Happy Valley-Goose Bay is Located in central Labrador at the end of Lake Melville. The population is the largest in the region with 8,109. The community was established in 1941, when the Goose Bay Air Force Base was being built. The first settlers to the area were from coastal communities that came to work with construction companies to build the Air Force Base. In more recent years the Trans-Labrador Highway was built to Labrador City and Blanc Sablon, making Goose Bay accessible by road. Goose Bay hosts an annual Regatta canoe race in August and the Labrador Winter games is held there every three years.