Hicking accros the history of the Cayens
Past and present fuse together so you can experience the evolution of this magnificent corner of the world through colourful people and stories sometimes out of this world.
This hike will lead you to the heart of the Cayen lifestyle. You’ll learn the history of this small town established in 1857, after six fishing families from Îles-de-la-Madeleine disembarked on the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence, which was part of the Labrador territory at the time, to take up residence. Now 150 years later, the people of Havre-Saint-Pierre are still proud of their Acadian roots, hence, their unique accent and the tricolour flag that blows in the wind all over town.
The inhabitants’ lives over time were largely influenced by their social and natural surroundings. In the late 1940s, mining eclipsed fishing as the community’s primary industry, and by the early 80s, tourism was emerging thanks to the creation of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve. Today, at the start of the 21st century, the region is experiencing new growth as a result of large-scale projects. Come see the abundance of resources this corner of the world enjoys today to guarantee a promising tomorrow for future generations.