Parks Canada Red Bay National Historic Site

Red Bay

The Red Bay Basques Whaling Station was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The National Historic site brings you back in time to when Basque Whalers lived and worked at Red Bay. Explore the archaeological sites on Saddle Island or see the restored 16th century Chalupa, the oldest known 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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  • National historic site entry pass required. See website for rates.
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • French Language
  • Seniors Rates