Newcomers & Visitors

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Fast Facts

(Mount Pearl)
Approx. 23,000 (2016)
Provincial Flower Pitcher Plant
Provincial Bird Puffin
Provincial Tree Black Spruce
Language Mount Pearl is a primarily English speaking community.
Time Zone Mount Pearl is situated in the Newfoundland Standard time zone (UTC 3:30) and operates on Daylight Savings Time with a one-hour difference from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.
History Mount Pearl was incorporated in 1955 and became Newfoundland and Labrador’s third community to acquire city status on July 21, 1988. The city is located near St. John’s on the western end of Waterford Valley. Although Mount Pearl’s origin dates back to 1829, it was essentially a farming estate that has only recently been transformed into an urban community.
Important Numbers Emergency: 911
Police: 1-709-729-8000
Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement: 1-709-748-1058
Liquor and
Tobacco Laws
Most bars, restaurants, hotels and other places serving alcoholic beverages are open until 3 a.m. Legal drinking age in Newfoundland is 19 years age. Liquor, wine and beer are sold in government stores operated by the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation. Individuals must also be 19 to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Media Local papers include The Telegram and The Pearl Newspaper.
Mount Pearl
Radio Stations
99.1 HitsFM Today’s Hits (99.1 FM)
94.7 OZFM Today’s Hits (94.7FM)
101.1 Coast Classic Hits (101.1FM)
97.5 KROCK Classic Rock (97.5FM)
103.9 Classic Country (103.9FM)
CHMR University Radio (93.5FM)
CBC NL (88.5FM)
VOCM Community Radio (590AM)
CICQ Tourism Radio (92.3 FM)
Postage The main post office is located at 29 Commonwealth Ave. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Tax The Harmonized Sales Tax, or HST, is 15% on most goods and services.