Welcome To Mount Pearl

Mount Pearl is a city located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the province’s second-largest city with a population of approximately 24,000 people as of 2021. Mount Pearl was founded in 1955, making it a relatively young city compared to others in the region. Mount Pearl is a vibrant city that offers something for everyone. With its well-defined boundaries, numerous attractions, and excellent schools, it is a great place to live or visit. Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities, food, or community events, Mount Pearl has it all.


The city of Mount Pearl has well-defined boundaries. To the north is St. John’s, to the south is Paradise, to the west is Conception Bay South, and to the east is the Atlantic Ocean. Mount Pearl is easily accessible by road from the Trans-Canada Highway.

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

  1. Community spirit: Mount Pearl has a strong sense of community, and residents are friendly and welcoming. There are many community events throughout the year, which provide great opportunities to meet new people and get involved.
  2. Natural beauty: Mount Pearl is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including parks, ponds and rivers.
  3. Convenient location: Mount Pearl is conveniently located close to St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s just a short drive to the city center, where you can find great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  4. Family-friendly: Mount Pearl is a great place to raise a family, with excellent schools, parks, and recreation facilities. There are also many family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.
  5. Affordable housing: Compared to other Canadian cities, Mount Pearl offers relatively affordable housing options. This makes it an attractive option for first-time homebuyers and young families.

5 Reasons You'll hate it:

  1. Harsh winter weather: The winter weather in Mount Pearl can be harsh, with heavy snowfall and strong winds. This can be a challenge for those who are not used to cold climates.
  2. Limited job opportunities: While there are some employment opportunities in Mount Pearl, the job market is relatively small. Many residents commute to St. John’s for work, which can be time-consuming.
  3. Limited nightlife: Mount Pearl is a relatively quiet city, and there are limited options for nightlife. Those looking for a vibrant social scene may be disappointed.
  4. Lack of cultural diversity: Mount Pearl is a predominantly white, English-speaking community, which may not be ideal for those looking for cultural diversity.
  5. Limited public transportation: While there is a bus system in Mount Pearl, the public transportation options are limited compared to larger cities. This can make it difficult for those who do not have access to a car.

Places of Interest

The city has many attractions that draw visitors and residents alike. The Glacier Arena is a popular destination for hockey games, figure skating, and other ice-related activities. The Summit Centre, a multi-purpose facility, has an indoor track, swimming pool, and gymnasium. Mount Pearl is known as a city within a park and has over 60 parks,  green spaces and picnic areas, plus over 60km of beautiful walking trails.

For families with children, Mount Pearl offers a range of playgrounds and recreation facilities. These include the Powers Pond Park Playground, the Park Avenue Playground, and the Admiralty House Museum and Archives. The Mount Pearl Soccer Association is also a popular spot for young athletes to play.

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Food and Lifestyle

When it comes to food, Mount Pearl has a diverse selection of restaurants. Some popular options include The Bigs Ultimate Sports Grill, which serves traditional pub fare, and Rocket Bakery, a cafe which also serves traditional Newfoundland cuisine, and Landwash Brewery, a microbrewery which serves their signature beer and pub food. For those looking for a quick bite, there’s Subway and Tim Hortons.

There are many community groups and events in Mount Pearl that bring residents together. The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival is an annual winter carnival that takes place in February and features a wide range of activities, including outdoor concerts, pancake breakfasts, and snowshoeing. There are a number of Annual Events that are put off by the city. The Mount Pearl Christmas Parade is another popular event that takes place in December, with floats, bands, and festive cheer. 


Mount Pearl is home to several schools, including three elementary schools (Mount Pearl Intermediate, Mary Queen of Peace, and St. Peter’s Elementary), two junior high schools (Mount Pearl Junior High and Morris Academy), and one high school (Mount Pearl Senior High). These schools offer quality education to students in the area.

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?

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