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Red Bay National Historic Site

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Highway 510, Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-920-2142
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Excellent site with well-maintained trails and boardwalk

This is an excellent site, not to be missed if you've come this far. This morning, we visited the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Dawn R
Calgary, Canada
Fascinating historical site

The early basque whalers established this centre for whale hunting and processing in the 16th... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Cambridge, Canada
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Highway 510, Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-920-2142
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is an excellent site, not to be missed if you've come this far. This morning, we visited the Parks Canada and UNESCO exhibits in Red Bay, Labrador, then tendered across to Saddle Island, which had been settled in the 1500s by Basque whalers. The...More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The early basque whalers established this centre for whale hunting and processing in the 16th century. It was a hard and dangerous life, but a lucrative product; the museum gives an excellent sense of the story of these doughty men in a beautifully laid out...More

Thank CarlFondaver
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was the reason that we went to Red Bay on our Globus tour of NL and it was worth the trip. This UNESCO World Heritage site contained two great exhibits on Basque Whaling in Labrador. In fact, this was one of the largest of...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This was a great exhibit on the Basque whalers that had traveled to Newfoundland. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and rightly so. There is a life-sized reconstruction of a cross-section of a whaling ship. There are great artifact and exhibits that detail the...More

Thank CincyParrotthead
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

An incredible story of discovery, presented through a video, exhibits, interpretive staff that was very knowledgeable, and a wonderful walk around the island - accessed by $2 shuttle! Thanks so much!!!

Thank MDO44
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Be sure to visit both parts of site together they provide a great understanding of the whaling history of the area. The artifacts on display are amazing.

Thank Dustin F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place was very interesting and informative. The staff were knowledgeable and it really added to our positive feeling about Red Bay

Thank inhalifax
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is a 2 level site. The 2 sites are a bit apart from one another. It's interesting to find out a bit more of who came here to hunt the whale's and why. If you're in the area you should stop in. Also there's...More

Thank Sue6340
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Interesting center about the Basques whalers and their history in the area. Orientation video and exhibits that take about 1-2 hrs to tour.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Interesting museum in Red Bay that tells the difficult story about the hardships and life of the Basque Whalers , who established the first oil processing station in the New World 450 years ago. Lots of culture and history on display. Getting there is about...More

Thank myraevans1942
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31 January 2015|
Response from dogontheno11bus | Reviewed this property |
The ferry leaves St.Barbe at 8:00 and will take 2:11 to cross. Add 10 to 15 minutes to get off the ferry. Then add 1:14 to drive to Red Bay. You would arrive by 11:45. The ferry leaves at 3:00, you will need to be at the... More