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The Community of Whiteway


Whiteway is located on Route 80, approximately 30 km from the TCH and just 105 km from the capital city, St. John's. This charming little town is famous for its community pride and spirit.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 360

Industries / Economic Activity:

• A sawmill built in the late 1800s became the main reason for the economic growth of this community. Many of the local residents found employment in this sawmill while others made their living from the sea. Today many residents remain employed in the community in the following industries:

Fishery - Multi species
Manufacturing- Boat building business & a cabinet making business
Construction - Construction company
Seniors Citizens' Home - Substantial employer
• Many residents are employed in the many small businesses located in the town.

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Whiteway became incorporated October 3, 1975. Whiteway Town Council consists of six councillors and a mayor. The Town Council publishes a newsletter regularly to keep residents updated on happenings. A  copy of the town plan can be obtained at The Whiteway Town Hall.

• Town water is available to all areas of the town 
• Town sewer is available in approximately 60% of the town 
• Garbage is collected on a weekly basis 
• Snow clearing and road maintenance 
• Fire Protection Services - Whiteway Volunteer Fire Department

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $30,000 
• 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 & Anglican

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Whitbourne Detachment (30 km) - 7 Police Officers / 3 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Acreman Elementary, Grades K-6 - Green's Harbour (5 km) 
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
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular service)
• Media Services - Regional and provincial newspapers, cable TV with 26 channels, Community Channel, and regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball Field, Playground, Outdoor Ice-skating, Whiteway Memorial Centre etc.)
• Development Organizations (Whiteway Recreation Committee) 
• Others (church groups, Sparkes) 

Commercial Services:

• Art Studio 
• Restaurant / Takeout 
• Service Station 
• Grocery Store 
• Retail Store 
• Beauty Salon 
• Convenience Store 
• Courier Service 
• Cabinet Shop 
• Siding & Window Sales & Installation

Service Organizations:

• Fire Brigade / Fire Brigade Ladies Aux. 
• Whiteway Tourism Committee

For more information:

The Town of Whiteway
General Delivery
Whiteway, NL A0B 3L0
Telephone: (709) 588-2948
Fax: (709) 588-2985


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