In the footsteps of Jos Hébert
Retrace the famous winter road maintained by Transports Quebec which links towns of Quebec’s road network to Blanc-Sablon. Discover the places less known and feel privileged to be part of the winter life of the people from this little corner of the world. Live the adventure!
Snowmobile expedition in Minganie and Lower North Shore (autonomous itinerary)
6 to 8 days on your snowmobile from Havre-Saint-Pierre and back.
Retrace the famous winter road maintained by Transports Quebec which links towns of Quebec’s road network to Blanc-Sablon. Discover the places less known and feel privileged to be part of the winter life of the people from this little corner of the world.
Live the adventure!
This individual expedition (duo) or in autonomous group will bring you along the Minganie’s trails to begin with Pointe aux Esquimaux, former name of Havre-Saint-Pierre, all the way to Blanc-Sablon, at the border of Newfoundland’s Labrador, 500 km further east.
In fact, it’s the former Labrador that you are visiting on your own, with the secure policy that Voyages CoSte is giving you: a custom package, reservations all along the Trail for your meals & accommodations, optional excursions, judicious advice and coordinates of resource persons, members of this specialized cooperative travel agency, decisions that you made with the help of CoSte staff, preparing for a good travel experience.
Something unique in total freedom, adopting a semi-nordic lifestyle as practiced by the residents of these 18 villages and native communities. This White Trail is the only link for many remote villages. Enjoy your visit with the local people.
The tour package includes :
The tour package does not include :
DepartureAvailable from January to March
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Day 1 : Havre-Saint-Pierre | Natashquan (188 km)
Drive to Natashquan via Baie-Johan-Beetz and Aguanish.
Arrival in the village of Natashquan, well known for its native poet-artist, Gilles Vigneault. Settle down at the inn (options of lodging offered for snowmobilers).
Dinner (Restaurants : Le Goût du Large or Café de l’Échourie according to the openings). Free evening (there may be some activities in the village).
Day 2 : Natashquan | Chevery | Harrington Harbour (219 km)
Lunch in Chevery, head-office of the municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, at the local restaurant. Proposed meeting with a Coaster (storytelling & crafts). Next stop: Harrington-Harbour (14 km), charming anglophone village of the Lower North Shore.
Arrival on the elevation of Harrington-Harbour, then settle at your B&B. Visit of one of the most typical villages in Quebec, shooting site of the movie Seducing Dr. Lewis.
Dinner at your B&B. Free evening giving you the occasion to chat with your hostess of Newfoundland descent.
Day 3 : Harrington Harbour | La Tabatière | Saint-Augustin/Pakua Shipi (120 km)
Arrival in La Tabatière. Meeting with a Coaster : coffee-break & story-telling about the place. Departure towards Saint-Augustin/Pakua Shipi (40 km) going more and more on a rugged terrain. Lunch in one of the local restaurant in Saint-Augustin.
Settle down at the inn. Excursion to go ice fishing on St-Augustin’s river. Possibility to go to Rigolet. Dinner at your inn or at the restaurant.
Free evening in the village or in the comfort of your room.
Day 4 : Saint-Augustin/Pakua Shipi | Bonne-Espérance | Blanc-Sablon (171 km)
You are in the municipality of Bonne-Espérance. Departure towards Blanc-Sablon via Rivière-Saint-Paul and Middle Bay (171 km). Lunch at the B&B in St-Paul’s River. Arrival in Blanc-Sablon (Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon). Settle down at your accommodation, free time in the evening.
Dinner at the village’s restaurant.
Proposed visit: Visit at the Interpretation Center
Day 5 : Blanc-Sablon | Rivière-Saint-Paul
Dinner at your lodging. Free time in the evening.
Day 6 : Rivière-Saint-Paul | Tête-à-la-Baleine
Arrival in Tête-à-la-Baleine. Settle in your accommodation. Tour of the Archipelago of Toutes-Iles with local guide (scenic attractions).
Dinner at your accommodation.
Showing of the movies “L’Anse Tabatière” and “Toutes-Iles”.
Day 7 : Tête-à-la-Baleine | La Romaine/Unamen Shipu | Kegaska (235 km)
Lunch at La Romaine/Unamen Shipu. Meet with a Coaster and exchange on local culture. Then, leave for Kegaska to spend the night.
Possibility to spend the night in Natashquan.
Dinner at the inn. Free time in the evening.
Day 8 : Kegaska | Natashquan | Havre-Saint-Pierre
Possibility of lunch in Natashquan (or Havre-Saint-Pierre, depending on the chosen option), then back to the starting point of your trip, in Havre-Saint-Pierre.
Option: Additional night in Havre-Saint-Pierre or Sept-Îles.
Contact-us for more information.