Town of Stephenville

Exploring Stephenville

Check out the events calendar and Stephenville Heritage for different activities and events in the Stephenville area.
For further information about Newfoundland and Labrador see Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.

Summer Activities
Winter Activities
Year Round Activities
Port au Port Peninsula
Recreation Facilities

Kayaking, Canoeing and Salmon fishing

  • Harry’s River

  • Fox Island River

  • Southwest Brook

  • Barachois Brook


  • Cabox in the lewis hills.

  • Indian head range, with trapper joe’s lookout

  • Joey’s lookout, jeannette, indian head and the mine pond hiking trails.

  • Erin Mountain trail in Barachois Pond Provincial Park

Wildlife Sightings

Coves, inlets, and beaches around the perimeter of Bay St. George and the Port au Port Peninsula are a paradise for beachcombers and bird watchers. The forests, valleys, bog lands and mountain ridges abound with wildlife: moose, caribou, black bears, foxes, beaver, otter, mink, arctic hare and various bird species.

Camping Parks

  • Zenzville RV Camping Park

  • Barachois Pond Provincial Park

  • Pirate’s Haven ATV Friendly RV Park

  • Piccadilly Head Regional Park

  • Harmon Seaside Park

Mountain Biking, ATV

Hundreds of kilometers of forest access roads and almost endless expanses of open wilderness surrounding Stephenville offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including two biking trails in in town Bomb Track off of Igloo Road and the Area 14 run off of Gallant Street extension. Stephenville has an approved ATV route through town for easy access to gas stations and hotels.

Stephenville ATV Route

Bomb Track Biking Trail

Area 14 Biking Trail


Special Olympics

Stephenville has a well organized and exciting Special Olympics program organized by dedicated volunteers who recognize the unique gift of working with people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics sports encompass track and field, swimming, badminton and various other activities to encourage physical fitness.


Stephenville Theatre Festival 2018

Stephenville Theatre Festival

The Stephenville Theatre Festival established in 1979, operates under the guidance of a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. The festival runs from June to August every summer. Guest are guaranteed a theatre experience that entertains, engages and enlightens!

Phone: (709) 643 4982

Snowmobiling in Bay St. George, NL.

Snowmobiling, Skiing, Snowshoeing

The Newfoundland & Labrador Snowmobile Federation offers a abundance of trails throughout Newfoundland. Common visited areas includes the back country of the Lewis Hills. The Whaleback Nordic Ski Club offers amazing conditions for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Additionally, snowshoers often use the Walk-A-Ways trails system throughout Stephenville. Marble Mountain located in Steady Brook, NL, approximately an hours drive from Stephenville, offers wonderful conditions for downhill skiing.

Hockey and Skating

The Stephenville Dome offers an Olympic size ice surface, fully serviced cafeteria, walking track and multi-purpose rooms. General, adult skating and shinny hockey sessions are offered throughout the winter. The dome is also home to Stephenville minor hockey, a Men’s hockey league, the Stephenville Skating Club, and a Broomball league.

Bay St. George Folk Art Performance

Bay St. George Folk Art Performance

Bay St. George Folk Arts Council

The Bay St. George Folk Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization formed in March 2007 to promote folk art in the Bay St. George and Port au Port Peninsula areas.

Our monthly Folk Nights provide local artists and musicians with the opportunity to showcase their talents. This popular event takes place on the last Saturday of every month at Emile’s Pub, Days Inn, Stephenville, starting at 9 pm.

Newfoundland traditional music is an important part of our culture. Fiddle, mandolin and accordion sessions facilitate the learning and development of skills, playing these instruments in an informal group setting. For more details, check out our events page.

Interested? Check us out – join our organization. We need everyone – professional musicians, organizers, kitchen players, storytellers, step dancers, actors, artists of all sorts, and those simply interested in promoting our culture and heritage.


Ned’s Pond, Stephenville

Walk-A-Ways Park and Trails Network

Walk-A-Ways Trail Network is composed of 16.5km of gravel and sidewalk trails throughout Stephenville. There are 6 trails that make up this Trail Network. A main trail sign occurs at the entrance to the We Care Nature Trail at the Kindale Public Library. The trails are interconnected with directional markers and trail-head signage at the entrance to each trail. Trails are easy to moderate, compacted and dry; suitable for normal footware. Designed to promote the safety and enjoyment of walkers.

Seniors Clubs

Seniors Clubs

Seniors Clubs

Seniors are an integral part of the community. The Stephenville Senior Clubs offer a diverse range of programs, services and activities. Health and wellness seminars are available on a variety of topics such as nutrition, physical health and leisure fitness program. Including opportunities to gather information on social services, programs and community development.

Stephenville: (709) 643 2601
Senior’s Centre: (709) 643 2248
Rec Centre: (709) 643 5031


Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre.

Arts and Culture Centre

The Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre was opened in April 1975 and houses a 435 seat proscenium theatre, a 142 seat black box theatre, an art exhibition area, conference room and lounge.

As a division of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation we are committed to excellence and presenting the best to patrons. The Arts and Culture Centre offers a wide variety of programming from the best that Newfoundland has to offer, local artists and performers, and diverse artists from across Canada and abroad. We are proud to host the longest running theatre company in Newfoundland, the Stephenville Theatre Festival, each summer.

Phone: (709) 643 4553