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The Community of Victoria


Victoria, located on Route 70, is often referred to as the "crossroads to Trinity and Conception Bays." Victoria may have been named after the Queen of England. It is approximately 51 km from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and 114 km from St. John's. Settled in the early 1800s possibly because the residents were involved in the Labrador fishery.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 1795

Industries / Economic Activity

Agriculture - growing vegetables, hay, and raising cattle
Forestry - sawmill
Manufacturing/Retail - making barrels, tubs and wine barrels at the local cooperage located in the heritage park
Construction - Home builders

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Victoria is operated by a Municipal Government consisting of 6 councillors and a mayor. The town was incorporated on July 1,1971. The Town has its own flag consisting of three colors, gold for the golden future, green for the forest, and white for the snow. A copy of the town plan can be obtained at The Town Hall.

• Water and Sewer available in most areas of town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - Victoria Volunteer Fire Department  (33 firefighters, 1 fire truck, 1 rescue van).

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $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 


• United
• Pentecostal

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (10 km) - 27 RCMP Officers / 11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Persalvic Elementary, Grades K-9 
Carbonear Collegiate, Grades 8-12

• 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
• Bus Service to and from St. John's daily 
• 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 Centre, Playground, Tennis Court, etc.) 
• Development Organizations (Recreation Commission, The Heritage/ Tourism Group, Victoria Community Development Corporation) 
• Others (Church Groups) 

Commercial Services:

• Service Station 
• Retail Store 
• Beauty Salon 
• Used Car Dealer 
• Convenience Store 
• Sawmill 
• Nursery (seasonal operation ) 

Service Organizations:

• The Boyne Loyal Orange Lodge 
• The Lions club 

For more information:

The Town of Victoria
P.O. Box 130
Victoria, NL A0A 4G0
Telephone: (709) 596-3780
Fax: (709) 596-5020


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