The town of Channel-Port aux Basques is located on southwestern tip of the island of Newfoundland, fronting on the eastern end of the Cabot Strait. Read more below on traveling within our region.
Located on the Southwest tip of Newfoundland & Labrador
If you are travelling by road there are 2 exits off the Trans Canada Highway into Channel-Port aux Basques:
â€˘ Exit Port aux Basques (Via Grand Bay West) is at Grand Bay West near the Industrial Park
â€˘ Exit Port aux Basques (Downtown) is at High Street and centre of the community
DRL provides daily motor coach service with 25 stops across the Island of Newfoundland. The westbound coach departs St. Johnâ€™s at 7:30 a.m. en route to Port aux Basques; the eastbound coach departs Port aux Basques at 8:00 a.m. en route to St. Johnâ€™s. â€śGetting you there, 365 a yearâ€ť. For further information on coach services, visit the DRL website at http://drl-lr.com or call 1-888-263-1854.
The Deer Lake Regional Airport is 265 km (164 miles) east of Channel-Port aux Basques. Air Canada has daily flights to St. John’s, Halifax, and Toronto. West Jet flies six days a week to Toronto during the peak season of May to October. Provincial Airlines has several flights daily to St. John’s, Goose Bay, and Wabush.
Marine Atlantic operates a ferry service from Channel-Port aux Basques to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. For further information on ferry services, visit the Marine Atlantic website at www.marine-atlantic.ca or call 1-800-341-7981.
During peak summer tourism season, car rentals often book to capacity often. With a limited vehicle supply, make sure to book your car rental early to ensure availability.
In Channel-Port aux Basques:
National Car Rental
Grand Bay Road
Tel: (709) 722-4307
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.