The Town of
A rich & proud history with a promising future!
Mission Statement: To provide quality programs and services in the area of recreation.
Grand Bank has a large number of recreational facilities and programs available for men, women and children of all ages. A summer sports program is organized for children ages 3 years to 17 years. Grand Bank employs a full-time recreational director who plans, organizes, and coordinates year-round community, recreational and sporting events. An eleven-member recreation commission supports the director. Some programs include hockey, softball, basketball, tennis, soccer, darts, floor hockey, plus many more.
Recreation in Grand Bank:
Facilities in the town include:
● Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
● Soccer Field
● Softball Field
● Tennis Courts (4)
● Basketball Court
● Fitness Center
● Walking Group
● Hiking Trails
● Adventure Tours
● Hunting and Fishing
● Summer Sports Program
(Open to visitors)
● Grande Meadows Golf Course and Driving Range (20 minutes outside of Grand Bank)
● Community Youth Network 832-2692
● Men's, Ladies, junior soccer competing on the provincial level
● Senior Men's and Women's Floor Hockey Leagues
● Softball Leagues - Senior Men's and Ladies
● Dart Leagues - Men's and Ladies
● Badminton Club
In addition, the Fortune Arena is only 4 kilometers away where senior, junior and recreational hockey is played on a community level. Minor hockey thrives on all levels and is supported by a well-organized Hockey Moms program.
Grande Meadows Golf Course with excellent greens located at Frenchman's Cove, just 30 kilometers from Grand Bank is a 9-hole course and surrounded by a scenic water line. It has challenging holes including 3 holes with ponds. Trees line all fairways. Grande Meadows also has a driving range attached.
Several salmon fishing rivers near Grand Bank are Garnish River, Piercey's Brook, Salmonier, and of courses, Grand Bank Brook which runs through the community.
The Peninsula offers a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities as well as hiking, cross-country skiing, camping and canoeing opportunities. The people of Grand Bank enjoy active outdoor lifestyles. The town's rugged natural surroundings are ideal. In summer many relax in summer cabins located at L'anse au Loup, Famine and Mollier’s - just a few minutes away from the town. Hiking, soccer, softball, swimming, trout fishing and biking is popular in summer; snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting and ice fishing are winter recreations. Many residents own their own small craft and enjoy boating in summer. One of the most scenic parts of the community is the Grand Bank Brook, which winds its way from the harbour back into the country. It is a well-known licensed brook for salmon, with a salmon ladder leading to the town's water supply. A nature trail follows the bank of the brook to the dam, making it a guaranteed pleasure for both residents and tourists.
Big game licenses, hunting and fishing regulations are available from the Department of Wildlife Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, P. O. Box 8730, St. John's, NF.
The annual Winter Carnival in Grand Bank creates a weeklong entertainment program for people of all ages during the last week in February. Many families and sporting events are scheduled throughout the week.
The summer festival takes place the first week of August each year. Included in the celebrations is a waterfront festival that includes fireworks, dory races, music, and breakfast. Groups and organizations in the town organize events, which include traditional Newfoundland foods, games of chance, teen and adult dances, garden party and afternoon tea, appreciation night for seniors, kids day of activities including face painting, teddy bear picnic, swimming, concert etc. The festival concludes with a community open-air service at which time offerings are taken in aid of our community food bank.