The 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.
Press Release in Regards to Marine Atlantic
The Town Council of Channel- Port aux Basques is extremely disappointed with Marine Atlantic's decision to reduce rates on the Argentia / North Sydney service by 30% while keeping rates to and from Port aux Basques at current levels.
Council feels that this decision will reduce traffic to Port aux Basques and will have a negative impact on the economy of the whole Southwest coast. Any travel incentives should be implemented to both the Port aux Basques and Argentia Routes. While Marine Atlantic believes only a small number of passengers will take advantage of the incentive package, any reduction, no matter how small, in passenger traffic through Port aux Basques will have negative effects on the economy of the area.
Council has a meeting scheduled with Mr. Paul Griffin, CEO of Marine Atlantic, to discuss this and other concerns it has with Marine Atlantic.
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:00 pm NFLD
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
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 Cash 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]