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Ferryland | Newfoundland and Labrador

Ferryland NL

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Colony of Avalon Foundation

It was in 1612 that the Colony of Avalon was first established by Sir George Calvert, and today, it is known for being North America’s best-preserved early English colonial site.

Colony of Avalon Foundation

Map of Ferryland in 1693; By Fitzburgh – From D.W. Prowse, A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records, 2nd edition (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1896)

There is so much to explore and discover, but no need to feel overwhelmed.

Make the Visitor Centre your first stop—the exhibit is a great introductory start to your adventure. The Archaeology Lab is next, where the knowledgeable staff go through thousands of newly unearthed artifacts each week. A friendly guide will then take you to meet the archaeologists themselves! Finally, take in the fresh air as you walk around the Heritage Gardens.

Colony of Avalon Foundation

If you can register in advance—mandatory, as space is limited—for either the half or full-day dig programs, you’ll get to dig with the crew!

Photo: http://colonyofavalon.ca/tour/; Google Maps, Bryan Vanderkruk

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Southern Shore Folk Arts Council & Dinner Theatre

The Southern Shore, Folk Arts Council, is a non-profit organization that uses the arts to promote the Irish Newfoundland Culture of the Southern Shore.

Southern Shore Folk Arts Council & Dinner Theatre

Their Dinner Theatre changes every year, but as the name suggests, it involves a three-course meal for dinner and a theatre show for entertainment! Basically, you’re guaranteed to have a fun, memorable night.

Photos: Google Street View; https://www.facebook.com/SouthernShoreFolkArtsCouncil/

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Lighthouse Picnics

The beautiful lighthouse itself dates back to 1870—and is still operational today, though now automated—and Lighthouse Picnics was founded in 2003.

There is no better place to have a picnic out with your family and friends. Available to purchase are various sandwiches, their signature Lighthouse Salad, and a dessert menu of cakes and cookies! Only fresh, high-quality ingredients are used, which means you have the perfect snacks to munch and savour as you try to catch a glimpse of a passing whale (yes, an actual whale—if you’re lucky).

Delicious food and stunning views—it really can’t get much better.

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/lighthousepicnics

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Sullivan’s Song House

Sullivan’s Song House was founded by Sean Sullivan and takes place in the cozy kitchen of his home, where he is joined by a guest musician. For two whole hours, you’ll get to experience pure, musical joy.  Most—if not all—of Sean’s songs are inspired by his childhood and Irish-Newfoundland heritage.

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Keep in mind that the Songhouse is only open from June to October. Check out Sullivan’s Songhouse website for more information regarding the schedule, tickets, and featured musicians!

Photos: Google Street View; http://sullivanssonghouse.com/

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Holy Trinity Catholic Church

The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church was constructed between 1863 to 1865 and became a Registered Heritage Structure in 1995. It is one of NL’s few stone churches that still stands today. Specifically, it is of a Gothic Revival style. You can find beauty not only in the church itself but also in the surrounding area, as you get an unbelievable view of Ferryland Harbour, The Pool, and the meadows of The Downs and Ferryland Head!

Original features like the pitched gabled roof and the arched gothic windows deserve to be admired in person and up close.

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Southern Shore Shamrock Festival

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Since 1986, the Shamrock Festival has been an annual event that is greatly anticipated by both performers and visitors alike. Each year, passionate musicians set the stage alight and bring the crowd to life by sharing their talent. The resulting love from the community has made the Shamrock Festival one of the most famous music festivals on the island.

Southern Shore Shamrock Festival

With live music blasting and everyone singing along, you’re bound to have a good—and culturally fulfilling—time.

Photos: Google Maps, Greg Sherman, Nelson Hickey

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A Wilder Experience

For those who love fun, outdoor adventures, A Wilder Experience is something you’re sure to be interested in. You can go on exciting, tourism-based excursions throughout the province and Canadian Arctic. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure or a group trip—and regardless of your experience level—A Wilder Experience has something for everyone: sea kayaking, pack rafting, whale watching zodiac tours, and more!

You won’t just see the beauty of the land (and sea!), you’ll experience it.

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/exploreAWE

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