Grand Bruit - Newfoundland and Labrador

Grand Bruit is a quaint isolated fishing community only accessible by boat. The passenger ferry service leaving from Rose Blanche is about a two hour trip to Grand Bruit or with the use of a private vessel, only one hour. The community is situated on the shores of a well protected harbour with sloping hills and a waterfall that makes a path through the centre of the village.

The name "Grand Bruit", is no doubt French meaning "great noise" as is apparent by the roar of the falls which can be heard from a great distance. Grand Bruit was settled in the 1800's most likely because of the well-protected harbour, its abundance of forest and fresh water and its proximity to rich fishing grounds. It is thought that Grand Bruit was settled by the English and Jersey planters and fishermen who were encouraged to come by fishing merchants of Jersey.

A visit to this picturesque fishing village will take you on a path that is dotted with brightly colored houses, providing an opportunity to meet with the friendly people of Grand Bruit. Because of its safe and interesting location, the Grand Bruit harbour has become a popular resting point for visitors to the area by way of pleasure crafts.

Natural and traditionally Newfoundland, the settlement of Grand Bruit remains among the now few isolated fishing communities on the island. It offers a truly unique experience that is filled with the rich culture and heritage of outport Newfoundland.

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