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Red Bay National Historic Site

Highway 510, Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-920-2142
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Great bit of history

The staff are were also very nice and always fun to talk with them. The site is well-laid out and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jimthefriar
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Ontario, Canada
World recognized site ... a must sight.

UNESCO designated historic site well-explained in the interpretation centre ‘down on the bay... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
LorenzoelJefe
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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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Highway 510, Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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"whaling station"
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"interpretation centre"
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"belle isle"
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"ferry terminal"
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff are were also very nice and always fun to talk with them. The site is well-laid out and the gift shop lady was super nice. Make sure to drop in and support the community.

Thank Jimthefriar
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

UNESCO designated historic site well-explained in the interpretation centre ‘down on the bay’ ... great hospitality by knowledgeable and local Parks Canada guides. Q Tip: Good choice for sunny day but cloudy day choice would be follow 138 south to its end. Pick your whether...More

1  Thank LorenzoelJefe
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The tour guide was very informative and worthwhile. The history of the whaling in Labrador. Discovery of the sunken whaling ship was a great find.

Thank DetDuke
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This site is home to a fascinating display of information and artifacts from the 16th century Basque whalers. There are two museums - the upper one housing the recovered and restored chalupa which was found in the water near Saddle Island under the wreck of...More

2  Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

great place to learn history, it is sad to see how human used to take natural resources without even thinking the impacts on environments and other species.

2  Thank Feng L
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a great way to learn more about the whaling industry and get a sense of just how rapidly the whale population was decimated. Although it is a sad part of history, it is an important one. The centre is very well laid out....More

1  Thank pts747
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We were brought to the Red Bay National Historic Museum by our tour group. The museum is broken up into two museums. In the lower museum is the boat they discovered in the bay that was used by 16th Century Basque fishermen for whale hunting....More

5  Thank Cynderella43
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was our first stop when we got to Red Bay. The National Park folks do a marvelous job. We saw a very nice film on the area and one of the Rangers gave a very informative talk on the Basque people and their whaling...More

2  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This whaling museum is important to visit as it has excellent information on the 16th and 17th European whaling industry that occurred in the Strait of Belle Isle. It was the major center for hunting whales and rendering the whale oil that was sold in...More

2  Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The primary reason to visit Labrador on this trip was to see the UNESCO Red Bay Whaling station. This was such an amazing site with a great interpretation centre, thorough guided tour and location. You might want to double check the timing for the guided...More

1  Thank Deborah K
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