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Gander has a number of community groups and organizations able to help newcomers settle into their new lives. Most religious faiths and denominations offer fellowship programs, whose active members would be happy to assist. Fraternal organizations and service clubs rally to welcome members from other jurisdictions. The Town of Gander itself can provide detailed information and publications on accessing local resources and service providers.

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Law Firms

It is strongly recommended that you retain the services of a lawyer to ensure that all aspects of a residential purchase agreement are completed properly and that the transaction is duly registered.

Easton Hillier Lawrence Preston 

61 Elizabeth Drive, P.O. Box 408, A1V 1W8
Tel: 709-256-4006 | Fax: 709-651-2850

R. Archibald Bonnell Law

288 Airport Boulevard, P.O. Box 563, A1V 2E1
Tel: 709-651-4949 | Fax: 709-651-4951

Financial Institutions

If you require a mortgage to purchase your home, shop for the best terms and interest rates among local lending institutions.

Bank of Montreal

265 Airport Boulevard, A1V 1Y9
Tel: 709-651-4614 | Fax: 709-256-2399

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Fraser Mall, 230Airport Boulevard, A1V 1L7
Tel: 709-651-3940 | Fax: 709-651-3021

Hamilton Sound Credit Union

80 Roe Avenue, P.O. Box 388, A1V 1W8
Tel: 709-651-0500 | Fax: 709-651-0505

Newfoundland & Labrador Credit Union

Gander Mall, 132 Bennett Drive, A1V 2H2
Tel: 709-256-7137 | Fax: 709-256-3976

Royal Bank of Canada

78 Elizabeth Drive, P.O. Box 709, A1V 1J8
Tel: 709-256-1600 | Fax: 709-651-3274


49 Roe Avenue, P.O. Box 382, A1V 1W8
Tel: 709-256-1500 | Fax: 709-256-2768

TD Canada Trust

92 Elizabeth Drive, P.O. Box 411, A1V 1W7
Tel: 709-651-3620 | Fax: 709-651-3626


Protect your investment with homeowners’ insurance, which is required if a mortgage is involved in your purchase. Discuss your needs with any of Gander’s insurance agents:

Anthony Insurance Inc.

93 Elizabeth Drive, P.O. Box 185, A1V 1W6
Tel: 709-256-4061 | Fax: 709-256-4670
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Cal LeGrow Insurance Ltd.

61A Elizabeth Drive, A1V 1G4
Tel: 709-256-9500 | Fax: 709-256-9901

Co-operators Insurance Co.

20 Memorial Drive East, A1V 1A4
Tel: 709-651-3800 | Fax: 709-651-3803
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Crosbie Job Insurance

92 Elizabeth Drive, A1V 1G7
Tel: 709-256-4472 | Fax: 709-256-7439
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Johnson Incorporated

Gander Mall, 132 Bennett Drive, A1V 2H2
Tel: 709-256-2341 | Fax: 709-256-8206
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MUNN Insurance Limited

63B Elizabeth Drive, P.O. Box 445, A1V 1W8
Tel: 709-651-3884 | Fax: 709-651-3062

Newfoundland Insurance Agency Ltd.

136 Bennett Drive, P.O. Box 588, A1V 2E1
Tel: 709-256-7131 | Fax: 709-256-7133

Steers Insurance Ltd.

110 Roe Avenue, P.O. Box 558, A1V 2E1
Tel: 709-256-2249 | Fax: 709-256-2628
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As the retail hub for much of Central Newfoundland, Gander offers a good selection of foods, including fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as frozen, bulk and natural foods. Larger grocers carry varying inventories of exotic foods and international staples. In addition to four grocery supermarkets, eight convenience stores and a major department store carry at least limited quantities of many basic foodstuffs.

Gander boasts more than 30 places to dine out, ranging from elegant restaurants to multi-national franchises, offering selections from local home cooking to pub style favorites. Several feature themed menus and décor, and most also offer takeout on some or all dishes.


While Gander’s local population is predominantly Christian, the Town’s international roots and continuing global influences have woven a colourful tapestry of virtually every world religion, philosophy and faith. The following is a list of churches and religious organizations with a visible presence in the community, but this does not necessarily include all faiths represented among the local population at any given time.

Crossroads Congregational Christian Church

29A Memorial Driv, P.O. Box 441, A1V 1W8

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

175 Roe Avenue

Pentecostal Church

59 Elizabeth Drive, A1V 1G4

Fraser Road United Church

1 Brochen Street, A1V 1T3

Gander Baptist Church

Mackay Street, A1V 1T3

Gander Gospel Hall

125 Magee Road, A1V 2R3

Gander International Church

121 Airport Boulevard, A1V 1T5

Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness

9 Mackay Street, A1V 2C1

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

10 Bishop Street, A1V 1V3

St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral

2 Lindbergh Road, A1V 1T8

Salvation Army Gander Corps

165 Airport Boulevard, A1V 1K6

Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters

157 Airport Boulevard, A1V 1K6

Telephones, Communication and Broadcast Media

The Town of Gander boasts communications infrastructure that ranks among the most modern in the world, supporting advanced aerospace, defense and medical applications. A full spectrum of voice, data, Internet and e-business services is readily available through a number of commercial providers.

Land & Cellular Telephone


185 Airport Boulevard - Tel: 709-256-5151

Central Office Equipment

305 Airport Boulevard - Tel: 709-256-2306

DownEast Communications

132 Bennett Drive, Gander Mall - Tel: 1-800-267-1110

Telus/Newfound Mobility Solutions

132 Bennett Drive, Gander Mall - Tel: 709-256-7600

Postal | Courier Services

Gander has numerous private courier and overnight express services available that link to other destinations within the province, across Canada and throughout the world. In addition, Canada Post offers standard and expedited letter/parcel service, with weekday home delivery or optional post office boxes available. 

Transportation within Gander

The Town is served by two taxi companies, with fares set according to geographic zones within the community. Most trips within town cost $5-$6. Meanwhile, Gander is relatively flat and well-planned, and ideal for bicycles from spring through fall. There are also paved pedestrian walkways linking many residential neighbourhoods with main thoroughfares.

Travel to and from Gander

Gander is centrally located in the province and has ideal transportation services linking it to the rest of the province and the world.

The Trans Canada Highway extends across Canada for 7,821 km (4,860 miles) linked by car ferries between Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The TCH crosses the island portion of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador from Port-aux-Basques through Gander to St. John’s, a distance totaling 910 km (565 miles). Gander is located 575 km from Port aux Basques and 335 km from St. John’s. An extensive network of secondary highways links more remote coastal communities to the TCH.

DRL Coachlines Ltd.

DRL Coachlines operates a mass transit bus service for passengers and freight along the Trans Canada Highway, with a terminal located at Gander International Airport. For fares and schedules, call DRL toll free at 1-888-263-1854.

Other regional bus services ferry residents of outlying communities to and from larger centres like Gander.

Marine Atlantic

Marine Atlantic’s modern car ferries also accommodate recreational vehicles and transport trucks all year round from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Port aux Basques in southwestern Newfoundland. Throughout the summer, a second ferry sails from North Sydney to Argentia. Marine Atlantic ferries offer a wide variety of onboard accommodations and features, including deluxe cabins, dormitory sleepers, full meal and beverage service, live entertainment, movies and children’s activity programs.

A variety of ferries and coastal boats operating on year-round and seasonal schedules can take you to island and remote coastal communities. There’s a twice-weekly service from Lewisporte, Newfoundland, that takes you and your car to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador. Smaller communities on the Labrador Coast are served by a passenger and freight (no cars) vessel that sails from St. Anthony to Nain and back. Another vessel takes you to the French territorial islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the province’s south coast.

For travel information or to book passage on Marine Atlantic, call toll free 1-800-341-7981 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gander International Airport 

Gander International Airport welcomes in excess of 300,000 international passengers a year, and has the capabilities and infrastructure to handle the world’s largest aircraft, including the new Airbus A-380 and Antonov’s behemoth An-225.

As the main entry point into North American airspace, the airport and the town also provide essential medical and security services in the event of in-flight emergencies.

The airport provides local residents and communities in Central Newfoundland with scheduled and charter services for passengers and cargo to major airports, connecting with transcontinental and international routes. It also provides regional/local charter services, other commercial operations, flying training and government civil/military aircraft activities such as search and rescue, fire protection services, etc. In addition, four Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) serve corporate and private aircraft transiting Gander.

The terminal building offers shopping and dining opportunities, historic displays reflecting Gander’s pivotal role in the development of transatlantic aviation and a variety of other amenities. Taxi and bus services are available and several car rental agencies operate kiosks in the domestic arrivals area.

For more information on Gander International Airport, visit external_link_icon


The community of Gander has a number of day care facilities catering to children ages 2-6 years. All staff have training in Early Childhood Development and are hired on a ratio of 1 worker per 6 children aged 2 years, and 1 worker per 8 children aged 3 to 6 years.

Gander has two pre-schools for ages 3½ to 5 years. This program focuses on readiness training for Kindergarten. Several Home-Based Businesses (HBBs) offer similar services.

Meeting People

In addition to religious organizations and their associated youth and fellowship groups, Gander has approximately 65 different community groups and volunteer organizations, covering a wide range of interests and services, including sports, health, the arts and community service.

Exercising and Having Fun

The Town of Gander offers a wide array of sporting, fitness and leisure opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Click here for more information

Children’s Programming

multiculturThe Gander Boys and Girls Club provides quality programming in a safe environment for youth ages 5-15. While an annual membership fee is charged, and there are nominal fees for certain additional services or special events, every effort is made to ensure that a child’s background, home life, neighborhood or financial status does not limit their involvement in club activities.

On weekdays during the school year, staff escort members to and from school both lunchtime and after school, providing a safe and supervised environment for children whose parents both work. While at the Club, members can take advantage of various programs and activities, including creative play in arts, crafts, music, dance and drama; educational games, tutoring and homework assistance; activities promoting healthy lifestyle choices; and monthly excursions for skating, swimming or other outdoor recreation.

During the summer months, the Club partners with the Town of Gander to offer a more intensive schedule of activities in a camp-like environment, but with the same emphasis on active living, creative arts and personal development. Click here for more information.

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