Bishop's Falls

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Bishop's Falls
Town
Official seal of Bishop's Falls
Seal
Motto(s): 
"In Media Silva Maneo"  (Latin)
"In the center of the forest, I remain"
Bishop's Falls is located in Newfoundland
Bishop's Falls
Bishop's Falls
Location of Bishop's Falls in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 49°01′00″N 55°31′00″W / 49.01667°N 55.51667°W / 49.01667; -55.51667
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Census division6
Government
 • MayorBryan King
Area
 • Land28.12 km2 (10.86 sq mi)
Population
 • Total3,156
 • Density112.2/km2 (291/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709

Bishop's Falls is a town in the north-central part of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with a population of 3,156 at the 2016 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is in Division No. 6, on the Exploits River, near the town of Grand Falls-Windsor and the town of Botwood. It is commonly thought of as having the warmest summer temperatures in all of Newfoundland and Labrador.

History[edit]

The railroad played a major part in the area's history, as the town was a central hub during the travels of the "Newfie Bullet". There is a trestle in the town which is the longest east of Quebec. The existing trestle is the last of many which were built and destroyed by the strong ice flows (and a flood) that occur in the winter. The town sits along the Exploits River which flows through and to the falls from which the town takes its name.

Bishop's Falls also boasts a famous NHL player name, Alex Faulkner who played with Gordie Howe.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census:[1]

  • Population: 3,156
  • % Change (2011–2016): Decrease 5.5%
  • Dwellings: 1,502
  • Land Area (km²): 28.12
  • Density (persons per km²): 112.2
North: Division No. 6, Subd. C
West: Division No. 6, Subd. C
Bishop's Falls
East: Division No. 6, Subd. D
South: Division No. 6, Subd. C

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Bishop's Falls, Town [Census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Joan (January 5, 2010). "An illness took Ron Pelley from paint to pixels". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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Coordinates: 49°01′00″N 55°31′00″W / 49.01667°N 55.51667°W / 49.01667; -55.51667