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Old 11-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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Question Best Map for Newfoundland/Labrador

looking for the best map of newfoundland/labrador & it's source.

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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Nwfld Lab Maps

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.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #3
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https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com...velGuides.aspx

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.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #4
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we stopped at the visitor centers

along the way and was able to find what we needed.... even after my GPS and aux fuse box crapped out! All was good!!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
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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).

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Old 02-08-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:50 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 02-08-2015, 04:03 PM   #8
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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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Old 02-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #9
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looking for the best map of newfoundland/labrador & it's source.

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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.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:10 AM   #10
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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.

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Old 02-09-2015, 05:34 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:14 AM   #12
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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.
http://mapart.relationalhost.com/sto...catid=1&step=4
Covers all of Atlantic Canada.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:03 AM   #13
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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.
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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 :-)
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:20 AM   #14
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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.

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Old 02-09-2015, 02:00 PM   #15
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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.
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