NL Government: Provincial Historic Sites Reporting an Increase in Visitor Traffic this Summer
September 6, 2022
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Historic Sites are reporting an increase in visitor traffic this summer compared to previous years. The sites offer unique and immersive experiences for residents and travellers alike, providing a rare glimpse into the province’s past.
From May to July, the Provincial Historic Sites welcomed a total of 63,329 visitors. In comparison, the sites saw a total of 9,462 visitors from May to July in 2021 and 53,433 visitors during this period in 2019. This year’s total, as of July, represents an increase of 569 per cent over the same period in 2021 and an increase of 19 per cent from 2019.
July was a busy month for all of the Provincial Historic Sites with a total of 35,100 visitors in that month alone, an increase of 375 per cent compared to July of last year when the sites welcomed 7,393 visitors. More visitors were recorded at the Provincial Historic Sites in the month of July this year than visited during the entire 2021 operating season.
All Provincial Historic Sites across Newfoundland and Labrador are offering free regular admission for the 2022 season as part of Come Home 2022.
The Provincial Historic Sites in Newfoundland and Labrador are:
- Beothuk Interpretation Centre
- Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
- Colonial Building (opening this month)
- Commissariat House
- Cupids Cove Plantation
- Heart’s Content Cable Station
- Hiscock House
- Trinity Mercantile Premises
- Mockbeggar Plantation
- Newman Wine Vaults
- Point Amour Lighthouse
- Trinity Visitor Centre
The sites are scheduled to close on Friday, October 7. For more information, please visit www.seethesites.ca.
“Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Historic Sites help tell our province’s special story and are windows into our past. We are delighted to hear that people – both local residents and travellers – are visiting the sites. Thank you to our staff for their hard work this season and for helping to ensure people have an enjoyable experience. If you haven’t already, there is still plenty of time to visit. The sites are open until October 7 and I encourage you to check them out. Admission is free as part of Come Home 2022 and these sites are certainly something that should be on your ‘must-see’ list this season.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
Provincial Historic Sites
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