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Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve poster
Parc National de l'Archipel-de-Mingan

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

July, 2023

The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve is a national park reserve located in the eastern area of Quebec, Canada, on the north shore of Gulf of St. Lawrence. It features the Mingan Archipelago, a chain of around 40 islands.

The islands formed as the continent slowly rose after the last glaciation. Over the course of the last few thousand years, the limestone rocks were slowly eroded by the waves, the changing sea level and the winds, as well as seasonal freezing and thawing. The result is a unique set of limestone sculptures, which form the largest group of such monoliths in Canada.

Hiking, picnics and camping will give you the opportunity to make the most of what the islands have to offer. You can also enjoy boat or sea kayaking excursions as well as stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the park reserve.

Admire and photograph the archipelago’s two light stations, rare plants and astonishing birds such as the Puffin. Several islands offer boardwalks, marked trails, shelters, picnic areas and more.

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