On the mainland, across from the northeastern tip of Newfoundland is Labrador. This large piece of land is one of the last great wilderness areas on earth - a colossal frontier of over 300,000 square kilometres of unspoiled land. Wildlife roam in spectacular numbers. The largest barren ground caribou herd in the world lives here, the George River Caribou Herd, over 600,000 strong. There are moose, wolves, lynx, porcupines, polar bears, whales, seals, and giant arctic hares. In is in this landscape where towering mountains, huge lakes and rivers dwarf the visions that most travelers possess. A trip to Labrador is not a run-of-the-mill vacation. It's a great adventure. For the outdoorsman, there are some of the best white water canoeing rivers, as well as thousands of square kilometres of untouched area to hike and take pictures. If you're a fool for fishing, you'll be crazy about the fish. Brook Trout tipping the scales at seven and eight pounds. The world record Ouananiche, a landlocked salmon was caught here, a 22-pound trophy. And Atlantic salmon run upwards of 20,000 fish in some of the rivers.
Winter is this region's most characteristic season. Snowmobiling, dogsledding, cross-country and downhill skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and winter camping, to say nothing of the indoor sports and activities for which there are excellent facilities. The people of Labrador are your hosts in this big-hearted place. The Innu and Inuit are Labrador's indigenous peoples. Their history dates back many centuries, and it is they who first learned how to live in this land.
For those who would like to spend some time in the area, the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and its surrounding locales offer a variety of quality accommodations to suit any taste or budget. Many of the properties listed below are members of: