Botwood has a rich history dating back over 150 years.   From its inception as a logging town, to being a refueling base  for the giant flying boats  during their  transatlantic flights from New York to Foynes, Ireland, including becoming  a RCAF seaplane base during WWII to its use as a

seaport for the A.N.D Company and Abitibi. 

The Botwood Heritage Society  has been in existence since 1989. Since then  much as been documented and placed on display at our two museums on the former seaplane base. 

Come and visit both our museums, take a walk out to Killick Island to see one of the best views of our bay. Go for a walk on one of our four walking trails located throughout our beautiful town! 

​The Botwood Heritage Centre and the Botwood Flying Boat Museum are now closed for the 2022 season. However, we are available for off season tours if we are given enough notice.

To schedule an off season tour simply email: or call 257-2839 Monday to Friday.​

The Botwood Heritage Center displays our local history with over 13 exhibits and a gift shop housed in the former PanAm terminal built in 1937.

Botwood Heritage Society

Our aviation history is housed at  The Flying Boat museum which also contains the Ev Elliott Archives. 

 Located on the former seaplane base are a

PBY Catalina and four world war two ammunition bunkers.

Contact Information:

709-257-4612 Botwood Heritage Center          ​709-257-4134 Flying Boat Museum

​Off Season contact: 709-257-2839 

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