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The Community of Upper Island Cove


Upper Island Cove was founded in 1675. It is located in Conception Bay approximately 35 km from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and 100 km from St. John's. The town was traditionally a little fishing village.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 1760

Industries / Economic Activity:

• The cod fishery was once the strongest industry in the community, but today a multi species fishery remains in the community. The types of catch includes crab, lobster and caplin. Some residents commute to nearby communities for employment.

Upper Island Cove Community Access Centre

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Upper Island Cove incorporated as a municipality on October 19, 1965. The Upper Island Cove Town Council consists of 6 councillors and a mayor. A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at the town council office.

• Water and Sewer available in some areas of Town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - Upper Island Cove Volunteer Fire Department

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $35,000 
• 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
• Roman Catholic

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (15 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 
• Citizens on Patrol

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
St. Peter's elementary, Grades k-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:

• Shuttle Bus Service to St. John's Airport
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV, Satellitte,  Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball field, Recreation Center, Playground, etc.) 
• Organizations/Groups (Church Groups, Army Cadets & Minor Hockey League) 

Commercial Services:

• Medical Clinic 
• Auto repair and Service Station 
• Bakery 
• Grocery Store 
• Pharmacy 
• Beauty Salon 
• Convenience Store 
• Funeral Home 
• Fish Processing Plant 
• Take out 

Service Organizations 

• The Boys and Girls Club 
• The Loyal Orange Lodge 
• The Royal Canadian Legion 
• Fire Brigade / Ladies Aux. 

For more information:

The Town of Upper Island Cove
P.O. Box 149
Upper Island Cove, NL  A0A 4E0
telephone: (709) 589-2503
Fax: (709) 589-2522


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