Getting to the Islands

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

Update : October 30th 2021

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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Since guidelines and directives in response to COVID-19 can change quickly as the situation evolves, we strongly recommend that you follow the directives given by Public Health Authorities and we invite you to regularly check with official sources for the most up-to-date information before planning or undertaking any travels.

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);
  • Your registration confirmation on the New Brunswick Government website. (return trip)
  • Bring an official ID (driving license, passport, health insurance card, etc.).

For Prince Edward Island, no registration is required to cross the province and go directly to the ferry the same day. Make sure, you have your CTMA Ferry reservation with you. 

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.
  • Prepare all you need for the road (i.e. water, snacks, and meals).
  • Don't forget to adjust your watch when entering New Brunswick by adding an extra hour (as the Atlantic Time Zone begins there).
  • In Prince Edward Island, go straight to the Ferry Terminal in Souris. 


Accessing the Îles de la Madeleine by Plane


Please note that air passengers travelling on domestic or international flights from airports in Canada must be fully vaccinated. For more information on this subject, please consult this page.

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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