East circuit

Visit of the "Fumoir d'antan"

A guided tour and a tasting will make you discover the wonders of this smokehouse. The Arseneau family is responsible for smoking herring, mackerel and salmon there for now three generations. Come and discover the history and cultural significance of such an art, to this smokehouse that also features visual presentations and pictures of old.

Visit of the "Pied-de-vent cheesehouse"

Come live a typically islander culinary experience! Discover all the traits that make "Pied-de-Vent" cheese so special. Meet passionate artisans and learn the ropes of their art. This tour will also provide a couple of presentations on the whole process along with some historical contexts. It will end with a tasting of some of their exquisite products.

Visit of the "barbôcheux"

On the Magdalen Islands, "barbocher" is an ancient word that means roaming from house to house to drink with friends. Usually at that time, that also meant that what you were drinking was "bagosse", our very own unique traditional and homemade alcool. This tour will have you visit our local brewers and will end in a tasting.

Stop at the "échouerie" lighthouse

Constructed in 1928, the "échourie" lighthouse is the last one to ever be constructed on the islands. The surrounding "Alright" cliff is considered particularly dangerous for fishermen. In 2005 Post Canada puts the "échouerie" lighthouse on one of their stamps, making it an important symbol country-wide.

Visit at the "dune du sud" beach

A stop has to be done on this magnificent 22km long beach. You will be able to visit its impressive natural caves, molded by the sea.

Diner at "salicorne" inn

Treat yourself to a typically islander meal full of flavor in a cozy atmosphere. With its diverse menu choices, there is something for everyone and our dinning room offers a splendid view on the nearby bay.

Visit of the "Grande-Entrée" fishing docks

Host to over 125 different ships, this fishing dock is the largest on the Magdalen Islands. Walk around, appreciate the view and get to know our local fishermen.

Ride through the "chemin des montants"

This simple road through the hills of "Havre-aux-Maisons" offers a unique and stunning landscape that you won't forget anytime soon!
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