Parc de Gros-Cap

74, chemin du Camping
L'Étang-du-Nord (Quebec) Canada
G4T 3P2
Toll free:

Show on map


Parc de Gros-Cap is the place to kayak in the Islands. Easily accessible via our beach, the coastline around Gros-Cap is dotted with cliffs and well-known caves as well as being protected from prevailing winds. We offer kayaking equipment and activities for all tastes! Excursions, expeditions and training are also available. In the evening, relax for the night in our youth hostel.

Excursions: The Islands from another angle!
An easy activity that is perfect for novice kayakers. Registration and departure from the Gros-Cap site. We also offer excursions in other sectors such as Belle-Anse and Île aux Goélands (Gull Island), depending on weather conditions.

Expeditions: Discoveries guaranteed!
For two days or more, enjoy life at another rhythm and experience what makes these islands so exceptional. Leave your usual routine behind and experience an unforgettable adventure. We leave with small groups of 3 to 6 guests to maintain a personalized feel. Customized expeditions: all equipment is provided, along with good meals and snacks, a qualified guide and transportation. Ratio of one guide per 6 people for maximum safety and enjoyment.

Kayaking course accredited by the FQCK!
Why not learn a new skill during your vacation? We offer you the opportunity to enjoy a course accredited by the Québec Canoe and Kayak Federation (FQCK) in a unique natural setting. Friendly atmosphere; course is adapted to participants' skill levels.

Other details

  • Sea kayaking: 14 people per excursion
  • Trimaran sailing: 3 people per boat, maximum 9 people per excursion
  • SUP: paddle boards available for rent

Opening dates

June to September; open year-round for groups


Excursions: Daily at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions and the number of participants (departures vary depending on demand and minimum number of participants)


From $30 to $160, depending on the activity



Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cheque  Cheque
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking and sailing excursions. Departures from the park. Excursions are also offered in other sectors depending on weather conditions. Certified guides, proper supervision to ensure client safety, recently purchased kayaks.
Sea Excursions
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is now available at Parc de Gros-Cap! Come and discover the landscapes of the Îles de la Madeleine by paddle boarding along our enchanting red cliffs.
Wind Sports
Our sailing excursions are supervised by well-trained instructors in order to offer safe and fun ecotourism outings around the park.


  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking

How to get there

From the Cap-aux-Meules ferry (4 km/2.5 mi.): Turn left on the main road (Route 199). At the second set of lights, turn left on Chemin Gros-Cap and drive for another 2 km (1 mi.), then turn left on the campground road.

From the airport (18 km/11 mi.): At the end of the airport road, turn right on the main road (Route 199). Remain on this road through Cap-aux-Meules. At the second traffic light, turn left on Chemin Gros-Cap and drive for another 2 km (1 mi.), then turn left on the campground road.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ)
  • Camping Québec
  • Bienvenue cyclistes!–certified (offers bike-friendly services)
  • Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine

Ask for more information