Goose Bay, New Foundland, Canada
Goose Bay is a Canadian town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Located in the central part of Labrador, the town is the largest population centre in that region. Built on a large sandy plateau in 1941, the town is home to the largest military air base in northeastern North America, CFB Goose Bay.
The area's unique past and culture can be explored at the many museums and historical centers in and around Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Visitors can explore the forests, mountains and lakes of one of Canada's last remaining untapped storehouses of natural wealth and beauty by hiking, biking or skiing on one of the many trails in the area.
Things to See & Do
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian dollar (CAD$)
Language – English and French
Land Area – 305.85 km²
Population – 8,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links – Happy Valley - Goose Bay is the air transportation hub for Labrador. As home to one of the largest airports in Eastern Canada, Happy Valley - Goose Bay hosts a number of air carriers who operate regularly scheduled flights to and from the island of Newfoundland, the provinces of Nova Scotia, Quebec and all other Labrador communities.
The communities along the coast of Labrador, including Happy Valley - Goose Bay are serviced by a regularly scheduled marine ferry and coastal supply boats. This is a seasonal service and generally runs from June to November.