Why South River?
South River is a quiet town that is located approximately 50 minutes west of the City of St. John’s. It is located at the head of Bay de Grave, between Clarke’s Beach and Cupids. South River, which was incorporated in 1966, presently has a population of approximately 650 people and is part of the Baccalieu Trail; a scenic drive around the Conception and Trinity Bay area. The river from which the community takes it names flows through a broad valley into a large harbour pond known as the Southern Gut. South River consists of areas known as The Gut, The Broads, Salmon Cove, and Springfield.
- Newfoundland Pony Heritage Pasture
- A licensed Salmon River
- The Brigus Medical Clinic
- The Anglican Parish of the Resurrection
- A volunteer fire department
- Several small businesses
- A playground (a second playground is currently in the process of being constructed)
- A waterfront park, which is located along the shoreline from the salmon fishing river, opening into the waters of Bay de Grave and Conception Bay.