This restored traditional fishing premise gives you a real glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland. Visit the cabin where the family lived and walk through the fishing store to explore the fishing operations of the 1960s. This site provides the opportunity to learn about the fishery of the past, the present and to discuss the fishery of the future.
How do you want to experience Broom Point?
Inside Broom Point fishing shed © Parks CanadaBroom Point Fishing Exhibit -
Open Daily (10:00 – 5:30)
At your own pace, discover the place these three Mudge brothers and their families called “home” for 34 summers from 1941 to 1975 as they fished this coastline. Visit the family cabin and walk through the fish store to explore their hand crafted fishing gear including wooden boats and lobster traps. Have a “Yarn” with one of our Park Canada guides to learn about the ever changing fishery and the continuing importance of the inshore fishery to our province’s economy.
Of Fish and Family © Parks CanadaOf Fish and Family
- Guided visit (45 mins) Monday-Friday (Every hour on the half hour 10:30 – 4:30)
Join a Parks Canada guide for a look back at simpler times. Discover how hard work and strong family ties permitted the Mudge brothers and their families who lived seasonally at this fishing site for over thirty years. Explore the small family cabin and take in the home made fishing gear in the fish store. Run your hand over the well worn gunwale of the wood planked boats as you connect to the people who made their living from the sea.
Yaffle of Chores © Parks CanadaYaffle of Chores Special Program -
(2h) Reservations required ($14.70) Sunday and Thursday 2:00
Take a trip back in time to discover traditional Newfoundland culture. Have you ever head, gut or split a cod? Here is your chance to learn how. Try your hand at a “yaffle” of chores to experience a day in the life of fishing families. Information and reservations: 709-458-2417.