The Place

Pouch Cove is located on the east coast of Newfoundland, twenty

kilometers north of St. John’s, which is Newfoundland’s capital

city.

The Pouch Cove Foundation is housed in a converted school

building nestled between the sea and the meadows and forests

that trace its shores.

The East Coast Trail, long a popular route for hikers, runs through

Pouch Cove, and continues north and south along the entire

eastern coast of the Avalon Peninsula.

Settled in the 1800’s, as a fishing outport Pouch Cove now has a

population of nearly 2,000 and is principally a bedroom community                                                       

with most residents commuting to the city for work.

The Town whose motto is “First to see the sun” has a children’s

playground area, a park, a library and blueberry picking grounds.

It hosts a convenience store, a garage, a pharmacy and a few

small businesses.

The weather is quite unpredictable, and while Newfoundlanders

think of The Rock as having a moderate maritime climate, visitors

are surprised by the coolness. In the spring there are icebergs

outside the windows, and during the summer, whales frolic in the

Cove. The fall has the most consistently good weather, and in the

winter, the heavy seas are a sight to behold.