Battle Harbour, New Foundland. Canada
Battle Harbour is a 19th century summer fishing station, formerly a permanent settlement, located on the Labrador coast in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is located on Battle Island.
Battle Harbour is now the site of the national commemoration of the historic Labrador fishery and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. The ocean vistas and craggy rock outcrops are a dramatic backdrop for the small wooden Church and houses that dot the landscape. Battle Harbour's hub is the wharf and the waterfront premises; rustic, wooden and shingle-clad buildings erected by English and Newfoundland-based merchants in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Things to see and do
* Renovated houses
* Early 19th century wharf
* Mercantile building reconstruction
* Hike around the island shore
* Sir Wilfred Grenfell Cottage
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 4,000 approx
Land Area – 432.39 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Transport Links – Battle Harbour can be accessed from Mary's Harbour on board the MV Iceberg Hunter, which makes two round trips daily. This hour-long journey across St. Lewis Inlet offers a great opportunity to view whales, icebergs, dolphins, seals and seabirds.
Newfoundland and Labrador is served by both scheduled airlines and charter services, and can be reached via national and international connections. The province is home to two international airports – located in St. John's and Gander – as well as domestic airports in Deer Lake, Stephenville, St. Anthony in Newfoundland, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Churchill Falls and Wabush in Labrador.
Rail service between Sept-Îles, Quebec and western Labrador is provided by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. Passengers must make arrangements to be picked up and dropped off at Emeril Siding, 60 km east of Labrador City where Route 500 meets the rail line.