Île Niapiskau and Île du Fantôme

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Discover unusual flora, including several arctic and alpine plants known to be rare or of interest. During your excursion, you will see seabirds such as eider ducks, and if you watch closely, you may catch a glimpse of marine mammals. The cliffs, monoliths and coastal ledges are sure to impress!


June to August – Every day

Departures at 8:00 a.m. (large groups of 20 or more) and at 1:00 p.m. (independent travelers and small and large groups)

Price Contact the maritime transport services companies for commercial rates

Sail alongside Île du Havre and its cliffs before docking on Île du Fantôme. You will discover an unusual flora. Did you know that on the entire territory of the national park reserve, there are more than 490 species of vascular plants? Enough to charm any botany enthusiast! As you walk along the maintained trail, you will meet, among other things, arctic and alpine plants known as rare or of interest, normally found in mountainous areas or beyond the 56th parallel in Quebec. The landscape of the island with its cliffs, monoliths and coastal ledges divided up like a chessboard will certainly surprise you!

On Île Niapiskau, a Parks Canada heritage presenter will teach you more about geology and fossils. Anse des Bonnes Femmes is one of the ideal sites to discover the monoliths, these sculptures shaped by the sea. Why do we find them on the islands? Where do they come from? You will be blown away by the answers you will find! Let this enchanting scenery amaze you!


Contact the maritime transport services companies to make a reservation.

Travel trade
  • Interpretation given in French
  • Available in English upon reservation
  • Suitable for small and large groups
  • Suitable for FIT (Fully Independent Travelers)
  • Reservation recommended

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