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Public Notice - On Street Parking Ban

On Street Parking Ban

2019 Pre-Budget Consultation

Have Your Say - The Town of Placentia is seeking input for Council consideration for the 2019 Municipal Budget.  You are invited to submit feedback here.   Pre-Budget Consultation Form   We also invite you to attend our public pre-budget consultation to be held from 7:00-8:00pm on Thursday, November 8 at the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre.   

Fire Hazard Index Low

Fire Hazard Index for Placentia region has returned to LOW. Conditions are normal for travel and work in wooded and grassy areas. Burning under permit is allowed and open fires are permitted in outside fireplaces etc. Residents are reminded to use caution with activities in the forest and on trails.

Council Meeting Broadcast

Follow this link to watch Council meeting broadcast!

Waste Collection Schedule (Calendar Large Format)

May to December 2018 Waste Collection Schedule (Large Format)

Placentia is a story like no other.

Over 350 years of history has borne a place where its bounty of natural wonders are matched only by its richly storied heritage and lush cultural landscape. The original 16th century French settlers got it right when they named this place ‘Plaisance’ meaning ‘pleasant place.’ There are few places in your travels that can compare to this provincial treasure.

“Placentia is the most beautiful place I have ever been, and the people were wonderful.”

(Quote from the Town Guestbook)

Discover for yourself what has drawn people here for centuries. For many, it begins with a breathtaking drive along the rolling coastline of forested hills and sheltered bays – the Seven Islands lookout is not to be missed. Kayakers and water enthusiasts flock to the gentle embrace of protected inlets and sleepy coves. Boaters and sailors glide through storied waters, gaining a perfect prospect of manmade and natural wonders. Families and romantics alike enjoy long strolls on the picturesque oceanfront boardwalk, while the more adventurist hikers take advantage of a well maintained network of trails around historic fortresses and scenic panoramas.

There is an abundance of things to see and do.

Explore Castle Hill, the most prominent of a group of centuries old English and French fortifications that call Placentia home. With its famously commanding view of Placentia and surrounding coastline, Castle Hill offers a unique national historic site experience. You just might meet residents from 1696, or even the Governor himself, as well as merchant soldiers and fisherpersons of the period, as you tour this memorable vista.  Uncover that rich mix of French and English history that shaped our wildly colourful and tumultuous past. Tour our archaeology lab at nearby Fort Louis and the British New Fort and discover artifacts from French and English families dating back to the 1600’s!

Stroll down our beautiful Town square and drop into Placentia’s Cultural Arts Centre, a sumptuous celebration of the town’s dynamic arts community. Across the street you will find the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, one of Placentia’s key architectural landmarks. Next door sits Our Lady of the Angels Convent, a restored snapshot of a bygone era. Drop by the old courthouse, one of the oldest operating courtrooms in the country. And don’t forget the O’Reilly House Museum, a beautifully restored snapshot of upscale living in the early 1900s Placentia.

All that touring will no doubt work up an appetite. Seek out one of the many local eateries for either a dinner reservation or an unforgettable lunch that will have you craving for more.

What’s Happening

Farmer's Market

Nov 17, 2018
Marche Fermier

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The Loretta Cuddle Bed Campaign

Nov 17, 2018
Fundraiser

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Happy Tree

Nov 24, 2018
Sponsored by Placentia Lions

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Light up the Square

Nov 26, 2018
Annual Tree Lighting

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PATH Scrooge Show

Nov 28, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018
Christmas Theatre

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News

Oct 24, 2018
Municipal Minute October 2018
October 2018 Municipal Minute
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Sep 14, 2018
September 2018 Municipal Minute
Municipal Minute September 2018
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Aug 1, 2018
July 2018 Municipal Minute
Municipal Minute July 2018
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Jul 3, 2018
June 2018 Municipal Minute
Muncipal Minute June
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Jun 13, 2018
Municipal Minute May 2018
May 2018 Municipal Minute
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Town of Placentia
P.O. Box 99
Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0

townofplacentia@placentia.ca