Touring


BOYD’s COVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre Provincial Historic Site. Also take a walk on the trail to Indian Brook and see the beautiful waterfalls.
 

TWILLINGATE ISLAND

 

Driving distance, Boyd’s Cove to Twillingate, 33 minutes or 40 Km.

 

Known as the Iceberg Capital of the world, Twillingate Island is a prime spot for viewing giant icebergs between May and July each year. Daily boat tours will make this a close encounter and a photographer’s delight. Twillingate is an island off the coast of Newfoundland off the coast of Canada. Today it is connected to Newfoundland by a series of bridges and causeways, creating one of the province’s most scenic routes. The town is about 40 kilometres north of Boyd’s Cove.  There are plenty of other attractions in Twillingate, so plan your trip accordingly. You can take a boat tour to view icebergs or whales, take in a theatrical performance from one of the many talented drama groups or enjoy some local traditional music while snacking on tea and toutons. You will never be bored with the endless beaches to explore and beautiful hiking trails to climb. There are several museums including the  Twillingate Museum which houses the story of Georgina Stirling, the opera singer who was famous during the 1800's. Also another - Durrell Museum, houses a mounted Polar Bear. Award winning Prime Berth Fishing Museum includes an excellent display of the origins of the ' cod splitting ' originally done by Twillingate's ancestral fisher persons.

NEW WORLD ISLAND

Driving distance, Boyd’s Cove to New World Island, 21 minutes or 26 Km.

 

The island is connected by a causeway. The prominent communities on the island are Summerford, Virgin Arm-Carter's Cove, Fairbanks-Hillgrade, Newville, Cobb's Arm and Herring Neck. There are also several small fishing villages on the western end of the island, and some of its land is set aside as Dildo Run Provincial Park. Every community is a photographer’s delight.  There are several walking trails on this island and it is worth the hike. Try walking the Summerford Trail, the Pikes Arm or the Cobb’s Arm trail.

 
FOGO ISLAND & CHANGE ISLANDS.

 

 

 

 

Driving distance, Boyd’s Cove to Fogo or Change Islands ferry, 23 minutes or 26 Km.

 

These are two distinct islands with Fogo being much bigger with far more attractions. Make an effort to visit these locations. You won’t be disappointed. This will require some planning as you must take a ferry to either Fogo Island or Change Island. Fogo Island was nominated by the New York Times as one of the must-visit travel destination of the year 2011. Try climbing the trail to Brimstone Head. This point of land is considered one of the four corners of the world by the Flat Earth Society. Tilting Harbour on Fogo Island is a National Cultural Landscape District of Canada and is Newfoundland and Labrador's first Provincial Heritage District. Tilting is unique for its Irish culture and, some people say, its Irish dialect. The Irish Cemetery in Tilting may be the oldest in North America.  Tilting evolved into an exclusively Irish and Catholic town by the 1780s. In the town of Fogo, you should consider visiting the Marconi museum, the remains of a wireless station that received an SOS from the Titanic.

 

GANDER

Driving distance, Boyd’s Cove to Gander, 55 minutes or 70 Km.

 

Gander is a town located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland. Located on the northeastern shore of Gander Lake, it is the site of Gander International Airport, once an important refueling stop for transatlantic aircraft, and was referenced as the crossroads of the world.

Gander was the site of a major aircraft accident, Arrow Air Flight 1285, on December 12, 1985. 256 people were killed in the disaster, making it the deadliest air crash to happen in Canada.

In 2001, Gander International Airport played an integral role in world aviation in the hours immediately following the September 11 attacks when all of North America's airspace was closed by Transport Canada and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, 38 civilian and 4 military flights bound for the United States were ordered to land at the airport—more flights than any Canadian airport other than Halifax International. More than 6,600 passengers and airline crew members, equivalent to 66 percent of the local population—third highest number of passengers, behind Vancouver International Airport, which received 8,500, and Halifax—found themselves forced to stay in the Gander area for up to six days until airspace was reopened and flights resumed. Residents of Gander and surrounding communities volunteered to house, feed, and entertain the travellers in what became known as Operation Yellow Ribbon. This was largely because Transport Canada and Nav Canada asked that transatlantic flights avoid diverting to major airports in central Canada, such as Toronto Pearson International Airport and Montréal-Dorval.

Attraction in Gander

Silent Witnesses Memorial

North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Cobb's Pond Rotary Park

Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest Walking Trails

 

LEWISPORTE

Driving distance, Boyd’s Cove to Lewisporte, 42 minutes or 50 Km.

 

Lewisporte is a town in central Newfoundland Island, with a population of 3,409. It is situated in Burnt Bay which opens on to the Bay of Exploits. Lewisporte has a deep water port and related facilities that serve many communities in the region. A world class marina is very active in the town. The Yacht club has a very large and growing membership base. The surrounding islands and deep water bays attract recreational mariners internationally.

Lewisporte and its surrounding area contain a number of wonderful hiking trails, from the Woolfrey's pond boardwalk, to the natural views of several lookouts along the coast.

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