Getting to the Islands

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Please note that this information is regularly updated as per the current government guidelines.

We invite you to consult the Public Health guidelines and to keep up to date with the latest government information before planning or undertaking any travel.

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Getting to the Îles de la Madeleine by Ferry

Please note that all passengers must have a reservation to get on board (including pedestrians and cyclists). For more information, please contact CTMA Ferry or visit their website

You must have the documents below to travel through Maritime Provinces border :

  • Your CTMA Ferry reservation (return trip);
  • Bring an official ID (driving license, passport, health insurance card, etc.).

For Maritimes provinces, no registration is required

For all requests related to stay in the Maritime Provinces, contact them directly :

Prince-Edward Island Tourism : 1-800-463-4734 -

New-Brunswick Tourism : 1-800-561-0123 -

Nova-Scotia Tourism : 1-800-565-0000 -

Tips for the drive

  • A few days before your departure, sign up to receive CTMA's notifications regarding possible changes of the ferry schedule.
  • Don't forget to adjust your watch when entering New Brunswick by adding an extra hour (as the Atlantic Time Zone begins there).

 Accessing the Îles de la Madeleine by Plane


In the event that visitors test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in the Îles de la Madeleine, please note that it will not be possible, given federal and provincial legislation, to take transportation (ferry and/or plane) to leave the archipelago.

Visitors will be required to complete their quarantine period in the Îles de la Madeleine and follow the instructions of the Government of Quebec for people with COVID-19 in home isolation

Getting to Îles de la Madeleine

All means are good for access "Les Îles". Here you will find all the necessary information for planning your trip to the archipelago.

Whether you arrive by plane or boat, remember that there are different ways to get around at destination, refer to the section Discover the Islands and specifically subsection Moving around for more information.


You live outside of Canada?

Many travel professionals are promoting the Îles de la Madeleine outside Canada. To find a travel agent near you, please consult the list made up by Le Québec maritime!


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