Red Bay's See & Do
Collected by Candice Walsh, AFAR Local Expert
Red Bay, NL, Canada
The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station is the earliest and best-preserved whaling station from the time when Basque mariners used this area as a base for whale hunting in the 1500s. In 2013, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The station includes...
L'Anse-au-Loup, NL, Canada
The Labrador Straits Museum pays homage to the recent history of the Labrador coast, with exhibits focusing on settlement over the past 150 years. There’s an emphasis especially on the role of women. Be sure to check out the 10-foot komatik sleigh...
Saddle Island, Division No. 10, Subd. A, NL, Canada
Decades before Plymouth and Jamestown, Basque whalers established a bustling colony in Red Bay, Labrador and used the banks of Saddle Island to transform the carcasses of bowhead and right whales into oil and other commodities valued in Europe....
L'Anse Amour Branch Rd, L'Anse-au-Loup, NL A0K 3L0, Canada
At 33 meters (108 feet), Point Amour Lighthouse is the second-tallest lighthouse in Canada. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and the open ocean near L’Anse Amour, visitors can climb the 132 steps to the top for excellent views. It was built in the...
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