The view of Conception Bay South from atop Topsail Bluff There’s a good reason why Conception Bay South is the number one day-trip destination on Newfoundland and Labrador’s northeast Avalon Peninsula. “People come for our urban vibe,” says mayor Terry French. “They stick around for …

No place on Earth is perfect. But for the best possible mix of rural and urban living, Conception Bay South comes pretty close. Located just 20 kilometers from bustling St. John’s, NL, this community of 27,000 features modern recreational facilities—pristine walking and hiking trails, parks, …