The Town of Burin recognizes the Heritage Square Area as one of its most important assets within the community due to its historic significance, cultural value, and natural beauty. After identifying the need to revitalize the Heritage Square and to broaden its scope and area of historic significance, the Town hired a team of professional consultants to work with the town, community members, and other stakeholders to develop an overall vision and improvement strategy for the area. Working with the Town and other stakeholders, the consulting team developed and presented a concept for the Heritage Square to help revitalize the historic area, including the redevelopment of several buildings, streets, parking, performance venues, walking trails, and attractions.
One element of the concept was the Burin Bay Waterfront Park and Outdoor Activity Centre. The islands and landscapes surrounding the Heritage Square present an opportunity for unique outdoor adventure activities. The islands create shelter for the surrounding waters that make them ideal areas for small engine watercraft and sea kayaks. By creating a hub for adventurers to gather information and rent equipment, the Burin Bay Waterfront Park and Outdoor Activity Centre in the Heritage Square can become the “jumping-off” point for the revitalization.