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Come to Placentia, where the past meets the future.

Placentia -- the place seventeenth century Basque called a harbour in ⇔ "a womb of hills" ⇔ and eighteenth century French dubbed ⇔ "pleasant place." ⇔ Hear the echoing clash of nations in the ruins of French and British fortifications and join with generations of fishing families as you walk the largest beach in the bay. Wander where the past merges with the present as fishing boats travel under the only lift bridge in the province.

Explore the country on the walking trails that meander through the hills of Argentia and visit the many small villages dotting the coastline. Come to Placentia and steep yourself in history, in hospitality, and in nature. Come to Placentia and stay and visit with us awhile.

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Placentia Bay
Arts & Culture


Castle Hill
National Historic Site

Cape St. Mary's
Ecological Bird Sanctuary