Pouch Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Take a look below for 11 fun and amazing facts about Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. The population is 2,069 according to the Canada 2016 Census.
2. It is located on the northeast Avalon Peninsula, 27 kilometers north of St. John’s, the province’s capital city.
3. The origin of Pouch Cove dates back to 1611, when fisherman from British ships, together with carpenters and other artisans, established a settlement.
4. The town was officially incorporated in 1970.
5. The post office was established in 1975.
6. The Town has a Council consisting of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and five councillors.
7. The town’s motto is “first to see the sun,” referring to the sunrise in North America.
8. In 1987 the municipality was amalgamated with the smaller rural settlement of Shoe Cove.
9. The town of Pouch Cove appeared in national and international news in 2020 as a result of a two-year public debate regarding inconsistencies in regulations regarding homes on wheels.
10. As of February 2020, mobile homes and travel trailers are allowed.
11. Tiny homes are not and must be removed from private property.