Flowers Cove is located on Route 430 on the Great Northern Peninsula of approximately 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of St. Anthony. It’s a service centre for surrounding areas featuring a bank, health clinic, pharmacy, RCMP detachment, food service and accommodations, a youth centre and a playground. The local school service thirteen communities from Anchor Point to Eddies Cove East.
Icebergs and whales
Stay close to the water and you may even see whales and icebergs going through the Strait of Belle Isle!
It may seem hard to believe today, but years ago before the construction of the Viking Trail highway, Marjorie’s Bridge was the only way to get across Lawless Brook on your way up or down the coast of the Great Northern Peninsula. That is, if you weren’t walking. Today, the bridge, while was originally constructed over 100 years ago, connects a walking trail from Burke’s Road to Lawless Point. It was lovingly restored and named after Marjorie “Burke” Myers.
The Lighthouse on Flowers Island was first put into service on Nov. 7, 1899 on land then leased from Newfoundland by the Canadian Government. Canada, which was a separate country from Newfoundland until 1949, wanted to protect ships that travelled north of Flowers Cove through the Strait of Belle Isle.
Its style is unique in Newfoundland and Labrador. More info? Click here!
St. Barnabas “Skin Boot” Anglican Church
It was the drive, inspiration and motivation of Canon J. T. Richards that inspired the building of this Anglican Church. He encouraged the people to sell seal skin boots and use the profits to build the church. Because of the many pairs of boots the community sold, the church, which started construction July 23, 1920 and is still in use today, became known as “Skin Boot Church.”
Newfoundland is home to some of the rarest plants in the world. On a tour of our limestone barrens you can find almost 30 species that you won’t find anywhere else on the island of Newfoundland right here in Flowers Cove.