Your tour begins at the pier. The tour proceeds out of St. John's along the Trans Canada Highway to Conception Bay. Visitors will travel through a multitude of small scenic communities such as Holyrood, Harbour Main and Brigus, where you will see Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site. Home of famous Arctic Explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. The cottage is fine standing example of the picturesque style of architecture in Newfoundland; then onto Cupids, Spaniards Bay to Harbour Grace, Carbonear and Victoria. The tour ends in Victoria where you can visit Victoria Hydro Electric Development, a registered historic site. This station was the second hydro electric station to be built in Newfoundland and came on stream in 1904. The turbines and generators are among the oldest in existence in Canada and is a permanent physical record of the early stages of the technology of hydro electric. We will return to St. John's via the Roaches line to the Trans Canada Highway and return.
Historic Brigus: Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of another time. Stroll through leafy lanes. Walk along a stone- lined canal. Look at graceful colonial homes. Sit by a saltbox and gaze at the sea.
Hawthorne Cottage: This National Historic Site, home of Captain Bob Bartlett, come and hear the tales of the daring Arctic Explorations.
Cupids: Watch archaeologists reveal the remnants of the first official English colony in Canada. Established in 1610. Before Halifax. Before Louisbourg. See thousands of artifacts. Learn about struggle and adaptation in the New World. Connect with an ageless warmth and hospitality.