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 $1860 Per Person
Multi-region
Culinary Getaway to St. John's. A compact extended weekend full of great food, local music and outdoor fresh-air adventures all within the city limits. Arrive Thursday, experience 3 nights of culinary intrigue, great coastal hiking and walking and a unique music scene unmatched anywhere. We’ve made the hard-to-secure reservations, booked your car and prepared Hares Ears Cottage located in the Outer Battery Village; a spot that Conde Nast Traveler calls "The Most Beautiful Place in Canada".

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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $335 Per Family
Create great family memories Lakeside.

Experience a Newfoundland family vacation at The Lakeside at Thorburn. Enjoy a 2 night stay in our motel with private hot tub time. Have some family fun with an attractions package. Race around the go-cart track; sail the lake in a canoe or row boat; spend the day at the beach or enclosed pools; play some mini golf; and tour the park in our land train. End the day with a BBQ and fire in the cook house. Discover Life...Lakeside. You deserve it!

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The Lakeside at Thorburn

Starting at $1709 Per Person
Multi-region
Explore 9000 years of human history!

The rich and diverse human history of Newfoundland and Labrador is unlike anywhere else in the world. This self-drive tour will guide you to a series of Historic Sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites representing all the cultures who have lived here – from the oldest known burial mound in North America to some of the earliest European settlements and industries in North America.

Observe archaeologists uncovering the past before your very eyes!

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Maxxim Vacations

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. Staying at our lodge you can visit the local churches Anglican and Catholic to view their historical significance in a community that made its living form the sea plus related historical sites. A guided walking tour is included that will reveal all of these features and more of the local lore.
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Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Starting at $100 Per Person
Indulge your senses with a guided hike on the award winning Skerwink Trail, followed by a delicious meal at the Twine Loft.

Join Trinity Bay Tours on this breathtaking coastal trail, where you will enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the rich Boreal Forest and stunning coastline. After the hike, enjoy a fabulous dinner in the converted fishing rooms of the Twine Loft. Lounge with a specialty rhubarb cocktail on their deck, and enjoy stunning views of the water and surrounding bay.

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Trinity Bay Tours

Starting at $4275 Per Person
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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 $25 Per Person
Tag along with a Geology Interpreter, enjoy a leisurely van ride to explore the Pre-cambrian/Cambrian boundary at the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve, and enjoy a light snack enjoying the scenery near the Fortune Head lighthouse station. To conclude your tour, access a free admission pass to the Fortune Head Geology Centre and browse through our extensive collection of rocks and minerals - taking a step back in geologic time. Got time? We got 4.54 billion years for you to explore.
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Fortune Head Geology Centre

Starting at $1349 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, a Lighthouse Picnic, and admission to select museums and attractions.

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Maxxim Vacations

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 $1390.00 Per Person
Sing your heart out in this 5 day cultural adventure of fun & learning in a magical place; Port Rexton on the Bonavista Peninsula. Designed for all skill levels and with expert leadership, the program enables personal growth and contribution through group singing in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be daily opportunities to hike the Skirwink Trail, enjoy morning yoga & local cuisine and inhale the restorative vapors! The adventure concludes with a song sharing evening at the Garrick Theatre.
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Growing the Voices: Festival 500

Starting at $89 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 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 apply your credit to a two hour kayak tour. We use tandem kayaks.
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Trinity Eco-tours

 

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  • 3 Days
    A three-day excursion of easy to moderate hikes on the Bonavista Peninsula centered in Trinity, home of the famous Seasons in the Bight theatre festival.
  • 4 Days
    In 1497, the Italian explorer John Cabot landed at Cape Bonavista and set off a five-century rush for the huge shoals of codfish he discovered. As it turned out, the spot where he landed developed into a major fishing centre whose history is told at a National Historic Site in the town of Bonavista. The whole of the area was consumed with catching, curing and shipping fish to market. The story took some surprising turns along the way to today.
  • 3 Days
    Churchill may not have been the first to use the words in the title above to describe the small boat fishermen of Newfoundland and Labrador, but he did make the phrase famous. Fishing remains a way of life here, and on this two-day tour we'll visit Bonavista and Grand Bank to explore 500 years of our seafaring history.
  • 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.