This weeks reader photos, compliments of former CBC cameraman Gustave Pellerin, take you on a photo 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.
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?