Nature and Wildlife
Rest awhile, shop and learn about the area at the Fishing Point Emporium
The Fishing Point Emporium has the largest selection of souvenirs and crafts on the Viking Trail and has many other conveniences for the traveller .
Fishing Point Emporium is located at Fishing Point in St. Anthony and is next to the Fishing Point Lighthouse, Leifsburdir (home of the Great Viking Feast), the Lightkeepers Seafood Restaurant, and the walking trails and lookouts of Fishing Point. This a great location for visitors to take advantage of several activities at one location.
This is a new establishment which was opened for the first time on June 1st, 2005. The building has a total of 3600 square feet and has 150 feet of patio running along three sides of the building. This is a magnificent location for visitors to view icebergs, whales, dolphins and fishing activities around the area. The deep waters surrounding Fishing Point enable the whales and icebergs to navigate very close to the shoreline of Fishing Point.
The Emporium has the largest selection of Newfoundland and Labrador crafts.
Innu Tea dolls
Moose Antler, Whalebone and Soapstone Carvings
Local Knitted goods
Painted minature salt box style houses
Local woodwork of several local craftsman
Souvenirs of Fishing Point and Newfoundland - flags, T-shirts, coats, hats, matted prints, and thousands of others items.
Visitor Information Centre
St. Anthony and Area Chamber of Commerce
Fishing Point Emporium in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce operates this Visitor Information Centre from June 1st - Sept 31st. Information brochures and helpful staff can help you with anything from accommodations to all major attractions within the area. If you need accommodations, information on attractions or anything else for this area then you should make the Visitor Information Centre at the Fishing Point Emporium your first stop while visiting the area
High speed Internet service
Most travellers today want to keep in touch with co-workers and family via the Internet using high speed internet access. The Fishing Point Emporium provides this service and travellers have been very grateful and impressed with the level of service. You can enjoy a coffee and view whales and icebergs through the windows next to the computers. Many travellers have commented on the beautiful setup and how relaxing it is to access the Internet in such an inspiring surrounding.
Four high speed internet access ports with three computers and one access port to use your own laptop.
Two Public Washrooms
These are wheelchair accessible. Our visitors have commented that they are the nicest and cleanest washrooms they have seen while they have been on their vacation.
Drop in for a soft serve ice cream cone , or other ice cream dishes such as sundaes and Razzles , flavoured with our local berries such as cloudberries ( bakeapples ), partridgeberries , and wild raspberries, and other popular children flavours .
Light Breakfast Snacks
The breakfast menu includes coffee, flavoured teas, cereals, muffins made with local wildberries , and toast which can be complimented with local wildberries .
Enjoy a light breakfast while viewing whales and Icebergs on the 150 foot patio. Tables and chairs on the back patio allow the customer to have a very relaxing start to their day. Customers have commented that the view of Fishing Point Cove and the Grey Islands from the patio is one of the best outlooks in Atlantic Canada. Look out at the ocean and listen to the waves.
This Interpretation Centre provides a variety of information on many subjects that involve the local culture, wildlife and natural history of this area. The tour of the Interpretation Centre takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes and the cost is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Special rates for bus tours are available.
Some of the subjects covered in the Interpretation Centre include the following.