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There are several harbours in which your can tie up. La Grave at Amherst (Havre Aubert), Grindstone Harbour (Cap-aux-Meules), Etang-du Nord harbour, Grand Entry Harbour (Grande-Entree). Grosse Ile and Entry Island harbours are English speaking communities. There are restaurants near all of the harbours, except perhaps Grosse Ile.

I don't know if any of the harbours having showers but there should be toilets on each of them. The tourist guide should say....

Old Harry Beach has a beach house with paid showers and toilets. But Old Harry is on the northern most inhabited island relatively close to Grand Entry Harbour.

There are seven inhabited islands and twelve islands all together. Will you have a means of island travel?

The travel guide http://www.tourismeilesdelamadeleine...g-696-home.cfm

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Thanks for the info....I am taking notes. Have sent for all the info that the province provides and have downloaded some maps. Next time in Halifax will pick up the charts.
We mostly just like to walk around but the moped thing looks interesting, we may rent a couple of those if we want to go inland.
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I think Cap-aux-Meules (Grindstone) is the only place where you can rent moped's. CAA is probably the best place since it is fairly close to the harbour, but there are probably other places too.

Entry Island is a good walking area. It has gravel roads and little traffic. There is a restaurant/cafe, a little museum (English), lighthouse, Big Hill (tallest on the islands), etc.

La Grave and La Cote (Havre-Aubert and Etang-du-Nord harbours) have a lot of little shops that are great for looking into the Acadian culture. Site d'autre fois is interesting with a miniature village and life size structures depicting what life was like in the past. It is always good to know how things evolved.

La Salicorne (Grande-Entree) gives walking/kayaking/biking tours plus other interesting activities.

Mines Seleine gives tours now too and has it's own eco-museum. It gives ideas on how the islands came into existence as well as the mining of salt. The Hydro power plant also gives tours explaining the history of power to the islands and the process of getting the power to where it is needed here on the islands. There is a little fishing museum in Grindstone also..., off hand I can't remember the name of it.

There are a couple of self-guided tours of the East Point Wildlife Reserve which end up on the big beach. And there is Brion Island Ecological Reserve but you need a guide to go into the provincial side of the reserve. Still the Canada side is a good days worth of walking, lol.
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Re: Magdalen Islands, Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC

We too are planning a trip to the Magdalen Isles this summer. Leaving Bridgewater NS mid Jul and spending 2 weeks in Cape Breton for 'Race the Cape'. Then 10 days in PEI before heading to the Isles. The return trip will take us along the west coast of Cape Breton and then back home. May see you on the water.

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