Eastern Newfoundland attractions

Park in Bonavista

Dungeon Park

The sheer power of the ocean is more than evident at the Dungeon, a deep chasm 90m in circumference that was created by the collapse of two sea caves. The thunderous waves that shattered the caves now slam the coast…
Film Location in Trinity

Random Passage Site

Back in 2002, the CBC and Ireland's RTÉ made a miniseries out of Bernice Morgan's 1992 novel Random Passage. The show was partially filmed at a pretty cove a little south of Trinity, and the set, a painstakingly rec…
Museum in Burin Peninsula

Fortune Head Geology Centre

Exhibits examine the geology of the Burin Peninsula, minerals and rocks, the 1929 Grand Banks tsunami and prehistoric animals. Kids will appreciate this interactive center with fossils to touch from Fortune Head Eco…
Historic Site in Bonavista

Ye Matthew Legacy

Enter this structure and discover a wonderful replica of John Cabot's 15th-century ship Matthew, which Cabot sailed into Bonavista. Travelers who love history, especially those of a nautical bent, will love the atte…
Lighthouse in Bonavista

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

This brilliant red-and-white-striped lighthouse dates from 1843. The interior has been restored to the 1870s, and includes the original lead-weight pulley device that kept the lighthouse lights turning automatically…
Park in Burin Peninsula

Fortune Head Ecological Reserve

The reserve protects fossils dating from the planet's most important period of evolution, when life on earth progressed from simple organisms to complex animals some 550 million years ago. The reserve is about 3km w…
Historic Site in Bonavista

Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Explore a restored 19th-century saltfish mercantile complex at this National Historic Site, which consists of a slew of white clapboard buildings. The exhibits honor five centuries of fishing in Newfoundland via mul…
Historic Building in Trinity

Cooperage

A historical site used for fisheries and shipping-related activities. First a seasonal 'fishing room' for drying codfish, it later housed an expanding mercantile business, with a real live barrel-maker.
Museum in Trinity

Trinity Museum

This creaking collection of bric-a-brac displays more than 2000 pieces of historical relics, including North America's second-oldest fire wagon. It's got that whole 'attic of fascinating stuff' vibe.
Historic Site in Trinity

Mercantile Premises

This exhibit displays the sort of general store and counting houses utilized by the fisheries and shipbuilding industries that were foundational to Trinity's historic economy.