Bay with its beautiful sandy beach, one of the best natural pools for swimming in
the province, is set amongst rocky cliffs that offer opportunities to explore walking
trails and sea caves scattered about the area.
best known as the birthplace of one of Canada's most respected poets, E.J. Pratt, also
provides excellent salmon and trout fishing.
While in Salmon Cove
relax on Salmon Cove Beach. Over ½ km in length and covered with soft grey sand, the
beach is surrounded with cliffs and beautiful scenery and is home to the wild legume crop
"The Beach Pea". Take advantage of swimming in the crystal clear water.
Be sure to visit the
Heritage Park, home of the Newfoundland Pony, while in Victoria.
The stable for the ponies, along with a museum are operated by the Newfoundland Pony
Society. You can also stop at the Newfoundland Power Hydro Electrical Museum, constructed
in 1904, this was the second hydro electrical plant in Newfoundland. 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 1904, 1907 and 1914.
Carbonear is rich with
a history of pirates, battles, a princess and a wealthy fishery. As you enter the town you
can see Carbonear Island located at the mouth of the harbour.
In 1614, Carbonear
Island's natural defenses were taken advantage
of when the settlement was raided by the notorious pirate, Peter Easton. There were many unsuccessful attempts by
Peter Easton and the French to destroy Carbonear Island but it wasn't until 66 years later
when the French finally succeeded. The little island that once thundered with gun fire and
battle became recognized as having National Historic Significance in 1981. Be sure to
visit the many heritage structures and don't forget the Sheila NaGeira Play, a legend of
love and larceny, based on the legendary princess. A definite must see!