Known as the Big Land, this untamed and unspoiled area offers vast landscapes reminiscent of the earth’s beginnings a million years ago.
Labrador is most famous for it’s superb hunting and fishing along the crystal-clear waters of it’s many rivers, lakes and streams; the vast Wonderstrands and the magnificent and remote Torngat Mountains National Park.
Reached by vehicle ferry service from St. Barbe (in the Western Region of Newfoundland), the ferry crosses the Strait of Belle Isle to dock at Blanc Sablon, near the Quebec border.
Visit the visitor centre for up-to-date road conditions and information to ensure your journey is a safe one. A free satellite phone service may be available for use during your trip. Please note: the highways are a combination of paved and well-maintained unpaved roadways.
Highlights to visit in Labrador include:
L’Anse-Amour – Featuring the oldest known burial monument (7,500 years old) at the Maritime Archaic Burial Mound National Historic Site of Canada.
Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site features Canada’s 2nd tallest lighthouse.
Red Bay, once an important whaling community features the Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada and Right Whale Exhibit Museum.
Cartwright features the magnificent 56km long sandy beach named the Wonderstrands by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago, and offers seasonal ferry service to outlying remote areas.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the hub of central and northern Labrador with seasonal passenger ferry service to the outlying areas in the north and the south.
Churchill Falls featuring one of the world’s largest underground powerhouses.
Labrador City and nearby Wabush are mining communities.
Accommodations and services are limited in Labrador, so it is best to carefully pre-plan your itinerary to avoid disappointment.
Several adventure packages are available and detailed ferry schedules and fares are available at newfoundlandandlabrador.com
Please note the remote Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada, can only be accessed through a combination of air, boat and or helicopter. Travel packages are available from Happy Valley-Goose Bay area, contact newfoundlandandlabrador.com