Curling, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Curling, Bay of Islands, Newfoundland.

Curling is a sub-division of the city of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Located in the Humber Arm of the Bay of Islands, Curling was originally a fishing community. It is the oldest section of Corner Brook.


James Cook, the famous British cartographer and explorer, was the first to survey and record the geography of the Bay of Islands. Throughout the summer of 1767, he surveyed most of the area. Copies of the maps he created are displayed at the Captain James Cook Monument in Corner Brook.

Curling used to be known as Birchy Cove; its name was changed in dedication of Rev. J.J. Curling.[1] Curling used to have a hotel and a golf course. Oil tankers are currently in their place.

In 1956 Curling amalgamated with three other communities (Humbermouth, Townsite and Westside) on the south side of the Humber Arm to form the city of Corner Brook.

The Western Star (the main newspaper for the West Coast of Newfoundland) was founded in Curling in the early 20th century.


Part of Route 450 travels through Curling on O'Connell Drive before continuing on down the southern shore of the Humber Arm and Bay of Islands.

Curling is included in the Corner Brook Transit public bus service route. It also has its own taxi service, called Birchy Cabs.

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The area is host to the city's yacht club and marina, a local war memorial, as well as a number of businesses, churches, sports sites and residential neighbourhoods. Two public elementary schools, Sacred Heart and J.J. Curling, are also found here.

Within the area is the old Bank of Montreal building. This building opened in 1915 after the original structure burned down in 1913. The bank used the building until 1985. As of 2001, it has been considered a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

There are a few trail systems that run through Curling, including a section of the Newfoundland T'Railway.

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Coordinates: 48°57′33″N 57°59′52″W / 48.95917°N 57.99778°W / 48.95917; -57.99778