Bay Bulls
Population: 1,283    Location:  47.3185° N,  52.8155° W
Janet O'Brien
Tel: 709-334-3454
Yes 911 Service
Yes Cell phone service
Yes DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
No Water & sewer
Yes Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
Yes Groceries
Note: Private Water/Sewer systems
Travel by road to main centres...
St John's32 km(19 mi)
Bay Bulls has the distinction of being one of the oldest communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and was originally established because of its closeness to the rich fishing grounds on the Grand Banks. While some believe that the name is derived from the French Baie de Bois, meaning "wooded bay", others believe that it may be a reference to the Dovekie, a common seabird known locally as a "bull bird".

Traditionally Bay Bulls has depended on the fishery, and that remains a core industry in the area, however over the past several decades the town has diversified into areas such as tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and industrial and marine supply services. Its deep and sheltered harbour made Bay Bulls a logical choice for the establishment of a repair facility that services the many oil rigs that drill for oil on the Grand Banks. Several other businesses in Bay Bulls cater to the thousands of tourists who arrive each year to visit the nearby Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to hundreds of thousands nesting seabirds and an excellent location for whale and iceberg watching.

Bay Bulls borders on the city limits of St. John's, making it one of those rare places that manages to maintain a small town feel while providing easy access to a metropolitan center. The short commute to St. John's is an attractive feature for new familes who work in the city but prefer to make their home outside the urban center.

Bay Bulls is a true community - a place where people live and work, raise families, and enjoy a wide range of lifestyle experiences. Come and see what Bay Bulls has to offer. You just may stay for life!

• HMS Sapphire Provincial Historic Site
• North Head Lighthouse
• East Coast Trail
• Sea Kayaking
• Whale Watching
Community Services
· Accommodations
· Construction Services and Contractors
· Craft Store
· Funeral Home Services
· Hairdresser/Barber/Tanning Salon
· Liquor and Wine
· Pharmacy/Drug Store
· Plant and Garden
· Veterinarian & Pet Grooming
For Children and Youth:
· Kilbride-Ferryland Family Resource Centre
· Summer Program of Bay Bulls-Bauline Athletic Association
For Seniors:
· 50+ O'Connor Club
Health Services:
· Southern Shore Medical Arts Building
Recreation Facilities:
· Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre
· Southern Shore Arena
Religious Institutions:
· Anglican Church
· St Peter's & Paul's Roman Catholic Church
Volunteer Service Groups:
· Bay Bulls - Bauline Athletic Association
· Bay Bulls Fishermen's Committee
· Bay Bulls Harbour Authority
· Bay Bulls Tourism Development Committee
· Holy Trinity Anglican Women's Guild
· Irish Loop Visitor Information Centre
· Kilbride-Ferryland Family Resource Coalition
· Our Lady of Mount Loretta Cemetery Committee
· Saint Peter and Paul Parish/Our Lady of Star of the Sea Parish Council
· Southern Avalon Tourism Association
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