Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada is a village situated on the Avalon Peninsula in Atlantic Canada fronting the Atlantic Ocean. It is a key transportation ferry hub (via Argentia) connecting Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include sightseeing, beachcombing, hiking, picnicking, boating, sailing, and fishing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes the Heritage Trail, Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park, and the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve (a day drive).
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Placentia, Newfoundland and the surrounding regions includes the Castle Hill Historic Site of Canada, Village Lift Bridge, O'Reilly House, and the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre,
Services important in and around the community of Placentia include accommodations (motel, inn, vacation homes, bed and breakfast), campground, pub, gift shops, restaurants, coffee house, gas station, grocery store, liquor store, cell service, internet, bank, as well as, transportation services like marina and ferry (connects to Nova Scotia).