Who We Are
A growing community on the edge of nature.
No place on Earth is perfect. But for the best possible mix of rural and urban living, Conception Bay South comes pretty close.
Located just 20 kilometers from bustling St. John’s, this community of 27,000 features pristine walking and hiking trails, parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, and spectacular ocean views alongside excellent schools, major health care facilities, a commercial port, an industrial park, and a thriving business sector.
The Town is one of the fastest-growing in the province, and is a community of choice for families wanting to establish long-term roots. Its favourable climate, rural feel, close proximity to urban amenities, offshore servicing projects, and natural resource processing create an ideal location to live and work on the Avalon Peninsula.
Working in partnership with businesses, community organizations – such as the Downtown Business Improvement Association and the Conception Bay Area Chamber of Commerce – and government departments to promote new economic development opportunities, the town maintains an open-handed approach with a firm commitment to long-term fiscal responsibility, sustainability and, above all, livability.
If that’s not just about perfect, then it’s hard to know what is.
Discover Life in Conception Bay South
- We have a residential property tax mil rate of 7.15; the lowest of any comparable municipality in the province.
- We have the lowest water and sewer tax rate of all the major communities on the Northeast Avalon.
- We have eliminated the residential building permit fee in 2020 for anyone wishing to build here.
Urban living in a rural setting.
Conception Bay South has an excellent transportation network to the airport, downtown St. John’s, and major health care facilities. Residents can also avail of numerous local health-related clinics within the town. Municipal services include curbside waste collection and a recycling program, two 24/7 fire stations, a provincial police detachment, and a municipal enforcement unit.
The Town has two modern and well-equipped high schools, two junior high schools, and five primary/elementary schools. The College of the North Atlantic’s Seal Cove Campus (the College’s petroleum training center) offers entry level and continued education programs for companies involved in the province’s offshore petroleum industry.
Incorporated in 1973, Conception Bay South consists of nine communities (Topsail, Chamberlains, Manuels, Long Pond, Foxtrap, Kelligrews, Upper Gullies, Lawrence Pond, and Seal Cove) all of which follow the beautiful coastline of Conception Bay.
With a thriving business community, strategic location, and continued residential growth, Conception Bay South is a great place to live and do business.