Grande-Entrée is Québec's lobster capital. It harbours more than 100 brightly coloured fishing boats. Go down to the pier and hang out for a while with the fishermen. You'll get a good feel for the importance of this traditional fishing.
Grande-Entrée has over 100 lobster-fishing boats
Designated as Québec's Lobster Capital in 1994, Grande-Entrée has over 100 lobster-fishing boats that bring in more than half of the Islands' total annual catch. Route 199 ends at the wharf: this is Pointe de la Grande-Entrée (Grande-Entrée Point). Here you have a charming fishing port packed with brightly coloured boats.
Blue mussels are farmed in the bay at Grande-Entrée as well as in Havre-aux-Maisons. Chemin Pealy leads to the western extremity of Grande Entrée Island and illustrates the traditional division of land: widely-spaced houses centered on open fields. Take a walk to Boudreau Island, one of the most beautiful views you will see in the Magdalen Islands. Visit the Bassin aux Huîtres and explore its secret beaches and footpaths. You can reach it by following Chemin du Bassin Ouest.