About Our Region
"South River is a quiet little town that is situated approximately fifty minutes west of
St. John’s on the Conception Bay Highway. It is located at the head of Bay de Grave, between Clarke’s Beach and Cupids. South River was incorporated in 1966 and presently has a population of about 750 people. South River is the first community off Roache’s Line, the connector road to the Trans Canada Highway. It is part of the Baccalieu Trail, a scenic drive around the Conception Bay, Trinity Bay areas. Politically, South River is in the Provincial District of Harbour Main – Whitbourne and in the Federal District of Bonavista-Trinity-Conception. The river from which the community takes its name flows through a broad valley into a large harbour pond south of Clarke’s Beach, known as Southern Gut. (The word Gut means fresh water that flows into and out of salt water). South River consists of areas known as The Gut, Salmon Cove, northeast of the the river, and Springfield which is inland, along the river valley. It is bordered on the north by the community of Clarke’s Beach, on the south by the community of Cupids, and on the west by the community of Makinsons. On the eastern area of the town is Bay de Grave, a picturesque bay that opens to the much larger Conception Bay." Town of South River website
The Town of Brigus
Your new home is less than 10 minutes drive to the picturesque town of Brigus. Enjoy the Annual Blueberry Festival, a delicious meal at one of their restaurants, a scenic hike in the surrounding hills on The East Coast Trail, or just relax and take a stroll through this walking-friendly and incredibly beautiful town. Rich with heritage structures, many of them museums, you’ll discover something new each time you visit.
Just a 10 minute drive from Clarke’s Beach will take you to the historic settlement of Cupids. Home of the Cupids Legacy Centre, you’ll have plenty to discover as you explore the first English settlement in Canada. Settled by John Guy, a British merchant from Bristol, England and thirty-nine Planters in 1610, Cupids offers scenic views, The Perchance Theatre showcasing Shakespearian plays and an Annual Soiree (Newfoundland saying for big party!) as well as shops and restaurants for your entertainment and enjoyment.
Conception Bay North (CBN)
Bay Roberts meets all your needs, from groceries to more of those amazing music and cultural festivals the region is famous for. Further along the CBN Highway you'll find Spaniards Bay famous for its 565 million year old fossil find and the protected Shearstown Estuary, a 'Birders Paradise.'
Of course, there is plenty of entertainment and restaurant options as well as activities for the children in Carbonear, Harbour Grace and many other towns in the area. Everything you need to enjoy an active lifestyle can be found in the CBN region. A leisurely and scenic drive of the CBN Highway leads you to Salmon Cove, Northern Bay Sands, Upper Island Cove and many other adorable towns and villages. Perfect for a Sunday drive or to take advantage of all the amenities available in the region, Conception Bay North is an area rich in history, tourist attractions, hospitality and community services and of course, incredible, world class views.