In the mid-16th century, Basque whalers came to the Strait of Belle Isle to hunt large numbers of right and bowhead whales and harvest their oil to light lamps all around Europe. The major whaling port of Red Bay is…
At 109ft, this is the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada, with 127 steps to climb. When you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a spectacular 360-degree view of the coastline. The HMS Raleigh went aground he…
For fish-and-chips with partridgeberry pie, look no further than this friendly restaurant, a focal point for visitors to the bay. It also serves substantial breakfasts, and picnickers can order boxed lunches.
A pile of stones, placed here by the Maritime Archaic Aboriginals, is the oldest burial monument in North America. A small roadside plaque marks the 7500-year-old site.
Enjoy some fresh seafood or chow down on the famous fried chicken and tender caribou. A grocery store and jam factory are also on-site.
Your best bet for food in town is the dining room at the inn, serving classic fare like ribs and pizza, as well as seafood.
If you're staying on the island, you get a package deal that includes gourmet dining at this fine restaurant.
Fresh doughnuts, pies, breakfast dishes and pizzas are served at this small bakery.
Selma Barkham was a tireless investigator of local history. Check out the stories she uncovered in this little museum, which also features a 15m, 400-year-old North Atlantic right whale skeleton.