Bell Island - The "Belle Of The Bay"

Bell Island is in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the largest of several islands in Conception Bay, measuring about 9 km by 3.5 km. From the province's capital St. John's, the oldest city in North America, it's a 20-minute drive to the ferry terminal at Portugal Cove, then a 20-minute ferry ride to Bell Island.

On a visit to the Island, you'll see the giant murals that were painted to commemorate the Island's rich heritage. Visit the museum and discover the many historic artifacts including samples of the iron ore that made Bell Island one of the richest and oldest mining operations in the world. Or for the ultimate experience, take the underground mine tour. Officially opened in 1998, this tour is already being touted as one of the best of its kind. It will truly give you an appreciation of what it was like to work underground.

Bell Island has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. A walking trail will take you around the island where you'll experience the many species of birds and other wildlife, majestic cliffs and ocean view. There are natural freshwater ponds and many beaches by the ocean for swimming.