The Town of Twillingate is the Iceberg Capital of the World. Come visit us and enjoy the town’s hospitality.
From the Depths
Twillingate wasn’t discovered. It’s been lived in and loved for all of time. The island has a rich history, handed down through generations. We boast a natural beauty, appreciated by all-comers from around the world. Here we live a vibrant, traditional lifestyle – where our people are connected to the land, sea, and each other.
A Deep History,
A Bright Future
Icebergs, whales, and flocks of tourists ebb and flow but, together, the Town of Twillingate and its people are building a community welcoming to business, people, and the opportunities they will bring.
Here you can rediscover the iceberg capital of the world. Here you can rediscover the Town of Twillingate. Maybe you’ll even rediscover yourself.
Our business directory lists all the businesses in the area, and is categorized by name, business type, and services offered.
If you don’t see your business listed, get in touch with us.
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
Twillingate is home to the annual summer Fish, Fun and Folk Festival, attended by thousands every year.