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
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Channel-Port aux Basques is situated on the Southwest Coast of the island of Newfoundland. Transportation within the community and throughout the region will require the use of a personal vehicle or taxi. Public transportation is not available within the community. The travel distance to other regional centres are indicated in the chart below.

Distance from Channel-Port aux Basques:

Distance: 170km
Approximate Driving Time: 1hour, 48 minutes

Corner Brook
Distance: 220km
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Deer Lake
Distance: 267km
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours, 42 minutes

Grand Falls-Windsor
Distance: 478km
Approximate Driving Time: 4 hours, 51 minutes

St. John’s
Distance: 910km
Approximate Driving Time: 9 hours, 35 minutes


Gateway Taxi
28 Main Street
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3333

Scott’s Taxi
Main Street
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7777

Vehicle Dealerships

If you are an individual who possesses a valid Canadian driver’s license, you can purchase a new or used vehicle. There are several dealerships in Channel-Port aux Basques available.

City Chrysler
24 High Street (P.O. Box 2070)
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7007 Fax: (709) 695-7538

Humber Motors Ford
Grand Bay West Road (P.O. Box 996)
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7212 Fax: (709) 695-9468
Website: www.humbermotorsford.ca

Woodward Motors
1-3 Grand Bay West Road (P.O. Box 550)
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7363 Fax: (709) 695-7437

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We strongly recommend the Newfoundland & Labrador official Newcomers Guide as a highly valuable resource. This 94 page guide is maintained with useful information surrounding government, housing, transportation, travel, education, childcare, healthcare, legal system, employment and much more. This indispensible tool contains information about many essential facts which will greatly help your adaptation to our province & Channel-Port aux Basques.

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