Change Islands - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 335-14
Coordinates: 49.6699° N, 54.405° W

Change Islands, settled in the 1700's, is a traditional community that hugs the shores of a narrow tickle which runs between the north and south islands. Once the main port of call for schooners sailing to the Labrador. Change Islands hides countless coves along its spectacular coastline.

Artists from around the world are attracted to this exquisite Paradise by the sea.

Change Islands is home of one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most popular songs "The Squid Jiggin' Ground" written by Change Islander A.R Scammell.

Hiking and walking trails provide spectacular views of the many coves surrounding Change Islands which some refer to as Newfoundland and Labrador's best kept secret.

Surrounding the islands is the great Atlantic Ocean with magnificent icebergs, whales, and an age old heritage of the sea.

Old salt-box style houses, root cellars, and red ochre stages and stores are maintained by islanders who are proud of their centuries old heritage. The past is alive on Change Islands.

Services on the island include, restaurant/tea room, bed and breakfast, traditional inn and cottages, gas station, grocery/convenience stores and free public internet service.

How To Get Here

Driving from St. John's and the East, take the Trans Canada Highway to Gander. Take Routes 330, 331 and 335 to the ferry at Farewell. The drive to the ferry is one hour from Gander.

Driving from Port aux Basques, Gros Morne and West, take the Trans Canada Highway to Lewisporte. Take Routes, 340, 331, and 335 to the ferry at Farewell. The drive to the ferry is 55 minutes from Lewisporte.

The scenic car ferry from Farewell to Change Island is 20 minutes.

Genealogy Information

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