Things to See and Do
Visiting the Burin Peninsula
The Heritage Run is steeped in colourful history. Located on the Burin Peninsula, the trail differs from the rest of the province in both geography and outlook. Separated from the seat of political power in St. John’s for centuries, the Burin Peninsula developed its own trade links with the eastern seaboard and beyond. Its dialects, architecture and traditions are all unique. On this drive, keep an eye out for orange signs, which indicate viewparks — lay-bys with interpretive panels about the history and ecology of the trail.
Read more on the region here
Located on the southern tip of the Burin Peninsula, Grand Bank has many attractions. This vibrant fishing community has rich seafaring traditions, early 1900’s architecture, spectacular views, scenic trails and activities for all ages.
- Grand Bank Heritage Walk & Lighthouse
- Grand Bank Theatre Festival
- Grand Bank Heritage Society
- Provincial Seaman’s Museum
Home of the Tidal Wave Museum, the Town of Burin is born out of the traditional newfoundland Outport Fishery and now a scenic hub for the Burin Peninsula.
Situated on the western side of the Burin Peninsula,Fortune is located near the southeastern boundary of Fortune Bay. The name of the town is believed to have originated from the Portuguese word “fortuna” meaning “harbour of good fortune.”
- Fortune Head Geological Interpretation Centre, also here
- George & Mary Lake Heritage House
- Victoria Hall Museum
Located on the southeast corner of the Burin Peninsula, St. Lawrence also has a rich fishing tradition. Interestingly, St. Lawrence has been for decades the only producer of fluorspar in Canada.
St. Pierre & Miquelon
Did you know that there’s a piece of France in North America? The islands known as Saint-Pierre et Miquelon are the only inhabited part of the French colonial empire in North America that remains under French control—and they’re just 16 miles off the coast of Burin. A short ferry-ride away!