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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Summers in Channel-Port aux Basques are comfortably warm. Fall brings cooler temperatures and vibrant autumn colours, which are normally in their prime around mid-October. Winter months tend to be mild and snowy.

Quick Facts

•  Population: 4,319 in town; 9,120 in immediate Southwest Coast region
•  Tax: 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will be applied to most goods and services
•  Language: English
•  Area Code: (709) for the province of Newfoundland Labrador
•  Time Zone: NFLD Standard Time (-3:30 GMT; ½ hr. ahead of Atlantic Time)
•  Smoking: Banned on all public transport, public buildings including restaurants, bars, and workplaces
•  Cell Phone Usage: Handheld cell phone use while driving is against the law. Use a hands free device or pull off to the side of the road. (Rogers’ cell service is not available in Western Newfoundland)
•  Alcohol: You must be 19 years of age to consume or purchase alcohol in Newfoundland and Labrador

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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