International Cruises

The Îles de la Madeleine have been an established port of call since the 80s. Cruise ships have been coming into Cap-aux-Meules regularly over the last ten years. 2003 was a banner year that saw several cruise ships coming into port, including the Levant, the Polar Star and the Holland America Line's Prinsendam. In 2004, the Europa joined the list of cruise ships that have visited the Islands.

Sitting out in the centre of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the Magdalen Islands on the Canada-New England shipping lane. This includes ports in Atlantic Canada (Halifax in Nova Scotia, Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, St. John's in Newfoundland and Saint John in New Brunswick) and ports along the Saint Lawrence River (including Québec and Montréal) as well as the north-eastern part of the United States and the Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon archipelago.

The cruise market was developed in the archipelago with the aid and collaboration of several stakeholders. Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine, the Chambre de Commerce des Îles, the Municipality of the Îles de la Madeleine, Transport Canada, Développement Tourisme Conseils and the C.T.M.A. formed a partnership to help develop and promote the destination as a port of call and improve passenger services and amenities. As a member of the Association des croisières du Saint-Laurent, and Québec Maritime, Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine works closely with a number of different ports in Atlantic Canada.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Escale Îles de la Madeleine
128, chemin Principal
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1C5
Tel : 418 986-6667
Fax : 418 986-4874


Marine References


Latitude 470 30' N
Longitude 610 52' W
Charts: # 4951 and 4956
Tidal movement: 2.2 mSans frais : 1 888 986-3278

Physical characteristics of the port


Berth des pétroliers
Length: 140.5 m
Depth: 8.0 m
Apron: 11.2 m

Berth Commercial 1
Length: 82.0 m
Depth: 5.5 m
Apron: 36 m

Berth Commercial 2
Length: 36 m
Depth: 4.0 m
Apron: 36 m



Upon request

Useful Addresses

Tourist Information

Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine
128, chemin principal
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1C5
Phone: 418-986-2245

Travel Professionals

Intercruises Canada Inc.
Damien Déraspe

Phone : 418 937-8697


Port Authority

Transport Canada
264, chemin du quai
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1J4
Phone: 418-986-3785

Shipping Agency

313, chemin du Quai
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1J4
Phone: 418-986-6600


Canada Border Services Agency (local office)
235, chemin principal
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1R7
Phone: 418-986-3480

Chamber of Commerce

Chambre de commerce des Îles
735, chemin principal, suite 103
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1G8
Phone: 418-986-4111


  • Îles de la Madeleine -Set between sea and sky

    Îles de la Madeleine -Set between sea and sky

    Located in the geographical centre of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the Magdalen Archipelago also sits astride the Canada-New England Shipping lane. The Islands lie 215 km from the Gaspé Peninsula, 105 km from Prince Edward Island and 95 km from Cape Breton Island.

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