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The Community of Old Perlican


Old Perlican is located at the intersection of Route 70 & Route 80 in Trinity Bay. Old Perlican was first settled in the late 1600s, and today is a thriving town with a good rate of employment. 

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 775

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Most of the residents of Old Perlican are employed by the 2 processing plants located within the town. The fishing industry includes the catching and processing of crab, shrimp and ground fish such as flounder and lump.
Construction - House construction & Cabinetry.

Municipal Tax Structure:

• Residential and business tax rates in the Town of Old Perlican are competitive with other Towns on the Baccalieu Trail.

Municipal Services:

• Old Perlican became incorporated on March 31, 1971. Old Perlican Town Council consists of 6 councilors and a mayor.A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at the Old Perlican Town Hall.

• Water and Sewer available in most of Town 
• RV Dumping Station 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - Old Perlican Volunteer Fire Department 

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow - $30,000 - $40,000 
• Average rental cost of a house - $300 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment - $300 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane


• United Church 

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (65 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 
• RCMP Site Office in Old Perlican where an RCMP Officer works once a week 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Tricon Elementary, Grades k - 7
Baccalieu Collegiate (Old Perlican)

• 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:

• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet, and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV with 32 channels, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (Softball field, Soccer Field, Playground and Community Center) 
• Development Organizations (John Hoskins Community Center Association, Heritage Committee) 
• Others ( Church Groups) 

Commercial Services: 

• Accounting Firm 
• Bank 
• Beauty Salon 
• Construction Company 
• Convenience Store 
• Funeral Home 
• Grocery Store 
• Insurance 
• Library 
• Liquor Store 
• Lumber Yard 
• Marine Service Center 
• Post Office 
• Pharmacy 
• Restaurant / Take-out 
• Retail Store 
• Gas Bar 

Service Organizations: 

• Recreation Commission 
• Ambulance Committee 
• Harbour Authority 
• Fishermans Committee 
• Baccalieu Lions Club 

For more information:

The Town of Old Perlican
P.O. Box 39
Old Perlican, NL A0A 3G0
Telephone: (709) 587-2266
Fax: (709) 587-2261 


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