Port Anson, Newfoundland and Labrador, is one of two small towns on Sunday Cove Island, and is reachable by causeway. It is a seaside community that is spread out over a fairly wide area for a small town. Gas is available, and there is one convenience store. Children go to school at Dorset Collegiate in Pilley’s Island, or at Green Bay South Academy in Robert’s Arm.
History Tidbit: In 1904, tragedy struck when a forest fire destroyed 10 of the 15 houses in Port Anson. Families were evacuated to nearby Pilley’s Island for safety and care.
Type of Local Governance: Town
Community Hall Tel: 652-3683
Population 130 (StatCan Census 2016)
Location: Route 381
Lat/Long (DMS) 49° 32′ 12″ N, 55° 51′ 7″ W (Decimal) 49.5366639, -55.8520028
Distance from Trans Canada Highway: 31kms, approx. 25 mins driving
Cell Service Available: Yes, but may be spotty reception
Port Anson Phone Numbers are found under Robert’s Arm in the phone book.
Redemption Pentecostal Tabernacle
Children’s Playground (portion of which is a small skate park)
Covered picnic area (single table) overlooking the bay
Port Anson on the Web
- 2011 Census
- 2006 Census
- On Google Street View
- 1921 Census
- Memories of Port Anson Facebook Group
- From CBC NL on Sunday Cove residents’ frustration with landline service (Nov. 2016)
- On phone service, from VOCM
- On a car accident blamed on texting, from CBC NL
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