A storied past meets a bountiful future
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.
Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre
Located in the heart of Placentia, along Town Square, is the new Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre. This state-of-the-art multipurpose facility in one of the crown jewels of Placentia’s many cultural assets. The facility is fully equipped for cultural events and performances, including audio visual services and dressing facilities. The flexible character of the centre enables it to be easily adapted as a workshop and conference space, as well as a premier venue for receptions and catered events, exhibit and gallery spaces.
Placentia Area Recreation Complex (PARC)
Home of the Placentia Lion’s one of the centerpieces of Placentia’s proud athletic culture is the Arena. This modern indoor stadium is designed to maximize the range of sporting and entertainment events. From hockey to curling, figure skating to power skating, power walking to birthday parties, PARC fits the bill.
And when it comes to recreation in Placentia, there is something for everyone, whether you play competitive sports or just want a leisurely game of ball with your friends and family.
Historic Sites and Trail Networks
Easy Travel Distance to More Adventure
Discover for yourself what has drawn people here for centuries. You will be surprised not only by what you find but what is left to be explored.