On Les Îles, there are no city-dweller schedules. The frenzied pace of the big city gives way to a rural charm that is conducive to reflection and productive discussion. You'll surely hear somebody say: "On Les Îles, nothing's quite the same."
Without a doubt, a business stopover on the Îles de la Madeleine would be a creative addition to your list of places for a convention or a meeting. The archipelago offers a complete change of scenery: exotic landscapes, the ever-present sea, fresh lobster, genuine cultural traits, water-based activities and peace of mind. Simply add yourself to make it complete!
A new fishing season starts up in the spring. It's an ideal time for your corporate event. You'll be able to combine productive work sessions with an exploration of the culinary delights. Our renowned regional cuisine features fish and seafood of unmatchable freshness.
Fine herbs and cheeses, deli-meats and smoked herring, locally brewed beverages... These are but a few of the numerous local products you will savour, delighting in the delicate aromas and flavours found only in the archipelago.
Maybe you prefer the mellow light and warm breezes of September. No problem! This is the ideal month for outdoor activities of all kinds. September is a real treat for nature lovers in search of new sensations and of new landscapes to immortalise. A great time also for a seaside round of golf with friends and colleagues!
Take a break from the work sessions and go out on a boat tour or on a guided tour of one of the many attractions of the Islands. Enjoy the visual arts and crafts circuit. You, your spouse and your whole family will be charmed by the secrets and the beauties that await you all over Les Îles.
With this in mind, the hotels of Les Îles de la Madeleine are pleased to offer their assistance for the planning of your next company event. Turnkey corporate packages are available.
Several airlines provide daily air service to the archipelago, from Montréal, Québec City, Bonaventure and Gaspé. Travel agencies can be of great assistance with air travel and especially with the organisation of chartered flights.
Where time permits, you'll be pleased to know that air travel can easily be combined with a ferry service out of Prince Edward Island or travel by cruise ship out of Montréal. If this approach appeals to you, check out the "convention-cruise" option with departure from Montréal. The cruise down the St. Lawrence river on board the N. M. Vacancier will get business under way and add to your enjoyment the beauties of this great waterway.
Year-round transportation to Les Îles by bus is also available from Québec City, Rivière-du-Loup, Edmundston, Fredericton, Moncton and Charlottetown. There are several places on Les Îles where you can rent a car to get around.
The team at Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine can prepare tourist information kits tailored to your needs. These will help you assess the possibility of holding your event on Les Îles and highlight the activities, attractions and services offered by the destination.
Assistance for the planning and promotion of your event can also be made available.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information concerning possible arrangements for an upcoming convention or business meeting. We would be delighted to help you make your project a reality.
Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine
Phone: 418 986-2245 (extension 227) or 1 877 624-4437