Silversea Luxury Cruises A ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE (Quebec)

ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE (Quebec)

The Îles-de-la-Madeleine, or 'Magdalen Islands', form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of 79.36 square miles (205.53 square kilometres). Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands form part of the Canadian province of Quebec. Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine encompass eight major islands: Havre-Aubert, Grande Entrée, Cap aux Meules, Grosse-Île, Havre aux Maisons, Pointe-Aux-Loups, Île d'Entrée and Brion. All except Brion are inhabited. View more

Several other tiny islands are also considered part of the archipelago: Rocher aux Oiseaux; Île aux Loups-marins; Île Paquet; and Rocher du Corps Mort. Although Europeans first arrived on the islands in the mid-1600s, Mi'kmaq Indians had been visiting the islands for hundreds of years, and numerous archaeological sites have been excavated on the archipelago. By the mid-18th century, the islands were inhabited by French-speaking Acadians, and administered as part of the colony of Newfoundland from 1763-1774, when they were annexed to Quebec by the Quebec Act. A segment of the population are English descendants from survivors of the over 400 shipwrecks on the islands. The construction of lighthouses eventually reduced the number of shipwrecks, but many old hulks remain on the beaches and under the waters. Until the 20th century, the islands were completely isolated during the winter months due to the pack ice that made the trip to the mainland impassable by boat. However, a new wireless telegraph station provided Magdalens with year-round communication with the outside world. In recent years, the pristine natural beauty of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, along with the archipelago's strategic geographic location in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, has made tourism an important part of the local economy. The well-preserved natural heritage, extraordinarily beautiful marine landscapes and exceptional coastline of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine offer visitors a unique opportunity to explore the area's natural splendour. The panoramic archipelago features dramatic red cliffs, rolling green hills, brightly-coloured houses, intimate inlets, hidden coves, and over 180 miles (290 kilometres) of honey-coloured and white-sand beaches; half of the archipelago's islands are linked by sand dunes. The Îles-de-la-Madeleine are also home to a wealth of diverse marine life, bird species, and flora and fauna to discover. The Îles-de-la-Madeleine offer a truly distinctive blend of Acadian, Madelinot, French and English cultures, traditions and communities that make this breath-taking archipelago a truly unforgettable destination. You can explore the people and history of the islands during visits to the many wonderful museums and interpretation centres, public areas and historical sites, art galleries, artisan workshops, archival centres, performing arts and theatres, industrial facilities, culinary and wine shops, charming boutiques, and cultural and gourmet festivals and events. The exquisite natural and coastal splendour of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine include a host of incredibly scenic and memorable sightseeing venues. Land-based excursions include picturesque nature hikes, walking trails, bicycling, bird-watching, horseback riding, golfing at the Club de golf des Iles, kite-flying, and flightseeing. The teeming coastal waters are ideally-suited for seal- and whale-watching, mariculture, canoeing, sea-kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, fishing, boating, sailing and Zodiac tours, snorkelling, scuba diving, and more. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Excursiones en ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE (Quebec)

Acadian Culture and Heritage

The much-acclaimed scenic getaway from Cap-aux-Meules to Havre Aubert, is all yours on this half-day adventure. It includes a visit at the St Peter Lavernière church to learn about ship wrecks around the islands.


La Vernière

The first stop will be at La Vernière, a wooden church first built in 1876, is now classified as a historical monument. This is the second-largest wooden church in North America. It was struck several times by lightning: first in 1900, then in 1945, 1947 and 1980. The wood used in its construction was retrieved from shipwrecks and had to be blessed before the building could be rebuilt. It is an important part of the Madelinot heritage.


Musée de la Mer (sea museum):

Next a stop is made at the permanent exhibit at Musée de la Mer: Laboureurs du Golfe examines the history of the Islands through models of ships and lighthouses, photographs and maritime objects that demonstrate the development of navigation, stories about fishing, seal hunting and shipwrecks as well as collections of minerals, shells and rocks from the Islands.


La Grave

Next travel to Havre-Aubert is a natural fishing and yachting harbour with a modern fish-processing plant. Its most interesting attraction is without a doubt the Historical Site at La Grave. La Grave is a privileged heritage site where traditional architecture is showcased. The beach was a favourite spot for fishing and commerce and still maintains its maritime flavour. Designated as an historical site by the Minister of Cultural Affairs in 1983, La Grave still fulfills its original purpose as a favourite meeting place. Free time is given where you will find on the site several boutiques of art and craft as the Artisans du Sable, the famous café de la grave, jewellery and different souvenir shops.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 91.4 metres (100 yards) on sometimes uneven ground. Total walking distance at LaGrave is approximately 800 metres (.5 miles) however is at guests discretion. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dressing according to the weather is recommended. Gift shop at La Grave accepts CAD cash and Visa/MC only. Order of sites visited may vary.

Cap-aux-Meules Island Highlights

Enjoy the highlights of Cap aux Meules Island where you will learn about erosion of the north side of the islands, the sandy beach of dune du nord and have some time for shopping at la cote.


Depart the pier for the for the short ride to La Vernière, the wooden church which was first built in 1876 is now classified as a historical monument and is the second-largest wooden church in North America. It was struck several times by lightning first in 1900, then in 1945, 1947 and 1980. The wood used in its construction was retrieved from shipwrecks and had to be blessed before the building could be rebuilt. It is an important element of the Madelinot heritage.


Your next stop is "le Flâneur" art gallery where you will relax by the sea and enjoy a break with scones, homemade jam and coffee or your choice of a selection of over 50 different teas. Afterwards, enjoy visiting the gallery and meet the artist who has expressed on large canvasses the many emotions typical of the island lifestyle. Arthure's work will help you appreciate what defines us and draws us together.


Guests have the choice to cross the street to l'Étang-du-Nord fishing harbour with its magnificent sculpture and Public Park for some free time as well, or continue to enjoy the art galleries hidden gems.


Your last stop takes you to the north coast of the island which boasts spectacular steep, jagged cliffs. The Cap-Hérissé lighthouse offers one of the most striking examples of cliffs sculpted by the sea. There are two types of cliffs on Les Îles de la Madeleine, gray sandstone is more resistant to erosion and is found in some of the highest landforms on Entry Island, Havre-Aubert, Cap-aux-Meules and Havre-aux-Maisons. These are often volcanic mounds with veins of clay, limestone and gypsum.


Please Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 137 metres (150 yards) with a few steps to negotiate at the gallery. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a foldable wheelchair however guests must be able to get in/out of the vehicle with minimal assistance or the assistance of their travelling companion. We recommend guests wear weather appropriate clothing, a light sweater or jacket and comfortable walking shoes. CAD and credit cards accepted at the souvenir shop.

Discover Havre Aux Maisons Islands

Havre-aux-Maisons Island is remarkable for its bare landscape; the scarcity of trees is due to extensive lumbering during the last century. The island's smooth landscape stands out sharply against its worn red cliffs. Havre-aux-Maisons, located on one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago, has a sweet rural character with winding roads and houses scattered about the countryside. You will meet with local artist, learn about the Islands first alcohol "bagosse" and enjoyed the sandy beach with red sand stone cliff.


Verrerie La Méduse

The tour begins onboard a school bus. Travel to Verrerie La Méduse, a glass-blowing studio located in a heritage building called the old St-Joseph School where visitors may observe glass-blowers at work, transforming silica into magnificent works of art.


Dune-du-Sud

Next the roadside rest area at Dune-du-Sud gives access to a beautiful beach. Red cliffs sculpted by the sea shelter one side of the beach. There are lots of holes and caves to explore.


Cap-Alright Lighthouse

Continue onto Cap-Alright Lighthouse which offers a spectacular view over grey cliffs, all of Plaisance Bay and the outline of Entry Island. The lighthouse is the last one built on the Islands, and it has changed little since its construction in 1928.


Le Barbocheux

The Madelinots always say that "bagosse" is the beer of the Islands, but it is really a traditional home-brewed wine. Le Barbocheux is an artisanal winery whose products include bagosse, fortified wine (porto style) and berry liqueurs. Enjoy a sample before transferring back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves moderate amount of walking and it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Dressing appropriate to the weather is recommended.

Taste of the Islands

The Îles de la Madeleine archipelago, an exotic miniature paradise where the warmth and generosity of the inhabitants are legendary, is a treasure trove of tasty, tempting locally-produced foods. During the Flavours Circuit you will meet with several local producer and discover from them the passion and love that they have for their work.


Pied-de-Vent Cheese Factory

Depart the ship for a short ride to the Pied-de-Vent Cheese Factory. It is a cottage-industry cheese factory that uses raw milk to produce the tasty Pied-de-Vent cheese and Tomme des Demoiselles, a semi-hard cow's milk cheese.


Chemin Pointe-Basse

Next travel to Chemin Pointe-Basse, a road peppered with many examples of traditional local architecture: houses and barns are quite simple and painted in a variety of bright colours. The Acadian and French origins of many of the Islanders, as well as some New England influences are reflected in the architecture of their homes. Several details are typical of the traditional home: the small enclosed porch, corbel, veranda, and painted or stained cedar shingles.

Fumoir d'Antan

The smoked herring economuseum, Fumoir d'Antan, a typical smokehouse, brings to life this last vestige of what was once a very important industry. This smokehouse has been used for three generations to smoke herring, mackerel, salmon and scallops.


Dune-du-Sud

Have a short stop at the roadside rest area at Dune-du-Sud which gives access to a beautiful beach. Red cliffs sculpted by the sea shelter one side of the beach. There are many holes and caves to explore.


Le Barbocheux

The Madelinots always say that "bagosse" is the beer of the Islands, but it is really a traditional home-brewed wine. Le Barbocheux is an artisanal winery whose products include bagosse, Enjoy a tasting of fortified wine (Porto style) before returning to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves moderate amount of walking for approximately 1655 metres (1810 yards) over occasional uneven ground and dirt paths, therefore it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Dressing appropriate to the weather is recommended.

The Heart of Madelinot Life & Culture

Enjoy the much-acclaimed scenic getaway on this on this full-day adventure from Cap-aux-Meules to Grand-Entrée.


Grand-Entree

A school bus will bring you to the north end of the Magdalene Island, the Grand-Entree. Marvel at the impossibly beautiful scenery, with different shades of blue and green water, golden sand beaches, ever changing sand dunes, the green of the hills that contrast with the red of the cliffs. Learn more about the history of the Islands and of the Acadians, who have colonized the archipelago as the local guide provides the narration.


Village of Grosse Ile

On arrival to the village of Grosse Ile, an English settlement of 500 Irish descendant resident you will be driving past the salt mine and the guide will give you explanations about it.


East Point National Wildlife Reserve

After Grosse Ile village you will be arriving in the East Point National Wildlife Reserve, the bus will make stop to drop off half of the group for a 90 minute hike of 1.8 miles (3 kilometers). Discover a unique ecosystem in Québec; East Point. See an astonishing arrangement of vegetation, forests, fixed dunes and mobile dunes. Depending on the season, you can taste some of the different plants and berries. Marvel at the vastness of the Old Harry Beach, the former gathering place of the walrus. Enjoy an unforgettable hike where you see the beauty and understand the fragility of the Magdalen Islands.


Grande-Entrée wharf

The rest of the group will carry on to the wharf of Grande Entrée, Encounter a fisherman on the Grande-Entrée wharf. La Pointe the Grande-Entrée wharf is the largest lobster fishing wharf in Québec. With the help of a fisherman discover how our daily life is connected to the sea. Learn about the history, the boats, the lobster traps, and the importance of the conservation.


Lunch at La Salicorne Inn

Next proceed to La Salicorne Inn where you will have a relaxing lunch.


In the afternoon each group will switch and enjoy the activity they did not do in the morning.


Board the school bus for the scenic ride back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking/hiking and it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dressing appropriate to the weather as well as close toe comfortable shoes is recommended.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.