DescriptionSettled about 1700, Twillingate shares the name of the island on which it is built. Named Toulinguet by French fishermen who thought it resembled Point Toulinguet near Brest, France, the island supports a fishing community. Twillingate celebrates its seafaring heritage with the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival, which features fish dinners, dancing, music and craft displays during the last full weekend in July.
The Long Point Lighthouse, just north of Twillingate on Hwy. 340, offers views of the North Atlantic. The vista is especially beautiful at sunset. In June and July icebergs can be seen drifting south from the Arctic.
Things to SeeTwillingate Museum