to Conception Bay
Ye Olde Stone Barn
Malcom Bartlett - Vindicator Park
Festival - 3rd week August
is often compared to an old English town with its many rock walls,
old style architecture, lush gardens, and winding roads. Numerous
historical sites and attractions, and live events draw many tourists
to the community.
Brigus Blueberry Festival, a major regional event, has grown more
popular each year. In 2001 the Festival was selected winner for
Newfoundland and Labrador in the Attractions Canada awards program.
The 2002 festival brought from 12,000 to 13, 000 visitors from
all over the world to the area.
Festival welcomes visitors to three days of festivities, crafts,
concessions, contests, a folk festival, cash bar, parade, pie
eating contest, Missed Pageant, craft tables, baked goods, traditional
food, moose burgers, games of chance, pre-teen and adult dances,
Fireworks Sunday night and of course, blueberries.
has a number of Bed & Breakfasts, craft stores and restaurants; including: Emily's County Store & Coffee Shop, Brookdale Manor B&B;, Counry Corner Gift Shop & Eatery, Brig House Treasures, and Harbour House Inn.
Cottage is located in the hills to the north west of Brigus.
The site of a Military Battery protecting the entrance to the
Harbour, the home was built in the early 1800's by the Pomeroy
family. For most of the 20th Century, it has been a studio for
artists. The most famous of these, the American artist and illustrator,
Rockwell Kent, took up residence during the First World War. His
solitary lifestyle caused locals to become suspicious, and the
Newfoundland government deported him as a spy.
Baccalieu Players, formed in 1996, are a group of enthusiastic
volunteers based in Brigus. The Players' initial production, the
"Steps Through Time" Dramatized Walking Tour, has become
an annual attraction. It takes visitors on a 90-minute stroll
through the town's narrow and winding streets, where, around every
corner, another piece of the colourful past comes to life.
of Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett (1875-1946), Hawthorne
Cottage houses many artifacts commemorating Bartlett's achievements
and tell the story of family life in a small community.
Bob Bartlett has been honoured around the world for enabling American
Commander Robert Edwin Peary to make his celebrated dash to the
pole in 1909. For this, and other contributions during a career
devoted to northern exploration, he has been hailed as the greatest
ice-navigator of the century.
a compact area, Brigus offers a number of interesting attractions,
which makes the town ideal for an afternoon or evening stroll.
of the attractions include:
Olde Stone Barn Museum, which displays Brigus history, with photographs
dating back to 1876 and artifacts covering a period of over 200
Tunnel, an engineering feat which was built in the summer of 1860
to provide easy access to Abram Bartlett's wharf.
Gardens, which is called The Place of a Thousand Blooms , and
is located in the heart of the town.
Manor B&B;, Harbour House Inn, Restaurant & Pub, Baccalieu
Players Theatre, Hawthorne Cottage Museum, Brig House Treasures,
Country Corner & Eatery, and Emily’s Country Store & Coffee Shop
are members who provide services in Brigus.
the town that begins the Conception Bay side of the Baccalieu Trail,
is just beyond Brigus on Route 60. Scenery in the area provides
opportunities for the photographer.