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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The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is connected to the world land, sea and air transportation. Labrador is connected to mainland Canada and separate from the island of Newfoundland. The island portion of the province is home to the province’s capital city, St. John’s and is situated in the Atlantic Ocean with connection by sea and air transportation.

Ferry Services

The province has several ferry services which connect the island portion of Newfoundland to Labrador and mainland Canada. Marine Atlantic provides year-round passenger and vehicle ferry service from two ports in Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. The first route is a year-round 96 nautical mile daily ferry between Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The second route is a 280 nautical mile tri-weekly ferry service that runs between Argentia, Newfoundland and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. This route is only available between Mid-June until late September.

For additional information on Marine Atlantic ferry schedules, fares, and payment options, please visit: www.marine-atlantic.ca

Airport Services

There are five airports on the island portion of Newfoundland and two airports in Labrador. Through various airports, Newfoundland and Labrador accommodates international commercial flights, military aircrafts, air cargo, transshipment, corporate and private aircrafts. Canadian customs services are also available at specified airports. For air services and carriers, please see the following airport websites.

Gander International Airport (YQX): www.ganderairport.com
St. John’s International Airport (YYT): www.stjohnsairport.com
Deer Lake Airport (YDF): www.deerlakeairport.com
Stephenville Airport (YJT): www.cyjt.com
St. Anthony (YAY): www.tc.gc.ca

Distance to Local Airports

Distance: 165 km
Approximate Driving Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Deer Lake
Distance: 272 km
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours, 47 minutes

Distance: 578 km
Approximate Driving Time: 6 hours, 7 minutes

St. Anthony
Distance: 633 km
Approximate Driving Time: 7 hours, 24 minutes

St. John’s
Distance: 912 km
Approximate Driving Time: 9 hours, 37 minutes

Bus Service

DRL Coachlines offers commercial bus transportation between Channel-Port aux Basques and St. John’s daily. Multiple pick-up and drop-off points are located across the island for passenger convenience. Meal and lunch stops are taken at select times throughout the voyage. Fares for travel are dependent on the distance of the voyage. DRL Coachlines operate every day of the calendar year.

Contact Info:
DRL Coachlines Ltd.
361 Main Street
Triton, NL A0J 1V0
Toll Free: 1-888-263-1854
Tel: (709) 263-2163

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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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