Shop , Broad Cove, South Dildo,
Dildo, Dildo Island
to Trinity Bay
off Route 80 for Old Shop just before South Dildo. Local
tradition is that it takes its name from ``old chop'', because it
was used to cut ships' timbers. Located on Trinity Bay, the community
is a favourite for summer people who have built summer
homes in Spread Eagle.
Cove is a small community overlooking Trinity Bay on Route
80 between Old Shop and South Dildo. The
Ocean Breeze B&B; is located in Broad Cove.
Whaling & Sealing Museum and the wooden Whale Sculpture
Dildo is famous for its role in the whaling & sealing industry.
A life-sized whale sculpture is on display near the Whaling &
material and artifacts are on display relating to the whaling industry,
prominent local whaling skippers, and the sealing industry. In addition,
aspects of Beothuk culture with archaeological finds are
on display at the museum.
Whale Sculpture in South Dildo
Dildo Interpretation Centre and Dildo Island
Dildo Days - 2nd week in August
won the Harrowsmith Magazine Award in 2001 as one of the ten prettiest
small towns in Canada. The town has a growing marina used for both
pleasure boats and fishing boats.
and Area Interpretation Centre
Dildo and Area Interpretation Centre has information about
archaeological digs, and artifacts from the Maritime Archaic
Indians, Dorset Eskimo, and Beothuk Indians, dating back to
3000 A.D. The town's more recent sea heritage is on display as well.
There are touch tanks and a heritage fish room, as well as a replica
of a giant squid that was caught in the community in 1933.
Inn By the Bay and Island View Efficiency
are located in Dildo.
Island Boat Tours explore the awe-inspiring scenery of
Dildo Island, including "Wig Wam Rock".
of the island's fascinating history can be seen, including
an archaeological site that has yielded a great deal of information
about the Dorset Eskimo, and the remains of the first Cod Fish
in the province.
discovered through the archaeological dig and examples
of the lifestyle of the people working in the area at the turn of
the century can be seen in the Dildo & Area Interpretation
on Dildo Island