In late February, early March, tens of thousands of harp seals give birth to their pups on the ice surrounding the Îles de la Madeleine in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. For several weeks each year, you can participate in a seal-watching excursion with Château Madelinot to observe the whitecoats (baby seals) up close.
During the excursion, great care is taken to ensure that the seals are not unduly disturbed by the presence of visitors. Read more
Sea, land and wind: three elements that haven’t just shaped the Islands’ exceptional landscapes, but also provide settings for exciting and sometimes unusual outdoor adventures… Read more
Sea kayaking, hiking, wildlife observation, interpretive activities, etc., there’s so much to do in the maritime regions of Québec. If you have little time, but the head full of projects – whether you come in the summer or in the fall when nature puts on her most beautiful colours – a stay at a resort offering lodging and various activities is likely the perfect solution for you. Here are a few ideas. Read more
The waters of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence are renowned for their marine wildlife, especially marine mammals. While belugas and other whales are the best known, seals are also very present along the coastlines of the maritime regions of Québec. There are two seal seasons in Québec maritime, each represented by two seal species: harbour seals and grey seals in the summer, and harp seals and hooded seals in the winter. Read more
What do raw-milk cheese, a sand sculpture, a blown-glass jellyfish and smoked herring have in common? Each occupies a place of honour among the flairs and flavours of the Îles de la Madeleine. Charm, freshness and novelty join to create a special appeal that you’ll find only in the Islands. Read more
Are you looking for a different kind of adventure and are not afraid of heights? Are you ready for a new vacation experience? With the three activities suggested here, you can admire the spectacular landscape of Québec maritime from high up. Read more