Port aux Basques
Known as the “gateway to Newfoundland”, Channel-Port aux Basques has been welcoming visitors for 500 years, from Basque fishermen in the 1500’s who found the ice free harbour a safe haven, to ferry passengers who commenced arriving on the “Bruce” steamship in 1898 to take the railway across the island. Port aux Basques is one of the province’s oldest towns and is home to the Rose Blanche Lighthouse – built in 1873, it’s the only restored granite lighthouse in Atlantic Canada and features rustic and historic charm. Not far from Port aux Basques, the Codroy Valley Wetlands are home to Canada’s greatest variety of migratory waterfowl with more than 200 species to see in this wetland of international importance.
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