Town of Old Perlican
199 Blow Me Down Drive
Old Perlican, NL A0A 3G0
Tel: (709) 587-2266
Email: info@townofoldperlican.ca
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OLD PERLICAN CELEBRATIONS

OLD PERLICAN CELEBRATIONS August 21-27, 2017 Come and enjoy a week of various events and activities.

Click on read more below for schedule of events and activities. .... [Read more]

Updated: Monday, April 3, 2017   11:48 pm


Enjoy The Scenery - But Take Caution
We ask all residents and especially visitors to be very careful when strolling along our rugged coastline. Taking pictures of the ice. icebergs can become very dangerous if one becomes unaware of .... [Read more]
Updated: Monday, April 3, 2017   11:48 pm


OPFD Chase the Ace

OPFD CHASE THE ACE Sundays from 5:30 -7:30 at the Fire Hall

Ticket to be drawn at 8:00 SHARP!!! Tickets $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00 or 7 for $10.00 Must be in attendance when .... [Read more]

Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2015   10:47 am


Purchase Items

Looking for that ideal gift to sent your relatives or friends living away from our town -- or a gift for someone special??? Tourists interested in purchasing a souvenir of our town!! .... [Read more]

Updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:32 pm


Sign Our Guest Book
Let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to the Old Perlican area. Publish your experiences for others to read. The town of Old Perlican plans to preserve guest book entries for many .... [Read more]
Updated: Tuesday, October 7, 2014   2:23 pm


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Visit the scenic wharf in Old Perlican
Old Perlican has a very unique coastline with one of the most picturesque harbours in the province.

It is the home of a varied and colorful fishing fleet - one of the largest in the province.

Our rich cultural history is highlighted by the Beckett Heritage Home, and our War Memorial Park. Old Perlican is also the home of The Cabot Lodge - one of the oldest Orange Lodges in the province as well as St. Andrews By the Sea United Church.

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Beckett Heritage Property

Beckett Heritage Property

Located at 527 Main Street
Tel: (709) 587-2017
Fax: (709) 587-2261
Open:  July - September

The Beckett Heritage Property depicts a typical fisherman's home during the early 1900's with it's popular mansard roof. The property includes a root cellar, well, small barn, hen house and associated vegetable garden where the Becketts grew potatoes, turnip,carrots, beets, and rhubarb. The wood house, stable, and hen's pen were modified but its present form still reminds us of fisherman's self-sufficient life-style in this area. The home has a kitchen, pantry, parlor and bedroom restored and furnished as it was in 1902. The rest of the rooms are used as a Veterans Gallery, a Fishermans Gallery, and two rooms to display general artifacts.

This house was built in 1902 by George Barrett Sr. for his son George Johosaphat Barrett who lived there until 1919 with his wife Laura nee Smith and their five children. It was then sold to fisherman Henry Roger (Harry) Beckett and his wife Genevra in 1919 who occupied the home until their death in 1988 and 1990 respectively.

The property was passed on to the Heritage Committee by Harry and Genevra Beckett's children Freda Hopkins and Ernest Beckett.

The building was designated as a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador on September 15th, 2001, and was restored in the summer of 2002.

The restoration of the Beckett Property proved to be an exciting project for the community of Old Perlican, as well as an interesting bit of architectural archaeology as the hidden roof and dormers were returned to the light of day.

The Beckett Heritage Home and the fish store are both used as a museum and house artifacts that were used by typical Old Perlican fisherman in their everyday work activities.

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War Memorial & Park

War Memorial & Park is a great place to relax and ponder

Our heritage as a fishing community is proudly heralded through the efforts of the Old Perlican Heritage Committee.

Some years ago, local residents donated property in the centre of town for the development of a Memorial Park to honour the many residents who left Old Perlican to serve in world wars. 

The War Memorial, surrounded by flags of all provinces and territories of Canada, is the scene of our annual Remembrance Day ceremonies. The adjacent park and boardwalks are a popular tourism attraction.





Town of Old Perlican
199 Blow Me Down Drive
Old Perlican, NL A0A 3G0
Tel: (709) 587-2266 | Fax: (709) 587-2261
Email: info@townofoldperlican.ca
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