Parks & Sites

Argentia Dock Lands

Adjacent to the Northside Industrial Park is a 40 hectare/100 acre secure site surrounding the Fleet and Navy Docks. With over 600 metres/2000 feet of docking facilities, Argentia can accept vessels up to 300 metres/984 feet in length with up to 11 metre/36 feet draught.

The Port and Dock Lands provides suitable facilities for containers, bulk and palletized cargo product types, heavy specialty items and a cold storage facility. There is sufficient land for a complete offshore marine supply base.



Key Features

Port of Argentia, a premier heavy industrial seaport, offers the following key features:

  • 3 km/1.8 mile-long, ice-free harbour, with a wide turning basin;
  • over 600 metres/2000 feet of docking facilities with up to 11 metres/36 ft. draught;
  • Certified by Transport Canada as ISPS compliant;
  • 40 hectares/100 acres of secured port land providing storage;
  • large multi-purpose cold storage facility;
  • Stevedore crews trained in off-loading numerous types of cargo and certified to handle hazardous material, including explosives;
  • Competitive rates for berthage and wharfage fees;
  • Pilotage available upon request;
  • Serves as provincial entry/exit point.




The Port is certified by Transport Canada as ISPS compliant. Port dock lands are surrounded by a perimeter fence. Gates have access control systems and are staffed during international vessel interfaces. A network of security cameras monitors activity within the fenced perimeter. Placentia Bay enjoys excellent marine radio coverage and the Canadian Coast Guard provides radar coverage in the approaches to the Port.



The Port of Argentia understands operators need cost effective shore operations. The Port's Fees Schedules are competitive with any port in Atlantic Canada. Argentia is a full service port, offering:

  • Ship Services (fuel, water, garbage removal, laundry, line crews, pilotage);
  • Ship Maintenance (welding, hydraulics, electrical, electronic, signage, contractors);
  • Crew Services (retail, food and beverage, taxis, accommodations);
  • Emergency Services (ambulance, fire, medical, police, oil spill response);
  • Telecommunications;
  • Ferry Service (seasonal to North Sydney, Nova Scotia).

In Argentia, your business can benefit from a highly motivated, skilled and stable local workforce right here on the Avalon Peninsula.


Northside Industrial Park


On the eastern shore of Placentia Bay, within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Placentia, sits an industrial park that is ready to take your business to the next level. Port of Argentia Northside Industrial Park is open and ready for heavy industrial applications with a site that has a well-documented environmental baseline.

The Northside Industrial Park, adjacent to the port and dock lands, is a prime location for heavy industrial projects and includes over 400 hectares/1000 acres of flat land. The entire site is zoned industrial and powered by 12.5Kv electrical service.

Steel fabricators, crane rentals, warehousing, marshalling and laydown yards occupy acreage in this heavy industrial site and expansion plans will see various other service and supply companies operate from this location.

Recent construction on site saw the completion of Husky’s White Rose Extension Project (WREP) graving dock in support of the proposed wellhead platform concrete gravity base structure construction.

Port of Argentia’s impressive list of tenants and port users include some of the most recognizable names in the province’s business community and expansion opportunities are being developed on an ongoing basis.

Being ideally situated at Argentia, your company can capitalize on the many major projects that are active in the Avalon region, namely: construction and operation of the Vale Inco Nickel Processing Plant at nearby Long Harbour; construction on the Western Avalon supporting the Hebron Project at Bull Arm; and our close proximity to the Come-By-Chance Oil Refinery.

Port of Argentia is a premier, heavy industrial seaport where potential launches opportunity.


Southside Industrial Park


Port of Argentia is tucked away in the Placentia Bay area, offering a full spectrum of properties and services for your business. Argentia boasts a vast amount of land for industrial projects and business. Located on site at Argentia is the Southside Industrial Park, a 1000 acre site, fully serviced and zoned industrial.

The Southside Industrial Park has everything your company requires for light industrial or commercial business – competitively priced serviced lots, broadband Internet connection, government incentives, and a year-round marine transportation hub that provides access to North America and European markets.

The Southside Industrial Park is a prime location for export-based, small-to-medium sized manufacturing and warehousing operations. The land is level and easy to develop; lot sizes can be adjusted to suit individual applications. The port and dock lands are adjacent to the Southside Industrial Park for quick and efficient import and export of products.

Phase 1 Development Plan features 44 hectares/100 acres of flat land available at the Southside Industrial Park sub-divided into 41 lots of various sizes which are ready for immediate development or occupancy. Each lot is fully serviced with municipal water and sewer, paved road network and is serviced by 12.5Kv electrical power line from the provincial grid. Telecommunications facilities are readily accessible.



The Port of Argentia owns several existing buildings, totaling over 50,000 square metres/165,000 square feet of developed space. Both office space and manufacturing/warehouse space is available throughout 12 buildings. Click here for details on each of the buildings and current availability.




The Port of Argentia Technology Park has been established to attract knowledge-based companies that benefit from low capital investment and proximity to a pool of skilled workers. It is located on a 4 hectare/10 acre site overlooking Placentia Bay. The Technology Park is suitable for data centres, server hotels, call centres and other knowledge-based industries.

The Technology Park is served by two telecommunications carriers providing telephone and data service. There is reliable, competitive broadband connectivity between the Park and the Internet. The Trans Gulf fibre-optic cable connects Argentia with North American and European markets.

Businesses in the Technology Park will have access to a skilled workforce from surrounding towns, community colleges and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Memorial, the largest university in Atlantic Canada, with its main campus in St. John’s, has an enrollment of more than 15,000 students and produces graduates in Engineering, Computer Science, Technology and several other knowledge-based courses.

The College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada. CNA operates 17 campuses throughout the Province, including a campus in the Town of Placentia. CNA offers nearly 100 full-time programs and more than 300 part-time courses for 20,000 students each year. Programs are offered in several areas including academics, applied arts, business studies, health sciences, engineering technology, industrial trades, information technology and tourism and natural resources.

The Port of Argentia Technology Park is ready for new tenants.


Argentia Sunset Park

Located within the Port of Argentia site, is the Sunset RV Park and Backland Trails.

The Sunset RV Park is located on a beautiful grassy hillside just past the main entrance way to the Argentia site, and is just 2.5 km/1.5 miles from the Marine Atlantic ferry terminal which connects Newfoundland and Labrador with mainland Canada.

Seasonally operated, the RV park features 40 serviced sites with amenities including water, sewer, 30 and 20-amp electrical hookups, washrooms, showers and a picnic area.

The park vantage point offers a fantastic view of Port of Argentia and Placentia Bay. Scenic, thick green forest, low rise mountains, walking trails, historic military gun bunkers, flora, moose, eagles, and other wildlife and vegetation puts visitors right in the middle of nature’s beauty.

A variety of local attractions are only a short drive from Sunset RV Park.

The Argentia Backlands consist of 6,000 acres of undeveloped land reaching eastward over the hillside toward the Town of Placentia. This pristine property offers many possibilities for diverse interests.

The Backland Tail includes 15 kms/9 miles of prepared walking trails that provide breathtaking views of Placentia Bay, woodland areas, various species of local wildlife and an array of forests, plants, shrubbery and vegetation.

For Sunset RV Park reservations please call 709-227-6363, or email: [email protected]





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