224
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Placentia trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Placentia

Placentia is a town on the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador province, Atlantic coast of Canada. It consists of the amalgamated communities of Jerseyside, Townside, Freshwater, Dunville and Argentia. Common family names include Caul, Power, O'Keefe, Collins, O'Reilly, Murphy, Williams, Gambin, Hatfield, Wadman, Lake, Barry, Mooney and Careen. In 2016 Placentia had 3,496 inhabitants.HistoryIt is unclear when Placentia terrain was first settled by Europeans, but Basque fishermen were fishing in the area as early as the beginning of the 16th century, using Placentia as a seasonal centre of operations. The last will of a Basque seaman has been discovered in an archive in Spain in which Domingo de Luca asks in 1563 “that my body be buried in this port of Plazençia in the place where those who die here are usually buried.” It is believed to be the oldest original civil document written in Canada. Contemporary scholars think that land called Vinland extending from Nova Scotia to L'Anse aux Meadows consisted at least a few settlements, probably on Avalon Peninsula too. "Placentia" may be derived from a similar name of an old Basque villa called Placencia de las Armas (Basque: Soraluze), which is located in the Gipuzkoa province of the Basque Country. Placentia may also be derived from the Latin placentia, a name also probably given by the Basques. Placentia's large, rocky beach meant that fish could be salted and dried on the beachrocks rather than on a constructed wooden fishing stage, saving both time and effort.
Placentia is in Newfoundland. Make the most of your holiday in Placentia by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Canada trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Placentia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Placentia

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Placentia

15 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Newfoundland and Labrador BY A USER FROM CANADA August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Newfoundland and Labrador BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans