St. Barbe, Newfoundland and Labrador

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"St. Barbe" redirects here. For the commune of northeastern France, see Sainte-Barbe, Vosges.

Coordinates: 51°12′00″N 56°45′11″W / 51.200°N 56.753°W / 51.200; -56.753

St. Barbe is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
St. Barbe
St. Barbe
Location of St. Barbe in Newfoundland and Labrador

St. Barbe is a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located on the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland.[1]

St. Barbe is an important transportation site for the Great Northern Peninsula and the province of Newfoundland Labrador.

Geography[edit]

St. Barbe community is connected by a 28 km (17 mi) ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle to Blanc-Sablon, Quebec[2] The MV Apollo crosses daily from St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon and Labrador.

Community activities[edit]

St. Barbe is home to the region's arena. The community host 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 travelers. 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 Mountain offer incredible scenery to visiting tourists.

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