Labrador Region

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Regional Highlights

Salmon by the Sea

Salmon by the Sea

Cast your line on two of the Province’s best-producing Atlantic salmon rivers: the Pinware and the Forteau.

Cruise Labrador’s North

Cruise Labrador’s North!

Experience the Inuit way of life on a five-day cruising adventure on the Northern Ranger up the north coast of Labrador.

Torngat Mountain’s National Park Base Camp

Torngat Mountain’s National Park Base Camp

Each summer, on the banks of a beach where a river meets a sea, a small community is established on the edge of Torngat Mountains National Park in Northern Labrador.

Beautiful Battle Harbour

Beautiful Battle Harbour

Situated on a small, near-shore island, Battle Harbour was for two centuries the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast. Today it is one of the most magical tourist destinations to be found anywhere.

About Labrador

Labrador, The Big Land, one of the last untamed, unspoiled places left on earth. It stretches from the Strait of Belle Isle in the south, to Cape Chidley in the far north, boasting towering mountains, massive rock faces and an infinite supply of lakes and rivers, not to mention waters seasonally teeming with whales and icebergs. Here, you'll find plenty of fresh air, crystal clear water and truly authentic people.

Torngat Mountains National Park is a carved, mysteriously beautiful landscape reminiscent of the earth a million years ago. This is where outdoor aficionados can indulge their passion, with 300,000 square kilometres to hike, photograph, snowmobile and cross-country ski. And where rivers challenge even the most adventurous whitewater canoeists. You will also find an abundance of wildlife, including polar bears, the largest carnivore in the world.

Teeming with game and fish, Labrador is home to the best brook trout angling on the planet; here, you'll find trophy-sized catches. The region is a pristine paradise for sports fishermen and hunters, and there are plenty of experienced and resourceful outfitters to guide you along the way.

The people of Labrador are proud and self-reliant. The Innu and Inuit have lived here for thousands of years, and their cultures are rooted in a deep, spiritual relationship with the environment. The long and intriguing history of Labrador's indigenous people can be traced back almost 9,000 years, with the oldest funeral monument in North America, dating back 7,500 years – 3,000 years before the Egyptian pyramids were built. The region also boasts rich New World history, thanks to a once-plentiful right and bowhead whale population, which attracted 16th-century Basque whalers to the Strait of Belle Isle. Labrador's unique heritage is celebrated time and again at area folk festivals, carnivals, sporting and community events throughout the year.

Under a blanket of magical northern lights, the winter months bring with them the hum of a thousand snowmobiles carving through the untouched wilderness. And the quieter winter pursuits, like cross-country and downhill skiing, ice fishing, and winter camping, set against an abundance of breathing room, are always good for body and soul.

Starting at $6 Per Person
The work of a lighthouse keeper is never done! In this ongoing experience, children explore what the life of a lighthouse keeper was like by doing some of their daily chores. At the end of their trip to the tower, children can sign the Log Book and are awarded a Lightkeeper button. Do you think you can keep up with all the work that needs to be done?
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Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Starting at $2190 Per Person
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An escorted vacation of Newfoundland and Labrador conducted by a local guide. Visit the coast of Labrador, the Viking Villages in L’Anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park and Red Bay – all UNESCO World Heritage sites. View icebergs & whales, walk the spectacular coastlines and meet the people of the quaint fishing villages along our north and western coasts. Your local host will regale you with our vibrant history, ecology, culture, language and songs from this unique corner of the planet.
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McCarthy's Party Tours

Starting at $65 Per Person
Dining in Atlantic Canada's tallest lighthouse is something that hasn't been experienced for more than 50 years. This year Tour Labrador in partnership with Provincial Historic Sites are offering exclusive Friday night opportunities to dine at Point Amour Lighthouse.

Come dine with us at Point Amour Lighthouse and continue the dinner conversation. We've taken traditional, locally sourced fish, vegetables and berries and given it a modern flare to create a three course dining experience.

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Tour Labrador

Starting at $499 Per Person
Our local guides know these rivers best. We will take you to the best fishing locations on the rivers to give you the best opportunity to catch a salmon.

Dine on the river with a traditional "Boil Up" style meal of fresh salmon cooked on the open fire, and relax at our Sea View cottages and share your grand yarns of the ones that didn't get away.

Package includes:

3 nights cottage stay

2 days guided salmon fishing

2 traditional "Boil-Up" meals

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Tour Labrador

Starting at $6025 Per Person
A stunning combination of wilderness, seacoast, turquoise lakes, and towering fjords. Explore a land rich in Inuit culture, wildlife, spirits and legends. A tour for those seeking moderate physical activity with polar and black bear viewing in their natural habitat, Inuit culture, and heritage experiences with extra comforts at base camp.

A truly once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed!

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $1079 Per Person
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Explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay, along with many other natural jewels in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.

Your self-drive adventure includes expert travel advice, 7 nights’ accommodation, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, 2-day Gros Morne park pass, whale-watching boat tour, and admission to L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay National Historic Site.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1769 Per Person
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Explore 9000 years of human history!

The rich and diverse human history of Newfoundland and Labrador is unlike anywhere else in the world. This self-drive tour will guide you to a series of Historic Sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites representing all the cultures who have lived here – from the oldest known burial mound in North America to some of the earliest European settlements and industries in North America.

Observe archaeologists uncovering the past before your very eyes!

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $6.90
Here’s your chance to explore the archaeological sites on Saddle Island with a local expert. Hear first-hand experiences of finding some of Red Bay’s precious artifacts as you see where whale oil was processed, learn how the whalers lived and experience the serenity of the whalers’ cemetery.
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Red Bay National Historic Site

Starting at $1000 For Two Nights
Battle Harbour provides the opportunity to reach the most easterly point of continental North America. Cape St. Charles is the furthest east you can walk on the continent without getting your feet wet. Our Boston Whaler will take you to the resettled community of Cape St. Charles Cove where you will begin your moderate 4 kilometre (2.5 mile) return loop hike. Return to Battle Harbour and converse with others in the comfort of our lounge -The Loft and watch the sunset from our deck -The Flatform.
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Battle Harbour Historic Properties

Starting at $6 Per Person
Step into everyday life at the Point Amour Lighthouse. You might find some freshly made butter served on crackers, Labrador Tea picked and freshly brewed on the Point or perhaps some fireweed jelly and juniper cookies. Try your hand at some traditional activities such as knitting or rug hooking. See if you can identity some lighthouse smells at our scent station. Before you leave try on some period clothing and take a few photos!
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Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Starting at $545 Per Couple
Glimpse back in time while visiting the National Historic District and Island getaway of Battle Harbour. Cruise past icebergs and spot whales on our passenger ferry as you sail between Mary's Harbour and Battle Island. Interact with local guides whose ancestors once inhabited the island. Cap your day with a gourmet meal and one of our famous sunsets. Then fall asleep under a handmade quilt in a heritage building with modern amenities. All without the sound of cars or glare of street lamps.
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Battle Harbour Historic Properties

Starting at $950 For Two Nights
Do your Iceberg hunting on our aptly named ferry the Iceberg Hunter! Battle Harbour is recommended on IcebergFinder.com – our location in the Labrador Sea will give you a front row view – both from land and at sea.

Package includes the regular ferry rides, meals and tours but also an additional 2 hour iceberg hunting boat tour in the afternoon and bread making lesson in the morning. You get to keep your Battle Harbour apron with the bread making lesson and you get to eat your creation.

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Battle Harbour Historic Properties

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Pick up a fossil-exploring kit at the lighthouse before heading out to explore the fossil reefs at Point Amour. The reefs were created by sponge-like creatures called archaeocyathids and look like carefully laid cobblestones all along the shore. These reefs occur at only a few places in the world! The Point Amour fossil reefs were formed 530 million years ago and provide evidence that this region was once in a warm shallow sea near the equator. Watch your step – the rocks could be slippery.
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Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Starting at $75 Per Person
Begins with a talk about sled dogs, helping to bring dogs from kennel, harness and prepare for the run. Run lasts approximately two hours / 15 kilometers of dog team travel. Customers are encouraged to participate in every aspect including driving your own team!! Take in the beauty of Labrador in this introduction to Labrador's dog team culture. $75.00 per person/ $25.00 for children under six. Minimum ride of $150.00.
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Northern Lights Dog Sledding

Starting at $1390 Per Person
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Live the life of a light keeper on 'Iceberg Alley'. Hear the calls of Humpback Whales echo off massive icebergs in your private cove. From Gros Morne to Labrador, experience the province’s natural and cultural highlights. Tour a fjord, then off to Quirpon Lighthouse Inn on a remote island overlooking the Viking site. Wander cliffs to ancient sod huts, but keep an eye out for whales and icebergs at your feet. Enjoy boat trips - two exploring Iceberg Alley and one through Western Brook Pond fjord.
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Linkum Tours

Starting at $600 Per Person
Have you thought of surfing in the Labrador Sea? Bring you surf board along on your hike just in case the surf is up. Hike the southern part of the amazing Wonderstrand, dig for clams, pick mussels, camp along the shore.

The hardest part for us is deciding what to leave out so there is always room for you to make the trip your own but we have an itinerary we think will highlight our gems for those who don’t get to call this place home. Soft adventure journey that begins in an open boat.

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Experience Labrador

Starting at $1468 Per Person
Day one includes visiting the 16th century Basque whaling industry at the new UNESCO World Heritage site in Red Bay. Walk in the footsteps of pioneers on the Pioneer Footpath and visit the Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site and visit the 7500 year old Maritime Archaic Burial Mound. Day two we'll experience aquaculture! At AquaLabadie, learn about scallop farming, helping to harvest lines, and enjoy a scallop of your choosing with champagne.
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Tour Labrador

Starting at $2076 Per Person
Come with us to the top of Atlantic Canada's tallest Lighthouse, Point Amour. Pay respects to the oldest maritime archaic burial mound in North America. Learn how the Basque dominated the 15th century oil industry at Red Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site and "Walk Back in Time" when you set foot on Battle Harbour where you'll think the words tranquility and magical were born. Culinary experiences, accommodations and experiences are perfectly balanced with luxury and historic charm.
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Tour Labrador

Starting at $150 Per Person
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a walk on the Wonderstrand at the edge of the Labrador Sea. Like all good treasure hunts, getting here is half the adventure, what you find will leave you spellbound. The Wonderstrand is a beautiful sand beach that stretches for 54 km along Atlantic Ocean edge. Visit the Southern tip of the Wonderstrand, the place where the Vikings walked as they explored North America, where aboriginal people hunted and lived for 7000 years. Stay longer, walk further.

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Experience Labrador

Starting at $100 Per Person
Flummies, Trappers Bread, a mainstay on the trap line. Learn how to cook this traditional Labrador food the way the trappers used to do. A unique experience you won't want to miss. Flummies and bakeapple sauce cooked at the base of “Black Head” on the sandy shoreline where the community of Cartwright began. The American Forces landed here to scout the location of their Radar Site which operated in the 50’s. View the Atlantic Ocean, smell the salt water, taste the Flummie you cooked.
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Experience Labrador

Starting at $6 Per Person
Climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada - the second tallest in Canada! After climbing 109 steps, be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view of the Strait of Belle Isle. Perhaps you will spot an iceberg, a whale breaching, or groups of seabirds flying along the shore.

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Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Starting at $1030 For Two Nights
Great Caribou Island provides some of the most beautiful hiking you will find anywhere. We will transport you by Boston Whaler to the western end of the Island and drop you at the Arch. We provide you with a SPOT device and you hike the 8km coastal route back to Battle Harbour Tickle. Depening on the time of summer, you will see icebergs galore and to pick your fill of bakeapples. End your day with a drink in the Loft and sleep in the most comfortable bed in Labrador.
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Battle Harbour Historic Properties

Starting at $545 Per Person
For two centuries, Battle Harbour was the economic and social centre in Southern Labrador. Today, this National Historic site has been revived, as a place to immerse yourself and step back in time to the traditional life and times of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in a bygone era of 200 years ago.

An exceptional, authentic experience not to be missed!

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $1289
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In a province filled with unique places, there are remarkable experiences around every corner. This 6 or 9 night adventure will bring you to Battle Harbour, a living history village located in Southern Labrador, and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Red Bay and Gros Morne National Park.

For two centuries Battle Harbour was a thriving fishing community and known as the “Capital of Labrador”. Today, the historic premises at Battle Harbour offer visitors a true living history experience.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $4890 Per Person
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Join our expedition to catalogue the orcas of southern Labrador. Help us census humpback whales and enjoy the arctic history of Battle Harbour. Travel through time viewing fossils, ancient reefs, and some of the new world's earliest archaeological sites. Enjoy comfortable nights, wild days and some of our planet's most dramatic landscapes as we count humpbacks and continue pioneering the study of eastern North America's orcas. Look for migrating shorebirds and the Northern lights.
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Wildland Tours

Starting at $3300 Per Person
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Visit three dramatic UNESCO sites at Gros Morne, Red Bay and L'Anse aux Meadows. Take a week to savour the spectacles and stories of southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland. Meet the locals and see the sites. Look for whales and icebergs - leader Mark Tsang captured this photo on tour - no Photoshop! Enjoy delicious local seafood and wild subarctic berries. North America’s most diverse archaeological adventure features comfortable hotels, welcoming hosts, and some walking on the wild side.
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  • 3 Days

    Home to the Inuit and their ancestors for thousands of years, Torngat Mountains National Park is like no other. Completely pristine without permanent campgrounds or roads, it's a land of mountains and polar bears, small glaciers and caribou. A place where the Inuit hunt, fish, and travel just as aboriginal peoples have for thousands of years.

    The best way to safely explore the park is through services provided by Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station in Saglek Bay, Labrador, the gateway to Torngat Mountains National Park.

    Getting to the park requires some planning. You will need to travel through either Goose Bay or Nain in Labrador. Contact the Base Camp to learn about the options on how to arrive at the park. Both the Base Camp and adventure tour operators offer a variety of multi-day packages which are usually available in July and August. This trip is not for the faint of heart. It’s not an easy destination to get to, but the rewards are huge.

    Tip: There is no internet connection, but there is running water, hot showers, and flushable toilets. Both the tents and insulated domes are heated and have electricity. All activities are done with the assistance of skilled Inuit Bear Guards. Visitors should carefully consult the website about what to bring, and be prepared for a flexible itinerary.

  • 4 Days

    Labrador's southeast coast is one of the longest-settled parts of the province, with early aboriginal presence dating back almost 9,000 years. In the 1500s the Basques hunted whales here, and they were followed by French and English fishermen curing cod. You can find the second-tallest lighthouse in Canada at Point Amour.

  • Labrador
    6 Days

    Labrador is changing, a wild land that is becoming more accessible. From Labrador City and Wabush on the Québec border to L'Anse-au-Clair, the Trans-Labrador Highway (Route 500) crosses The Big Land connecting the west to the coast. The 30,000 residents are travelling to larger centers to shop and visitors are discovering the festivals, events, and attractions that have drawn few outsiders - until now.

    You can reach western Labrador via Québec Route 389, a partially paved 570-kilometer highway that runs north from Baie-Comeau. The travel time is around eight hours. About 300 kilometres of the road is paved, in two sections, with the rest being gravel. Services along the route are very limited, but the terrain is marvelous, rising from the lower reaches of the north shore to the escarpment that is the Canadian Shield.

  • 623 km
    The completion of a road link to central Labrador and the world beyond, and the extension of ferry service between Newfoundland and Labrador to a year-round operation, is bringing change to the southeast coast of The Big Land. For the first time ever, residents can drive north and then west to North America. It has also opened up this area to exploration by visitors who are eager to see a part of the world that was previously beyond their rubber-tired reach. What these new explorers find is a wild land dotted with a few coastal settlements inhabited mainly by the descendants of fisherman who began to settle here 200 years ago.
  • 1152 km
    The interior of Labrador is a vast wilderness with recent pockets of modern industrialization in Labrador City, Wabush, Churchill Falls and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Those who come this way will find an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. There are thousands of pristine lakes teeming with trout, hundreds of rivers that will test your boating skills and kilometre after kilometre of forests and barren ground filled with game. During winter this country is particularly spectacular and there's lots to do — ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and tobogganing, just to name a few.
  • by Boat
    Labrador's north coast is undergoing a tremendous change. For much of the past 250 years, European missionaries, fur traders and administrators have dominated the social and economic life of the North Coast, with the aspirations of the aboriginal peoples, the Inuit and Innu, pushed to the background no more. The establishment of aboriginal self-government and the settlement of land claims guarantee they have a major say in social and economic development. The creation of Torngat Mountains National Park, one of the outcomes of the land claims settlement, preserves an important spiritual component of the Inuit homeland.