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Fortune
Travel Guide

Fortune showing a lighthouse and general coastal views

Spend a bit of time in this picturesque town to uncover amazing heritage and a tangible past based on the riches of the sea.

Wander through gorgeous parkland and enjoy awe-inspiring coastal scenery in Fortune. Hear the story of this old town and admire historic relics that bring the tale to life.

Although only officially a town since 1946 its name dates back to the 16th-century when fishermen from southern Europe utilized the rich waters of Fortune Bay. The first English settlers arrived during the 1700s with the promise of fish stocks still attracting newcomers.

Stroll along the harbor’s waterfront and see the large commercial boats that stay tethered waiting for the next voyage into the bay’s wild waters. Cod, flounder and haddock are the primary catches and all are served fresh from the net in the town’s best cafés and restaurants.

To work up an appetite pay a visit to Fortune Head Ecological Reserve a 10-minute drive northwest. This was designated a protected area in 1992 following the discovery of prehistoric fossils. Explore miles of exciting wilderness walking with the ever-present noise of the waves crashing against the cliffs below. Stop to gaze over the dark ocean and look west towards the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Back in town, check out some excellent museums. The Victoria Hall Museum just off Main Street has a collection of 19th-century artifacts including old masonry tools, carved furniture and a gorgeous spinning wheel. The George and Mary Lake Heritage House meanwhile offers a step into the life of a family living in Fortune in the early 20th century.

Fortune is located on the western tip of the Burin Peninsula on Newfoundland. St John’s, the provincial capital, is a 4-hour drive east. Accommodation in Fortune is limited with a few inns and hostels available.

With end of the world scenery and enthralling culture there is plenty to experience in Fortune.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
4 out of 5
411 Stavanger Drive, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $67 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Clovelly Golf Club. Memorial University of Newfoundland ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (959 reviews)
"Excellent service, comfy beds, price"

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
3 out of 5
150 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $81 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Located in Downtown St. John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Newman Wine ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (393 reviews)
"No complaints"

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
3.5 out of 5
227 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $96 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in St. John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Avalon Mall and Memorial ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,379 reviews)
"Great hotel... mattress was the best ever.. great location"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2021

Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appalachian Chalets & RV
Appalachian Chalets & RV
3.5 out of 5
64 Lundrigan Dr, Corner Brook, NL
The price is CA $164 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Situated by the ocean, this cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Captain James Cook National Historic Site, Arts and Culture Centre - Corner Brook, and Corner Brook ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)
"Property was spacious and had everything we needed. We appreciated having dish detergent and tea towels."

Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2021

Appalachian Chalets & RV
Marblewood Village Resort
Marblewood Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
8 Thistle Dr, Steady Brook, NL
The price is CA $199 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in Steady Brook, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Marble Mountain and Heritage Tree. Tuckamore Tangle is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) away.
4.6/5Exceptional! (220 reviews)
"Very comfortable with lots of space in a quiet area just outside the city. Very friendly staff"

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2021

Marblewood Village Resort
The Inn by Mallard Cottage - King Suite
The Inn by Mallard Cottage - King Suite
St. John's, NL
The price is CA $346 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
Located in Quidi Vidi, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Signal Hill ...
The Inn by Mallard Cottage - King Suite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.