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.

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
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Community Facilities

Channel-Port aux Basques has many developed recreation facilities in addition to the Bruce II Sports Centre. The community also boasts a baseball/softball field, soccer pitch, skateboard park and basketball court. These additional amenities provide nearly all sporting enthusiasts an outlet for their favorite pastime. All these community recreation facilities are available at any time to residents of the community free of charge.

Scott's Cove Park

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Scott's Cove Park

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the harbour boardwalk to Scott's Cove Park. The route along the boardwalk is marked by colour flags shaped like ships and sails. At the park visit "The Village" which consists of a ship amphitheatre surrounded by quaint little shops modeled on typical outport fishing stages. At the heart of the community, Scott's Cove is a lively area of town with gift shops that have some of the best Newfoundland souvenirs and snack bars, as well as live nightly entertainment during the summer.

  • Scott’s Cove Park will open on June 15 to September 15
  • Local Entertainment from Monday to Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Baseball / Softball Field

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The local softball field has been host to many softball tournaments including men's, female, co-ed and high school. The field is open to the public any time residents feel like hitting or throwing around the ball.

Soccer Pitch

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This is the site of the former Lou Hardwick baseball diamond, which has been converted to a new soccer pitch. With lush natural grass, the field can be used for a big game of soccer, American football or simply to kick around the ball.

Skateboard Park

With an increase in skateboarding by local youth, the Town converted a former tennis court in to park for skaters. The park located in the Newtown area of Town has become a popular hangout for skateboarders during the summer months.

Basketball Court

Having produced provincial championship basketball teams, the sport has always been a popular for residents of the community. During the summer months when the local schools are not in session, locals make great use of the public basketball courts located on Bay Street. The court has two regulation size nets, complete with a paved surface and bleachers.
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.


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