Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Havre-Saint-Pierre Reception and Interpretation Centre

1010, Promenade des Anciens
Havre-Saint-Pierre (Quebec) Canada
G0G 1P0
Phone:
+418-538-3285
Phone (2):
+418-538-3331 (off season)
Fax:
+418-538-3595
Toll free:
+1-888-773-8888 / Camping reservations: 1-877-737-3783
Email:
information@canada.ca

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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.

Reservations are strongly recommended for campsites or oTENTik tents. 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.

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, pick up your oTENTik 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!


Opening dates

June to September (contact the park for exact dates and times)


Room capacity

36 campsites on six different islands in the Mingan Archipelago
6 oTENTik tents on Quarry Island


Cost

Single Occupancy Campsites: $15.70/night. Group camping (min. 12 people): $4.90/person/night. oTENTik tent (max. 6 people): $120/night. Fire permit: $8.80/night. Park entrance fees: $5.80/adult, $4.90/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.

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Types of lodging offered

Campgrounds
Do you want to spend some time in nature? Come and stay in one of our 36 campsites, located on six of the islands in the archipelago. A truly unique dream getaway!
Lighthouses
You can also enjoy 4-star eco-friendly accommodations in the heart of a light station, spending the night in one of the historic buildings found on charming Île aux Perroquets.
Unusual Accommodations
Are you looking for a hassle-free glamping experience? The oTENTik tents on Quarry Island have been designed with you in mind! A cross between a regular tent and a rustic cabin, an oTENTik tent offers a unique blend of homey comfort and outdoor adventure. Accommodating up to 6 people, each tent is furnished, heated and lit and comes with an oTENTik kit containing all the cooking equipment you need to prepare your own food.


Services

On site

  • Panoramic lookout

Outdoor equipment

  • Tables
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Fire pit
  • Firewood for sale

On-site activites

  • Interpretation
  • Wildlife observation
  • Observation of marine mammals
  • Beach
  • 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.

Click here for more details on how to get to the park reserve.

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.

Click here for a list of maritime transport services recognized by Parks Canada.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Parks Canada network
  • Tourisme Côte-Nord
  • Corporation de l'île aux Perroquets
  • Rendez-Vous Minganie

Distinction

  • Winner of a regional Québec Tourism Award for the oTENTik tents (2014)

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