Transportation and Works

Goose Bay - Rigolet - Cartwright - Black Tickle - Ports North To Nain

NOTICE: Effective at the start of the 2016 season, a set operating window of 169 days has been implemented for the North Coast passenger and freight services. The passenger service via the MV Northern Ranger will end on December 10, 2016, and the freight service via the MV Astron will end on December 12, 2016.

Ferry Schedule:  

Updates and additional service notes can be found on the Marine Services dashboard at

Vessel: MV Northern Ranger


MV Northern Ranger: Passengers: 131

Ferry Route:

Crossing Times:

Goose Bay to Rigolet 6.5 hours (167 km) 

Rigolet to Makkovik 11.5 hours (274 km)

Makkovik to Postville  3 hours (69 km) 

Postville to Hopedale 5 hours (132 km)

Hopedale to Natuashish  4.5 hours (102 km)

Natuashish to Nain 5.5 hours (133 km)

Rigolet to Cartwright 6 hours (165 km)

Cartwright to Black Tickle 4.5 hours (113 km)



Contact Us:


Nunatsiavut Marine Inc.
Tel: 1-855-896-2262 (within Canada)
Tel: 1-709-896-2262 (outside Canada)


Marine Services Branch

Department of Transportation and Works
Tel: 1-888-638-5454

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM (NST)



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