Eastern Region

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Regional Highlights

Discover the Skerwink Trail

Discover the Skerwink Trail

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

Port Union National Historic District

Port Union National Historic District

Port Union, on the Bonavista Peninsula, has a very unique history in Newfoundland (and North America) as the only union built town to date. This national historic district preserves this claim to fame.

The Historic Sites of Trinity

The Historic Sites of Trinity

Trinity boasts an amazing array of historic sites and heritage experiences in one of the province’s most beautiful communities.

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!

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 $2017 Per Person
Multi-region
Newfoundland is one of the world's truly authentic places, and this 10 night, cross island self-driving tour takes in all the highlights. Expect to see spectacular scenery, vibrant culture and an abundance of wildlife.

Value Add - To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday - enjoy complimentary entrance to All National Park Sites!

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $160 Per Couple
The fall season offers beautiful colours, super pods of dolphins, amazing lunge feeding by minke whales and the occasional humpback or fin whale. A three hour tour viewing spectacular marine scenery, whales, dolphins and bald eagles, complete with a cookies and coffee break on our custom built Zodiac.
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Sea of Whales Adventures

Starting at $160 Per Couple
Two nights accommodations in a cozy cabin with an air-massage tub, full kitchen & living room, comfortable queen bed and a fireplace. Included is a bottle of wine and wine glasses. Bring your pet for $10.00 more.

Sunday to Thursday, Jan 1-May 18/17 Be sure to mention package name when booking or if booking online.

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By d' Bay Cabins

Starting at $2190 Per Person
Multi-region
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

Starting at $160 Per Couple
A three hour tour viewing spectacular marine scenery, whales, icebergs, bald eagles and nesting sea birds complete with tea with the icebergs and whales on our custom built Zodiac. Tea includes a variety of hot and cold beverages, locally made baked goods and the opportunity to taste a piece of an iceberg!
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Sea of Whales Adventures

Starting at $259 Per Person
This is a two night accommodations / three day package featuring guided Zodiac or kayak tour, nature hike, historical three hour walk around Trinity and an evening play featured at the Rising Tide Theatre.
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Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Starting at $2519 Per Person
Multi-region
History, scenery, culture and eccentric characters will all play an important role in your journey through Newfoundland and Labrador. Be inspired by the vivid streets of St. John’s, awed by the coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean, and uplifted by the notorious hospitality of the people who want you to love their home as much as they do.

From St. John’s, you will partake on a cross-island adventure to the coast of Labrador, visiting rural communities and small fishing villages along the way.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1339 Per Person
Multi-region
Explore the east and west coast of the island in this truly unforgettable 8-night self-drive adventure. Celebrate the vivid beauty of Canada’s youngest and most easterly province. This cross-island getaway promises breath-taking scenery and unforgettable hospitality, a trip not to be missed!

Package includes expert travel advice, 8 nights’ accommodation, 8 day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, one hour Gros Morne orientation, a Lighthouse Picnic and admission to The Rooms.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $2258 Per Person
Multi-region
This 14 night, self-driving itinerary starts and finishes in St. John’s & takes in all the highlights that Newfoundland has to offer. A 10,000-year history, deep fjords, majestic icebergs, an abundance of wildlife, expansive wilderness & mountains together with its famous hospitality, Newfoundland & Labrador has it all! It captivates the hearts and imaginations of visitors far and wide.

Value Add - To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday enjoy complimentary admission to All National Park Sites.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $1419 Per Person
Multi-region
The title says it all - with more than 29,000 kilometres of coastline, there are plenty of vantage points to see the true stars of this package, the whales, birds and bergs!

Package includes expert travel advice, 7 nights’ accommodation, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, two whale watching boat tours, St. John’s city tour, and admission to select museums and attractions.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $4595 Per Person
Multi-region
The tour company that brought you the original Eco-Culture Experience is back with a journey into the kitchens of our new cuisine. CapeRace has dreamed up 8 days for the gut-foundered that include stays in the coastal foodie hotbed of St. John’s, the Bonavista Peninsula & the famed Fogo Island Inn. Emphasis is on the local- local inspirations and local people doing extraordinary things with traditional ingredients. Along the way you’ll see whales & icebergs, coastal villages & lighthouses.
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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $160 Per Couple
A three hour tour viewing spectacular marine scenery, whales, icebergs, bald eagles and nesting sea birds complete with tea with the whales on our custom built Zodiac. Tea includes a variety of hot and cold beverages and locally made baked goods.
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Sea of Whales Adventures

Starting at $269 Per Person
A two night / three day package featuring guided Zodiac or kayak tour, nature hike, historical three hour tour & an evening play featured at the Rising Tide Theatre. Visit the local churches, Lester Garland Premises, The Cooperage &the Brown Family Forge plus a guided walking tour that features the local lore. Do a self guided hike of the Skirwink Trail, a 5.5 km hike in Trinity East rated one of the top ten trails in Canada. Check out the trails here www.hikediscovery.com
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Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Starting at $975 Per Person
Multi-region
Whether you arrive or depart Newfoundland via St. John’s, our five day tour will bring you to sites where birds congregate, whales relentlessly pursue their supper, a culture comes alive & North America’s easternmost city thrives around a harbour filled with ships & history. Then to Trinity & Bonavista where gorgeous outports serve as a backdrop to theatre & museums telling our history. We will fill the days you are in the province with as many memories & experiences as you can absorb.

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Linkum Tours

Starting at $1000 CDN
Multi-region
Groups of six to ten now have a guided tour of Western Newfoundland. Our Mercedes Sprinter and Driver/Guide will see that you experience everything this region has to offer. From your pick-up at Deer Lake airport, accommodations at Marble Inn Resort to the Blomidon Mountains in Western Newfoundland Serpentine Valley and all the sights of Gros Morne National Park. Create a daily itinerary that hits as many travel goals as time permits.
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Explore Newfoundland

Starting at $3313 Per Person
Multi-region
Where the stories, tales & traditions are filled with old-world charm. There’s no better way to soak it all up than through authentic encounters and hands-on learning experiences – the kind that leads to a true understanding of the living, breathing culture & traditions that exist in every corner of NL.

This packages delivers the very best of what NL has to offer. Highlights include; St. John's, Trinity, Twillingate, Fogo Island Inn, Quirpon Island as well as Gros Morne National Park.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $100 Per Person
Ride on a zodiac tour to see whales up close and personal plus other marine wildlife like dolphins, porpoises, seals, eagles, turres & murres plus puffins. Icebergs are also viewable in season. After your experience of a lifetime, relax at Skipper Bob's café and enjoy a $20 gift certificate towards food at the Lodge or let us pack you a bag lunch to hike the Skirwink Trail rated one of the top ten trails in Canada! Or enjoy a sunset kayak trip at half price. We use tandem kayaks.
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Trinity Eco-tours

Starting at $6 Per Person
The landscape around Cape Bonavista is described as desolate and barren. However, it is rich with life. Take a walk around the Cape with our staff and explore the diversity of life. Depending on the season you’ll get a chance to taste some of the berries found in the area such as partridgeberries and blueberries. The Cape is also a great place for iceberg spotting, bird watching, and whale watching. You might even see puffins as they take off from their dens on a nearby island, only metres away.
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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Starting at $2490 Per Person
Multi-region
The key we give you to three restored coastal homes unlocks more than doors. It opens what National Geographic Traveler calls “one of the world’s most transformative travel experiences.” Meet the local characters whose spirit and wit gives their neighbours endless glee. With our home-grown guide book written for the trip and an unlimited distance vehicle, find the places you want to see, get close to wildlife, and hike trails to pristine spots that transform the spirit.
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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $259 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 $1144 Per Person
Multi-region
A opportunity to experience the best of what the East Coast of Newfoundland has to offer, This 6 night self driving tour hits all the highlights and offers a chance to see rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Value Add - To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday - enjoy complimentary entrance to All National Park Sites.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $60 Per Person
This two hour hike is led by a biologist/educator and takes you to a secluded spot near Bonavista. The scenery will leave you in awe as we hike past seven puffin colonies close to the trail. Fill your lungs with the sea breeze as you learn about the geology, plants and animals that form this amazing coastline. Guests receive a free high definition puffin photo (via email) and checklist of things we expect to see on the trail. We also provide a telescope for your puffin viewing pleasure.
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Tuckamore Discoveries

Starting at $900 CDN
Multi-region
Explore Newfoundland offers a premier "expedition" sea kayaking tour. We offer excursions for the beginner to the advanced Sea Kayaker. Our offering extends to the tip of the Northern Peninsula at Quirpon Island Lighthouse Inn to the South Coasts Sandy Banks Park and East to Notre Dame Bay. Our guides are BCU Senior Instructors and four star certified. We provide the transport, the kayaks and the expertise to make your experience safe yet exhilarating. One, to five day tours available.
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Explore Newfoundland

Starting at $375 Per Person
Get in touch with your artistic side in a fun and relaxing Paint the Bay stay with artist Chris Ricketts and go home with your own unique piece of art.

Includes a 2 night stay in one of our cool theme rooms, delicious meals and paint class. You'll also have free time to explore the area or hike some of the great trails on our peninsula. If you enjoy photography, you'll love the scenic coastlines here!

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Round Da Bay Inn

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 $4609 Per Person
Multi-region
Newfoundland and Labrador is often referred to as “the rock," but don’t let that rugged exterior fool you, there’s a tranquil, calming, soft side to the province as well.

We’ve designed this package especially for those who want an opportunity to catch their breath in the freshest air, with a hint of mist from the sea. Spend your days exploring magical coastlines and your evenings enjoying some of the province’s most luxurious accommodations, including three nights at Fogo Island Inn.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1319 Per Person
Multi-region
Wander the streets of one of North America’s oldest cities and you’ll find your heart lifted with the jellybean colours of heritage houses and by the wit and warmth of the people who live here. When it’s time to get away, you’ll head to the outports where the sea still plays an important role in everyday life. The scene here is quieter and slower, but you’ll find the welcoming attitude of the locals and the endless ocean views better than any big-city amenity.
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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1409 Per Person
Multi-region
Two vacations in one - Newfoundland and France! A mere 25 kilometres off the southeast coast of Newfoundland you will find the French Islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. This 7-night self-drive package includes expert travel advice, 7-nights' accommodation at selected properties, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, admission to The Rooms and guided tours of St. John's and Saint-Pierre. Enjoy the beauty and culture of two unforgettable places in this tale of two islands.
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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.