Welcome to the Labrador Region

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Labrador – The Big Land – is one of the last untamed, unspoiled places left on earth. Here, you'll find plenty of fresh air and a truly authentic and self-reliant people.

About the Labrador Region

Labrador Region Map 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.

The southeast coast, with its once-vibrant whale and fishing industries, is now home to many popular tourism destinations. 16th-century Basque whalers established a centre of commerce at Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while further east Battle Harbour is now a rejuvenating retreat from the modern world. Point Amour’s lighthouse, the tallest in Atlantic Canada, offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding land and sea.

A pristine paradise for sport fishermen and hunters, Labrador is home to the best brook trout angling on the planet, and you can expect trophy-sized catches. To increase your chances, there are plenty of experienced and resourceful outfitters.

Under a blanket of magical northern lights, the winter months bring with them the hum of a thousand snowmobiles carving through the wilderness. And the quieter winter pursuits, like skiing and ice fishing, are always good for body and soul.

Torngat Mountains National Park is a mysteriously beautiful landscape reminiscent of Earth a million years ago. 
This is where outdoor aficionados can indulge their passion, with 9,700 square kilometres to hike. You’ll find an abundance of wildlife, including polar bears.

Popular Places in Labrador

Experience Angling

Labrador is home to pristine rivers set against a rugged landscape, plenty of breathing room, and an abundance of trophy-sized fish. Whether you’re fishing for wild Atlantic salmon, trophy brook trout, northern pike, whitefish or large Arctic char, you’ve come to the right place. Visit www.anglingnewfoundlandlabrador.com for more information.

Explore our Natural Attractions

Discover 300,000 square kilometres of unspoiled, ancient beauty. Stretching from the Strait of Belle Isle in the south to Cape Chidley in the far north, Labrador boasts towering mountains, massive rock faces, and an infinite supply of lakes and rivers.

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Explore our Cultural Attractions

Find deep cultural roots in a place where everything has a spirit. Labrador's unique heritage is celebrated time and again at area folk festivals, carnivals, sporting, and community events throughout the year.

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Travelling the Trans-Labrador Highway

Labrador is referred to as The Big Land, and for good reason. This vast mainland portion of the province is a world of towering mountains, massive rock faces, and an infinite supply of lakes and rivers that stretch for miles. One of the last great wilderness areas on the planet, a trip to Labrador is an adventure and travellers need to plan ahead.

The Trans-Labrador Highway is over 1,100 kilometres in length (about 700 miles) and consists of two highways. Coming from the mainland Canada, Route 500 is fully paved and stretches from the Quebec border to Happy Valley-Goose Bay (530 kilometres). Route 510 heads east (paved for the first 80 kilometres) and then southeast along the coast, with about 400 kilometres of gravel road before reaching the paved highway at Red Bay. Route 510 is paved from Red Bay to Blanc Sablon.

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All travellers must review important Travel Info and submit a Travel Form prior to arrival in Newfoundland and Labrador. Travel Forms for entry into Newfoundland and Labrador can be submitted anytime within 30 days prior to arrival date. All travellers must follow COVID-19 travel guidelines.