Concours de Châteaux de Sable des Îles de la Madeleine

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38th SAND CASTLE COMPETITION ! Build your most beautiful sandcastle at the Magdalen Islands Sandcastle Competition! The largest amateur sandcastle contest in the world invites you to experience a magical virtual weekend from August 9 to 11, 2024. In addition to the contest, the event presents several artists, workshops, games, musicians and local producers. Take part in this sandblasted euphoria by forming YOUR own team of builders and join this unmissable event. By a jury, several scholarships and enticing prizes will be awarded to the builders on Saturday, August 10. Registrations are FREE for all categories! Event: August 9-11, 2024 Registration: July 2024 Be part of the party among the 500 builders and 15,000 visitors! Golden sand, salt water, small and big hands and smiles, that's the recipe for summer happiness in the Magdalen Islands!

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Contact

9, road du Sable
Havre-Aubert, G4T 9G9
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 986-6863 Phone : 418 986-6863 Fax : 418 986-6865


General information

Island Havre Aubert Island
Nearest Beach Harbour Beach (Sandy Hook)
Distance from the beach 0 km
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Access to the beach
  • Accessible to persons with a physical impairment
  • Pets Allowed
Start date of the event August 9, 2024
End date of the event August 11, 2024
Payment methods accepted

Partner establishments

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    Autobus Les Sillons

    Winner of the Gold Medal for tourist services in the 2010 and 2009 National Grands Prix du tourisme, we are the ultimate reference for sightseeing tours on the Islands. Our dynamic team will introduce you to the most exclusive and unique spots on the Islands. Bus, minibus rental, bike shuttle. Winner of Les Grands Prix du tourisme 2011 - Tourist services and 2006, 2007- transport & travel.

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    Boulangerie Madelon

    In business since 1964, we offer a great variety of pastries and baked goods that are both good-looking and tasty. We also have various freshly baked artisan breads, and local products. Enjoy a fair-trade coffee roasted on-the-spot (espresso, cappuccino, latte, etc.) in our outdoor patio or inside the premises. Also offered: sandwiches, salads, sushi and hot meals.

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    Émerance

    France Painchaud draws her inspiration from the rich abundance of the marine environment. Her signature collection, fashioned in precious metals, includes original creations as well as seaside designs inspired exclusively by sea shells found on the beach. Exclusive art jewelry. Look for the "seaside" gold and silver collection. Member of the Visual Arts and Handicrafts Circuit 

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    Café de la Grave

    Gourmet breakfasts, dish of the day, homemade cakes, Island beers, Island products, varied menus, healthy and affordable meals. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere in a historic building.

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    Caisse Populaire Desjardins des Ramées

    Our institution has five points of service and is offering different services: Inter-banking, savings, loans, travellers' cheques and automatic teller 24 hours.

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    CFIM - Radio communautaire

    The sound of the Sea, your Island's Radio!   Local community radio airing : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, focusing on local news, interview and musical content with différent community announcements. Mostly French except for a daily hour of English broadcasting (6:00 to 7:00). Office schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to noon & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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    Coop La Machine

    La Machine is a workers' coop that creates clothing and accessories from recycled textiles. We invite you to our shop in Cap-Aux-Meules, Chemin du Quai, where you will find gifts and souvenirs for everyone. Unique eco-design creations, thrift shop items and handmade work from local artisans await in our boutique!

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    Jaspe Rouge

    Jewellery, articles crafted from driftwood, paintings. Enter the brilliant creative universe of Melodie Lepage and Francis Kapsiak. An exciting variety of sterling silver jewellery, some adorned with hand-cut, semi-precious Island stones, some not. Meticulously crafted one-of-a-kind and limited-series objects. Driftwood puzzles, lamps, mirrors and paintings.

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    Auberge la Salicorne

    The Salicorne Experience: a unique holiday formula to live the Islands with the Magdalen Islanders. With our original visits, activities & à la carte excursions, discover the beauty & authenticity of our home. The low season rates include lodging and breakfast; and the mid & high season rates include lodging, meals (breakfast and Madelinot dinner), visits and activities. ESTABLISHMENT NUMBERS Auberge : 073640 Camping: 206065

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    Le Radar

    News, local news, editorials, letters. Available every Friday at 32 retail outlets. You can  subscribe to Le Radar by internet : www.leradar.qc.ca« To keep informed,  read Le Radar! »

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    À l'abri de la Tempête

    À l'abri de la Tempête believes in maximum use of local raw materials in the creation of its beers. We started by using locally malted barley, then moved on to harvesting and using fresh flowers, marine algae and herbs. We use locally-grown ingredients to brew our full-flavoured, distinctive beers. Guided tours, boutique and beer pub on place. Follow us on Facebook !

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    Proxim pharmacie affiliée - Lapierre et Lapierre

    Professionnal services. Blood pressure and diabetes tests.  Boutique "Fruits et Passion", cosmetics, gifts, photos, seasonal articles, weekly circulars. Shedule: Mon,-Wed., 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sund. noon to 5:00 pm.

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    Restaurant Decker Boy

    *** Order by phone only: 418-986-4525 or 418-986-6849. Menu available online at www.deckerboy.com or downloadable below. ***Restaurant open year-round for the past 40 years. Specialty: typical local fritters called “beignets” or “banax.” Soup, seafood pizza, all-dressed pizza, fried chicken, sub sandwich, etc. Kids menu. Eat on-site or order to go.

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    La Brûlerie de Café des Îles de la Madeleine

    Micro-roasting, coffee retailer, distribution centre & boutique. All our coffees have a unique signature. Come by to discover a great variety of flavours and enjoy a good coffee. In the restaurants, as anywhere else on the Islands, you will find and taste the diversity of our recipes. Extend your stay and pack coffee beans in your suitcases!

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    Rachel Drouin Création

    Sealskin inspires Rachel Drouin to create unique and modern accessories. Handbags, hats, slippers, boiled wool items, cushions and jewellry from her Les Louves collection highlight the beauty of the material. The multidisciplinary artist Marie Berger exhibits her unique and original artwork: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, nomadic jewellry and mobiles.

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    Électro Informatique Michaud

    Électro Informatique Michaud offers products and services, both in store and on the road, to meet all your needs in computing and networking. In addition, we offer printing, faxing and scanning services.

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    Le Portique

    Le Portique is a charming arts and crafts boutique located on La Grave. You will find La Manufacture's jewelry collection, constituated of flameworked glass and stained glass made to wear. This little shop also represent the amazing work of exclusive quebecker artists, carefully chosen. All the items presented here are inspired by the sea and are made with love for you!

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    CindyHook Sports Aventures

    Our direct access to a shallow lagoon makes it the ideal spot for beginners. Come by and learn about the origins of SUP as well as safety aspects and how to move your board in calm water. Afterwards, get on the water and explore La Petite Baie at your own pace. Enjoy typical colourful houses and red cliffs. With a little luck, you could even meet a family of herons.

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    Pascan

    PASCAN aviation, a Quebec carrier that has been serving the regions for more than 20 years! With flights from Montreal-Trudeau, Montreal (St-Hubert), Quebec City, Bonaventure and Gaspé 365 days a year. We offer regular flights as well as charter flights for flexibility according to your needs. Our fleet: SAAB 340 aircraft, 33 seats with on-board service as well as our Jetstreams, 15 passengers.

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    Le Faraud et l'idiot

    Le Faraud et l'idiot Foodtruck who travels on the archipelago! To find out where to find us, see our Facebook page.

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    Vélos Évasion Îles de la Madeleine

    Vélos Évasion iles de la Madeleine is a rental, sales and repair company for electrically assisted bicycles (E-bikes), offering Fatbikes as well as hybrid road bikes from our rental center in La Grave in Havre Aubert and our mobile solar panel unit in Havre aux Maisons (see address on our website). Our goal is to provide you with an authentic tourist experience by discovering our fabulous landscapes, in an ecological and safe way while allowing you to create friendly links with local artisans and local producers.

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Dates and opening hours

  • From 9 to August 11, 2024

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