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Experience Innu, Inuit and Metis traditional ceremonies first hand

Fishing is still part of the lifestyle on the Labrador coast

Browse through the Military Museum on Goose Bay famous air base

Hike to Bowdoin Canyon where the mighty Churchill River once flowed

Cartwright—one of many gems in Labrador

Torngat Mountains—with each step, a spot never touched before

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Labrador—Canada’s last frontier

Exploring Labrador is a very personal experience, and visitors take home very special memories of the land and its people.

 

There are four distinct and separate cultures in the region, the Inuit, the Innu, the Metis and the Settlers. In Labrador, the Innu, Inuit and Metis are referred to as aboriginal people. Certain parts of Labrador have a French presence due to its proximity to the province of Quebec. Opportunities to have cultural experiences abound.

 

As well, some of the world's most fascinating flora and fauna, animals, birds, and marine life can be found in Labrador. Its dramatic landscapes include fossil bearing cliffs, mountain ranges, sandy beaches, and beautiful rivers and bays. Opportunities for hiking abound, including short hikes to places like Bowdoin Falls and Muskrat Falls.

 

Labrador, known by residents as the "Big Land" is one of the most unspoiled parts of Canada, with rugged coasts, a largely unexplored interior and an invigorating climate that is more Arctic than Atlantic. It’s easy to see why Labrador is also referred to as the last frontier in North America and many of its regions give new meaning to the word “wilderness.”

 

Labrador's economy has been built around the resources of land and sea. Early economics of Labrador was tied largely to the abundance of whales, cod and other fish species. Forestry and tourism began in Labrador in the early 20th century and the Air Base in Goose Bay has been active since the Second World War.

 

In recent decades mining and the development of hydro-electricity have been major contributors to Labrador's economy, with some of the largest operations in the world. Although the cod fishery has been closed since 1992, the fishery remains the most important employer for coastal communities. Today shrimp, scallop, crab and turbot are the species of choice.

 

If you want to get away from the rush and stress of urban living, and want to experience culture, tradition and the many bounties of the “Big Land”, Labrador will provide you with memories for a lifetime.

 

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