The South Coast Tour

For most of its history, the South Coast of Newfoundland was accessible only by boat. Now you can drive and visit the Mi'kmaq Discovery Centre for insight into some of the island's oldest inhabitants. Continue to the coast and the marvellous sights and experiences near Harbour Breton.

Day 1 - Head South for the Shore

It's 130 kilometres from Route 1 to the intersection of Routes 360 and 361, and the Mi'kmaq Discovery Centre. Here you'll get an introduction to the rich heritage and culture of the Mi'kmaq. In Conne River, minutes away on Route 365, visit the Miawpukek Culture and Family Recreation Park, and check out the aboriginal crafts in town.

The next section of Route 360 climbs through some of the most spectacular fjords on the island. Deadman's Cove boasts a sandy beach and a trail where you can usually see Arctic terns. Another trail runs to Rocky Point Lighthouse and the spectacular view of Harbour Breton Bay fjord. Overnight in the area.

Day 2 - The Coast

The South Coast is scattered with beautiful bays and spectacular fjords. Explore the quaint coastal villages of the area.

Before leaving Harbour Breton visit two historic buildings - Sunny Cottage Heritage Centre, a Queen Anne-style merchant's house built in 1907, and the Elliott Premises, an old shop that serves as a performance venue, gift shop, and interpretation centre.