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The Town of Elliston, NL (Canada)

The Elliston Community Website (est. Sept. 2000), welcomes you to the online representation of our town! Our goal is the promotion of everything in our community as well as the preservation of our heritage. Although we are still the Root Cellar Capital of the World, our little town has grown beyond its root cellar fame (See below*). Today Elliston is becoming better known for its larger tourism value especially the puffin viewing site and the scenic Maberly region that is also home to the unique Puffin Train display!

Elliston has the John C. Crosbie Sealers’ Interpretation Centre and Sealers’ Memorial Statue with a Memorial Wall overlooking the sea. In you are interested in the full story of the seal hunt this is the place to go. In addition, the reconstruction of a First World War fire trench, at the local shooting range, was completed and opened on July 1st, 2014. This is must see for those interested in Newfoundland’s military past and is 100% free to visit.

Notable local events include the Puffin Festival held in conjunction with the Peter Tucker Memorial Shooting Challenge/Puffin Shoot (July) and the Roots, Rants & Roars Festival (September). Many events are held in the Sandy Cove area that is one of the community’s premier assets. Here we have a beautiful sandy beach and located just across the road is Elliston’s Municipal Park with camping facilities. Also next door is the Gary Baker Memorial Campground with raised platforms for pitching tents. This is all within walking distance of the puffin site. All throughout the area there is magnificent scenery with excellent ocean vistas especially in the Maberly area. Sometimes, during the spring, we are treated to icebergs off our shores and during the summer a variety of whales can be seen around our coastline.

This website has an online gift shop for that special Elliston keepsake if case you didn't have time to pick up something during your visit or wish you had.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to the

 

*Note: Our previous web address, www.rootcellars.com, hosted the community site from September 25th, 2000 to March 31st, 2013. This website/address became its official successor on the latter date.


 

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

     
Fire Department            (709) 468-2222
     
RCMP   (709) 468-7333
     
Ambulance   (709) 468-2244
     
Hospital   (709) 468-7881
     
Pharmacy   (709) 468-1119

 

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Community Support

The Elliston Community Website came into being through the joint effort of various Elliston area organizations and individuals. Special thanks go out to the DSC, our primary sponsor, as well as Puffin Ventures Craft Shop that has been of assistance. Also, thank you to everyone who has made an online donation to help this community web resource prosper.

 

 

We appreciate donations (see above button) that allow us to continue and expand.

 

The Puffin Train



 

The Puffin Train is a colourful yet unusual attraction located at Maberly a short distance past the actual Puffin Viewing Site. It is a large mock-up of a train from the fictional puffin railroad featuring the Puffin Express.

 

It is one of Elliston's more humorous attractions especially for the kids and young at heart.

 

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Puffin Viewing Site



 

Elliston has one of the most accessible land view of puffins with hundreds of nesting pairs. This site is only a short walk from the main road and it provides some spectator views of these colourful sea birds. Best of all it is 100% FREE!

 

Puffins return to the site in May and stay until late in September.

 

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Root Cellars



 

The root cellar was the initial item that put Elliston on the map. Things have come a long way since then. Elliston declared itself the "Root Cellar Capital of the World" in July 2000. 133 root cellars have been documented, some of which have survived nearly two centuries.

 

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