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Voyages Coste / Anticosti & Mingan National Park Escapade

Anticosti & Mingan National Park Escapade

1679$

per person

While travelling in the Minganie region, treat yourself to a day in Henri Menier’s dreamland…

While travelling in the Minganie region, treat yourself to a day in Henri Menier’s dreamland.

Facing Rivière-au-Tonnerre, starting point of your crossing, this majestic island and its people await you, for a day of discovering history, and watching white-tailed deers, and smell fresh ocean air.

The tour package includes :

Return flight with Provincial Airlines from Montreal or Quebec to Sept-Îles

Car rental, 100km/day

4 continental breakfasts

Accommodation for 4 nights in hotel, motel or inn (2*)

Manitou hiking trail

CD audioguide rental

Meeting with Coasters

Return trip on the Express Anticosti

Maison de la culture Innue (Mingan)

La Vieille École and Bord du Cap (Natashquan)

Maison de la Culture Roland Jomphe (Havre-Saint-Pierre)

Guided cruise in the Mingan Archipelago from Havre-Saint-Pierre, including National Park entry fee

Visits of the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord and Vieux Poste (Sept-Îles)

All taxes (GST & QST), tax on lodging and FICAV (0.1%), where applicable

The tour package does not include :

Insurance for the rental car, gas, tire management costs, car registration and exceeding kilometers (if applicable)

Meals, visits and excursions not mentioned in the program, and all optional activities

Wine and drinks during meals

Gratuities

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Baggage handling fees

A 20$ contribution in support of the Cooperative for a Sustainable Tourism Environment

  • Departure
    From June to September
  • Include
    Taxes and fees
    Accommodation
    Meal
  • Not Included
    Tips
    Travel insurance
    Personal expenses
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Day 1 : Flight from Montréal or Québec | Sept-Îles | Rivière-au-Tonnerre (125 km)

Fly with Provincial Airlines from Montreal or Quebec to Sept-Îles. In your rental car, head east toward Minganie. Approximately 85km after Sept-Îles, we suggest you top for a hike along the magnificent Manitou falls (45 to 60 minute trail). While you are there, pick up the audioguide from the tourist information centre; you will listen to it in a few days while travelling from Havre-Saint-Pierre to Natashquan.

In Rivière-au-Tonnerre, a welcome cocktail is waiting for you at the Voyages Coste office, then a Coaster (local resident) will guide you through the history of the village, and the Norman-style wooden church.

Meals on your own
Accommodations: L'Escale Lam-Air 2*
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Day 2 : Rivière-au-Tonnerre | Anticosti | Rivière-au-Tonnerre

After your continental breakfast, climb aboard the Express Anticosti in Rivière-au-Tonnerre, for a 6 :30 AM departure for Port-Menier, on Anticosti Island.

During the crossing (estimated 2-hour long crossing), you may have the chance to see marine mammals. The main town of Anticosti Island, Port-Menier, is waiting for you. Free-time to visit on your own, or take the guided tour (optional). At around 4:00 PM, it’s time to board for the return trip to Rivière-au-Tonnerre.

Meals: Continental breakfast included. Lunch and dinner at your convenience.
Accommodations: L’Escale Lam-Air 2*
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Jour 3: Rivière-au-Tonnerre | Natashquan (260km)

Today, we head toward Natashquan. On the road, stop in Magpie for the view from the belvedere, and the hydro-electric dam.

In Mingan, visit the Maison de la culture Innue, inspired by the traditional longhouses and way of life, that offers you, among other things, a permanent exhibit and a handicraft shop. Then, the audioguide will accompany you from Havre-Saint-Pierre to Natashquan. Stop for a photo opportunity at the observation point “La montagne ronde” for a unique point of view of Havre-Saint-Pierre from just outside the town.

Then, in Baie-Johan-Beetz, stop at the site of the historical “Château”. In Natashquan, you need to stop at the tourist information centre to visit the Bord du Cap interpretation centre and the Vieille École (old schoolhouse), highlighting the characters from the works of Gilles Vigneault.

Discover the heritage site of the Galets with a Coaster (time to be confirmed). If you have the time, you could head to Kegaska (44 km), the first Lower North Shore village to be linked to the rest of Quebec by the road 138.

Meals: Continental breakfast included. Lunch and dinner at your convenience.
Accommodations: Auberge le Port d’Attache 2*
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Day 4: Natashquan | Havre Saint-Pierre (160km)

After you breakfast at the inn, stop in Havre-Saint-Pierre and visit the Maison de la Culture Roland-Jomphe, before heading to the portail Pélagie Cormier, where you are expected at 12:30 PM before your 1:00 PM cruise to discover the central sector of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve (around 3½ hour long), and admire the monoliths and the fantastic surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner at your convenience.
Accommodations: Hotel-Motel du Havre 2*
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Jour 5 : Havre-Saint-Pierre | Sept-Îles (225km)

On your way back, enjoy a stop at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan for a visit to the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (Station de recherche des Îles Mingan).

Back in Sept-Îles, the North Shore Regional Museum, and the Old Trading Post will allow you to discover a part of the North Shore history. Your return flight to Montreal or Quebec City is scheduled for the end of the day.

Meals: Continental breakfast included. Lunch and dinner at your convenience.

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