to Conception Bay
Hydro Electric Station Museum
Water Driven Sawmill
Newfoundland Pony Barn
Heritage Park, Walking Trails
Victoria Heritage Sawdust Festival/Town Days- Early August
an inland farming town, is called the "crossroads to Trinity
and Conception Bays," since it is located on Route 74 which
leads to Hearts Content.
first settled in the 1820s by fishermen seeking its rich
forest and fertile growing soil, was one of the first inland communities
in the province.
Its 1904 Hydro Electric Station (still operating) was the second
in the province. It was the only electrical power source serving
Conception Bay North and Heart's Content. At present it houses
the original turbines and equipment from the periods of 1904,1907,
Photo by Don Innis
Victoria Heritage Society supports a stable - sanctuary
in Victoria which has been in operation since 1999 to maintain
the species for future generations. Many visitors, including Elderhostel
participants from the U S and Canada, have visited to learn about
this diminutive, loyal equine. On display is some of the equipment
that was used with the pony to persecute the farming, forestry
and fishing industry over the past 300 years.
is a charming community with amazing scenic views. With a history
dating back to the 1600s, the town has a variety of built heritage
. During the French / English wars in Newfoundland, Freshwater
played a pivotal role.
Leather Works is located in Freshwater.
Island from Freshwater