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Getting Here is Half the Fun
Three Ways!!
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Trans Labrador Highway (larger version)
By ROAD
Here is our new Driving Guide for the Trans Labrador Highway to help make your journey here more enjoyable.

You can visit Central Labrador via route 389/500 starting at Baie Comeau Quebec (Via 389), traveling north east to Route 500 (we call it the Trans Labrador Highway) to Labrador City and then east past Churchill Falls towards Goose Bay. Route 500 is now fully paved!

Highway 510 is now open between Goose Bay and Cartwright, on the Atlantic seaboard. Travellers can continue their road trips directly to the Labrador Straits for the ferry crossing of the Strait of Belle Isle from Blanc Sablon, Quebec to St. Barbe NL.

When there is severe weather, portions of this road may be closed to ensure your safety. Please calll for Winter Road conditions and information ph 709-896-7888

SAFETY NEWS - There is NO cell phone service on this long wilderness route, but the Provincial Government has a program in place for you to "borrow" a satellite phone for use between Labrador City and Goose Bay and Port Hope Simpson. There is NO FEE for this service. Pick up and drop off points at the hotels in each town. For residents of Newfoundland you must provide a drivers licence or credit card. For non- residents, you must provide a credit card. The phones are only for emergency use and are programmed to enable direct calls to the police.

Satellite phones can now be picked up at the following participating hotels:
• Wabush Hotel in Wabush
• Height of the Land Hotel in Churchill Falls
• Hotel North Two and Royal Inn and Suites in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
• Alexis Hotel in Port Hope Simpson
• Town Office in Charlottetown.
• Riverlodge Hotel in Mary's Harbour; and,
• Northern Light Inn in L'Anse au Clair.
 
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The Trans Labrador Highway (larger version)
Trans Labrador Highway Map
Here is the updated TLH Map, showing the new section connecting us to the South Coast.
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Provincial Airlines, among the various airlines in Goose Bay. (larger version)
By AIR
You can visit our region by air, with daily flights stopping at Goose Bay Airport (YYR) on Provincial Airlines / Air Borealis from St. John's, Deer Lake, or Montreal, or Air Canada from Halifax, St. John's or Gander. Which ever mode you choose, we know you will enjoy your visit. Provincial Airlines / Air Borealis provide service between Labrador communities.

Air Canada also offers direct daily flights to the Goose Bay Airport from St. John's, Halifax, Gander, Deer Lake and Wabush.
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MV Northern Ranger sails to northern Labrador from Goose Bay weekly. (larger version)
By WATER
The Marine Atlantic ferry service now operates year round. Check the schedule when you can drive north along the Viking Trail to St. Barbe, Newfoundland, board the 2 hour "Apollo" ferry crossing to Blanc Sablon, Quebec, then drive along the scenic route of the Labrador Coastal Drive to Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Ferry Schedules:

St. Barbe - Blanc Sablon:
MV Apollo

Goose Bay - Rigolet - Cartwright - Black Tickle - Ports North To Nain:
MV Northern Ranger

Charlottetown - Norman Bay - Williams Harbour - Port Hope Simpson:
MV Marine Eagle

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