Burin

Location

The historic town of Burin, incorporated in 1950, is located on Route 210 on the Burin Peninsula in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

History

Burin was settled nearly three hundred years ago with the first evidence of permanent settlement dated at 1718. A letter from Pastour de Costabelle, governor of Placentia, to the head of the French Navy (1708), indicated that French fishermen had been fishing and exploring les Burines for many years. Although Burin survived harsh Newfoundland winters and extreme seasonal weather, the town began to flourish. The fishing trade became a lifeline for the people of Burin and the town gradually expanded to a population of approximately 3000 today. Explore Burin’s homepage (www.burincanada.com) and you’ll be eager to experience the historic and rich culture of a seafaring people.

Climate

The climate in the Burin Area is classed as a Maritime Climate with typically moderate temperatures, with frequent Foggy spurts. The record July temperature is 33° Celcius, with an average temperature of around 12-15° Celcius. And a minimum January temperature of -18.9° Celcius.

Population

The Town of Burin is a small town of approx. 2600 citizens and is located on the Burin Peninsula in Placentia Bay.  It is situated on the Eastern side of the pinensula and on the western side of Burin Inlet, which extends inland about 8 km (5mi).