Parson's Pond

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Parson's Pond
Sandy Bay
Coordinates: 50°02′13″N 57°41′49″W / 50.03694°N 57.69694°W / 50.03694; -57.69694
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 383
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Parson's Pond is a community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.


Parson's Pond was originally called Sandy Bay. It is located on the Great Northern Peninsula. The first census was in the late 19th century and had a population of just 18, by 2001 the population was 427.


Parson's Pond, which has a small harbour, is on route 430 which is known as the Viking Trail. From the town there is a scenic view to Gros Morne National Park which is just 5 km to the south. The Arches Provincial Park with an interesting geological formation of limestone formed by glacial action, wind and water erosion is 10 km north of the town.[2]

Parson's Pond is also known as the final resting place of Zachary Turner after being involved with a murder-suicide with his mother, Shirley Jane Turner.[3]


  1. ^ "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ Andrew Hampstead: Atlantic Canada, p.377, Berkeley CA 2012
  3. ^ Fegan, Matt (Oct 14, 2004). "Murder-suicide funeral: An assignment to dread". King's Journalism Review. 10. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 50°02′13″N 57°41′49″W / 50.03694°N 57.69694°W / 50.03694; -57.69694