This cluster of untouched islands off Rivière-du-Loup is part of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Protected by Société Duvetnor, these islands provide shelter for colonies of seabirds and seals and are a great place to observe belugas. Two of the islands are open to the public: Pot à l'Eau-de-Vie (Brandy Pot) Island, with its completely restored historic lighthouse, and Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island).
Societé Duvetnor offers several types of sea excursions aboard safe and comfortable boats. An interpreter guide will provide commentary on the species observed, whether they are belugas, seals or birds. All our sea excursions are very educational!
Take advantage of the excursion to Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island) to roam its hiking trails, which are as charming as the island itself. Île aux Lièvres offers over 45 km (30 mi.) of trails in a protected, unspoiled habitat. You can also opt to spend one or several nights on the island at Auberge du Lièvre.
June to late September (visit the website for exact dates)
ScheduleVaries depending on the tides, activity or duration of stay
CostVaries depending on the activity or duration of stay
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Restaurant or snack bar
- Conference/meeting room
- Free parking
How to get there
Take Highway 20 (exit 507) or Route 132 and follow the signs for the Rivière-du-Loup/Saint-Siméon ferry. Take the entrance marked “Club nautique / Excursions et croisières” (after the traffic lights at the ferry terminal).
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent