Harbour Breton

Location

Harbour Breton is located in the Coast of Bays region. The communities of the Coast of Bays offer all the services that are needed for both business and family, coupled with a quiet rural lifestyle that's second to none.

Unique Characteristics

Harbour Breton is a proud and progressive community with a strong sense of history and culture and looks to the future with optimism. It has a magnificent land-locked harbour and is one of the oldest and largest fishing centres on the south coast of Newfoundland. This land-locked and ice-free harbour is located near the southern tip of the Connaigre Peninsula on the north side of Fortune Bay. The region is famous for any number of moose and caribou. Today Harbour Breton is still a vibrant community with many modern facilities. Although the fishery is still the backbone of the economy, moves are being made to diversify by capitalizing on the aquaculture opportunities along the coastline, the colorful, romantic history of the town, the encouragement of small business development and the provision of modern health care services to the surrounding region.

Other Things of Interest

The town has many service clubs and church groups, which include the Lions Club, Lioness Club, Leo Club, Knights of Columbus, Loyal Orange Lodge, Anglican Church Women, Catholic Women's League and the Loyal Orange Benevolent Association. The recreational facilities include the Connaigre Arena, two baseball fields and two outdoor tennis courts. These programs include softball, ball hockey, minor hockey, figure skating, recreational hockey, basketball, tennis, arts and crafts, pre-school program, indoor soccer, T-ball, badminton and hiking.