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Welcome to Anchor Point ...

The coastal town of Anchor Point is located on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the northwest side of Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula at Saint Barbe Bay.

A typical abbreviation for Anchor Point: Anchor Pt.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Anchor Point had a population of 309 people.<1>

Time Zone: Anchor Point lies in the Newfoundland Time Zone (NST/NDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: NST- Heure Normale de Terre-Neuve (HNT), NDT- Heure Avancée de Terre-Neuve (HAT).

Note: If you travel west from Anchor Point, you will leave Newfoundland Time and cross into the Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

The area code for Anchor Point: (709)

The Canadian Postal Code for Anchor Point: A0K<2>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Anchor Point had a population of 309 people.

The population of Anchor Point represents 0.06% of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador (which had 505,469 people at that time), making it the province's 194th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 309 people, the population of Anchor Point decreased 3.44% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 320 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Anchor Point.

Communities near Anchor Point ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Bird Cove   [Map]   137   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Flowers Cove   [Map]   270   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Forteau   [Map]   448   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
L'Anse au Clair   [Map]   226   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
L'Anse au Loup   [Map]   593   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nameless Cove   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Anchor Point.

Communities Also Named Anchor Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Anchor Point - it's located in Alaska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anchor Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchor Point ...

Looking for more information about Anchor Point? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Anchor Point? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Anchor Point, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Anchor Point.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Anchor Point. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anchor Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: www.gov.nl.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Anchor Point were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Anchor Point). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Anchor Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Anchor Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchor Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anchor Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anchor Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2393, Longitude: -56.7956     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anchor Point.