The allure of town of Trinity has been recognized by it being chosen as the filming location of two major film productions, the movie The Shipping News and the TV series, Random Passage.
Set on Bona Vista Bay, not far north of Terra Nova National Park, the town was first visited in the 15th century by John Cabot, was settled in the 18th century, and retains a fine selection of charming old buildings and historic sites. Of special note is the Museum tour of Trinity (offered seven days a week on a single ticket price). The guided walk includes interpretive visits to historic sites, which are virtual museums, including The Hiscock House, Ryans Shop, The Green Family Forge, the Lester-Garland House, the Trinity Museum and the Interpretation Building. Between these sites, visitors garner a remarkable understanding of the town’s history, and will see everything from the Georgian home of the province’s first Speaker of the House, to reconstructed shipwrecks. Additionally, local historian Kevin Toope leads a two-hour walk through the town’s historic and scenic paths and streets, recounting noteworthy events.
The town is well known for its artists, who find inspiration in the area’s geography, natural history and rich culture. Bird watching is a popular attraction as are the trails around Trinity Bight. Rising Tide Theatre offers audiences some of the finest talent available in Canada. The New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant introduces an array of colourful characters through story and song. While visiting Trinity, don’t miss the set constructed for the filming of Random Passage.
With 22 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the waters of Newfoundland between May and August, whale watching and wildlife tours are a perennial favourite from the docks of Trinity.