Getting there & away
The passenger-only MV Northern Ranger plies this section of coast from mid-June to mid-November. It leaves once per week, making the three-day (one way) journey between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Nain, stopping in Makkovik, Hopedale and Natuashish along the way. In warmer months, it also runs south from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright. Check with Labrador Marine (866-535-2567; www.labradormarine.com) for the ever-evolving schedule and fares.