Rigolet - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 500

Rigolet, with a population of 334, has a long and prosperous history of fur trapping and fishing. Until recent years, the community maintained a brisk trade with Hudson Bay Company which established a trading post there in 1787.

Because of its strategic location on the narrow channel where Lake Melville meets the Labrador Sea, the community was the site of a military installation during World War II, established for the protection of the inland waterway to the Goose Bay Air Base.

Except for this brief period life has not changed a great deal in Rigolet.

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