Let yourself be carried away… as the seasons go by!
Tourism-wise, the summer months are the busiest. It is the time of year when picturesque and crunchy activities are in full swing!
Take advantage of it to discover the various islands, enjoy the amazing musical programming, have a drink on a terrace and meet new people, walk barefoot on the numerous fine-sand beaches, swim in warm water, participate in exciting nautical activities
and—while you’re at it—camp on the prettiest site of the Islands!
Summer : the touristic season is in full swing!
At the beginning, it is just more summer days! For a little while longer, the sun sticks around and the northern wind sets in. The storytellers all meet up in September for the International Storytelling Festival entitled Contes en Îles. We take our wool sweaters out of the closet and put on our hats. The waves are great for surfing and the weather is ideal for long walks on the beaches. The skies and sunsets are nothing short of magical!
And the spectacular wind storms coming from every direction shape the various islands and urges us to get out and marvel at this nature that truly is the strongest of all!
If the heat of Punta Canada is not on your radar and you are intrigued by the everyday life of Madelinots during the winter, then come on over! You will truly experience the peace and quiet of an archipelago that seems even bigger, the legendary snow storms, the ice field holding on tight, the powerful and ever-present wind, the frozen lagoons…
Take advantage of your stay to try snowshoeing, ice skating on ponds, fat biking on hardened beaches, traction kiting on frozen lagoons and much more.
In short, winter on the Islands is perfect for slow living and meeting both friendly and welcoming locals!
While the ice field drifts away and the sun shines again, the archipelago comes back to life! The fishermen are hard at work on their boats and in the harbours.
The seasonal businesses open their doors again. We visit the fish markets or the restaurants and treat ourselves with fresh scallops, crabs and lobsters.
In sum, it is the time of year when all things economic, social and gourmet are booming everywhere on the archipelago!