Located in the heart of the Burin Peninsula, Marystown is recognized as the economic and commercial centre for the peninsula, with Marystown boasting over 200 active businesses providing services in a variety of sectors including marine fabrication for the offshore oil industry, heavy industry, manufacturing, aquaculture, fishing, regional commercial shopping anchors and a government services centre.
Marystown is a great place to live and raise a family. The surrounding area – including Burin, which is home to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre – has four public schools and two public trade colleges. The community has two shopping malls, featuring several top chains, as well as a number of other businesses and a good selection of restaurants from which to choose. Explore our Business Directory to find out more.
There is a whole range of options for those interested in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle including a track and field complex, two softball diamonds, an ice rink, two tennis courts, a skateboard park and several beautiful walking trails, just to name a few of our recreational amenities. In 2017, the Town of Marystown, through the YMCA, opened its new $11.5 million Recreation Complex, which includes a year-round swimming pool, walking track, fitness room, gymnasium and a community room. There are also opportunities for ATV or snowmobile trips into the countryside where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and other activities.
Some of Marystown’s other competitive advantages include:
- the largest concentration of skilled trades people on the Peninsula
- the only Marine Industrial Park on the Burin Peninsula as well as a light business park
- large warehousing capacities
- the largest and most modernized Fire Department
- the greatest number of shopping and retail outlets on the Peninsula
- the largest hotel and conference centre on the Peninsula
- home to a number of banks and financial institutions
- good availability of housing and rental units
- the most comprehensive recreational facilities on the Burin Peninsula
- the largest Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Institutions on the Peninsula
- highway access via Route 210 links Marystown with the rest of the Burin Peninsula and provides access to the capital of St. John’s, 305 km away
- Airport services are available within 15 minutes of Marystown boundaries with next day air freight service from mainland Canada