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Burnt Islands

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Burnt Islands, NL
Fish Plant, Burnt Islands, NL

Burnt Islands is a small community between Isle aux Morts and Rose Blanche off Route 470. The first settlers arrived in 1839, living on the mainland. In 1841 settlement on the island started. The fish plant was opened in 1968 on the island and in 1969 a causeway was built connecting the island to the mainland. The community consists of 2 main roads, the first being Main Street and the second being the Causeway which branches off to the right as you head south on Main Street.

Burnt Islands Tourist Attractions:

As you drive along Main Street you will come to the Burnt Islands Hook and Line Interpretation Centre. Since it was September it was already closed but that did not stop us from snooping around. It is obvious that a lot of work has gone into creating this facility. There was a lot of fishing equipment around, it would be a great place to check out in the summer months. They also run a coffee shop and a craft store during the season.

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Burnt Islands Hook and Line Interpretation Center, Burnt Islands, NL
Burnt Islands Hook and Line Fishing Museum, Burnt Islands, NL

Near Burnt Islands:

Rose Blanche
Barachois Falls
Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland

Newfoundland Travel Books and Field Guides

Before you head to Newfoundland, you may want to consider one or more of the great field guides that are available. We have done short reviews of the following:

Edible Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador
Trees & Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador
Wildflowers of Newfoundland and Labrador
Whales and Dolphins of Newfoundland and Labrador
Birds of Newfoundland
Geology of Newfoundland

Newfoundland books available from (Canada)

Newfoundland books available from (USA)