Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Off The Beaten Path

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Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit Gibbet Hill

    Gibbet Hill overlooks St. John's Harbour.A Gibbet is for the public display of executed criminals and Gibbet Hill is named after such a scaffold.Gibbiting was meant as a deterrent to othersThe corpses were painted in tar to preserve them, and many remained on display for years.Gibbets were usually upright posts with crossbeam. The tarred-corpses...

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  • Alexis River / Port Hope Simpson...

    Port Hope Simpson is a small community strategically located centrally on the south east coast of Labrador. The forestry and tourism industries are very popular in the area. This is a beautiful view of the Alexis River. A great area for boating and fishing. It's location makes it a great base point as well to explore the southeast coast of...

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  • North West River

    North West River is central Labrador's oldest community, just 30 kilometres away from Happy Valley - Goose Bay. North West River is also straight across the river from the Innu community of Sheshatshiu.North West River is also home to the famous beach festival every summer.

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  • Mary's Harbour, Labrador

    Mary's Harbour is my birth place and home to many aunts, uncles, grand parents and friends so naturally I would recommend a visit to Mary's Harbour. It is mainly a snow crab fishing village where most of the employment is generating in the fishery sector. With the opening of the new coastal Labrador highway tourism is providing new...

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  • Nain, Labrador

    Nain, Labrador has always been one of my favorite communities to explore to date in Labrador. It is Labrador and Newfoundland's most northerly settled community. The culture, fishing and scenery in Nain make it well worth the visit.I have a link to my own Nain page with more tips and amazing pictures of this area of the province.

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  • Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador

    Happy Valley - Goose Bay is located in central Labrador and a great place for a stagging point for the rest of Labrador. Happy Valley - Goose Bay itself is very rich in Innu, Metis and Inuit culture. Combined in the summer months with nationalities from England, Italy and Germany the town is truly a melting pot of cultures unriveled by other towns...

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  • Battle Harbour, One Time Capital of...

    Description:Battle Harbour is about 9 miles away from Mary's Harbour, Labrador on the southeast coast, maybe a little closer from St. Lewis, Labrador. The historic fishing village has been rebuilt and it really is like stepping back in time.I have fond memories as a kid spending a lot of time in the Battle Harbour area in speed boats jigging for...

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  • Cartwright, Labrador

    Description:Cartwright is a great place in Labrador from which to access the famous Eagle River, the Wonderstrands, sea kayaking and also a port for the provincial ferry system. History:Cartwright, established in 1775, was named after Captain George Cartwright. He was an English merchant and adventurer who established a fish and fur trading...

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  • Charlottetown, Labrador

    Description:Charlottetown is a great place to call home on the southeast coast of Labrador. It is an excellent village to get a feeling for small town Labrador with a rich fishing history and existing industry. Also a great place to try boating!Charlottetown first existed as "Old Cove", a winter place for summer fishing stations such as Square...

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  • Forteau in the Labrador Straits

    Description:Forteau / English Point is actually where I grew up through my teenage years, so if you have questions on Forteau or the Labrador Straits region definitely email me and I'll be happy to help you explore this region. Very scenic views in this area, icebergs galore, close proximity to North America's second tallest lighthouse and a great...

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  • Fox Harbour now referred to as St....

    Description:St. Lewis is the more common name, otherwise known as Fox Harbour. St. Lewis / Fox Harbour is another snow crab fishing community along the southeast coast of Labrador. It is very scenic as these pictures will show.The community is located just a few kilometers off the coastal Labrador highway and the community has put some nice RV...

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  • Red Bay, Labrador the Whaling Capital!

    Description:The easternmost community accessible by paved highway. It was named "Baie Rouge" by the French in the 17th century. It's an ideal natural harbour, sheltered from the ocean by Saddle Island. Red Bay is the site of an extensively studied archaeological dig, begun in 1978, of a large 16th century seasonal Basque whaling station. The Basque...

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  • L'anse au Clair, Labrador

    Depending on how you enter Labrador by road L'anse au Clair is one of two Labrador Gateways. The other is in Labrador City a more northerly destination.If crossing the Strait of Belle Island on the MV Apollo, L'anse au Clair is the first community you will find in Labrador. Just before entering there is a great lookout area and war memorial on top...

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  • Lodge Bay, Labrador

    Lodge Bay, Labrador is a small former fishing village on the southeastern coast of the Labrador region. Most people in the community now work in the nearby community of Mary's Harbour in the crab fishery.I recommend if your driving the Labrador Coastal Drive to take some time and explore the little town. There is a convenience store and gas station...

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  • Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Labrador

    Rigolet was established in 1735 as a trading post. It has a population of 315 inhabitants and is located on Hamilton Inlet, which is at the entrance to Lake Melville.Rigolet is predominantly an Inuit community with its own distinct traditions and Inuktitut dialect. The community hosts the salmon festival each summer and makes for an excellent...

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  • Voiseys Bay / Anaktalak Bay, Labrador!!

    Labrador is home to Voiseys Bay one of the world's richest nickel deposits now being developed by the Voiseys Bay Nickel Company a subsidiary of Inco.The development is a popular discussion topic in Labrador and Newfoundland and it is not a bustling work site set in some of Labrador's most remote, scenic and rugged landscapes.I thought you would...

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  • Visit J. R. Smallwood's gravesite

    There had been previous Prime Ministers of the Colony of Newfoundland but J.R. Smallwood was the first Premier of the Province of Newfoundland. He was Premier from 1949 until 1971.He is buried in St. John's Newfoundland.

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  • Visit the fishing village of Bauline

    Bauline is in Conception Bay. Bauline is a corruption of the French and Spanish for Whale. Baleen Whales include Greenland Right Whales and Humpback Whales.Bauline has a wharf and a breakwater, a church and a graveyard. Bauline is surrounded by steep rcoky cliffs and the community skirts the ocean.

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  • Visit Fort Amherst

    Fort Amherst overlooks The Narrows of St. John's Harbour. Fort Amherst was named for a British Army Officer maned Colonel Amherst who recaptured St. John's from the French Army in 1762.

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  • visit Queen's Battery

    Visit Queen's Battery on Signal Hill.Signal Hill was the site of the Battle of Signal Hill in 1762. It was also the site of Queen's Battery. Queen's Battery was built shortly after the Seven Year War. It was used during the American Revolution and relepped a French Armada during the Napoleanic Wars.During the Second World War, American servicemen...

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  • Town of Deer Lake

    If you are going to Gros Morne National Park, you may need to stay for one night at this town due to transportation schedule if you are taking public transport. Deer Lake is actually a nice and simple town by the lake, and it is very relaxing to walk around and enjoy the surrounding scenery and architecture. Nearby is the town of Corner Brook,...

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  • take the coastal boats

    take advantage of the ferry services and travel all around the place. You can go to St. Pierre ( France), the Base Cote Borde ( Quebec), The South Coast and the Coast of Labrador,. You can also travel to St. Brendans Island, Fogo, Bell Island Little Bay island and many other places.

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  • L'anse aux Meadows

    AN UNESCO World Heritage Site, L'Anse Aux Meadows is believed to be the site of a Viking colony led by Lief Eriksson around the year 1000 A.D. A reconstruction of a sod village full of workshops and living quarters allows you experience life, as it must have been 1000 years before Columbus.Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This area...

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  • Hopedale, Nunatsiavut, Labrador

    Hopedale is strategically located on Labrador's north coast and with a recent ratification of the Inuit land claim settlement with the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, Hopedale will soon my the location for the new Nunatsiavut Governments legislature. It is a great town in the region with a rich Moravian history like most...

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  • Postville, Nunatsiavut, Labrador

    Postville began as a trading post and was originally called 'the Post.' The community of 250 people is located 25 - 30 into the scenic interior of Kaipokok Bay, 110 air miles north-northeast of Goose Bay. The first known settler in Kaipokok was a Quebec merchant named D.D. Stewart who carried on a trading business which he sold to Hudson's Bay...

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  • Labrador West

    There are two gateways to Labrador via road. One in Southern Labrador, the community of L'anse au Clair and the town of Labrador City is the other.Situated at 1365 Route 500 in Labrador City, this beautiful log structure also houses the Labrador West Heritage Shop, Labrador West Tourism Corporation, and Labrador Wilderness Connections. This set-up...

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  • Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, Labrador

    Makkovik is a picturesque community located on the north coast of Labrador.The Inuit and their ancestors have occupied the extended region for thousands of years. The modern community of Makkovik dates back to 1860 when Torsten Kverna Andersen, a Norweigan immigrant, established a small trading post with his wife Mary Ann Thomas. They had been...

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  • Mud Lake, Central Labrador

    Mud Lake is a small community just a few miles away from Happy Valley - Goose Bay and makes for a beautiful little side trip.Mud Lake was settled around 1850 as trapping and fishing community, based on a non-wage economy: where trapping animals for furs and subsistence living, tending gardens and hunting and fishing were the norm. This little...

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  • Burin Peninsula

    Most of Newfoundland is off the beaten track. The Burin Peninsula, locally known as the 'barren' peninsula is about a three hour drive from St. John's. Marystown is the main town on the peninsula which is bordered by Fortune Bay one one side and Placentia Bay on the other. A nice day trip is a drive around the perimiter, starting and ending at...

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  • Go see Port au Port Peninsula

    This rather remote section of Newfoundland was well worth the drive. We saw lots of lovely scenery when we were there in August 1991. We saw several little fishing villages and were able to buy more fish!

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  • Go to L'Anse aux Meadows

    This site, on the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, is both a National Historic Site of Canada and the first historic site to be placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List of cultural and natural sites of outstanding value. It's quite a lovely location and a very interesting site.

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  • See icebergs!

    One of the things on our "to-do" list when we went to Newfound land in August 1991 was to see icebergs. We finally got to see lots, once we got to the northern peninsula. In August of that year, they were mostly in the Strait of Belle Isle.

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  • See the Arches

    After our big hike up Gros Morne, we went up the Great Northern Peninsula to see some more sights. We started with the Arches. These natural bridge formations are along the coastline.

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Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Hotels

  • Murray Premises Hotel

    The Murray Premises is one place in St. John's I had always wondered about after trying a couple of...

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  • Glynmill Inn

    ?? I don't know, my place is only 5 minutes away from here. Early in the 1920's Armstrong-Whitworth...

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  • Comfort Inn Gander

    112 Trans Canada Hwy, Gander, NF A1V1P8

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Harold Hotel

    P.O.Box 142, Placentia, A0B 2Y0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Whitsha Inn B&B

    12 Long Road, Durrell, Twillingate, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Anchor Inn Motel

    North Side, Box 550, Twillingate, A0G 4M0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Clarenville Inn

    134 Trans Canada Highway, Clarenville, Clarenville, A0E 1J0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Holiday Inn

    44 Queen St, Stephenville, NF A2N2M5

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Marystown

    76 Ville Marie Drive, Marystown, A0E 2M0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

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