Located in Canada's eastern most province of Newfoundland & Labrador, North West River lies on the shores of Lake Melville, at the mouth of Grand Lake in central Labrador. This water system runs into the Atlantic Ocean, draining two-thirds of Labrador's water shed. North West River is linked to both air and water ports in Happy Valley-Goose Bay by a 33 km highway. Ferry service to and from the island of Newfoundland runs from June to November, with air service running year round with flights arriving and departing daily. Travelers can also reach NWR by road. The Trans-Labrador highway, which winds its way from Quebec across the Labrador interior, provides year round access to the Lake Melville region. It also provides one of the more scenic routes of travel. The Trans-Labrador highway to the south connects to the Island portion of the province.