Top things to do in Eastern Newfoundland

Top Choice Canadian in Trinity

Twine Loft

The upscale restaurant of the Artisan Inn serves a three-course, prix-fixe meal of local specialties, with wonderful seafood and wine selections guided by an in-house sommelier. Reservations are necessary, but you c…
Top Choice Canadian in Bonavista

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…
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 …
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…
Coffee in Trinity

Two Whales Cafe

An adorable coffee shop serving the full-octane variety and lemon blueberry cake that's off the charts. It also does good vegetarian fare and organic salads.
Theater in Trinity

Trinity Pageant

An entertaining outdoor drama on Trinity's history held at the Rising Tide Theatre.
Museum in Burin Peninsula

Fortune Head Geology Centre

New 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…
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…
Cafe in Burin Peninsula

Stage Head Cafe

Attached to the ferry office in Fortune, this small restaurant does a bustling business in quick breakfasts, lunch sandwiches and fish-and-chips. The set dinners ($30) with fresh-caught seafood are well worth it.