Mary’s Harbour, Labrador is on the Trans Labrador Highway 90 km north-east of Red Bay. It’s the eastern most point of the highway. From here the road turns north-west towards Goose Bay.
The highway (Route 510) is gravel from Red Bay. Driving conditions are variable. We traveled the road in June and found it was much better than the paved road between Blanc Sablon and Red Bay. It’s been recently announced that this section of the highway is the next to be paved.
Mary’s Harbour is where you catch the ferry to go to Battle Harbour. There’s a nice ferry terminal with a parking area for people to leave their car while they are in Battle Harbour. Visiting Battle Harbour is on our wish list. We’d also like to return and spend some more time in Mary’s Harbour.
There is less than 500 people living in Mary’s Harbour and it’s surprising how much is going on. There is a large fish plant and a good sized fishing fleet. The town has a bakery, gas station and convenience store. Mona’s Place in Lodge Bay is just 9 km down the road. There’s also a medical clinic and a Mountie detachment.
There are three walking trails for tourists. Like everyplace we go in Newfoundland & Labrador, we found friendly people. The lady at the Battle Harbour ferry terminal gave us lots of information about places to check out in town.