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Discussion in 'Americas' started by kneeslider, Nov 2, 2010.
looking for the best map of newfoundland/labrador & it's source.
The Newfoundland - Labrador Tourist Bureau has good maps of the province, and they're free. Your should be able to request one by email or a call to their toll free number. Shouldn't be to difficult to find their contact info.
It's a beautiful province & well worth the trip.
Takes about 2 weeks to arrive. Maps are available everywhere you go there too, seems the tourist board distributes them to hotels, gas stations, restaurants, whatever.
along the way and was able to find what we needed.... even after my GPS and aux fuse box crapped out! All was good!!!
All the Canadian provinces I've been to have plenty of visitor centers with free, high-quality maps (in some cases, such as the Gaspé peninsula, they even have regional maps with greater detail than the provincial maps).
I've been trying to find road maps (paper ones) that cover the entire Trans Labrador Highway and also Rt 389 in Quebec from Baie-Comeau to the Labrador line. I just tried ordering a Labrador map from the visitor's bureau but not sure what I'll get. I can't find the same source for Quebec. Can I expect to finf these maps when I enter Quebec and Labrador? I'd love to have the maps now since I'm an old dog and like paper maps. Can anybody advise me? Thanks!
I carried the provincial map when I rode Labrador. There was also a map and mileage chart at the visitors center in Baie Comeau, if memory serves, that were useful.
Don't know what you're riding but don't forget to check the ATV trail map box on the bureau site! Amazing riding up there.
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Don't waste your money on a map. I bought a map for my trip, and was stunned to find that the free one given out at any of the tourist info centers was superior to the one I paid for!
Order one online for free, or pick one up when you arrive.
I didn't ride any real side trips off the main road, so I ended up never even looking at the map I got from the visitors center. There's one main road, and if you follow it there aren't many opportunities to get lost. Everybody asked me about my map, which struck me as funny once I'd ridden a bit of the highway.
Every time we stopped and pulled a map out up there in NL locals would stop to see if they could assist and chat us up. Nicest folks anywhere I have ever seen.
Comments above are correct tourist road maps are everywhere: on the ferry or at the visitors centers right off the ferry and there are relatively few roads.
I agree with the others above. For Labrador, there's really only 1 road anyway...it would be hard to get lost without really trying.
However, I have this atlas (an older edition)...its very detailed and good for planning.
Covers all of Atlantic Canada.
I know that there's only one road but I still want a map. It's useful for planning and for other things, such as how far to go, what's the name of that lake, perspective of where I am in relation to the whole, etc, etc. And as John mentioned, just stop by the side of a road in Canada, pull out a map, and you instantly have somebody stopping to help. I can't get over the friendliness of the Canadian people (well, maybe not Quebec).
Well, I tried ordering a couple maps from the tourism departments so we'll see what I get. I do have a Nav V but I'm not very GPS savy. Usually I sit in my campsite in the evening, pull out a map, and plan the next days route on a plain piece of paper that I stick in my tank bag window. I do have a R1200GS but it's not a dirt bike so I'll stick to the roads
I'm with you on the joys of a tactile map in-hand. The GPS is great for many things, but there is something comforting about holding a map.
The real Newfoundland and Labrador exists not on the Trans Lab/Trans Canada. It is at its finest on the coastal routes. For this the NL government maps are free and work well. Take some sideroads.
And if you are stopped with a map someone will check to see if you need anything.
We look after each other.
I stopped to consult a map trying to determine how far to the next town and gas. A van stops and the young man asks if he can assist in any way. I tell him I am wondering where the next gas station is and the next thing I know he is pulling out a jerry can and offering to top off my bike.
Maybe you remember me but I've been trying to get to Newfoundland for the last two years. I MUST and WILL get to Newfoundland this summer and that takes priority over everything else. But I recently got this brainstorm to loop through Labrador before heading to Newfoundland. I'd like at least 3 weeks on the rock and have every intention on taking side roads and coastal routes.
If you're talking about Canada I fully believe it!
Yes we were heading to Canso NS from Halifax following the coast.