||Sailing to Newfoundland
The 'MV Blue Puttees'
docked in Port aux Basques harbour in winter.
During the summer months, ferries cross
between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland 2 or 3
times a day, depending on the schedule.
Blue Puttees' and the 'MV Highlanders' are
among the largest ice-breaking passenger
ferries in the world. And they dock right
here in Port aux Basques. It's quite a sight
to watch the stream of vehicle traffic that
disembarks from them each day.
Read more here.
Highway at Channel-Port aux Basques. The
ferry and bus terminal are just around the
corner, 2 kilometres away.
The wonderful St.
Na Creige golf course is just a few
miles north of Port aux Basques at St.
familiar winds, a transit point for more
than 500,000 people per year, and a good
place to live: learn more about Port aux
Basques and southwestern Newfoundland.
Read more about Channel - Port aux
Read more about our area.
|Gros Morne National Park
That's the Gulf of
St. Lawrence in the background. You can hike
to the top of Gros Morne Mountain, but
'check in' with Park Headquarters in Rocky
Harbour first, just in case the fog comes in
and you get lost. Happens once in a while.
You'll find some interesting facts about
||L'Anse aux Meadows
National Historic Site
Viking knorrs approach L'Anse aux
Meadows in 2000.
of St. John's Harbour (click
at Long Point, Port aux Port Peninsula (click image)
Hermitage: St. Mary's Place of Solitude
In the Codroy Valley of southwestern
Museum (Grand Falls-Windsor)
Museum, Art Gallery, Archives
National Historic Site of Canada
Official Anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador
Read about the torpedoeing and
sinking of the S.S. Caribou on October
Voyage of the S.S. Caribou
about the fascinating story of:
Voyage of His Majesty's Transport
online book The Myth and Mystery of John
Cabot can be found at this link:
and Mystery of John Cabot
Take a look, and
read about, the first regular ferry to sail
between Port aux Basques and North Sydney:
of dried birch has the same heating value
as approximately 110 gallons (500 litres)
of furnace oil.
Highway in Newfoundland
Selections from archives in Newfoundland and
for Newfoundland (1633)