Birch Island Boardwalk

Birch Island Road
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Phone: (709) 896-2921


Birch Island Restoration and Trail Project

Birch Island Creek flows through the centre of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, creating the Island that was one of the community’s first settlements. The Island is hugely significant to the area, both historically and ecologically, with its ample shoreline, fertile soil and endless wetlands teaming with wildlife, it holds fond memories for former residents and their families, and provides important wetlands and habitat to the region.

The Island, now uninhabited, had been left in disrepair, after years of degradation by development, wastewater discharge, illegal dumping and recreational use by motorized vehicles. In 2009, the wetland habitat on Birch Island was designated as a management unit through a municipal stewardship agreement, protecting it from future development.

Healthy Waters Labrador has taken on the restoration and transformation of Birch Island into a Wetland Conservation and Education Area, protecting the habitat and wetland ecosystem found there, and showcasing its beauty for visitors.

The Birch Island Boardwalk is an 800ha wilderness area featuring wetland, forest, beach, and the Churchill River, and offering 5 km of boardwalk, trails, viewing and rest platforms, a viewing tower, outdoor classroom for school programs and a memorial parkette honouring the families that once lived there. A top destination for recreation-seekers and nature lovers alike!

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Birch Island Boardwalk

JAG Boutique Hotel

JAG is a masterpiece within the heart and soul of St. John's. Nestled between the lively George St. West and the historic and scenic Water St., JAG is conveniently located next to major meeting venues, local shopping, live entertainment and fine dining. There’s no need to choose between nightlife and business, with JAG perfectly placed in the downtown entertainment and business hub of St. John’s, Newfoundland. JAG is rich in culture and history, and it hums with the life and vibrance of the colourful community surrounding it.  With 84 rooms adorned with the freshest of modern style and calming shades of cream with notes of grey, you’ll find both rest and inspiration here. Go on a virtual tour of the hotel here!
Enjoy 24-hour room service, a well-equipped fitness facility, and a delicious dining experience at JAG’s Exile Restaurant, with exquisite plates to tantalize your tastebuds and an embracingly warm atmosphere, you’ll find yourself on a flavour adventure here again and again. Check out Exile’s website at (
Corporate Rate
JAG is extending a rate of $159 to LNCC members that would be applicable year round for 2020! In order to avail of this rate, LNCC members must call the hotel directly at (709) 738-1524 or email [email protected] to take advantage of the rate. Members must quote "Labrador North Chamber of Commerce" at the time of booking.
For more information, please visit To obtain the corporate rate, please call 709-896-8787 or email Darian Bird at [email protected] or (709) 896-8787.

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