Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada
Come Celebrate Red Bay’s World Heritage Site Designation!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Celebrate Parks Day at Red Bay! Starting at 2 p.m., our guided experience on Saddle Island: “Echoes from the Past.” An
interpreter in period costume will take you on a guided walk through the
remains of the Basque whaling station on the island. Hear stories of
16th century Red Bay, sit and chat with a whaler, and listen to
Red Bay’s Come Home Year
July 20-27, 2014
Join the town for a week of events as they welcome back family and friends.
UNESCO Plaque Unveiling and Flag Raising Ceremony
July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Parks Canada Visitor Reception Centre,
Reception to follow: Town of Red Bay Waterfront Building
Join us for an evening concert at the Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Red Bay Basque Festival
July 25-27, 2014
Celebrate the historic connections between Red Bay Labrador and the Basque Country!
Enjoy Basque food, interpretation activities, guided walks, storytelling, music, and local entertainment.
Friday, July 25th
1-4pm: Cooking class with Basque chef Gérard
Couret - Red Bay Town Hall
To reserve, contact (709)-920-2051
7-9pm: Lecture by Robert Grenier on Red Bay’s
underwater archaeology - Visitor Orientation Centre
Saturday, July 26th
Basque food sampling at Orientation Centre
10am: Boney Shore & Tracey Hill guided walk with
Park interpreters - Meet at the trailhead
2pm: Basque & Labrador traditional games.
(check at Orientation Centre for Schedule)
6pm: Supper with Basque Theme - Seaview Restaurant (TBD)
Sunday, July 27th
9am: Guided Walk to Schooner Cove Whaling Site - L’Anse au Loup; pinic lunch included ($20)
2pm: Echoes from the Past Interpretive Programme
and Memorial Service for Basque Whalers - Saddle Island; Meet at boat dock near the Red Bay Interpretation Centre