Labrador Coastal Drive
It's easy to add a Finding Grenfell experience to your excursion along Labrador Coastal Drive!
Labrador Coastal Drive is a driving route in southern Labrador between the towns of L'Anse au Clair and Cartwright, a driving distance of some 408 kilometres. It follows route 510 and branch routes 513, 514 and 516 (see the map below).
Route 510 continues beyond Labrador Coastal Drive to the central Labrador town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where it become route 500. This route extends west across the interior of Labrador and links with the road network in the neighbouring province of Quebec.
Travel to Labrador
A drive-on drive-off ferry service connects southern Labrador with Newfoundland. The ferry crosses between St Barbe, Newfoundland and Blanc Sablon, Quebec. Blanc Sablon is just a few minutes drive from L'Anse au Clair and the start of your Labrador Coastal Drive excursion.
At L'Anse au Clair stop at the Gateway to Labrador Visitor Centre for an introduction to the Labrador Coastal Drive region. Some of the amazing places to discover include:
- Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
- Red Bay National Historic Site (Red Bay is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Battle Harbour National Historic District
- Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve (near Cartwright)
At the Visitor Centre you'll find the first Finding Grenfell interpretive panel. Here you may pick up your checklist brochure and continue Finding Grenfell as you tour Labrador Coastal Drive.
|L'Anse au Clair|
|24||13||L'Anse au Loup|
|209||199||186||175||138||53||53||Port Hope Simpson|
Panel Locations within Towns
|L'Anse au Clair||Welcome & Introduction||Gateway to Labrador Visitor Centre|
|Forteau||Forteau Nursing Station||Forteau Hill roadside pull-off|
|L'Anse au Loup||Summer Schools||Lawrence D. O'Brien Town Hall|
|Capstan Island||Agriculture||Labrador Pioneer Footpath Trailhead|
|Red Bay||The Red Bay Co-op||Parks Canada Boat Dock|
|Red Bay||Industrial Mission||Parks Canada Orientation Centre|
|Mary's Harbour||Mary's Harbour||Battle Harbour Ferry Terminal|
|St. Lewis||People of the Mission||Loder's Point Museum|
|Port Hope Simpson||Summer Stations||Museum, 87 Bowater Ave|
|Cartwright||Cartwright||Cartwright Museum, 4 Back Rd|
Mueums with Grenfell Exhibits, Outside of Labrador Coastal Drive
It is important to note that there are significant museum exhibits about the Grenfell Mission outside of the Labrador Coastal Drive region. These exhibits are a must-see for travellers interested in the story of Wilfred Grenfell and the Grenfell Mission.
St Anthony - Grenfell Historic Properties
Grenfell Historic Properties at St Anthony, Newfoundland includes the Grenfell Interpretation Centre, the Grenfell House Museum and Grenfell Handicrafts. St Anthony was the primary base of operations for the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland & Labrador.
North West River - Labrador Heritage Museum
The Labrador Heritage Museum at North West River, Labrador features an exhibit about the Grenfell Mission. This museum is operated by the Labrador Heritage Society.