Labrador in a Day

26 Jul 2013

Tour Labrador now offering tours of well known attractions in the Labrador Straits; including an overnight at provincial historic Point Amour Lighthouse and tour of recent UNESCO World Heritage Site designated, Red Bay National Historic Site.[1] 

If Labrador is on your bucket list and you don’t have the time to experience all of the Big Land, you’ll want to do “Labrador in a Day."  This new tour, operated solely by local Labrador residents, is a sure way to experience both culture and scenery in Labrador.

With little time to spare (there’s so much to experience!) your guide for the day will pick you up at the ferry terminal in Blanc Sablon and take you on a tour of the popular hotspots on Labrador’s southern shore -- No need to bring your vehicle, leave it in St. Barbe, NL!

During your day in Labrador you’ll walk the steps of the historic Point Amour Lighthouse , Atlantic Canada’s tallest lighthouse erected in the 1850s. Here you’ll find amazing views of icebergs and many species of whales that frequent the shoreline.

If history is something that interests you, nearby you’ll find a Maritime Archaic burial mound that dates back 7,500 years! You’ll find this and more on your stroll through the Pioneer Footpath. The Footpath, stretching from L’Anse au Clair to Red Bay was once the only means of transportation and communication among residents before the highway was built in the 1950s.

Further down the road you’ll come to the highlight of your trip - newly designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Red Bay! Red Bay was once buzzing with Basque whaling activity - and there’s plenty of evidence to support that. In Red Bay, visit the Parks Canada interpretation centre and museum for interpretive tours of the area. You can also visit Saddle Island and see for yourself remnants of Basque structures still remaining on the land since the 16th century.

Once you’ve taken in all you can handle, your day ends with a night at the Point Amour Lighthouse lightkeeper’s station (hostel style accommodations). Labrador in a Day includes all meals (delicious, local food!) guides, entry fees, and accommodations. In the event that the lightkeeper’s station is unavailable, a bed and breakfast room is provided.

This is your backstage pass to Labrador. All in a day.