You’ve never been anywhere quite like Battle Harbour. Sure, you may find restored historical villages, and remote all-inclusive island escapes, and clapboard Atlantic fishing villages. But you won’t find them blended together, infused with a fascinating past and stunning Sub-Arctic beauty. Pick bakeapples, explore 18th century houses, hike on tundra-like islands, fish for cod, meet locals in their summer cottages, and if you’re lucky, watch orcas brush up against your boat.
Length of Trip : 3-4 Days
Cost : Pricing is based on double occupancy, and includes accommodation, return ferry trip, site admission, guided tour and 6 meals. Rooms start at $495 for the first night, and $345 per additional night. Click here for room options and the latest rates. Alternatively, Tour Labrador offer 4-day 3 night packages, including discounted airfare and ground transportation.
Best time to go : June 15th to September 15th
Wheelchair friendly : Call ahead to make arrangements.
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : All meals are provided on-site. It’s a great time to mingle with fellow guests and the friendly staff.
Where to Stay : You can rent rooms or cottages on the island. Click here for a list for description of rooms in the Battle Harbour Inn or Merchant’s Building, and you can find out more about the five cottages to rent by clicking here.
Getting There : A ferry leaves Mary’s Harbour at 11am each morning during the season, and departs Battle Harbour at 9am. Most guests are coming from Newfoundland, taking the ferry to Blanc Sablon. It’s a 3-hour drive from Blanc-Sablon to Mary’s Harbour on the Trans-Labrador Highway (tick off another item on the Bucket List!) Click here for more information about getting to Battle Harbour.
Note from Robin : Most guests stay for one night, although if you can, I strongly recommend staying for two. This is the kind of place where you need to breathe, walk around discovering the nooks and crannies. You can taste the history, but also the isolation. There’s now a spa on the island, the meals are lovely, and the accommodation fantastic (read the history of the rooms before you book!) The whales, by the way, don’t always come out, we got really lucky in the video above. But the bakeapples are plentiful and delicious!
Kissing the Cod
Island in the Atlantic
A lot of fish for the chips
Thar she blows!
Making Inukshuk's on the Sub-Arctic landscape
Sunset before the Super Moon