Welcome To Paradise

Located on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Paradise is a beautiful town with a population of around 23,000 people. Founded in 1992, Paradise is one of the youngest towns in the province, but has quickly become a popular place to live due to its proximity to St. John’s, its stunning scenery, and its many community events and activities.


Paradise is located on the northeast Avalon Peninsula, just outside of St. John’s. The town is bordered by Mount Pearl to the west, Conception Bay South to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

  1. Natural beauty: Paradise, is situated on the Avalon Peninsula, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, rugged coastlines, and scenic trails. The town also has numerous parks and trails, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing.
  2. Strong sense of community: Paradise, is a tight-knit community. and residents take pride in their town and come together to support each other.
  3. Affordable cost of living: Compared to many other places in Canada, Paradise has a relatively low cost of living. The town’s affordable housing, utilities, and amenities make it an attractive option for those seeking a high quality of life without breaking the bank.
  4. Proximity to St. John’s: Many residents take advantage of being close to the capital city for work, shopping and entertainment.
  5. Many Community Events and Activities:  Paradise has a new youth and community park and double ice complex and hosts a wide variety of local events and festivals throughout the year.

5 Reasons You'll hate it:

  1. Harsh winter weather: Paradise experiences harsh winter weather conditions, with heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. This can make it difficult to get around and may limit outdoor activities during the winter months.
  2. Limited job opportunities: While Paradise has a relatively low cost of living, the town also has limited job opportunities, particularly in certain industries.
  3. Limited nightlife: Paradise is a quite family area which may be a drawback for those who prefer the hustle and bustle of city life.
  4. Limited amenities: While Paradise, has everything you need for day-to-day living, it may lack some of the amenities found in larger cities, such as high-end shopping or fine dining options.
  5. High traffic: particularly Paradise experiences increased traffic during rush hour as many residents commute into St. John’s for work and post-secondary.

Places of Interest

One of the main attractions in Paradise is Octagon Pond, a beautiful park and trail system that is perfect for hiking, biking, and picnicking. Other popular attractions include Neil’s Pond, Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Park, and the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

Paradise has many playgrounds and recreation facilities for both kids and adults. Some of the most popular include Paradise Park, Karwood Playground, and Elizabeth Park.


Children playing hockey
Children at school looking at a book and being assisted by a teacher


There are several schools in Paradise, including Paradise Elementary, Elizabeth Park Elementary, and Holy Family Elementary.

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?

Food and Lifestyle

Paradise has a variety of restaurants and cafes, serving everything from traditional Newfoundland dishes to international cuisine. Some popular spots include the Coffee Matters, Cojones Tacos & Tequila and Pur & Simple.

Paradise has a vibrant community with many local groups and events. Some popular events include the Snow and Ice in Paradise Winter Carnival, which features outdoor activities, ice skating, and fireworks, and the Paradise Food Bank Drive, which raises money and food donations for those in need. There are also several sports leagues and community groups, including the Paradise Soccer Club and the Paradise Youth and Community Centre.

A persons legs and sneakers walking on a dirt trail with trees and sunshine

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