Bonavista is one of the most photographed areas in the province. The Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto (or John Cabot as he is locally known) discovered North America in 1497. His first words are said to have been “O buono vista!” or ” Oh beautiful view!” if your Italian is a bit rusty.
Rocky shores, pebbled beaches and picturesque fishing boats line small formations of houses, new and old. At the Ryan Premises National Historic Site and the Bonavista Museum you will learn the history of the salt fish trade – the cornerstone of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy for centuries.
Travel time from the Clarenville Inn is 90 minutes, but you may want to allow quite a bit more time to explore the many sights along the way.