Bishop's Falls

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Bishop's Falls
Official seal of Bishop's Falls
Motto: "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 division 6
 • Mayor Bryan King
 • Total 28.12 km2 (10.86 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,341
 • Density 118.8/km2 (308/sq mi)
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
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 3,341 at the 2011 census.


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.


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 few famous NHL names, such as Alex Faulkner.


According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:

  • Population: 3,399
  • % Change (2001–2006): -7.8
  • Dwellings: 1,413
  • Area (km²): 28.12
  • Density (persons per km²): 120.9
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

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