Twillingate gets its name from the French word “Toulinquet,” given to the islands by French fishermen, who compared it to a group of islands off the French coast near Brest also called Toulinquet. Though it was inhabited as a fishing village since the 1500s, Twillingate was officially incorporated as a town on September 30, 1965 and currently has a population of about 2,196 people. (2016 Census)
Twillingate is located alongside Iceberg Alley, a vast corridor of ocean that runs from Greenland and is known as the Iceberg Capital of the World and icebergs are often visible from May to July.
Twillingate is an island, connected to Newfoundland by a series of bridges and causeways
Archeological discoveries confirm Twillingate was home to the now extinct native Beothuk nation. Find out more at the Twillingate Museum and Craft Shop.