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3 Good Reasons to Visit the Îles de la Madeleine in the Winter

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

A popular summer destination, the Îles de la Madeleine archipelago is as exciting a place to visit in the winter. Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the region is accessible by plane or by ferry (from Souris, Prince Edward Island). Here are three good reasons to experience the Islands during the cold season!

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A Whitecoat Photo Safari in the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Anne Pélouas

From late February to mid-March, visitors can go on a helicopter excursion to enjoy a unique experience among the whitecoats. Bundled up in winter survival suits, we found ourselves in the magical world of baby seals, which are absolutely irresistible in their icy cradles.

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Seals of the St. Lawrence

   |   By Jean-Pierre Sylvestre

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.

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