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Fortune

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Fortune is in Southern Newfoundland, on the northern shore of the Burin Peninsula.

Understand[edit]

Fortune is a town of about 1400 inhabitants with fishery as the biggest industry. For travellers it's most notable for the passenger ferries to Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Get in[edit]

Map of Fortune

By car[edit]

Driving (or hitchhiking) is probably the only way in from elsewhere in Canada. Fortune is on Highway 220, about 200 km from the Trans-Canada Highway.

By boat[edit]

There are ferries both from Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Unlike to and from the rest of Canada, bringing a car is not an option as the ferries take only passengers and bikes. The ferries have the capability to take cars, but there is no port infrastructure to drive on and off them.

The closest airport is in Saint-Pierre, and almost all flights there are from Canadian destinations, but this means exiting and entering Canada anew. In Canada, the closest airports are in Gander and St. John's.

Get around[edit]

Walk, bike or drive.

See[edit]

  • 1 Fortune Head Park Reserve. Cliffs with rocks from the boundary between the Precambrian and Cambrian periods and fossils from 540 million years ago. The Geological Centre arranges guided tours here. Fortune Head Ecological Reserve (Q3457657) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Mary Brown's, 25 Bayview St. Fast food chain serving chicken.
  • 2 Doc's Diner & Café, Bayview Pl.
  • 3 Lake's Bakery, Bunkerhill Rd.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Fortune Legion Branch 25, 23 Piercey St.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Hotel Fortune, 172 Bayview Street, +1 709-832-7666, . Rooms have tv, queen size bed, fridge, microwave, and coffee and tea maker. There's no restaurant in the hotel. rates from $129.

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