Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay

Town of

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Town of

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Happy Valley
Goose Bay
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Nestled in the heart of Central Labrador, the enchanting town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay proudly stands as the Northern gateway to a world of breathtaking landscapes and cultural diversity. It serves as the singular convergence point in Labrador where road, sea, and air services harmoniously intersect, bolstered by top-notch infrastructure and a broad spectrum of commercial amenities. These offerings include essential government support agencies, training facilities, and professional services.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay exudes a vibrant spirit and proudly boasts the distinction of harboring the largest Indigenous population in Newfoundland & Labrador. Here, a rich tapestry of Innu, Inuit, Metis, and Settlers’ cultures weaves together, celebrating a shared heritage deeply rooted in hunting, fishing, and trapping traditions. The town’s residents hold dear their connection to the land, underpinned by the extraordinary natural beauty of the Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve, the majestic Grand (Churchill) River, and the serene waters of Lake Melville.


Visitors to this idyllic town will discover an array of attractions and activities that showcase the town’s unique character:

  • Kinsmen Park: A green oasis for relaxation and recreation.
  • Labrador Military Museum: A window into Labrador’s military history.
  • Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre: A hub for cultural expression and artistic endeavors.
  • Hiking & Biking Trails: Opportunities to explore the region’s natural wonders.
  • Snowmobile Trails: An exhilarating way to experience the winter wonderland.
  • Birch Brook Ski Trails: A snowy paradise for skiing enthusiasts.
  • Northern Lights Dog Sledding: An authentic Arctic adventure.
  • Komatik Tours: A glimpse into traditional Labrador life.
  • Cain’s Quest Endurance Race (Biennial): A thrilling off-road race through the wilderness.
  • Them Days Archives & Publications: A treasure trove of historical records.
  • Moravian Church (circa 1954): A testament to the town’s enduring heritage.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s accessibility is unparalleled, with multiple entry points. Whether by air, sea, or road, getting here is a breeze. However, once you arrive, you’ll be stepping into one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth. Labrador, with over 1,100 kilometers of highways, 6,000 kilometers of coastline, and a vast 294,300 square kilometers of untamed terrain, is a paradise for adventurers. Visitors are encouraged to plan their journey accordingly to fully savor this unique experience.

If you’re coming from mainland Canada, Route 500 provides a fully paved road spanning 530 kilometers from the Quebec border to Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Travelers from the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador can take Route 510, partially paved and stretching for 619 kilometers along the eastern and southern coasts from Blanc Sablon, Quebec. Once you’ve arrived in town, Route 520 will guide you to the nearby communities of North West River and Sheshatshiu Innu Reserve, just 42 kilometers away.

For more information on travel and local attractions, please visit our comprehensive guide under “Things to Do.” Happy Valley-Goose Bay eagerly awaits the opportunity to introduce you to its wonders and embrace you in the warmth of its community and natural splendor.

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