Eastern Region

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Eastern Region


This smaller region of Newfoundland, extends from the northern tip of the Bonavista Peninsula southward to the tip of the Burin Peninsula.





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Eastern Region Map


This region is most famous for:

Historical sites and regions including John Cabot’s landfall in 1497.

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Statute marking John Cabot’s landfall in 1497












Bonavista is home port to the replica of the 15th century ship ‘Matthew’ sailed by John Cabot in 1497, and several Heritage Sites are open for visitation near the harbour.

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site features tours if the 1843 lighthouse and puffins are easily viewed nesting on the rocks offshore.

Historic Trinity features 2 historic sites and a living history museum.

Fortune features 540 million-year-old fossils in exposed low cliffs and an interpretation centre. The ferry service to the Miquelon Islands (France) is located in Fortune.

Burin features exhibits on the 1929 TIdal Wave and Captain James Cook, who once watched for privateers and smugglers as he charted the coast from 1763-67.


Places to Eat, Stay and Play

Replica of Matthew in Bonavistra

Replica of Matthew in Bonavista

Overlooking historic Trinity

Overlooking historic Trinity