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Îles de la Madeleine

A green archipelago surrounded by white-sand beaches and red cliffs, the windswept Îles de la Madeleine exert a magnetic attraction. Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Islands are ideal for wind and sea sports. Fish and seafood abound in local restaurants, including the renowned Island lobster.

The natural beauty of the archipelago also inspires the many talented local artisans who create unique works of art for you to take home.

The Islands offer a contrasting but just as lovely scene in the winter. Offering unusual activities such as paraskiing and seal pups observation, it is also possible to discover the archipelago while hiking or snowshoeing.

To plan your trip, check our Îles de la Madeleine section.

 

5 Surprising Facts about the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Home to landscapes of red cliffs, green hills and golden beaches, the Îles de la Madeleine fascinate, intrigue and attract, summer after summer, numerous vacationers seeking a change of pace and scenery. Here are five facts about the archipelago that are may surprise you.

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5 Confirmed Facts about the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

I was recently lucky enough to visit the Îles de la Madeleine for the first time. After hearing so much about this region, I must admit that my expectations were high… and I wasn’t disappointed! Here are 5 facts about the Islands that I can confirm are true now that I’ve been there.

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The Lighthouses of the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Nathalie Katinakis

What would island life be like without lighthouses, those majestic maritime guardians that dot the coast? In the Îles de la Madeleine, they have been part of the landscape since the 19th century and have prevented many shipwrecks off this archipelago in the middle of the perilous Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Top 3: Your Photos of National Parks and Natural Sites on Instagram

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Nature and wide-open spaces are featured in many travel photos taken in the maritime regions of Québec. This isn’t surprising, since our regions boast lots of beautiful scenery! We recently put out a call for your Instagram photos in our newsletter and on social media: here then is our selection of the top three photos of national parks and natural sites taken in our regions.

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