Carbonear is located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is Canada’s most easterly province. Carbonear is located on the Avalon Peninsula, approximately an hour outside the capital city of St. John’s.

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.

Carbonear is connected to the Trans Canada Highway by Veterans’ Memorial Highway (Route 75) a distance of about 40km. It is 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..

Carbonear experiences mild and wet winters. Summers are warm and moist and typically are shorter than other provinces in Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador has four seasons:
Summer: Mild to hot temperatures, with some rainfall
Fall: Cool to cold temperatures, some rain and snowfall
Winter: Cold to very cold temperature, snowfalls light to heavy
Spring: Cool to warm temperatures, with some rainfall