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Red Bay is a fishing village and former site of whaling stations that were operated by Basques (people from southern France and northern Spain) on the southern coast of Labrador
. From 1550 to the 1600s, Red Bay was a major Basque whaling area and is a designated a UNESCO Historical site.
Parks Canada operates the site and suggest that you need 2 to 3 hours to explore the site. At the start - at the Visitor Orientation Centre - there is a where you will find on display a Chalupa, a Basque whaling boat retrieved from Red Bay Harbour. The Visitor Interpretation Centre has extended exhibits and services and you can take the boat to Saddle Island to investigate its archaeological sites. Red Bay itself has many walking trails.
Check out Red Bay accommodations.
Basinview Bed and Breakfast
Whaling Station Cabins & Restaurant