The barren-looking limestone of Burnt Cape is one of the most important botanical sites on the Island of Newfoundland. Burnt Cape was fully designated in March of 2000 to protect the area’s high concentration of plant species. Photo credit: Archie Miles
Northern Newfoundland hosts the highest concentration of moose in the world. Enjoy sunset drives with a spectacular showing of moose, grazing alongside the roads. Photo Credit: Glacier Cove
The best time to view icebergs is from April to July. The majority of these icebergs come from glaciers located along Greenland’s western coast, though some are from eastern Canadian Arctic islands. Photo credit: George Fischer
The community of Raleigh hosts friendly people and beautiful panaramic scenery. You never know what nature will bring so have your camera ready! Visitors should be prepared for a chilly time – even in summer. Photo credit: Archie Miles
The Cape’s arctic conditions have led to the formation of frost polygons – strange, geometric circles on the ground. Caused by intense freeze/thaw cycles, they are usually found only in northern or Arctic areas of permafrost. Photo credit: Archie Miles
There are many picturesque locations along these coastlines that offer iceberg-watching opportunities. Should you wish to take a closer look, there’s no shortage of boat tours to take you out to sea. Photo credit: George Fischer
The Northern Peninsula is the only place in the world where this species grows. And though it may have the coolest conditions on the Island, Burnt Cape is home to more than 300 plant species — about 30 of which are rare. Photo credit: Archie Miles
Goose Cove, Newfoundland is a popular sight-seeing venture. Hiking here is always an exhilarating experience. Icebergs were especially plentiful in this area during the summer 2011. Goose Cove is a 38km drive from Raleigh. Photo credit: Glacier Cove
Located near the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula and surrounded on three sides by cold waters from the Strait of Belle Isle, the peninsula of Burnt Cape has some of the most arctic conditions on the Island of Newfoundland. Photo credit: Archie Miles
Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve is home to some fascinating geological features. Whale Cove (the Big Oven) is a marine cave. This impressive arch cut into the dark grey limestone, contains a sea pool and shingle gravels. Photo credit: Archie Miles
Visitors should be prepared for a chilly time, even in summer. Nevertheless, Burnt Cape can be a wonderful place to see rare plants, watch passing icebergs, find fossils, and spot whales, wildlife, and birds. Photo credit: Archie Miles
In the early 1900’s, the Raleigh shores were lined with wharves, stages and fish flakes. The harbour was busy with fishing boats – all in pursuit of the cod fishery. Despite the collapse of fisheries, there is still fishing activity in Raleigh. Photo credit: Archie Miles
Beautiful scenes in Raleigh, NL
Visit us for the rarity of our flora, the wonders of our geology and the undisputed beauty of our province. Our 4 star cabins offer a great view overlooking Raleigh Harbour and Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. A perfect home base for families within the area.
Viking Lodge Motel
A Waterfront Motel with a special focus on solitude and isolation. The silence will amaze you on peaceful days. Truly the best place to relax without any distractions.
Burnt Cape Tours
Learn about a variety of tours - including our famous "Stroll and Scoff" tour -- featuring a bus tour of Burnt Cape Reserve. Customized tours of the region are also available.
Town of Raleigh
Learn more about the location of Burnt Cape Cabins. Located on the northern tip of Newfoundland (population of 177 residents), Raleigh is home to Burnt Cape Reserve.