Lying in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Îles-de-la-Madeleine archipelago is a jewel set in the ocean.

This route reveals the treasures of the Islands with their red cliffs and long deserted beaches. The crowning jewel is the charm of the Islanders, whether they are fishers, chefs, sports enthusiasts or artists. And they always greet you with a warm welcome.

225 km

Yes, it’s far. You need to travel by boat or plane. But once there, you can take your time to wind through the 88 km (55 mi.) of the archipelago by car, motorbike or bike.



Day 1

Welcome to Île du Cap aux Meules

In L’Étang-du-Nord, love for food is second nature

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Johanne Vigneau loves gourmet food, which is what the name of her boutique indicates. She serves up local dishes for take-out if you’re planning a picnic as well as culinary workshops. 

Day 2

Delicacies of Île du Havre aux Maisons

L’Échouerie lighthouse on Cap Alright

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On the Chemin des Échoueries, going towards Cap Alright, you’ll have a spectacular view of the cliffs and the bay. The lighthouse on the cape has been photographed countless times, to the point that Canada Post commemorated it on a stamp in 2003.

Day 3

Havre Aubert Island: historic site and trail

Day 4

Grosse Île Island to Brion Island: nature outing

Day 5

Hike on Entry Island, kayak in Cap aux Meules

Trip to Entry Island

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Fewer than 100 people live on Entry Island. These joyful castaways speak English tinted by a Scottish and Irish accent. Big Hill offers a breathtaking view of the Islands. You get there by boat, zodiac or ferry from Cap-aux-Meules.

Kayaking in Cap-aux-Meules

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Take an afternoon or evening guided tour by sea kayak to the Parc de Gros-Cap in Cap-aux-Meules, among the red sandstone cliffs, caves and birds, such as the black guillemot. An added treat: the guides are all great storytellers!

Plan your getaway

Customize your trip

Whether you're travelling with family, friends, as a couple or by yourself with your pet, we have a few suggestions for you.

Where to sleep

Find the perfect accommodation for you, whether in town or in nature. 

Festivals and events

We enjoy a good time. Whether it's large cultural or sports events, city celebrations or charming village gatherings, we're always ready to have fun!