Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada
Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station UNESCO World Heritage Site
Parks Canada welcomes the news that the World Heritage Committee has
inscribed the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station as a
World Heritage site during its 37th session held in Cambodia from
16–27 June 2013.
The inscription signifies that Red Bay is a cultural place of outstanding
universal value. It’s also a commitment to protect Red Bay in accordance
with the objectives of the World Heritage Convention.
This is a significant community achievement and follows many years of hard
work by the nomination committee, area residents, as well as community,
municipal and provincial partners, and the Government of Canada.
The Red Bay National Historic Site is a key feature of the Red Bay Basque
Whaling Station. Visitor facilities here set the stage for experiencing
what is the largest and most complete early industrial-scale whaling in the
world. The site’s story is now told for the world to discover.
Canada welcomes newest UNESCO World Heritage Site
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Labrador
Canada’s World Heritage Family
The Basque Vessels of Red Bay
Whale Oil was a Rare and Highly Prized Commodity
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station