Red Bay Basque Festival, this week
Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada
Come Celebrate Red Bay’s World Heritage Site Designation!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Celebrate Parks Day at Red Bay! Starting at 2 p.m., our guided experience on Saddle Island: “Echoes from the Past.” An interpreter in period costume will take you on a guided walk through the remains of the Basque whaling station on the island. Hear stories of 16th century Red Bay, sit and chat with a whaler, and listen to local musicians.
Red Bay’s Come Home Year
July 20-27, 2014
Join the town for a week of events as they welcome back family and friends.
UNESCO Plaque Unveiling and Flag Raising Ceremony
July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Parks Canada Visitor Reception Centre, Reception to follow: Town of Red Bay Waterfront Building Join us for an evening concert at the Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Red Bay Basque Festival
July 25-27, 2014
Celebrate the historic connections between Red Bay Labrador and the Basque Country! Enjoy Basque food, interpretation activities, guided walks, storytelling, music, and local entertainment.
News release: Canada welcomes newest UNESCO World Heritage Site
Backgrounder: Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Labrador
Backgrounder: Canada’s World Heritage Family
Fact sheet: The Basque Vessels of Red Bay
Fact sheet: Whale Oil was a Rare and Highly Prized Commodity
UNESCO website: Red Bay Basque Whaling Station