We are known as Iceberg Capital of the World.
Twillingate is a town of 2,448 people located on the Twillingate Islands (Toulinquet) in Notre Dame Bay. It is located off the northeastern shore of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Twillingate is found at the mouth of the Exploits River where it flows into Notre Dame Bay. The islands provide an excellent sheltered harbour and easy access to the rich fishing grounds nearby. In recent years, a causeway was built, which connects it to the mainland via New World Island. Labeled as "The Iceberg Capital of the World", the town is one of the oldest ports on the island. It was a historic fishing community, but because of the decline of the fishing industry, it now relies more on the tourism industry.
Today, Twillingate's economy revolves primarily around careers in construction, logging and the tertiary sector, which involves providing services to the community. Because of the cod moratorium in 1992, fishing is not practiced as much in the area, though some fishermen still catch crab, lobster and other aquatic species. The controversial seal hunt is still practiced in Twillingate.
Tourism throughout the summer months is also a big part of the economy in the Twillingate area. The town is known as the "Iceberg Capital of the World" because of the scenery and icebergs that are seen in the spring months. The Fish, Fun and Folk draws many tourists from across the world to the town each year and showcases local talent while economically helping the town and it's people. The Long Point Lighthouse, found near Crow Head, is a popular tourist attraction, as are the Humpback Whales that can be seen in the Atlantic Ocean.