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Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1600
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Meh. Lacks direction.

The history of Atlantic Canadas fisheries is interesting, but this place really only presents basic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Craig R
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The History of Cod Fishing in NFLD

Very interesting view of the lives of the men and women fishing in NL. They sure had to work hard... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
macKay201158
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Ancaster, Canada
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Closed for the Season
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod” (24 reviews)
“parks canada” (9 reviews)
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Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-468-1600
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"fishing industry"
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"cod"
in 24 reviews
"parks canada"
in 9 reviews
"fishing history"
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"several buildings"
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"interesting displays"
in 4 reviews
"family home"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 5 reviews
"a great learning experience"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"different buildings"
in 2 reviews
"dining room"
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"answer any questions"
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"self guided"
in 2 reviews
"the main house"
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"two hours"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The history of Atlantic Canadas fisheries is interesting, but this place really only presents basic information and lacks the stories of the people who worked there. Needs more/better guided tours and more historical artifacts in the house area. Can be skipped.

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting view of the lives of the men and women fishing in NL. They sure had to work hard, men and women, catching, salting and drying the cod in a very unforgiving climate. There is also a museum of the town, Bonavista, with a...More

Thank macKay201158
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The premises look great on the outside and unique and we can understand why its an historical site by the provincial government. However, being there a few times now but never can get in before either its closed or off season. Wish it could be...More

Thank Alick T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wing Commander received free passes in 2017 for our Centennial. BUT because we travel on shoulder season we passed Parks Canada sites continually that were NOT open for the season. So ... we like monkeys we purchased passes in 2018 to do the Parks Canada...More

1  Thank LorenzoelJefe
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

No visit to Bonavista would be complete without visiting this site. A wealth of knowledge you will gain as to glimpse into Fishery life.

Thank JRGBonavistaS
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

WE went when it was closed for the season but we were still able to tour the property. It would be better between July 1 and Sept 1.

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This site is well maintained and is a great way to learn about the history of Bonavista. The history of the fishing moratorium and its impact on the community is well captured.

Thank rc697
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were taken to this attraction by our tour group. The Ryan Premises tells the story of the fishing and seal industry. The exhibits are broken up into four buildings plus Mr. Ryan's house, which is across the street. The buildings house some really nice...More

1  Thank Cynderella43
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Learn all about the salt fish trade and the merchants who lived and worked in this area for centuries.

Thank SylRickTraveler
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Ryan Premises is a National Historic Site located in Bonavista, on the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern Newfoundland. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes...More

1  Thank David B
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