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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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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Codroy Valley Wetlands

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Codroy Valley International Wetlands

Scenic Drive #1

Drive 10 minutes from Channel-Port aux Basques North on Route 1
This will take you to J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park, where the shoreline offers a stretch of sheltered beach with soft powdery sand. The park is a good place to see the piping plover, an endangered shorebird with only 500 or so in Atlantic Canada and fewer than 5,000 in total worldwide. J.T. Cheeseman Park, Grand Bay West, Searston and Sandy Point (further north near St. George's) all have sandy beaches the plovers favour and are recommended viewing areas. Take care not to disturb these rare birds.

Look here also for the common loon, murre, Canada goose and pine grosbeak. You'll also find the white admiral and Atlantis fritillary butterflies. There's a two-kilometre trail called Smokey Cape, named for the windblown surf found at the beach parking lot, which creates a misty effect. Take a walk along the beach to search for surf clams and dogwinkles.

Map of Codroy Valley & Southwest Coast areas

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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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