Town Information

The Town of Deer Lake offers the following services to its citizens: Snowclearing,Garbage Collection,Water & Sewer Services,Recreation Facilities,Street Lighting, Animal & Pest Control.

Other services available in Deer Lake are linked below:






General information links:


Water Supply

Municipal Sanitation

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan 2010


Primary Health Care

Deer Lake is proud to offer Primary Health Care that is unparalleled by any community of its size in Newfoundland and Labrador. The focal point of this service is the H. W. House Health Centre, containing:

  • General Practitioners' suites
    • Dr. Terry Maher (709) 635-5150
    • Dr. John P. Kielty (709) 635-7200
    • Dr. Nicholas Fay (709) 635-3522  
    • Dr. Louise Campbell (709)635-3383
  • Nurse Practitioner - Mollie Campbell (709) 635-0145
  • Dental Office
    • Dr. A. M. Bloom - (709) 635-4770
    • Dr. P. J. Bass - (709) 635-4565
  • Laboratory and X-Ray services
    • (709) 635-3541

There are other General Practitioners serving Deer Lake and the surrounding area operating out of fully equipped offices within the community.

All clinics operate each week day. For evening and weekend emergencies, call Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook at 1-800-261-0741.

This stable primary health care service is supported by two pharmacies, physiotherapy, denturist, chiropractic, and optometry services, and an ambulance service providing emergency transfers to Western Memorial Hospital, only 30 miles from Deer Lake.


Lawton's Drugs

  • Ms. Barbra Ball -         (709) 635-3961/3161

Shoppers Drug Mart

  •  Ms. Karen Colbourne -(709) 635-5125/5142

Deer Lake Physiotherapy Clinic

  • Dr. Duane Snow -         (709) 635-2046

Active Life Physiotherapy Clinic

  •  Sarah Short -              (709) 635-9355

Deer Lake Denture Centre

  • Jamie Fitzgerald -       (709) 635-3323

Provincial Chiropractic Clinic

  • Dr. Steve Joyce -         (709) 635-4777

First Choice Vision Center

  • Dr. Wayne Wheeler -   (709) 635-5750

Vogue Optical

  • Dr. Dale Reardon -      (709) 635-2026

Health and Community Services Western, through its Deer Lake office, offers many community services such as:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Family Planning
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Behavioral and Child Management
  • Mental Health Services
  • Maternal Child Health
  • assists many support groups in the treatment and prevention of many health problems

It is common to find one of the staff, which now exceeds 20 employees, directly involved in the initiatives undertaken by many community groups in Deer Lake.

Ambulance Services
Deer Lake Ambulance (Donna Chaulk - (709) 635-3020

Home Care
For those requiring Home Care Services this is provided by local agencies and can be easily assessed by contacting the area offices. The availability of this service is a vital link between institutional care and acute care, making the transition as smooth as possible for clients and their families.

Blood Services
Deer Lake remains a site for Canadian Blood Services mobile clinic regularly visiting for those interested in donating the "Gift of Life".

Senior Care

Humber Valley Complex consists of an ultra modern sixty-seven room personal care home known as Deer Lake Manor,six independent retirement cottage and five seniors aprtments.  the complex provides personal care to approximately seventy seniors and employs twenty-five full-time staff.. The seniors of the Deer Lake area are a very active group and meet regularly at their local centre and play important roles in all community and church groups.


  • Humber Valley Complex, Nicholsville Rd. - (709) 635-5967
  • Malcolm Piercey Memorial Manor - (709) 635-4056
  • Deer Lake Manor - (709) 635-5981
  • Humber Valley Homes, 1-7 Old Bonne Bay Rd. - (709) 576-1495
  • Deer Lake Senior Citizens Center - (709) 635-3962


Western Memorial Hospital
Just 48 kilometers (30) miles from Deer Lake Western Memorial Hospital offers a full range of Secondary Health Care services, accessible to all west coast residents, this 200-bed hospital recently underwent expansion and renovation of its Renal Dialysis Unit and is constantly seeking new ways to provide the best possible health care for all those in need of it. All departments phone - (709) 637-5000.


Elwood Primary
Address: Farm Road, Deer Lake, NF
Phone: (709) 635-2337
FAX: (709) 635-2995
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Xavier Junior High
Address: 26 Wight's Road, Deer Lake, NF
Phone: (709) 635-2196/3931
FAX: (709) 635-3372
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Elwood Regional High
Address: Farm Road, Deer Lake, NF
Phone: (709) 635-2895
FAX: (709) 635-5985
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Deer Lake Public Library
Address: 4 Poplar Road, Deer Lake, NF A8A 1Z4
Phone: (709) 635-3671
FAX: (709) 635-3671
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Tree House Family Resource Center
Address: 1 Poplar Road, Deer Lake, NF A8A 2Z3
Phone: (709) 635-5808
FAX: (709) 635-5812

College of the North Atlantic - Corner Brook
Address: P.O. Box 822, Corner Brook, NF A2H 6H6
Phone/FAX: (709) 637-8519 / (709) 634-2126
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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Address: University Drive, Corner Brook, NF A2H 6P9
Phone/FAX: (709) 637-6200 / (709) 639-8125
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Policing is provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to the town of Deer Lake and surrounding communities. The RCMP recently opened a new facility in the town which will house the personnel to provide administrative support for its detachments in Comer Brook, Rocky Hr. and Baie Verte as well as the operational needs of the surrounding area.


  • 12 Regular member investigators
  • 2 Regular member Highway Patrol
  • 2 Public Servants
  • 1 Police Service Dog


St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
21 Farm Road, Deer Lake, NF A8A 1J2
Worship Schedule:

   1st & 3rd Sundays 9:00AM Holy Eucharist
   1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays 11:00AM Holy Eucharist
   3rd Sunday 11:00AM Morning Prayer
   5th Sunday 11:00AM Holy Eucharist
Clergy: Reverend Paulette Bugden
Church Phone: (709) 635-2616

Rectory Phone: (709) 635-5566

Immaculate Conception Parish
21 Upper Nicholsville Road, Deer Lake, NF

Service: Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 10:30am
Clergy: Monsignor James Robertson

Salvation Army Citadel
Church Street, Deer Lake, NF
Service: Sunday 11:00 AM, 07:00 PM
Clergy: Major's Wayne & Betty Ann Pike
Sunday School 02:30 PM

(709) 635-3452

Emmanuel Pentecostal Church
Address: 45 Bennett's Avenue, Deer Lake, NF
Sunday 11:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Pastors: Pastor Peter Grimes, Pastor George Coles, and Pastor Rob Higgs
Sunday School 2:00 PM

(709) 635-3061

St. Paul's United Church
17 Spruce Street, Deer Lake, NF A8A 2C2
Sunday 11 AM
Clergy: Reverend Myles W. Vardy
Sunday School 11 AM

Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall
Bennett Avenue, Deer Lake, NF
(709) 635-3609

Humber Valley Baptist Church
57-59 High Street, Deer Lake, NF
Clergy: Mark Alcock


The Town of Deer Lake has many organized recreational activities which allow residents to stay in shape, sporting programs for school aged children. These organizations allow citizens to be active, become more skilled, develop team and individual skills as well as socialize with others. Below is a list of contact persons and organizations in and around Deer Lake.

  • Deer Lake Minor Hockey Association
  • Deer Lake Figure Skating Club
  • Deer Lake Gymnastics Club
  • Minor Soccer
  • Minor Softball
  • Senior Ladies Softball League
  • Senior Men's Softball League
  • Senior Hockey
  • Upper Humber Rod and Gun
  • Youth Bowling Council
  • High School Hockey
  • Deer Lake Dolphins Swim Team
  • Recreational Hockey League


Deer Lake and area has a micro-climate and enjoys a higher percentage of sunshine than any other place in the Province, except Goose Bay in Labrador, which is similar but colder in winter. Summers are warm and pleasant and the winters cold and crisp with adequate snow for skiing and snowmobiling.

Climate facts are listed below (source Environment Canada)
Annual Average Temperatures
Annual Average Max. (C) 8.8
Annual Average Min. (C) -2.0
Annual Summer Max. (C) 19
Annual Summer Min. (C) 6.4
Annual Winter Max. (C) -0.8
Annual Winter Min. (C) -10.2
Annual Average Precipitation
Rainfall (mm) 696.7
Snowfall (cm) 393.8
Total Precipitation (mm) 1034.3

Water Supply

The Deer Lake water supply is among the best and safest supplies of municipal drinking water in the world. The source, Grand Lake, provides an unlimited supply of good quality water to the Town.

A modern delivery system is connected to the Deer Lake Power Supply Penstocks. It is a gravity based system which has chlorination and two stage filtering with the most up to date water purification technology available.

Municipal Sanitation

The community has an incineration disposal method with collection taking place twice a week for residential and five times a week for commercial and industrial. Private container services are also available through local entrepreneurs.

Municipal Sewage Disposal
Deer Lake has sewerage disposal system in the majority of the community. The treatment of raw sewerage occurs in a lagoon system located on the eastern end of the community.

Hours of Operation Regional Waste Disposal Site:

Mon.-Sat., 10-5 pm