Do you love nature, the outdoors and fresh air? There is nothing like a stay in the Mingan Archipelago to recharge your batteries! The park reserve is made up of about 20 main islands as well as a string of beautiful granitic islets.
Hiking, picnics and camping will give you the opportunity to make the most of what the islands have to offer. You can also enjoy boat or sea kayaking excursions as well as stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the park reserve.
Admire and photograph the archipelago’s unusual limestone monoliths, which have been sculpted by the sea, as well as two light stations, rare plants and astonishing birds. Several islands offer boardwalks, marked trails, shelters, picnic areas and more. Follow your guide to find out more!
Most maritime transport services are in operation from June to September; however, some are open before and/or after this period. Opening dates and times as well as itineraries are subject to change at the beginning and end of the season.
ScheduleVaries depending on the service
Cost$6.50/adult, $5.50/senior (65+), free for children (under 18). Additional fees apply to some services. Free admission to exhibitions.
ReservationsRecommended (note that maritime transport services are offered by private companies recognized by Parks Canada)
- American Express
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Free parking
How to get there
By car: To drive to the park reserve, take Route 138 to Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan or Havre-Saint-Pierre, the gateways to the Mingan Archipelago. This drive will also take you through some of the beautiful villages found in the Minganie area.
By plane: You can also fly to the region via the airports in Havre-Saint-Pierre or Sept-Îles. If you land in Sept-Îles, you will need to rent a vehicle or take the bus from there.
By boat: Several boat operators offer transportation from Rimouski or the Lower North Shore to Havre-Saint-Pierre. Enjoy being rocked by the waves and exploring various ports along the St. Lawrence during short stops along the way.
Once you have arrived in the Minganie area, there are several options for travelling by boat or water taxi to the islands, with daily departures from Havre-Saint-Pierre and Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan. Inquire directly from the companies to find out their schedules.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Parks Canada network
- Tourisme Côte-Nord
- Corporation de l'île aux Perroquets
- Escale Havre-Saint-Pierre
- Winner of a regional Québec tourism award for their oTENTik tents (2014)