Off the Gaspésie, the Bonaventure Island has an ornithological reserve where puffins and cormorants live, amongst others. In August and September, whales and other marine mammals occupy the Saint Lawrence estuary. Hudson Bay is the land of the polar bear, while fishermen will find magnificent salmon on the approaches to the Anticosti Island.
The reserve, which covers an area of some 445 acres, is made up of the islands of Prés, Sapins, Chardons, and Arseneault, and is home to a very wide selection of aquatic birds.© Philippe Renault / Hoa Qui
The residents of Bonaventure are known as the Cayens and the majority of them are of Acadian origin.© MTOQ - Claude Parent, Paul Hurteau