Gander was named after the Gander River which was named after the number of wild geese in the area.
Location: Gander is located in the north centre of Newfoundland Island along Gander Lake.
Judicial District: Gander Judicial District
Courthouse – Gander
Location: 100 Airport Boulevard / Memorial Drive
Built: 1991 – 1993
Architect: William MacCallum Architect Ltd of St John’s
Contractor: John Jacobs & Sons and The Bay Group
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northwest of the centre of Gander. The east front has a wide portico supported by six white coloured columns rising to a pediment at flat roof line. The windows are horizontal. The interior has a large foyer with the courtrooms located off the west hall. The Provincial Court courtroom is located on the northwest side and the Supreme Court courtroom is located on the southwest side. There are two smaller courtrooms on the west side. The building is named as The Gander Law Courts.
Note: In 1977, the District Court was established at Gander with a full time resident judge. It sat for a short period of time in what was then known as the Magistrate’s Court on Elizabeth Drive. Later that same year that Court moved to premises in the Elizabeth Drive Shopping Centre above the Bank of Nova Scotia on Elizabeth Drive, where it sat until 1986. In 1986, the District Court merged into the Supreme Court.
Provincial Court Courtroom
Supreme Court Courtroom
Photos taken 2019