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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Visitor Information Centre in Channel-Port aux Basques

Channel-Port aux Basques hosts a provincially-operated Visitor Information Centre. This centre is located along the Trans Canada Highway, just minutes from the ferry. The staff will answer any questions that you have as well as provide you with directions, advice and local knowledge. They can also assist with making reservations.

While you're there, be sure to pick up brochures, maps, and other essential travel information for your trip.

Visitor Information Centre

Trans Canada Highway
Port aux Basques
Tel: (709) 695-2262
Fax: (709) 695-2032
Email: pabvic@gov.nl.ca
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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