Welcome To Conception Bay South

Conception Bay South is a beautiful coastal town situated on the southern shore of Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The town is home to approximately 26,000 people and covers an area of 59.2 square Kilometers. It was officially incorporated in 1973, but its history dates back to the early 1600s when European explorers first discovered the area. Conception Bay South is a vibrant town with a rich history and many attractions. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, there is always something to see and do in this beautiful coastal community.


Conception Bay South is bounded by the Town of Paradise to the east, the Town of Holyrood to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Within its boundaries, there are several smaller communities, including Topsail, Long Pond, Kelligrews, Foxtrap, Upper Gullies, and Seal Cove.

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

  1. Scenic Beauty: Conception Bay South is located on the scenic Conception Bay, which is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and a beautiful coastline. The town is also home to several parks and walking trails, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
  2. Community Spirit: The town of Conception Bay South has a strong sense of community and is known for its friendly and welcoming residents. There are plenty of community events and activities throughout the year, which provide opportunities for residents to come together and connect.
  3. Affordable Cost of Living: Compared to other cities in Canada, the cost of living in Conception Bay South is relatively affordable. Housing prices are also reasonable, making it a great place to live for those who want to own a home.
  4. Quality Education: The town has several schools that offer quality education, including primary, elementary, and secondary schools. There are also post-secondary institutions in the nearby city of St. John’s.
  5. Strong Economy: The economy of Conception Bay South is diverse and stable, with industries such as healthcare, education, and construction providing employment opportunities. The town is also home to several small businesses, which contribute to the local economy.

5 Reasons You'll hate it:

  1. Harsh Winters: Conception Bay South experiences harsh winters, with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures. This can make it difficult to travel and enjoy outdoor activities during the winter months.
  2. Limited Job Opportunities: While the economy in Conception Bay South is stable, job opportunities can be limited, particularly in certain industries. Many residents commute to nearby cities for work.
  3. Limited Cultural Activities: Conception Bay South is a relatively small town, and as such, there are limited cultural activities available compared to larger cities.
  4. Limited Shopping Options: While there are some local businesses in Conception Bay South, shopping options are limited, and residents may need to travel to nearby cities for more extensive shopping.
  5. Limited Public Transportation: Conception Bay South is located outside of St. John’s, the largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador and there are limited public transportation options.

Places of Interest

Conception Bay South is a town with many attractions, from beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation to historical landmarks and cultural events. Some of the main attractions include:

River surrounded by green trees
Smiling child playing at play ground

Parks and Recreation

Conception Bay South has many playgrounds and recreation facilities including:

  • Topsail Beach Rotary Paradise Park
  • Seal Cove Playground
  • Recreation Complex (Pool, Sauna, Squash Courts, Party Rooms)
  • Conception Bay South Arena

Food and Drink

Conception Bay South has many great restaurants and cafes, including:

deep fried fish and chips on a white plate
A group of young adults having a picnic and playing guitar on grass


Conception Bay South is home to many community groups and events, including:


Conception Bay South has several schools, including:

  • Topsail Elementary School
  • St. Edwards Elementary School
  • Villanova Junior High School
  • Queen Elizabeth Regional High School
To find out what public school you are zoned for, you can enter in your address and your grade level into the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District linked here:  WHICH SCHOOL DO I ATTEND?
Child getting onto a yellow school bus

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