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Battle Harbour National Historic District

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Beautiful Battle Harbour, a place to experience how others lived in another time

We loved our 3 days at Battle Harbour. The island is incredibly rugged and beautiful, with the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
NorthStar742173
Battle Harbour, N.L. -Times gone by brought to light by impressive restoration.

Only stayed one night (wished for more) but was a most memorable time. The passion for the island... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Lynn C
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Battle Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We loved our 3 days at Battle Harbour. The island is incredibly rugged and beautiful, with the ambiance of a Tom Thomson painting, if only he had painted in Labrador. We felt we had stepped back in time when we stepped onto the island. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PeterSBNL, Manager at Battle Harbour National Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We hope you get to experience it again as well.

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Only stayed one night (wished for more) but was a most memorable time. The passion for the island is in the people. The people that we met and talked to are speaking of their ancestors. Nelson, with a 5th generation connection to the island, provided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn C
PeterSBNL, General Manager at Battle Harbour National Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for helping get the word out that one night is just not enough for a trip to Battle Harbour.

Reviewed 25 September 2018

It was indeed a step back in time. And, for me, it was of particular interest because my dad fished on the Labrador in the 1938 - 1955 summer cod fishery. I stood and walked in places where he and his crew from Glovertown did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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PeterSBNL, General Manager at Battle Harbour National Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

It was great sharing this part of Newfoundland and Labrador's history with you Gordon.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Only spent one night, best to make it two or three in order to really take in this place. Regardless of the weather conditions, the experience is truly a National treasure.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sun274
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I made a 3 night visit Aug, 30 - Sept. 2nd. The island itself is a magical step back in time. The staff are the best (thanks Peter for always being there with advice, to answer questions and to make us feel so welcome). You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

A must see experience if you visit Labrador. Charming restored village with charming people to match. So much to learn about what life was like when cod fishing was a major industry. First rate accommodations and delicious meals as well. Trails for glorious hikes along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

What an incredible place - absolutely the gem of Labrador. Well maintained and presented. Truly gives you a taste of what life was like when this place was inhabited for fishing. Also dog friendly/accommodating. We also got dropped off by boat on Great Caribou Island...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Casey W
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Just returned from a visit to Battle Harbour. It is truly a magical place. Thanks for the vision to preserve and restore. It was the place my grandparents met in 1912. She was a nursing assistant and grandfather a schooner captain. It was great roaming...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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PeterSBNL, General Manager at Battle Harbour National Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

It was a pleasure having you as a guest. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is simply an incredible, magical, place to see and visit! I had two nights there and wish I had more! So much to see and learn about the history of the place, and beautiful hiking trails, both on Battle Harbour and on nearby Caribou...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BattleHarbour, General Manager at Battle Harbour National Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you. We hope you get back as well.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

An incredible insight into the early days of fishing in remote Labrador. Careful restoration of period structures and tours by those who grew up at the site make for a great stay not to mention ice bergs visible on our visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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BattleHarbour, General Manager at Battle Harbour National Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Yes, they were stragglers at this time of year (the icebergs) but they were there.

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402SharonB
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Response from PeterSBNL | Property representative |
We are getting more busy all the time. Best you book ahead so you are not disappointed. See you this summer.
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Anyad N
3 March 2016|
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It is but everyone who doesn't spend the night regrets it. As for the road, it is now paved all the way to Mary's Harbour.
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