Red Bay National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Red Bay National Historic Site

Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
Red Bay, NL, Canada
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Hours
https://parks.canada.ca/lhn-nhs/nl/redbay
Phone
709-920-2142

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During the mid-16th century, large numbers of right and bowhead whales drew whalers from the Basque region of Spain and France to the Strait of Belle Isle, where they established a major whaling port at Red Bay. For some 70 years, Basque whalers made the dangerous, month-long journey across the Atlantic to hunt whales and produce the oil that lit the lamps of Europe.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

Red Bay, NL, Canada
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