hamber Cove Heritage Walk, the Bergeron Trail and the Lionel Saint Trail are all linked as the Trails of Valour – hike beautiful, scenic paths and visit memorial monuments, explore locales that were once home to mining and fishing areas, and view the unique geological features offered near St. Lawrence.
Recognized in 2005 as a Municipal Heritage Site, Cape Chapeau Rouge features an enchanting history, and breathtaking views. As the highest point on the south coast at 226 m above sea level, the trail provides an uninhibited view of the coast and overlooks the beautiful town of St. Lawrence. According to records dating back to the eighteenth century the shape of Cape Chapeau Rouge can change depending on your perspective from the sea; a Dutchman without legs, the peak of a hat, a rampant lion, a bust, a broken turret… why not set sail, and see what you see?
Take a guided walking tour with knowledgeable and passionate local historians. You’ll learn about the devastation caused by the tidal wave of 1929, how the community refused to be defeated, and the transition from hooks and nets to the hammer and Take a guided walking tour with knowledgeable and passionate local historians. You’ll learn about the devastation caused by the tidal wave of 1929, how the community refused to be defeated, and the transition from hooks and nets to the hammer and pickaxe. You’ll hear stories of heartbreaking tragedy and heartwarming selflessness as you explore historic sites and breathtaking vistas.
Situated along the point that divides the two St. Lawrence Harbours (Great and Little), Middle Head Lighthouse was first home to a fog alarm in 1912, then a lighthouse and grounds in 1915. Now there’s a new skeletal structure that holds the light – trot on out and take a look for yourself!
186 American lives were saved due to the heart and courage displayed by the people of St. Lawrence and Lawn. Experience the story of the disaster faced by the USS Truxtun and USS Pollux: tragic misfortune, heavy loss, and incredible resilience.
If you are travelling across the Burin Peninsula and are curious about places to see and attractions to experience, then look no further! We worked with our friends from the Department of Tourism to create an itinerary for you, so you have five days of things to do, sights to see, and delicious meals to experience!
The Town of St. Lawrence has a deep and rich history in a mulitude of areas. Even though we are proudly known Nationally for being the Soccer Capital of Canada with a successful and extensive soccer history, there is so much more to our picturesque and hospitable Newfoundland community.
The economic history (mining and fishing) of St. Lawrence and its location to international shipping lanes have supplied the town with available facilities and a proficient industrialized work force past and present capable of handling economic activity. Many men have sacrificed their lives in the development of the mining industry and fishery in St. Lawrence and for that we are forever grateful to them and their families.
A walk over the hills to Chambers Cove will help you trace the history of the heroism that the residents of St. Lawrence displayed during the disaster of the Truxtun and the Polluxthat took place Feb 1942 on the shores of St. Lawrence. Which led to the building of the U.S. Memorial Hospital that was donated by the U.S. in gratitude for the rescue of many men during the dreadful naval disaster . A visit to the Miner’s Museum is a must where detailed photos and materials collected from the disaster are on display.