The Lower North Shore: Charming Harrington Harbour and Tête-à-la-Baleine

| 4 days |4 days by boat | from Natashquan to Tête-à-la-Baleine

The Lower North Shore has a unique charm: its rocky coastline is broken by myriad bays, coves and rivers. In addition, the area is largely isolated from the rest of Québec, as it is only accessible by plane or boat. To make the most of your stay, board the MV Bella Desgagnés cargo-passenger ship and travel from village to village, visiting the area’s various English, French and Innu communities.

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Travel Itinerary

Natashquan to Harrington Harbour


At the Natashquan wharf, climb aboard the Relais Nordik ship, which serves the Lower North Shore. You will disembark in the villages of Kegaska and La Romaine (an Innu community), where you can take part in excursions to learn about the local populations. The last stop of the day is in Harrington Harbour, with its famous wooden boardwalks. It was the shooting site for the popular 2003 Québec film Seducing Doctor Lewis.

Harrington Harbour to Tête-à-la-Baleine


After breakfast, explore the charming village of Harrington Harbour and its unique attractions, including Christ Church, the Jacques Cartier monument, Marguerite’s Cave and the Rowsell House Interpretation Centre. In the afternoon, travel by outboard motorboat to Tête-à-la-Baleine and the Toutes-Îles Archipelago. You can spend the night on Providence Island, where many Tête-à-la-Baleine residents spend their summers.

Tête-à-la-Baleine to Natashquan


In the morning, you can tour the islands and visit the Jos Hébert Museum. In the afternoon, head back to Tête-à-la-Baleine and hike the nature trail on Morne André for a breathtaking view of the region. You can then return to the wharf for your trip back to Natashquan.



You will arrive in Natashquan in the morning.


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