The islands of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve have rich terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that offer, to a wide variety of plants, a mosaic of habitats adapted to their needs. The park reserve has long been recognized as being host to even a larger amount of plant species than what characterizes the Minganie coast. Thanks to these natural treasures, the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve has often been called the "Galapagos Islands" of the north.