How to get here
Location: 1 Old Castle Hill Road, Jerseyside, NL | 47 15 3.45 N 53 58 17.45 W
Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province in Canada. Castle Hill National Historic Site is located in the town of Placentia in the Eastern region of the island of Newfoundland. The island is accessible by scheduled airline services that connect with most major centres in North America and northern Europe. Ferry access is via the Marine Atlantic service from Nova Scotia.
St. John’s International Airport (YYT) serves the east coast of Newfoundland. Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, Provincial Airlines, and Air Labrador are the major airlines offering a variety of flights to St. John’s.
Marine Atlantic operates car/passenger ferries year-round between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques on Newfoundland’s southwest coast. Ferry service between North Sydney and Argentia, on Newfoundland’s east coast, is offered from mid-June to late September. The crossing time from North Sydney to Port aux Basques is approximately 6 hours, and 11 hours from North Sydney to Argentia.
For ferry reservations, which are strongly recommended, and the most up-to-date ferry schedules and fares, please visit the Marine Atlantic website.
Once in St. John's, travel west on Route 1 approximately 90 kilometres (56 miles) to Whitbourne. Turn left onto Route 100 and travel 50 kilometres (31 miles) south to the Freshwater - Argentia Junction and turn left to Placentia and Castle Hill.