Things to Know
Roads in Labrador
Labrador Coastal Drive, provincial highway Route 510, connects the communities from L'Anse au Clair to Happy Valley-Goose Bay. From Red Bay to Happy Valley-Goose Bay the road is mostly paved surface. As of the Summer 2019, 90 kms of the section south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is paved, 240kms north of Red Bay to Cartwright Junction is also paved and construction continues to widen, resurface and prepare for pavement in the remaining 210kms.
Driving Route 510
L'Anse au Clair to Red Bay
  • Distance: 77 km
  • Surface: paved

Red Bay to Lodge Bay
  • Distance: 80 km
  • Surface: paved

Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson
  • Distance: 58 km
  • Surface: paved

Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright
  • Distance: 199 km
  • Surface: paved

Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • Distance: 288 km
  • Surface: 140 kms paved, remainder unpaved (construction ongoing)
Driving Route 500
Labrador City to Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • Distance: 526 km
  • Surface: paved.
Driving Regulations
Drinking & Driving: It is a criminal offense to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Seatbelts: It is compulsory to wear seat belts in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Small children and babies must be restrained in an approved safety seat or carrier.

Cell phones: Cell phone usage is not permitted while driving a vehicle.
Gasoline Prices
Be prepared for slightly higher gasoline prices in northern and remote communities.

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