Map of Corner Brook & Southern Newfoundland. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Corner Brook & Southern Newfoundland

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Map of Corner Brook & Southern Newfoundland. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Corner Brook & Southern Newfoundland

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Southern Newfoundland

The Avalon Peninsula is as far east as you can go on land in North America. At dawn, you can stand at its most easterly point, Cape Spear Lighthouse, east of St. John's, and be the first in Canada to see the sun rise. Southern Newfoundland is a mixed world. St. John's is a bustling city that retains an old-world charm and pace, while the eastern Avalon Peninsula sports spectacular scenery, seabirds, whales, and icebergs. Fortune Bay offers a little slice of France in the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, while Bonavista Bay guards relics of telecommunication milestones of the past.

Bonavista [A7] A modern town laid out like a medieval village, Bonavista is on the peninsula where it is believed John Cabot landed on June 24, 1497, and saw the "New Founde Lande." A replica of Cabot's ship, the Matthew, built by local skilled tradespeople, can be seen on the waterfront. The lighthouse (circa 1843) has been restored as a museum, and The Dungeon at nearby Spillars Cove is a striking double grotto formed by water erosion.

Grand Bank [E4] Named for the Grand Banks, the continental shelf that attracted fishermen to the island as far back at the 15th century, Grand Bank retains the proud seafaring history of the Burin Peninsula in places like the Southern Newfoundland Seaman's Museum and the architecture of its homes, churches, and Water Street storefronts.

St. John's [D8] Founded in 1583, Newfoundland's capital has changed from the rough-and-tumble days of pirates and adventurers, but remains a lively seaport with entertainment for every taste. Signal Hill National Historic Site, named for signal flags used to alert merchants to the arrival of cargo ships, is where Marconi received the first wireless transatlantic signal in 1901. Boardwalks and trails around the site are part of the Grand Concourse, linking walkways throughout the urban area and beyond. The annual Regatta at Quidi Vidi Lake has been going since 1828.

St. Pierre and Miquelon [E4] Settled by the French in the early 17th century, these islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions, and are a curious oasis of French culture amidst the outports. The islands were used as a gigantic warehouse during Prohibition; Canada would legally export liquor to the French territory, where American rumrunners brought it south a handful of small museums document the islands' past.

Terra Nova National Park [B6-7] Numerous fjords indent 400 km2 of boreal forest and beautiful ocean coastline. Bears and moose roam, rare orchids bloom, and eagles soar overhead. Visit the Marine Interpretation Centre for boat tours, hiking information, and park programs.

Trinity [A6] North America's first court proceedings were held in 1615, yet Trinity got its name much earlier, in 1501. A Portuguese explorer sailed into the harbor and named it for the date, Trinity Sunday. The Hiscock House represents a typical 1910 merchant's dwelling.

Witless Bay and Cape St. Mary's ecological reserves [D8f E6]  Millions of seabirds nest on protected islands just offshore at Witless Bay, the largest puffin colony in North America. Thousands of northern gannets nest at Cape St. Mary's, the most accessible of 60 major seabird colonies. Humpback and minke whales are frequently spotted; icebergs can be seen as well.

CITY GUIDE

ST. JOHN'S ATTRACTIONS

Cape Spear National Historic Site Commissariat House Fort Amherst Signal Hill Newfoundland Museum C. A. Pippy Park Quidi Vidi Battery Basilica of St. John the Baptist Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University James O'Mara Pharmacy Museum

AIRPORT INFORMATION

(709) 758-8500

RADIO STATIONS

VOCM 590 AM OZ FM 94.7 FM

TOURISM OFFICE

Tourist Information Centre, City Hall (902) 576-8455

TOURISM WEB SITE

www. city.st-john.nf. ca

 

Map of Corner Brook & Southern Newfoundland. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Corner Brook & Southern Newfoundland