Labrador 2010

St. Lawrence route 2010

Our adventure trip this year will take us along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Topsham, Maine, at the home of our good friends Paul and Linda Wilson, who will accompany us the first days of our trip. Our route will follow the north shore of the St. Lawrence River through Quebec province to the end of the road at Natashquan (#7 on the map), where we will board a ferry for a 2-day trip along the coast to the border of Labrador. There are 30 or so miles of paved road in that area of Labrador, and we expect to ride all of that in one day of exploration! Then we will cross over to the island of Newfoundland, a relatively short ferry ride. We will begin this portion of our adventure at St. Anthony, near the historic Norse village of L’Anse aux Meadows, perhaps the only instance of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact in North America. Then we will ride down along the western coast of Newfoundland to Gros Morne National Park where we will spend a day touring the park. We will continue south to Port aux Basques where we will take a 7-hour ferry ride to North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and then wend our way back through New Brunswick to Topsham, Maine. Our trip will take us approximately 2200 miles over a period of 18 days. (See table below for key to map locations.)

Day Miles Destination Map Key Date Hotel
start Topsham, ME origin
1 249 Lévis, QC 2 5/21/2010 Au Gre du Vent B&B
2 132 Tadoussac, QC 3 5/22/2010 Hotel Restaurant Georges
3 124 Baie-Comeau, QC 4 5/23/2010 Motel du Rosier
4 143 Sept-Îles, QC 5 5/24/2010 Hotel Sept-Iles
5 138 Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC 6 5/25/2010 Motel Le Relias
6 96 Nashtaquan, QC 7 5/26/2010 La Cache
7 0 Relias Nordik ferry 5/27/2010 Ferry to Blanc Sablon departs 8:00 am
8 0 Blanc-Sablon, QC 8 5/28/2010 Ferry arrives 6:45 pm
Four Seasons Inn
9 ~ Blanc-Sablon, QC 8 5/29/2010 Four Seasons Inn – explore Labrador
10 73 St. Anthony, NL 11 5/30/2010 Ferry to St. Barbe departs 10:30 am
Snuggle Inn
11 175 Port au Choix, NL 12 5/31/2010 Jeannie’s Sunrise explore L’Anse aux Meadows
12 101 Rocky Harbor, NL 13 6/1/2010 Wildflowers Inn
13 ~ Rocky Harbor, NL 13 6/2/2010 Wildflowers Inn – explore Gros Morne NP
14 123 St. Georges, NL 14 6/3/2010 The Palace Inn
15 89 North Sydney, NS 16 6/4/2010 Ferry to N. Sydney departs 11:30 am
North Star Inn
16 195 Truro, NS 6/5/2010 Comfort Inn
17 244 St. George, NB 6/6/2010 Granite Town Hotel
18 281 Topsham, ME origin 6/7/2010 Wilson’s