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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Grand Bay West Beach, Channel-Port aux Basques

With over 300,000 people visiting the community annually, Channel-Port aux Basques is a hub of tourism activity for Newfoundland and Labrador. Because of this high visibility, the South West Coast region has a multitude of offerings for any traveler.

Take a hike through our trails, allow the light of one of our lighthouses to guide the way, catch some rays on a beautiful beach, or be guided by one of the world's rarest navigational aids of the 1500's at the museum. There are plenty of places to see and things to do on the South West Coast!

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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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