Parks Canada Red Bay National Historic Site

Red Bay

In 2013 Red Bay Basques Whaling Station was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parks Canada National Heritage site brings you back in time to the 16th Century when Basque Whalers lived and worked. Explore the archaeological sites on Saddle Island or visit the interpretation center to see an 8 Meter wide Chalupa, the oldest know whaling boat in the world, the stores that unfold at Red Bay depict a time of prosperity and dangerous adventure, illustrating a way of life long before our time.

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Visitor centre has parking, washrooms, gift shop, exhibits is wheelchair accessible, interpretation programs for tour groups..

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11 Main Highway , Red Bay
51.7328, -56.4285 (Download GPX)
Jun 7 - Sep 27
+1 (709) 920 2142
+1 (709) 920 2051
+1 (709) 458 2417
+1 (709) 920 2144


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Digging Through Time in Red Bay
Here’s your chance to explore the archaeological sites on Saddle Island with a local expert. Hear first-hand experiences of finding some of Red Bay’s precious artifacts as you see where whale oil was processed, learn how the whalers lived and experience the serenity of the whalers’ cemetery.
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Red Bay National Historic Site

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