As the largest centre outside the Avalon Peninsula, Corner Brook is a service hub for western and northern Newfoundland, positioned on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River. Before Europeans arrived to the Bay of Islands, various native groups had lived near present day Corner Brook for thousands of years, including the Beothuk who became extinct in 1829.
As the region became known for its abundant resources, however, settlers began arriving to the area, fishing the Strait of Belle Isle in summer and cutting lumber in winter. Today, Corner Brook's economy has grown to include healthcare, education, government, and the paper industry.
Corner Brook houses a healthy population of 20,000 around a welcoming downtown of shops, galleries, theatres, restaurants and pubs, each connected by red brick sidewalks. Festivals held in the city include the Stage West Theatre Festival, Gros Morne Summer Music, and the March Hare and April Rabbit literary festivals.
Whether you stay for the events, culture, winter activities, sports facilities or panoramic views, you'll find a welcoming city in Corner Brook.