If you ever want to feel like you’ve traveled to another country, or even another planet, without leaving Quebec, then the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve is for you.
It is home to the largest concentration of monoliths in Canada, which are basically huge rock formations (these are made of limestone).
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The archipelago is made up of 1,000 islands and islets, which attract incredible flora and fauna. In addition to puffins, it is possible to see whales, seals and more.
Activities include island hopping on an inflatable boat, hiking, relaxing on the beach and camping or spending the night in unique accommodations such as a lighthouse inn and a teardrop “duplex”.
Note that not all activities and accommodation are currently unavailable but should start this summer.
The park is located on the North Shore so it takes around 13 hours by car, but you can also fly * to Sept-Îles or Havre-Saint-Pierre. As you can see, it’s worth the trip!
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
Price: Varies according to season, activities and accommodation
Address: 1340, rue de la Digue, Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC
Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and most of all, be respectful during your trip.
* This article has been updated.