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The Community of Port de Grave


Port de Grave is located on Route 72 in Conception Bay. Port de Grave is a Local Service District divided into five areas, Hibbs Cove, Blow Me Down, Ship Cove, The Harbour (Port de Grave Proper), and Sandy Cove. 

Population Demographics:

• The total population is approximately 650.

Industries / Economic Activity:

• The main industry is the fishery which runs from April until November each year. The catch and processing includes multi- species (crab, cod, shrimp, scallops, turbot, etc.) A fish processing plant employs approximately 300 seasonal workers from the area.
• The Tourism & Heritage industry is steadily growing. 

General Services:

• The community of Port de Grave is a Local service District where a committee is in charge of community services. The committee is responsible for the collection of fees for services rendered.

• Weekly Garbage Collection is provided for a fee of $87 per year 
• Fire Protection Services - Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department for $36 per year, per household 

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $30,000 - $40,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $375 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $375 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• Anglican
• United
• Pentecostal Church

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Bay Roberts Detachment (7 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
• Coley's Point Elementary, Coley's Point Grades k-3 
Amalgamated Academy, Bay Roberts Grades 4-9 
Ascension Collegiate,Grades 10-12

• 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 
• Buses to and from St. John's - available in Bay Roberts 
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service) 
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV,  Satellite Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear 
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Line Dancing, Playground, etc.) 
• Development Organizations (Recreation Committee, Waste Disposal Committee, Harbour Authority Committee, Heritage Society, • Fisherman's Committee) 
• Others (Church Groups) 

Service Organizations:

• (The Loyal Orange Lodge) 

Commercial Services

• Restaurant 
• Post Office 
• Beauty Salon 
• Convenience Store 
• Marine Supply Store 
• Fish Market

For more information:

Port de Grave Local Service District
 Port de Grave, NL A0A 3J0


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