Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 24, 2021
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Newfoundland for the summer

TRINITY For nothing but peace, quiet and little, if any, reminder of work, drive 260 kilometres north of St. John’s to Trinity in the Bonavista Peninsula. The area is home to about 300 people as well as adorable gardens and heritage homes. It’s so lovely that the Artisan Inn has a studio — the Twine Loft — behind it for dancers, musicians, painters, photographers and any other artists inspired by the surroundings. The Loft also hosts art exhibits and sales from time to time. Built in 1940, the Artisan Inn opened in 1997. Its Cove View and Trinity rooms each have their own bathroom. Its only suite features a kitchen and living space complete with a library. The inn is open from May 1 until October 31. The rate is $119 for a room, $159 for the suite, double or single, breakfast included. (877) 464-7700;

ST. JOHN’S If you’re attending the 59th Conference of the Canadian Psychiatric Association this August, consider getting a bed at the Bonne Esperance Heritage Inn. There’s little reason not too. The inn consists of three properties built between 1897 and 1900 — a heritage property, indeed. Each is Victorian in style with bay and dormer windows, and original hardwood floors and stained glass. The 1800s banister along the stairs leads to the bedrooms (there are 12 in total). They all have their own bathroom and are equipped with a telephone, TV, iPod dock and Wi-Fi. The suites (there’s a trio of them) also have a full kitchen and living room. Common rooms include the inn’s kitchen, living space and backyard “fairyland garden.” The inn is open from May to October. Double occupancy rates start at $135 for rooms, $250 for suites, breakfast included. (888) 726-3835;

NORRIS POINT Chances are that Gros Morne National Park is the reason you’re in Newfoundland, and no wonder. Its breathtaking fjords and tablelands make the park one of our country’s natural treasures. A gem within it is Neddies Harbour Inn on Bonne Bay, which opened in 2007. Its clean and crisp interior takes advantage of local Newfoundland birch, which is used in the flooring as well as some of the furniture that was handcrafted especially for the inn. The proprety has 15 rooms, each with its own bathroom, telephone, TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi. In addition to a sunroom with views of the water, amenities include an exercise room, indoor hot tub and sauna. The inn is open from May to October. High-season rates from June 15 to September 15 start at $180. (877) 458-2929;

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