Place:Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


NamePort Hope Simpson
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Port Hope Simpson, population 529 (2006), is a town located on the southeastern Labrador coast, 215 kilometres from the Quebec/Labrador border. It had its beginnings in the 1930s as a company town.

The town is serviced by a ferry connection to a nearby town of William's Harbour. It also has a small regional Port Hope Simpson Airport serviced by Air Labrador. It has a friendly, independent people with a compelling history and a priority of sustainable development in a region of unspoilt wilderness With the recent completion of the Port Hope Simpson Airport and Trans-Labrador Highway through the region, Port Hope Simpson has benefitted from an increase in tourism.

The nearby Shinneys Water Complex makes up 2,500 square kilometers of over 1,000 islands rising dramatically above sea level. These protected waters are ideal for all types of boating and the adjoining Alexis River is a popular fishing destination for Atlantic salmon.

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