Elliston's Root Cellars
Elliston's Root Cellars
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Heatpilk
Bowmanville, Canada277 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Took a visit to see the puffins and all the different root cellars in the area where definitely an added bonus to our trip to Elliston…. Loved reading about them and loved the fact that you could go in some of them! So many different ones in the area
Written 22 July 2022
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CherylM2010
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
Jun 2022
There are lots of these root cellars. Notice the little chimneys to let the gasses out. Inside one I checked there were all sorts of drawers for storing the veg.
Written 15 July 2022
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ZNorth
Prince George, Canada95 contributions
Jun 2022
I wouldn't drive out to the Bonavista area for the root cellars, but if you're in the area for other things (museums, icebergs, whales), stop by the Puffin viewing area and the Elliston Root Cellars are right there. A little bit of history, they look like hobbit houses and I would think kids in particular would really enjoy them.
Written 14 June 2022
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,390 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Came here to visit this attraction. Very cool thing to see knowing that its a local cultural thing. Free attraction with free parking.
Written 8 September 2021
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E. Van Bergen
Toronto, Canada128 contributions
Aug 2021
On our way to the puffin viewing site in Elliston, we learned that Elliston is the root cellar capital in the world. We stepped into these and it was really cold inside! A great experience!
Written 26 August 2021
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DKL930
Saanich, Canada6 contributions
Sep 2019
a unique look into how people adapted to the rugged life on Newfoundland's coast. It is free and fits in well with other visits in the area such as the Sealing Museum in Elliston. The drive out gives you a good viewof the coastline.
Written 26 September 2019
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Bill C
Burlington, Canada28 contributions
Aug 2019
Its very interesting to go into a few of the many root cellars to see the ingenuity of the local population years ago before fridges became popular.
Written 19 September 2019
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Coldings
Copenhagen, Denmark497 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The Root cellars give interesting insight into how difficult farming conditions forced the first settlers to find solutions. But you do not need to see all 133 of them.
Written 16 September 2019
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Paula V
125 contributions
Aug 2019
Just a bit further up the road from the Puffin site and there are several of them. Neat history, made think of the Hobbit or such stories.
Written 16 September 2019
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,300 contributions
Sep 2019
Driving through the Bonavista Peninsula to see the sealing museum and monument in Elliston, you will see a good number of root cellars, many still in use. A traditional food storage system, especially for root vegetables, they are build right into the ground. The natural humidity and moisture of the little hills and banks keeps the vegetables cool in the summer and prevents freezing during the long winter months. It even has a festival in September. You have to credit the little place for the innovation of calling itself the 'Root Cellar Capital of the World, the practice earning a Distinctive Cultural Tradition and Practice designation in 2013 from the province.
Written 12 September 2019
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