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In the footsteps of Jos Hébert

999$

per person

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.

Important: In case of very bad weather, or if you wish to, you can go onboard the Bella Desgagnés on the way back, and disembark in Natashquan, Havre-Saint-Pierre or Sept-Îles. Contact us for details

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 :

Accommodations for 7 nights in a Bed & Breakfast, Inn, or Hotel

16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners

All excursions and visits mentioned in the program, excluding optional activities

The tour package does not include :

Meals, visits and excursions not mentioned in the program

Gratuities

Snowmobile rental

Guide

Baggage handling fees

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

  • Departure
    Available from January to March
  • Include
    Accommodation
    Meal
  • Not Included
    Taxes and fees
    Tips
    Travel insurance
    Personal expenses
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Day 1 : Havre-Saint-Pierre | Natashquan (188 km)

Departure from Havre-Saint-Pierre (you arrived there with your automobile and snowmobile in tow or only with your snowmobile).

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).
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Day 2 : Natashquan | Chevery | Harrington Harbour (219 km)

Breakfast at your inn before we begin the trip on the White Trail. Departure from Natashquan towards Chevery on your snowmobile, via Kegaska and La Romaine/Unamen Shipu (200 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.
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Day 3 : Harrington Harbour | La Tabatière | Saint-Augustin/Pakua Shipi (120 km)

Breakfast at your B&B, last tour in this village with boardwalks as roads. Departure towards La Tabatière passing by the village of Baie-des-Moutons (Mutton-Bay) - 80 km. Stop in Baie-des-Moutons so you can take pictures (panoramic view on top of the hill).

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.
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Day 4 : Saint-Augustin/Pakua Shipi | Bonne-Espérance | Blanc-Sablon (171 km)

Breakfast at your lodging. Departure for Vieux-Fort (88 km) – generally a beautiful ride, depending on the conditions. Arrival in Vieux Fort (break at the general store).

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
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Day 5 : Blanc-Sablon | Rivière-Saint-Paul

Breakfast at your inn. Departure towards Rivière-Saint-Paul. Meeting with a Coaster. Tour of Rivière-Saint-Paul’s archipelago and the river with a lunch.

Dinner at your lodging. Free time in the evening.
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Day 6 : Rivière-Saint-Paul | Tête-à-la-Baleine

Breakfast at your B&B. Departure towards Tête-à-la-Baleine (190 km). Lunch on the road.

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”.
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Day 7 : Tête-à-la-Baleine | La Romaine/Unamen Shipu | Kegaska (235 km)

Breakfast at your lodging. Departure towards Kegaska or Natashquan.

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.
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Day 8 : Kegaska | Natashquan | Havre-Saint-Pierre

Breakfast at your lodging, then leave for Natashquan. If leaving from Natashquan, head towards 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.

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