Red Bay National Historic Site, Red Bay

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  • Interesting. Friendly people. Museum is nice and there is alot to read but the island tour part was the best. For sure, pay the money to go on the island and make sure you pay extra for the guide.....  more
    Interesting. Friendly people. Museum is nice and there is alot to read but the island tour part was the best. For sure, pay the money to go on the island and make sure you pay extra for the guide.....  more »
  • Red Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Canadian National Historic Site for a reason: it is the location of the most complete and best-preserved evidence of the European whaling tradition... 
    Red Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Canadian National Historic Site for a reason: it is the location of the most complete and best-preserved evidence of the European whaling tradition...  more »
  • We arrived at Red Bay via cruise ship, well equipped with our bug head nets on, and enjoyed a self-guided tour of the town. We first walked to our right to the red-roofed Interpretation Center, where....  more
    We arrived at Red Bay via cruise ship, well equipped with our bug head nets on, and enjoyed a self-guided tour of the town. We first walked to our right to the red-roofed Interpretation Center, where....  more »
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  • Really enoyed the interpretive Center. There was 3 floors of info. Top floor is more of a viewing area. Parks Canada so has booklets and prizes for kids. Boat taxi included which takes you over to saddle island. Price to get in was $25 for 2 adults. Our kids are free. Can use your discovery pass here. Boat ride is included in your ticket. We spent an hour on the island hiking around. We really enjoyed this stop even in the rain.
  • Nice little bay to explore. Great area to take pictures of the Newfoundland area. But what out for the black flies!! They swarm you and they do bite!
  • We decided not to stay. The view was nice.
  • Skip this place , waited 45 mins to take the water taxi . Guy Walked passed me and left without saying a word. I bought the pass for nothing. Gift shop on the other side did not even say me Hi ….
  • Red Bay is where Basque whalers came to hunt whales. They set up their camps and workshops on saddle island which you can visit. Make sure to wear a coat, it can be VERY cold. While visiting the island the bay had a visitor from Spain! Everybody was very friendly. Just watch out for the giant birds.

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