Discovery Trail

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Index of Discovery Trail Members

Artisan Inn and Vacation Homes

Trinity is the place to stay when exploring the Discovery Trail/Bonavista Peninsula. Artisan Inn offers a resort-like setting on the seaside and provides a tranquil contrast to everyday routine. Minutes away from the Skerwink Trail. Choose from activities in Trinity like hiking, sea kayaking, whale, bird and iceberg watching, fine dining, music or theatre, museums and shopping local. The Artisan Inn's dining room the Twine Loft offers a waterside culinary experience during set seating times.

T: +1 (709) 464 3377

T: +1 (877) 464 7700

T: +1 (709) 464 3377 (Off Season)

T: +1 (877) 464 7700 (toll free)

E: [email protected] 

Aspen by the Sea Cottages

Aspen by the Sea Cottages is a 3 ½ star year-round family owned business. Along with each cottage having an ocean view, guests are merely seconds from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Relax during your rural retreat on your private patio and watch the sunset over the sea. We are centrally located on the Northern side of the Discovery Trail making it the perfect home base for shopping in Clarenville, hiking in Port Rexton, and enjoying the arts in Trinity. Pet-friendly accommodations are available.

T: +1 (709) 467 5219

T: +1 (709) 427 6110

T: +1 (877) 921 5219 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

Bare Mountain Coffee House

Bare Mountain Coffee House is an independently owned, waterfront coffeehouse located in Clarenville, NL. Here you will find organic fair trade coffee, specialty locally foraged teas and all your favourite espresso-based beverages. Bare Mountain also serves up freshly-made baked goods, gourmet sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. We source the freshest local ingredients so you can enjoy the great tastes our province has to offer and always do our best to partner with and support local.

T: (709) 466 2888

E: [email protected]

Bonabooch Kombucha

Bonabooch Kombucha Co. is a small-batch kombucha company with a mission to produce the best tasting handcrafted kombucha you’ve ever had. In our kombucha, we only use the highest quality locally foraged and organic ingredients to create a uniquely delicious, sparkling tea. Join us for some booch on tap or a bottle to go. In our retail space, you will also find a variety of other locally foraged herbs, teas and foods. Bonabooch is part of Artisans at Work - Atlantic ÉCONOMUSÉE® Network.

T: (709) 468 7789

E: [email protected]

Bonavista Adventure Tours​

It is important that our tours are enjoyable and fun rather than merely information. Each tour has been created with an element of adventure in mind. We are a relatively new company, with a fresh take on guiding, and will provide a friendlier, personal touch. Because of the small size of our groups (10 – 15 people). You received a truly authentic experience. We want to help you get the most out of your time in Bonavista, by focusing our tours around highlights of the area.

T: +1 (709) 470 8687

T: +1 (709) 468 6238

E: [email protected]

Bonavista Biennale Inc

Join us in 2021 for a unique art experience on the Bonavista Peninsula, bringing local history and traditional culture together with contemporary visual art. This multi-site, month-long festival is held every two years during August/September. Contemporary works by Newfoundland and Labrador, other Canadian and international artists are at a variety of indoor and outdoor sites around the Peninsula. Visitors experience art in outport communities, heritage sites and spectacular landscapes.

T: (709) 218 7709

E: [email protected]

Bonavista Living/Bonavista Creative

Bonavista Creative hopes to foster and promote new and unique businesses that will contribute to the local economy, thereby enhancing the community. Bonavista Living has acquired more than 50 of Bonavista’s residential heritage properties to restore and rejuvenate them to their original glory. Working together, they are injecting new life into Bonavista through opportunities within the community.

T: (709) 468-8696

E: [email protected]

Bonavista Puffin & Whale Boat Tours Ltd.

Offering a season to voyage around the Historic Cape Bonavista. View Atlantic Puffins and numerous seabirds. Enjoy the wonder of 10,000 year old Icebergs making their way through iceberg alley. See where John Cabot discovered Newfoundland on his Ship the Matthew. View whales as they frolic and breach of our rocky coast with breathtaking rock formation like the Dungeon and the Stacks at Spillers Cove. Find us at the Matthew Legacy Building on Roper Street.

T: +1 (709) 468 4838

T: +1 (709) 682 6707

E: [email protected] 

By d'Bay Cabins

Luxury pet-friendly cottages, beautifully landscaped on 2 acres bordering Terra Nova National Park. Extensively equipped kitchens, king/queen beds, 11 air-massage tubs, covered decks with BBQ, Newfoundland artwork. Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. Nearby - hiking, kayaking, boat tours and platinum golf course. Centrally located to tour Eastport Peninsula (Kittiwake Coast) and Bonavista Peninsula (Discovery Trail) 1 ¼ hrs – Gander, 2 ¼ hrs – St. John’s.

T: +1 (709) 543 2637

T: +1 (709) 766 0605

E: [email protected] 

Champney's West Heritage Group

The Champney’s West Heritage Group Incorporated (CWHG) is a nonprofit public entity incorporated under the corporations act of Newfoundland and Labrador and headquartered in the community of Champney’s West. The main order of business is to promote the cultural heritage of the community and the region. The undertakings of the CWHG are charitable and beneficial to the community and the region.

T: (709) 464-2173

E: [email protected]

Dock Marina Restaurant, Craft Store and Boat Tours

Our Waterfront restaurant specializes in seafood and traditional dishes. Also today's favourite foods. Local Deserts. Gallery and Craft Shop has a large selection of local paintings, photographs and quality crafts. Boat tours to see whales, icebergs and seabirds. Sealskin products, hooked rugs, jewelry, glassworks. check-in with us for nightly music.

T: +1 (709) 464 2133

T: +1 (709) 464 7019

E: [email protected]

​Clarenville Inn

Clarenville's only 4 Star hotel and recipient of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellent for 2015 & 2016. Enjoy a culturally rich and vibrant region when you stay at Clarenville Inn. Centrally located to access the Bonavista, Burin and Avalon Peninsulas. Clarenville Inn offers warm hospitality, renovated guest rooms and delectable cuisine. Located minutes from White Hills Ski Resort and Terra Nova National Park. Proud partners of Farm & Market Clarenville, located just West of Clarenville Inn.

T: +1 (709) 466 7911

T: +1 (877) 466 7911 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

East Coast Glow

T: +1 (709) 468 1683

T: +1 (709) 766 0711

E: [email protected]

Farm & Market @ Clarenville Inn

Nestled in Clarenville, the 'Hub of the East Coast', the Farm and Market allows you to take a breather during your travels. 35+ vendors offering baked goods, food demos, artisan products, and more. Family and nutritional programs, live entertainment, and a children's play area are sure to delight! With 6 raised beds growing specialty crops, a modern greenhouse, master consultations, and an operating Elliston style root cellar, there's something for everyone!

T: +1 (709) 425 1704

E: [email protected]

Fisher's Loft Inn

Fishers' Loft is a top-rated, award-winning rural inn with beautiful ocean views. Licensed dining by reservation. Coastal hiking trails, including the famous Skerwink Trail nearby. Icebergs, whales, birds, foxes, moose in season. Binoculars, hiking sticks, award-winning furniture. Art collection. Craft and book shop. Recognized in National Geographic Traveler's Stay List as one of the 15 best places to stay in Canada.

T: +1 (709) 464 3240

T: +1 (877) 464 3240 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

Flower's Cove Hike and Picnic  

Come and allow yourself the opportunity to have an amazing experience of a small, but stunning piece of Canada's most easterly coast. Work up an appetite on the hike and be ready to enjoy a good 'ole' fashioned Newfoundland boil-up of homemade food with a cup of tea made over a fire on the beach.

T: +1 (709) 468 1871

T: +1 (709) 468 6318

E: [email protected]

Gander International Airport Authority

The Gander International Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at the Gander International Airport (CYQX). The Gander International Airport Authority plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Town of Gander and the Central Newfoundland Region.

T: (709) 256-6677

T: (709) 256-6668

Goose Cove Retreat

Let the ocean breeze inspire you in this oceanfront executive vacation home/retreat. Architecturally designed in Newfoundland's traditional style, its 3 distinct pods provide breathtaking views & spacious luxury. A dream kitchen, cedar & stone decks cascading to an ocean floating wharf & a large open living/entertaining area with window seats & a Rumford slate fireplace ensure total relaxation & comfort. Quiet, private setting minutes from the shops, theatre, dining, hiking & boat tours.

T: +1 (709) 682 2682

T: +1 (709) 687 4462

T: +1 (709) 753 0794 (Off Season)

E: [email protected]

Gypsy Sea Adventures

Gypsy Sea Adventure tours offers our guests a number of personalized options with a certified captain who has over 40 years in the Marine Industry. We cater to groups from 4-12 with the option of touring on a 22-foot rigid hull zodiac or a 40-foot motor yacht. Our Intimate Coastline adventures will get you up close and personal to our various wildlife, seascapes and local people. From whales, eagles, icebergs and amazing stories and cuisine, you will leave with a real sense of who we are.

T: (709) 685 6508

T:  (709) 427 8372

T: (709) 685 6508 (Off Season)

T: (866) 466 6803 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

"Harbour Quarters Inn/

Skippers Restaurant"

Fully air-conditioned, 10 rooms, 2 suites, private bath, award-winning furniture, free wi-fi, free parking, gift shop, laundry services, elevator, wheelchair accessible, fully licensed restaurant (Skipper's) with an amazing harbour view. Large patio with outdoor dining, plus many more amenities. Located in the heart of Bonavista, close to The Ryan Premises, Matthew Legacy Building, Mockbeggar Plantation, boat/hiking tours, pubs, trails. Approx. 7-minute drive to beautiful Cape Bonavista/Dungeon.

T: +1 (709) 468 7982

T: +1 (866) 468 7982 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

HI Trinity Skerwink Hostel

Your hosts are a young couple who have combined resources to create the perfect space for travellers. The Skerwink Hostel is a chill, familiar and friendly place with lots of hang out areas and communal spaces. The perfect place to visit, whether you're excited about taking on the Atlantic in a tiny kayak or challenging yourself on the beautiful local hikes, or you'd like to relax, drink tea and watch an iceberg float by.

T: +1 (709) 436 3033

T: +1 (709) 436 3033 (Off Season)

E: [email protected]

"Home from the Sea - John C. Crosbie

Sealers Interpretation Centre"

The John C. Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Centre is the first of its kind in the world. This unique facility features a striking Museum and Art Gallery and a powerful seaside Memorial Statue and Monument. Through art, artifacts and multimedia, the museum vividly brings to life the sealers’ stories. At Porter’s Point, rests the bronze statue of father and son, Reuban and Albert John Crewe, and a Memorial Monument listing all those in the 1914 disaster ensuring these men are never forgotten.

T: +1 (709) 476 3003

E: [email protected]

Lakeside at Thorburn

Campgrounds, motel and family adventure park on Thorburn Lake. All sites have a fire pit, picnic table and water. Offering satellite TV, hot tub, convenience store, a cookhouse, recreation room, snack bar, laundry facilities and comfort station. Go-karts, bouncy castle, playground, wildlife museum, land train, boat rentals, sandy beach, enclosed heated pools, mini-golf, sports, fishing, hiking, snowmobile rentals, guided tours, ice fishing, ice skating, sliding, and snowshoeing. Skiing/golf nearby

T: +1 (709) 427 7668

T: +1 (709) 690 8251

T: +1 (877) 330 3319 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

Matthew Legacy Inc

A truly amazing journey in time. In 1497, a small wooden ship called the Matthew set sail from Bristol, England destined for the Far East. Onboard was the Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto with a crew of around twenty men. Within six weeks, they made landfall. They landed, not as intended in the fabled land of Cathay, but on the shores of the New World. Here, they discovered a treasure that would change the course of history. Come, discover the story of Caboto and his crew.

T: (709) 468-1493

E: [email protected]

Municipality of Trinity Bay North

The Town of Trinity Bay North is a sterling example of four united communities, striving toward a prosperous future economically and socially. We treasure the unique history and cultural identity of Melrose, Port Union, Catalina and Little Catalina, building a future upon the strengths of our past.

T: 709-469-2571

E: [email protected]

Newfoundland Experience Heritage Inns

Experience Newfoundland when visiting with a stay in a heritage property. With eight options throughout Trinity and the Avalon, we offer quality accommodations, local artwork, unique gifts and genuine Newfoundland hospitality.

T: 1-877-464-3698

E: [email protected]

Random Passage Site

It Happened in a Place Like This! Visit the Random Passage Site and take a walk back in time, imagine what life might have been like in a fishing village in the early 1800s. Guided tours of the Site are provided. Be sure to stop in to see what's on the menu in the Tearoom and a line of cultural crafts that are related to the Site that will be a lasting memory of your visit. Be sure to visit Joe's Place the bar where the movie The Grand Seduction was filmed in 2012.

T: +1 (709) 464 2233

T: +1 (709) 464 3599 (Off Season)

E: [email protected]

Rising Tide Theatre

The outdoor anchor event of seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival is The New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant. Since 1993 the pageant has enthralled visitors as we take you on a journey through the town of Trinity and recreate a past filled with laughter and tears. The Trinity Pageant is an outdoor event so be prepared for a walk. It is performed every Wed and Sat at 2pm. The whole summer company will entertain you as our past unfolds in story and song.

T: +1 (709) 464 3232

T: +1 (709) 464 3847

T: +1 (888) 464 3377 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

Rosewood Suites/Rosebud Cottage​

Rosewood Suites, in the heart of the historic town of Trinity, was fully renovated and designed to provide spacious comfort and modern conveniences. This heritage property has nine suites: one 2-bedroom, five 1-bedroom, and three studio suites, each with living room/area, kitchenette for light cooking, and ensuite bathroom. Each suite is uniquely designed for the needs of different guests. All suites provide room to spread out and relax after exploring Trinity and the Bonavista Peninsula.

T: +1 (709) 436 2088

T: +1 (709) 690 1906

E: [email protected] 

Round Da Bay Inn

Drop by for a visit! Come in for a delicious meal, check out unique art in our Gallery & Gift Shop or best of all, stay a few days in one of our unique theme rooms. With so many to choose from, there's sure to be one calling your name. We're a great home base for historic site-seeing, groomed hiking trails, whale watching, theatre, music, relaxing shorelines to stroll and welcoming small communities all along our shore.

T: +1 (709) 544 2008

T: +1 (709) 544 2008 (Off Season)

E: [email protected]

Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Our boat tour starts in New Bonaventure with a 15 minutes demonstration in the fishing stage on how to clean and salt codfish, From there by sea enjoy a three-hour tour to the enchanting and long-abandoned communities of Kerley's Hr. Ireland's Eye & British Hr. Stop at Cabin for hot tea and snacks. Hear stories of the past and see old photos. See the Random Passage Site, waterfalls, wild birds, and eagles. Also possible sightings of whales, and icebergs. Transport Canada Approved

T: +1 (709) 464 3856

T: +1 (709) 464 7131

T: +1 (709) 464 3856 (Off Season)

E: [email protected]

Seacrest Suites

Seacrest Suites offers executive style living with small-town friendliness in the heart of Clarenville, Newfoundland. Each 950 square foot suite comes fully equipped with all the amenities of home. Each 2 bedroom unit has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, separate entrance and private patio with the best ocean views in town! We are situated just off the NL rail-bed, so an ideal location for ATVers or snowmobilers. We also offer a variety of ocean excursion and boat tours in and around the area.

T: (709) 466 3719

T: (709) 685 6508

T: (866) 466 6803 (toll free)

E: [email protected]

Sea of Whales Adventures

Our staff is dedicated to showing you the best whales that our area has to offer including fin, humpback, sperm, minke, orca, and pilot whales. You may expect to see various species of dolphins, porpoises, eagles, offshore birds including puffins and northern gannets. Take part in our photo identification study of whales. We have over 25 years of experience taking clients to view whales in this area. Each trip will have a maximum of 12 passengers. Cookies and coffee break during the trip.

T: +1 (709) 464 2200

T: +1 (709) 427 4352

E: [email protected]


Immerse yourself in the traditions of rural Newfoundland and the Mi’kmaq people, and reconnect with nature on a cultural stay. From permaculture garden workshops to traditional crafts and cooking, discover something new; learn Mi’kmaq culture and teachings in the gateway to the Bonavista Peninsula; feel spiritually nourished in our sanctuary from modern life.

T: 709-693-2212

E: [email protected]

Sherwood Suites & Motel

Centrally located on the Bonavista Peninsula in Port Rexton near the Skerwink Trail and very close to the Port Rexton Brewery. Suites are your choice of a one-or-two bedroom self-contained suite with a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and ensuite bathroom. The motel rooms are self-contained which come with a full ensuite bathroom and private deck and many kitchen amenities. Each suite has its own private entrance and deck. Boat tours, whale watching, craft stores and restaurants nearby as well as Rising Tide Theatre.

T: +1 (709) 464 2130

T: +1 (877) 464 2133

E: [email protected]

Sir William F. Coaker Foundation

An incorporated, not-for-profit, volunteer-based association, it is dedicated to the preservation and careful development of the Historic District of Port Union. Since its formation, the Foundation has initiated and overseen a number of projects related to its mandate of restoration and preservation. These include architectural assessments of many of the existing buildings, historical research, resource preservation and documentation, development of a master plan, site improvement and landscaping, building restoration.

T:  (709) 469-2207

E: [email protected]

Tourism Elliston

Aimed to promote the town of Elliston, they work heavily within the community to promote various tourist attractions. The Elliston Root Cellars is a collection of over 130 root cellars. The Roots, Rants, and Roars festival is a culinary experience with some of the best chefs in Newfoundland. The Sealer’s Memorial, a museum and art gallery. As well as the puffin viewing site where you can see colonies of puffins from land.

T:  (709) 468-7080

E: [email protected]

Town of Clarenville

Clarenville is a thriving community located on Newfoundland and Labrador’s east coast. Nestled in the beautiful Shoal Harbour River Valley, the town is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty.

T: (709) 466-7937

E:  [email protected]

Town of Bonavista

Bonavista is a community rich in history and cultural traditions from centuries past. Uniquely blending old-world traditions with modern conveniences, Bonavista is a dynamic and vibrant community that distinguishes itself as one of the best places to live, work and play.

T: +1 (709) 468 7747

T: +1 (709) 468 7816

E: [email protected]

Town of Port Blandford

Port Blandford is a beautiful little community located on the East Coast of the island of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Nestled in the bottom of Clode Sound, Bonavista Bay, Port Blandford boasts Newfoundland's natural scenic beauty and close proximity to activities to suit any tourist or resident alike. Surrounded by dense boreal forest and bordered by three salmon rivers, Port Blandford has a relaxing and calming atmosphere.

T: (709) 543-2170

E:  [email protected]

Trinity Eco Tours

Experience whales play & feed in Trinity Bay during their annual migration. Skipper Bob will show you whales, puffins, & icebergs in our Zodiac-style Boat (RHIB), or observe wildlife as you paddle along the coastline in our guided kayak tour. Let us show you Humpback, Fin, Minke, & Sperm Whales. We view seabirds such as puffins, eagles, murres/turres, gannets, guillemots, kittiwakes, & shearwaters. Our tour footage was featured by Washington Post, ABC 7 News, & CBC. Ask us about our ATV Tours!

T: +1 (709) 464 3712

T: +1 (709) 436 3011

T: +1 (709) 464 8902 (Off Season)

E: [email protected] 

Trinity Historical Society

The Trinity Historical Society Archives collects and preserves records and manuscripts of enduring value, relating to the history of the town and citizens of Trinity and of the Trinity area. The Trinity Historical Society was organized in 1966. Originally the Trinity Historic Sites Committee was formed on February 7, 1964, to gather information on the history of Trinity and to preserve it for future generations.

T: (709) 464 3599

E:  [email protected]

Two Whales Coffee Shop

Two Whales is a small, independent coffee shop and restaurant overlooking Robin Hood Bay in the small township of Port Rexton on the Bonavista Peninsula. We serve delicious, healthy vegetarian and vegan food and yummy cakes. We use as much organic and/or locally sourced ingredients as we can, make and bake just about everything ourselves in our own kitchen and take great care in what we do. We also grow a wide variety of organic salads, vegetables, herbs and flowers in our own gardens.

T: 709 464 3928

Quality Hotel Clarenville

Newly renovated property. Featuring 64 air-conditioned guest rooms, Bella's Casual Dining Restaurant, meeting and banquet facility, the addition of a new fitness room, Wheelchair accessible, elevator, wireless internet, a wide range of in room amenities. The Quality Hotel Clarenville is a short distance from the following points of interest within the Clarenville area. Proudly owned NL family business with over 50 years in the hotel and tourism industry- Relax Your family Here.

T: +1 (800) 563 7800

T: +1 (709) 466 1717

E: [email protected]

Wave Hotel and Fitness Centre​

A newly constructed quality hotel situated in the heart of Clarenville close to all shopping areas and equipped with a large indoor pool and state of the art fitness facility. Spacious and tastefully decorated rooms with king or queen beds.

T: (709) 466 7946

E: [email protected]

White Hills Resort

Winter fun for everyone. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding/snowshoeing lessons & rentals. Varied terrain ( easiest - most difficult). Snowmobiling.

T: (709) 466 4555

T: (877) 466 4559 (toll free)

E: [email protected]