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Cap-Aux-Meules, Canada Cruise Port

Located in the province of Quebec, the cruise port of Cap-aux-Meules, Canada is located on Grindstone Island and is an important fishing harbor, ferry port, and commercial cargo stop. Grindstone is located within yet another set of islands, the Magdalen Islands (Îles de la Madeleine in French), an area that forms a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Cap-aux-Meules is the second largest island in archipelago and has the largest population; although fairly developed, you don’t have to travel far to rediscover nature in all its glory. Take a short walk from the city center, and you’ll get a great view of the rest of the island, as well as the neighboring islands. Of course, there is plenty of fresh seafood to be found when it’s time to eat. Listed below are a handful of our favorite experiences when cruising to Cap-aux-Meules, Canada:
 
  • Near the western shore of the island lies Le Corps Mort (Dead Man’s Island); the Étang du Nord Lighthouse was built in 1874 on nearby on Cape Hérissé to warn mariners of Dead Man’s Island, thanks to the numerous shipwrecks it caused up until that point. There's an observation site around the tower for visitors to gaze out to sea.
     
  • There are plenty of outdoor activities to be found when the weather is pleasant, such as kayaking, kitesurfing, and water skiing. In fact, the area has hosted some of the most famous amateur and professional kitesurfing competitions in the world, thanks to a climate that creates perfect conditions for the sport.
     
  • Horse lovers will enjoy the Centre equestre La criniere au vent, where you can take a dreamy ride down the beach and across the island. Even novice riders will feel comfortable, thanks to patient tutelage and docile animals.
     
  • If watching seals in their natural habitat is on your bucket list, take one of the seal tours –you may even experience one of the friendly creatures come close to your boat for the photo opportunity of a lifetime.
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