Travelling to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, also known as the Magdalen Islands, means taking the time to stand before larger-than-life landscapes and a humbling kind of beauty. It means seizing the opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that breathes authenticity and sincerity. Meet the people who call these islands home, who are proud of their roots and who take pleasure in sharing their traditions. Slow down the pace and open up your heart to this dreamy archipelago, its people and places.

Savor the archipelago without moderation

Photo credit: M. Lachapelle

The chefs and producers of the Islands are masters in the art of preparing regional products and bringing culinary traditions to your plate. Find them all along the Food Trail, a true ode to local products, linking together many gourmet hot spots where you can taste all that the archipelago has to offer. From the delicious Magdalen doughnuts (nicknamed "banax") to the countless treasures of the sea - lobster, scallops, herring, mussels, crab and mackerel - gourmet delights are abundant, just like the number of places to add your foodie must-sees.

Explore the Islands at your own pace

Photo credit: Kam vachon

When you’re on the Islands, taking your time also means exploring at a manageable pace, whether you’re on foot, on a bike or using the strength of your two arms to get around! Choose to slow down and immerse yourself in this universe that promises a change of scenery and moments of contemplation. Like a great pilgrim walk, the Entre Vents et Marées trails form a 230-km network of exceptional views to be explored on foot. If you want to speed things up a bit, get on a bike and ride along the paths that stretch out across the archipelago. And to see the Islands from another angle, glide gently over the blue waters on a kayak or paddleboard.

Consult the

Consult the directory of attractions and events that are members of Événements Attractions Québec

Photo credit: TQ - André Quenneville