Fortune is a town of about 1,400 inhabitants (2016) in Southern Newfoundland, on the northern shore of the Burin Peninsula. The fishery as the biggest industry. For travellers it's most notable for the passenger ferries to Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Fortune marina


The name of the town is believed to have originated from the Portuguese word "fortuna" meaning "harbour of good fortune".

The main industry in Fortune is the ocean fishery which employs 400 residents. Species landed include cod, flounder, and haddock.

Get inEdit

Map of Fortune

By carEdit

Driving (or hitchhiking) is probably the only way in from elsewhere in Canada. Fortune is on Highway 220, about 200 km from the Trans-Canada Highway.

By boatEdit

SPM Ferries carry foot passengers and up to 15 vehicles from both Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

By planeEdit

The closest airport is in Saint-Pierre, and almost all flights there are from Canadian destinations, but this means exiting and entering Canada anew. In Canada, the closest airports are in Gander and St. John's.

Get aroundEdit

Walk, bike or drive.


Fortune Head Lighthouse
  • 1 Fortune Head Park Reserve. Cliffs with rocks from the boundary between the Precambrian and Cambrian periods and fossils from 540 million years ago. The Geological Centre arranges guided tours here.  




  • 1 Mary Brown's, 25 Bayview St. Fast food chain serving chicken.
  • 2 Doc's Diner & Café, Bayview Pl.
  • 3 Lake's Bakery, Bunkerhill Rd.


  • 1 Fortune Legion Branch 25, 23 Piercey St.



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