Discover the Vastness of Sept-Îles

Discover the Vastness of Sept-Îles

Destinations to explore May 14, 2018 Quebecgetaways
Discover the vastness of Sept-Îles
Discover the Vastness of Sept-Îles
Get some perspective and step into the immense area of Sept-Îles in Côte-Nord, where nature changes from the forest, to the beach, to the sea. Take a romantic vacation or a family trip to the islands for a taste of fresh-caught delicacies and a bit of adventure.

Explore the islands

Sept-Îles (which means "seven islands”) is named after the archipelago estimated to have been around for about 565 million years. To reach it, you’ll take an inflatable boat with Croisières du Capitaine. The most popular of the islands – île Grande Basque – is known for beautiful trails and picnic areas. You can even camp on the island. In the summer you can choose from many themed activities, including outdoor yoga and even a pirate day! And keep your eyes open during your trip to see if you can spot a whale!

Make sure to set some time aside to visit Ferme Maricole Purmer, a farm on île Grosse Boule, where you might choose to stay overnight in a yurt. On site you can go swimming, snorkelling and sports fishing to round out your day.

Lounge on the beaches of Sept-Îles

You'll want to explore the beaches!
Explore the beaches!

A few minutes from the downtown area of Sept-Îles you’ll find miles of beaches. A safe place for families to cool off is the Centre de plein air du lac des Rapides. This incredibly beautiful site can also be explored on a canoe, kayak or paddle boat expedition or on a hike through the pedestrian trails. The bay and beaches of Sept-Îles are ideal for nautical activities and a prime location for experienced scuba divers.

Savour the region

Any activity practised in the great seaside outdoors is bound to leave you working up an appetite! The restaurants of Sept-Îles offer a variety of cuisines, with everything from a bite on the go to upscale fine dining. There’s something delicious for any price point, and you’ll be glad to treat your taste buds to local flavours, specialties from the Boreal forest and a diversity of fish, mollusks and crustaceans fished fresh from the bay. Don’t you just want to go and taste it!

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