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Welcome to Seal Island ...

Although we found mention of Seal Island during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Seal Island was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Seal Island to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Seal Island, please Contact Us.




Seal Island is located on the Strait of Belle Isle.

A typical abbreviation for Seal Island: Seal Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Seal Island might be (or was) located is 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 Seal Island (for example, toward Bonne Esperance (QC)), 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.

We believe that Seal Island would be found within the (709) area code.

Communities near Seal Island ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Seal Island and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2006<3>
Population
DirectionDistance
Anchor Point   [Map]   309   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bird Cove   [Map]   137   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Black Duck Cove   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Forresters Point   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Forteau   [Map]   448   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
L'Anse au Clair   [Map]   226   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Seal Island.

Communities Also Named Seal Island ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Seal Island - they are located in Newfoundland and Labrador (2) and Nova Scotia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Seal Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seal Island ...

Looking for more information about Seal Island? 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 Seal Island? 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 Seal Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Seal Island.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when 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) Seal Island. 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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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Seal Island and then turned east". While Seal Island could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Seal Island as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Seal Island could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Seal Island. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seal Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seal Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2890, Longitude: -56.7590     [Map].

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<3>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Seal Island 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seal Island.