Holidaying In Bird Cove
Amazing, incredible experiences await the visitors of Bird Cove which is located in the province of Newfoundland Island and Labrador, Canada. It maybe a small town of about 200 residents but it is blessed with beautiful sceneries, archaeological excavations and exhibits as well as many learning adventures that will provide you with memories to last for a long, long time. If these attractions don’t win you over, then the wonderfully warm, kind-hearted and welcoming people of Bird Cove sure will!
The Romantic Vacationing Experience in Bird Cove
My wife and I were lucky to have a break from our busy schedules early this year, and we knew this was our time to take a relaxing holiday. After working non-stop for two years, we wanted to spoil ourselves a little bit, so we set off for a long travel adventure. Bird Cove was our preferable travel destination, and we arrived on a warm, summer evening. A travel agency took care of all our accommodation and traveling logistics so there were no hiccups of any sort.
There are several hotels near Bird Cove to cater for the ever increasing visitors, but I think the sea-houses and holiday apartments are the toast of this lovely place. Most of them are in locations which provide wonderful and panoramic sea views with a walking distance to the beach. We chose to stay at the Grenfell Louie A. Hall, which is a bed and breakfast inn that has a lot of history and personality. Our bedroom was very comfortable with clean towels, nice sheets and a very cozy bed. The breakfast was hot and extremely delicious and the menu is rich with variety.
The following day, we visited the Big Droke Cultures Foundation for an archaeological and cultural tour on the history of the town. A very helpful guide took us to the Big Droke and Caines sites which were excavated around 1997. It was great to learn how the Maritime Archaic Indians led their lives 4500 years ago.
The guide explained to us that they were the first inhabitants of Bird Cove, and they were mainly craftsmen who loved to hunt, fish and play. We were literally sucked into the pre-historic world of these inhabitants as we visited the Peat Garden and Meat Point sites which contain unique exhibits and finds that illustrate the culture of the Indians.
We also learnt that Europeans, including the French, English, Basques and the Irish were the first explorers to come to Bird Cove. It was fascinating to learn how they interacted with the native inhabitants of the area.
Walking around the town, we were enamored by its intrinsic beauty, with sign boards containing street and road names strategically installed to guide the first-time visitors. There are so many wellness and recreational facilities that we were almost spoiled choices. The romantic nature of the town is enhanced by the presence of walking trails that are so serene you almost become one with nature.
During our stay, these walking trails became the source of many wonderful experiences for both of us; it was like taking a walk in paradise or being in a surreal dream that none of us wanted it to end. And the food there was healthy and I didn’t have to worry about gaining and feeling plump again, like how I used to be.
The 50 Centuries Interpretation Center is a must visit for any tourist who comes to Bird Cove. It is located in a school building, and we were fortunate to have a tour by the director herself. She was very knowledgeable and passionate and we learned a lot about the Archaic Indians and the Groswater Paleoeskimos who at one time inhabited the town. We were shown tools, weapons and exhibits that we hadn’t seen anywhere else in Newfoundland. Although the center was small, the detailed learning experience was worth our visit.
Bird Cove offers so much that it is impossible to exhaust it all. Whether it is visiting the aboriginal archaeological sites, hiking through the Dog Peninsula trail system or enjoying the backdrop of the setting sun from the beach, the experiences are simply unforgettable. I highly recommend the town especially to people who love visiting museums and ancient sites. Holidaying in Bird Cove gave us many pleasant memories and we can’t wait to return very soon.