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Boyd's Cove Indigenous Sight

Explore the lives of the Beothuk, a First Nations people who succumbed in the early 19th century to a combination of disease and battle with European settlers. A 1½-km (1-mile) trail leads to the archaeological site that was inhabited from about 1650 to 1720, when the Beothuk departed this stretch of coast as settlers moved in. Walk softly to feel The Spirit of the Beothuk, represented by a commanding bronze statue by Gerald Squires that stands almost hidden in the woods. Just in back of the center is a Spirit Garden, opened in consultation with First Nations in Newfoundland, which is the site of an annual "Voices on the Wind" ceremony in September.

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Southside Rd.
Boyd's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador  A0G 1G0, Canada

709-656–3114-seasonal contact

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$6, Closed early Oct.–late May

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