Avalon Region

WWII Gunsite

Bell Island

Jan 1 - Dec 31

Overlooking Conception Bay and the ferry landing, a battery of coastal guns that were operated by the Newfoundland militia or home defense. During WWII, these guns were fired on German U-boats. During the attacks on ore boats anchored in the Tickle on September 5th and November 2nd, these guns provided a sense of security for the sailors and residents of Bell Island. Today they represent a sense of our history and past as it relates to Bell Island's part during World War 11.

Locations & Dates

  • Beach Hill, Bell Island
  • 47.6304, -52.9270
  • Jan 1 - Dec 31