Plan your visit
Ryan Premises National Historic Site
The Ryan Premises is located in Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 300 km – a 3.5-hour drive - from the provincial capital of St. John's.
Exhibits and displays are open June to October though it is possible to stroll the grounds year round. Plan at least a half day to visit the exhibits and take part in hands-on demonstrations, leaving extra time to stroll the town, harbor, and wharf.
Operating season and hours of operation.
Directions including GPS coordinates, route by car, and how to get to the island of Newfoundland.
Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Download a site brochure for Ryan Premises National Historic Site and other places to discover in the Eastern Newfoundland region.
10 Ryans Hill Road (Route 235)
Bonavista NL A0C 1B0
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.
Starting at St. John's, follow the TransCanada Highway west to Clarenville. At Clarenville, take route 230, the Discovery Trail, to the Town of Bonavista, then follow the signs. As an alternate route, take route 230 from Clarenville, turn onto route 235 at Southern Bay and follow route 235 straight to the Ryan Premises.
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