Information and facts about Corner Brook

The population of Corner Brook is 20,103

Corner Brook is in the Newfoundland Standard Time / NST time zone (GMT -3.5)

Latitude: 48.951535
Longitude: -57.947362

Visitor Information Centre

City of Corner Book

Phone: (709) 639-9792
Confederation Drive (at the Trans Canada Highway)
Corner Brook NF

Library

Sir Richard Squires Building

Phone: (709) 634-0013
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Hospital

Western Memorial Regional Hospital

Phone: (709) 637-5546
Corner Brook NF

Internet Cafe

Sir Richard Squires Building

Phone: (709) 634-0013
Corner Brook NF

Facts about Corner Brook

Corner Brook is designated Forest Capital of Canada and is emerging as a Centre of Environmental Excellence.

Corner Brook was the smallest community to host the Canada Winter Games in 1999.

Corner Brook has been a part of the ITU World Cup Triathlon Circuit since 1998. In 2006, the City will host the Triathlon as well as the World Cup Duathlon Championships.

The Humber River is a World Class Salmon River. The river is also ideal for rafting and kayaking.

Corner Brook has a thriving visual and performing arts community and is well known for poetry, song, art and craftsmanship. Each year in March a celebration of poetry called the March Hare is hosted by the city.

Legendary explorer Captain James Cook surveyed and charted the Bay of Islands in 1767 and named many of the fishing villages in that area.

The Man in the Mountain located just outside Corner Brook is a natural rock formation overlooking Shellbird Island. Legend tells us that pirates buried a treasure on the island and the man in the mountain is guarding the treasure.

Strawberry Hill Resort, located in nearby Little Rapids, is rumoured to be the place where Prince Charles was conceived.

Marble Mountain Resort boasts the best skiing east of the Rockies and has an annual snowfall of more than 16 feet.

Corner Brook is a one hour drive from Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Newfoundland has the world’s largest population of moose.

2006 marks the 50th Anniversary of the City of Corner Brook

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