Carbonear is centrally located on the Avalon Peninsula about 100 km from St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. About 50% of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador live on the Avalon, and Carbonear is easily accessible by highway to all parts of the region and all parts of the province.
Because of Carbonear's central location between the North Shore of Conception Bay and the South Shore of Trinity Bay, its proximity to the Trans Canada Highway and St. John's, and its developed harbour facilities, the town is an ideal place for any type of business or industry to locate.
Carbonear as a Business Centre
Today, the Town of Carbonear is a business centre for the Baccalieu Trail. Columbus Drive Area
Columbus Drive is the terminus for Veterans' Memorial Highway (Route 75), the main route between the Baccalieu Trail and the Trans Canada Highway (Route 1). The four lane drive, which has become the main business area of the region, bustles with activity. Traffic heads for the Trinity Conception Square Mall With its 30 commercial premises, which include Wal-Mart, Dominion Supermarket, Bogart's Jewelry, and Carlton Cards among its many large stores and smaller independent stores. Opened in February of 1979 the facility contains 18,580 square metres of floor space and 1200 parking spaces.
Along both sides of the highway are restaurants, the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Powell Plaza, the large Canadian Tire facility and Hickman Motors Ltd, as well as many other national and international chain stores and smaller local businesses, as well as fast food franchises. Powell Drive Area
Powell Drive connects Columbus Drive to Water Street. It is a growing commercial area which contains approximately 26 businesses and services. Water Street Area
Water Street, with its own distinct history, has traditionally been the primary commercial area, characterized by a maximum of commercial, residential, and industrial uses. It is similar to the "Main Street" of many communities, with its shops, stores, and other services. In many places only the frontages of buildings are commercially developed - apartments or other residential arrangements are often located above or to the rear of the commercial activities.
Powell's Supermarket Mall which contains Powell's supermarket, West Side Charlies and a number of other businesses and services, is located just off the west end of the street.
In addition, a number of well known regional family business are located in other parts of the town. Among the largest of those are Noel's Funeral Home and R. Tetford & Sons, Ltd.
Regional Offices for Business Development Organizations
Regional offices for organizations including Mariner Resource Opportunities Network (M-RON) - the Regional Economic Development Board, the Trinity-Conception Community Development Corporation (TCCDC), and the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation (BTHC) are conveniently located in the town, making it a hub for regional business development. The Town of Carbonear is located on the Avalon Peninsula, midway along the eastern shore of the Bay de Verde Peninsula. The Towns of Victoria and Salmon Cove are immediately to the north. The Town of Harbour Grace and the settlement of Bristol's Hope are to the south. It is also close to the towns on the south shore of Trinity Bay. Hopeall, Whiteway, Green's Harbour, Heart's Content, Heat's Delight / Islington, Heart's Desire, and Winterton are about 30 minutes away across the Heart's Content Barren's (Route 74)..
Carbonear is connected to the Trans Canada Highway by Veterans' Memorial Highway (Route 75) a distance of about 40km. It is also connected to the Trans Canada Highway by Route 70, which follows the shoreline through communities such as Harbour Grace, Spaniards Bay, Bay Roberts, and Clarke's Beach.
Carbonear has a road connection to the Trinity Bay side of the Bay de Verde Peninsula by Route 74 to Heart's Content, a distance of 23 kilometres, where it joins Route 80. All highways are paved and in reasonably good condition throughout their length.
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