THE OFF SEASON ADVANTAGE
May and October are the perfect months to stay in Trinity for those who wish to have a vacation from the hustle and bustle of daily life and discover Newfoundland’s rugged beauty. Check out the Artisan Inn’s special rates and packages for these months.
Why Come in Early May?
May is iceberg season in Newfoundland and Trinity Bay is no stranger to these majestic castles of the sea.
Why Come in October?
During the month of October the weather in Newfoundland is still very pleasant with lots of sunny days. Enjoy the landscape as the trees turn red yellow and orange.
OFF SEASON ACTIVITIES
Take a Look
Trinity is without a doubt one of the most picturesque outport towns in Newfoundland. Walk down the quiet streets lined with white picket fences and wooden saltbox houses as you listen to the sound of waves lapping against the rickety fishing stages. Comb the beaches for beautiful green and blue sea glass, sand dollars, sea urchins and pieces of clay pipe lost and broken decades ago. Even if the craft shops are not open, visitors will still be able to go home with these genuine Newfoundland souvenirs!
The historic sites, museums and most restaurants usually open on May 24th weekend and close after Thanksgiving. Visitors who come before and after this time can still explore the town’s two wooden churches. It is argued that the Catholic Church is not only the oldest wooden church in Newfoundland, but also the oldest in North America. The St. Paul’s Anglican Church is a marvel to behold and visitors should stop in to admire the beautiful architecture. The ceiling of the church is designed to mirror the hull of a boat.
Take A Hike
Upper Gun Hill Trail & Lower Gun Hill Trail
The upper trail leads straight to the top for a fantastic 360 degree view of the entire area and offers the best vantage points for photo taking…read more
Lower Gun Hill Trail
Lower Gun Hill Trail will take you around the base of the hill by Tavener’s Point and offers a peaceful walk by the water and through the woods…read more
Just minutes from Trinity, in Trinity East, Skerwink has been selected as one of the top 35 walks in North America and Europe (Aug 2003) of Travel and Leisure magazine World's Best Awards issue…read more
Terra Nova National Park
Visit one of only two national parks in Newfoundland with over a dozen trails at different levels to choose from...read more
Take A Day Trip
Coastal drive along route 235 towards Bonavista
Enjoy this amazing coastal drive and stop in the following communities for some excellent photo opportunities
Plate Cove West, Tickle cove, Keels, King’s Cove and Amherst Cove...read more
Bonavista Route 230
The historic sites won't be open until Vicotria weekend and close after Thanksgiving, but travellers can still visit: the statue of John Cabot, The Bonavista Lighthouse built in 1833, The Dungeon Provincial Park...read more
Route 238 to Elliston and Maberly
Elliston, one of Newfoundland’s best locations to view a natural puffin habitat. It is also known as the Root Cellar Capital of the World. See how the original town residents once stored their vegetables in order to survive the winter...read more
Route 239 to New Bonaventure
Drive to New Bonaventure, just 20 minutes from the Artisan Inn. New Bonaventure was one of the main filming locations for the Hollywood film the Shipping News staring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore and Judy Dench.
Random Passage Film Set
Park your car at the New Bonaventure church and walk down to the Random Passage film set. While the site is not open for tours and you cannot go inside the buildings, you can still walk amongst the houses…read more
Take A Boat Trip
Rugged Beauty Boat Tours is one of the best Newfoundland boat tours to take in the off-season. Captain Bruce Miller will take you from Bonaventure along the coastline to once thriving, now abandoned, communities, such as Kearley’s Harbour, British Harbour and Ireland’s Eye…read more
Drive to Fort Point Lighthouse
As you make your way to New Bonaventure or back to Trinity on highway 239, take a turn at Dunfield towards the lighthouse for a fantastic view of Trinity…read more
Take Time For Yourself at the Inn
The Artisan Inn has the highest Canada Select star rating in the town of Trinity. The management and staff of the Artisan Inn strive to provide all guests with not only excellent accommodation and service, but a memorable experience. Curl up with a blanket on the ocean side deck, relax with a book in the loft and enjoy an evening meal in the dinging room prepared by our talented cooks.
Spot Icebergs in May and June
Cozy up by the Campbell House fire
Berry Picking in the Fall
Hike the Skerwink Trail
Drive Along the Bonavista Peninsula
Random Passage Site
Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
Relax in the Loft
Bring your laptop or Ipad and
enjoy free wireless Internet