For a unique experience, a stay at the Maisons du Phare de l’Île Verte is a must. Sleep peacefully beneath a beacon that has been quietly sweeping over the St. Lawrence for over 200 years. The Île Verte Lighthouse, which is located on the north side of the island, offers you an opportunity to commune with the St. Lawrence. Hike and relax on the island as you enjoy the sea air, shifting winds, sounds of the waves and wildlife: whales (including belugas), seals and seabirds.
Located 2 km (1 mi.) from the wharf, the lightkeeper’s house and the assistant lightkeeper’s house are available for weekly rentals. Each room has been given a name that evokes the history of the light station and contains period photos and an explanatory text. Groups of friends, colleagues or family members can rent one or both houses. Each is equipped with a full kitchen, which you can use to prepare meals, but make sure to pack your own food as there are no grocery stores on the island. (There are several restaurants and a fish store, however.) Enjoy a unique stay on this island!
The former garage has been turned into a multifunctional room that is equipped for small training or reflection groups.
Establishment number: 084210
Mid-June to mid-September 2021
2 rental houses with 4 rooms each
CostSingle Occupancy Lightkeeper’s house: $2500/week (taxes not included); assistant lightkeeper’s house: $2300/week (taxes not included)
- Travelers Cheque
Types of lodging offered
Included in rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Hair dryer
- Internet access
- Bicycle rental
- Shuttle to wharf
- Panoramic lookout
- Reception/meeting/conference room(s)
- Free outdoor parking
- Group rates
- Wildlife observation
- Observation of marine mammals
- Bike path
- Sea nearby
- Hiking trails
How to get there
To get to the island, you will need to take a ferry. Crossings depend on the tides; check the schedule here: www.traverseileverte.quebec (in French only).
Take Route 132 or Highway 20 to the municipality of L’Isle-Verte, which is 20 km (12 mi.) east of Rimouski. From Route 132, turn on Rue du Quai to get to the wharf.
Before leaving for the island, make sure to stock up on what you need in the village of L’Isle-Verte by going to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank machine, gas station, etc., since there are no such services on Île Verte.
Extend your stay by spending a few days in L’Isle-Verte. A heritage itinerary will introduce you to the history of this village, which used to be the county seat of Kamouraska. Find out more at the tourism information bureau.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
- Tourisme Rivière-du-Loup
- Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park Discovery Network
- Québec Tourism Industry Corporation (CITQ)
- Awarded the Jury Favourite Prize at the Québec Tourism Awards for Bas-Saint-Laurent (2013)