1010, Promenade des Anciens (Portail Pélagie‐Cormier),
Phone: 418 538-3285
Toll free: 1 888 773-8888
Other phone: 418 538-3331, adm.
Fax: 418 538-3595
Contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bracketed by the municipalities of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan and Aguanish, the park reserve encompasses over a thousand islands and islets. It is recognized across Canada as having the largest grouping of erosion monoliths. Its ecological environments are home to some very unique and rare plants that manage to grow in the most unlikely places. Furthermore, approximately 200 bird species use the park reserve, such as the Atlantic puffin! As for the two lighthouse stations, they bear witness to the life of their keepers and tell a maritime story specific to the region.
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
The best way to discover this island environment is to choose among a vast selection of sea excursions and stopovers offered by the marine transportation companies recognised by Parks Canada. Treat yourself to a getaway for a few hours and take part in an interpretive activity, go on a hike or enjoy a picnic.
With an interpreter, discover the origin of the monoliths on île Niapiskau, enter a mosaic of habitats on île Quarry, explore the Betchouane migratory bird sanctuary and Petite île au Marteau, immerse yourself in the lunar landscapes of Île Nue de Mingan and finally, follow in the footsteps of the lighthouse keeper of Île aux Perroquets and don’t forget to observe the Atlantic puffins in the cliffs!
To enjoy the islands at your own pace, pick your favorite trail. Would you rather walk in the forest along a wooden trail or take a tour around an island on its coastline? In any case, don’t forget your water bottle as well as your lunch and make a stop in a picnic area or in a picnic shelter.
Extend the adventure by camping on an island! From rustic to all-inclusive, Parks Canada has accommodation options to suit every taste and comfort level. With your own equipment, you can do some wilderness camping on six islands (Île Nue de Mingan, Île à la Chasse, Grande Île, Île du Havre, île Quarry and île Niapiskau). Do you prefer a ready-to-camp concept? The six oTENTik tents of île Quarry are for you! A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, they are furnished, heated, lit and all equipped. Starting mid-July, you could spend a night in a truly unusual setting by sleeping in the Île aux Perroquets historical buildings.
INFORMATION AND RESERVATION
For more information about the park reserve, the marine transportation services, the interpretive activities and camping (permits available), visit the Havre-Saint-Pierre or Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Reception and Interpretation Centre. You will also find exhibits and souvenir tiems there.
Don’t forget to plan your travel arrangements and to make a reservation with a marine transportation company recognised by Parks Canada in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan or Havre-Saint-Pierre. To make a camping reservation (wilderness camping site or oTENTik tent), communicate with the Parks Canada Reservation Service (1 877 737-3783 or www.reservation.pc.gc.ca). For the unusual accommodation experience on île aux Perroquets, communicate with the Corporation de l’île aux Perroquets.
Approximate length: 3 hr 30 min excursions
From Mid-June to beginning of September
Daily Park Entry* Adult: $5.80 / Senior: $4.90 / Youth (6 to 16): $2.90 / Child (under 6): free / Family or group (7 people max): $14.70 *Taxes included. Marine transportation service extra.