Depart from Miquelon for this original tour: after a very short bus ride, board a Zodiac with a guide to discover the lagoon and admire the Grand Barachois, with its colony of seals and its birds. Unforgettable!
The most beautiful valley A round-trip walk for a view that’s well worth the trip, because the La Cormorandière valley never disappoints. On the way, discover the fauna and flora that surrounds you—the natural heritage that makes the archipelago so rich! Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Centre/MNE Level of difficulty: Easy
When you visit the village of Miquelon, take the time to stop at the Nature Interpretation Center (or MNE). Thanks to a highly interactive permanent exhibit, you’ll be able to discover the history, geology, geography, climate and biodiversity of the archipelago through four natural environments. You’ll also have a chance to enjoy eco-walks: guided tours that will introduce you to the plants and wildlife of the most magical sites on the archipelago.
Wildlife and the sea Discover the relief of the Cape of Miquelon, as well as the site’s fauna and flora. Take advantage of a spectacular vantage point to observe the wilderness and maybe even spot an American bald eagle! You’ll be treated to a breathtaking, life-size panoramic view! Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Centre/MNE Level of difficulty: Average
Boreal forest, bog and cliffs The Cape of Miquelon is definitely worth a visit. The scenery is breathtaking and the plant life is rich and diverse. This walk offers every chance to observe deer! The developed trails make this itinerary accessible to most! Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Centre/MNE Level of difficulty: average
In tune with the lagoon Walk through a dune environment until you reach the wildlife observatory. Along your way, you'll learn more about the surrounding vegetation. Shorebirds and seals await you at this site, with its atmosphere unlike any other! Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Centre/MNE Level of difficulty : easy
Nature and men Come spend a day on the dunes, bound by the ocean to the east and west! At the edge of the Grand Barachois lagoon, you can observe shorebirds, seals and Canada geese while listening to the chattering of the seabirds. On the Isthmus, you’ll also have an opportunity to walk on fertile land, where farming is still practiced. Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Centre/MNE Level of difficulty : average
Start at the pebble bank, then head towards the end of the Anse du Gouvernement. We recommend that you follow the road to get to the Fond de l’Anse (the river, rarely dry, is often an obstacle to get to the Fond de l’Anse by the shoreline). The path goes through the summit of Tête Pelée, then crosses a floodplain before beginning a descent through the woods towards a clearing that overlooks the Anse aux Soldats. Follow the same directions in reverse to go back.
Start at the Sainte-Thérèse Chapel and go to the Chemin de la Vierge. Walk to the intersection of the path leading to la Belle Rivière, walk along La Belle Rivière and go up towards the top of the cross. To return, take the Chemin de la Butte au Thé and the plain that overlooks the Anse du Gouvernement.
Start at the end of the Scierie parking lot road. Take the path located towards the left, which marks the beginning of the former Pointe Plate Road. Continue on the path in the woods (which is clearly delineated), crossing the Ruisseau de l’Ouest (stream). Go along the first Plaine des Gaules at the foot of the Couline à Franchesse, then, after an s-shaped pathway and a rise, you’ll arrive on the plateau (the second Plaine des Gaules). You can go down towards the ruins of the Couillette Farm (shown in dotted lines on the map); if you do, add an extra hour to your hike. Continue to the path that goes down towards the Pointe-Plate Lighthouse.
Start at the viewpoint indicator, go down towards the Étang du Lac, then follow the direction of the Étang de la Roche sign. Then walk towards the la Cormorandière lookout. Here, you have the choice of going towards Nid à l’Aigle (drawn in dotted lines on the map) or l’Anse à la Roche. This itinerary goes towards l’Anse à la Roche. From the la Cormorandière lookout, join the cliff-side path (west side of the island) and follow it until you come to signs where, finally, you go in the direction of the “Village of Miquelon via the Butte aux Berrys.” For the return trip, take the path that goes north of the Étang du Lac, then head towards the village.