"Welcome to the Town of Burin's official website. Burin is a town on the Burin Peninsula, located on the south coast of Newfoundland Labrador. This town is steeped in rich history and scenic beauty. In the early 1500's Burin was one of the favourite sub-settlements of the French in Placentia Bay. One of the oldest towns on the Burin Peninsula, it was incorporated in 1950. Burin has developed with the fishery throughout the years, from the Basque fishermen who frequented our waters, to the banking schooners, to having the first fresh frozen fish plant in the province.
Our town has much to offer. View our history in the heritage houses, enjoy a summer evening concert at the Oldest Colony Trust building, or experience our natural beauty and environment on our harbour front boardwalk or on the Salt Pond Walking Trail.
With much development potential, a modern regional health care facility, beautiful churches, modern housing developments, well-equipped schools, including a College of the North Atlantic Campus, Burin offers may amenities of a larger centre with a small town atmosphere.
In the years 2000, 2006 and again in 2015, Burin was the winner of the Tidy Towns competition in the 2001 - 4000 population category. I see Burin as a proud, progressive town with a strong sense of history and culture.
I thank you for taking time to visit our website and invite you to contact the Town Office if you have any questions or would like more information about our Town. I hope to see you in the historic Town of Burin sometime in the future."