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Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada

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Come Celebrate Red Bay’s World Heritage Site Designation!

Parks Day

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 local musicians.

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