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Sunday Drive to Whitbourne


Train featuring several rail cars.
Whitbourne is home to a CN Snowplow and several rail cars.

The Town of Whitbourne is located nearly in the centre of the Avalon Peninsula. For many driving across Newfoundland, it is a pit stop at one of the many gas stations and restaurants that dot the landscape along the Trans Canada Highway.


Whitbourne is unique because it is not near the coast like most other communities in the province. It brands itself as Newfoundland's first inland town.


Train featuring several rail cars.
Whitbourne is home to a CN Snowplow and several rail cars.

It has a history dating back to about 1880 when it was founded. Whitbourne was founded during the construction of the Newfoundland Railway. The railway was the main employer in the town until its decline and eventual closure.


Today the community is home to less than 1,000 people. It acts as a regional service centre.


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


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