Île Brion Ecological Reserve



Île Brion Ecological Reserve

Île Brion has been an ecological reserve since 1984. It is located 16 km north of Grosse Île.

Brion Island is about seven kilometres long by two kilometres at its widest point, and it has been uninhabited for the last fifty years. It was inhabited by a few families during about a hundred years.

The island is difficult to access, particularly when strong winds are blowing, but it perpetuates a great ecological diversity and it is the ecological memory of Îles de la Madeleine.

Brion Island is split into two major sectors.

The largest of which, covering over 650 hectares, is the ecological reserve.

The off-reserve portion of the Island is a wonderful place to observe the local flora and many species of birds, including the Atlantic Puffin. Take a walk on the Lighthouse trail, less that 1 km.

It is one of the only two Québec ecological reserves that are open to the public. It is possible to take a boat excursion around the island and to land there. The time required for the trip varies according to weather conditions and the type of water craft used. Generally, with a Zodiac, it takes about half an hour to get there; with a fishing boat, it takes about one hour.

We suggest that you contact the Tourist Information Office for more information about the companies supplying this particular excursion or see the Nautical Excursions section.

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