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Visit Heritage Square, Burin and step back in time through historical displays, buildings and storyboards. Sit down and enjoy the beautiful scenery or take in some local entertainment. You never know what could happen in the square.

Heritage Square is comprised of the Burin Heritage House Museum -- two buildings on opposite sides of the street, set in parkland overlooking the ocean. The museum depicts the heritage and lifestyle of a seafaring people and is one of the best community museums in the country.  

The Oldest Colony Trust Building (formerly the old cold storage shed - blue roof) is being developed as a culture centre and the interior has been painted by local artists with murals depicting historical events. Continuing from the Museum and surrounding parkland is the area designated as market square. This site has served as a gathering place for residents in times of hardship and triumphs for over four centuries. Here visitors will be able to purchase fish and berries in season and also arts & crafts, etc. Picnic sites complete with barbecues will be available overlooking the magnificent vista of land and sea.


The proposed Harbour Front Development is a continuum of this area, boasting one of the best and safest harbours in the province. A unique setting of rugged coastline - on one side are gently rolling hills featuring nature's own rock garden of local flora and fauna. Across the harbour are the beautiful islands which were home to our first settlers. Here one can hike the trail which was used by settlers throughout the centuries. 

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