Quirpon Island

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Quirpon Island is a small Canadian island off the northeastern tip of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is located at the southeastern edge of the Strait of Belle Isle, south of Belle Isle. Cape Bauld is located at its northeastern point. The haunting Isle of Demons legend originates from here.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 51°36′36″N 55°26′08″W / 51.61000°N 55.43556°W / 51.61000; -55.43556[1]Lighthouse Inn[edit]

Quirpon Island is currently a tourist attraction, that is privately owned and serves as an inn (the lighthouse is owned by the Government of Canada). The inn has two buildings that can accommodate tourists, as well as a lighthouse and a few other buildings. The only way to travel there is to stay at the inn, which is accessible by dinghy only. Guests can go on tours in the boat and see icebergs, humpback whales and other marine life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quirpon Island". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.