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About our community

The Town of Gander is a modern and progressive community, a preferred service centre for more than 80,000 people in some 130 communities within a 100km radius.

With a population of 11,688 (Statistics Canada 2016 census), Gander offers a host of recreational opportunities both for tourists and residents. The Town supports and operates many parks, hiking trails, playgrounds and recreational programs year-round. Major facilities include a multipurpose hockey arena, a curling club and an 18-hole golf course that sprawls over a pristine country setting. Nearby Gander River is a world class waterway offering thrilling adventures and superb angling. Gander Lake, the town’s water supply, provides the cleanest drinking water in the Province.

Gander’s main economic industries include transportation, communications, education, public administration and defense. More than 350 storefront businesses have made their home in Gander with an additional 80+ enterprises registered in the home-based business sector. Retail sales in the Town of Gander are estimated to be 2.5 times the national average for communities of comparable size and are fast approaching half a billion dollars annually.

Gander is home to Gander International Airport and 9 Wing CFB Gander which includes 103 Search and Rescue Squadron.

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