the grounds. Activities at The Rooms throughout the day will include live musical tributes and other performances. Visit www.therooms.ca for details on commemorative activities.

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Opera on the Avalon will debut the world premiere of Ours, the story of Father Thomas Nangle, the Chaplain of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the FWW.

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Avalon scenic driving routes Osprey Trail The sea hawks are here for the capelin, everyone else comes for the beach, 28 km one-way. Cape Shore Visit the most accessible seabird colony in North America and the old French capital, 303 km one-way.

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Avalon scenic driving routes The Avalon Peninsula looks like a piece from a jigsaw puzzle, with its deep bays separating long fingers of land. Almost completely surrounded by water, it’s where the first European settlers put down roots. It’s full of history and home to the provincial capital, St. John’s, a lively old seaport with a well-deserved reputation for music and good times. Near the city are great places to see whales and seabirds, go sea kayaking or hiking, or enjoy sightseeing in centuries-old outports.

Osprey Trail 28 km As its name suggests, this is a good place to see these famous fish hawks. From Route 1, take Route 201 and drive along the southern coast of Trinity Bay. This is a popular summer cottage area, and there’s a park with a sandy beach at Bellevue Beach.

Cape Shore 303 km Take Route 100 from Route 1 to Placentia. Here at the Castle Hill National Historic Site are the remains of an old French fort. Plaisance, its original name, was the French capital of Newfoundland in the 17th and 18th centuries when the French and English battled for military dominance in North America. There’s a fantastic view of the town of Placentia, the waters, and wooded hills. Just past St. Bride’s, about an hour from Placentia, follow the signs to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, the most accessible and spectacular seabird colony in North America. Here, just 50 feet from the clifftop viewing point, nest thousands of Northern Gannets – beautiful birds with a wingspan of over six feet – crowded atop a 200-foot-high sea stack called Bird Rock. Razorbills, murres, and other seabirds also nest at the reserve. If you have a question, ask one of the interpretive guides, who also lead nature hikes, or drop into the interpretation centre, which hosts concerts throughout the summer.

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Salmonier Nature Park, on Route 90, is home to about 20 species of native mammals and birds that live in sensitive enclosures designed to be as natural as possible. The park’s trail is entirely boardwalked and accessible.

Baccalieu Trail 230 km “Wherever you are, steer northwest for Baccalieu.” That old sailor’s proverb might lead you astray if you were anywhere except 25 or 30 miles southeast of Baccalieu, but for landlubbers on wheels, the abbreviated “Steer… for Baccalieu” is sound advice in any weather. The Baccalieu Trail – baccalieu being a corruption of an old Spanish word for codfish – traces the long finger of the Avalon Peninsula between Trinity and Conception Bays. Western access is from Route 80 near Whitbourne on Route 1. In the late 19th century, Dildo was the site of an early fish hatchery and later a whaling port. Today it’s best known for luxury accommodations and fine dining. The Cable Station in Heart’s Content, once a major relay point for transatlantic telegraph messages, is now a Provincial Historic Site, complete with much of the original equipment. The first successful transatlantic cable landed here in 1866. At Old Perlican, Route 80 merges into Route 70. The tip of the peninsula at Grates Cove has a rather unusual National Historic Site: hundreds of rock walls built by farmers to keep roaming


Harbour Grace played a role in pioneering aviation: it was here that Amelia Earhart set out on her solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. Though devastated by fire several times, the town still retains a wonderful inventory of historic buildings. In Bay Roberts, drop by The Cable Building, a National Historic Site which houses the Road to Yesterday Museum and the Christopher Pratt Art Gallery. Then take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline through the original settlement’s meadows to Mad Rock on the Shoreline Heritage Walk and watch the sea crash against the craggy coast. The first official English colony in Canada was founded at Cupids by John Guy in 1610, and the site is now being excavated. It is also the province’s newest

Provincial Historic Site. See the artifacts and exhibits at the new Legacy Centre. Brigus was the birthplace of Captain Bob Bartlett, the ice pilot who guided Robert Peary to within striking distance of the North Pole in 1909. His home, Hawthorne Cottage, is now a National Historic Site, and the town retains much of its 19th-century character.

Admiral’s Coast 67 km The Admiral’s Coast follows Route 60 along the western and southern shores of Conception Bay from Colliers to Conception Bay South and Paradise. It’s a mix of rural and urban. The rural western section includes Conception Harbour, where there’s been a garden party every summer for more than nine decades. The marina in Holyrood is home to many boats that sail the bay. Conception Bay South is a collection of shoreline communities, from Seal Cove to Topsail. Kelligrews will be forever associated with the song Kelligrews Soirée, also the name of the annual folk festival held in early July. There’s the marina at Foxtrap, the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club in Long Pond and a day-use park at popular Topsail Beach. Conception Bay is a good scuba diving area, especially around the ore carriers that were sunk by U-boats just off Bell Island during World War II. Ocean Quest Adventures in Long Pond should be a first stop for divers interested in exploring the wrecks. There’s a famous fossil bed and walking trail at Manuels River, and just past Topsail is the town of Paradise, where you’ll find more walking trails around several ponds.

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animals off their fields. Up here you’ll also find the Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve. Three million pairs of Leach’s storm petrels nest here, which is why the foxes look so healthy. An interpretive display on the reserve can be found in nearby Bay de Verde. Carbonear is pirate country, but it’s a romantic piracy. An Irish princess captured by pirate Peter Easton settled near here with one of Easton’s crew, Gilbert Pike, and lived happily ever after. Easton went on to infamy and fortune, while Princess Sheila NaGeira has inspired books, songs, and a stage production. The site of Easton’s old pirate fort is now a museum in Harbour Grace.


and ends just outside St. John’s. Travel to Portugal Cove via Route 50 or Route 40. From here take a 20-minute ferry ride to Bell Island where you can tour the former submarine iron mines, the lighthouse perched on a cliff, and see large outdoor murals inspired by the island’s history. From Portugal Cove, take Route 21 through Bauline to Pouch Cove (pronounced “pooch”) on Route 20. This is good berry-picking country, especially on the gravel road to Cape St. Francis. The scenery along this coast is spectacular. Flatrock, Middle Cove, and Logy Bay are settled enclaves along a rugged shore, and around each bend in the road is another view of the coast that seems even better than the last. Torbay is another rapidly growing town just outside St. John’s. Drive to the beach and take the Father Troy Trail along the shore, passing fields of farm animals and wildflowers. When it’s stormy, you can feel the power of the ocean pound against the rocks. At Logy Bay, the Ocean Sciences Centre welcomes visitors to its seal tanks. Then it’s back to St. John’s just a few minutes away.

St. John’s and Environs St. John’s and the dozen other communities in the metro area are home to about 200,600 people. But don’t call someone from Torbay a townie – distinct community identities are stoutly maintained. Still, in recent times, they have been brought closer together by shorter travel times, courtesy of the modern highway system. Pouch Cove

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The ancient port area around old St. John’s is just 15 minutes from Conception Bay, and the international airport is just 10 minutes from downtown, home of traditional pubs, cuisine from around the world, and music almost everywhere. Celtic rock in its various flavours is all the rage, but you’ll find everything from jazz to hip-hop.

Many artists live downtown, attracted by the sense of community embodied in the galleries, coffee shops, arts resource centres, and streetscapes of this compact area. And unlike some cities where the streets are deserted after the shops close, downtown St. John’s buzzes on through the night. Although this is an old city, most downtown buildings date only to the lateVictorian period because St. John’s suffered frequent fires. The last and greatest, in 1892, almost destroyed the entire city, but history is alive at The Rooms, The Commissariat, and in the churches. First-time visitors are often surprised by how green the city is. The lakes, parks, valleys, and green spaces are connected by the extensive Grand Concourse urban hiking trail system. Bowring Park is English in style, even down to the statue of Peter Pan, which is identical to the one in London, England. Pippy Park, with its golf courses, fluvarium, and RV campground, is larger and less tamed. For a good view of the city, go to the top of Signal Hill, where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901. The city’s most famous landmark, Cabot Tower, is also here, along with


Irish Loop 312 km South of St. John’s, Route 10 takes you to the whale and seabird tours that operate in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve with boats leaving from several communities. Thousands of humpback and minke whales tarry here to feed, and the plentiful food has attracted millions and millions of seabirds to the reserve’s four islands. Most years, 10,000-year-old icebergs drift past, making for an incredible triple natural treat found nowhere else. Hop on a tour boat and get up close. You can’t land on the reserve’s islands because they are covered with nesting birds, and the tour boats stay far enough away from the whales so they won’t disturb them. It’s a delicate balance requiring careful management. Long before the modern era brought cars into common use, people often travelled between communities along coastal trails. That history inspired development of the East Coast Trail from Cape St. Francis to Cappahayden. Ferryland is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. The Colony of Avalon, as it was named, was founded in the 1620s by Lord Baltimore, whose family later founded the American colony of Maryland. An archaeological dig has uncovered thousands of artifacts, the most impressive of which are displayed

at the interpretation centre. Ferryland also hosts a dinner theatre and the Southern Shore Shamrock Festival of Folk Music. Cape Race was one of the first points of land in the New World observed by westward-bound sailors, and it was a treacherous one, taking literally hundreds of ships to their doom. A lighthouse was built there in 1856 and tended by the Myrick family from 1874 onwards. The nearby wireless station received and transmitted the distress signal from Titanic in 1912. At Mistaken Point there are rare fossils from 575 million years ago that show the earliest forms of deep-sea life on the planet. The visitor centre in Portugal Cove South has displays on all three attractions. Cape Spear

In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic as a passenger when she took off from Trepassey. Route 10 becomes Route 90 at Holyrood Pond as the Irish Loop continues north to Route 1 along Salmonier Line. Watch for whales along the shore near St. Vincent’s. Stop by the Salmonier Nature Park, where injured native animals are rehabilitated, and some make it their permanent home. The kilometre reference for each trail is one-way, including all side roads.

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summertime performances by the Signal Hill Tattoo – cadets dressed in 19thcentury British military uniforms. There’s also a panoramic view of the city from the upper level of The Rooms, home to the provincial museum, art gallery, and archives. Just 12 kilometres outside St. John’s is Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site – the edge of the western world. There’s been a lighthouse at this critical navigation point since the 1830s.


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Aquaforte V23 10 295 318 Argentia U19 100 297 Arnold’s Cove S19 1 279 297 299 320 Avalon Wilderness Reserve UVW20–22 10 317 Avondale T22 63 305 326 330 Bareneed T21 72 286 Bay Bulls U23 10 293-294 316 333 Bay de Verde Q23 70 283 301–302 324 Bay Roberts T22 70 286 297 304 320, 321, 329 323, 327, 328 Bellevue S20 201 297 Bellevue Beach S20 201 279 Bell Island S23 41 307-308 321, 324 Blackhead, Cape Spear T24 11 315 332 Blackhead, Conception Bay R22 70 284 Branch W20 100 280 Brigus T22 60 287 305 325 330 Brigus South V23 10 317 Burnt Point R22 70 283 Butter Pot Provincial Park T22 1 298 306 Calvert V22 10 318 Cape Broyle V23 10 295 317 Cape Race X22 10 319 333 Cape Spear T24 11 315 333 Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve W18 100 300 321-323 329 Cappahayden W23 10 319 Carbonear S22 70 284-285 302–303 322, 325 329 Cataracts Provincial Park U20 91 300 Chance Cove W22 10 319 Chapel Arm T20 201 329 Clarke’s Beach T22 70 286 Conception Bay South T23 60 287 306 Cupids T22 60 286 304–305 326, 327 Dildo T21 80 281 329 Ferryland V22 10 295 318 321, 323 333 Flatrock S23 20 308 323 Freshwater, Placentia Bay U19 100 279 Gooseberry Cove V19 100 300 Goulds, St. John’s U23 10 292 314 332 Grates Cove Q23 70 283 302 Green’s Harbour S21 80 281 297 Hant’s Harbour R22 80 283 326 Harbour Grace S22 70 285 303–304

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Heart’s Content R21 80 282–283 301 323, 326 Heart’s Delight S21 80 282 Holyrood T22 60 297 305–306 Job’s Cove R22 70 302 Kelligrews, CBS T22 60 324 Kingman’s Vall23 10 319 La Manche Provincial Park U22 10 298 317 Logy Bay S23 30 308 321, 326 Long Cove T20 201 299 325 Long Pond, CBS T21 60 320, 322 Markland U21 81 300 Marysvale T22 60 305 Middle Cove S23 30 308 Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve X22 10 319 Mobile U23 10 316–317 Mount Carmel V21 93 Mount Pearl T23 1 293 314–315 320, 322, 332 323, 327, 328 New Harbour T21 80 281 Norman’s Cove T20 202 299 Northern Bay R22 70 283 Old Perlican Q22 80 301 Ochre Pit Cove R22 70 284 324 Paradise T23 60 287–288 307 320, 322, 325 Petty Harbour T23 11 293 315 333 Placentia U20 100 279–280 300 322, 323 329 Port de Grave T21 72 304 Port Kirwan V23 10 318 Portugal Cove South X22 10 319 325 Pouch Cove S23 20 288 308 323 330 Red Head Cove Q23 70 301 Renews W23 10 319 Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay V21 90 296 Salmon Cove S22 70 284 302 Salmonier Line U21 90 280 297 300-301 Spaniard’s Bay S21 70 286 St. Bride’s W19 100 280 St. John’s T23 1 288–292 298 309–314 320–328 330–332 St. Mary’s W21 90 296 St. Philip’s T23 41 321 St. Vincent’s W21 90 296 319 Sunnyside R20 1 299


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Torbay S23 20 288 309 322, 327, 328 Tors Cove U23 10 294–295 333 Trepassey W22 10 295 Upper Island Cove S22 70 285 329 Victoria S22 70 302 Whitbourne T21 81 280 301 Whiteway S21 80 281–282 301 329 Winterton R21 80 301 324 Witless Bay U23 10 294 316 333 Woody Island S19 210 279 324

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Woody Island, Placentia Bay (S19) WOODY ISLAND RESORT cc½ (B) 2 30 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: Woody Island T: (709) 364 3701 F: (709) 745 4937 TF: (800) 504 1066 E: woodyi@woodyi.com W: woodyi.com Description: Unique resort in scenic fishing village offers an unforgettable “back in time” allinclusive experience. Amenities: Non-smoking ocean view lodge accommodations, delicious Newfoundland home-cooked meals, boat tour with beach picnic, kitchen party with live entertainment, whale watching, scenic island/ beaches, private bath, bar services, bonfires, no pets. $$: Single $155–$215. 1- and 2-night all-inclusive packages. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. Arnold’s Cove, Route 1 (S19) ARNOLD’S COVE INN ccc½ (H/M) 2 27 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 41–59 Main Road T: (709) 463 2313 F: (709) 463 2036 E: reservations@arnoldscoveinn.com W: arnoldscoveinn.com Description: Caters to both tourists and business clientele. Stroll on in for a bite to eat or a refreshment at the restaurant and lounge. Then unwind in a newly renovated room. Amenities: Takeout, room service, banquet space, flat screen cable TV, free wi-fi, phone, non-smoking rooms, private bath and shower, plenty of parking. $$: $99–$169. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Bellevue Beach, Route 201 (S20) FIDDLER’S GREEN CABINS ccc½ (C) 10 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 219 Main Street T: (709) 442 3333 F: (709) 442 3334 E: ivananderson@b ellevueb each.com W: b e l l e v u e b e a c h . co m D e s c r i p t i o n: Housekeeping cottages on Broad Lake near beautiful Bellevue Beach Park. Amenities: Park, laundry, birdwatching, campfire, playground, boating, fantastic fishing, natural walking trails, long sandy beach, smoke-free, no pets. $$: Cabins start at $100, extra person $20, child (under 12) free, long-term rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Freshwater, Route 100 (U19) CASTLE LANDING GUEST HOME cccc (B) 8 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 16 Larkin Drive T: (709) 227 0997 / 746 9816 F: (709) 757 8773 TF: (877) 227 0997 E: castlelanding@bellaliant.com W: castlelanding.ca Description: This former convent was completely renovated in 2015. Elegantly appointed bedrooms and inviting common areas make this an outstanding

accommodation. Amenities: All rooms private ensuite, robes, hair dryer, iPod docking station, cable TV, wi-fi, free Canada/US longdistance calls, each floor has coffee station, complimentary continental breakfast bar, laundry, kitchen. Common living room and TV room are available when not rented for private functions. $$: $99–$249. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Placentia, Route 100 (U20) BEST KIND B&B cccc (B) -4 2 F 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 161–167 Bond’s Path T/F: (709) 227 5393 E: thebestkindbb@ gmail.com W: thebestkindbb.com Description: Located on a large waterfront property 2 km from restaurants and shopping. A smokefree modern home offering all the charm and traditional Newfoundland hospitality makes us ‘the best kind’. Amenities: Wi-fi, in-room satellite TV, long-distance phone calls, hair dryer, iron/ board, laundry service, view of the Southeast Arm from every bedroom, comfortable beds and linens, private bathrooms, quiet and spacious, families welcome, complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit, pastries and a hot meal, special diets can be accommodated, owners live on-site. $$: $99–$125, child (under 12) free, pets $35. CC: AE, V, MC, e-Transfer. BRIDGEWAY HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 3 12 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 15–19 Prince William Drive T: (709) 227 1700 / 6500 F: (709) 227 0295 E: bridgewayhotel@gmail.com W: bridgewayhotel.net Description: Newly renovated 2-storey hotel with elevator service. At entrance to Placentia, 4.5 km from Marine Atlantic ferry. Amenities: Continental breakfast included, all rooms fridge/microwave/coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV, phone, iron/ board, smoke-free, private bath/shower, wi-fi, security system, 1 accessible room. $$: $99–$115. CC: V, MC, AE. HAROLD HOTEL cc½ (H/M) 2 17 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 14 Blockhouse Road T: (709) 227 2107 F: (709) 227 7700 TF: (877) 227 2107 E: jbkelly@personainternet. com W: placentia-accommodations.com/ harold-hotel.htm Description: Conveniently located 5 km from the Argentia ferry and the industrial park at Argentia. Amenities: Totally non-smoking, licenced restaurant/dining room, lounge/pub, private bath/shower, 32” flat screen TV, cable, phone, wi-fi, comfortable rooms, Castle Hill National Historic Site nearby. $$: $94.99–$129.99. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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OCEANVIEW EFFICIENCY UNITS ccc (S) 4 Housekeeping units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2–10 Beach Road T: (709) 227 5151 F: (709) 227 7700 TF: (877) 224 8439 E: jbkelly@personainternet. com W: bit.ly/1S9EEKt Description: Enjoy the view of the sunset over beautiful Placentia Bay–a spectacular site! Restaurants nearby. Amenities: Totally non-smoking, all units fully-equipped kitchens, private bath/shower, 32” flat screen cable TV, wi-fi, phone, laundry BBQ/picnic area, 3 km from Castle Hill National Historic Site, 5 km from Argentia-Nova Scotia ferry, 45 km from Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. $$: $99.99–$159.99. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. ROSEDALE MANOR B&B INN cccc (B) 3 2

6 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 40 Orcan Drive T: (709) 227 3613 / 6532 F: (709) 227 0128 TF: (877) 999 3613 E: lindasofiagrimm@gmail.com W: rosedalemanor.ca Description: Waterfront 1893 heritage inn. Pastry chef host. Gourmet breakfasts. Elegant rooms. Phillip’s Café only minutes away. Amenities: Wi-fi, unlimited long-distance calling Canada/US, private bathrooms, separate heat controls and fans in rooms, waterfront garden, library of local books, handmade local soaps, fine cotton linens and locally-made quilts, local free-range eggs, organic ingredients used in cooking and baking, waterfront view from dining and sitting areas with fireplace, laundry service, meals available for all diets. $$: $99–$129, winter rates Nov–May. CC: MC, V. St. Bride’s, Route 100 (W19) BIRD ISLAND RESORT ccc½ (C) 315 Cottages, 5 motel rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 64 Main Road T: (709) 337 2450 / 2505 F: (709) 337 2903 TF: (888) 337 2450 E: manningpat@ hotmail.com W: birdislandresor t.com Description: The closest accommodations to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve and set overlooking the ocean. Amenities: BBQ pits, bird/whale watching, fitness centre, minigolf, laundry, sunset deck, convenience store nearby, a trail to the beach. $$: $89–$129. CC: MC, V, AE. CAPEWAY MOTEL AND EFFICIENCY UNITS cccc (S) 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 11 Main Street, Route 100 T: (709) 337 2163 F: (709) 337 2028 TF: (866) 337 2163 E: hilda@nf.sympatico.ca W: thecapeway.ca Description: Comfort and satisfaction close to the world-renowned Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. Amenities: Modern elegant rooms, double/queen suites with ensuite bath/shower, free wi-fi, in-room tea/coffee, complimentary continental

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breakfast, cable TV, hair dryer, iron/board, laundry, non-smoking. $$: $89–$149, extra person $5, rollaway $10. CC: AE, MC, V. Branch, Route 100 (W20) THE DRIFTWOOD COTTAGE cccc (C) 1 Cottage, Apr 1–Oct 30 Loc: 6 Gutpath Road T: (709) 338 2133 F: (709) 338 2934 E: thedriftwoodcottage@hotmail.com W: driftwoodcottagebranch.com Description: Charming, fully-equipped, 2-bedroom cottage with spectacular ocean view. Enjoy the sound of the rolling waves as you soak in the sights and sounds of St. Mary’s Bay. Amenities: Laundry, queen beds with quality linens, large deck with seating and BBQ, non-smoking, rainy day reading nook, wi-fi, 20 minutes from Cape St. Mary’s, minutes from sandy beach, great base for touring the Avalon. $$: 1 bedroom $120, full cottage $240, cot $20, fall and winter rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. Salmonier Line, Route 90 (U21) THE WILDS AT SALMONIER RIVER cccc (C) / ccc½ (H/M) 3- 2 FT 5 Cottages, 39 hotel rooms, 15 villas, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 299 Salmonier Line T: (709) 229 5444 F: (709) 229 7366 E: reservations@ thewilds.ca W: thewilds.ca Description: A haven of undisturbed wilderness complete with all the amenities of home. Welcome to The Wilds! A 4-season resort complete with the finest Championship Golf Course on the Avalon. Amenities: TV, wi-fi, laundry, BBQ, cottages have balcony overlooking golf course, restaurant, bar, nature trails, golf course, banquet hall, salmon river, outdoor heated pool. $$: Cottages: low season $325; peak season $375. Rooms: ranging from double rooms to family and king suites $139–$209. Villas: $209–$239. CC: AE, MC, V. Whitbourne, Route 81 (T21) MOORLAND MOTEL cc½ (H/M) -F 16 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Route 1 at Route 80 and Route 81 T: (709) 759 2550 / 2551 F: (709) 759 2890 E: darlene.moores@outlook.com Description: East of Route 100, approximately 30 minutes from Argentia-North Sydney ferry. Amenities: Private bath/shower, TV, phone, non-smoking rooms, housekeeping services, ice cream counter, Spike’s fast food restaurant, Nook & Crannie gift shop, ATM, wi-fi, daily flea markets on-site (weather permitting). $$: Single $70, double $80, single suite $80, double suite $90, weekly/monthly rates. CC: MC, V.


INN BY THE BAY cccc½ (B) 2 F 7 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 78 Front Road T: (709) 582 3170 / 325 0089 F: (709) 582 3175 E: colleenmorrissey4@gmail.com W: dildoinns. com Description: Quaint inn built in 1888. Modern, yet historical. Has turn-of-the-century ambiance. Amenities: Oceanfront B&B, free wi-fi, modern, breakfast included, walking distance from local marina. $$: $155–$185, off-season rates. CC: MC, V, AE. ISLAND VIEW EFFICIENCY COTTAGE & UNITS cc½ (C) 1 Cottage, 3 efficiency units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 582 2230 / 682 7316 E: wjpinsent@nf.sympatico.ca W: dildocottages. com Description: Fully-furnished 3-bedroom cottage and 3 units with 2 bedrooms. Great for families. Quiet, secluded units. Amenities: Satellite TV, wi-fi in units, stereo, patio, private beach, scenic lookout, minutes from the ocean, lots of activities in the area, laundry in units. $$: 1 bedroom $100, extra bedroom $10. CC: e-Transfer. REID’S ROOM HOUSE cccc (VH) F 1 House, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: 1 Reid’s Lane T: (250) 814 3964 E: lhnorrie@gmail.com W: reidsroomhouse.com Description: Renovated century home with spectacular view, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 hour from St. John’s. Amenities: Ideally located for exploring the Avalon Peninsula, large deck overlooking Dildo Cove and Trinity Bay, well-equipped custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 1 queen room, 1 twin room with 2 beds, small room with daybed, laundry, wi-fi, cable TV, DVD player, private parking for 2 vehicles. $$: Jun 1–Sep 30 $169, weekly $1,125; Oct 1–31 $159, weekly $1,000. 2-night minimum. CC: MC, V.

New Harbour, Route 80 (T21) NO CHARGE FOR THE VIEW B&B cccc (B) F 4 Rooms, May 1–Dec 31 Loc: 9 Newhooks Hill T: (709) 582 3287 / 693 7000 F: (709) 582 3287 E: bev@nochargefortheview.com W: nochargefortheview.com Description: See whales or icebergs in Trinity Bay. Newly renovated house 20 minutes from Carbonear, 1 hour from St. John’s. Amenities: Private ensuite with glass-enclosed shower, 1 room with queen bed, 2 rooms with double bed, 1 room with double and bunk beds, full breakfast with gluten-free options, flat screen TV with cable, hair dryer, ocean views, free wi-fi, iron/board, free parking, common room, coffee and tea, laundry. $$: Double $109–$169, extra person $15, extended stay rates. CC: MC, V. Green’s Harbour, Route 80 (S21) GOLDEN ARM CABINS cc½ (C) 2 3 Cottages, May 1– Oct 30 Loc: Route 80 T: (709) 582 3600 / 2847 F: (709) 582 2847 E: goldenarmpark@hotmail.com W: goldenarmpark.com Description: Come and relax! Quiet country setting overlooking a pond. Amenities: Eat-in kitchen with microwave, living room, fishing, picnic area, private bath/ shower, playground, TV, phone, swimming pool, Bell Express satellite. $$: $89. CC: MC, V. THE DOCTOR’S HOUSE INN & SPA cccc½ (I) FT 10 Rooms, Apr 1–Dec 22 Loc: 21 Old Hopeall Road T: (709) 582 2754 / 687 2706 E: info@ d o c t o r s h o u s e n e w f o u n d l a n d . co m W: doctorshousenewfoundland.com Description: Very private luxury inn and spa on 100-acre oceanfront estate, 1 hour from St. John’s. Aveda Spa, fine dining (fresh, locally sourced), groomed trails, animal farm, bridal garden, banquet hall. Amenities: Wood-burning fireplace, outdoor hot tub, stone patios, beautiful gardens, Newfoundland ponies, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, private ensuite bath, balconies overlooking gardens or Trinity Bay, elegant banquet hall for up to 200 in restored barn overlooking the ocean. $$: $195–$295. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. Whiteway, Route 80 (S21) BLAZING HORIZON COTTAGES cccc½ (C) 34 2 FY 5 Cottages, 1 duplex cottage, Apr 29–Nov 5 Loc: 445 Main Street T: (709) 588 7829 / 2347 F: (709) 588 2627 TF: (866) 998 7829 E: blazinghorizoncottages@live.com W: blazinghorizoncottages.com Description: Luxurious cottages overlooking Trinity Bay, Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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Dildo, Route 80 (T21) GEORGE HOUSE HERITAGE B&B ccccc (B) 475 5 Rooms, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 80 Front Road T: (709) 582 2167 F: (709) 582 3015 TF: (855) 582 2167 E: todd@baccalieuhospitalitygroup.com W: georgehousebnb.com Description: Built in 1885 and carefully restored on the oceanfront. Amenities: Only 5-star accommodation on the Baccalieu Trail, luxury rooms with ensuite bath, gourmet breakfast, large plantation-style lot, 3 Jacuzzi suites, 2 full ocean view rooms with enhanced amenities package, ideal location for touring the Avalon, 50 minutes from St. John’s, 90 minutes to Cape St. Mary’s. $$: $139– $299, off-season rates and special packages. CC: MC, V, AE.


offering a spectacular view of Shag Rocks and Blazing Horizons. Amenities: Tastefully decorated, leather furnishings, fireplace, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, fully-equipped kitchen, phone, cable/satellite, TV/DVD player, wake-up calls, restaurant, craft store, free wi-fi, picnic area, BBQ, firepit, 1 km from golfing, bird/whale watching from deck, walking trail to beaches, golf and stay packages available. $$: $119–$259, weekly, monthly rates. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. LEGGE’S SUNSET INN ccc½ (S) 3 Units, Jan 1– Dec 31 Loc: 315 Main Street T: (709) 588 2808 / 2241 F: (709) 588 2985 E: melinda_2985@hotmail.com W: leggessunsetinn.com Description: 2 units with 1 bedroom, 1 unit with 2 bedrooms. Grand view of the ocean. Beautiful sunsets. Next door to Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course. Amenities: Boat tours, hiking trails, traditional Newfoundland cuisine, colonies of birds, local crafts, make a round-trip visit to Carbonear, Harbour Grace, Spaniard’s Bay, Bay Roberts, lots of other smaller communities and return to your abode the same day. $$: Double $89–$119. CC: MC, V. OCEAN DELIGHT COTTAGES ccc½ (C) - 2 FTY

4 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 353 Main Road T: (709) 588 2026 / 687 2706 TF: (877) 588 2026 E: info@oceandelightcottages. com W: oceandelightcottages.com BL: oceandelightcottages.net/category/blog Description: Cozy 2-bedroom fully-equipped oceanfront cottages with stunning views of Trinity Bay. New luxury 2-bedroom A-frame with soaker tub. 1+ hour from St. Johns. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Amenities: Spectacular views of Shag Rock and local fishing boats, full kitchen, bath, private deck with BBQ, fire-pit, cable TV, free wi-fi, laundry, media centre, licenced, Shag It Café and Gift Shop. $$: $129–$219. 2-night minimum, 3-night minimum during long weekends in high season. Well-behaved pets $25. Rates include firewood, BBQ, propane. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. Heart’s Delight, Route 80 (S21) BROOKCOVE COTTAGES cccc½ (C) -FT 1 Cottage, Apr 1–Oct 31 Loc: 4 Percy’s Lane T: (416) 684 3428 E: stay@brookcovecottages. ca W: brookcovecottages.ca Description: Oceanfront cottages nestled in the woods. Private and relaxing–a perfect getaway destination. Swim, snorkel, dive, kayak. Amenities: 3 bedrooms: a queen, a double, and 2 twin. Satellite LED TV, BBQ, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, dishwasher, microwave,

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fireplace, DVD, internet, board games, welltrained pets accepted at a nominal fee, marina, golf, walking trails, museums, restaurants, shopping, gas station, post office, library, emergency services nearby. $$: $150–$250, 2-night minimum, 3-night minimum on long weekends, or $50 housekeeping charge applied. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. OCEAN DELIGHT COTTAGES cccc½ (C) - 2 FTY

3 Cottages, May–Oct Loc: 8 Long Point Cove Road T: (709) 588 2026 / 687 2706 TF: (877) 588 2026 E: info@oceandelightcottages. com W: oceandelightcottages.com BL: oceandelightcottages.net/category/blog Description: Fully-equipped, luxury cottages with stunning views and sunsets. 1 cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 cottages with 1 bedroom. 1.5 hours from St. John’s. Very private. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence from 2013–2015. Amenities: Beautifully furnished, oceanfront cottages, free wi-fi, private deck, BBQ, firepit, electric fireplace, full kitchen and bath, secluded setting overlooking rocky beach, oceanfront walking trail, minutes from golf course, boat tours, grocery, café, gift shop. $$: High season 2-night minimum $159– $189, 3-night minimum on long weekends, pets $25. Includes firewood and propane. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. OCEAN VILLA B&B ccc (B) F 2 Rooms, Jun 15–Sep 15 Loc: 32 Crockers Hill T: (709) 588 2742 / (905) 925 1908 Off-Season T: (941) 845 4356 E: frilynench@hotmail.com Description: Beautiful setting overlooking ocean. Our warm and friendly hospitality will entice you back again and again. Amenities: High-speed internet, TV, hiking trails, museums, restaurants. $$: $80–$90. CC: e-Transfer. Heart’s Content, Route 80 (R21) HEART’S CONTENT CABLE HOUSE cccc (VH) 57 2 Vacations homes, Jun 1–Nov 1 Loc: 1 School Road T: (709) 834 3366 / 743 7515 E: cablehouse@bellaliant.com W: heartscontentcablehouse.com Description: 2 completely restored Victorian heritage homes with direct ties to the transatlantic cable. Amenities: Self-contained 4-bedroom units (linens, towels, cookware, dinnerware provided), laundry, TV, internet, phones, 2½ baths, vanity in each bedroom, private gardens (decks, gazebo), BBQ, old-world Victorian charm. $$: 3-night minimum $400, see website for discounts. CC: MC, V.


9 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 101 Main Road T: (709) 583 2929 / 2061 F: (709) 583 2932 E: leggesrestandmotel@hotmail.com Description: Located at the crossroads within walking distance of the historic Cable Museum, 15 minutes for Outside Pond Park. Iceberg/ whale watching nearby. Amenities: Restaurant, takeout, fishing, gas bar, picnic area, swimming, cable TV, private bath/shower, pay phone, wi-fi. $$: $85–$95, extra person $10. CC: AE, MC, V. OCEAN NEST VACATION HOME cccc½ (VH) 57 1 Vacation home, Jun 1–Oct 1 Loc: 187 Main Road T: (709) 596 1594 TF: (844) 596 1594 E: oceannestheartscontent@hotmail.com W: oceannestcottage.com Description: A 4-bedroom, restored, traditional, late Victorianstyle oceanfront property. Amenities: 2 bathrooms (shower and bathtub), 3 airconditioned bedrooms with double bed, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, cable TV with VCR, DVD and radio, books, films, music, phone, patio deck with gas BBQ, bedding/linens provided, no pets, non-smoking. $$: Double $189, extra person $10. CC: V, certified cheque. Hant’s Harbour, Route 80 (R22) THE POINT B&B ccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 149 Hant’s Harbour Road T: (709) 586 2335 / 631 9678 F: (709) 586 2335 E: norma@thepointbb.com W: thepointbb. com Description: Spacious B&B, home of the first Newfoundland crab plant. Walking trails, view icebergs along the shoreline. Amenities: Queen-size room with ½ bath, 3 double rooms with shared bath/shower, satellite cable TV, full breakfast, craft store, non-smoking, laundry, free parking, high-speed internet, sitting room, rollaway cot available, fan, hair dryer. $$: Double $80, queen $85. CC: MC, V. Grates Cove, Route 70 (Q23) GRATES COVE STUDIOS cc½ (VH) FY 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Street T: (709) 587 3880 E: info@gratescovestudios. com W: gratescovestudios.com Description: 3-bedroom home, studio, Newfoundland and Cajun cuisine, handcrafted wood designs. Amenities: Create, eat, and explore. Come for the day, the week, or weekend. Enjoy homecooked meals at our restaurant, hike the Rock Wall Gardens with our picnic backpack, relax with soaker tub or on the patio overlooking the ocean. Come for the month, artists and dry stone wall enthusiasts have home and studio space while they work and study in this isolated,

productive, environment. $$: $150, weekly $900. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. THE MOTION RETREAT ccc½ (C) 1 Vacation home, May 1– Oc t 31 Loc: Martins Island Road T: (709) 923 2233 E : t h e m o t i o n r e t r e a t @ g m a i l . c o m W: themotionretreat.weebly.com Description: Sitting back on a cliff at a quiet end of town, you will find this lovely self-contained house. From the living area or the wraparound deck you may see icebergs, whales, eagles, and fishing boats. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, 1 bedroom with queen bed, open concept living/dining room with pullout double bed, BBQ, daytrips from 10–60 minutes up Trinity and or Conception shore can offer you lovely views of Baccalieu Island, heritage sites, walking trails, souvenir stores, grocery stores, liquor stores. $$: $125, 2-night minimum, weekly $650. CC: e-Transfer. Bay de Verde, Route 70 (Q23) JIMMY’S PLACE ccc½ (B) F 3 Rooms, Apr 1–Oct 31 Loc: 2 Woodrow’s Lane T: (709) 587 2863 / 2245 E: jimmysplace.bdv@ outlook.com Description: Beautiful B&B with large deck and amazing ocean view. Amenities: Full kitchen, breakfast included, double bed, wi-fi, TV, local phone usage, large deck, whale and birdwatching, Heritage Premises and convenience store nearby. $$: $99. CC: MC, V. Burnt Point, Route 70 (R22) SEA ARCH EFFICIENCY UNITS ccc (C) 8 Ef f icienc y units, Apr 1–Sep 30 Loc: Main Road T: (709) 584 3190 E: info@ cabinsnearnor thernbaysands.ca W: cabinsnearnorthernbaysands.ca Description: 5 units have 2 bedrooms and 3 units have 1 bedroom. Ideal family getaway close to Northern Bay Sands beach. Amenities: Wi-fi, cable TV, playground, propane BBQs, firepits, kitchen essentials, ocean view, whale and birdwatching, nearby laundry, takeout and store. $$: Motel-style units $75.25, 2-bedroom units $92, deluxe unit $119.50. CC: MC, V. Northern Bay, Route 70 (R22) SALTY SEAS COTTAGE cccc (C) 3- 2 FTY 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 Woodfine Lane T/F: (709) 598 0600 Off-Season F: (709) 596 1789 E: james@saltyseascottages.ca W: saltyseascottages.ca BL: saltyseascottages. wordpress.com Description: Renovated century-old home that features beautiful ocean views and peaceful serenity. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, satellite/cable TV, DVD, Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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wi-fi, selection of movies, games, music, books, private phone, quality linens/towels, beach towels, cot/crib rentals, covered deck with BBQs, firepit, laundry, iron/board, playground, horseshoe pit, non-smoking rooms, hiking trails, and heritage museums nearby. $$: $115–$190 (tax included). Weekly: stay 6 nights, 7th night is free. Off-season 15% discount. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Ochre Pit Cove, Route 70 (R22) SALTY SEAS COTTAGES cccc (C) 3- 2 FTY 6 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Wharf Road T: (709) 598 0600 F: (709) 598 0600 Off-Season F: (709) 596 1789 E: james@saltyseascottages.ca W: saltyseascottages.ca BL: saltyseascottages. wordpress.com Description: Newly constructed spacious cottages that feature beautiful ocean views and peaceful serenity. Amenities: Fullyequipped kitchen, satellite/cable TV, DVD, wi-fi, selection of movies, games, music, books, private phone, quality linens/towels, cot/crib rentals, covered decks with BBQs and firepits, laundry, iron/board, playground, horseshoe pit, non-smoking rooms, hiking trails, heritage museums nearby. $$: $115–$190, taxes included. Stay 6 nights, 7th night is free. Off-season 15% discount. CC: V, AE, MC, e-Transfer. THE CHURCH AT OCHRE PIT COVE cccc (VH) F 1 Vacation home, May 15– Oct 31 Loc: Route 70 T: (709) 685 3307 / 7179 E: info@thechurchatochrepitcove.com W: thechurchatochrepitcove.com Description: A unique 5-bedroom facility, stunning high ceilings, spacious studio and generous living area–an exceptional getaway for work or play. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, 3½ bathrooms, cable TV/DVD player, wi-fi, free long-distance calls within Canada, yoga mats, game room, propane BBQ, firepit. $$: Mon–Thu $290, Fri–Sun $320, weekly $1,850. Ask about specials and event rates. CC: e-Transfer. Blackhead, Route 70 (R22) EAGLES NEST COTTAGE cccc (VH) 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Wharfloop Road T: (709) 749 0947 Off-Season T: (613) 602 2378 E: coastalcottages@nl.rogers.com W: coastalcottagesnl.com Description: Private oceanfront property. Whale watching from garden. Amenities: Fully-equipped home, cable TV/DVD, internet, shed with BBQ/woodstove, hiking trails leave from garden. $$: Double $220, quad $240. Off-season by request. CC: MC, V.

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Salmon Cove, Route 70 (S22) AT WILLIAM’S REST B&B cccc (B) 2 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 200 Main Street East T: (709) 596 7151 / 597 2971 F: (709) 596 9055 E: wmmackay@nf.sympatico.ca W: atwilliamsrest. com Description: Oceanfront B&B. Large bedrooms with ensuites. Spectacular view of Conception Bay. Amenities: Minutes from public beach, large verandah overlooking ocean, full Newfoundland breakfast, rooms have ensuite, queen beds, coffeemaker, TV, fridge, air conditioning, wi-fi, 1 hour from St. John’s, coffee/tea, non-smoking. $$: Double $130, extra person $15. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer. Carbonear, Route 70 (S22) BACCALIEU TRAIL B&B cccc½ (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 170 Water Street T/F: (709) 596 1594 TF: (844) 596 1594 E: baccalieutrailbandb@hotmail.com W: baccalieutrailbandb.com Description: A quaint B&B built in 1942 perched next to the waterfront. A great destination for those looking to explore the Baccalieu Trail. Amenities: Full hot breakfast, hair dryer, bathroom soaps/shampoo, towels, iron/ board, TV, internet, within walking distance of restaurants, museums, craft/antique stores, and much more. $$: Double $149–$179. CC: MC, V. CARBONEAR MOTEL cc½ (H/M) 315 Housekeeping units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1 High Road South T: (709) 596 5662 F: (709) 596 2941 TF: (877) 596 5662 E: carbonearmotel@ personainternet.com W: carbonearmotel.ca Description: Located on ocean, near hospital, downtown, community centre. Amenities: Gift shop, private bath/shower, cable TV, phone, ocean view, boardwalk from motel to downtown, all rooms non-smoking, ideal view of historic Carbonear Island, walking distance to hospital, Sheila Nageira Theatre, town office, community college, free wi-fi. $$: $75–$110. CC: MC, V. FONG’S MOTEL ccc (H/M) 15 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 143 Columbus Drive T: (709) 596 5114 / 5116 F: (709) 596 0565 E: art.fong@yahoo.ca W: fongsmotel.com/ Description: Comfortable accommodations centrally located on the Baccalieu Trail. Excellent Chinese, Canadian, and seafood dining. Amenities: Banquet facilities, air-conditioned dining room/restaurant, wi-fi, lounge, private bath/shower, room service, TV, phone, mini fridge. $$: $86–$99. CC: AE, MC, V.


ROSE MANOR INN cccc½ (B) FT 5 Suites, Jan 15–Dec 15 Loc: 43 Water Street East T: (709) 596 1378 TF: (877) 596 1378 E: info@therosemanor.com W: therosemanor. com Description: Beautifully restored oceanfront heritage property, evening dining (licenced), gift shop and tea room. Amenities: Luxurious king/queen Jacuzzi air-conditioned rooms with ensuites, TV/DVD, mini fridge, wi-fi, complimentary full breakfast, evening dining, patios, gardens, viewing deck on the ocean edge, private parking, no pets, close to golf, hiking, fishing, boat tours. $$: Rooms $149–$199, Rose Room Luxury Suite $325–$450, romance packages available. CC: AE, MC, V.

SOPHIA’S HERITAGE INN cccc½ (B) 4 Rooms, May 15–Oct 31 Loc: 150 Water Street T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience.com Description: Elegantly restored heritage proper t y overlooking harbour. Amenities: Luxurious king spa suites and queen guest rooms with ensuites, down duvets, complimentary hot breakfast and cots available for some rooms, TV/DVD, phone, wi-fi, patio, romance and experience packages, ocean and garden views, off-street parking. $$: $130–$209, reservations required during spring and fall. CC: MC, V.

ROTHESAY HOUSE HERITAGE INN B&B cccc (B) 57 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 34 Water Street T: (709) 596 2268 F: (709) 596 0317 TF: (877) 596 2268 E: rothesay@nf.sympatico.ca W: rothesay.com Description: Listed Historic Place, circa 1855. TripAdvisor rated #1 B&B in Newfoundland 2013–2015. Certificate of Excellence award winner 2013–2015. Amenities: Ocean view guest rooms, fireplaces, ensuites, superb seafood dining, parlour, fireplaces, VCR/ DVD, library, authentic heritage architecture, veranda, deck/gardens, itinerary for coastal ecotouring, marine fin and feather, beachcombing, sea biking, heritage, history, culture. Owners live on-site. $$: Double $135–$160, extra person $30. CC: MC, V.

THE KNOT VACATION RENTAL ccc (S) F 1 Cottage, May 1–Oct 31 Loc: 179 Water Street T: (709) 589 8574 / 596 4479 E: deanpenney@ hotmail.com W: islandchartertours.com Description: Downtown with a fabulous view of the harbour waterfront. Amenities: Deck, wi-fi, satellite TV, Jacuzzi, queen bed, laundry, BBQ, firepit, linens. $$: $135, 3 nights and the 4th is ½ price, 6 nights and the 7th is free, 3 weeks and the 4th week is free. Call for offseason rates. CC: e-Transfer. Harbour Grace, Route 70 (S22) HOTEL HARBOUR GRACE cc½ (H/M) 16 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec Loc: 66 Water Street T: (709) 596 5156 / 5157 F: (709) 596 5150 TF: (877) 333 5156 E: edpike@hotelharbourgrace. ca W: hotelharbourgrace.ca Description: Air-conditioned hotel rooms, 8 motel rooms. Amenities: 3 suites with queen-size beds 1 with whirlpool tub, free FibreOP internet, FibreOP TV, phone, private bath/shower, fully-licenced air-conditioned lounge/dining room, daily specials. $$: $69–$149, group rates. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE, e-Transfer.

Upper Island Cove, Route 70 (S22) LOVE’S ANCHOR BY THE SEA cccc (VH) 4-FT 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 1–3 Big Lane T: (905) 240 0811 / 594 2028 E: lovesanchorbythesea@ gmail.com W: lovesanchorbythesea.com Description: Beautiful oceanfront fisherman’s cottage converted into spacious 3-bedroom home. Charming and filled with amenities. Amenities: Decks overlooking bay, corner Jacuzzi tub, corner standup shower, semiensuite to master bedroom with walkout deck, BBQ and firepit, full kitchen, laundry, electric fireplace, flat-screen HDTV/cable/DVD/Blu-ray player, wi-fi, phone, mini library, well-behaved pets permitted, beaches, museums, historical trails, golf, shopping, restaurants and services nearby. $$: May–Sep $195, weekly $1,175; Oct– Apr $145, weekly $725; 4-person maximum, extra person $10 per night, 2-night minimum, 3-night minimum on holidays. CC: AE, MC, V.

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MERCHANT’S MANOR cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 152 Water Street T: (709) 464 3698 / 7524 F: (709) 464 2104 TF: (877) 464 3698 E: christine.whelan@nf.sympatico.ca W: NewfoundlandExperience.com Description: Luxurious ocean view heritage accommodation located on central Avalon near hiking and tourist activities. Amenities: Ocean and garden views, luxurious beds/linens, ensuites, complimentary breakfast, cots available for certain rooms, fax, phone, TV/DVD, near historic sites, shopping, art galleries, hiking trails. $$: $115–$219, romance packages available. Check-in at Sophia’s Heritage Inn during high season. CC: MC, V.


Spaniard’s Bay, Route 70 (S21) STONEWALL INN cccc (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 10–Dec 20 Loc: 227 Conception Bay Highway T: (709) 786 4385 F: (709) 786 3372 TF: (866) 477 8404 E: stonewallinn@ nf. sympatico.ca W: bbcanada.com/ stonewallinn Description: Unique chalet-style inn with luxurious and spacious guestrooms, park-like grounds, ocean view, centrally located. Renovated in 2015. Amenities: Double and queen bedrooms, cable/DVD, flat screen TV, wi-fi, fridge, drink tray/coffee service in rooms, private ensuite bathroom, fax, private sitting/ dining room with ocean view, private setting, ample paved parking, walking distance to great local restaurants. $$: $139–$179, discounts for off-season, group, or extended stay. CC: MC, V. Bay Roberts, Route 70 (T22) BONNIE BRAE cccc (VH) F 1 Vacation home, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 442 Water Street T: (709) 764 2322 E: bonniebrae@ b e l l a l i a n t . n e t W: b o n n i e b r a e n l . co m Description: Historic vacation home with modern comforts and original charm. Fully furnished and equipped, conveniently located for exploring the coastline. Amenities: Wi-fi, cable TV, electric fireplace, 3 LED TVs, DVD player/movies, separate bath/shower upstairs, ½ bath on main floor, laundry, fully-equipped modern kitchen, front deck, privacy patio at back, upstairs deck with outstanding view of the bay, woodstove, Weber BBQ, off-street parking, smoke-free, no pets $$: Double $169–$249, extra person $10, 2-night minimum, 3-night minimum for holiday weekends, weekly/monthly rates. CC: V, e-Transfer. HILLSIDE COTTAGES ccc½ (C) -F 11 Cottages, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Main Road, Roaches Line T: (709) 528 9859 F: (709) 786 5206 E: info@roacheslinepark.com W: hillsidecottagesnl.com Description: 40 minutes from St. John’s and 10 minutes from Bay Roberts. Amenities: Canteen, beer/ice, executive cabin rentals with Jacuzzis, laundry, showers, firepit rentals, wi-fi, cable TV, playground with CSAapproved equipment. $$: $115–$165, weekly/ monthly rates. CC: MC, V. KLONDYKE COTTAGE cccc (VH) 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 4 Porter’s Lane T: (709) 786 2676 / 683 2296 E: phylruss@hotmail. com W: klondykecottage.com Description: Experience outport living in this cozy home nestled in a very quiet neighbourhood. Amenities: Luxury cottage, 1½ baths, fullyequipped kitchen, laundry, TV, internet, 1-minute walk to the ocean, 2 adult bicycles

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available, gas BBQ, firepit. $$: Double $149, extra person $10. CC: e-Transfer. Clarke’s Beach, Route 70 (T22) OTTERBURY HOLLOW cccc (VH) 1 Cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Otterbury Road T: (709) 782 1288 / 782 0315 E: otterburyhollow@ nf.sympatico.ca W: otterburyhollow.com Description: Fully-equipped vacation home, located in a scenic coastal setting, offering seclusion and casual luxury. Amenities: Bath/ shower/Jacuzzi, beach, outdoor swimming (seasonal), T V/ VCR , phone, f ireplace, birdwatching, fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, wi-fi. $$: $225, peak season weekly $1,325, 4 -person maximum, ex tra person $10. CC: V, MC, e-Transfer. Bareneed, Route 72 (T21) THE BAYSIDE B&B cccc (B) FT 4 R o oms , Jan 1– D e c 31 Lo c: 8 M ain Road (Bareneed Road) T: (709) 786 1500 / 222 0201 F: (709) 786 1502 E: jbickford@ t h e b ay s i d e b e d a n d b r e a k f a s t . co m W: th e b ay si d e b e dan db reak f as t .co m B L : baysidebandb.blogspot.ca Description: Conveniently situated and centrally located near many attractions. Outstanding ocean views. Cozy rooms with extras. Amenities: Queen beds, flat screen TV/DVD, mini fridge in all rooms, iron/board, ensuite or private detached bathrooms with shower, toiletries, hair dryer, bath robes, free wi-fi, ice machine, full breakfast, free coffee bar open 24 hours, back deck off dining room with ocean view, cozy common room with wood stove, computer/printer/scanner/copier, free parking. $$: Double $115–$135. CC: AE, MC, V. Cupids, Route 60 (T22) CUPID’S HAVEN B&B AND TEA ROOM cccc (B) 3F 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 169 Burnt Head Loop T: (709) 528 1555 / 683 6627 F: (709) 528 1347 TF: (877) 528 1555 E: info@cupidshaven. ca W: cupidshaven.ca Description: Former Anglican Church extensively remodeled into a B&B and licenced tea room. Amenities: Historic settings next to walking/hiking trails, local museum, outdoor theatre on-site, queen/ twin beds, separate baths, air pool Jacuzzi suite, locally-made furniture and antiques, cable TV in all rooms, wi-fi, parking. $$: $109–$169, includes breakfast. CC: AE, MC, V. SKIPPER BEN’S B&B ccc (B) F 3 Rooms, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: 408 Seaforest Drive, at Smiths Hill and Seaforest Drive T: (709) 528 4436 / 222 0384 F: (709) 528 3388 TF: (877) 528


Brigus, Route 60 (T22) BRIGUS SEACLIFF B&B cccc½ (B) 4 Rooms, May 22–Oct 7 Loc: 44 Harbour Drive T: (709) 528 4488 TF: (877) 523 4488 E: info@brigusseacliff.ca W: brigusseacliff. ca Description: Exceptional oceanfront B&B, architecturally designed to enjoy the beautiful seascapes. Amenities: Private wharf, 3 oceanfront patios, full breakfast, hiking, berry picking, whale/bird/iceberg watching, all rooms have key card access and bathroom ensuites, high-quality furnishings and local artwork, separate common/reading rooms, computer, wi-fi, laundry, air conditioning, TV/DVD. $$: Double $129–$219. CC: MC, V. Holyrood, Route 60 (U22) A SCHOONER INN cccc½ (B) 27 FT 3 Suites, May 27–Oct 15 Loc: 5 Northside Road T: (709) 231 3033 / 725 7606 Off-Season T: (709) 726 1990 TF: (855) 231 3033 E: innkeeper@ aschoonerinn.com W: aschoonerinn.com BL: aschoonerinn.com/blog Description: Charming, seaside cottage, circa 1884, historic award, antiques, gourmet nautical breakfast, cultural/historical interpretation. Tranquility, 25 minutes to St John’s. Amenities: Ensuite bathrooms, laundry, hair dryer, bathrobes, cable TV, wi-fi, computer, phone, binoculars, combination safes, luxurious bedding, Egyptian cottons, Turkish towels, smoke-free, beaches/ boardwalk/hiking/antiquing/historic sites, food/culture workshops, 30 minutes to Cupids and Brigus, 1 hour to St. Mary’s Bird Sanctuary and Argentia Ferry. $$: $139–$169. CC: MC, V. BEACH VIEW MOTEL ccc½ (S) 34 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 5 Godson’s Road T: (709) 229 4801 F: (709) 229 6281 TF: (877) 929 4801 E: beachviewmotel@hotmail.com W: beach-view-motel.com Description: Modern fully-equipped 1- and 2-bedroom housekeeping units overlooking harbour. 30 minutes from St. John’s and 1 hour from Argentia ferry. Tour the Avalon from our location. Amenities: Golfing, walking trails, boating, whale watching, 20 minutes from Salmonier Nature Park, restaurant, and BBQ, non-smoking, no pets, boardwalk, wi-fi. $$:

1 bedroom $95, 2 bedrooms $129, 2-night minimum. CC: MC, V. COMERFORD’S OCEAN VIEW SUITES ccc½ (S) 2 FT 11 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Comerford Crescent, 2 km right from Junction of Route 60 and Route 62 T: (709) 229 7224 F: (709) 229 2286 TF: (877) 429 7224 E: comerfords@ oceanviewefficiencyunits.com W: irishloop. com Description: Fully-equipped, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites 30 minutes from St. John’s. View of harbour and Butter Pot Mountain. Amenities: Amidst all Avalon Peninsula touring routes, near whale watching/hiking trails/ golf/bird/other ecological reserves, pre-paid cellphones, wi-fi, basketball court, kids’ garden with sandbox, swimming pool, BBQ, picnic tables. $$: $119–$238. CC: MC, V, AE. Conception Bay South, Route 60 (T23) HEAVENLY HILL B&B ccc½ (B) 3 3 Rooms, May 1–Sep 30 Loc: 76 Petten’s Road, Upper Gullies T: (709) 744 1145 / 746 5921 F: (709) 738 5921 Off-Season T: (709) 746 5921 E: paul.haines@century21.ca W: bbcanada. com/8131.html Description: Tour historic downtown St. John’s. Central location on the Avalon Peninsula. A touch of heaven on the hill with fantastic view of Bell Island and Conception Bay South. Amenities: Full traditional Newfoundland breakfast, night snacks, golf, horseback rides, 17 km of coastal walking trails, whale/iceberg boat tours, queensize bed, wi-fi, cable TV, phone/fax, deck with panoramic view, smoke-free. $$: Single $100, double $115, taxes included. CC: e-Transfer, cash, cheque, traveller’s cheques. SUNSET MOTEL ccc (H/M) 3- 2 F 13 Rooms Loc: 936 Conception Bay Highway, Kelligrews T: (709) 834 6221 / 4041 F: (709) 834 6202 E: c_coveyduck@hotmail.com W: sunsetmotelnl.com Description: Only minutes from Route 1. Our recent upgrades and renovations offer a wide variety of amenities for a very accommodating and comfortable stay. Amenities: Wi-fi, in-room Keurig coffee system, hair dryer, complimentary bottled water, cable TV, mini-bar fridge, ATM, phone, free longdistance calling, continental breakfast, laundry. $$: Single $89, double $99. CC: MC, V, AE. Paradise, Route 60 (T23) BLUE HAVEN cccc (B) F 1 Room, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 308 Lanark Drive T: (709) 237 3478 / 351 3630 E: minnieann@ nl.rogers.com W: bbcanada.com/14359.html Description: Overlooking Adam’s Pond with Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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4436 E: info@skipperbens.ca W: skipperbens. ca Description: Circa 1890, restored home with sun deck and beautiful ocean view of Bay de Grave. Amenities: Bath/shower, full breakfast, licenced dining room, hiking, iceberg watching, non-smoking home, picnic area, whale watching, wi-fi, fax, cable TV. $$: $79.00–$89.95. CC: AE, MC, V, e-Transfer.


beautiful sunsets. Hiking and walking trails and just minutes to Octagon Trail. 5 minutes from St. John’s and Conception Bay South. Amenities: Flat screen wall-mounted TV, wi-fi, iron/board, hair dryer, 2 bathrooms, new bed/mattress/ linens, extra pillows, towels, bottled water, quiet room, rec room, continental breakfast served 8am–9am (flexible), airport pickup available. $$: Queen $125, extra person $20, weekly rates. CC: e-Transfer. CROSSROADS MOTEL ccc½ (H/M) - 2 12 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Exit 42A, Route 1 at Donovans T: (709) 368 3191 / 3192 F: (709) 368 6356 E: edc@nl.rogers.com W: crossroadsmotelnl.com Description: Comfortable. Close to shopping. Amenities: Cable flat screen TV, phone, wi-fi, ATM, lounge, laundry, video lottery, coffee maker, hair dryer. $$: $110–$189. CC: MC, V, AE. KARWOOD CABINS ccc½ (C) F 7 Cottages, Apr 1–Dec 31 Loc: 23 Shelby Street T: (709) 782 7000 TF: (877) 782 7110 E: karwoodcabins@nl.rogers.com Description: Comfortable, minutes from St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Amenities: Cable TV, wi-fi, fullyequipped kitchen, laundry, pay phone, walking trails nearby, close to shopping/hospitals, nonsmoking. $$: 1 bedroom $90, 2 bedrooms $115. CC: e-Transfer. Pouch Cove, Route 20 (S23) POINTS EAST ccc (B) 4 3 Rooms, Jun 1–Sep 30 Loc: 34 Sullivan’s Loop T: (709) 335 8315 E: edettmer@nf.sympatico.ca W: pointseast.ca Description: Oceanfront, great view, traditional fisherman’s home and farm, hiking service for East Coast Trail. Amenities: Hiking vacations, retreats/workshops, itinerary planning, special events, meals on request– emphasis on healthy living. $$: $80–$100, weekly and monthly rates. CC: e-Transfer. Torbay, Route 20 (S23) SEE THE SEA B&B ccc½ (B) 3 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 102 Marine Drive T: (709) 437 1915 TF: (866) 437 1915 E: seethesea@ nl.rogers.com W: seethesea.ca Description: Fantastic ocean view. 5 minutes from airport. 2 minute walk to Father Troy’s trail. Amenities: Private bathrooms, whale/iceberg watching, fax, high-speed internet, non-smoking, cable TV, hiking trails, complimentary full breakfast, computer on premises, 20 minutes from downtown St. John’s, beautiful deck overlooking ocean. $$: $98. CC: e-Transfer, Traveller’s Cheques.

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St. John’s, Route 1 (T23) ALCOVE SUITES cc½ (A) 3 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 136 Gower Street T: (709) 746 5598 / 754 7703 E: koopjohn@ hotmail.com W: alcovesuitesandchalet. com Description: Various sizes for families. Downtown near harbour, tours, restaurants, shops, pubs, major attractions. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen, living room with sofa bed, private bath/shower, private entrance, cable TV, wi-fi, phone, laundry, balcony/deck, non-smoking. $$: $90–$120 extra person, $10, weekly and monthly rates. CC: e-Transfer. ASHTON APARTMENTS ccc½ (A) 4 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 326–330 Water Street T: (709) 754 1275 / 727 7627 F: (709) 754 8276 TF: (866) 754 1275 E: info@ashtonapts.com W: ashtonapts.com Description: Overlooking harbour, surrounded by best shopping/dining/ night clubs, close to The Rooms, Signal Hill, tour boats. Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchens, cable TV, DVD, internet, fax, laundry, on-site superintendent. $$: $135, 3-day minimum; weekly $650, bi-weekly $1,100, monthly $1,650, off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V. AT WIT’S INN cccc (B) 2 3 Rooms, Mar 1–Nov 30 Loc: 3 Gower Street T: (709) 739 7420 / 770 2460 TF: (877) 739 7420 E: info@atwitsinn.ca W: atwitsinn.ca Description: Beautiful Victorian-era home in downtown. Within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, sites of interest. Amenities: Ensuite bathroom, feather bed/down duvet, robes, iron, hair dryer, TV/DVD, free local calls, highspeed wi-fi/wired internet, computer, printers, homemade breakfast, pantry, living room, dining room, complimentary on-street parking permits. $$: $119–$169. CC: MC, V. B&BS BY HOMETEL cccc (S) 7 Houses, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: St. Joseph’s Lane T: (709) 739 7799 F: (709) 739 7796 TF: (866) 739 7799 E: reservations@hometels. ca W: hometels.ca Description: Each house boasts 3 rooms. Downtown St. John’s. Steps to harbour, shopping, restaurants and attractions. Amenities: At bottom of Signal Hill, steps to cathedrals/theatres/museums, restaurants/shopping/harbour. Free parking and continental breakfast. Flexible check-ins, luxurious bathroom with extensive lighting, iron/board, hair dryer, soaker tub, high-speed internet, computer, fax, quality crisp white linens, free phone calls, air conditioning, ultimate cable, in-room mini fridge. $$: $89– $349, weekly and monthly rates. CC: MC, V, AE.


BANBERRY HOUSE HERITAGE INN cccc½ (B) 2 6 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 116 Military Road T: (709) 579 8006 F: (709) 576 2268 TF: (877) 579 8226 E: info@banberryhouse.com W: banberryhouse.com Description: 1892 heritage inn backing on Bannerman Park. Amenities: Private ensuite bathrooms, cable TV, DVD player, phone, desk, free internet, antiques, original stained glass, gourmet breakfast, free off-street and permit parking, host/owner operated, walking distance to major attractions/ restaurants. $$: May–Sep $159, off-season and extended stay rates. CC: AE, MC, V. BANNERMAN PARK SUITES ccccc (S) 8 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 23 Rennie’s Mill Road T: (709) 213 0067 / (416) 302 2 243 E : i n f o @ b a n n e r m a n p a r k s u i t e s . com W: bannermanparksuites.com BL: bannermanparksuites.com Description: One-of-a-kind luxury suites for business and tourist travellers. Steps to the best restaurants, shops, and galleries. Extra-large 1-bedroom king and queen suites with kitchenette and spa bathrooms. Amenities: 3 king suites measuring 850 ft2, 5 queen suites measuring 450ft 2, 1-bedroom units with kitchenettes consisting of microwave/convection oven, fridge, sink, d/w, flat screen TV, cable, free wi-fi, high-end elegant furnishings, large bathrooms with heated marble flooring, separate shower and claw tubs, on-site and off-site parking, non-smoking, across from Bannerman Park, courtyard, walk to restaurants, galleries shops. $$: $99–$375, weekly, monthly, and off-season rates. CC: MC, V. CANTWELL HOUSE cccc (B) 2 F 5 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 25 Queen’s Road T: (709) 754 8439 TF: (888) 725 8439 E: info@ cantwellhouse.com W: cantwellhouse.com Description: Historic downtown property with beautiful view of Signal Hill, Narrows, and stunning sunrises. Short walk to the oldest street in North America. Amenities: Breakfast, non-smoking rooms, no pets, wi-fi, fridge in

each room, cable TV, permit parking, rooms available with private bathroom. $$: $100–$150. CC: V, AE, MC. CAPITAL HOTEL ccc½ (H/M) 34- 2 88 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 208 Kenmount Road T: (709) 738 4480 F: (709) 738 4481 TF: (800) 503 1603 E: llaite@capitalhotel.ca W: steelehotels.com Description: Ideally located for the business or leisure traveller to enjoy St. John’s. Amenities: High-speed internet (wired and wi-fi), air conditioning, iron/board, hair dryer, complimentary coffee, business centre, dining room, lounge, fitness room, 100% nonsmoking. $$: $139–$299. CC: AE, MC, V. CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS INN cc½ (H/M) 24 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 King’s Bridge Road T: (709) 576 7468 / 7173 F: (709) 576 7183 E: CaptainsQuarters@nl.rogers.com W: captainsquarters.ca Description: Relax and enjoy 19th-century atmosphere in the heart of downtown. Amenities: Car rentals nearby, full complimentary continental breakfast, TV, phone, wake-up calls, golf nearby, fax/copy service available, free wi-fi, laundry service, walking trails nearby, free parking. $$: $125– $195, off-season rates. CC: AE, MC, V, DC/E. COMFORT INN AIRPORT ccc½ (H/M) 4 2 145 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 106 Airport Road T: (709) 753 3500 F: (709) 753 3711 TF: (866) 612 5600 E: awindsor@comfortinnstjohns. com W: comfortinnstjohns.com Description: ½ km from airport, minutes from historic downtown. Located near convention centre and coastal hikes. Amenities: Full-service hotel, airport shuttle, Clancy’s Restaurant and Lounge, banquet facilities, room service, parking, business services with complimentary wi-fi, air-conditioned public areas, late checkout, complimentary continental breakfast and airport shuttle. $$: $140–$180. CC: AE, MC, V. COMPTON HOUSE cccc (B) 47FT 10 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 26 Waterford Bridge Road T: (709) 722 0387 / 1910 F: (709) 739 1835 TF: (877) 807 7245 E: reservations@ leasidemanor.com W: LeasideManor.com Description: Elegant Victorian mansion in an English garden with beautifully appointed Jacuzzi fireplace suites. Amenities: Full complimentary breakfast served fireside, private bath and ensuites, air-conditioned rooms with jetted tubs and fireplaces, parking, in-room flat screen TV, wi-fi, daily housekeeping, services offered French, Portuguese, Spanish. $$: Weekdays $149–$199, weekends $179–$349. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. Visit NewfoundlandLabrador.com

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BALMORAL INN cccc (B) 2 Rooms, May 1–Sep 30 Loc: 38 Queens Road T: (709) 754 5721 TF: (877) 428 1055 E: david@ www-001.com W: balmoralbedandbreakfast. com Description: Centre of downtown, between Delta and Sheraton hotels. Ensuite bathrooms, queen beds, ocean view. Amenities: Large rooms, breakfast, air conditioning, non-smoking, fireplace, in-room cable TV, in-room phone, wi-fi. $$: $115–$250, off-season rates. CC: DC/E, MC, V, AE.


COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ccc½ (H/M) 32FT

62 Rooms, 24 suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 131 Duckworth Street T: (709) 722 6636 F: (709) 738 3775 TF: (866) 727 6636 E: cwilliams@ courtyard-stjohns.com W: marriott.com/ yytcy Description: Visit us and experience the finest in Newfoundland hospitality at the award-winning, newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott. Amenities: Historic downtown location, queen/king beds, newly renovated rooms and public spaces, rich cotton linens, thickest mattresses, fluffiest pillows, 100% smoke-free, complimentary valet parking, break fast /lunch/dinner ser ved in The Market restaurant offering 24-hour food/ snacks/refreshments, free wi-fi, in-room mini fridge and coffee maker, laundry, fitness facility. $$: $139–$289, see website or call. CC: DC/E, AE, MC, V. DELTA ST. JOHN’S HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE cccc (H/M) 34- 2 T 403 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 120 New Gower Street T: (709) 739 6404 F: (709) 570 1622 TF: (888) 793 3582 E: william.brown@whg.com W: deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-St.-John-s-HotelConference-Centre Description: Full-service hotel, conveniently located downtown in shopping, business, and entertainment district. Amenities: Dining room/pub and eatery, in-room dining, free wi-fi throughout, 24-hour business centre, underground parking, pool/health club, signature club floor, Jacuzzi, leisure, junior and senior suites, many rooms have breathtaking view of harbour/Narrows, flat screen TV, sanctuary beds in all rooms, on-site car rental, bus tours, banquet space, daily national and local newspaper, retail stores, kids eat free. $$: $136–$750. CC: MC, V, AE, DC/E. DUCKWORTH INN cccc (I) 2 F 9 rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 331 Duckworth Street T: (709) 738 1802 F: (709) 576 3335 TF: (888) 394 4222 E: duckworthhotel@gmail. com W: duckworthhotel.com Description: On 1 of 2 major downtown streets. Amenities: Restaurant, wine bar/cocktail lounge, mini-bar, fridge, coffee maker, LCD HDTV, queen/king beds, iron/board, hair dryer, wi-fi, parking extra charge. $$: $90–$160. CC: AE, MC, V. ELIZABETH MANOR cccc½ (B) 4 Rooms, Jun 1–Oct 15 Loc: 21 Military Road T: (709) 753 7733 F: (709) 738 7434 TF: (877) 738 7432 E: elizabethmanor@nl.rogers. com W: elizabethmanor.nl.ca Description: Downtown near major hotels, coffee houses,

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The Rooms gallery/museum, Signal Hill, crafts, restaurants. Amenities: Restored heritage home, perfect location for walking the city. Across from Government House in the oldest part of city, superb downtown area of quaint shops, local crafts, full hot breakfast, parking, TV, phone, non-smoking, patio deck, wi-fi, Jacuzzi suites, bright, comfortable rooms, a short walk to Sheraton Hotel and harbourfront. $$: $99–$179. CC: MC, V. EXTENDED STAY CANADA ccc½ (H/M) - 2

93 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 222 Lemarchant Road T: (709) 754 7888 F: (709) 754 7695 TF: (866) 373 7888 E: tau@extendedstay.com W: extendedstayhotels.com Description: Suites have kitchenette, DVD player, wi-fi. Amenities: Deluxe morning coffee bar, fax, laundry room, cable TV, air conditioning, airport shuttle (based on availability), fitness centre, hair dryer. $$: $99–$225. CC: AE, MC, V. FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT cccc (H/M) 3 2 F

104 Rooms, 44 suites, Jan 1- Dec 31 Loc: 199 Kenmount Road T: (709) 722 5540 F: (709) 738 5877 TF: (855) 823 6346 E: AMacIsaac@ silverbirchhotels.com W: fairfieldinn.com/yytfi Description: New hotel offering comfortable and functional guestrooms for a productive stay at exceptional value. Amenities: Complimentary hot buffet breakfast, parking, high-speed internet, local and toll-free calls, coffee/tea in lobby, business centre in reception area, safety deposit box in every guestroom, microwave oven, mini fridge, luxury bedding, crisp linens, thick mattresses, custom comforters, fluffy pillows, 42” LCD flat screen TV, cable/satellite. $$: Jan–Apr & Nov–Dec $169– $199, May & Oct $179–$225, Jun–Sep $199–$279. CC: AE, MC, V. GUV’NOR INN ccc½ (H/M) - 2 F 37 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 389 Elizabeth Avenue T: (709) 726 0092 F: (709) 726 5921 TF: (800) 961 0092 E: rneary@theguvnor.ca W: theguvnor.ca Description: An old English inspired award-winning accommodation ideally located minutes from shopping and major historic attractions. Amenities: Wi-fi, fridge, microwave, air conditioning, voicemail, phone modem, personal coffee, iron/board, new Serta pillow top mattress, 32” flat screen TV, drive-up accommodations, pub and eatery, luxury suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi. $$: $99–$229. CC: MC, V, AE.


129 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 411 Stavanger Drive T: (709) 738 4888 F: (709) 738 4889 TF: (855) 938 4888 E: krista.hazlie@hilton.com W: stjohnsairport.hamptonbyhilton.com Description: Located just off Route 1 in Stavanger Drive shopping district, 5 minutes from airport, 12 minutes from downtown and waterfront. Amenities: Complimentary hot break fast, free wi-f i and parking, complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. $$: $149–$289. CC: AE, MC, V. HOLIDAY INN ccc½ (H/M) 34- 2 FTY

252 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 180 Portugal Cove Road T: (709) 722 0506 / 8391 F: (709) 722 9756 TF: (800) 933 0506 E: tina.taylor@whg. com W: holidayinn.com/stjohnsnl Description: Full-service hotel situated in a park-like setting. Amenities: Rooms are air conditioned, 100% nonsmoking, complimentary wi-fi throughout, business centre, Jacuzzi and family suites, 5 accessible rooms, fitness centre, beauty salon, East Side Mario’s restaurant open 7am–12am and provides room service. $$: $149.95–$299.95. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. JAG cccc½ (H/M) 3FT 84 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 115 George Street West T: (709) 738 1524 F: (709) 738 1544 TF: (884) 564 1524 E: llaite@steelehotels.ca W: steelehotels.com Description: Boutique hotel with convenient downtown location offers guests a premium experience with modern, contemporary style and world-class amenities. Amenities: Underground valet parking, turndown service, exquisite king/queen beds, indulgent sofa beds in select rooms, interactive 42” LED TV in each room, free wi-fi, locally manufactured and designed bath products, contemporary full-service lounge/dining room, in-room Keurig coffee machines with complimentary Starbucks coffee, Bluetooth wireless radios, 24-hour fitness centre, accessible rooms on each floor, completely smoke-free. $$: $159–$999, CC: AE, MC, V. LEASIDE MANOR cccc½ (B)

3-572FT 12 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 39 Topsail Road T: (709) 722 0387 / 1910 F: (709) 739 1835 TF: (877) 807 7245 E: reservations@leasidemanor. com W: leasidemanor.com Description: 1 of “5 Reasons to Visit Newfoundland” TIME (Europe) 2009. A beautifully maintained 1920s manor house. Amenities: Air conditioning, free internet, free gourmet breakfast, double jetted

tub, private parking, computer, private patio, fireplace, free local calls, hair dryer, in-room fridge. $$: Weekdays $159–$199, weekends $199–$349, check website for specials. CC: MC, V, AE, e-Transfer. MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES– MACPHERSON COLLEGE ccc (H/U) 3 268 Rooms, May 13–Aug 15, 40 Livyers Loop, MUN T: (709) 864 3733 / 7933 F: (709) 864 6705 TF: (877) 730 7657 E: stay@mun.ca W: mun.ca/conference Description: University residence minutes from Route 1 and airport. Great for the budget-minded traveller! Modern 2-bedroom suites with washroom/shower. Traditional rooms with shared washroom/ shower. Amenities: Linens and towels provided, free wi-fi, shared lounges with TV, cable, kitchenette, vending machines, laundry, pool and recreational facilities on campus, outdoor courtyards and fields, banquet facilities, 24/7 security, non-smoking rooms and property, near restaurants and pubs. $$: Rooms $75–$150, taxes included. CC: MC, V. MONASTERY SPA & SUITES ccccc (I) 27F 31 Suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 63 Patrick Street T: (709) 754 5800 F: (709) 754 5802 TF: (877) 635 3772 E: suites@monasteryspa.ca W: monasteryspa.ca Description: A peaceful retreat downtown of fering luxurious accommodations and spa services. Close to shopping, restaurants, business district, nightlife, tourism attractions. Amenities: 2- p e r s o n j e t te d tu bs , f ire p la ce, sp a services, mini fridge, café, patio rooms. $$: $129–$329. CC: MC, V, AE. MURRAY PREMISES HOTEL cccc (H/M) 372 FTY

69 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 5 Beck’s Cove T: (709) 738 7773 F: (709) 738 7775 TF: (866) 738 7773 E: sdenty@murraypremiseshotel. com W: murraypremiseshotel.com BL: murraypremiseshotel.blogspot.com Description: Newfoundland’s first boutique hotel–heritage property offering luxury/ optimum service. Amenities: Downtown, king/queen beds, central air conditioning, all non-smoking rooms, large bathrooms with oversized Jacuzzi tubs and towel warmers, electric fireplaces, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free high-speed internet, 1 accessible room, complimentary parking. $$: $149–$349, corporate and government rates. CC: MC, V, AE.

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES BY HILTON cccc (H/M) 2 FT


QUALITY HOTEL HARBOURVIEW ccc½ (H/M) 3 2 FTY

159 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 2 Hill O’Chips T: (709) 754 7788 / 758 4265 F: (709) 754 5209 TF: (800) 228 5151 E: CN246@whg.com W: stjohnsqualityhotel.com Description: Enjoy the restaurants, shops, nightlife, historic sites, and attractions of downtown. Amenities: Rumpelstiltskin’s Restaurant, harbour view and city view rooms, free parking, free internet, fitness centre, laundry. $$: $109–$199, offseason and weekend rates, child (under 18) free. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. RAMADA ccc½ (H/M) 3 2 T 77 Rooms, efficiencies, and suites, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 102 Kenmount Road T: (709) 722 9330 F: (709) 722 9231 TF: 866 612 5800 E: gfleming@cityhotels.ca W: ramadastjohns. com Description: Walking distance to Avalon Mall and Kelsey Drive power centre. Minutes to hospitals and university. Amenities: Airconditioned guestrooms, free parking, fitness room, free airport shuttle, free wi-fi, PJ Billington’s Restaurant, in-room dining, nonsmoking, microwave, fridge, free in-room coffee, hair dryer, iron/board, flat screen TV, individual climate control, banquet rooms. $$: $119–$269, special rates and packages. CC: MC, V, AE. RENDELL SHEA MANOR cccc½ (B) 2 4 Rooms, Jun 1–Oct 15 Loc: 82 Cochrane Street T: (709) 738 7432 F: (709) 738 7434 TF: (877) 738 7432 E: rendellshea@nl.rogers.com W: elizabethmanor.nl.ca Description: Comfortable, homey accommodations in a magnificent heritage home the heart of Olde St. John’s. Amenities: Walking distance to everywhere downtown, large rooms with ensuite, queen beds, cable TV, wi-fi, afternoon tea/coffee and snacks served in our sunroom, full hot breakfast with lots of fruit, harbour at the end of street, owner occupied. $$: $149–$199. CC: MC, V. SHERATON HOTEL NEWFOUNDLAND cccc½ (H/M) 34- 2 FT

3 01 R o o m s , J a n 1– D e c 31 L o c : 115 Cavendish Square T: (709) 726 4980 F: (709) 576 0554 TF: (888) 870 3033 E: info@ s h e r ato n h o te ln ew f o u n d l a n d . co m W: sheratonhotelnewfoundland.com Description: Landmark hotel located in historic downtown offering breathtaking views of Signal Hill and The Narrows. Deluxe accommodations. Amenities: Free wi-fi and wired internet, modern dining restaurant, lounge, nonsmoking hotel, harbourview rooms, club level floor, parking, link@sheraton, complimentary newspaper, in-room dining, selection of

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boutique shops on property, health club. $$: $137–$360. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. SUPER 8 ccc½ (H/M) 34- 2 81 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 175 Higgins Line T: (709) 739 8888 F: (709) 739 8811 TF: (888) 561 7666 E: gm@super8stjohns.com W: super8stjohns.com Description: Close to airport and Confederation Building. Amenities: Indoor pool with 80’ corkscrew waterslide, in-room refrigerator/microwave, free highspeed internet, free local calls, complimentary superstart plus breakfast, pet beds/dishes, free parking, air conditioned, laundry, business centre, Wyndham reward/Aeroplan partner. $$: Starting at $149, corporate/government and offseason rates. CC: AE, DC/E, MC, V. THE NARROWS cccc (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 146 Gower Street T: (709) 685 0544 TF: (866) 739 4850 E: info@ thenarrowsbb.com W: thenarrowsbb.com Description: Premium downtown location, great view of the harbour, walking distance to all local attractions, shopping, restaurants, The Rooms, Convention Centre and George Street. Amenities: Ensuite bathroom, cable TV, phone, high-quality duvets, hair dryer, between Sheraton and Delta hotels and convention centre, associated with O’Brien’s Whale and Birds Tours (iceberg viewing in season), full cooked gourmet breakfast, wi-fi, parking available, owner lives on-site. $$: $75–$200, offseason rates available. CC: MC, V. THE ROSES HERITAGE INN ccc½ (B) 11 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 9–11 Military Road T: (709) 726 3336 / 682 7369 F: 403 592 6924 TF: (877) 767 3722 E: info@therosesnl.com W: therosesnl.com Description: A Victorian home, spacious rooms, house-top kitchen with splendid view, centrally located. Amenities: Wi-fi, phone, cable TV, hair dryer, iron/board, non-smoking, private ensuite bathrooms, topfloor deck with spectacular views, delicious home-cooked breakfasts, on- and off-street parking, iceberg/whale/birdwatching tours, walking trails, located downtown within easy walking to all attractions. $$: Double $109– $179, off-season $89–$139, group bookings available. CC: AE, MC, V. Goulds, St. John’s, Route 10 (T23) WILD ROSES B&B ccc½ (B) 4 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 30 Loc: 22 Donovans Road T: (709) 747 9650 / 746 9650 TF: (866) 747 9650 E: wildroses@nl.rogers.com W: wildroses.ca Description: Country setting located within minutes of some of eastern Newfoundland’s


Mount Pearl, Route 1 (T23) HOTEL GREENWOOD cc½ (H/M) 19 Rooms, 1 cottage, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 53 Greenwood Crescent T: (709) 364 5300 F: (709) 364 1204 TF: (866) 364 5300 E: info@ downtownpropertymanagement.ca W: greenwood.nfol.ca Description: Country garden b ordere d by shopping malls, playgrounds, hiking trails, rivers, churches, bus stops. Amenities: Cable TV, phone, lounge, private bath/shower, walking trails, playgrounds, newly renovated, free internet. $$: $79–$99. CC: MC, V. HOTEL MOUNT PEARL ccc (H/M) - 2 30 Rooms, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: Park Avenue T: (709) 364 7725 F: (709) 364 8105 TF: (800) 563 9300 E: esynard@hotelmountpearl.ca W: hotelmountpearl.ca Description: Centrally located, 5 minutes from all local attractions. Amenities: Banquet facilities, non-smoking rooms, private bath/shower, Browning’s Pub, TV, phone, hair dryer, in-room coffee, free wi-fi, mini fridge, Fireside Eatery, catering, BBQ on-site, air conditioning. $$: $109–$169, senior, government, corporate, and medical rates available. CC: MC, V, AE. Petty Harbour, Route 11 (T23) CAPLIN COTTAGE ccc (C) 4F 1 Cottage, Jun–Sep Loc: 4 Cavell’s Lane T: (709) 747 9660 / 330 2034 E: petergard@nl.rogers. com Description: Quiet, 2-bedroom cottage on East Coast Trail, overlooking ocean, and scenic Petty Harbour. Sleeps 5. Amenities: 20 minutes from downtown St. John’s/Bay Bulls boat tours/Cape Spear National Historic Site. Full-length deck with BBQ, fully-equipped kitchen, free laundry, free wi-fi/movies/cable TV including Shomi movie channel, no pets or indoor smoking, German spoken, itinerary planning, hiker drop-off upon request. $$: $140, weekly $750, monthly $1,000, off-season and long-term rates. CC: e-Transfer. HARBOUR HOUSE cccc (A) 3 Apartments, Jun 1–Oct 31 Loc: 13 Main Road T: (709) 745 1087 / 728 9055 F: (709) 753 9755 E: info@pettyharbourhouse.ca W: pettyharbourhouse.ca Description: Charming vacation home. Well-appointed 1- and

2-bedroom apartments. Amenities: Restored century home, in heart of quiet fishing village, 15 minutes from downtown St. John’s, on the East Coast Trail, perfectly situated for daytrips on the Avalon Peninsula, internet, cable, phone, laundry, fine linens, locally-made toiletries, each apartment has private outdoor area with seating and BBQ, pets allowed but please check with us first. $$: Double $155–$205, weekly $915–$1,290, extra person $15, pets $15 (minimum $50 charge for pets), 3-night minimum. CC: MC, V, e-Transfer. HOME AWAY FROM HOME HOUSEKEEPING UNITS ccc (S) 3 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 38 Main Road T: (709) 747 4247 / 9657 TF: (877) 740 4247 E: homeawayfromhome_nl@ymail.com W: homeawayfromhome-nl.com Description: Fully equipped, self-contained overlooking the ocean. Amenities: Fridge, stove, full private bathroom, BBQ, cable TV, microwave. $$: Double $100–$120, extra person $10, offseason rates. CC: e-Transfer. SHORELARK BY THE SEA cccc (C/S) 4FY 3 Units, Jan 1–Dec 31 Loc: 52 South Side Road, 47 Long Run Road T: (709) 743 6118 / 765 8428 E: info@shorelarkbythesea.com W: shorelarkbythesea.com Description: Unique and beautiful vacation rentals in