When looking for a gravel adventure epic enough for an Outskirts sequel, Gus Morton settled on Canada’s Trans-Labrador Highway.

At 2,187 km, the Trans-Labrador Highway is a remote stretch of asphalt and gravel. Filmmaker Gus Morton describes it as “one of the longest, most remote gravel roads in the world”. Yet it’s probably not known, never mind familiar to many Canadians.

Four riders set out to cover the daunting distance together. While riding, they connect with each other, the land, and the Canadians they meet in towns and villages dotting the route.

“Never have I met a group of people as open, warm and welcoming at the Labradorians,” says Dan Craven, one of the four riders.
“Once again, I feel so lucky to be able to pedal my bike and see the world in slow motion – and spend time getting to know people in the best way I know how.”

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  • Sigh Fie says:

    Fantastic doc! As a resident of Goose Bay, I’m always interested in other peoples’ views and opinions of the area. Shock at the number of mosquitos and black flies is a pretty common reaction. And, for those not already accustomed to the bites, allergic reactions are not an uncommon thing.

    One really big point, though; the name of the province is “Newfoundland and Labrador”. The mainland portion of the province is Labrador, “The Big Land”, while the island portion is Newfoundland, (some people use the nickname “The Rock” ). The Labrador leg of the journey probably measured some 1250 kms or so, depending on how much additional riding the group did while in the Goose Bay area. When they took the ferry from Blanc Sablon, they were actually in the province of Quebec. The remaining leg of the trip along the west coast of Newfoundland (from Saint Barb to Port Aux Basques) would have been about 650 kms.

    None of this is to try to take anything away from the team’s accomplishments. I just think it’s important to give recognition to the folks on the island, and not misname them in any way 🙂

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