Red Bay Right Whale Exhibit
When you get off the Labrador ferry at Blanc Sablon, Quebec, follow the road up the hill to Highway 138. Turn right (east) and follow 138 to the Labrador border. The highway number changes to Route 510, which is also the Trans Labrador Highway. It’s only 80 km to Red Bay, but plan on a 1.5 hour drive. The road is paved but currently (2016) most of it is in pretty rough shape.
Follow the signs to enter Red Bay. The exhibit is on your left about half way along the bay (The Basin) on your right, and is housed in the same building as the Selma Barkham Town Centre.
In a nut shell, Barkham was responsible for determining that Red Bay was the site of a Basque whaling station. This was confirmed in her first visit here in 1977, after years of dedicated research through old archives regarding the Basque Whaling Industry. Her story is fascinating and her dedication to her work was amazing.