Twillingate Islands, Newfoundland, Canada (with Map & Photos)

The Twillingate Islands are a group of islands located in the Bay of Notre-Dame, in the north of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. These islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Today it is still possible to find charming fishing villages on the coasts full of coves, beaches or majestic cliffs. If you look closely, you can sometimes spot whales and icebergs in winter.

Twillingate Islands
Twillingate Islands

History


The first European settlers arrived in Twillingate in the 17th century and were mainly fishermen and their families from England.

Twillingate Islands
Twillingate Islands

As the population grew, Twillingate became an important fishing center and a bustling trading place for more than two centuries. One of the most striking historical events in the history of Twillingate was the appearance of a local newspaper - Twillingate Sun. It came out from the 1880s to the 1950s. and was a professional newspaper that covered not only local and provincial news, but also international.

On July 2, 1992, a moratorium on fishing for northern cod was declared, followed by the collapse of the fishing industry.

Twillingate Islands
Twillingate Islands

Twillingate was forced to seek income in the tourism industry and has become a popular destination for visitors in the summer. The region is known for its picturesque, rugged coastline and its quiet and friendly atmosphere. Icebergs can be seen around the coastline during the summer months.

South Twillingate Island Map