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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Bruce II Sports Centre
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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..

VIDEO - Take a tour of the Grand Bay West Trail
Boil Order Lifted



The Town of Channel - Port aux Basques wishes to advise residents of Channel – Port aux Basques that the Boil Order Advisory has been lifted.

The Town wishes to thank its residents for their patience and understanding during this period.
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 9:46 am NFLD
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.

Bus Service for Marine Atlantic Passengers
New Bus Service Providing Customers Access to Downtown Port aux Basques Set to Begin July 1

Beginning July 1 and running until September 2, customers at the Port aux Basques terminal will have access to a complimentary return bus service while awaiting the night crossing to Nova Scotia.

The service will run nightly departing the Marine Atlantic terminal at 6:15p.m. and 7:00p.m., with an extra return trip to the terminal at 8:30p.m. Schedule modifications may be made through the season based upon usage and feedback.

The pilot project, made possible by the joint efforts of the Town of Port aux Basques, the Port aux Basques and Area Chamber of Commerce and Marine Atlantic, will provide thousands of Marine Atlantic customers with the option of visiting the downtown area, and new opportunities for local businesses. Following the summer season, results from the service will be reviewed to determine next steps and options for the future.

For additional information or further instructions on how to use this service, please inquire upon check-in at the terminal. We look forward to the launch of this exciting new pilot project partnership.

Posted: June 20, 2016 11:51 am NFLD
Public Notice
The Town of Channel – Port aux Basques wishes to remind residents that the Snow Clearing Regulations states:
Claims against the Municipality for damages to mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, hedges, rock walls and lawns on private property will be accepted by the municipality when they occur, as a result of being struck by equipment, operated by employees of the Municipality, or by contractors, during the periods of time they are engaged in work on behalf of the Municipality, and where they occur outside the street reservation of the Town Street the distance of same from the centre line being dependent on the street reservation of the street where the damage occurred, or where the mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, hedges, rock walls and lawns had been indicated by clearly visible markers. Damaged items will be repaired to a condition consistent with conditions prior to the incident.

Barry Spencer
Town Manager

Posted: Oct 27, 2015 11:22 am 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
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

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