Anticosti island reigns in the midst of the gulf of Saint Lawrence. Its widely diversified wild and plant life make it an exceptional slice of paradise increasingly popular with travellers. Breathtaking landscapes and multifaceted natural and cultural environments render the island ideal for highly exotic discoveries.
In 1895, Anticosti experienced a major change when a wealthy French chocolate maker named Henri Menier acquired the island for hunting and fishing. Menier’s profound impact on the island’s course of history can still be felt today. For instance, Anticosti owes its large deer population of over 120,000 to Menier, who introduced the animal to the island for hunting purposes. Deer now help drive the surrounding vegetation, as well as the inhabitants’ lifestyle and the island’s economy.
During your excursion to Anticosti, you will also have the opportunity to discover the only island community in the area, Port-Menier, established in 1899 by the island’s new owner. The itinerary includes a tour of the Château Menier site and of Baie Saint-Claire.
You’ll cap off your visit by observing the deer community up close. The endearing animals freely roam the town and can be found everywhere, even in the town’s centre.
Anticosti, an island that is out of the ordinary and really worth the detour!