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Park in Mingan Archipelago National Park

Mingan Archipelago National Park

By far the region's main attraction, this park is a protected string of 40 main offshore islands stretching more than 85km from Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan to 40km east of Havre St Pierre. The islands' distinguishing ch…
French in Baie Comeau

Café Vieille France

Woah. Where did this place come from? The exterior looks like a bomb shelter set across from a nondescript housing complex, but inside? Simply incredible French cuisine: rabbit draped in bacon cooked in local maple …
Island in Sept Îles

Île Grande Basque

The largest island of the small archipelago off Sept Îles is a pretty spot to spend a day, walking on the 12km of trails or picnicking on the coast. During the summer, Les Croisières du Capitaine runs regular 10-min…
Historic Site in Natashquan

Les Galets

Les Galets is a cluster of white huts with bright-red roofs, huddled together on a windblown peninsula; from a distance, they look like a textbook illustration for the concept of lonely isolation. Fishers used to sa…
Québécois in Sept Îles

Blanc Bistro

With its deep crimson mood lighting, attractive, tattooed staff dressed up like lumberjacks, and open-kitchen plan, this spot feels like it's been plucked off St-Denis in Montréal. Braised duck thighs, fresh salmon …
Park in Île d’Anticosti

Parc National d'Anticosti

The provincial park that occupies the heart of Anticosti is as wild and gorgeous as the surrounding island, all forested cliffs, rushing streams, herds of deer and the occasional curious fox. There's a ton of activi…
Cafe in Baie Comeau

Manoir du Café

The spectrum of coffee here is pretty fantastic, and the staff brew it strong and tasty, served alongside a colorful menu of fresh sandwiches and homemade pizzas. All in all, an unexpectedly lovely spot for wi-fi an…
Microbrewery in Baie Comeau

Microbrasserie St-Pancrace

Hey, if you're going to sink a beer in this town, let it be a local brew from this friendly little microbrewery. Also serves up some decent midrange (mains $7 to $15) pub grub for soaking up said suds.
Canadian in Natashquan

John Débardeur

This convivial little diner dishes out stick-to-your-ribs fare – liver and onions, cod and rice and other meat-and-two-veg specialties that will keep you warm through those long North Shore nights.
Museum in Mingan Archipelago National Park

Cetacean Interpretation Center

Built by the researchers at Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS). It gives as much of an insight into the science of studying whales as it does the mysterious mammals themselves.