A Photo Journey Through the Magdalen Islands in Quebec
This weeks reader photos, compliments of former CBC cameraman Gustave Pellerin, take you on a photographic journey through the Magdalen Islands in Quebec.
If you’ve never heard of the Magdalen Islands you’re probably not alone. There is a chance though you’ve heard their French name – Iles de la Madeleine. They are a small archipelago in the Gulf of St.Lawrence. You can fly directly to them from Montreal, Quebec City and The Gaspé. In summer consider the five hour ferry ride from Prince Edward Island too.
The Magdalen Islands are a great tourist destination – best known for the beaches, windsurfing (due to relentless wind), food, cycling and culture. And as you’ll see they are also a photographer’s dream destination.
A gorgeous scene of yellow on yellow
A house with a view
I wonder how quickly these cliffs are eroding
Typical rural scene on the Magdalen Islands
The red earth the Magdalen Islands are so famous for
No fear of colour on these islands
Multi-coloured homes looking out to sea
Lighthouse standing guard
Local sculpture – reeling in the nets?
Close-up of stone fisherman
I can personally recommend a stay at the Domaine du Vieux Couvent – an old convent that’s been renovated and is now a first class hotel. If you can, time a visit in August to catch the sand castle competition too.
Have you ever visited the Magdalen Islands?
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