Getting there & away
Your options by car from Happy Valley-Goose Bay are westward along the gravel of Rte 500 to Churchill Falls and then on to the twin cities of Labrador City and Wabush. The drive from Goose Bay to Labrador City takes about 10 hours. There are no services until Churchill Falls, so stock up. The road can also be very, very rough. Before leaving, contact the Department of Transportation & Works (709-729-2300; www.roads.gov.nl.ca) for the latest conditions.
Trucks can be rented at the airport from National (709-896-5575), but due to conditions on Rte 500, you cannot buy insurance.
You can reach Goose Bay by two different ferries: the vehicle carrier MV Robert Bond and the passenger-only MV Northern Ranger .
Air Labrador (800-563-3042; www.airlabrador.com) and Provincial Airlines (800-563-2800; www.provincialair lines.ca) both have flights serving Goose Bay from St John’s ($299) as well as Deer Lake ($259).