Argentia Tourism

Argentia is a commercial seaport and industrial area on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is situated on the southwest coast of the Avalon Peninsula and defined by a triangular shaped headland which reaches northward out into Placentia Bay creating a natural harbour 3 kilometres in length. Argentia is located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Placentia. Originally settled by the French in the 1630s that fishing settlement was called Petit Plaisance, meaning "Pleasant Little Place". The name was retained in English (Little Placentia) when the French lost control of the area following the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. The census of 1706 records 149 individuals in 14 habitations. The community adopted its present name (unofficially in 1895 and officially in 1901) for the presence of silver ore near Broad Cove Point on the east side of the harbour. The name "Argentia" is Latin, meaning "Land of Silver" and was chosen by Father John St. John, the parish priest at Holy Rosary Parish from September 18, 1895 to February 11, 1911. The Silver Cliff Mine operated until the early 1920s but was never profitable. Through most of the 19th century, the fishery was the lifeblood of the community; the Commission of government built a herring factory at Argentia in 1936. The first church and school were established by Father Pelagius Nowlan in 1835. He was from Ireland and moved to Newfoundland as a missionary priest. In 1836, population was made up 484 people in 76 houses.


This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Argentia in Canada is an ideal destination for a vacation! This city is located in the close proximity of a major city St. Johns, Canada. Take a short trip from Argentia and set some time aside to explore the St. Johns. Dotted with places like Signal Hill, Cape Spear Lighthouse, The Rooms; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Argentia.

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!