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L'Île-Verte Ferry: Discover an Oasis of Peace and Tranquility
  • Île Verte Lighthouse
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L'Île-Verte Ferry: Discover an Oasis of Peace and Tranquility

Île Verte* (Green Island) is one of the very few islands of the St. Lawrence that is inhabited year-round. The island is offshore from the village of L’Isle-Verte, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.

From late April to mid-November, visitors in search of peace and tranquility can board the M/V Peter Fraser, which will take them to the island in under 30 minutes.

Depending on what you’re planning to do on the island, you can board the ferry by car, by bike or on foot.
The M/V La Peter Fraser can accommodate up to 70 passengers, 12 vehicles and 20 bicycles. It’s been in operation since 2013 and was designed and built in Québec. It is the first in North America to use a green diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system, which means no greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, since the bow and the stern are identical, the ferry doesn’t have to turn around for each trip.
Reservations are highly recommended if you want to travel with your car. The ferry schedule is dependent on the tides, so inquire about the times of departure before you set off.


Practical information

Where to board

In L’Isle-Verte
Rue du Quai
(230 km / 140 mi. east of Québec City via Highway 20 and route 132)

In Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Île Verte)
Route du Quai d’en Bas

Schedule and reservations

Visit the website* of the L’Isle-Verte–Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Île Verte) ferry. Reservations are accepted by phone only at 418-898-2843.


*French only

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Author Anne-Josée Pineau

Born in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anne-Josée Pineau loves this region and is delighted to introduce others to it. Never far from the sea, she’s fascinated by lighthouses and could live on seafood alone! On this blog, she likes to write about our regions’ unusual attractions, make your mouth water by describing local delicacies, and pique your interest by revealing some of the hidden beauty found in Québec by the Sea. In other words, she wants to provide you with lots of ideas for an unforgettable vacation!

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