Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Come By Chance
Come By Chance, Newfoundland, overlooking the river.png
Come By Chance is located in Newfoundland
Come By Chance
Come By Chance
Location of Come By Chance in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°51′N 53°59′W / 47.850°N 53.983°W / 47.850; -53.983Coordinates: 47°51′N 53°59′W / 47.850°N 53.983°W / 47.850; -53.983
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
Census division1
 • Land39.7 km2 (15.3 sq mi)
 • Total228
 • Density5.74/km2 (14.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709

Come By Chance is a town on the isthmus of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1] It is in Division 1 on Placentia Bay.

Located in this town is Newfoundland's only oil refinery, the Come By Chance Refinery operated by North Atlantic Refining Company, which has a capacity of 115,000 barrels per day (18,300 m3/d). The associated port was Canada's fifth largest port by cargo tonnage loaded and unloaded in 2011. It handled 27.4 million metric tonnes, of which 23.7 million tonnes was crude petroleum.[2]


According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census:

  • Population: 228
  • Dwellings: 95
  • Area (km².): 39.7
  • Density (persons per km².): 5.7

Notable people[edit]

In 2018, a group of oil refinery workers split a Canadian lottery winning of $60,000,000 CAD.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Come By Chance". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
  2. ^ Shipping in Canada 2011 (Catalogue no. 54-205-X) (PDF). Statistics Canada. November 2012. pp. 27, 58. ISSN 1480-8773.

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