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Petty Harbour | Newfoundland and Labrador

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Home Town of Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle, the frontman of the iconic folk-rock band Great Big Sea, was born in Petty Harbour in 1969. Alan wrote about his childhood in Petty Harbour in his book Where I Belong.

“My mother, my father, and just about all my uncles played music probably a hundred days of every year…. [a]fter all, we were Doyles, we carried music in our blood.”

He returns to Petty Harbour a few times a year, often to play music for local concerts.

 

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Tiny Town with No Sidewalks

Visit the small, picturesque fishing town without sidewalks. Wander around and take in the calm air of this hidden gem. Relax. Turn off your cell phone and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The name “Petty Harbour” is the anglicized form of the French name “Petite Havre” meaning Small Harbour.

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Fishing for Success

Recommended by PHYLLIS WEIR

The fishing families of Petty Harbour have kept their harbour free of gill nets. Even today, cod is fished by hand, one by one with a single line and hook.

You can experience this proud tradition. Even learn how to find the location of a fishing berth that has been kept secret from father to son for generations.

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5 (2 votes)

Cribbies Park & Community Garden

Recommended by MARY HOWLETT

Lovely place to view the harbour. Look at the boats coming in. Nice picnic area.

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4 (3 votes)

Mini Aquarium

The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is a seasonal catch-and-release public aquarium. Come to the Aquarium to touch and feel all the amazing creatures that live just below the surface.

The best part about the Mini Aquarium is that they release the animals back to the ocean where they were collected.

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5 (1 vote)

Herbie’s Olde Shoppe

Herbie’s Olde Shoppe is a heritage craft shop located in Weir’s General Store a Petty Harbour business since 1933. The old General Store ambience and the original interior remain, only the merchandise has changed.

Today the shelves are filled with crafts of distinction made by Newfoundland artisans and craftspeople.

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waterShed Coffee Shop

Recommended by LaMarta EBasta

The coffee shop is right by the water. You can sit outside and enjoy the view.

Wharf side served espresso & brewed coffees, teas, local baking, and fresh fare in a fisherman’s shed. Small works of local art & craft.

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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada was designated as historically significant in 1962 for the age and the architecture of the historic lighthouse.

Stark white Cape Spear Lighthouse pierces a sky swirling with seabirds atop a craggy headland. It overlooks a vast expanse of indigo ocean where glittering processions of icebergs glide by, Humpback whales breach and pods of porpoises send misty spouts into the Atlantic air. On Canada’s easternmost point of land, the historic Cape Spear Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador, offers a glimpse into the lives of 19th-century lighthouse keepers and their families.

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4 (2 votes)

Chafe’s Landing Restaurant

Chafe’s Landing has the best seafood chowder in Newfoundland. The cod tacos and fish & chips are also very good. The fish and chips made with cod are like seafood candy.

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East Coast Trail

The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout.

Experience abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world’s southernmost caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.

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Tinkers Ice Cream Shop

Recommended by GERARD

Petty Harbour’s first-ever ice cream parlour. Tinkers Ice Cream Shop features all kinds of great flavour combinations in cones, sundaes and shakes.

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Harbor Lookout Point

The unforgettable view of the ocean. Relax and enjoy.

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North Atlantic Ziplines

We have been zipping since 2010! We promise a memorable day along some of the wildest coastlines in the world.

Soar along the rugged shore and view the Petty Harbour from 10 zip lines ranging from 300 to 2,200 feet in length. Sometimes you can even see whales jumping in the ocean below.

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Powerhouse

Recommended by AGATHA STACK

Wondering if the hydroelectric generating plant allows visitors. It’s one of the oldest generating plants in Canada – it was constructed in 1898. And one of very few of that vintage that is still functional.

It was Newfoundland’s first hydroelectric generating plant. Interesting looking building from the outside.

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Ocean Quest Adventures

Recommended by ELAINE SULLIVAN

Ocean Quest is an award-winning Adventure Resort. We offer SCUBA Charters and training, Adventure expeditions, Whale and Iceberg Tours, Kayaking and BBQ Cruises.

As one of the East Coast of Canada’s premier scuba diving facilities, we offer quality service for the recreational, technical and cave diving community.

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ShoreLark by the Sea

Recommended by DAVID GREEN

ShoreLark by the Sea offers two unique, well-appointed vacation rentals. For a sea-side getaway…or a fabulous ‘home away from home’ to use as a base while you explore the area ShoreLarkers enjoy the unique experience of living by the sea in an active 500-year-old fishing village…

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Petty Harbour | Newfoundland and Labrador

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