Visit Battle Harbour, Newfoundland
Offering a chance to experience Newfoundland as it was 200 years ago, the old fishing village of Battle Harbour lies on a small island in the Labrador Sea and has been sympathetically restored to display life as lived in the 19th century.
Today you travel back in time to 19th century Newfoundland as you visit the fishing village of Battle Harbour. Once the salt fish capital of the world, Battle Harbour has long been considered the unofficial capital of Labrador and was once a key government outpost for the distribution of medicines and supplies to remote northern Indigenous communities. Spend a few hours strolling through the unpaved, car-free streets and the island’s trails and you’ll discover a place that tells the tales of its past inhabitants, the fishermen and merchants that lived here hundreds of years ago. As you explore the human history of the village with local guides, you’ll pass Arctic vegetation and rock formations and when night falls the unpolluted sky becomes a dazzling display of bright stars, joined on occasion by the shimming Northern Lights.