Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

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About our 2 Astrolabes
Explore our connection with age-old astronomical instruments used by navigators. Two astrolabes are featured in Channel-Port aux Basques, dating from the 1600's.

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Town of Channel-Port aux Basques

Discover Channel-Port aux Basques

Astrolabe Monument in Channel-Port aux BasqueThe scenic Town of Channel-Port aux Basques is always growing and ever changing to better serve its residents and this new web site is part of that new growth. New features and benefits will be added to this site on an ongoing basis, so check back regularly to see them as they develop.

Feel free to browse our links and learn about our growing town, our people and our resources. But most importantly, join our 4,319 residents and feel at home.

The Town Council of Channel-Port aux Basques is pleased to provide a convenient means to access information for residents & visitors.

Visit our New YouTube Channel !!

A new YouTube channel has been created to allow us to post and gather videos related to the tourism and business sectors. We strongly encourage you to forward links of videos which relate to our town. Here's our first YouTube upload video.. A visit to the Grand Bay West Trail..

Canada's Ferry Gateway to Newfoundland
The gulf crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port aux Basques is always a memorable lifetime experience. The ferries are among the largest ice breaking ferries in the world. They look like cruise ships and they can each take 1200 passengers and 350 cars. Book early to ensure availability.

Celebrating Come Home Year 2015
Channel Port aux Basque's Come Home Year Committee will be hosting Come Home Year 2015 from July 30th thru August 8th, 2015. Enjoy a celebration of reunions, culture, music and festivities - as hundreds of families travel across the continent to revisit their original roots. For more information, please call (709) 695-2171. View Accommodations to help you create reservations in advance.

Vote for the 2015 Come Home Year Song, click here to listen and vote.

Public Notice
The Town of Channel- Port aux Basques wishes to advise that we are currently undergoing some safety issues with our Snow Dumping Areas and have to find alternative locations to dump snow. Until these issues have been resolved, it may take longer for the snow to be removed from Town streets. We are working with Occupational Health and Safety Branch of Service NL to find solutions to the problems.

The Town apologizes for any inconveniences caused by this and wishes to thank residents for their patience, cooperation and understanding.
Posted: March 24, 2015 4:24 pm NFLD
Compost Bins
Please be advised compost bins are available at the Town Office at a cost of $16.99 + HST. Please contact the Town Office for more information (695-2214).
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 5:02 pm NFLD
Cellphone Recycling Program
For more information on the Cellphone Recycling Program visit www.recyclemycell.ca to find out how to recycle cellphones and accessories. Enter your postal code to find the nearest drop off location or to request a prepaid envelope.
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 4:50 pm NFLD

Residents of Channel-Port aux Basques are reminded that Snow Clearing Regulations prohibit parking on any street between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. during the period from the first day of December in any year to the 31st day of March the following year. Parking is also prohibited during, and for the twelve hours immediately following a snow storm, and for such other periods as may be declared by Council, to enable clean up after a particularly severe storm or snow fall. Please note the Town has requested the RCMP strictly enforce this regulation. Any unattended vehicle parked in violation of the regulations will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:29 pm NFLD
Environmental Emergencies
To report illegal burning or any other environmental emergencies, please call 1-800-563-9089.
Posted: Sept 24, 2014 1:50 pm NFLD
Subscribe to our New YouTube Channel
A new YouTube channel has been created to allow us to post and gather videos related to the tourism and business sectors. Make sure to share our posted videos with your friends.. Here's our first YouTube uploaded video.. A visit to the Grand Bay West Trail.. [Watch video]
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 10:22 am NFLD
Paint Recycling Program
Recycle Your Leftover Paint Cans and Aerosol Spray Paint All Year Long!

A network of paint recycling depots has been set up across the province for you to dropp-off your old paint and aerosol cans at no charge.

Your nearest collection site is:

Port Aux Basques Green Depot
14 GrandBay West Road

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

For a complete list of accepted paint products or if you have further questions, please visit:
www.productcare.org/NL or call 1-888-772-9772
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 9:33 am NFLD
Disasters can happen at any time! Be Ready!
A list of items to help you prepare for a disaster:

Store a three day supply of water, food, and clothing for each person, including supplies for family pets. Replace food and water annually.

Two litres of drinking water per person/day
Prescription medications, glasses/contact lenses and supplies
Flashlight and batteries
Non-perishable canned and dried foods
Personal hygiene items
Can opener and disposable plates and utensils
First aid supplies
Car and house keys
Battery-operated radio
Copies of essential family documents
Change of clothing and footwear per person

For more information visit www.redcross.ca
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:57 pm NFLD
Downtown Design Study Completed
Channel-Port aux Basque's Downtown Design Study has been completed. The consulting team would like to thank the many community members and organizations who contributed to this process. [View PDF Document]
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:22 pm NFLD