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Placentia Wild Rose Award

The Town of Placentia is encouraging residents to recognize community groups and individuals who contribute to the beatification of our Town by nominating them for the Placentia Wild Rose Award.  Deadline for nominations is Friday, July 31, 2015.  Find more details here.

Freshwater Water Lines Installation Project


The Town of Placentia wishes to advise residents that work has commenced on the replacement of water lines in Freshwater.  The work entailed will require frequent interruption to water services for residents of Freshwater, reduced traffic flow and much disruption to private and public property.   Your patience over the duration of the project would be appreciated to allow this work to progress with an aim to providing better services to the community.

This project is being overseen by the Town’s consultant, Progressive Engineering and Consulting Inc. and the work is being performed by Edward Collins Contracting Ltd. If you have questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact:

John Gambin, On-Site Supervisor (226-0822)

Arthur Smith, Project Manager (687-9878)

Darryl Mills, Project Engineer (682-9878)

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.


Mayor                                                                                                                         June 5, 2015

About Placentia

A storied past meets a bountiful future

Placentia - Who We Are

There are many unique threads that make up the fabric of Placentia.

We are the ancestors of explorers, fishermen and settlers who discovered a place rich in opportunity and ideally situated to make the most of it. We are Basque, we are French, we are English and we are even a little Portuguese. You see their legacy in fortifications like Castle Hill, a National Historic Site. You see their lives in archaeological digs and museums, dotted amongst our quaint streets, our forested hills and our rolling coastal inlets.

Meet their descendants as you stroll down our beautiful Town square and drop into the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre, one of Placentia’s key cultural landmarks. Drop by the old courthouse, one of the oldest operating courtrooms in the country. Taste the local cuisine in one of our many eateries, restaurants and pubs. Enjoy a sunset walk on our famous boardwalk as the bounty of a full day passes with the tide.

Plan your visit to Placentia and discover the wonder for yourself. Our welcome mat is always ready.

Join us for our Voices of Placentia Bay Festival!  

July 31 - August 2, 2015





Visiting Placentia

How to Get Here

Located along the south west coast of the Avalon Peninsula amongst forested hills and rolling coastline, Placentia is approximately 133 km from Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city, St. John’s (roughly a 90 minute drive). The most direct route from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH). If you are travelling from the ferry terminal at Argentia, Placentia is mere minutes from your demarcation point, along Route 100.

A message from

Mayor Wayne D. Power

Mayor Wayne D. Power

Placentia has been welcoming explorers to our community for centuries. Our history and culture has been shaped by the many personalities and nationalities that have called Placentia home throughout our 350 years of existence. Their collective legacy has infused our community with a strong sense of pride in who we are.

Today, Placentia's residents enjoy all the quality services, facilities and community programs that make our town such a great place to live and do business. Our Town Council is committed to delivering an optimal mix of services to ensure a superior quality of life for all our citizens.

So if you are discovering Placentia for the first time, take some time and explore the many advantages our community has to offer. You will find that our town is truly your place to grow your family, your business and your future. 

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What’s Happening

PATH Summer Theatre Performances (Click here for showtimes and dates)

Jul 22, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015
Face of Fort Royal - Dinner Theatre "Master Plan" - New Argentia Play "Marie"

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Annual Voices of Placentia Bay Festival

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015
Local Performers and Concession Stands

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Voices of Placentia Bay Exhibit Official Opening

Jul 31, 2015
Exhibit Opening and Live Entertainment

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Dunville Roman Catholic Cemetery Mass

Aug 2, 2015
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery Mass

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Family Fun Day at Ferndale Veterans' Park

Aug 8, 2015
Prizes, games and refreshments for everyone!

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Jul 14, 2015
Go Mullaley Go!
The Town of Placentia is sending congratulations and best wishes to a local a...

Jul 2, 2015
Freshwater Water Line Replacement Project - Phase 1
Work has commenced on the replacement of water lines in Freshwater. This proj...

Jun 18, 2015
Spring Newsletter
The Town of Placentia recently distributed a newsletter to residents through ...

Jun 16, 2015
Placentia Wild Rose Recognition Awards
Does your neighbour have a beautiful garden? Has a community group adopted a ...

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Town of Placentia
P.O. Box 99
Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0