Additional information

Cabin and Auberge McDonald stay

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Getting around the island

On the day of your arrival, go straight to your place of accommodations. Take advantage of the daylight to travel, as the distances are sometimes long. Be careful on the roads, wildlife is abundant. Your vehicle is equipped with a radio so you can communicate with the Sépaq Anticosti team should the need arise.

You’ll probably find the island to be much bigger than you imagined. To appreciate you stay and to enjoy the beauty and riches of Anticosti nature, make your way to the McDonald or Port-Menier Visitors Centres to better plan your activities and save time when you travel on the island. Don’t worry, it’s impossible to see everything on your first visit.

Play it smart and download your maps in advance as the cellular network is not available everywhere on the island:

Note that the Avenza Maps allows you to geotag your location on the territory maps. To read one of the maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Gas stations

If you’re passing by, fill‘er up!

  • Chicotte-la-Mer Visitors Centre: open from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • McDonald Visitors Centre: open from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Town of Port-Menier: open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family stay

Are you bringing young children along with you? Call us at 1-800-463-0863 to reserve a car seat, highchair, or playpen.

Food services

Staying at Auberge McDonald? Delicious meals are included in your package and served in the large dining room of the inn. Boxed lunches will be prepared for your daily excursions at no extra charge.

Auberge Port-Menier

Located in Port-Menier village. Discover the menu.

Auberge McDonald

Located about 50 km from Parc national d’Anticosti. You can book by radio communication 24 hours in advance. Discover the menu.

  • Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sépaq Anticosti
Sépaq Anticosti Sébastien Larose | © Sépaq
Sépaq Anticosti
Sépaq Anticosti Sébastien Larose | © Sépaq

Suggested activities

Port-Menier sector

Cultural visit to the village of Port-Menier and its surroundings:

  • Centre d'interprétation de l'histoire de la culture et de la paléontologie
  • Château Menier site
  • Gravestone of Sorcerer Gamache
  • Stroll through the village along its picturesque streets, exploring Rue du Cap Blanc, the wharf, and the entire length of the canal.

Southern sector of the island

  • Hiking in the Chicotte canyon
  • Hiking in the small Chicotte canyon, swimming in a natural basin

Vauréal Canyon sector

  • Hiking in Canyon-de-la-Vauréal
  • Stop at the Vauréal waterfall observation deck
  • Hiking Les Pins-Blancs trail

Baie-de-la-Tour sector

  • Hiking Les Télégraphes trail
  • Exploring the seaside at Baie-de-la-Tour, an ideal site for a picnic
  • De la Chute trail

Canyon Observation sector

  • Hiking Les Falaises and Le Brûlé-de-1955 trails

Grotte-à-la-Patate sector

  • Hiking Grotte-à-la-Patate trail
  • Visiting the cave

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