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Brigus

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Wake up to a stunningly beautiful harbour. Take a leisurely hike around charming streets sloping up into green cliffs. Then, stop for a slice of homemade blueberry cheesecake.

Brigus is a picture postcard, a lovely town, reminiscent of the quaintness often found in European villages. Even the name “Brigus” is derived from “Brickhouse,” an old English town, pronounced with a flavour only found in this part of North America.

Here in Brigus – just 1 hour outside of the capital city of St. John's – history thrives. The town's well-kept old-style architecture, rustic stone walls, lush, green gardens and winding narrow lanes are reflective of its English, Irish and Welsh heritage.

Take the opportunity to visit Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site, the former home of Captain Bob Bartlett who was hailed as the greatest ice navigator of the 20th century. This historic gem has been revived into a monument of the Captain's northern expeditions and his simple way of life.

Brigus is more than just a scenic and historic place. Every summer, our little community comes alive with the hugely popular annual Blueberry Festival. Over 12,000 visitors from all over the world come to enjoy three days of music, traditional food, dancing, fireworks, and, of course, blueberries. Sing and dance. Shop and relax. Fill your belly with the sweetest wild berry fixin's in the world.

Getting Here:

Brigus is located approximately 80 kilometres or one hour from the capital city of St. John's. There are two ways to access the town: either along Route 1, or via the Admiral's Coast Route 60 west from St. John's, which carries travellers through other scenic communities along Conception Bay.

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