The Mingan Islands in RV : The Path of Rapture !
Starting at 589$per person
25% discount is applicable to the above price, courtesy of the Explore Quebec program.
New program offered by Voyages Coste!
Price per person in double occ.: $589/person + tx.
25% discount from the Explore-Quebec program ($147) or $442.
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PRACTICAL TIPS :
ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO BRING:
Hiking boots, rain gear, wool, windbreaker, binoculars, short and long pants, camera, batteries, flashlight, personal medication, sunglasses, pocket knife, daypack, driver’s license, proof of insurance (FAQ 27 if applicable) for rental car.
Remember: There is no cellular service between Sept-Iles and Rivière-au-Tonnerre. In Minganie, only the villages of Longue Pointe de Mingan, Mingan, Havre St-Pierre and Natashquan have cellular service. Not all the villages are equipped with a gas station. The distances are sometimes large. It is necessary to plan to refuel in the villages that offer the service before leaving for the next destination. Be careful when driving on the roads, there is a lot of wildlife.
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Day 1: TADOUSSAC
Arrival : from 2 p.m. With 3 services (water, sewer and electricity 30 or 50 amps with or without panoramic view)
MER ET MONDE - Sea Kayak Excursion 148, rue du Bord de l'Eau Tadoussac, Qc G0T 2A0 / T. : 418 232-6779, 3.15 hour excursion departure at 4pm after your installation
Day 2: TADOUSSAC TO BAIE-COMEAU (199 KM)
Visit of the Glacier Garden Nature Experience – Seashell Valley
Le Jardin des Glaciers 3, Denonville, Baie-comeau, Qc, G4Z 2W6 T.: 418-296-0182
Suggested visits on your way:
- Visit of the Manic 5 Hydroelectric Dam: www.hydroquebec.com Free to be reserved in advance for a full day with an additional night's stay
- Visit of the Pointe des Monts Lighthouse Baie-Trinité (Québec) G0H 1A0 T. 418 939-2400 (one hour visit)
Day 3: BAIE-COMEAU TO SEPT-ILES (229 KM)
Cruise in the Sept-Îles archipelago with Croisières du Capitaine
Tel : 418 968 2173 at the marina located at the Vieux Quai
Suggestions in Port-Cartier
- Port-Cartier History Interpretation Center 888-766-6944
- Promenade du petit Quai (BOARDWALK) - Réserve Faunique de Port-Cartier: 1- 800-665-6527
Suggestions in Sept-Iles:
- Visit to the Old Trading Post and Regional Museum
- Parc Aylmer-Whittom, Walking trail (Rivière des Rapides), affectionately known as "Parc des Écureuils (Squirrel Park)", is an enchanting natural site on the west side of the city.
- Les Sentiers de la nature link the western part of the Ferland sector (parking lot at the end of Grands-Ducs Street) to Parc Aylmer-Whittom. Les Sentiers de la nature are nearly 4 km long. On foot or by bicycle, you can access the observation towers and the floating bridge that reveal the secrets of the salt marshes and the animals that find refuge there. In the wooded area, interpretation panels present this typically North Shore ecosystem.
- Ruisseau Bois-Joli Community Garden - 99 Chanterelles Street (Ferland sector) The Ruisseau Bois-Joli Community Garden is a non-profit organization financially supported by the City of Sept-Îles. It includes approximately 5 km of trails through a dozen thematic gardens, crossed by the stream that gives this park a special character.
- Casse Croûte du pêcheur, a restaurant shaped like a lobster cage located on the waterfront!
To taste: crab club!
- Restaurant Chez Omer for their maritime specialties
- Café Bistro Chez Edgar all located near the Vieux Quai.
Day 4: SEPT-ILES TO LONGUE POINTE DE MINGAN (172 KM)
T. : 418-949-2307
Suggested visits on your way:
- Between Sept-Îles and Rivière-au-Tonnerre stop and hike at Manitou Falls
- Welcome cocktail at Voyages CoSte at 454 Jacques Cartier
- Audio tour of the only historic wooden Norman church in Quebec
Enjoy a hike to the magnificent Petit and Grand Sault Falls which gave their name to the village.
Day 5: LONGUE POINTE DE MINGAN TO HAVRE ST-PIERRE (46 KM)
Excursion to the Mingan Archipelago with the Loiselle Family at 109 Bord de la mer, LPM, Tel: 418-949-2307
Excursion with 2 stops: This tour lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes and is supervised. You will discover Îles aux Perroquets (stopover: 1 hour), Îles de la Maison, Île du Wreck and Île Nue (stopover: 1 hour and 30 minutes).
Throughout the trip, a guide will accompany you and interpret for you the beauties of this nature.
Departure : 8am
- Mingan Island Cetacean Study Interpretation Centre (Mics): 418-949-2845
- Maison De La Culture Innue (House Of Innu Culture) in Mingan
Day 6: HAVRE ST-PIERRE TO NATASHQUAN (151 KM)
Suggestions in Havre St-Pierre and on the road:
- Maison de la Culture Roland Jomphe (Cultural Center)
- Visit of the Montagne ronde
- Photo stop at the Maison Johan Beetz
- Restaurant la Promenade
- Poissonnerie du Havre
- Visit of the village of Kegaska end 138 east (44 km of gravel)
Natashquan, where Amerindians (from the Nutashkuan community) and native Acadians live side by side.
Made famous by the Quebec poet-singer Gilles Vigneaul, this "little village with a big name" pays homage to him at the Vieille École, which will open its doors to you with a big heart.
A visit of the reception office, the Vieille École and the edge of the cape is recommended. During the high season, we invite visitors to visit the Magasins du Galet. We suggest you take a coffee break at the Café-Bistro l’Échourie, located directly on the beach. From the restaurant's terrace, the sunsets are usually splendid. Continue your journey to Kegaska.
Free visit of the village and the site Le Brion. A word of Montagnais origin, Kegaska means bay on either side of the point. Trading Post in 1831, Kegaska saw the arrival of 13 Acadian families between 1852 and 1860. Following a serious epidemic that decimated the population in the winter of 1871, the cayens deserted Kegaska for Havre-St-Pierre, giving up their fishing facilities to Newfoundlanders. Since October 2013, Kegaska is connected to the rest of the province of Quebec. Fishing is the main economy of this small English-speaking village.
After your free visit of Kegaska, you are invited to continue your journey to the birthplace of Gilles Vigneault.
Lodging : Camping Chemin Faisant de Natashquan T. 418-726-369
Day 7: NATASQUAN /HAVRE-ST-PIERRE (206 KM)
Excursion to the Mingan Archipelago - central sector
Boarding at the Pélagie Cormier Gate, 3-hour excursion with Services Maritimes Boréales -Visit of Quarry and Niapiskau islands
Suggestion of an interesting activity is a Paddle Board trip to Hammer Island!
Day 8: HAVRE-ST-PIERRE TO BAIE-COMEAU (449KM)
Tel : 418-296-6949 3 services camping
If you want to enjoy the north-coastal gastronomy we recommend the Restaurant le Cache d'Amélie. The meals are tasty and close the discovery experience, north of the 49th parallel.
If you want to enjoy a nice atmosphere and taste good beer, the Microbrasserie St-Pancrace, is a place not to be missed.
Day 9: BAIE-COMEAU TO TADOUSSAC (199KM)
3 services camping.
- Marine Mammal Interpretation Center, 108 rue de la Cale Sèche, Tel: 418-235-4701
- Saguenay St-Lawrence Marine Park, Tel: 418-235-4703
- Parc National Fjord Saguenay, 91 Notre Dame Street, Tel: 418-235-1556
- Little chapel of Tadoussac, rue du bord de l'eau, Tel: 418-235-4324
- Chauvin Trading Post, 157 du Bord de l'eau, Tel: 418-235-4657
- La Galouine Auberge & restaurant, 251 rue des pionniers, Tel: 418-235-4380
- Essipit Cruises, quai des bergeronnes, Tel: 418-232-6778
- Mer et monde écotours, 20 rue Jalbert, Tel: 418-232-6779
- Croisières du Fjord, Tadoussac Marina, Tel: 418-543-7630