PLAN YOUR TRIP
Planning a visit?
We’d love to have you. This sample itinerary can give you an idea
of what there is to see and do when coming over for a visit of the
#2 Mine Tour and Museum.
Take the ferry to Bell Island
Start your visit at the Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s ferry terminal (directions). You can park your car at the terminal and walk onto the ferry, or take your car to the island. Always check the ferry schedule before planning to set out.
Visit the #2 Bell Island Mine Tour and Museum
Upon arrival, drive or hike your way to the #2 Mine Tour and Museum. Parking is available onsite. Tours can be booked in person at the time of your visit. Tours are available throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Have lunch at Dicks’ Fish and Chips
Dicks’ Fish and Chips is a must! Serving delicious platters of fish and chips for more than 70 years, Dicks’ is a great stop for a tasty meal in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The perfect way to satisfy your appetite after a trek down the mine.
Check out other attractions
A photographer’s paradise, a trip to Bell Island offers a unique look into the heart of the Newfoundland experience. From beaches to the Gregory Normore Walking Trail, explore our many attractions.
Have a coffee and dinner by the lighthouse
Finally, wind down your trip with a delicious dinner or coffee at the Lightkeeper’s Café, once the home of the Bell Island lighthouse keepers. The downhome food and friendly staff will make you wish you could stay a while longer.
Take some photos from Harry's lookout while waiting for the ferry
Like a friendly goodbye, Bell Island has one last offering as you wait for the ferry — the stunning view of The Tickle from Harry’s Lookout. The lookout is so named to commemorate Harry Hibbs, a famous singer and Bell Islander. Grab your camera or phone and snap away.