Growing Great Places Together

Town of Carbonear, Newfoundland & Labrador -
2024 Atlantic Participant

The Town of Carbonear is a thriving centre for the Baccalieu Trail, centrally located on the Avalon Peninsula about 100 kilometres from St. John’s.  Twenty new business permits were issued last year with 15 being commercial and 5 home based.    It has two main shopping areas:  West End Commercial District and the Heritage Waterfront District.  These areas of the Town offer an extensive array of services and amenities including department stores, grocery stores, banks, automobile service centres, specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, professional and government offices, and a post office.  The Town of Carbonear is home to Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools and multiple daycare facilities.  The Town also has a post secondary institution, College of North Atlantic.  As well, the Carbonear Hospital is recognized as a teaching site for Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine.

 Water Street, with its own distinct history, has traditionally been the primary commercial area, characterized by a maximum of commercial, residential, and industrial uses. It is similar to the “Main Street” of many communities, with its shops, stores, and other services. In many places only the frontages of buildings are commercially developed – apartments or other residential arrangements are often located above or to the rear of the commercial activities.

Carbonear offers facilities for wide range of activities for citizens of all ages.

The Carbonear Recreation Complex consists of a year round indoor swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, 2 outdoor rinks, 2 softball Fields, Basketball Court, Soccer Field, Athletics Amenities, Skateboard Park,  a playground and an outdoor entertainment venue: Paddy’s Garden.

In the Town of Carbonear there are 6 playgrounds, 2 basketball courts, parks, 4 walking trails including a boardwalk strategically placed throughout the community.  The St. Patrick’s Organic Community Garden is located in the centre of Carbonear and features a large green space with residents and community organizations involved in the Garden maintenance.