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Fogo & Change Islands

Nicole's Café, Fogo Island
Hiking to the Long Studio, Fogo Island
Sandy Cove Beach, Tilting, Fogo Island
The Community of Tilting, Fogo Island
Punts on Fogo Island
Fishing Stages, Stores and Slipways on Change Islands

Brimstone Head, Fogo, a piece of rocky landscape jutting into the sky. The Flat Earth Society believes this is one of the four corners of the Earth. Standing at the top, facing the Atlantic, you can see why. It's a site well worth the venture; a place that draws people in – especially during the music and fun of the unique, annual, summer Brimstone Head Festival.

Fogo Island, the largest island on Newfoundland and Labrador's vast coast is home to 11 communities – each with its own distinctive flare and allure. The town of Tilting was first settled by the Irish back in the 18th century and is now a National Historic Site of Canada. Here, you can wander through the tall, lush grasses and run your fingers over the red paint of old fishing rooms. It's an inspirational and historic place that has been restored and maintained to its original splendour. Creative traditions of music, dance and storytelling run strong throughout the island, which is also home to a renowned annual theatre festival hosted by World’s End Theatre Company.

Unsurprisingly, the town and the island attracts acclaimed artists from far and wide, particularly drawn to the region’s residency programs and the chance to work in incredible, modern studios built into Mother Nature’s architecture of sea and stone. The artists’ residency initiative is part of the Shorefast Foundation’s ongoing project to revitalize and preserve Fogo Island’s cultural traditions through modern projects encompassing art, heritage, geotourism and entrepreneurship. The foundation has already succeeded in putting Fogo Island on the international map – the cutting edge design of the studios has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian and World Architecture News. But perhaps the most talked-about initiative is the luxury hotel – the Fogo Island Inn. This 29-room property offers guests “room to dream” in the oceanside setting of Joe Batt’s Arm. It features a rooftop spa, library, high-end personal service and luxe décor based on local traditions.

In Tilting, at the Lane House Museum and The Dwyer Premises, learn about our heritage and the fishing industry. Then, investigate the drying racks at Keefe's Stage. Set up your tent and sink your toes in the white sand of Sandy Cove Beach. Walk the trails throughout the island and catch a glimpse of caribou herds grazing along the rolling hills. Stay, hike and enjoy the festivities you'll only find at the edge of the earth!

Across the glistening waters of Notre Dame Bay stand the beautifully formed shores of Change Islands. Humpback whales migrate through these waters and icebergs drift along the currents down Iceberg Alley. As seabirds soar overhead, you can relax in the salty ocean breeze and look out over the sights on the ferry ride from Farewell.

Fogo Puntrace

Change Islands has one small community, the Town of Change Islands, nestled along a narrow tickle and causeway. It's part of The Great Fogo Island Punt Race To There and Back, an annual boat race that spans 10 km across the open Atlantic Ocean. On Change Islands, meander around historic buildings, over granite outcroppings, and past the greenest grasses and gardens. Small community charm and rich fishing culture combine with a prominent sense of history to make this place a tourist and artist's paradise. It's also home to a Newfoundland pony refuge.

On these islands off an island, we've retained our culture and much of our ancestors' dialect. We've treasured our land and nurtured our history to create a place all our own.

Getting Here:

The ferry service that runs from Farewell on Route 235, a northeasterly point in central Newfoundland on the Road to the Isles scenic driving route, sails visitors to Change Islands in 25 minutes. The crossing from Farewell to Fogo Island is approximately 50 minutes.

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Helpful Links

Official Fogo Island Website

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Starting at $1495 Per Couple
It’s soon time to go fishing! Fish in Newfoundland means Cod – the humble fish that changed the world. The dates for the much-awaited 2014 recreational fishery are July 19 to August 10, 2014 and September 20 to September 28, 2014. Join us at the Fogo Island Inn to experience a time when Newfoundlanders and visitors alike are able to reconnect with Newfoundland’s roots and participate in a fishery that has shaped lives and culture.
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Starting at $1275 Per Couple

A Canadian Thanksgiving getaway (Oct. 10-13): Chef McDonald joins forces with Ontario’s urban & rural culinary influencers for a luxury long weekend of fine food and chefs’ dialogue on the edge of the Earth, Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

Featuring : Jamie Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy Kitchens; Chef Chris McDonald, Cava; Chef Alex Molitz, Meadow Sweet Farm; and Chef Ryan Crawford, Gastrohomestead.

They all arrive in time for Fogo Island's Partridgeberry Festival.

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