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Some Interesting facts About Town of Winterland

Town of Winterland is the only inland community on the Burin Peninsula. 

Town of Winterland

Winterland is a small community between Garnish and Marystown on the ankle of the Burin Peninsula and is the only inland community on the Burin Peninsula. 

In 1939 the government resettled people into Winterland from the islands around Placentia Bay.  People also moved here from the Town of Garnish.  In the Winterland area there were acres of land suitable for growing crops and raising livestock.  Between the 1940`s and 1950`s the community started growing, and now it's the only community on the Burin Peninsula that farms.  However, there is only one family in the area that still farms.  The remaining people left the community to work in the surrounding area. 

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News & Events
March 29, 2023

As a reminder, to enable the 9-8-8 mental health crisis number nationwide, 10-digit dialing will be implemented in Newfoundland on May 31st, 2023. 10-digit dialing will be mandatory for both local and long-distance calling.

This may affect the operation of equipment with pre-programmed numbers, including home security systems, lifeline equipment and other wireless devices.

We highly recommend updating the numbers programmed into these devices to include the full 10-digit phone numbers prior to April 4th, 2023 to ensure they continue to function properly. Special numbers such as 9-1-1 will still be dialed using 3 digits.

For more information, please chat with us or visit

March 29, 2023

The Town Office will be closed from Monday, April 3 - Thursday, April 13.  The office will re-open on Friday, April 14 @ 12 pm.

During this closure however, the office will remain open for the regular Tuesday night schedule 7-9 pm. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

March 29, 2023

The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board would like to advise all Municipalities and Residents that our waste disposal site will be closed on Good Friday, April 07, 2023.


Please visit our website for any further information or updates at

March 10, 2023

Residents are advised, effective today (March 10, 2023), due to a malfunction of our water system, our chlorine system is unable to chlorinate the water.

  • Residents are advised to boil water for consumption.

Residents will be notified when this issue has been resolved.

December 08, 2022

As many of you have heard, there is concerning information in the media referring to arsenic found in artesian wells in Moreton's Harbour.


Please be assured the Town's wells get tested on an annual basis through our Provincial Government as well as monthly testing throughout the community for Coliforms, E. Coli and Chlorine levels.

Since November 2010, there has been 0.000 mg/L of arsenic tested in our wells.


For more information concerning what is tested being tested, visit 

Click on 'public Water Supplies'

go down to 'Select Community' (use the drop box to find our community)

Once you have selected our community, hit 'View Community Report'

Using the drop box, you can search up several different types of reports for Winterland and hit 'View report'.


Should you have further concerns or questions, please contact the Town Office during regular business hours.


Ginger Walsh

Administrative Assistant


Town of Winterland

Box 10, Winterland, NL

A0E 2Y0


​Office Hours 

Mon-Fri 12-5pm & Tues 7-9pm

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Ecomuseum and Trail

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