Town of Appleton, NL, Canada Website
Residents take pride in their town. They welcome and encourage you to explore the beauty of Appleton.
"Room to Grow"
Building on its motto, "Room to Grow', the Town of Appleton will continue to promote itself as a safe, comfortable, and affordable community for familes of all ages.
By recognizing the contribution of its long-term residents and promoting itself as a "commuinity of choice" for new residents, the Town of Appleton will experience continuous and managed growth.
The Town of Appleton will "lead the way" in all aspects of waste management by developing infrastructure and programs that constitute an eco-friendly community.
BizPaL - Online Business Permits and Licences
BizPaL is an online service that simplifies the business permit and licence process.
Easy and convenient, BizPaL provides Canadian businesses with one-stop access to permit and licence information for all levels of government, and slashes document research time to help entrepreneurs start up faster.
BizPaL helps you generate a personalized list of the business documents that are needed by all levels of government (local, provincial, regional and federal) in order to start or grow your business.
If you are already operating, BizPaL can help you verify that you have all the correct permits and licences.
BizPaL is brought to you by your municipality, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada.
Appleton Peace Park Monuments:
An Introduction to Appleton
Appleton is located twenty kilometers west of Gander on the Mighty Gander River. Appleton has everything for the outdoor enthusiast. Walking and snowmobile trails can be found throughout the Town and the surrounding area. The Appleton Marina is the perfect spot for all boaters to access the Gander River and Lake. In February the Annual Appleton Winterfest is held and is an event that many people from all over central Newfoundland come to attend.
In the late 1800's the site of Appleton was first settled when a lumber company established operations. Manager of the sawmill, Mr. Appleton Cleaves loved this side of the river so much he decided to settle here. The community of Appleton was then named after him.
By 1914, the sawmill operations in Appleton were abandoned and it was another fifteen to twenty years before Appleton became active again.
In 1956, there were 156 people living in Appleton. In 1981 the majority of the community worked in Glenwood for Bowater's Newfoundland Limited. Others commuted to jobs in Gander or surrounding areas.
According to the 2006 census, there are currently 582 residents in what is now the Town of Appleton.