The best way to make the most of your visit to the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve is to spend a night in the park! Parks Canada offers options for all tastes and comfort levels. Camping enthusiasts can stay on one of the six islands offering wilderness campsites. If you have your own equipment, all you need to do is choose the island of your dreams: Île Nue de Mingan, Grande Île, Quarry Island, Niapiskau Island, Île du Havre or Île à la Chasse. Each has its own unique and enchanting features. If you prefer glamping, you will be enchanted by the oTENTik tents available on Quarry Island, while if you are looking for 4-star accommodations, you can stay in the light station on Île aux Perroquets.
Are you looking for something a bit more unusual? As of 2020, stay in the park’s new Ôasis units. Make it a memorable family experience or romantic getaway in a teardrop-shaped unit with a convertible table/bed on the main level and a suspended hammock loft above.
Reservations are strongly recommended for campsites, oTENTik tents or Ôasis units. Reserve online via www.reservation.pc.gc.ca ($11 booking fee) or call 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) ($13.50 booking fee).
Don’t miss the boat! Since all our campsites are on islands, it is a good idea to reserve your crossing with one of the maritime transport services recognized by Parks Canada.
On the morning of your departure, pick up your camping permit in one of our reception and interpretation centres. If you are staying in an oTENTik tent or Ôasis unit, pick up your kit at the Havre-Saint-Pierre Reception and Interpretation Centre (housed in the Portail Pélagie-Cormier Building).
Come and enjoy an unforgettable nature getaway in the Mingan Archipelago!
June to September (contact the park for exact dates and times)
- 36 campsites on six different islands in the Mingan Archipelago
- 6 oTENTik tents on Quarry Island
- New in 2020: 6 Ôasis units (3 Île du Havre and 3 on Grande Île)
CostSingle Occupancy Campsites: $16.05/night | Group camping (min. 12 people): $5.01/person/night | oTENTik tent (max. 6 people): $122.64/night | Ôasis (2 adults and 2 children): $122.54/night | Fire permit: $8.80/night | Park entrance fees: $5.90/adult, $5/senior (65+), free for children under 18. Use the links above for more information about maritime service transport or a stay in the light station.
- American Express
Types of lodging offered
- Panoramic lookout
- Free outdoor parking
- Outdoor fireplace
- Fire pit
- Firewood for sale
- Wildlife observation
- Observation of marine mammals
- Sea nearby
- Hiking trails
How to get there
To drive to the park reserve, take Route 138 (the Whale Route) to the gateway to the Mingan Archipelago. This drive will take you through some of the beautiful villages found in the Minganie region.
The region is also accessible by plane, via the Havre-Saint-Pierre or Sept-Îles airport. If you land in Sept-Îles, you will need to rent a vehicle or take the bus from there.
Several boat operators offer service to Havre-Saint-Pierre. Enjoy being rocked by the sea as you explore various ports along the St. Lawrence during short stops.
Once you arrive in the Minganie region, 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)