Trinity in Brief

The town of Trinity, one of the earliest settlements in Newfoundland – and indeed in Canada – has a history that dates back some 500 years. In its heyday, Trinity was a regional center for the international trade in salt cod, as well as seal hunting, whaling and whale oil production, ship building and other trades directly linked to the bounties of the surrounding seas.

Due to the dedicated efforts of residents, in conjunction with the Trinity Historic Society — founded some 50 years ago — much of the original character of the town has been preserved. There are many buildings in the village that have Provincial Heritage Foundation status.

Codfish processing, 1827 – believed to be
Trinity harbour in the background.

Visits to the interpretation center, the still-working Green Family Forge, an operating cooperage, a traditional wooden boat-building exhibit and the Trinity Historical Society Museum, among other attractions, offer vivid insights into the long history of the village.

A popular historic walking tour is conducted daily during the summer months providing a rich description of daily life as it was in Trinity.

The Rising Tide theatre also stages a re-enactment of important events in the history of the town (the renowned ‘Trinity Pageant’) on a weekly basis in summer.

Many other interesting settlements and villages are within a short day trip — the village of Trinity is perfectly situated to act as a base from which one can explore the entire Bonavista peninsula.

We will be delighted to offer suggestions for the photographer/history buff/hiking enthusiast and all others here to enjoy the many attractions of Trinity and the Bonavista peninsula.