Argentia, Newfoundland

Argentia is a community on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is situated on a flat headland located along the southwest coast of the Avalon Peninsula on Placentia Bay.

Argentia is primarily known as the ferry port for Nova Scotia. Nearby Placentia, settled in 1662 and the former French capital of Newfoundland, has the remains of a French fort at the Castle Hill National Historic site. At the southern end of the Peninsula you can visit St Mary's Ecological Reserve featuring vertical cliffs and over 50,000 seabirds including kittiwakes, murres and razorbills.

Things to see and do

* Castle Hill National Historic Site
* St Mary’s Ecological Reserve
* Seabirds

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 500 approx
Time – GMT minus three and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code

Travel Links - Argentia can be accessed by ferry.

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