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Bonavista Social Club

Social Club's innovative meals are sourced on site and served with a view. From incredible wood-fired breads and pizzas to rhubarb lemonade and local moose burgers with partridgeberry ketchup, the kitchen churns out…
Lighthouse in Bonavista

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

A brilliant red-and-white-striped lighthouse dating from 1843. The interior has been restored to the 1870s, and it is now a provincial historic site. A puffin colony lives just offshore; the birds put on quite a sho…
Park in Bonavista

Dungeon Park

Nowhere is the power of water more evident than at the Dungeon, a deep chasm 90m in circumference that was created by the collapse of two sea caves, through which thunderous waves now slam the coast.
Historic Site in Bonavista

Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Ryan Premises National Historic Site is a restored 19th-century saltfish mercantile complex. The slew of white clapboard buildings honors five centuries of fishing in Newfoundland via multimedia displays and interpr…
Historic Site in Bonavista

Ye Matthew Legacy

A 15th-century replica of John Cabot's ship The Matthew, which Cabot sailed into Bonavista.
Cafe in Bonavista

Walkham's Gate

One side is a coffee shop with whopping pies and hearty soups, the other side a congenial pub tended by music-lover Harvey. Located in the town center, near the courthouse.
Theater in Bonavista

Garrick Theatre

The artfully restored Garrick shows mainstream and indie films and hosts live-music performances.
Cafe in Bonavista

Neil's Yard

Get comfortable. Here, the gregarious English owner will set you up with a steaming mug of exotic tea, while his wife cooks up buckwheat crepes, carrot ginger soup, cheesecake with local berries and other healthy fa…
Cafe in Bonavista

Boreal Diner

In a bright red colonial house, this mom-and-pop cafe offers great alternative eats. Crab pot stickers, cod in tarragon sauce, and burgers with toasted buns are some of the scrumptious offerings. It also does vegan …