Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
May 17, 2019

Public Advisory: Victoria Day Weekend Signals Start of Summer Tourism Season

The 2019 summer tourism season starts this Victoria Day Weekend with the opening of Visitor Information Centres, Provincial Historic Sites and some Provincial Parks throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Provincial Visitor Information Centres, located in Port aux Basques, Notre Dame, Clarenville, Whitbourne and Argentia, opened today (Friday, May 17), providing information, advice and direction to travellers on local festivals and events, attractions and experiences, as well as hidden gems located throughout the province. In addition to these sites, Provincial Visitor Information Centres located in Deer Lake Airport and St. John’s Airport are open year round.

Provincial Historic Sites, found in St. John’s, Cupids, Heart’s Content, Bonavista, Trinity and Boyd’s Cove will open tomorrow (Saturday, May 18). The Provincial Historic Site at Point Amour, will open on Wednesday, May 22. These sites offer a wide variety of regular and special programming for all ages that celebrate the culture and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Provincial Park Opening and Closing Dates

Opening date Closing date Park
May 15 September 16 Barachois Pond
Butter Pot
Frenchman’s Cove
J.T. Cheeseman
La Manche
Lockston Path
Notre Dame
May 24 September 9 Sir Richard Squires Memorial
May 24 September 16 Sandbanks
May 31 September 9 Blow Me Down
May 31 September 16 Dildo Run,
Pinware River
Pistolet Bay

Day Use Parks:

Opening date Closing date Park
April 5 October 15 Chance Cove
May 17 October 15 Arches
June 7 October 15 Cataracts
Codroy Valley
Deadman’s Bay
Gooseberry Cove

Please note: All dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time of opening.

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Media contact
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655 

2019 05 17                              10:25 a.m.