Originally called French Island Harbour, Flower’s Cove is one of the few protected harbours along the northwest coast of Newfoundland's northern peninsula. As such it was heavily used by French migratory cod fishery from the 17th to early 20th century. In the mid-1800s, as the French fishing presence diminished, English-speaking settlers began to arrive in the area. By the 1870s French fishing operations had ceased around Flower's Cove completely.
The town of Flower’s Cove has grown to include government offices, a regional police headquarters and a commercial banking facility, increasing Flower’s Cove’s status as a service centre for the region.
This Cove has a fresh water brooking running into the sea and has been the site of many traditional "boil ups" over the years. Every July as part of the Bird Island Puffin Festival a large "boil up" is held at this location with many participants.
Flower's Cove is famous for thrombolites, very rare fossils which can be seen on the coast in the southern part of the town, remnants of bacteria and algae. They are about 650 million years old. The only places where thrombolites were found are Flower's Cove and Western Australia.
There are three churches in Flower's Cove, the most famous and largest of which is St. Barnabas Anglican Church. It is known as Skin Boot Church, as leather shoes were sold for the church fund when the church was built in the 1920s. Flower's Cove United Church is the smallest. It has a flèche instead of a spire.
Marjorie Bridge is a red-roofed bridge dating from the beginning of the 20th century. It is close to the Roman Catholic Church Lady of Snow, which is more than 100 years old. The church was renovated in 2007. It is a part of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Bird Cove, which belongs to the diocese of St. George.
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