Built in 1843, the light at Cape Bonavista is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower and see the same seal oil fueled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 19th century. A great place to watch for whales, icebergs and puffins in summer.
End of Cape Shore Road
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Explore the history and traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador's oldest surviving lighthouse. Enjoy whales, seabirds and icebergs at Canada most easterly point, hike the East Coast Trail and wander the ruins of Second World War fortifications. Bilingual guide service.
Blackhead Road, Highway 11
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Explore the fortifications built by France and England to protect their economic and strategic interests in the 17th and 18th centuries. Discover the lives of 17th century fishermen and soldiers through our costumed animators, exhibits and audio tours. Walking trails link you to surrounding communities. Bilingual guide service.
Route 100, Castle Hill Road
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In August 1610, Bristol merchant John Guy arrived at Cupers Cove (now Cupids) in Conception Bay, Newfoundland with a small group of colonists. By 1613, the colonists had built at least sixteen structures, including a fort, a sawmill, gristmill and a brew house. Every summer, archeologists working the dig site at Cupids Cove Plantation reveal more and more about the lives of these colonists - Canada's first English settlers. Come and see what they've found today. This site is operated by The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation.
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Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site of Canada was the Brigus home of one of Canada's foremost Arctic navigators and explorers, Captain Robert Bartlett. Explore this rare 19th century example of the "picturesque" or "cottage orne" architectural style. In the house and on the grounds, exhibits, audio tours, and live theatre let you discover the many achievements and adventures of this great man.
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In July 1866, after nine years and several unsuccessful attempts, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart's Content. This little Newfoundland town leaped into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. The cable station opened the world to the outport men and women who worked here and remains a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.
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Emma Hiscock's life spanned a time when Trinity's heyday as a centre for the salt fish trade was in the past, but it was still the place where everyone from all over the Bight came to do their shopping. Restored to 1910, today Emma's House is a snapshot of life in this period and tells the story of how Emma kept up a genteel life for herself and her six children after her husband drowned in the 1890s.
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In the 18th century, when Trinity was a bustling, thriving seaport, with the shipbuilding, the fishery, and importing and exporting all taking place, the Mercantile Building was a hive of activity. Thisis where fishermen came from all over the Bight to trade their fish for supplies, and where the Lester-Garlands kept track of their fortune. The Mercantile Premises is one of the last buildings remaining from a complex of warehouses and workshops and that once lined Trinity's shore.
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The Mockbeggar Plantation was the former residence of politician and Confederation advocate F. Gordon Bradley. Today, this site tells the story of life in Newfoundland in the 1930s and 1940s, when the issue of whether to join Canada or remain an independent nation was on everyone's lips.
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Imagine... the cool quiet of stone walls, anda warm sip of sweet wine, infused with the bouquet of old St. John’s... The Newman Wine Vaults tell the amazing story of a 300-year connection between wine produced in sunny Portugal, aged in the cool climate of Newfoundland, and sipped by England’s aristocracy for generations.
436 Water Street
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Ryan Premises National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the 500 year history of the East Coast Fishery. Award winning exhibits, interpretive programs and friendly heritage guides bring the fascinating story of the fishery to life. Learn about Bonavista's history in the on-site community museum and purchase a keepsake at the Heritage Shop to complete your visit.
1 Ryan's Hill
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Discover Signal Hill's role in Canada's communications and military history at Cabot Tower, Queen's Battery and the Visitor Centre. Explore the trails and archaeology of Signal Hill with our new EXPLORA GPS tours. Take in a performance of the famous Signal Hill Tattoo. Bilingual guide service.
Signal Hill Road (Interpretation Centre)
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The Commissariat was built between 1818 and 1820 as the home and offices of the Assistant Commissary General - the supply officer for British forces in Newfoundland. today, a new provocative, multimedia experience at the site recreates a volatile period in 19th- century St. John's: British naval rule is ending an a power struggle is at hand.
Kings Bridge Road
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Built in 1915 the station was a link in the global network of wireless "listening" stations built by the Marconi Telegraph Company for the British Navy during the First World War to intercept German naval transmissions and track icebergs and ships in distress. Exhibit highlights: Displays of telegraphic equipment from 1850's to WWII; a replica of the telegraph-cabin of the ill-fated S.S. Florizel; Marconi's 1901 box-kite. Open year round Mon-Fri, weekends, July/August. Admission: $3 adults, children free.
365 Old Placentia Road
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The gallery is located in the heart of downtown St. John's in one of the cities historic Heritage Homes. Well known runner, teacher and painter, Peter Lewis' life is as colourful as his paintings. Come experience Newfoundland, Ireland, Arizona and Tuscany in his impressionistic vibrant style.
5 Church Hill
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Completely restored to its original grandeur, the old Railway Station now houses over 100 exhibits and displays telling the story of the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat Services. Features a 90-foot diorama of the Newfoundland Railway passenger cars.
495 Water Street
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St. Michael’s is a working printmaking studio hosting local, international and national artists. In addition to services for artists, the printshop gallery has the province's largest collection of print works on display and available for purchase. Special artist designed promotional items also available through the gallery.
72 Harbour Drive
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Experience art in all its forms at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. Two floors of galleries with 10,000 square feet of exhibit space make it the place to see selections from over 7,000 works in the permanent collection and travelling exhibits from around the world.
9 Bonaventure Avenue
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The Rooms Provincial Museum tells the stories of Newfoundland and Labrador and its diverse peoples. Over a million natural history specimens and over a million artifacts bring these stories to life, connecting us with our past and the environment that has both shaped our experiences and has been changed by our presence.
9 Bonaventure Avenue
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Tourism Bell Island operates the Bell Island Heritage Museum and tours of the Underground Iron Ore Mine. To truly appreciate this dramatic tour it must be experienced first hand. Ferry departs from St. Phillip's just 15 minutes from downtown St. John's.
1 Compressor Hill
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The most accessible seabird colony in North America. The vantage point overlooks a magnificent sea stack and offers an opportunity to photograph the seabirds, including the third largest nesting colony of gannets in Newfoundland, and the third largest in North America. Fascinating Interpretation Centre, guided and interpretive hikes.
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The Colony of Avalon is an archaeological site dating to 1621. It includes an active archaeological dig, Interpretation Centre, conservation labratory, 17th century kitchen, and three reproductions of heritage gardens. Award-winning onsite Gift Shop features artifact reproductions and fine NL craft. Open daily from spring to fall. Contact us for details.
1 Pool Road
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The Crow's Nest is a World War II Naval Officer's Club which is now a private club, but welcomes visitors who have an interest in naval heritage and, in particular, the role of St. John's and the Allied Navies in the Battle of the Atlantic.
88 Water Streeet
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The Cupids Legacy Centre is a new state of the art facility offering innovative and interactive cultural and heritage experiences. Explore how in 1610, settlers survived the challenges of establishing the very first English settlement in Canada and discover how their descendants have created a unique Newfoundland culture here. Visit the exhibits, archaeology lab, faerie garden, family history centre and museum shop and adjacent active archaeological dig. Open daily from June to October.
368 Seaforest Drive
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Geological time tnnel exhibit featuring "Shelley the Snail" & gift shop.
49-51 Bunkerhill Road (located on Waterfront
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The Johnson GEO CENTRE is a "Showcase of Earth & Space". Descend glass elevators and view the Planets of our Solar System. Visit fourteen unique attractions - including Oil & Gas and Titanic Exhibits. Marvel at our 550 year-old Great Rock Wall. See our high definition 3D movies, included in admission.
175 Signal Hill Road
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Cultivated gardens, field centre, trails, native plants, conference room, gift shop, exhibits, workshops, events, tours with advance booking and educational programs.
306 Mount Scio Road
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Embedded in the planes of Mistaken Point's titled and cleaved mudstone and sandstone, exposed by the pounding of the Atlantic waves, are fossils of the oldest creatures - in fact, the oldest complex life forms - found anywhere on Earth. Known to scientists as the Ediacara biota, they are creatures that lived 575 to 542 million years ago, when all life was in the sea. Guided tours are mandatory (late May - early October) within Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve and are available by calling the interpretive Centre in Portugal Cove South, located in the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula.
The New World Theatre Project: a centre of classical excellence. Our small, exclusive active company concentrates on world class classical text work, striving for excellence on every level. The focus is on the stage and the actor. Audiences experience the dynamic immediacy and impact of our productions on the Indeavour Stage, a splendid interpretation of an Elizabethan theatre in Cupids, NL. Original texts in their original environment. Seasonal. Please visit our website for showtimes.
Get your hands wet and learn about amazing local marine life at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium. We are a non-profit organization which fosters curiosity and inspires conservation through hands-on marine education with a catch-and-release, self-sustaining approach. Open daily June 15 – October 19, 10am– 6pm.
35 Southside Road
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PH: 709. 330.3474
Explore the era of the banking schooner through photographs, documents, an extensive collection of artifacts and one of the largest murals in Atlantic Canada. Ask about special events and temporary exhibitions.
54 Marine Drive
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Located in the historic village of Quidi Vidi, the brewery offers tours while visitors enjoy the award winning brands of beer. Our hospitality room can accomodate up to 100 people.
35 Barrows Rd, Quidi Vidi Village
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Standing on its own picturesque wharf in an iconic fishing community, Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is a craft enterprise and destination for those wishing to explore a unique corner of St. John's. Built to reflect the fishing stages of the 1600's, the Plantation welcomes visitors to watch, interact with, and support local craftspeople as they produce unique handmade items in a variety of mediums.
A 2-3 km. trail winds through a mixture of wood and wetlands. Along the way wild animals are displayed in sensitively developed enclosures representing their natural habitat.
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Located 80 Km eLocated 80 Km east of Gander and 240 km west of St. Johnís, Terra Nova National Park offers many front and back country camping opportunities. Explore the visitor centre, hike one of our many trails, go for a swim or a picnic or let the children have fun at the playground. Visit our eatery and gift shop and expand your adventure with a boat or kayak tour.
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The Myrick Wireless Interpretation Centre at Cape Race is a replica of the original Marconi Marine Radio Station built at the same location in 1904 at the invitation of the Canadian Government. It is named for the Myrick family who lived and worked at Cape Race from 1874 to 2007, serving as light keepers, fog alarm operators, telegraphers, and wireless operators. The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most memorable moments in Cape Race history. The Marconi station at the Cape was the first land station to answer Titanic's distress call and helped to coordinate the rescue effort.
Suncor Energy Fluvarium - See it here. Experience it. Explore the secret life of a river, a watershed and ecosystems of which it is part. Discover how water shapes our land, cities, our history, and our lives. Recognize that water is a finite resource that is essential for life! Exhibits to explore and experience.
5 Nagle's Place
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