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Port au Choix
Population: 789
Subregion: Igornachoix
Tel: 709-861-3409
Yes Cell phone service
Yes DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
No Town Water & Sewer Hook-up
Yes Water & sewer
Yes Campground
Yes Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
Yes Groceries
Yes Pharmacy
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The town of Port au Choix has a rich history in the fishing industry. With a large fishing fleet, a modern shrimp processing plant, federal fisheries offices, national historic site, restaurants, motel, RV park, modern recreational complex, bank, as well as other financial institutions and government services Port au Choix is a key service centre for the area. Combined with the towns of Port Saunders and Hawkes Bay the Ingornachoix Region is a major service centre for the central area of the Great Northern Peninsula.

The Port au Choix National Historic Site and the town are regarded as one of the richest archeological finds in North America. Burial sites uncovered in the town in the 1960's and 1970 are evidence of early settlers from the Maritime Archaic Indian to the Groswater and Dorset Palaeoeskimos to the recent Indians. Any visit would not be completed with out the archaeological dig at Phillip's Garden. There are other sightseeing attractions including the Pointe Riche Light Station, the local heritage museum, the French Shore treaty site, and the Ocean Choice International Fish Plant. Port au Choix still remains in close association with the sea and its cultural history.

Community and business services for Port au Choix includes a K-12 school, French Shore Academy and a public library with public internet access – Community Access Centre (9 kms south in Port Saunders). Health care is provided for the town and region at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. In addition, recreational services that are available include a ballfield, recreationalplex – arena, and community/Parks Canada trails. Other community services include a post office and fire services. A number of fishing enterprises work out of Port au Choix and their fishing stores/sheds are located along the town's three waterfronts. Business services include coffee shop, bakeries, finance company, grocery/convenience stores, beauty salons, accommodations, garages/engine repair and fish plant. Additional business services are found in the near by towns of Hawkes Bay and Port Saunders.

Any visit to the Ingornachoix Region should include a visit the traditional fishing town of Port au Choix. Visitors will enjoy a variety of business services and historical/cultural attractions.
Facilities & Services
· BMO - Bank of Montreal
Government Offices/Organizations:
· Department of Fisheries & Oceans
· NL Court House
· Parks Canada
Health Services:
· Family Medical Clinic
Museums & Heritage Facilities:
· French Rooms Cultural Centre
Recreation Facilities:
· Multipurpose Recreationplex
· Port aux Choix Softball Field
· Twin Towns Stadium
Religious Institutions:
· St. Theresa's Catholic Church
· St. Thomas Anglican Church
More Shopping:
· Accommodations
· Automotive Service
· Bakery / Coffee Shop
· Clothing: General
· Construction Services and Contractors
· Crafts and Gifts
· Finance and Insurance
· Funeral Home Services
· General Retail
· Hairdresser/Barber/Tanning Salon
· Home Furniture & Upholstery
· Legal Services
· Pharmacy/Drug Store
· Sears Canada Outlet
· Snowmobiles, ATVs & Motorcycles
· Taxi & Transportation Services
Volunteer Service Groups:
· Port Aux Choix Heritage Committee
· Port Aux Choix Police Advisory Committee
· Port aux Choix Fire Brigade
· Port aux Choix Firettes
· Port aux Choix Hockey Moms
· Port aux Choix Kinettes
· Port aux Choix Recycling Depot Committee
· Port aux Choix Women's Institute
· United Towns Lions & Lioness Club
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