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Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

On the boardwalk, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

© Meggie Richard
Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan was founded in 1849 by a fisherman from the Gaspé town of Paspébiac (Anse du Cap), named Thaddé Leblanc. It was the abundance of codfish that drew Leblanc as well as other North Shore fishermen to where the fish stocks were healthier. People born in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan are known as "Paspayas," after the birthplace of its founder.

The Mingan Island Cetacean Study centre enables visitors to familiarize themselves with the indigenous giants of the sea, thanks to an exhibit on the marine mammals of the Saint Lawrence. The centre also houses the Parks Canada welcome centre and new exhibit “Islands in the sea.”

A bike path runs along Route 138. It links Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan to the Innu town of Mingan (Ekuanitshit).
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