Take a trip back into Newfoundland’s far distant past and learn about the very first peoples to discover the bounty of this beautiful island.
One of the first things you’ll notice upon your arrival in St. Anthony is the ubiquitous presence of the name Grenfell. At every turn, buildings, businesses and streets bear the moniker. But just who was this Grenfell fellow, and why is it that his name adorns everything from hotels to grocery stores to parks and even trails?
If you’re visiting the Town of St. Anthony on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, the Grenfell Historic Properties is one attraction you don’t want to miss. The history of the region is preserved here, and a visit to the properties will take you to a place and time that will leave you shaking your head in amazement.
A tiny, isolated town on Newfoundland’s rugged northern coast, Botwood claims a bold place in aviation history as the North American terminus for the first transatlantic flights. Now the historic town offers visitors an up close look at the curious ‘flying boats’ that made transatlantic air travel possible.