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.

22nd Green Team Season Now Underway
Green Team Project in Southwest Newfoundland Focuses on Heritage and the Environment

Port aux Basques, NL – Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Team Program is entering its 22nd season with 21 projects throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Green Team for the Town of Channel-Port aux Basques will be promoting environmental conservation throughout the summer. The Team will be patrolling the Grand Bay West Trail and Beach to provide information on the endangered Piping Plover to tourists and residents using the walking trail. They will be conducting a public survey to gather suggestions on the ways in which the trail can be improved. The Green Team will also be working at Scotts Cove Park and participating in a number of festivals hosted at the site throughout the summer. The group will be building an extension on the boardwalk and setting up information plaques that will provide tourists with a historical background of Marine Atlantic. Also throughout the summer, the Team will be conducting several environmental awareness events to help raise awareness about the fantastic work the team will complete as well as other environmental topics. In addition, the Green Team will be busy planting trees and constructing a pathway at the new municipal park in the town.

“The Green Team Program is an amazing opportunity for youth in our community to gain employment experience while learning about environmental conservation and their local heritage. I am very proud to be a part of this team” says Lorna Osmond, Team Leader of this year’s Green Team.

The Green Team program has operated in the province since 1993. It has since employed more than 2200 youth toward the completion of more than 350 projects in over 150 communities across the province. Conservations Corps goal is not only to provide youth with meaningful employment experience, but to promote environment and cultural awareness in Newfoundland and Labrador.


For more information, please contact Green Team Zone 4 Regional Supervisor Nick Mercer at nmercer@ccnl.ca or (709) 660-6425 and/or Team Leader Lorna Osmond at pabgreenteam@hotmail.com or (709) 694-1484.

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation.
Posted: July 14, 2014 2:23 pm NFLD
Scott's Cove Park - Kiosks Rental
There are Kiosks available for rent at Scott's Cove Park. Please note that all the food kiosks are taken.
If you are interested in renting a kiosks for the summer season or availing of a weekend rental please contact the town office at 695-5775.

Rental Fees:

Seasonal Permit: $100.00
Damage Deposit: $50.00 (reimbursed at the end of the season)
Key Rental: $10.00 (reimbursed at the end of the season)
Monthly Rental $50 per month

Weekend Rental - Friday to Sunday evening $20.00
Posted: May 27, 2014 10:51 am 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
Come Home Year 2015
The dates for the 2015 Come Home Year Celebrations are July 30th to August 8th.

Stay tuned for updates.
Posted: Oct 18, 2013 9:50 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