The Town of Bay Roberts offers three scheduled guided tours – Heart of Heritage Tour in the Heritage District, Cellars and Songs Tour on Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail, and Toutons and Tunes Tour on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail. These tours can be offered at different times and can be customized on request to:
Ron Delaney, Director of Economic Development & Tourism
t: (709) 786-2126 ext 4
Heart of Heritage Tour
The Heart of Heritage Tour starts at 2:00pm at the Cable Building National Historic Site, every Friday from July 5 – August 30.
- The tour begins with the restored Cable Building, which is a National Historic Site and a Provincial Heritage Structure
- The tour includes the Road to Yesterday Museum and Christopher Pratt Gallery
- Tour continues to the Cable Avenue Municipal Heritage Area
- Victoria Museum and Playhouse, the oldest existing public building in Bay Roberts
- SUF Lodge #82 where there will be traditional music with a cup of tea
- Site of Historic Fish Plants
Cellars and Songs Tour
The Tour starts at 2:00pm from French’s Cove Access Point on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail every Saturday.
The tour begins with root cellars at French’s Cove overlooking Fergus Island, which from this angle looks like a large Newfoundland dog. It continues through the site of the early settlement of the Town at French’s Cove. The view of the Atlantic is spectacular from this vantage point.
Toutons and Tunes Tour
The Tour starts at 2:00pm from the Crane’s Hill Access Point on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail every Sunday.
View photos of Toutons and Tunes
The tour follows the trail to the Red Fishermen’s Shed near Mac’s Beach, where there will be traditional music and toutons served.
A guided walking tour of the Shearstown Estuary Wetlands. Learn about an estuary, which is a shallow body of water where freshwater meets and mixes with saltwater. The resulting mixture of water is termed “brackish,” or partially salty. Shearstown River, Shearstown Pond, Muddy Hole Road, Arnie’s Pond and the shallow inner reaches of Spaniard’s Bay comprise the Shearstown Estuary. The salinity, or saltiness of the water, varies considerably throughout the estuary with time and location and is dependent on tides, winds and precipitation. See and hear about the plants and animals in this delicately balanced ecosystem. An excellent educational family tour!