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Visit Mingan Archipelago National Park

Instantly captivating, the Mingan Archipelago features colossal limestone outcroppings that evoke landscapes from primeval times. Frolicking whales and seals enliven the vast, blue horizon, while over 1,000 islands and islets enchant visitors with their unique flora and seabird colonies. Discover this timeless natural wonder aboard a sea expedition or by exploring the many island nature trails.

In springtime marine birds including puffins, razorbills, guillemots, terns, and kittiwakes congregate on certain islands to form important nesting colonies, taking advantage of both island safety and a bountiful supply of food in surrounding waters. All of these and much more make the archipelago a unique part of Canada’s natural heritage.

The best time to visit is from June to early September. The park is only accessible by boat, so unless you have your own kayak or boat, you will require the services of registered marine transportation companies, most of which operate only from mid-June to early September. It is recommended that you contact them ahead of time to obtain information and make reservations.

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