Grand Falls‐Windsor is perfectly centered - it is easily accessible from virtually all areas of the island. The largest town in Central Newfoundland, it is located along the banks of the Exploits River, settled within a serene valley atmosphere—a great place to live, work, and play. Its location also makes it a favourable place for doing business, and Grand Falls-Windsor is known as a major service centre for Central Newfoundland and a hub for most of the island. Grand Falls‐Windsor acts as a service centre to the aquaculture industry, providing a neighbouring area for the purchase of vehicles, everyday household items and more. Grand Falls‐Windsor also meets the need for industry’s public services such as social, legal and medical aid.
Located within commuting distance to both main aquaculture regions in the province (Connaigre Peninsula and Notre Dame Bay), and with the Trans Canada Highway running right through, it's central location makes it easy to live here and work there.
Grand Falls – Windsor is located a 4.5 hour drive (429 km) west of the province’s capital city, St. John’s. As well, St. John’s is the primary container terminal for more than half of all general cargo to the island.
St. John’s International airport (YYT) serves over 1.5M visitors annually, is the most easterly airport in North America. Other airports located relative to Grand Falls - Windsor: 1h east in Gander (YHG), 2h west in Deer Lake (YDF) and 4h west in Stephenville (YJT).
Newfoundland’s main ferry terminal is located 5h west in Port Aux Basques with seasonal service also offered 4h east in Argentia.
With a strategy for business attraction and retention, Grand Falls-Windsor encourages business partnerships and provides significant opportunity for commercial development with fully serviced industrial parks and ease of transportation.
Not only is Grand Falls-Windsor an important service hub, but the town has embraced innovation as a core value.
By facilitating research collaborations and providing support through human resources recruitment and skills development partnerships, we maintain not just local and regional, but both a national and international focus.
Diverse and reasonably priced housing options, retail services, access to broad based healthcare, education, and four season family-focused programming make Grand Falls-Windsor a great place to live.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s aquaculture industry is strategically located for North American and European markets. With over 17,000 km of coastline, pristine, North Atlantic waters with deep, sheltered bays, good current flows, and high levels of oxygen, our province is positioned to be a big player in a growing, global industry.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes aquaculture as a significant growth opportunity that requires cooperation between industry, government and academia. This growth can only occur where a favourable investment climate exists, created by sustainable environmental policies and a streamlined licensing system.
There is significant opportunity for private sector investment and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has put programs in place to foster industry development.
Atlantic Canada helped pioneer the aquaculture industry and continues to be recognized as an international leader. Our region produces 30% of Canada’s farmed salmon, helping make it our second largest seafood export.
Some of the largest players in the salmon farming industry have recently made major investments in Newfoundland and Labrador that will continue to grow the local industry.