Who We Are

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.

Nestled just beyond the capital city of St. John’s, our thriving community, boasting over 27,000 residents, invites you to explore pristine hiking trails, tranquil marinas, and breathtaking ocean views. All of this harmoniously coexists with top-notch educational and healthcare facilities, a bustling commercial port, an industrial park, and a growing business sector. 

Conception Bay South also offers affordable real estate, great recreation facilities, a safe environment, and some of the most favorable weather conditions in the province. Unsurprisingly, it continues to experience rapid growth, solidifying its status as one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s fastest-growing municipalities and a community of choice for young families.

Our town collaborates closely with businesses, community organizations, and government agencies to unlock new economic opportunities while upholding a steadfast commitment to long-term fiscal responsibility, sustainability, and, above all, an exceptional quality of life.

If that doesn’t come remarkably close to perfection, it’s hard to imagine what does.

Discover Life in Conception Bay South

  • We are the 2nd largest municipality in NL, with a median age of 43 years and a population of over 27,000 residents. 
  • We are a top destination for divers, sailors, and nature enthusiasts.
  • We are a community of choice for young families. 

Urban living in a rural setting.

Experience urban convenience in a picturesque rural setting in Conception Bay South. Our charming has a well-connected transportation network to the airport, downtown St. John’s, and major healthcare facilities. In addition to these amenities, residents can take advantage of numerous local health clinics right within the town. Conception Bay South also offers essential municipal services, including curbside waste collection and an efficient recycling program. Safety is a priority, with two 24/7 fire stations, a provincial police detachment, and a dedicated municipal enforcement unit serving the community.

Education is well-catered for in Conception Bay South, with two modern high schools, two junior high schools, five primary/elementary schools and the College of the North Atlantic’s Seal Cove Campus, providing quality learning environments. 

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.


Some people come for the ocean views, others aim higher.

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Some people come for the ocean views, others aim higher.

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