Woody Island History


Getting Screeched In

How to become an honorary Newfoundlander and Labradorian

Newfoundland and Labrador is a place full of love for our province and pride in our heritage. For those born out of province (known as ‘come from away’s or mainlanders) it is hard to ever be labeled Newfoundlanders or Labradorians. There is one thing, however, that come from away’s (or CFAs) can do in order to bestow upon themselves the hallowed title of honorary islanders.

Bill Plager kisses a codfish

Categories: Woody Island History, Newfoundland and Labrador Culture


HOLLYWOOD(Y) Island Resort: Well-Known Guests!

HOLLYWOOD(Y) Island Resort: Well-Known Guests!

Woody Island may be off the beaten path, but the resort has certainly seen its share of notable guests over the years. That group ranges from local politicians and television hosts to platinum award-winning band members and even a world famous television personality!

In terms of politicians, There have been three Premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador to spend time at the resort. Clyde Wells, Brian Tobin, and Roger Grimes have all enjoyed our beautiful views and cozy accommodations.

Continuing with the provincial theme, the popular local television show Newfoundland Sportsman finally crossed Placentia Bay to Woody Island after years of having the trip on their list of must-do's. Hosts Dwight Blackwood and Gord Follett did some excellent cod fishing and even got to experience our popular kitchen party, always with live entertainment!

Allan Doyle, lead singer of Great Big Sea, and his wife came to Woody Island Resort for a visit a few years back. They savoured delicious Newfoundland meals and spent an afternoon  exploring isloated coves and waterfalls on our boat tour. The platinum selling band will be playing at the famous George Street Festival in downtown St. John's in just two days time!

Finally, Martha Stewart visited the resort on a kayaking trip with Microsoft employees back in 1997. She also shot an episode of Martha Stewart Living with us! During her stay, she got a map reading lesson, learned to jig for cod, picked some fresh local berries and finally watched one of our friendly cooks make our famous toutons!

These celebrities managed to find us, so you have no excuse! And while you may not be known around the world or even in the province, Newfoundland hospitality is the same no matter who you are. Everyone is treated like a star at Woody Island Resort!

Categories: Woody Island History, Saltwater Joys