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Sunday Drive to Bay Roberts

Bay Roberts is one of the major communities on the Baccalieu Trail.

There are records of fishermen visiting the area since the 16th century.

The Western Union Cable Company was opened in the community in 1910. During two world wars, it necessitated a company of army personnel to guard the property from possible enemy action. Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt had a private line on the link through Bay Roberts station. The Cable Building still stands today and was designated a National Historic Site in 2008.

In 2021 Bay Roberts had a population of 5,974.

Bay Roberts was incorporated in 1951. The Klondyke causeway connects Coley's Point and Bay Roberts. The annual Klondyke Days festivities take place each year since 1996.

The town provides year-round shipping services through its large port.

Sunday Drive is a weekly feature that focuses on small to medium communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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