Parc de Gros-Cap

74, chemin du Camping
L'Étang-du-Nord (Quebec) Canada
G4T 3P2
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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 and expeditions are also available. In the evening, relax for the night in the Gros-Cap hostel.

Excursions: The Islands from another angle!
An easy activity that is perfect for novice kayakers. Online 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.

Other details

  • Sea kayaking: 14 people per excursion
  • SUP: 8 paddle boards available for rent

Opening dates

June to September


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 minimum number of participants)


Sea kayaking: $54 and SUP rental: $35



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.


  • 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

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