SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON THE WEB
Jeff Gephart's two-part trip report
French Canadian group trip report from "Friends of Julie"
Parcs Canada Mingan Archipelago website
Marine weather for Anticosti
Atlas of Tidal Currents for Mingan Islands (very important to study these, as currents can be intense in the channels)
Details of possible hazardous areas as posted by Agaguk Outfitters
General Info about Kayak Camping (this is for the lower Cote-Nord, farther east than Mingan, but much of the info applies. Please note that Kayak OPS is no longer in existence.)
Boxell's Chandlery - source of Canadian Hydrographic Survey nautical charts. Their service has always been excellent.
chart # 4432 - main part of Mingan park from Ile de Perroquets to Grosse Marteaux [I used this one exclusively]
chart #4456 - eastern-most part including Ile la Chasse
chart #4429 - close-up of Niapiskau to Marteaux [I didn't use this one at all]
Paradis Marin campground at Les Bergeronnes
Parcs Canada Saguenay website
Don Beale greenland paddles (his paddles qualify as functional art, and his prices are more than reasonable)
Alcohol Stove (this worked fabulously and even I was able to build one. I used the pot stand shown toward the bottom of the page.)
Reasons to Fear Canada!
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