A territory of nature beyond measure, the Côte-Nord region is an exceptional place where you can discover hydroelectric dams or the must-see whale route. Outdoor enthusiasts will love to go sea kayaking, camping and fishing. Interpretation centres and historical sites bear witness to the region’s cultural diversity and rich Indigenous traditions.

Discover the monoliths

Photo credit: Éric Lajeunesse, Parcs Canada

The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve has the largest concentration of monoliths in Canada. Take an excursion at sea to contemplate this natural treasure, which is over 465 million years old! Learn how they were formed during your stopover on Niapiskau Island or on Île Nue de Mingan. Take a break from hiking on Quarry Island to admire them from the red chairs of Anse des érosions or while hiking on Grand Island.

Learn more about sea birds

Photo credit: Aurore Perot, Parcs Canada

The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve provides a resting, feeding and nesting area for over 200 species of resident and migratory birds. The Atlantic puffin is probably the most popular of all, with its colourful beak, which makes it look like a parrot. It has been nicknamed "the sea parrot" by the locals. Take advantage of a stopover on Île aux Perroquets, until mid-August, to observe it on the cliffs or in flight, as it leaves to feed. Exciting discoveries guaranteed!

Places to stay for a longer vacation

Photo credit: Sophie Valcourt, Parcs Canada

To enjoy a privileged contact with nature at your own pace, why not make a stopover on one of the islands of the archipelago to spend the night and catch the stars. The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve has 32 wilderness campsites, six oTENTik tents and six Ôasis accommodations on six different islands. Île aux Perroquets is home to a former lighthouse station that has been transformed into a four-star inn. These campsites and accommodations are made for an unforgettable stay full of discoveries. It's enough to make you dream!

Sleep just like the birds at the

Photo credit: Marie-Claude Bélanger, Parc Nature

Open your wings and feel free as a bird for a few nights by sleeping in a giant nesting box! Each of the 5 ready-to-camp nesting boxes is decorated in a comfortable and creative way and inspired by different species of birds present in the Nature Park. In a giant nesting box, in a tent or in a motor home, the privileged experience of sleeping on a protected natural site takes on its full meaning here. The team’s good mood, the animals that call the park home and the incomparable natural jewels are part of its charm. The Nature Park, synonym of PURE vacation! (Website available in French only)

Go fishing for speckled trout in a wildlife reserve

Photo credit: Sépaq, réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles

Located about twenty kilometres from Port-Cartier, the majestic Walker Lake is a fisherman's dream. Known for its grandiose scenery, this body of water also offers exceptional fishing quality with a high catch limit. This freshwater lake, which is the deepest in Quebec, hides speckled trout worthy of the most beautiful trophies. From May to September, Walker Lake is available for day fishing with a Sépaq boat and you can even pitch a tent at the campground. It is also possible to fish for the day in several lakes of the reserve with your own boat.

Enjoy a stay next to the spectacular Walker Lake

Photo credit: Sépaq, réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles

Walker Lake is an undiscovered gem of the Côte-Nord region. This grandiose body of water is an ancient glacial valley 33 km long, offering magnificent sandy shores and breathtaking scenery. About fifty campsites have been set up along the lake so that you can enjoy many activities on the water such as kayaking and fishing. Also, hiking trails will allow you to discover the MacDonald Falls, a suspension bridge and amazing landscapes. For more comfort, stay in a four-bed ready-to-camp star camp with all the necessary equipment for preparing and serving meals.

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