Winterland is a small community between Garnish and Marystown on the ankle of the Burin Peninsula. Winterland is the only inland community on the Burin Peninsula.
The first settlers came from Port Elizabeth (formerly known as Flat Islands), Garnish, Burin and Baine Harbour. 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 just one family from the early settlers that still farm. The remaining people leave the community to work in the area.
Winterland (named by the surveyor of the land on which it is located – Mr. Thomas Winter) was one of eight settlements commissioned in 1939 to get people away from fishing and into farming because there was high unemployment at the time.
The town of Winterland is located on the south coast of Newfoundland (on the Burin Peninsula).
Winterland lies in the Newfoundland Time Zone (NST/NDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: NST- Heure Normale de Terre-Neuve (HNT), NDT- Heure Avancée de Terre-Neuve (HAT).
At the time of the 2011 StatCan Census, Winterland had a population of 374 people.
With 374 people, Winterland represented 0.07% of the total population of Newfoundland and Labrador, making it the province's 198th most populous community.
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