Cove, Old Perlican, Grates Cove
to Trinity Bay
Cove is a small community whose name could be taken from the lead-grey
rock that surrounds the shallow cove.
Old Perlican Harbour Facilities
Perlican, the crossroads for Route 80 (Trinity Bay Highway)
and Route 70 (Conception Bay Highway), is a service center for
communities at the tip of the Baccalieu Peninsula. Services include
a small hospital.
Photo: Small Crafts and Harbours, DFO
fishing industry, which dates back to the 1600s, is the focus of
the towns economy. The town has two major crab /shrimp /groundfish
processing facilities as well as a marine service center.
most communities on the Trail, it is world renowned for its hospitality
and its spectacular view of icebergs and whales.
Cabot Rock Monument
Grates Cove Rock Walls
Grates Cove Walking Trails
Cabot Rock Festival - August
House, Old Perlican
best road to the community is the one between Old Perlican and Bay
de Verde on Route 70. Grates Cove Rock Walls, formerly used to wall
vegetable gardens and keep out animals, are scattered throughout
the community. The rock wall have been declared a National Historical
Cove, at the tip of the peninsula, is one of the nearest points
in North America to Europe. For example, by water the distance from
Grates Cove to Ireland is approximately 1,600 miles. This may explain
the belief that this area was one of the first places sited by John
Cabot in 1497, and the story of Cabot Rock, a large rock bearing
inscriptions which some claim were carved by Cabot himself..
Walls National Historic Site