Forteau

Location

Forteau is located on the Southeast coast of Labrador, near the Quebec border.

History

Forteau Bay has a long history of occupation by Native peoples and, during the historic period, by French, Jersey and English fishermen. Forteau was established as a fishing village by a Jersey merchant, DeQuettville, in 1774. Jersey and Guernsey Islanders settled in Forteau on the western side of the bay and at Buckle's Point, while a group from Devonshire, England settled at English Point on the eastern side of the bay.

Climate

Forteau experiences cold winters and warm - cool summers. The coldest months are January and February and the warmest month is August.

Other Things of Interest

There are approximately 25 businesses in Forteau. They include wholesale, retail, woodworking shop, beauty parlor, restaurant, and cabins.