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The Community of Whitbourne


Whitbourne, located on Route 81 just south of Route 1, was the home of a former Prime Minister of Newfoundland, Sir Robert Bond. Whitbourne has been noted as Newfoundland's first inland town. Settlement began when the construction of a railway line from St Johns reached the area in 1883. Today Whitbourne is known to be a service centre for the communities of Southern Trinity Bay.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 990

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Government services such as the Newfoundland & Labrador Youth Correctional Centre and the Community Health Centre are the main sources of employment. In addition to government services there are many small retail businesses operating within the town.

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Whitbourne incorporated April 16, 1968. The Town Council consists of 7 councillors including the mayor and a town plan is available to the public upon request.

• Water and sewer service is available in most areas of the Town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - Whitbourne Volunteer Fire Department

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $30,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $400 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $375 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• United
• Anglican
• Roman Catholic 

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - 7 Police Officers / 3 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Whitbourne Elementary Grades k-7 
Crescent Collegiate Grades 7-12

• 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:

• Bus Service to and from St. John's daily
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV with 26 channels, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Stadium, Basketball court, Softball field, & Playground)
• Organizations & Groups (Army Cadets, Church Groups) 

Commercial Services:

• Bank 
• Library 
• Restaurants 
• Lumber yard 
• Insurance 
• Service stations 
• Grocery store 
• Pharmacy 
• Beauty salons 
• Convenience store 
• Small strip malls 
• Liquor store 
• Lawyer 
• Funeral homes 
• Flower shop 

Service Organizations:

• Lions Club 
• Loyal Orange Lodge / LOBA 
• Knights of Columbus 

For more information:

The Town of Whitbourne
P.O. Box 119
Whitbourne, NL A0B 3K0
Telephone:(709) 759-2780
Fax: (709) 759-2016


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