Pasadena, NL, incorporated as a town in 1955, population 3352 (2011c), 3180 (2006c). The Town of Pasadena is situated on the shores of Deer Lake in the Humber Valley region of western Newfoundland, 25 km from the seaport and paper-milling centre of Corner Brook.
Founded in the early 1930s by Leonard Earle as a 10 km2 mixed-farming operation, Pasadena, which means "Crown of the Valley," was named after Pasadena, California. The importance of farming lessened after Confederation in 1949, and Pasadena has evolved as a residential community with a growing light industrial and commercial base.
It has 2 industrial parks and the first incubator mall in Newfoundland, called the "Venture Centre." Pasadena is also the site of a Geological Core Storage Library research facility operated by the provincial government, which has made the community a centre for mining exploration and development in W and central Nfld.