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Twillingate Newfoundland Canada Cruise Port Guide


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The Twillingate/New World Island area is one of the most scenic and picturesque communities in the Province. Excellent opportunities for nature photography, and as well, you may just get some shots of the many icebergs or whales that can be seen during the summer months. The best opportunities for photography may be on board one of the local boat tours.

The Twillingate Museum building was formerly the rectory for St. Peter's Anglican church. Today, the museum holds many items and relics of the past and of our Newfoundland Heritage. At the museum you can view items once belonging to world-famous operatic singer Georgina Stirling, see artefacts of the Beothuk Indians, tools and items from the seal hunt of days gone by, the old Twillingate Sun newspaper printing press, items that represent the history of the Twillingate Girl Guide Movement, and original tools created and used by Dr. J. M. Olds.

Step into the history of Newfoundland by exploring the many displays at the Twillingate Museum. After this, stop by the Craft Shop to purchase souvenirs of your stay in Twillingate, as well as view and purchase crafts that have been made by Newfoundland and local residents. Crafting has played an important role in the history of the community, and is an art that has survived through every generation.

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Going on boat tours of the island is a very exciting activity. Just don't forget to bring your camera! There are several licensed boat tours on the island like Cecil Stockley's "Iceberg Man" tours at the Iceberg Shop on Main St. South or Twillingate Adventure Tours on Main Street North.

Approximately five kilometers outside the town is Prime Berth - Twillingate Fishing Museum. You can visit the walk-in codfish trap here or see live rabbits. There are lots of exhibits and beautiful things to look at. A must see for visitors.

Shopping and Food

There are lots of great shops in Twillingate where you can bring home beautiful souvenirs. On Main Street South, you will find the Iceberg Shop. This store is owned by Cecil Stockley and has beautiful crafts and souvenirs that you can bring home with you. You can also visit the Great Canadian Dollar Store on Tickle Bridge Road.

It's considered normal to tip 10-15% of a restaurant bill. Tips are also usually given to bell hops, concierges, room cleaners, cab drivers, hairdressers, hotel attendants and, by savvy drinkers, bar staff.


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You will find ATMs in many grocery stores, malls, airports and so on, and most are linked to the international networks, the most common being Cirrus, Plus, Star and Maestro. You can also grab cash from an ATM if you use a major credit card although this method tends to be more expensive because, in addition to a service fee, you'll be charged interest immediately.

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In Canada the main languages are English 59.3%, French 23.2% (both official); other 17.5%. Quebec and New Brunswick being the most "French" The rest of the country is English speaking.

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