Interesting facts about Corner Brook

  • The City of Corner Brook was incorporated in 1956
  • Corner Brook’s first Mayor was Allison Bugden.  There has been 9 Mayors since 1956
  • The City of Corner Brook was the smallest community to host the Canada Winter Games in 1999
  • The mid 1920’s saw the development of the pulp and paper mill in Corner Brook
  • Corner Brook was designated the Forest Capital of Canada in 2002
  • The Humber River is a World Class Salmon River. The river is also ideal for rafting and kayaking.
  • Corner Brook has a thriving visual and performing arts community and is well known for poetry, song, art and craftsmanship. Each year in March a celebration of poetry called the March Hare is hosted by the city.
  • Corner Brook was part of the ITU World Cup Triathlon Circuit since 1998. In 2006, the City hosted the Triathlon as well as the World Cup Duathlon Championships.
  • Legendary explorer Captain James Cook surveyed and charted the Bay of Islands in 1767 and named many of the fishing villages in that area.
  • The Man in the Mountain located just outside Corner Brook is a natural rock formation overlooking Shellbird Island. Legend tells us that pirates buried a treasure on the island and the man in the mountain is guarding the treasure.
  • Strawberry Hill Resort, located in nearby Little Rapids, is rumoured to be the place where Prince Charles was conceived.
  • Marble Mountain Resort boasts the best skiing east of the Rockies and has an annual snowfall of more than 16 feet.
  • Corner Brook is the snowiest city in Canada
  • Corner Brook is a one hour drive from Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Newfoundland has the most concentrated population of moose in North America.
  • 2016 marks the 60th Anniversary of the City of Corner Brook.
  • By the middle of the 19th century the population of Corner Brook was less than 100
  • The ocean around Newfoundland is home to more than 20 species of whales at one time of the year or another, making western Newfoundland one of the best whale viewing locations in the world