The Ryan Premises is a collection of 19th and early 20th-century heritage buildings in Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador. For centuries, this town bustled with the small boats of the inshore fishery and the schooners of the international cod trade.
Within the white, clapboard buildings of the Ryan Premises, you can explore what once was the headquarters of prominent Newfoundland fish merchant, James Ryan. Discover 500 years of traditional fishing in the exhibits, and chat with our knowledgeable interpreters, most of whom grew up in the local historic area.
Spend the day among the rich heritage of Canada’s East Coast fisheries, strolling the grounds with its magnificent views of scenic Bonavista harbour.