Wild Adventure or Cheap National Park Vacation?

This spring I came upon a mention of the Mingan Archipelago on a seakayaking message board. I'd never heard of the place and did a little research. There was almost no information on it, apart from the National Park website. I found one trip report by a Vermonter, Jeff Gephart, who had done two trips there, one of them solo. I found another by a group of French Canadians - with a Google translation it was a source of info too. Beyond that, there was little. After contacting Jeff with my questions, I was convinced that this was a trip I wanted to try. I decided to post detailed information about the trip for the use of other kayakers who may want to go there too. I hope this is helpful! Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to know more about this trip: kate "at" cathyhartland "dot" com

If you don't want to read the whole story, just enjoy the photos, and then go see these places for yourself!

Where is this Place?

Getting There

The Mingan Archipelago

    Day 1

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Day 4

    Day 5

    Day 6

Les Bergeronnes


List of Gear and Supplies for Trip (also details how boat was packed)

Thoughts on Solo Tripping

Page of Info Sources

Gear Review (what worked, what didn't, food, emergency supplies, etc.)

Suggestions and Cautions for Paddling the Cote-Nord (further information for trip planning)

Other Sea Kayak Trip Reports by Kate