Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Havre St. Pierre

#27 of 75 in Nature in Quebec
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.Mingan Archipelago was represented in the 2011 documentary film series National Parks Project, with its film directed by Catherine Martin and scored by Sebastien Grainger, Jennifer Castle and Dan Werb.
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  • October 4, 2017
    This park was on my list of places to visit, so I was happy our CTMA cruise (to les Iles de la Madeleines) had a stopover. We took a 3-hour excursion to Niapiskau Island (boat ride past a few other is...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The camp ground is beautiful, you really feel in nature, well separated from others, big spaces, secure and well equiped. Hiking was a great experience, beautiful landscapes and lots of history from t...  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    Y' in their places in the world that amazes us. The Reserve, to see and experience it to for a few hours. Do not hesitate to go out on a boat with a guide, aca is worth the cost.
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  • April 2, 2017
    The rock structures are amazing and the whole place has a very comfortable feel to it
  • July 25, 2016
    Park is super clean and the trails are well made. Park info center employees are sometimes a little too clueless about the tours but the guides on-site seem more than adequate.
  • October 17, 2016
    Great park very unique and nice.
  • July 10, 2016
    Nice place to visit with interesting rock formations and good wildlife.
  • July 2, 2017

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