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Sunday Drive to Carbonear


Carbonear is located on the Baccalieu Trail and is known as the Hub of the Bay. The town serves as the service and shopping centre for the region.


There are several government services and shopping including the TC Square. There are also two schools in the town and a CNA campus.


Carbonear began as a fishing community and has a history that dates back to the 1630's. The history of the town features battles between the English and French at one point the French burned the town and residents defended themselves on Carbonear Island.

The town was also attacked by pirates and was home to Princess Sheila Nageira a legendary 17th-century Irish noblewoman.


Carbonear features the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre, George W. Earle Promenade, Harbour Rock Hill, Carbonear Wharf, Paddy’s Garden, the Recreation Complex, walking trails, and children’s play areas.


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


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