Newfoundland: The Elliston Puffins

By Yula_Traveller | Oct 28, 2020
North America > Canada > Newfoundland

One of our favourite adventures in Newfoundland was seeing puffins up close and personal. We headed to the Bonavista Peninsula, to visit the Adorable Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland. We had no idea how wonderful this visit was going to be!

It's about a 10 minute walk from the entrance of the Puffin Viewing Site, through a well-kept meadow and toward the edge of the site. On a large rock across the water there were hundreds, if not thousands, of puffins gathered and fishing for their meal.

A few brave ones were much closer for our viewing pleasure. It's quite wonderful and really indescribable on what it feels like to be there so close to them. They were absolutely adorable!

I highly recommend visiting this site. And if you go, make sure you have a good camera with a good zoom lens. You can get some amazing pictures. The pictures I have are poor quality, but still a wonderful memory of our visit there.

After consulting our boondocking app – iOverlander – we headed to Dungeon Provincial Park for our overnight stay in our little converted car camper. The park is just a 15 minute drive north of the puffin viewing site. It was another incredible camping spot in Newfoundland.

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Written by Yula_Traveller
We are Yula and Alex from Ontario, Canada. We retired in 2019 and now we are either travelling or planning our next trip. In the next few years we plan to explore more of the natural beauty that Canada and United States have to offer. For more of our travels, visit us at

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