Nature lovers should not be able to miss the Madeleine Islands. Located more than 120 miles off the coasts of Gaspésie, this archipelago consisting of a dozen islands offers huge sandy beaches, red sandstone cliffs and very picturesque and colourful wooden houses. Only seven islands are inhabited, but they all shelter a lot of animals such as seals, cormorants and piping plovers, which are an endangered species. The beaches are gorgeous, and despite the presence of the wind, very inviting for a swim in the summer.
There are several ways to get to the Magdalen Islands by boat. A daily connection with the town of Souris and weekly ones with Montreal and Chandler.© MTOQ - Louise Mondoux
A haven of peace where nature reigns, the Magdalen Islands are ideal for fans of hiking but also those who like to do nothing!© MTOQ - Louise Mondoux
The islands linked to one another are Grande-Entrée, Grosse Île, Loups, Havre aux Maisons, Cap aux Meules, and Havre Aubert.© MTOQ - Louise Mondoux
These two rather large islands are some distance from the other islands and are accessible by boat. The first one is inhabited, the second one isn't.© MTOQ - Claude Parent, Paul Hurteau
The Magdalen Islands benefit from a mild and sunny climate in summer and in winter the sea air keeps the cold from setting in.© MTOQ - Louise Mondoux