Fogo Island, Newfoundland: An Overview
Fogo Island sits at the edge of Canada, off the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. First settled by English and Irish in the 17th century, Fogo Island was an important fishery until the 1950s when it fell on hard times. Due to intervention from a number of sources, the island avoided resettlement and in fact has had a striking renaissance as an artists community and travel destination.
Although it is the largest of Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore islands, Fogo Island is only 25 km long and 14 km wide. The total area is 237.71 km² (91.78 sq mi).
Fogo Island would appeal to travellers who enjoy being off the beaten track and are interested in art, architecture, remote communities, history and culture.
Where is Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Fogo Island is the largest of Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore islands. It sits just north of midway on Newfoundland's east coast (see red pinpoint on right of map).
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories. Fogo Island is surrounded mostly by the Atlantic Ocean and sits east of Change Islands and the town of Twillingate and north of Musgrave Harbour, which is the access point to the island across Hamilton Sound.