From a Train to a Dungeon in Bonavista

Some of you may be wondering where we currently are. Well, we are in Canada. More specifically we are in Canada’s most easternly province called Newfoundland and Labrador. The island portion of the province is called Newfoundland and it sits at the most easterly point in North America. One of the most scenic towns in Newfoundland is Bonavista, which was the landing point for John Cabot some 500 years ago.

Though it may look pretty bleak in winter, in summer the town comes alive with tourists, B&Bs, craft shops and museums.

One of the draws of Bonavista is the high chances of seeing an iceberg. These giant moving pieces of ice float down from the frigid Arctic and past Newfoundland on their journey south. The iceberg in the picture above is quite small by icebergs standards and I will share a photo of a larger one in a future blog post.

Fishing still makes up part of the workforce in the town. While we were taking photos on the wharf, a number of fisherman were preparing their vessels for the upcoming season. These boats are as colorful as the town itself and have some very unique names.

The trains haven’t been in operation on the island for decades. This train is on display in the town and gives tourists and locals a chance to look into the past.

Dungeon Provincial Park in Bonavista is centered around the dungeon itself. Here the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic flow in through caves to an opening on the inside. On this day we were lucky enough to see some large pieces of ice floating through the caves as well.

The views from the park are of the rugged coastline and the Atlantic ocean.

Bonavista is a great town to visit, especially in Summer. From the colorful boats and houses to the mighty icebergs, its also a great place for taking photos.



11 thoughts on “From a Train to a Dungeon in Bonavista

  1. Great pictures – especially of the ice burgs! I hope I get to see one some day. Apparently, we’re on the wrong part of the island to see any.

  2. Pingback: Old Buildings in Port Union, Newfoundland | theplaceswevebeen

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