Once the bustling salt fish capital of Labrador, Battle Harbour is perfectly preserved in the history of a bygone era.
For two centuries, Battle Harbour was the economic and social centre of the area. Today, this National Historic District of Canada has been revived, as a place to immerse yourself in the traditional life and times of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
Here, houses, stores, fishery buildings and churches have been restored and filled with historical original items. During your stay, you’ll sleep in a merchant’s home or doctor’s charming period cottage, or maybe a policeman's house. In Battle Harbour, you’ll soak up the atmosphere and fully experience the sounds of the ocean and the simple pleasures of times past.
During the day, explore historic structures, walkways, and work areas. Then hike around the craggy shores of the island and everywhere in between. Visit the oldest and most diverse fishing rooms in Newfoundland and Labrador and experience the lives of fisherman and merchants living in the community in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. In the evening, eat with your fellow travellers and be entertained by traditional song, dance and recitation.
Take a moment or two to enjoy the company of others in the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Cottage. Have your discussions where Commander Robert E. Peary first spoke to the press, wiring news overseas detailing his historic trip to the North Pole in 1909. Get married in the second oldest Anglican Church in Newfoundland and Labrador. Spend your vacation in a different place and time.
Battle Harbour is located on Battle Island, off Labrador's southeast coast. To reach it, sail from Mary's Harbour on board the MV Iceberg Hunter, which makes one round trip daily. This hour-long journey across St. Lewis Inlet offers a great opportunity to view whales, icebergs, dolphins, seals and seabirds.
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Dine on the river with a traditional "Boil Up" style meal of fresh salmon cooked on the open fire, and relax at our Sea View cottages and share your grand yarns of the ones that didn't get away.
3 nights cottage stay
2 days guided salmon fishing
2 traditional "Boil-Up" meals
Package includes the regular ferry rides, meals and tours but also an additional 2 hour iceberg hunting boat tour in the afternoon and bread making lesson in the morning. You get to keep your Battle Harbour apron with the bread making lesson and you get to eat your creation.
An exceptional, authentic experience not to be missed!
For two centuries Battle Harbour was a thriving fishing community and known as the “Capital of Labrador”. Today, the historic premises at Battle Harbour offer visitors a true living history experience.
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Battle HarbourOvernight accommodations in a National Historic Site on an island in the Labrador Sea with virtually no modern life distractions. Guided walking tours daily at 1:30. Arrangements for large groups.
Battle HarbourOvernight accommodations in a National Historic Site on an island in the Labrador Sea with virtually no modern life distractions. Core services offered around meals. Guided walking tours daily.
Point AmourMax's House is one of five historic buildings located at Point Amour Lighthouse, Labrador. A short drive from Red Bay, UNESCO site. It is ideal for couples, families and small groups.
Battle HarbourOvernight accommodations in a National Historic Site on an island in the Labrador Sea with virtually no modern life destractions. Core services offered around meals. Guided walking tours daily.
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Mary's Harbour2,000-foot boardwalk to area where residents of Mary’s Harbour once lived, leads to Atlantic Ocean.
Mary's HarbourWooden boardwalk around Barney’s Pond. Great area to view black ducks. Excellent for outdoor skating in winter.
Mary's HarbourExcellent view of town–information boards on Dr. Moret and his cottage in Mary’s Harbour.
Mary's HarbourScenic walk to waterfall–great salmon fishing area.
Battle HarbourA restored salt fish premises and community, Battle Harbour is a designated National Historic Site. Guided walking and boat tours. Gourmet quality dining.
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Mary's HarbourDaytrips to historic Battle Harbour. Sightseeing trips for whales, icebergs, and scenery. Charters for business or pleasure, including fishing trips.+1 (709) 921 6250
L'Anse-AmourSpecializes in multi-day experiences built to fulfill the lure of the Labrador wild and the comforts of multi-day luxury travel. Cap: 10 for smaller tours.