There are a number of ways to get to Labrador West.  Visitors to Labrador City, Wabush and Fermont, QC have the option of 3 modes of transportation, rail, air and road. 

 

We have divided these to help make your trip here more enjoyable.


If By Air...

Planning on flying to visit Labrador West?  Wabush Airport (YWK) has daily flights in and out of various Canadian Airports meeting the travelers needs for connections.  Wabush Airport offers travelers a comfy setting while waiting for their flights.  With an in-house licensed restaurant, Cain's Cafe, can offer the traveler a wide variety of foods including many Newfoundland type Home Cooked Meals. 

From the Island of Newfoundland, Air Canada Jazz and Provincial Airlines offer the traveler flying options with connecting flights to Atlantic Canada and Europe in Goose Bay, St.John's, Deer Lake and Gander.

 

Wabush Airport (YWK)
Wabush Airport (YWK)

 

 

For those travelers wishing to go to Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and beyond Air Canada Jazz and Provincial Airlines offer daily flights.  For those traveling to Goose Bay or within Quebec with connections to New Brunswick, Pascan Aviation and Air Liaison are options for the traveler.

 

Visit the Wabush Airport (YWK) Website


If By Rail...

For those travelers who don't like to fly or drive long distances, the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L), operated by Tshiuetin Railway Transportation (TRT), offers a passenger service to Labrador West from Sept-Iles, QC and return with two trips per week.  The train will take the traveler through eight hours of beautiful wilderness and scenery.  For the traveler not wanting to take vehicles over the long drive, they have the option to have their vehicle shipped via rail as well. 

Quebec North Shore and Labrador - (QNSL)
Quebec North Shore and Labrador - (QNSL)

Travelers traveling to and from Labrador must take highway 500 to Emeril Jct.  Travelers can wait for the train at the camp at Emeril. It is your responsibility to travel to Emeril, approximately 45 minutes drive from Labrador City.

Visit the Tshiuetin Railway Transportation/QNS&L Website.


If By Road...

From St. Barbe, NL to Labrador West

 

To get from the Island portion of the province, the traveler must go by ferry, the MV Apollo, owned by Woodward Group.  The MV Apollo is a modern ferry which can accommodate 85 vehicles and 240 passengers.  The vessel has comfortable seating, limited deck access, a cafeteria, and arcade.

 

 

MV Apollo, Operated by Labrador Marine
MV Apollo, Operated by Labrador Marine

Travel time from St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon take approximately 2 hours to make the 35 km (22 mile) crossing.  On a clear day in spring you will have the opportunity to see icebergs as they make their way south through the Straits.  Many whales and porpoises can be seen during crossings, so travelers should be on the look out.

For Rates, Reservations, and Schedules, Visit the Labrador Marine Website.

 

 

Boulevard Docteur-Camille-Marcoux

Blanc Sablon, Quebec - L'Anse-au-Clair, Newfoundland

 

Distance:  5.7 KM (3.5 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 5 minutes

Speed Limit:  40 km/hr (25mph)

Surfaces:  paved - winding

Blanc Sablon - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, Airport

L'Anse-au-Clair - Food, Gas, Hotel

 

 

Route 510 - Trans Labrador Highway

L'Anse-au-Clair - Forteau - L'Anse-au-Loup - West Saint Modeste - Pinware - Red Bay

 

Distance:  81 KM (50 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 1 hour 5 minutes

Speed Limit:  70 km/hr (45mph)

Surfaces:  paved - winding

Various Services Enroute - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, etc

Red Bay - Food, Gas, Hotel, Museum, etc

 

 

Route 510 - Trans Labrador Highway

Red Bay - Mary's Harbour - Port Hope Simpson

 

Distance:  137 KM (85 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 2 hours

Speed Limit:  70 km/hr (45mph)

Surfaces:  gravel (Class "A") - frequently graded

Red Bay/Mary's Harbour - Food, Gas, Hotel - NEXT SERVICES Port Hope Simpson

Port Hope Simpson - Food, Gas, Hotel

 

 

Route 510 - Trans Labrador Highway

Port Hope Simpson - Happy Valley-Goose Bay

 

Distance:  405 KM (252 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 7 hours 45 minutes

Speed Limit:  70 km/hr (45 mph) on gravel

Surfaces:  gravel (Class "A") - frequently graded

Port Hope Simpson - Food, Gas, and Hotel - NEXT SERVICES Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Happy Valley-Goose Bay Services - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, Airport, etc.

 

 

Route 500 - Trans Labrador Highway

Happy Valley-Goose Bay - Churchill Falls - Labrador City/Wabush

 

Distance:  530 KM (330 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 7 1/2 hours

Speed Limit:  80 km/hr (50mph) - 70 km/hr (45 mph) on gravel

Surfaces:  Approximately 500 KM (310 miles) paved - 30 KM (19 miles) gravel

Happy Valley-Goose Bay Services - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, Airport, etc.

Churchill Falls Services - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical

 

 

 

For Road Conditions Visit the NL Highway Driving Conditions Website

 

 

From Newfoundland  by Road

 


From Baie Comeau, Quebec to Labrador West

 

Route 389 - Côte-Nord

Baie Comeau - Manic Five - Gabriel -  Fermont - Newfoundland Labrador Border

 

Distance:  568 KM (353 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 7 hours 45 minutes

Speed Limit:  70 km/hr (45 mph) on gravel

Surfaces:  paved/windy (app 170 km [103 miles] gravel (Class "A")

Paved from Baie Comeau - Manic Five, Gabriel Rest Stop - Fire Lake and  Mont Wright Mine - Newfoundland Border

Baie Comeau - Gas, Food, Hotels, Medical, Airport, Ferry, etc.

Manic Five, Gabriel - Gas, Food, Accommodations

Fermont - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, etc.

 

For Road Conditions Visit the Quebec Road Conditions Website.

 

 

Route 500 - Trans Labrador Highway

Quebec Border - Labrador City/Wabush

 

Distance:  15 KM (10 Miles)

Travel Time:  approximately 15 minutes

Speed Limit:  80 km/hr (50mph)

Surfaces:  paved

Fermont - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, etc.

Labrador West - Food, Gas, Hotel, Medical, Airport, etc

 

 

For Road Conditions Visit the NL Highway Driving Conditions Website

 

 

From Baie-Comeau, Quebec by Road

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway Labrador

1365 Route 500

Nichols-Adam Highway

P.O. Box 18

Labrador City, NL

A2V 2K3

Tel:  (709) 944-5399

 

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Organizations in Labrador West that have partnered with Gateway Labrador.
 
The Labrador Flag - a permanent declaration of the unique identity of the people of Labrador and their common heritage.
Labrador Flag

•  Labrador West Heritage Society, Height of Land Branch

 •  Labrador West Website

•  Aboriginal Service Center