Black Tickle / Norman Bay / Williams Harbour
Along the southeastern Labrador Highway network, these are the only three communities not accessible by road. You can get in there by a boat in the summer months, air in the winter, limited air in the summer and by snowmobile in winter.
If going by snowmobile its very wise to have a local person, there is a lot of ice and this can be dangerous if you don't know what your doing.
Here is a little brief bio on each place, they are not tourist ready towns so you really need to do your homework but they are each beautiful areas, so if your an adventurer, make the effort!!!
Black Tickle is a fishing community located on an island on the southeast coast of Labrador. Once a base of operations for seasonal fishing crews travelling from Newfoundland and other parts of Labrador, the community is still dependent upon the inshore fishery.
Norman Bay was a winter settlement for the fishing stations of Snug Harbour and Venison Tickle. At the time when southeast Labrador fishing stations were being encouraged to resettle in the 1960's, the Ward family at Snug Harbour resisted pressures to move to Charlottetown or another larger community and instead made Norman Bay their home. The Wards were later joined by one or two other families. This is why Norman Bay population is made up mostly of Wards.
William's Harbour is located on the south side of Granby Island, at the mouth of Alexis Bay, about 35 km east of Port Hope Simpson.
In the late 1970's the residents of William's Harbour believed they would have a better chance of obtaining electricity, a small school, and other services if they stayed at William's Harbour year-round. Soon after, the community of Rexon's harbour was abandoned with its residents residing in William's Harbour.
Battle Harbour - National Historic District
Not very far off the beaten path is one of Canada's National Historic Districts. It is just 9 miles in a boat from Mary's Harbour and you are in Battle Harbour.
This is without a doubt one of Canada's best tourism jewels and I am proud to have visited now on a number of occassions.
There is too much to say here in just one tip so follow my link I have a seperate page dedicated to Battle Harbour.
St. Lewis formerly Fox Harbour, Labrador
St. Lewis is another small fishing community with a crab fishing industry. St. Lewis is just 32 kilometers off the main highway connecting the communities. It is well worth the drive.
The scenery is nice in the area and right at the far end of St. Lewis they have put some trails and lookout areas for tourist.
You are perfectly positioned out there to spot some icebergs. The ocean is amazing on a beautiful day like when I took these pictures.
Charlottetown is located in St. Michaels Bay. It was founded by Mr Ben Powell and Clarence Perry in the 1950s. The community was created to try to centralize the surrounding small settlements so that they can qualify for services such as health, education and religious congregations. It is located just 30 kilometers off the main highway and worth the visit.
The community was called Charlottetown by one of its founders, Ben Powell. He called it after the capital city of Prince Edward Island. His intent was to make the new commuity the capital of St. Michaels Bay, the same way that Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island.
As you can see from my picture it is very scenic in the community and if you can get out in a boat in St. Michael's Bay you will really enjoy it for sure.