Bonavista has the largest number of heritage structures outside St. John’s - the province's capital city. Not surprising given the fact that by the mid-17th century, it was habituated by early European arrivals hailing from the west of England and the southeastern counties of Ireland. By 1911, approximately 500 houses were built in the town and some of those remain today.
The moment you arrive in Bonavista, you become acutely aware of the importance of preserving the legacies of its past. History is part of everyday life in the town and you can feel it everywhere you look - from the locals walking down the street to the structures of days gone by and, of course, the accents. The cultural inheritance in this historic fishing town is pure gold.