Town Council meetings take place on the first Monday of every month at 7 pm in the Parish Hall conference room.
The Town of Trinity can trace its history back to the 16th and 17th centuries as a migratory then permanent fishing station. During the 18th and 19th centuries the Town and area became the major centre of trade on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Today it continues as both home for many full time and seasonal residents as well as one of the major tourism destinations in Newfoundland.
The old business section and many structures of historic significance have been preserved and restored to provide a setting for demonstrating the architectural and cultural heritage of the area. Other homes, churches and buildings belonging to individuals and organizations have also been preserved and restored.
I would encourage everyone that comes to the historic Town of Trinity to ponder the past, enjoy the present and contemplate the future which we believe is as rich as our past. For those who may be interested in establishing a business I encourage you to meet with us to discuss your idea and how we may be able to assist you.
Whether you have chosen to make Trinity your home or are here for a visit, I hope it is filled with memorable moments that continue to bring you back to Trinity for years to come!
Trinity has been a viable North Atlantic community for hundreds of years. Its defensible harbour, with abundant room for the ships of the day and shores well suited for outbuildings, wharves and fish-flakes, made it ideal for the early migratory fishery. Later, merchants from Poole, England, made Trinity the base for a new-world fishery.
During the 1720s Trinity was home to about 30 permanent families and host to 200-300 seasonal fishermen per year. By 1869, the population peaked at more than 800 people. Until recently, the inshore, Grand Bank and Labrador fisheries sustained the community. Lumbering, coopering, shipbuilding and other trades have been prominent. Historically, education was an important component of the community, with navigation and business education being taught at Trinity’s Commercial School. Eventually, this school was merged with the grade school into a general High School. The teachers who taught in these schools included some of Newfoundland’s leading educators and scholars.
The preservation of Trinity’s cultural and built heritage has made it perhaps the most notable “heritage community” in the province. Sustainable growth in existing and new businesses, including theatre, is clearly evident as Trinitarians, along with residents of the surrounding communities, play host to thousands of visitors per year.
Incorporated in 1969, Trinity is centrally located and generally within an hour’s drive of other points of interest on the Bonavista Peninsula. It is about 3 hours by road from the capital city, St. John’s.
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