Parc national d'Anticosti

C.P. 179, 25 Chemin des Forestiers
L’Île-d’Anticosti (Quebec) Canada
G0G 2Y0

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Anticosti is not just any destination. Recognized as an exceptional territory for white-tailed deer hunting, this island is becoming more and more popular among vacationers. Its striking scenery and diversified natural environment make it the place for very exotic discoveries! For more than a century, this island located at the mouth of the St. Lawrence has been attracting salmon fishing enthusiasts to the fabulous Jupiter River. Whether you come to hunt, fish or vacation, you will fall under the island’s spell!

The history of Anticosti Island began thousands of years ago. However, it was Frenchman Henry Menier who had the most profound impact on the island’s destiny. He acquired the island in about 1895 for hunting and fishing. Several major developments occurred while it was under his charge. For instance, we owe the presence of a large population of white-tailed deer to this chocolate baron, who introduced 220 of them to the island in 1896 and 1897.

Souvenirs can be purchased in our information centres.

Opening dates

June 20 to August 30


Varies depending on the activity.


Varies depending on the activity. Purchasing your daily access pass online in advance is highly recommended:



Payment methods

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

Activities available

National Parks
Parc national d’Anticosti, Québec’s largest open-air interpretation centre, provides front-row seats to admire natural wonders of all kinds. You will be awed by the island’s exceptional scenery and rich flora and fauna.
Take off on an adventure! Discover this enchanting island through numerous self-guided hiking trails, which will take you to its various attractions. You will have front row seats for viewing the island's natural entertainment.
Wildlife Observation
Anticosti is home to over 200 bird species and about 115,000 white-tailed deer, which can be observed all over the island. In addition, a dozen species of marine mammals are found in the waters surrounding the island, including many whales and seals.
Interpretation Sites
We offer a number of interesting information and interpretation sessions at the Refuge du Phare interpretation centre located in Carleton. Also visit the Écomusée d'Anticosti, which is located in Port-Menier.
Maritime Heritage
The history of Anticosti Island began thousands of years ago. However, it was Frenchman Henry Menier who had the most profound impact on the destiny of the island.


  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Bar
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking

How to get there

Fly from Montréal, Québec City or Mont-Joli. (Inquire about our packages including airfare.)

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Parcs Québec network (Sépaq)
  • Tourisme Côte-Nord

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