Labrador Interpretation Centre



At the Labrador Interpretation Centre, you’ll discover the founding peoples of Labrador—Innu, Inuit, NunatuKavut Inuit and Settlers. Here, you will explore the lifeways and history of Labrador’s Indigenous peoples from the past into today. 

The permanent exhibition The Past is Where We Come From combines voices, art and artifacts from each of our cultures. The exhibition is presented in Inuktitut, Innu-aimun and English.

Special events and temporary exhibitions are presented each year.









Eldred Allen: Resemblance
September 2023-October 2024

Eldred Allen's portraits of Elders in Rigolet reach beyond mere documentation—they embody an entire community. With profound respect for each subject, Allen's compassionate and elegant images serve as a timeless record for future generations. Started in 2019, this ongoing portrait project shares the Elders' stories, portraying the foundations of families, the beauty of a tight-knit community and the profound importance of preserving cherished heritage.


Eldred Allen is a photographer from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. He is known for his expansive landscapes and wildlife scenes that elevate ordinary subject matter. Allen's work was featured in the September 2019 online exhibition "Looking Down From Up" by Gallery 44 in collaboration with "Inuit Art Quarterly," followed by his inclusion in "Nunatsiavut: Our Beautiful Land," which opened at La Guilde in Montréal, QC in October 2019. He also had images featured in "Chromatik" at La Guilde, "Regeneration" at the Bonavista Biennale, NL in 2021 and "INUA" at Qaumajuk at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, MB in 2021. Allen was shortlisted as a 2021 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award finalist.

Image Credit: Detail of “John Michelin” (2019), digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.


Contact Information


2 Portage Road, North West River in Labrador


Hours of Operation
Open April 29, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays & July 1 (Canada Day): 12 pm - 4:30 pm 

Admission is free. Fees apply to some special events. To find out about temporary exhibitions and events, or to book a tour, call (709) 497-8566.

Telephone: (709) 497-8566

Mailing Address
Labrador Interpretation Centre
P.O. Box 389 
North West River, NL A0P 1M0

Practices and Policies   

Scent Free 
The use of scented products is to be avoided, in order to provide employees and visitors with a healthy and safe environment. The use of scented products has the potential to create an unsafe environment for our employees and visitors due to the associated serious health risks. 

Brief cases, backpacks and oversized bags are not permitted. Please check with staff if you need clarification.

Eating & Drinking
Food and beverages are not permitted in exhibition spaces. This is enforced to protect our collections and items on display.

Cell Phones
The use of cellular phones is not permitted in exhibition spaces. 

No Smoking
This is a smoke free building.

Admire – But Don’t Touch (in most cases)
Please do not touch the artifacts or artwork on display, except where clearly permitted.

Children are welcome. For their safety and to protect the items on display, we ask that children under 12 be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Please refrain from shouting, running and rowdy behaviour that might interfere with other visitors’ experiences or result in injury.

Fire/Emergency Alarms
In the event of an alarm, please prepare to exit, following any instructions provided by staff. If you require assistance, please ask the nearest staff person.