Sense of Place

Locally it’s called “Twillingate Island” and thought of as one place using “northside” and “southside” to represent the north and south islands.

Twillingate Island is located off north-eastern Newfoundland Island in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and lies at the mouth of Notre Dame Bay.  This quaint little Outport is referred to as one of the “Isles of Notre Dame” along with Fogo Island, Change Islands & New World Island. To travel all four “Isles of Notre Dame” will take you “All Around the Circle“. It’s well-known for icebergs, whales, fresh air, Outport culture, the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival and Long Point Lighthouse.

Perfectly anchored in the Labrador Current, Twillingate Island has often being called “Iceberg Capital of the World” and offers a front row seat to Iceberg Alley.

Twillingate consists of a north and south island. These two islands have a small tickle running between them called Main Tickle. The Tickle is covered by a bridge called Tickle Bridge which accommodates automobiles & foot traffic. This small bridge also offers a beautiful view of “up the bite” and “out harbour“.

Locally it’s called “Twillingate Island” and thought of as one place using “northside” and “southside” to represent the north and south islands.

As with all Outport coastal towns hugging Newfoundland & Labrador’s rugged coastline, Twillingate grew from its harbour outward naturally. The harbour has always been the heartbeat of an Outport since we are an ocean fishing people.

There is usually a main road hugging the shoreline of the harbour. Twillingate’s harbour road is Main Street (northside and southside) and the majority of businesses lie within its reach.

The images in this travel guide are a carefully selected series of images representing Twillingate’s “sense of place”.

Feel free to visit.