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Hopedale Travel Guide

Located in the North of Labrador, the mainland portion of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the town of Hopedale is the legislative capital of the Inuit Land Claims Area Nunatsiavut, and where the Nunatsiavut Assembly meets.

Hopedale has a population of roughly 625. It was founded as an Inuit settlement named Agvituk, Inuktitut for "Place of the Whales." In 1782, Moravian missionaries from Germany arrived in the area to convert the population, renaming the settlement Hopedale shortly afterward.

Visitor's attractions include the Hopedale Mission, which is still standing and thought to be the oldest wooden-frame building in Canada standing east of Quebec. As such, it was named a National Historic Site. It is currently run by the Agvituk Historical Society as a part of a museum on the history of missionaries in the area.

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Hopedale Mission National Historic Site, Hopedale
Hopedale Mission National Historic Site

The Hopedale Moravian Mission complex is a National Historic site that consists of an Interpretation Centre, church, ammunitions building and

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