Eastern Region

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Regional Highlights

Trinity Bight Vacation Homes

Discover the Skerwink Trail

Find out why this trail near Port Rexton is one of the best in Canada!

Sunset to Sunrise on the Burin Peninsula

Sunset to Sunrise on the Burin Peninsula

The best places to witness the sunrise and the sunset on the Burin Peninsula, and what to do between them!

Feel on Top of the World in Eastern Newfoundland

Settle in on Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

You’ll hear stories from Skipper Bruce Miller on this boat tour that no one else can tell as you visit three resettled communities.

Woody Island Resort

Woody Island Resort

Woody Island Resort delivers a complete and true Newfoundland outport experience in Placentia Bay.

About the Eastern Region

There are many historic, charming communities, flanked by big blue seas and sheltered coves to be found throughout the eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador. The area was the first part of the New World to be discovered and it stretches from John Cabot's historical 1497 landing place on the Bonavista Peninsula to the gateway of France, the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, which can be reached by a short ferry trip from the Burin Peninsula.

The eastern region also lays claim to scenic driving trails and several provincial parks, where you can camp, hike and boat, surrounded by sweeping coastal landscapes.

Centuries ago, towns in the eastern region once rivalled St. John's as the fishing capitals of North America. Today, the pace of life is a little more relaxed, and they instead lay claim to being some of the most historic, beautiful and unique communities on the continent. Here you'll see quaint English architecture, winding streets and breathtaking seascapes, which are perfect for whale, bird and iceberg watching, hikes and boat trips. In this area, you'll find some of the most beautiful walking trails on the island, and they weave through land richly populated with migratory birds like kittiwakes, gannets, great-backed gulls and puffins.

Throughout the entire region, you'll discover a vibrant sense of culture and artistry, and you can step inside the memories of a long-ago time – often by experiencing performance events like the renowned Trinity Pageant. It's all part of the charm and personality of eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

Starting at $720 Per Couple
Experience an exciting Winter get-away. Spend the first night in an efficiency room where you can cook supper or have your meal ordered in advance. Wake in the morning to breakfast before heading out on your rented snowmobiles. Feel the rush as you snowmobile the back country on your guided tour and enjoy a fireside boil up. After a day on the trails, relax in the hot tub, roast marshmallows in the cook house and spend a second night in your cozy room. Breakfast also provided in the morning.
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The Lakeside at Thorburn

Starting at $359 Per Night
Come experience some of the best quadding on the island on the Bonavista Peninsula. Create a one, two, three or more multiday package to experience wildlife and raw nature at its finest in the great Newfoundland outdoors. Experience a traditional Newfoundland boil up on the trail with an open fire alongside one of the many ponds, creeks rivers or the ocean. We use our lodge as the jump off point for our tours and the accommodations on our one and two day packages.
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Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Starting at $2190 Per Person
An escorted vacation of Newfoundland and Labrador conducted by a local guide. Visit the coast of Labrador, the Viking Villages in L’Anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park and Red Bay – all UNESCO World Heritage sites. View icebergs & whales, walk the spectacular coastlines and meet the people of the quaint fishing villages along our north and western coasts. Your local host will regale you with our vibrant history, ecology, culture, language and songs from this unique corner of the planet.
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McCarthy's Party Tours


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  • 3 Days

    The most easterly of Canada's national parks, Terra Nova is a great place to experience some of what makes the Central region special. Then move on to visit the unspoiled beaches and historic sites of Eastport and Newtown.

  • 5 Days

    Spend five days exploring the coastline and rich heritage of this top hiking destination. The award-winning Skerwink trail is a highlight of the area, and there are many other trails for every skill level. The Bonavista Peninsula is a vibrant part of the province, where you'll never be short of things to do or be far from a delicious meal.

  • 6 Days

    The eastern region is packed with adventure - from the Burin Peninsula, teeming with communities as unique as the dialects within, to the Bonavista Peninsula, where John Cabot landed in 1497. Visit the picturesque town of Trinity, dive into history in Grand Bank at the Seamen's Museum or hop the ferry to a little piece of France, just 20 kilometres away.

  • Eastern
    230 km
    There are three gateways to the Discovery Trail. You can take the west entrance from the Trans-Canada Highway onto Route 233 at Port Blandford; the central entrance near Thorburn Lake at Route 230; or the eastern entrance onto Route 230A at Clarenville. On this trip, we'll take the eastern route through Clarenville, loop up through Trinity and Port Union to Bonavista, and then cruise down the western shore to Port Blandford.
  • Eastern
    463 km
    The Heritage Run is steeped in colorful 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.