Burgeo is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Take a look below for 12 fascinating and fun facts about Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. It is located mainly on Grandy Island, on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland.
2. The town is approximately 121 kilometres (75 mi) east of Channel-Port aux Basques.
3. Burgeo is home to Sandbanks Provincial Park.
4. The park is named for its sand dunes and long expanses of flat, sandy beaches on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador.
5. The population was 900 in 1911, 2,474 in 1976, 1,607 in 2006, 1,464 in 2011 and 1,307 in 2016.
6. There is a ferry dock with connections to Ramea, Grey River and Francois.
7. The town is also the southern terminus for Route 480 (Burgeo Highway), connecting Burgeo with the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1) and the rest of mainland Newfoundland.
8. Burgeo has a subarctic climate (Dfc) with long, cold winters and short, cool summers.
9. Precipitation is heavy year round.
10. Burgeo appears as a playable area in the 2005 video game Club Penguin.
11. The famed Canadian nature writer and naturalist Farley Mowat lived in Burgeo for five years during his time in Newfoundland.
12. Route 480, also referred to as the Burgeo road, was a frequent subject for famed Canadian painter Christopher Pratt, who depicted it on several occasions and began his book Thoughts on Driving to Venus there in 1999.