Burgeo

Burgeo (pop 1400) is a tiny town in southern Newfoundland.

Understand

Burgeo

Burgeo stands on an ocean peninsula, surrounded by islands. Canadian nature writer and naturalist Farley Mowat lived in Burgeo during his time in Newfoundland.

Get in

Burgeo is the southernmost point on Route 480, which leads north to Barachois Pond Provincial Park, east of St. Georges on the Trans-Canada Highway. Route 480 ends at the local ferry dock; a pair of coastal ferries continue onward to Ramea, Grey River and Francois.

Get around

The entire town is about ten blocks across, end to end. One could tour on foot or hail the one taxi, South Coast Taxi (+1 709 886-2482).

A docking facility for small craft provides access to showers, electricity and high speed Internet.

Do

Events

Buy

There is a bank, grocery store, clothing store, drug store, hardware store and automotive service station.

Eat

Drink

There is a liquor store; there is no bar.

Sleep

There is one motel (with a restaurant) and one B&B.

Connect

There is a post office (postcode A0N 2H0) and a local library with a high-speed Internet connection.

Go next

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