several phases of development the Dildo and Area Interpretation Center
is now a multi purpose building that is providing the medium to preserve
and present our unique heritage and culture for future generations.
center are archaeological exhibits and artifacts depicting the
prehistory and history of the area's occupation of:
Archaic Indian Culture 4000 to 5000 years ago
Eskimo Culture 2000 to 1100 years ago
Indian Culture 900 years ago
Indian Culture 400 years ago
History of Aquaculture:
Cod Fish Hatchery on Dildo Island 1889-1
The Centre provides the interpretation of the 19th
Century fish hatchery once located on Dildo Island. Information on
the Maritime Archaic Indians, Dorset Culture and the Beothuk Indians is
available in the form of exhibits with literature and artifacts.
exhibits and models show:
logging, farming, and carpentry
History (DO - X)
Outside, a small heritage fish room has been
constructed, this includes a fishing stage, landing wharf and a fish
drying flake. A replica of a giant squid caught in Dildo in 1933
can also be seen here.
Aquariums and Touch Tank also house different species of marine life.
and Area Interpretation Center has grown tremendously since it was
opened and has provided the means of interpreting the unique heritage
resources of the area to not only the visiting tourists but the local
residents and school children as well. This facility provides a variety
of programs and experiences for the visiting public.
Touch Tanks display various species of marine life
such as crab, conner, flounder, and starfish, along with many artifacts
relating to the traditional fishery and subsistence activities are also
Interpretation Center is located in Dildo just 12 kilometers from the
Trans Canada Highway on Route. 80