Old Perlican is one of the oldest communities in Newfoundland, appearing on maps in 1597. Situated on the tip of the Bay de Verde Peninsula, and in close proximity to the famous fishing grounds off Baccalieu Island, it has always been one of the leading fishing communities in the province.
Today, it is the fishing centre for the south side of Trinity Bay and the north shore of Conception Bay. The crab, shrimp and ground fish plants as well as the large concentration of fishing boats and harbour infrastructure has maintained the town's prosperity.
Come and visit, view the harbour and browse through the Beckett Heritage Home and Twine Loft with their many artifacts. Read the history board and observe the War Memorial, all located in the developing Memorial Park.