Postville Population: 195
Postville is a town steeped in trapping and trading history. First known as "The Post" because of the Hudson Bay Company trading post located in the area, Inuit families would trade in the area throughout the fall, winter, and spring before returning to coastal camps for summer fishing. The Post was renamed to 'Postville' in the 1940s by a pastor that helped establish the town by building a school and a church in the area.

The view of the bay is inspiring from any vantage point. Whether you're taking a stroll along the boardwalk or relaxing at the gazebo, Kaipokok Bay surrounds you. For those that want to go higher, explore the views from Post Hill, 1,500 feet up. Hear the rush of water in the fast-flowing rivers. Smell the freshness of the abundant forests, and witness black bears, foxes, wolves, caribou, and moose in their home environments. Some of the finest rivers for Atlantic salmon are found in the area, and there are great resources to learn about salmon conservation efforts at the nearby English River Counting Fence.

The annual Fun in the Sun event is a great way to feel the energy in the community. With days full of barbequing and games, it is an exciting time to visit Postville. For a quieter day, take a picnic out to Sandy Point and spend some time on the beach. If you're there in the spring, bring your net and catch some capelin that come right up into the shallows in numbers so large they can't be counted.

Things to see and do

  • Walk along the boardwalk and have a picnic at Sandy Point
  • Walk to the gazebo for a breathtaking view of the Bay
  • Join local fishermen for a day at Joe Setter's Cove
  • Take part in the annual Fun in the Sun event during the summer
Did you know?

Postville is a snowmobile access point for the rest of Nunatsiavut during the winter months through the Labrador Winter Trail system.

Accommodation and dinning
Contact Information
Postville Inuit Community Government
Shirley Goudie
20 Kaipokok Drive, P.O. Box 74
Postville, NL
A0P 1N0

Phone number: 709-479-9898