© G. Veilleux, Parcs Canada
The Archipelago joined the vast network of Canadian national park reserves in 1984, as a means of protecting the site’s natural heritage, fragility and beauty. Now this park helps maintain the ecological integrity of this part of the Eastern Saint Lawrence Lowlands region.
The park is home to a string of islands and isles stretching 175 km from Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan to Aguanish. Each is literally a “treasure island.” You will enter an imaginary world where fantabulous monoliths tell old tales spanning nearly 500 million years. Wild life starring amazing marine birds and richly diversified plant life forming a botanic oasis harmoniously conspire side by side to awaken a sense of discovery and adventure in visitors.
The lighthouses on some islands recall the days of yesteryear and take you back to moments that marked the lives of the era’s lighthouse keepers and mariners.
Visiting the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve means experiencing unforgettable times as rich and diverse as nature itself!