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Beautiful Rock Formations In Mingan Archipelago National Park Preserve

Quebec Road Trip: Quebec City to Havre-Saint-Pierre

If you're looking for a Quebec road trip that's a little different, why not drive the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River from Quebec City to Havre-Saint -Pierre, the last town of any size, with the option to continue to Kegashka, at the end of Highway 138 - a distance of 1,060 kilometres. In theory you could do the Quebec road trip in one long day, taking about 12 hours. But there are a…

Monoliths On Ile Niapiskau

A Trip to Mingan Archipelago National Park in Quebec

For years the Mingan Archipelago National Park has been on my bucket list. I first heard about the park when I started researching places to include in my book on 100 adventures across Canada back in 2013. Kayaking through an archipelago of over 1000 islands that make up Mingan Archipelago National Park sounded like a magical adventure to me. Unfortunately the kayaking company I'd looked at shuttered its doors, and there was no replacement for…

Ile Aux Perroquots Sunrise

A Lighthouse Stay in Quebec’s Mingan Archipelago

Seven of us are heading to the westernmost island in Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve for a lighthouse stay. We have less than a full 24 hours on the island, but it can be walked from end to end in about ten minutes so we have ample time for R&R and exploration. (The island is only 350 metres long and less than 100 metres wide.) From a distance it looks like we're heading for Alcatraz…

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