Sunnyside has a very rich history. It all goes back to location. We are at the south west end of Trinity Bay on the Isthmus of Avalon. The Isthmus is a land bridge that connects Trinity Bay with Placentia Bay - a distance of 550 miles by sea but only 2 miles by land. There has been a path between Trinity Bay and Placentia Bay for centuries. Ancient Peoples probably used it and the Beothuk certainly did. Gov. John Guy walked across it and so did Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville. The transatlantic undersea cable was brought to Sunnyside from Ireland and connected to Nova Scotia by a telegraph line that crossed the south part of the island. The railway was built across the Isthmus and so was the Trans Canada Highway. Today, the area is the hub of the oil industry because of its sea and highway access.
The history boards at Truce Sound Lookout will tell you more about our history. More boards will be added in future. Two are currently in the works - one on the transatlantic cable and one on the oil industry.
Truce Sound Lookout is about 1 km from the Trans Canada Highway. It's a great place to rest from your travels, enjoy the view and learn about out history.