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The Community of Carbonear


Carbonear is located on Route 70, approximately 50 km from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH). The town is one of the oldest settlements in Newfoundland, having been found on older European maps dating as far back as the late fifteen hundreds, showing Cape Carverio (Carbonear).

During 1998, Carbonear was pronounced winner of the Provincial Tidy Towns Award. Today the town boasts the comfort of having a modern hospital, schools, colleges, shopping mall, theatre, industrial park and one of the finest recreation complexes in the province.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 5170

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Major employers within the community include a crab processing plant, the hospital, mall, 2 nursing homes, a call center, industrial welding, and many small businesses.

Agriculture - The farming of poultry, feed & fertilizer
Construction - Home construction & pavement 
Manufacturing - Prefab steel 
Tourism / Heritage

Carbonear Community Access Site
Rebel Island Theatre

Municipal Tax Structure:

• The residential and business tax rates in the Town of Carbonear are competitive with other towns on the Baccalieu Trail.

Municipal Services:

• The Town of Carbonear incorporated July 13, 1948. The Town Council consists of six councillors and a mayor. A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at The Carbonear Town Council office.

• Water and Sewer available in all areas of town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Petroleum Reclamation 
• Fire Protection Services - Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department 

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $55,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $400 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $400 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• United
• Anglican
• Roman Catholic
• Salvation Army
• Jehovah Witness
• Pentecostal
• Baptist
• Gospel Hall

Community Church Websites
Calvary Pentecostal Church Web site

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (5 km) - 27 RCMP Officers / 11 Vehicles 
• 1 Community Policing Officer
• Citizens on Patrol Program 
• Crime Prevention Committee 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board
• Davis Elementary
, Grades k-7
• St. Joseph's Intermediate
, Grades 6-9
• Carbonear Collegiate
, Grades 8-12
• WISE (Women Interested in Successful Employment) - a free service for women sponsored by Human Resources Development Canada to help gain job search skills in today's market.
• Public and Private Post-Secondary Facilities are available in Carbonear and nearby Bay Roberts
Keyin College 
• College of the North Atlantic
Canadian Training Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL 

Other Services:

• Taxi Service
• Bus Service to and from St. John's daily
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service, CAP Site)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV ,Satellite, Community Channel, regional radio station
• Rebel Island Theatre  • "Princess Sheila Seniors Club"
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball Field, Recreation Centre, Playground, Soccer Field, Tennis Courts, Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Swimming Pool, etc.) 
• Development Organizations (Association OF Business for Carbonear Development) 
• Others (Princess Sheila Inc., Conception Bay Folk Art's, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Air Cadets, & church groups)

Commercial Services:

• Large Shopping Mall 
• Banks 
• Restaurants & Take-outs 
• Insurance Agents 
• Service Stations 
• Cinema 
• Car Dealers / Rentals 
• Beauty Salons 
• Grocery Stores & Supermarkets 
• Home Care 
• Photo Studio / Lab 
• Electronic Service 
• Daycare (& Geriatrics) 
• Liquor Store 
• Funeral Homes 
• Flower Shops 
• Lawyers 
• Electric motor rewinding service 
• Many more! 

Service Organizations:

• Kiwanis 
• Kinsmen / Kinnettes 
• Knights of Columbus 
• Royal Canadian Legion 
• Masonic Lodge 
• Loyal Orange Lodge 
• Lions Club 

For more information:

The Town of Carbonear
P.O. Box 999
Carbonear, NLA1Y 1C5  
Telephone:(709) 596-3831
Fax: (709) 596-5021


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