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Village Quidi Vidi

Village Quidi Vidi

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Quidi Vidi. Pop. 599. An ancient and picturesque fishing settlement a mile or so outside the eastern limit of St. John’s, lying between Quidi Vidi Lake and Quidi Vidi Gut. First settled probably in the early 16th century. Here in the 1650s and later lived the Newfoundland patriot John Downing, the planter who in 1675 went as the people’s delegate to England to procure the rescinding of the Royal Proclamation ordering all settlers to remove from the country. In 1705 it had 20 houses and families. A battle was fought near here in 1762, when the British troops landed at Torbay and marched overland to recapture St. John’s from the French. The French had held the capital for several weeks that summer, and in anticipation of a probable attempt by the British to land their forces at Quidi Vidi Gut (or entrance to the sea) the French barred it by sinking rock-filled shallop boats in it. Nearby the settlement on the lower north side of the lake the U.S. Government is at present constructing an important military base.

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Crédit Texte http://qvvplantation.com/history/

FIL DE NOUVELLES
  • Budget time to just sit!
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ KatieWilliams/ nov 29, 2017

    I loved Quidi Vidi, but definitely didn't budget enough time. I visited the Brewing Company, and the Fish Company (the BEST fish and chips I've ever eaten, seriously). I then walked around the area... and thought two hours would be enough time (its not). Make sure you give yourself a day to wander! The locals are so kind and want to stop and chat with you! The hills are also deceptively huge, so bring water!

  • Great place for souvenirs!
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ Clarkkent786/ aoû 30, 2017 Great place for souvenirs!

    The Quidi Vidi Plantation is a great place to buy local arts and crafts!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Instantané/ RogersFamilyNB/ mai 29, 2017
  • Quidi Vidi Boat House - Before the wreak
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ luciithomson/ fév 14, 2015 Quidi Vidi Boat House - Before the wreak

    As a small girl, I always found myself looking up in order to see all the beauty around me. Every building, every person, every park... seemed to tower above my head, straining my neck just to catch a glimpse. One afternoon, I had joined my Godmother for a day at work in her small trinket store within the Quidi Vidi Brewery. When it came time to close, we headed out to the dock and sat outside. That is when I saw it. A small, blue boat house, eye level with myself. The water was fairly calm and the dull sun was shining against its front. Newfoundland's largest resource was our fishery and it amazed me that such a small building played such an important role in our heritage. A pretty, little house guarded our fishermen's equipment and often guarded our fishermen as well. The boat house would typically contain a small wood or oil stove which provided heat while they repaired nets, lines and boats. It had withstood many years of rough waters, and instense weather conditions. This was the first time I've encountered beauty that was not from a haphasard angle and it just so happened that it played a crucial role in my hometown's past. This little piece of history, located in the gut of Quidi Vidi, was recently destroyed during Tropical Storm Igor and has not yet been rebuilt. Although the little, blue boat house has been washed away, I will never be able to forget its vibrant colour and history.

  • Quidi Vidi - Quidi Vidi
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ amosc/ déc 10, 2014 Quidi Vidi - Quidi Vidi

    A place to be one with nature with out even leaving the city of St. John's.

Village Quidi Vidi

Village Quidi Vidi

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A nickname for this village is:

QV DeeVee Kiddy Viddy
FIL DE NOUVELLES
  • Budget time to just sit!
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ KatieWilliams/ nov 29, 2017

    I loved Quidi Vidi, but definitely didn't budget enough time. I visited the Brewing Company, and the Fish Company (the BEST fish and chips I've ever eaten, seriously). I then walked around the area... and thought two hours would be enough time (its not). Make sure you give yourself a day to wander! The locals are so kind and want to stop and chat with you! The hills are also deceptively huge, so bring water!

  • Great place for souvenirs!
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ Clarkkent786/ aoû 30, 2017 Great place for souvenirs!

    The Quidi Vidi Plantation is a great place to buy local arts and crafts!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Instantané/ RogersFamilyNB/ mai 29, 2017
  • Quidi Vidi Boat House - Before the wreak
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ luciithomson/ fév 14, 2015 Quidi Vidi Boat House - Before the wreak

    As a small girl, I always found myself looking up in order to see all the beauty around me. Every building, every person, every park... seemed to tower above my head, straining my neck just to catch a glimpse. One afternoon, I had joined my Godmother for a day at work in her small trinket store within the Quidi Vidi Brewery. When it came time to close, we headed out to the dock and sat outside. That is when I saw it. A small, blue boat house, eye level with myself. The water was fairly calm and the dull sun was shining against its front. Newfoundland's largest resource was our fishery and it amazed me that such a small building played such an important role in our heritage. A pretty, little house guarded our fishermen's equipment and often guarded our fishermen as well. The boat house would typically contain a small wood or oil stove which provided heat while they repaired nets, lines and boats. It had withstood many years of rough waters, and instense weather conditions. This was the first time I've encountered beauty that was not from a haphasard angle and it just so happened that it played a crucial role in my hometown's past. This little piece of history, located in the gut of Quidi Vidi, was recently destroyed during Tropical Storm Igor and has not yet been rebuilt. Although the little, blue boat house has been washed away, I will never be able to forget its vibrant colour and history.

  • Quidi Vidi - Quidi Vidi
    guestBook Livre d'Or/ amosc/ déc 10, 2014 Quidi Vidi - Quidi Vidi

    A place to be one with nature with out even leaving the city of St. John's.

Quidi Vidi. Pop. 599. An ancient and picturesque fishing settlement a mile or so outside the eastern limit of St. John’s, lying between Quidi Vidi Lake and Quidi Vidi Gut. First settled probably in the early 16th century. Here in the 1650s and later lived the Newfoundland patriot John Downing, the planter who in 1675 went as the people’s delegate to England to procure the rescinding of the Royal Proclamation ordering all settlers to remove from the country. In 1705 it had 20 houses and families. A battle was fought near here in 1762, when the British troops landed at Torbay and marched overland to recapture St. John’s from the French. The French had held the capital for several weeks that summer, and in anticipation of a probable attempt by the British to land their forces at Quidi Vidi Gut (or entrance to the sea) the French barred it by sinking rock-filled shallop boats in it. Nearby the settlement on the lower north side of the lake the U.S. Government is at present constructing an important military base.

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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