GETTING HERE

The Bonavista Peninsula begins about 200 km/125 mi. from St. John’s, 175 km/110 mi. from Gander and 745 km/465 mi. from Port au Basques, travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway.

To access the Bonavista Peninsula, take exit 26 onto Route NL-230N.

To start the loop at King’s Cove, follow NL-230N to the exit for NL-235N. Follow 235N to King’s Cove.

For everything you need to know about accommodation, amenities, attractions and getting around, click here 

TOURING TIPS

SITE LOCATIONS

Exhibition sites are clustered in seven different communities on the Bonavista Peninsula: Duntara, Bonavista, Elliston, Port Union, Catalina, Port Rexton, and Trinity. The loop stretches from King’s Cove to Trinity (Routes 235 and 230) and can be done in either direction. Allow two or three days to visit all the sites, planning on two clusters of sites each day. This will give you lots of time to enjoy the exhibition and the many other offerings in the area.

accessibility - Wheelchair accessible iconPlease note that not all sites are wheelchair accessible as many heritage buildings have narrow entrances and stairs. Accessibility is indicated for each site in the SITES section of this website


DISTANCES

Distances between site clusters vary from 5 km to 30 km. Consult the map  before you set out and plan to stop for lunch or refreshment along the way. Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista, Elliston, Port Rexton and Trinity all have restaurants; seating can be limited at peak hours. Or plan a picnic at a beach! Duntara has a comfortable gazebo with seating, Port Union has a picnic area by the boardwalk and there are great vistas everywhere!

TIME FOR ART

There is a lot to see! Plan on enough time at each site to experience the artwork, read the information panel and ponder the artist’s creation. Site clusters in Bonavista, Elliston or Port Rexton could easily take an hour or more, and the surrounding landscape is not to be missed.

MORE ARTS & CULTURE

CHECK THESE WEBSITES TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE PENNINSULA

ART

English Harbour Arts Centre, English Harbour  englishharbourartsassociation.com

Two Whales Coffee Shop, Port Rexton  twowhales.com

There are many artists and artisans on the Bonavista Peninsula. You will find some of them here  www.culturalcraft.com/craft_producer.php. Watch for signs for studios and galleries on your travels through the area.

MUSIC

English Harbour Arts Centre, English Harbour   englishharbourartsassociation.com

Garrick Theatre, Bonavista   www.garricktheatre.ca

Two Whales Coffee Shop, Port Rexton  twowhales.com

THEATRE

Garrick Theatre, Bonavista  www.garricktheatre.ca

Rising Tide Theatre, Trinity www.risingtidetheatre.com

EVENTS

Book Launch and Signing: Pam Hall’s Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge, August 27 at Fishers’ Loft

Grass in the Sky, August 17-September 17, Port Union grassinthesky.tumblr.com

Festival of Craft, August 26-27, Port Union www.culturalcraft.com

Roots, Rants and Roars, September 15-16, Elliston  www.rootsrantsandroars.ca

HERITAGE SITES AND MUSEUMS

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse  www.seethesites.ca/the-sites/cape-bonavista-lighthouse.aspx

Champney’s West Aquarium  champneysisland.net

Elliston Root Cellars, Elliston   www.rootcellars.com

Historic Port Union, Port Union  www.historicportunion.com

Home from the Sea Sealer’s Memorial, Elliston  www.homefromthesea.ca

Mockbeggar Plantation, Bonavista  www.seethesites.ca/the-sites/mockbeggar-plantation.aspx

Random Passage Site http://www.randompassagesite.com/

Ryan Premises, Bonavista  www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/ryan/index.aspx

Trinity Historic Sites, Trinity  www.seethesites.ca/the-sites/trinity-historic-sites.aspx

Trinity Historical Society, Trinity  www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com