We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it's important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

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For important information about staying safe while enjoying the Mingan Archipelago, please explore the topics below:

Limestone stratified cliff on Île aux Perroquets.

Falling rocks are a hazard near the cliffs. When possible, keep a safe distance, avoid walking beneath overhanging rocks and do not stop next to the base of cliffs. Hike around low tide to be able to stay away from the cliffs. Even with these precautions, be aware that falling rocks may sometimes be unavoidable and dangerous.

Some areas along the shoreline may present difficult walking conditions and may cause you to fall. Please proceed with caution!

Yellow flowers growing on a rocky shoreline.
Low tide

At low tide, water and seaweed on the rocks create slippery conditions.

Hiking along the shoreline can be difficult at high tide: in some places, water may block the trail.

A rocky shoreline.

Climbing on the monoliths is dangerous and prohibited.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

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