Parks Canada Red Bay National Historic Site

Red Bay

The Red Bay Basques Whaling Station was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The National Heritage site brings you back in time to when Basques Whales lived and worked in Red Bay. Explore the archaeological sites on Saddle Island or see the restored 16th century Chalupa, the oldest know whaling boat in the world. The stories that unfold at Red Bay depict a long ago era of exploration, adventure and profit.

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Visitor centre has parking, washrooms, gift shop, exhibits is wheelchair accessible, interpretation programs for tour groups..

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11 Main Highway , Red Bay
51.7328, -56.4285 (Download GPX)
Jun 7 - Sep 27
+1 (709) 920 2142
+1 (709) 920 2051
+1 (709) 458 2417
+1 (709) 920 2144


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