In the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the 12 Magdalen Islands (Îles de la Madeleine) are accessible via car ferry from Prince Edward Island. Seafood lovers will enjoy walking the wharves to chat with fisherman and buy fresh fish for dinner. Hiking, horseback riding, kitesurfing and other active outdoor activities are available; in winter, try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or kite skiing and spend the night in a yurt.
Good to know: Kayakers can traverse the Îles de la Madeleine Water Trail, which lets you explore the islands via 31 official launch sites and a network of accommodation options and services. Maps and guided tours available.