From Blanc Sablon, you can visit Quebec’s Lower North Shore. Quebec Route 138 runs west for 70 km and ends at Vieux Fort, QC. You can also go east a few km and you are in Labrador. You can now cross Labrador on the Trans Labrador Highway all the way to Labrador City, which is 1,125 km by road from Blanc Sablon.
We took the ferry from St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon and returned 10 days later in June 2016. We took our truck and 5th wheel trailer. We made reservations in advance over the phone with Labrador Marine. The ferry was full both ways. With the completion of the Labrador Highway and the Muskrat Falls hydro project, there is lots of truck traffic.
When you make your reservation, they take a small deposit with your credit card. You pick up your tickets and pay for them at the ferry office in either Blanc Sablon or St. Barbe. You should get there an hour or two before scheduled departure. In St. Barbe the ticket office is at the Dockside Motel. In Blanc Sablon it’s in a large grey building part way down the hill, just before the ferry dock.