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. The town is a good base camp for exploring some Newfoundland history and adventure.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include sightseeing, beachcombing, hiking, picnicking, boating, sailing, kayaking and fishing.
The best park and trail attractions, activities and adventures located in and around Placentia, Newfoundland includes the Heritage Walking Trails and Boardwalk, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, Cataracts Provincial Park, and the Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park.
The best venues for travellers to enjoy museums, historic sites, art, music and/or theatre in and around Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada includes the Castle Hill National Historic Site, Village Lift Bridge, O'Reilly House, and the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre.
Services important in and around the community of Placentia includes attractions and 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 a ferry connecting Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. (link to ferry schedule)