Bonavista Peninsula Dining, Shopping & Activities – During Summer 2020

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If you are a business on this list and your information has changed, please email info@trinityvacations.com to provide updates.  If you are not on this list and would like to be please also contact us.  

Please always call ahead to businesses as information may have changed without us being notified. Operating  while the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing makes running a business very challenging. Please be patient with operators if their hours do not line up as advertised, they decide to close or do things differently than advertise, information and protocols are changing on a daily basis.

This list was last updated on July 2nd

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WHERE TO GROCERY SHOP WHEN STAYING AT AN ARTISAN INN VACATION HOME

 Blueberry Cottage Kitchen

TRINITY: There are no grocery stores in Trinity

Trinity Cabins: Located on the road into Trinity, some simple staples including beer can be purchased here. 464-3657
Open Saturday – Thursday 9:00 to 5:00   ,  Friday’s 9:00 to 8:00

Trinity PharmaChoice: Open Tuesday 9:30am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Wednesday 9:30am – 4:00pm and Friday 9:30am – 1:30pm.  709-464-3575 (this only sells pharmacy related products)

PORT REXTON:

Port Rexton Freshmart: Open Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Port Rexton Foodex: Gas, Liquor Express, Convenience Store Open Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 9:00pm and Sunday 9:00am – 8:00pm
This location has an ATM

BONAVISTA:

There is a large grocery store here in Bonavista. Since this is fairly far away from Trinity we are sticking with the special recommendations up that way for now.  

Foggy Shoals Fish Co: A fresh seafood market in Bonavista. They sell locally sourced sustainable seafood products. Their little red seafood shop is in a restored 105 year old shed originally built by fisherman Fredrick Harris to store his fishing gear. They are located at 59 Hospital Road in Bonavista. Coming into town turn left at the Irving. They are just down the road on the left side. Hours are Tues to Sat 2 to 6 Feel free to call or text them at 709-468-1686 with any questions.
Paul & Carol Babineau

WHERE TO EAT ON THE BONAVISTA PENINSULA

Please note it is a guest’s responsibility to find out what current dining regulations are for each establishment. We always recommend calling ahead. Things may have changed since this list was posted June 17 2020

CLARENVILLE

Clarenville serves as a gateway to the Bonavista Peninsula and is often where people do their big grocery run at Sobeys prior to arrival. We are not including a detailed list of businesses in Clarenville on this site, however, if you want to support a fantastic new local business on your way up to our area, we recommend:

Bare Mountain Coffee House: Open 8am-5pm daily, open at half capacity for indoor seating and outdoor seating is coming soon. 1-709-466-2888

TRINITY

Skipper Bob’s Cafe: Open at ½ capacity with 3 picnic tables for outside eating available. 8am – 4pm daily   709-464-3712

The Dock Marina: Open at ½ capacity. 11:30 am – 7:00pm Daily 709-464-2133. There is an ATM at this location

A & K Catering: Open Wednesday – Sunday for eat in service at ½ capacity from 12:00pm – 7:00pm. Take out available from Thursday – Sunday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.   709-464-3579

Trinity Cabins: Every Friday they are selling homemade Pizzas and Garlic Fingers. Pizza available from Noon until 7:00pm also by the slice from Noon – 2:00pm.  Please call 464-3657 during office hours to place your order

Twine Loft: Evening Dining dates have yet to be determined.  Please follow our facebook and instagram to find out what days we will be open for drinks on the deck and take out lunches.

Eriksen’s: Closed for Season

 

 

NEW BONAVENTURE

Random Passage Site & Tea Room and Joes Place: Random Passage & Tea Room  Opening July 1st 709-464-2233

 

PORT REXTON

Two Whales Coffee Shop: Open 7 Days a week, 11:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday and Sunday  709-464-3928

On Fridays the Two Whales offers Friday evening Two Whales At Home meals which you pick up and finish off in the oven yourself.
Order before noon Thursday and collect your chilled oven-ready meal between noon and 5pm Friday.
Head over to TW’s online store (www.twowhales.com), phone 464 3928, or drop by to place your order!

The Galley:  709-464-3832 (The Galley has varying hours posted on different sites, so best to call them to find out their hours!

 

Peace Cove Inn Restaurant: Will be offering Special Take-out events. must pre-order 709-436-2069. Follow their social media for updates on dates. These nights sell out quickly so if you are interested when you see an event posted book as quickly as possible!

Port Rexton Brewery Taproom: Taproom hours will be Sunday – Wednesday: 12:00p, – 8:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Oh My Cheeses located at the brewery: Should be sane hours as the brewery

Fisher’s Loft: Closed for the season

 

ROUTE 230 near CHAMPNEY’S WEST

Fishing Stage Takeout: Open 709-425-2237

 

PORT UNION

Seaport Inn Dining Room: Open Sunday – Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm. 30 person max, takeout is available and reservations are recommended. 709-469-2257

 

CATALINA

Stella’s Cafe: Open for Takeout only. Sunday – Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm.

May open for eat in service at later date. 709-477-2177

Harbourview Restaurant & Takeout: No information available. 709-469-2170

 

ELLISTON

The Puffin Cafe: Open daily 11:30am – 8:00pm. Max 12 people inside and 8 outside. 709-468-2600

Nanny’s Root Cellar Kitchen: No information at this time. 709-468-5050

 

BONAVISTA

Mifflins Tea Room: Opening June 22, 12 people inside and 19 outside. Open daily from 8:00am – 9:00pm. Reservations recommended but not required. 705-688-2139

The Quintal Cafe: .open  709-476-2191

Marsh’s Snack Bar: Take-out Only. 10:30am – 10:30pm daily. 709-468-2639

Mary Browns: Take out or eat in. Limited capacity. Daily 11:30am – 8:00pm 709-468-5444

Little Dairy King: Open Daily, 11:00 am – 9:00pm, Take Out Only. Hours may change during season. 709-468-2820

PK’s Restaurant: Open daily, 9:00am- 9:00pm. Takeout or eat in. Limited space, reservations not required but recommended. 709-468-2828

Hotel Bonavista: Open daily from 8:00am – 9:00pm. 15 people max capacity, reservations recommended but not required. Take out also available. 709-468-1900 or 709-468-1965

Bonavista Bicycle Picnics & Cafe: Opening July 9th 9am-9m on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays  9-3pm Sundays and Mondays. Reservations are preferred. 

The Boreal Diner: Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm to 10 pm for the forseeable future!
Due to seating restrictions and safety protocols, we will be seating by reservation only.
***IMPORTANT INFO ***To make a reservation, EMAIL info@theborealdiner.com.

Robins Coffee Shop: Open daily from 6:00am – 9:00pm. Eat in service available or take out. Limited capacity 709-468-7613

Subway: Open daily 10:00 am – 8:00pm. Customers may enter the building to order 709-468-7819

Sea Breeze Take Out: No information at this time. 709-468-2255

Walkham’s Gate Pub & Cafe: Undecided if reopening. 709-468-7004

Ragged Rocks Gastropub: Closed for the Season

Oceanview Restaurant: Undecided if will open this season. 709-468-7771

Moreish Cupcakes & Treats: No information at this time. 709-476-2440

Skippers Cafe: Closed for the Season

Baie Vista Restaurant: Closed for the Season 

 

UPPER AMHERST COVE

Bonavista Social Club: Closed for the Season

 

KEELS

Maudie’s Tea Room: will be opening Saturday July 18. Monday-Saturday, 11:30am-10:00pm Sunday July 19, 5:00pm-10:00pm

ACTIVITIES ON THE BONAVISTA PENINSULA DURING SUMMER 2020

Humpback Whale in Trinity Bay
Marieke Gow Photography

SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE PENINSULA

BRITISH HARBOUR TRAIL
Raising funds to develop this hiking tail. Join us as we explore this amazing landscape with two abandoned communities and a walk through time honouring our heritage.  We will start in New Bonaventure with breakfast at the Tea Room at 9 (own cost) and head to Kearley’s Harbour then into British Harbour where we will have lunch, explore the community of British Harbour, do some yoga and end the day with boat ride back to New Bonaventure.
Investment $80
EMT Linda.ivany@hotmail.com
Space limited so book early

TRINITY 

Trinity Visitor’s Centre: Opening July 6th, 10:00am – 6:00pm. (Please call ahead hours may change, 709-464-2042) Will provide information on these Trinity Historical Sites:

The Green Family Forge

The Hiscock House

The Trinity Museum

The Court House/Wooden Boat Museum

The Lester Garland Building

The Cooperage

St. Paul & Holy Trinity Churches

The Rising Tide Theatre: Open July 8th See schedule here 709-464-3232

Trinity Eco Tours: Offering 3 tours daily, 2 bubbles allowed per tour. Kayaking and ATV tours also available. 709-464-3712

Sea Of Whales Adventures: Open June 25 tours 9,1 and 5 daily reservations required.  Allowing up to two bubbles at a time depending on group size, will primarily take out single, double and extended bubbles. 709-464-2200

Trinity Historical Walking Tours: Trinity Historical Walking Tours will begin a 23rd season on Monday, July 6th. Social distancing between participating individuals and bubbles will be maintained as we stroll the paths and streets of Trinity. Please share with friends. 10am Monday-Saturday  $15 per person 709-464-3723  709-363-8528

Gun Hill Trail

Atlantic Adventure Boat Tours: Closed for the Season

 

NEW BONAVENTURE 

Rugged Beauty Boat Tours: Not opening in June, undecided about rest of season. 709-464-3856

Random Passage Site & Tea Room and Joes Place: Random Passage & Tea Room  Opening July 1st, Wednesday –  Sunday 9:30am – 5:30pm  709-464-2233

 

CHAMPNEY’S WEST

Champney’s West Aquarium: No information at this time. 709-464-2510

Fox Island Trail

 

PORT UNION 

Sir William Coaker Foundation: Opening July 6th, Sunday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm ( Operating hours may change, please call ahead) 709-469-2207

Murphey’s Cove Lodges Pond Trail

CATALINA 

Lookout Park: To be announced 709-469-2571

 

ELLISTON 

Atlantic Puffins return to the same spot in Elliston every year

John C. Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Centre: Opening July 4th, hours of operation to be announced. 709-476-3003

Puffin Viewing Site: Open

Klondike Trail

 

BONAVISTA 

The Ryan Premises National Historic Site:  Opening July 1st, hours of operation to be announced. 709-772-5367

Bonavista Lighthouse: Opening July 1st, hours of operation to be announced.  Puffin viewing can be done from behind the lighthouse

The Mockbeggar Plantation: Opening and Hours of operation to be announced. 709-468-7300

Matthew Legacy: Opening and hours of operation to be announced. 709-468-1493

The Dungeon Provincial Park: Open 709-468-7747

Bonavista Adventure Tours: Undecided if will open for the season. 709-470-8687

Bonavista Puffin & Whale Tours: Opening June 29th, Sunday – Saturday Offering 3 tours per day : 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm. On weekends Cod Jigging will be offered along with regular tours.  709-468-4838

Discovery Sea Adventures: Closed for the season

Garrick Theatre: Closed for the season

Cape Shore Trail

KING’S COVE

Lighthouse Trail

Multi-coloured cliffs of Brooks Point
Marieke Gow Photography

WHERE TO SHOP ON THE BONAVISTA PENINSULA 

TRINITY

Mirabella: Open Wednesday- Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm. This is for the month of June, hours may change for remainder of season. 709-697-1061

The Dock Marina Gift Shop: Open daily 11:00am – 6:00pm 709-464-2133

Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop & Sweet Rock Ice Cream: Open for online orders with curbside pick-up. Retail shop opening June 27th. Hours of operation to be announced. PLEASE PRE-ORDER by visiting their website 

Craft Store ( The Hiscock House): Hours of operation to be announced

Craft Store ( The Lester Garland Building): Hours of operation to be announced

Waffle Cones and ice cream from Sweet Rock

 

PORT REXTON 

Port Rexton Hiking & Clothing Company: Opening late June. 709-699-2482

Port Rexton Brewery Taproom: Check out the Brewing Companies apparel Taproom is closed to the public but take out is available Friday & Saturday 12:00pm – 6:00pm 709-464-2337

PORT UNION/CATALINA 

Women’s Institute Gift & Craft Shop: Monday to Saturday 9- 6 and Sunday 1 – 5 709-469-2823

Wild Cove Pottery: Open Wednesday – Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm. Closed Tuesday. 709-740-6925

Sir William Coaker Foundation Gift & Craft Shop: Open July 6th, Sunday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00pm. ( Hours of operation may change) 709-469-2207

Midway Limited: Open Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday 709-469-3087

 

ELLISTON 

Puffin Souvenir Craft Shop: Opening early July, hours of operation to be announced. 709-468-7793 Bernice

Elliston Adventure Craft Store ( James Ryan Building) : Opening and hours of operation to be announced. 709-468-7080.  709-468-7117

Home From The Ice Flows Craft Shop: Open daily 9:00am – 6:00pm. 709-468-1844

The Puffin’s Nest Gift Store: Opening and hours of operation to be announced 

 

BONAVISTA 

Tree Line Fine Art & Crafts: Open by appointment only. 709-218-7956, please ask for Morgan

Cabot Crafts: Opening July 4th, hours of operation to be announced 709-468-1830

Newfoundland Salt Company: Opening and hours of operation to be announced. Curbside pick-up only. 709-770-7412

Bonavista Blooming and Bridal: Open Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm. 709-468-5917

Bonavista Flowers & Gifts: Open Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm. 709-468-7100

Kim’s Flowers and Unique Gifts: Open Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm. 709-468-7340

Riff’s Limited: Open Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Friday’s open to 9:00pm. 709-468-2403

Great Canadian Dollar Store: Open Daily, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Thursday and Friday open to 9:00pm 709-468-5576

Pretty Pink Boutique Inc Pet supply store 135 Confederation Drive: Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm 709 476 2363

Barbara Houston Art Studio & Gallery: No information at this time. 709-989-0239

Yellow Rose: No information at this time. 709-468-7747

East Coast Glow: Visit their website and order online by selecting local pick up (soon to be called curbside) and select your choice of 3 types of payments. Some supplies may be limited. Orders can take as little as 10 minutes to complete and pick up  709-468-1683

 

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