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Notice - On Street Parking Ban

The Town of Placentia reminds residents of the on-street parking ban in an effort to ensure that residents are provided with the best possible service during the winter season :  No person shall park on a municipal street in a way that prevents the plowing and/or removal of snow or ice during the period December 1 to March 31 inclusive between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.”

Our Public Works Department makes every effort during the winter season to keep the 300 plus fire hydrants and all bus shelters clear and accessible.    Council appreciates the assistance of those residents who make a practice of clearing hydrants near their properties and encourages all capable residents to do the same in the interest of not only their safety but for the safety of the general public.  

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.




Visiting Placentia

How to Get Here

Located along the south west coast of the Avalon Peninsula amongst forcrested hills and rolling coastline, Placentia is approximately 130 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.

The Town Hall is located at 17 Patterson Drive in the Town Square. (Route from the Lift Bridge - travel Prince William Drive to the Court House , turn left on Jubilee Road and then onto Patterson Drive.)


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

Government Renewal Initiative

Feb 11, 2016
Public Discussion Session hosted by Hon. Sherry Gambin - Walsh

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General Skating

Feb 12, 2016
Unity PARC

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Novice Hockey Tournament

Feb 13, 2016
Unity PARC

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Novice Hockey Tournment

Feb 14, 2016
Unity PARC

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General Skating

Feb 19, 2016
Unity PARC

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Dec 8, 2015
Placentia Wild Rose Award
Inagural Wild Rose Award were announced in November.  Read more below.

Oct 5, 2015
Fire Prevention Week 2015
Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2015. The theme this year is “HEA...

Sep 9, 2015
Province Announces Funding for New Firefighting Vehicle

Aug 3, 2015
Voices of Placentia Bay Festival


Aug 1, 2015
Voice of Placentia Bay Exhibit Opening


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