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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.


Winter Souvenirs of the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

When you think of the Îles de la Madeleine, you probably imagine red cliffs, rolling green hills and sandy beaches stretching out as far as the eye can see… But this archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is just as attractive in the wintertime! Here are a few Instagram photos of the Islands in the cold season to prove it!

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Îles de la Madeleine: Sea Activities for Everyone!

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

In the Îles de la Madeleine, you are surrounded by water, so it’s no wonder there are lots of sea activities on offer to help you discover the Islands! However, since the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence can be changeable, it’s best to be accompanied by a guide to explore them. Here are a few ways to play in the water in complete safety.

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