A town at the extreme southwestern tip of Newfoundland. Home to Marine Atlantic ferry terminal which is the primary entry point onto the island of Newfoundland. But don't leave Port Aux Basques to soon, this scenic town has lots of history and things to do. Check out the tourism chalet for all the local events. Take a walk along the Scott's Cove boardwalk and you will be amazed at the stretch of sandy beaches, let the ocean air relax you. Or visit the Bruce II arena for a swim, a game of bowling, skating, or a game of curling.
Port aux Basques is the oldest of the collection of towns that make up the present-day town, which consists of Port aux Basques, Channel, Grand Bay, and Mouse Island. With a population of just over 4100, the town seems to grow each year. The main employing industries are Marine Atlantic, the hospital, the College of the North Atlantic. People here have a sense of pride in their town, they are friendly and very welcoming.
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