Recreational Activities

There is always something to keep you busy in central Labrador in either sports or the arts. There are safe walking/bike trails woven through town for you to enjoy at your own pace.

There are also a number of recreational activities available in this region for the entire family.

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Main attractions in the area include:

Central Labrador YMCA

Central Labrador YMCA | Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay (

Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club & Hiking Trails

Grand River Snowmobile Club

Operates and maintains a network of snowmobile trails throughout the community. Monitor the GRSC website for trail conditions, trail maps, trail passes and more!

Labrador Hunting & Fishing Association

Operates a public boat launch at the main dock and a shoot range on the North West River Road.

Birch Island Restoration & Trail Project

The Town and Healthy Waters Labrador are partnering towards the completion of the Birch Island Restoration and Trail Project. The project is expected for completion in the fall of 2017.

When finished, the Birch Island area will have a scenic walking trail along the creek for residents and visitors, a dedication to the former residents of Birch Island, natural environment interpretation, town history interpretation, and an outdoor classroom to assist students in learning and understanding the importance of environmental conservation and enhancement.

The Town signed a Municipal Stewardship Agreement in 2004 with the Provincial Government to conserve wildlife habitat within the municipality and became a member of the Stewardship Association of Municipalities (SAM).