Bonavista Creative Properties

Developing a
Creative Economy

Around the world, the creative and cultural economy is an important and growing part of the global economy. The term refers to the socioeconomic potential of activities that trade with creativity, knowledge and information. At the heart of the creative economy are the cultural and creative industries lying at the crossroads of art, culture, business and technology. This is where we find Bonavista Creative. Bonavista Creative hopes to foster and promote new and unique businesses that will contribute to the local economy, thereby enhancing the community.

Located on the main thoroughfare of Church Street, Bonavista’s downtown core, this operation will offer commercial space for craftspeople, artisans, food vendors and many other professional services not currently operating in the area. The town of Bonavista, through Bonavista Creative, can become a creative hub.



Watts Films

Terre Neuve - John Norman

Excerpt from the movie Terre-Neuve (Newfoundland) produced by filmed by Wats Films in 2014 for the 2015-2016 season of "Les Aventuriers Voyageurs" in 45 movie theatres in Quebec.

Saving Bonavista's architectural

treasures, one building at a time

He's a heritage buff with a steampunk attitude—and he's restoring one of Newfoundland’s grand old towns. John Norman is the Baron of Bonavista.​

Saving Bonavista's architectural

treasures, one building at a time​