St. Barbe, Newfoundland and Labrador
St. Barbe is an important transportation site for the Great Northern Peninsula and the province of Newfoundland Labrador.
St. Barbe community is a small community located on the northwestern part of the Great Northern Peninsula of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town serves as the eastern terminus of the ferry route that connects the island portion of the province to Labrador. MV Apollo services the route across the Strait of Belle Isle and connects to the community of Blanc-Sablon, Quebec.
St. Barbe is home to the region's arena. The community hosts a variety of events such as broomball, skating, and hockey, as well as the annual Straits Festival each summer.
Community and business services for St. Barbe residents include a K-12 school, Viking Trail Academy (located 25 km (16 mi) south in Plum Point). Health care is provided in Port Saunders at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, 130 km (81 mi) south, or Straits of Belle Isle Clinic/Flowers Cove Clinic 20 km (12 mi) north. Local fire service is based in Pigeon Cove. The community also has an RV Service Centre for travellers. Additional community, recreational, and business services are found in the communities in the Plum Point area and south (130 km (81 mi)) in Hawkes Bay, Port au Choix, and Port Saunders.
In addition to the transportation connection to Labrador, the coastline and the Long Range Mountains offer incredible scenery to visiting tourists.