Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Small Bay, Little Harbour
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|Province||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Time zone||Newfoundland Time Zone (UTC-3:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)|
Rocky Harbour is a town located on the western edge of Newfoundland, near the entrance to Bonne Bay. The harbour was previously known as Small Bay or Little Harbour. The town is surrounded by the Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Arrowheads show that Micmac Indians once inhabited the area. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the harbour was frequented by the early French fisherman when it came under the French Shore fishery. The first year Rocky Harbour appeared in the census figures was in 1874, when it had a population of 35.
A Post Office was established there in 1900. It became a Local Government Community in April 1966. Following the opening of Gros Morne National Park in 1973, the population further increased and services such as an RCMP detachment were added. area. It had a population of 357 in 1921. In 2011, the population was 979.
Rocky Harbour is a key tourist town in central Gros Morne National Park, offering nature and scenery viewing, and access to hiking trails.
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- "Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador (Code 1009013) and Newfoundland and Labrador (Code 10) (table). Census Profile". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
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