Brador

This village is a part of the Municipality of Blanc-Sablon (with Blanc-Sablon and Lourdes de Blanc-Sablon) since 1990. This is the smallest of the three villages.  Inhabitants of Brador are mostly fishermen and speak English.

Brador is mainly composed of family homes. The architecture in Brador, as well as in the other 2 villages, is not extraordinary, but still is nice.  It is not like in the Northern Quebec, where all the houses are the same shape. Houses and buildings are constructed to resist to strong winds, and are warm enough, due to our cold winters. Nearby, one can find the Brador falls.


Brador falls

Lourdes de Blanc-Sablon

This village is a part of the Municipality of Blanc-Sablon (with Blanc-Sablon and Brador) since 1990.  This is the most important of the three villages, population and services wise.


Streetnames, although most people know their way using something else.. "In front of M. Walsh's house is the..."!

There is in Lourdes de Blanc-Sablon, sometimes also named Long Point, there is approximately 800 inhabitants.  The community is both English and French speaking.

A few of the many shops and services found in this community are: hospital (Centre de Sante de la Basse Cote Nord), bank with ATM (Desjardins), fire departement, police station (Surete du Quebec), radio (CFBS FM), school (Mgr-Scheffer), public Internet access, City Hall (for the 3 villages), restaurant (Pizza Delight), airport, weather station, grocery store, church, etc.

Blanc-Sablon

This village is a part of the Municipality of Blanc-Sablon (with Lourdes de Blanc-Sablon and Brador) since 1990.

Blanc-Sablon, is a lively community adjoining the Labrador border. For years, people argued over this village. Labrador and Quebec both wanted it a part of their province! In 1927 the dispute was finally resolved by the British Privy Council.   Blanc-Sablon is mainly English speaking.

Ferries from Quebec (Relais Nordik) and Newfoundland stop here to bring goods and link the villages to the world.


A whale at sunset

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