The Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada

The Magdalen Islands are a Canadian archipelago located about the center of the Saint Lawrence Gulf belonging to Quebec. It is a dune area with only a 25% forests, there are kilometers and kilometers of beach. In the south of the archipelago there are two more important islands; du Havre Aubert Island (inhabited by the French) and Entry Island (inhabited by English speakers). The islands of the archipelago are mostly connected by four long dunes and two bridges. There are approximately 200 species of birds that frequent the archipelago annually. Between 1st May and 15th August, it is recommended to avoid the breeding areas identified by signs. There are also several species of seals and some whales and dolphins. There’s Seleine mine where they get salt for the icing roads.

Tips

It’s a nice place to take a quiet holiday but with the possibility to do many activities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, boat trips, diving, horse riding, golf, among others.
You can also enjoy the gastronomy of the islands and its local products.
If you like museums, visit the Museum of the Sea.

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