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Places to See

Canada Tourist Attractions: Burin Peninsula and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Burin Peninsula


Tel: (709) 279 1211;

The Burin Peninsula presents some of the most dramatic and impressive scenery in Newfoundland. Short, craggy peaks rise above a patchwork green carpet of heather, dotted by scores of glittering lakes.

In the fishing town of Grand Bank, The Provincial Seaman’s Museum is a memorial to Newfoundland seamen who perished at sea.

The nearby town of Fortune offers a ferry to the Frenchruled islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.


The Provincial Seaman’s Museum

Marine Drive.

Tel: (709) 832 1484.

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

4274 Place de General DeGaulle

Tel: (508) 41 23 84.

THESE TWO SMALL islands are not Canadian but French, and have been under Gallic rule since 1783. Saint-Pierre, the only town on the island of the same name, is a charming French seaside village, complete with gendarmes, bicycles, and fine French bakeries where people line up every morning for fresh baguettes. The Saint-Pierre Museum details the history of the islands, including their lively role as a bootlegger’s haven during Prohibition in the 1930s when over 3 million cases of liquor passed through this tiny port annually.

Many of the harbor front warehouses originally built for this trade are still standing.

A daily ferry leaves Saint-Pierre for the smaller village of Miquelon. Miquelon Island is made up of two smaller islands, Langlade and Grand Miquelon, joined by a narrow, 12-km (7-mile) long strand.

The road across this sandy isthmus crosses grassy dunes where wild horses graze and surf pounds sandy beaches.


Saint-Pierre Museum

Rue du 11 Novembre.

Tel: 011 50841 35 70.