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Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands)—Quebec

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Why We Chose It

Islands are not what one normally conjures when thinking of Canada, but the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are quiet archipelago of unspoiled beaches, farmland and Maritime communities with colourful fishing boats tied up to docks. This photo captures the serenity of the islands and screams summer. The arc of the coastline sets the composition and we love the vibrant colours and the mirrored movement in the low-lying clouds and tides.

Read more: “Getaway to Quebec’s Maritime Archipelago, the Magdalen Islands”

Photo by Hobolens

Getaway to Quebec’s Maritime Archipelago, the Magdalen Islands


Photo: Raymond Brow

On the Islands, rolling hills are carpeted with emerald fields and peppered with tiny wooden homes in hues of orange, yellow, purple, red and blue. Rust coloured cliffs yield caves chiseled out of limestone leading down to windswept white-sand beaches. Blissfully free of high rises, billboards and freeways, the Madgalen Islands (Les Îles de la Madeleine in French) invite quiet contemplation and outdoor adventure such as kite surfing, kayaking and cycling.