Rocky Harbour

Incorporated as a town in 1966, Rocky Harbour was used sometimes as by the French in the migratory fishery, although it was not one of their major harbours. The first census taken in 1874 showed a population of 35. By the 1990s, the population had risen to 125. In 1921, there were 17 lobster factories, salmon was being smoked, cod-liver oil was being produced, as well as the packaging of herring.

In 1973, families from re-settled communities within the Gros Morne National Park were placed in Rocky Harbour. More services were established in the community because of the increased population.

With the opening of the park, tourism has become a major source of employment.