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Set on Newfoundland’s northwestern coast, Port au Choix is a vibrant fishing community located midway along The Viking Trail on Route 430. Plan to spend two hours exploring the region’s rich archaeological finds, rare plants and fossils, limestone barrens and coastal hiking trails. The port town is less than a 2 hour drive north from Gros Morne National Park, and a 3 hour drive north of the Deer Lake airport.

Getting 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

Open 9am to 5pm
June 1 - October 4, 2022


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Bus parking Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Parking Parking
WiFi Wi-Fi