Trout River, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Trout River
Town
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Waterfront and boardwalk
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Trout River
Location of Trout River in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 49°29′52.46″N58°07′32.38″W / 49.4979056°N 58.1256611°W / 49.4979056; -58.1256611
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Settled1815
Incorporated1966
Government
  MayorWade Crocker
  Deputy MayorNatalia Crocker
Population
 (2021)
  Total508
Time zone UTC– 3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC– 2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s) 709
Highways NL Route 431.svg Route 431
Website http://townoftroutriver.com

Trout River is a small rural fishing village located on the southern coastal edge of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, near the Tablelands. Trout River was settled in 1815 by George Crocker and his family, who were its only inhabitants until 1880. [1] [2] [3] The community is served by Route 431.

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Trout River is 10 minutes from the Tableland Mountains, part of the UNESCO world heritage site Gros Morne National Park.

This town is known for its sunsets over the water and boardwalk. It has many small hiking trails to take in and one of Gros Morne's longest hiking trails, 14 km return, The Trout River Pond Trail.

There is a large natural tower of rock, a sea stack, just south of the town. [4]

In 2018, a blue whale carcass washed up along the shore in Trout River which attracted international attention. [5] The skeleton of this whale was later put on display at the Royal Ontario Museum. [6]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Trout River had a population of 508 living in 210 of its 275 total private dwellings, a change of

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References

  1. Joan Edward (2006). "This is Our Place, this is Our Home". Breakwater Books. pp. 191–205. ISBN   9781550812015 . Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  2. "Trout River". k12.nf.ca. Archived from the original on May 1, 2017.
  3. Trout River, Newfoundland and Labrador
  4. Jim Cornish. "Natural History of Newfoundland and Labrador: Geological Formation" (PDF). k12.nf.ca. Retrieved May 1, 2017. Today, there are many places along the coast of Newfoundland where beaches and sea stacks, like the one at Trout River in Gros Morne National Park pictured above, are 20 to 100 metres above present sea level.
  5. "Canada whale corpse explosion feared". BBC News. April 29, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  6. Eaton, Jeremy (March 5, 2017). "Famous blue whale gets own show at Royal Ontario Museum". CBC News. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  7. "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 15, 2022.

Coordinates: 49°29′52.46″N58°07′32.38″W / 49.4979056°N 58.1256611°W / 49.4979056; -58.1256611