Plan your visit
A fascinating stop on the Labrador Coastal Drive, Red Bay is located on the north shore of the Strait of Belle Isle. The UNESCO World Heritage Site reaches from the reddish coloured bluffs around the harbour to its islands and shoreline. Enjoy the small-town charm of the fishing village as you tour historic remains and walking trails.
The Labrador Straits is accessible by road for about eight months of the year. From anywhere in continental North America, drive to North Sydney, Nova Scotia, from there Marine Atlantic's ferry service will take you to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.
Upon arrival in Newfoundland, drive north on the Trans-Canada Highway and follow the Viking Trail (route 430) to St. Barbe. Your trip along the Viking Trail leads through beautiful Gros Morne National Park, a geologist's dream, and Port au Choix National Historic Site, a site reflecting the history of ancient native peoples. At the northern end of the Viking Trail you'll find the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, occupied around A.D. 1000 by the Vikings.
The next stage of your trip takes you across the Strait of Belle Isle from the Island of Newfoundland to the coast of Quebec and Labrador. The Strait of Belle Isle ferry - called the Apollo - offers drive-on/drive-off service, and operates between May and early January.
For more details aboout road travel, see the Newfoundland and Labrador Travel Guide .
The airport in nearby Blanc Sablon, Quebec serves the Labrador Straits region. Regional airlines provide air links between Blanc Sablon and major centres in Newfoundland and Quebec. When planning a trip to the Labrador Straits by air be sure to investigate both the Quebec route and the Newfoundland route in order to receive the most travel options.
Hours of operation
9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 7 to June 13
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 14 to September 20
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 21 to September 27
Free admision in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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