The Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association welcomes you to our new website! We hope you enjoy your visit to the Baccalieu Trail. "Baccalieu" is a Portuguese word for Salt Cod.
The Baccalieu Trail's history and prominence in this industry is well known, as our name indicates. Up until the 1960's, numerous small coastal communities dotted our shores. Many have been abandoned. All that remains are the footpaths and foundations and other remnants of the houses, that perched close to the waters edge, in close proximity to the rich inshore fishing grounds, important for small boat fishermen.

Indeed, the fog  is a frequent visitor, as we are at the junction where the Ice Berg filled Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream. These currents and giant ice visitors make summers bearable, as July and August high temperatures usually fall in the 18 to-25 degree Celsius range (65 - 80 Fahrenheit), and the marine influence also provides for cool ocean breezes; we seldom receive the high humidity those on the continent receive.

In 2001 the Tourism Assoc. began printing a map and schedule of events with information about the region, and in 2002 it gathered the resources and printed an updated map with a schedule of events, and the Excursion Around the Bay Visitor's Guide with the assistance of partnering organizations.

© 2002 Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association 
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