Nain - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 500

The Town of Nain, Labrador, was established in 1771 by Moravian Missionaries and is the northernmost community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nain is about 230 air miles north of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Most of the 1000 residents are Inuit, whose ancestors have lived in the area for 7000 years. The Inuit practice a traditional lifestyle that is virtually unchanged from that of their ancestors.

Hunting and fishing still form the basic economy as evidenced by the lines of drying Arctic char and trout, or by bear, seal and caribou skins tacked to sides of buildings or stretched on frames to dry.

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