Iles de la Madeleine Hiking Trails

Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec

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The Îles de la Madeleine form one of the most breathtaking regions in Québec! A distinctly Québécois atmosphere pervades, yet you may also feel like you are in Acadia, Normandy or even the Caribbean; and you will wish you never had to leave! Lying in the centre of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the archipelago known as the “Îles de la Madeleine” (Magdalen Islands) contains a dozen islands, spread over 65km. Half of the islands are connected to each other by sand dunes, while more than 300km of sandy beaches blend into an almost tropical landscape. And to top it all off, the warm waters are comfortable enough for swimming! Birdwatchers take note: close to 240 species of birds frequent the islands. This trail guide includes hiking trails at Ile du Cap aux Merles (La Bouillee de Bois, La Belle-Anse, and Le Barachois), Ile du Havre Aubert (Sandy Hook Dune), Ile d'Entrée, Ile du Havre aux Maisons, Ile de la Grande Entrée (Ile Boudreau), and Pointe-de-l'Est National Wildlife Area (L'Echouerie, Les Marais Sales, and La Grande Randonee).

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"The Îles de la Madeleine form one of the most breathtaking regions in Québec! A distinctly Québécois atmosphere pervades, yet you may also feel like you are in Acadia, Normandy or even the Caribbean; and you will wish you never had to leave! Lying in the centre of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the archipelago known as the “Îles de la Madeleine” (Magdalen Islands) contains a dozen islands, spread over 65km. Half of the islands are connected to each other by sand dunes, while more than 300km of sandy beaches blend into an almost tropical landscape. And to top it all off, the warm waters are comfortable enough for swimming!

Birdwatchers take note: close to 240 species of birds frequent the islands. This trail guide includes hiking trails at Ile du Cap aux Merles (La Bouillee de Bois, La Belle-Anse, and Le Barachois), Ile du Havre Aubert (Sandy Hook Dune), Ile d'Entrée, Ile du Havre aux Maisons, Ile de la Grande Entrée (Ile Boudreau), and Pointe-de-l'Est National Wildlife Area (L'Echouerie, Les Marais Sales, and La Grande Randonee)."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cap-aux-Meules
Distance: 25
Trail Type: Several options
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Iles de la Madeleine Hiking Trails

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May 2018