Labrador West is a strategic distribution center providing dependable and economical delivery of goods and services throughout Labrador and is positioned to play a growing role in servicing Canada's north.
The opening of Route 389 in 1986, connected the region to Baie Comeau, Quebec and the rest of the North American highway network.
In 1992, Route 500 (Trans Labrador Highway) connected Labrador West to Churchill Falls and to the Happy Valley Goose Bay's seasonal port facilities in central Labrador. Supplies that were previously shipped throughout Labrador by rail, air and boat are now trucked through Labrador West for destinations throughout Labrador twelve months of the year.
In 2005, the Trans Quebec Labrador Highway (Routes 389 & 500 series) was included as part of the National Highway system.
As construction and upgrades continue, connecting Labrador West to the coast of Labrador, Labrador West's role will become even more significant as a distribution center. Currently, up to forty tractor trailers arrive in Labrador West daily.
The Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway, the only railway within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, connects Labrador West to Sept-Iles and Schefferville, Quebec. The railway transports iron ore products and quartz to year round ports of Port Cartier and Port Noire, Quebec as well as provides passenger and freight service.
Commercial air service connects Labrador West to St. John's, NF and Montreal, Quebec, twelve months of the year, seven days a week. Labrador West has been designated as a pickup point by the Voisey's Bay Nickel Company for their fly-in/fly-out operation.
As the focus of an effective transportation network, Labrador City~Wabush is your major link to a vibrant and diversifying economy throughout all of Labrador and Northern Quebec.
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