Ile Grande Basque Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

12 KM

Elevation gain

275 meters

What are the activities at Ile Grande Basque ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Ile Grande Basque?

The Grande Basque Islands of the North Shore - Duplessis are located at the northern end of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, about 50 km south of Ungava Bay. These islands, which are part of Canadian territory, consist of three main islands (Grande Basque, Petite Basque and L'Isle-aux-Coudres) and several islets.

The climate is subarctic and winters are very cold with average temperatures of -10 掳C in January. Summers are relatively mild with average temperatures of 15 掳C in July. The most favorable time to visit the Grand Basque Islands is from June to September.

The islands are covered with typical northern vegetation: pine, fir, spruce and birch. The animals that inhabit the islands are mainly birds (ducks, swans, terns, etc.) and mammals (caribou, foxes, hares, etc.).

The 脦les Grande Basque of the C么te-Nord - Duplessis offer a beautiful wilderness experience and are an excellent place to hike and observe wildlife.



What are the services on site?

Parking Reception Toilet Belvedere Refuge Interpretation Center Shuttle Swim Rustic camping Picnic table

What are the hiking trails at Ile Grande Basque ?

  • Trails
    Distance
    Elevation
    Type
    Difficulty
  • Le Boréal
    0.8 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Beginner
  • Les Caps
    0.4 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Beginner
  • Boucle de l'île Grande Basqu
    7.8 km
    275 m
    Loop
    Intermediate
  • Le Forestier Nord
    2.1 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Le Forestier Sud
    1.5 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Le Maritime
    1 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • L'Insulaire
    2.2 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • La Traversée
    1.5 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • L'Extrême
    1.2 km
    150 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • Le Montagnard
    0.5 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • Le Chemin du Sud
    0.5 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • La Montée
    0.2 km
    80 m
    Linear
    Advanced

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 25.00 / $ 15.00 (Child)
Schedule

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coordinates
50.15 -66.3666667

What are the coordinates and address of Ile Grande Basque?

Tourisme Sept-Îles
888 880-1238

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?


Starting Point

The trailhead for the 脦le Grande Basque is located at the mouth of the Grande-Basque River, about 15 km southwest of Natashquan.

Why visit Ile Grande Basque

The 脦le Grande Basque is a beautiful island located in the C么te-Nord - Duplessis region of Quebec. The island is a great place to visit for its stunning natural scenery, including forests, lakes, and rivers. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy on the island, such as hiking, fishing, and canoeing.

Is 脦le Grande Basque in C么te-Nord - Duplessis a suitable place for the whole family and children?

No, 脦le Grande Basque in C么te-Nord - Duplessis is not a suitable place for the whole family and children.

Things not to be missed

The best activities to do near 脦le Grande Basque in C么te-Nord - Duplessis include fishing, hiking and camping. The region is also known for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

Activities not to be missed:

-Watch whales and dolphins from the shore

-Ocean fishing

-Visit the Cap-aux-Meules lighthouse

-Kayaking on the calm waters of Gasp茅 Bay

-Hike through the region's beautiful landscapes

Where to eat?

1. At the foot of the Montmorency Falls

2. In a sugar shack

3. On top of a mountain

4. In a park

5. On an island

The most popular campsite on Ile Grande Basque is without a doubt the Pointe-au-P猫re municipal campground. Located just a few minutes' walk from the beach and lighthouse, this campground offers spacious, shaded sites and a playground for children. Other popular places to camp on Ile Grande Basque include Gaspesie National Park Campground, Mount Jacques-Cartier Campground and Mount Albert Campground.




Let鈥檚 Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Ile Grande Basque ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Ile Grande Basque?

275.00 M

What are the opening hours ?

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Is the place are families friendly?

No

What is the entry fee?

25.00 $

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

Yes


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