Located on the tip of the Bonavista Peninsula (See Maps below), in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, the municipality of Bonavista is one of the oldest settlements on the northeast coast. Its name is presumed to have come from the Italian words “O Buena Vista” meaning “O Happy Sight,” attributed to John Cabot when he first saw land in the New World off Cape Bonavista on June 24, 1497.
Location Map of Bonavista within the province of Newfoundland
There are many ways to travel to the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Many visitors travel via the ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to either the Town of Port aux Basques on Newfoundland’s southwest coast, or at the terminus in Argentia (Seasonal). You can also travel here via a number of International Airlines which travel to Gander International Airport, or St. John’s International Airport.
There are three access points to the Bonavista Peninsula in order to get to the Town of Bonavista. The most western access junction (See map below) is at Port Blandford (Route 233), the Bonavista Overpass (Route 230), or at the Town of Clarenville (Route 230-A).
Map of the Bonavista Peninsula
For an interactive map of the community, please visit see the Town Map under the Town Information section. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit anyone of a number of tourist information centres located throughout the region.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Town of Bonavista!