The Harbour

Another Warm Welcome Offered by Battle Harbour

Welcome to the crown jewel of the Battle Islands – Battle Harbour, a timeless maritime treasure steeped in history and brimming with rustic charm. Established in the late 18th century, the mercantile salt fish premises at Battle Harbour have stood as a testament to the island's resilience and endurance. For over two centuries, these historic buildings have weathered the storms of time, surviving changes in ownership and economic fortunes to emerge as iconic landmarks of the region.
As you wander through the quaint streets and alleys of Battle Harbour, you'll be transported back to a bygone era. The architecture, with buildings dating back over 200 years, exudes an air of rustic simplicity and timeless elegance. Each structure tells a story, a testament to the island's rich maritime heritage.

Battle Harbour isn't just a collection of old buildings – it's a living, breathing museum where history comes to life before your eyes. Fully restored to their original condition, the buildings serve as windows into the past, offering a glimpse of life in a bustling maritime town centuries ago.

As you explore the harbour, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of the island's residents – the living embodiment of Battle Harbour's rich history. These locals, who still call the island home, are eager to share their stories and experiences, offering insights into the daily life and traditions of generations past.

From the picturesque harbour to the charming residences and outbuildings, Battle Harbour invites you to embark on a journey of discovery. Wander at your own pace, soak in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history that envelops every corner of this enchanting island.
National Historic Site
Throughout its history, the district's architecture and layout reflect the ambiance of 19th and early 20th-century fishing outports of Newfoundland and Labrador, offering a poignant glimpse into the region's maritime heritage.
Cultural Landscape
Battle Harbour comprises a diverse array of historical, architectural, and natural features that collectively narrate its maritime heritage. With its charming fishing village layout and meticulously preserved buildings and structures from the 19th and early 20th centuries
Rich in History
Battle Harbour thrived as a pivotal center for the cod fishing industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries, bustling with fishing operations, processing facilities, and trade, supported by a diverse workforce including merchants, fishermen, and tradespeople.