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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Mayor’s Message

Mayor John SpencerWelcome to our Town. Channel-Port aux Basques is the Gateway to the scenic, historic, breathtaking Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our Town has been around for a long time dating back 400 years to the West Country fishermen, Channel Islanders and Basques whalers. For our visitors, you will find a warm, friendly town with a lot to offer. So please, look us up, come stay with us and take time to wander. Soak up the rugged coastline and sandy beaches and discover why we are so proud to call the wonderful Town our home.


John Spencer

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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