Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada

Camping

When Nature beckons…

Tent and fireplace at a campsite in the forest Camping on Île Quarry
© Parks Canada / D. Rosset

For a privileged encounter with nature at your own pace, stop in on one of the islands of the archipelago for some wilderness camping.

The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve offers 44 campgrounds spread over six different islands. The campsites are undeveloped, so that visitors can enjoy the full peace and fascination of the wilderness. The serenity of the environment is something that only islands such as those of the Mingan Archipelago can offer.

Inform yourself on the necessary precautions to take in the wilderness. Become familiar with the general regulations and the code of ethics on seabird observation applicable in the park reserve.

Campgrounds

IslandNumber of sites
Île à la Chasse 6
Île du Havre
individual camping
group camping
4
2
Île Niapiskau 6
Île Quarry
East side campground**
West side campground

6
8

Île Nue de Mingan 2
La Grande Île
Havre à Petit-Henri
Barachois à Montpetit
4
4
 
**6 oTENTik tents are also available.
 
Each campsite comes equipped with a tent pad, picnic table and fireplace. Nearby you will also find a dry toilet, a woodbox and firewood.

Opening Dates for Campgrounds

Campgrounds are open from Mid-June to beginning of September. To know about the exact opening dates contact information@pc.gc.ca or call at (418) 538-3285.

Group Camping

The two group campgrounds on Île du Havre are designed for schools or other organized bodies. Each campsite can hold 25 people and is equipped with 3 tent pads. Camping groups are provided with the basic services, but may also use a specially designed kitchen shelter.

Reservations and rates

For camping rates and entrance fees, check the fees section.

All reservations for campsites and oTENTik tents can be done online at: reservation.gc.ca or by phone: 1-877-737-3783.  Please note that île à la Chasse campsite and île du Havre group camping can only be reserved at 418-538-3285.

Important : Individuals who do not own a boat will have to pay transportation fees to access the islands with private boat operators. See the list of Maritime Transport Services.

For the most up to date information, contact us at 418-538-3285 or e-mail us to information@pc.gc.ca

Important information

A permit is required for camping. You can obtain it at the Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Visitor Centre or at the Havre-Saint-Pierre Visitor Centre located near the Havre-Saint-Pierre marina. Off-season, you can obtain your permit at the Park Reserve administrative office.

Maximum stay on any one island is six consecutive nights.
Campsites must be vacated by 11 a.m.

Useful Tips

To access the islands of the archipelago, local maritime transport companies offer a large selection of services and daily departures from June to September. We recommend you make advance reservations.

Camping reservations are recommended. You can reserve up to 6 months in advance for groups of 12 or more people, and 2 months in advance for regular camping by telephoning the Havre-Saint-Pierre Kiosk at (418) 538-3285.

There are no restaurants, canteens or drinking water available on the island.

Bring with you:

  • Warm clothes;
  • A good sleeping bag;
  • Good walking shoes;
  • A small axe for making kindling from the firewood;
  • Food for two days more than your expected stay (sea conditions may prevent boatmen from picking you up on the scheduled date).