Welcome to the new official web site for the Town of Dover!
We welcome you to our beautiful community full of rich history and a commitment to a brighter future for residents and visitors alike!
Dover is located 70 km east of Gander, turn off at Gambo intersection. Dover is located in a small cove at the head of freshwater bay, Bonavista Bay, northeast of Gambo.
An incorporated fishing and lumbering community, Dover's former name was Shoal Bay (probably derived from the numerous shoals common in the harbours and cove of the north shore of Bonavista Bay). From the 1950's to 1970 Shoal Bay was referred to as "Wellington" although it was locally referred to as Dover.