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Port au Choix National Historic Site of Canada

Visitor Information

How to Get Here

Port au Choix National Historic Site is located in the community of Port au Choix on the west coast of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. The site is 230 km from the Trans-Canada Highway via Route 430: the Viking Trail. The Viking Trail begins in the town of Deer Lake located along the Trans-Canada Highway 268 km north of Port aux Basques. As you head north on the Viking Trail towards Port au Choix, you will pass through Gros Morne National Park. Approximately 110 km north of Gros Morne is the community of Port Saunders. Turn off the Viking Trail and proceed through Port Saunders towards Port au Choix. Halfway through the town of Port au Choix, you will find the Point Riche Road, which brings you to the Visitor Centre.

Hours of Operation

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 13 June to 9 September, 2016

Facilities and Services

Port au Choix boasts a visitor centre on site and a heritage centre in town. Visitors can view a twelve minute film, artifacts, and historical exhibits. Additionally Port au Choix offers hiking trails, picnic sites, and a gift shop. Bilingual staff and guides are available to answer your questions and provide assistance. The site, visitor centre, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Closed captioning of the bilingual audio-visual presentation is available on request.

Accommodations and amenities can be found in the town of Port au Choix and nearby communities. More information is available on the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism website.


We enjoy a temperate maritime climate. Weather patterns can change quickly. Be prepared for a variety of conditions. Bring sturdy footwear and warm, wind and waterproof clothing even in summer.

Temperatures on the Northern Peninsula are generally cooler than other areas of the province. During the summer days range from 15–20 °C), and nights from 10–15 °C.