We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Random Passage Site

New Bonaventure, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
+1 709-464-2233
Review Highlights
Fascinating and welcoming experience!

We ventured down to the Random Passage Site in Old Bonaventure on a cloudy May Monday on the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Kelowna, Canada
Wonderful Look Back af the Past

We had not read the books or seen the movie but a friend had highly recommended the tour to us. We... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Toronto, Canada
Read all 45 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“movie set” (5 reviews)
“true story” (2 reviews)
New Bonaventure, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
+1 709-464-2233
Write a Review
Reviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We ventured down to the Random Passage Site in Old Bonaventure on a cloudy May Monday on the Victoria Day weekend. We weren't entirely sure the site would be open as it's early for such experiences in outport Newfoundland. But, to our delight Connie and...More

Thank CanadianFreeSpirit
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had not read the books or seen the movie but a friend had highly recommended the tour to us. We had some extra time after our visit to Trinity so decided to take the tour. We are so glad we did. The tour guide...More

1  Thank MomOwl
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have never seen the movie and were not really interested in seeing a movie set but most of the old or reconstructed buildings we had seen in Nfld were of the merchant set so we thought this would be a chance to see how...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a fantastic guide named Dora who explained everything very clearly and with a great storytelling qualities! She larded her story with personal experiences and made our visit a great succes. It was fantastic to be inside the book. A stay of a morning...More

Thank Roelof25
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family took a chance on the out-of-the-way drive (not too bad) to see this film site replica of an old time Nfld fishing village during our vacation. We were met by a nice local lady who guided us through the site with delightful enthusiasm...More

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fun and Interesting. Kids enjoyed the history. Gives a great idea to how Newfoundlanders lived in years gone by. Was previous a film set, however now is used as a tourist attraction.

Thank Christa B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

While this is a recreated 'film set' you really do not to have seen the mini series or read the books to enjoy this place. It does give a glimpse into early outport life and the tour guides are great. A little off the beaten...More

Thank NLtrout
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stumbled upon this and thought what the heck lets do it! So we went on the tour and it was fantastic! The guide made us feel like we were actually hearing a true story. The buildings and props are fantastic! Ok, I liked it...More

Thank OntarioIslandgirl
Reviewed 22 July 2016

this is one of my favourite spots in NL. Its so quiet and peaceful. I have never accompanied the tour (although I am sure it is amazing; non the less), but I have came here out of season to walk around and explore the area....More

Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had already seen the movie series and read the book which made it more special for me to see the site. However, my husband and I were both interested to see and get a picture of how people who came to a gushing outport...More

Thank Jzjsolo
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Random Passage Site staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines