In 1895, the island was purchased by French chocolate maker and industrialist Henri Menier, who developed it until 1926. It is home to over 200,000 white-tailed deer, some 220 bird species, and rare and sometimes endemic plants.
Its limestone geology, which is rich in fossils, has fashioned incredible landscapes. The island is primarily known for aalmon fishing, deer hunting, and tourism. Anticosti National Park also offers many outdoor activities for exploring this vast island playground.
Port-Menier is the only inhabited village of the area.