Getting to the Islands by ferry

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

Since guidelines and directives in response to COVID-19 can change quickly as the situation evolves, we invite you to regularly check with official sources for the most up-to-date information before planning or undertaking any travels in the upcoming weeks.

As many other visitors do, you are wondering if you will be able to travel to the Îles de la Madeleine this summer?

Despite the reopening of certain regions, all Quebecers are being asked to avoid travelling as much as possible from one region to another or from one city to another. Therefore, we cannot yet confirm if you will be able to spend your summer vacations on the Îles de la Madeleine this year. We strongly recommend that you follow the directives given by public health authorities and respect the travel bans in place.


A mandatory 14-day self-quarantine must be observed when arriving on the Îles de la Madeleine. This measure will remain in place until June 15th. Self-quarantine is compulsory for all people coming to the Islands, regardless of their previous location and means of travel (ferry or plane). Special measures have been implemented for essential workers.


Following June 15th, public health authorities will reassess the situation and adjust these directives according to government guidelines and regional health conditions.


Accessing the Îles de la Madeleine by Ferry

At the moment, travel is only authorized in the following instances:

  • For medical reasons
  • For humanitarian reasons
  • If moving to a new address
  • For work, when remote work is not an option
  • For those wishing to return to their primary or secondary residence on the Îles de la Madeleine.

Travellers who have to use the road and ferry to travel to and from Îles-de-la-Madeleine must now fill out a form to be allowed to cross New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

They must print this form and have it on hand when they travel, along with their reservation on board the CTMA ferry and all documents confirming the valid reason for their trip (proof of principal residence, secondary residence [tax account], medical paper, document provided by an employer, etc.).

If the traveller completes the form in French, it is recommended that he or she also print the English version of the form without completing it in order to facilitate verification by New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island authorities.


Access the Îles de la Madeleine through this 5-hour crossing between Prince Edward Island and the Madelinot archipelago. Get on board and appreciate the crew's courtesy, the comfort of the ship and the many services offered. You will live a true experience of relaxation and pleasure on the sea.

To make a reservation, please have on hand the type and plate number of your vehicle, dates of travel and credit card for the deposit. 


East Connection

Daily return passenger shuttle and delivery service between Charlottetown and Souris or Souris and Charlottetown. Operating from June to September. Off season service upon reservation. For information and reservations, contact Blair by phone at 902-892-6760 or 902-393-5132.

Getting to the Islands