Ile Grande Basque - Ile Grande Basque

Ile Grande Basque hiking

Côte-Nord - Duplessis, Quebec, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Ile Grande Basque Statistics




12 KM

Elevation gain

275 meters

What are the activities at Ile Grande Basque ?


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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?

Interpretation Center
Rustic camping
Picnic table

Ile Grande Basque trails list and map ?

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

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 25.00 / $ 15.00 (Child)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


What are the coordinates and address of Ile Grande Basque?

Tourisme Sept-Îles
888 880-1238

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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’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Ile Grande Basque ?


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?


How much does a ticket cost?

25.00 $

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

Fran莽ois Dumaine
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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