Livyers Lot



Open from Mid May to Mid September
Daily   12 h – 19 h

From Mid Sept to Mid May (we reopen on Mother’s Day)
Open by appointment (through email to



The Livyers’ Lot is a welcoming place where both tourists and locals can enjoy the unique experience of watching our artisans create traditional and modern pieces while chatting with them about their products. This économusée was established to provide a venue so local craftspeople would have a place to make and sell their crafts. The name comes from a set of Newfoundland words which classified fishermen as either “livyers”—those who lived in the places where they fished and “stationers”—those who migrated with the fishery. So the Livyers’ Lot shows the lot in life of the fishermen who lived here.

Our knitters will give visitors a deeper understanding of the culture and history associated with Newfoundland fishing villages and the knitwear that has kept fishermen warm in inclement weather for hundreds of years. Our matmakers, quilters and other craftspeople demonstrate how their inventiveness and curiosity combine to create beautiful quilts, hooked and poked rugs, and other crafts.

Livyers Lot
Route 210, Boat Harbour,
Burin Peninsula, NL

T  709 443-2619
709 443-2580