Red Bay

Red Bay, photo by SreeBot
 

Red Bay is a fishing village located on the southern coast of Labrador.

It is also home to the best preserved whaling stations in North America, started in the 16th century and now UNESECO World Heritage Sites.

In addition to visiting the remains of these whaling stations, the area offers boat tours to watch whales and visit icebergs, as well as good fishing and hiking in the surrounding region.

The nearby city of Battle Harbour, a summer fishing station, formerly a permanent settlement, is also worth visiting.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Auberge Motel 4 Saisons

This 4-season inn offers a unique location in Blanc-Sablon, with views of the sea and glaciers. Free WiFi is accessible in all rooms at Auberge Motel 4 Saisons. A cable TV is featured in all guest rooms. Select rooms feature a sea view. Average score from 100 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

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Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites

Free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast are offered at this historic St. Anthony hotel. A microwave and refrigerator are featured in each room. Pistolet Bay Provincial Park is just 30 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$97

 
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Haven Inn

Located in the heart of St. Anthony just 2 km from Grenfell Historic Properties Museum, this inn offers free Wi-Fi. A cable TV is included in each room. A coffee maker and a work desk are included in simply furnished rooms at Haven Inn St. Anthony. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$78

 
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Tuckamore Lodge

Located 500 m from the Atlantic Ocean, this Main Brook property provides a hot breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is offered. Home-cooked meals are available on site. St. Anthony Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$119 - $134

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites

Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites

Free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast are offered at this historic St. Anthony hotel. A microwave and refrigerator are featured in each room. Pistolet Bay Provincial Park is just 30 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$97

 
$979.2
Auberge Motel 4 Saisons

Auberge Motel 4 Saisons

This 4-season inn offers a unique location in Blanc-Sablon, with views of the sea and glaciers. Free WiFi is accessible in all rooms at Auberge Motel 4 Saisons. A cable TV is featured in all guest rooms. Select rooms feature a sea view. Average score from 100 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$111

 
$1118.9
Tuckamore Lodge

Tuckamore Lodge

Located 500 m from the Atlantic Ocean, this Main Brook property provides a hot breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is offered. Home-cooked meals are available on site. St. Anthony Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$119 - $134

 
$1198.7
Haven Inn

Haven Inn

Located in the heart of St. Anthony just 2 km from Grenfell Historic Properties Museum, this inn offers free Wi-Fi. A cable TV is included in each room. A coffee maker and a work desk are included in simply furnished rooms at Haven Inn St. Anthony. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$78

 
$788.0

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Combination
Archeological Sites

World Heritage Site: Basque Whaling Stations

Red Bay, established by Basque mariners in the 16th century at the north-eastern tip of Canada on the shore of the Strait of Belle Isle is an archaeological site that provides the earliest, most complete and best preserved testimony of the European whaling tradition. Gran Baya, as it was called by those who founded the station in 1530s, was used as a base for coastal hunting, butchering, rendering of whale fat by heading to produce oil and storage. It became a major source of whale oil which was shipped to Europe where it was used for lighting. The site, which was used in the summer months, includes remains of rendering ovens, cooperages, wharves, temporary living quarters and a cemetery, together with underwater remains of vessels and whale bone deposits. The station was used for some 70 years, before the local whale population was depleted.
Natural
Ocean Wildlife

Whale Watching

Boat tours are available for viewing whales and other marine life. You can also see icebergs on these tours.
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Historic Landmarks
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Fishing
Hiking and Trekking

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