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Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook
Population: 224
Subregion: Bonne Bay
Contact:
Tel: 709 - 453 -7220
gbstownoffice@eastlink.ca
Services:
No ATM
Yes Cell phone service
No DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
No Town Water & Sewer Hook-up
No Water & sewer
Shopping:
No Campground
No Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
No Groceries
No Pharmacy
Travel by road to main centres...
Corner Brook109 km(65 mi)
Deer Lake58 km(35 mi)
St Anthony412 km(247 mi)
The Town of Glenburnie, Birchy Head & Shoal Brook (GBS) is located on Route 431 on the south side of Bonne Bay. The three towns were settled around the late 19th century with Birchy Head and Shoal Brook being named for geological features and Glenburnie named as a tribute to the Scottish origins of its original settler, Mr. Hugh McKenzie. The three communities became amalgamated in 1978. The population according to the 2006 census was 275 residents. This number rises dramatically in the tourist season with part-time summer residents occupying close to 35 homes in the town and region.

Community and business services in Glenburnie, Birchy Head & Shoal Brook includes a K-12 school, Bonne Bay Academy (located 5kms south in Woody Point) and the a local site for the Tree House Family Resource Centre is also found in Woody Point. The town has retail stores, gas station, various churches and restaurants for residents and visitors. In addition, recreational services are available – hockey arena. Library, public internet access, health care, regional recreational services – indoor swimming, police services and additional business services can be found in near by towns in the Bonne Bay region, i.e. Woody Point, Norris Point and Rocky Harbour.

The town is located within Gros Morne National Park and offers residents the many outdoor benefits of a large wilderness national park. In addition to the natural beauty of the Bonne Bay area, Parks Canada provides a great deal in the way of hiking trails, picnic areas and interpretation programs.
 
Facilities & Services
Government Offices/Organizations:
· Department of Works, Services & Transportation
· Parks Canada
Religious Institutions:
· Anglican Church
· Pentecostal Church
· United Church
More Shopping:
· Accommodations
· Automotive Service
· Bakery / Coffee Shop
· Crafts and Gifts
· General Retail
· Snowmobiles, ATVs & Motorcycles
 
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