Press Review

Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine provides you with a few articles on our destination. To access the french article, please visit the French version of the website.


  • Salt of the earth

    Salt of the earth

    LEGEND HAS IT that you return from the Magdalen Islands a different person. The thought enters my mind just as I spot the first signs of terra firma on the horizon. Five hours have passed since the ferry set sail from Souris, Prince Edward Island, on its way to this tiny archipelago of 14 islands (six of which are joined) in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

  • Canada's Exotic Island

    Canada's Exotic Island

    Canada's east coast has a secret called the Îles de la Madeleine - 80 kilometers long and located in the middle of the Gulf of St.Lawrence. 

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  • Touring the Maggies

    Touring the Maggies

    I arrived at the dock in Souris not knowing what to expect. Even with my research they remained a mystery and, despite stories heard, I'd never met anyone who had actuallu been there. 

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  • 30 Secret Island Escapes

    30 Secret Island Escapes

    30 secret islands escapes including the Îles de la Madeleine

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  • Mid-Lent Celebrations: A Tradition Still Very Much Alive

    Mid-Lent Celebrations: A Tradition Still Very Much Alive

    The ground floor has been cleared of couches, armchairs, tables, lamps and knick-knacks. It's the same every year in the days preceding Mid-Lent in many homes in Fatima, a village on the Magdalen Islands. When you're having between 1000 and 14000 people over for three nights in a row. 

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  • The Lure and Lore of Lobster

    The Lure and Lore of Lobster

    Lobster fishing is a major occupation in the Îles de la Madeleine so we didi a little fishing ourselves in the Islands - For lobster lore, facts and wne-pairing advice. 

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  • Paddler Paradise

    Paddler Paradise

    The reddish cliffs of the Îles de la Madeleine are warmed by the setting sun as this group paddles past. The islands are dotted with brightly coloured homes; a sculpture tells the story of the Islands' fishing culture, the "crab and kayak" trip featured a crab fest overlooking the ocean. 

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  • A, B, Sea

    A, B, Sea

    In Quebec's Magdalen Islands, locals have shored up a dIstInctIve lIngo along the rollIng sand dunes. here are fIve spots on the archIpelago wIth a language all theIr own.

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