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Ryan Premises National Historic Site of Canada



Visit the restored, traditional wooden buildings of the Ryan Premises, meet with knowledgeable interpreters, learn hands-on techniques for catching and “making” cod, and immerse yourself in the "Cod, Seals and Survivors" multi-media exhibit. Explore on your own or download Parks Canada’s official guided tour app, Explora. Stroll along the harbour and through picture-perfect Bonavista, chatting with local residents about their historic town and its proud past as a centre of Newfoundland and Labrador’s salt fish and sealing industries.

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EXPLORA Ryan Premises
EXPLORA Ryan Premises – explore on your own
Let Explora, Parks Canada’s app, guide you through the history, sights and sounds of the heritage buildings within the Ryan Premises with maps, photos, information and quizzes to help bring the remarkable history of Newfoundland and Labrador’s cod and seal trades to life.
Cod, Seals and Survivors
"Cod, Seals and Survivors", an Award-Winning Multi-Media Exhibit
Step back into the days of the international cod trade with the Ryan Premises’ extensive feature exhibit, “Cod, Seals and Survivors", an award-winning multi-media experience unfolding in two heritage buildings.

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