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Île d'Anticosti Recommended Recommended

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Île d'Anticosti Recommended Recommended : Michelin's recommendations

Stretching more than 222km/138mi in length and 56km/35mi at its widest point, Anticosti Island is mantled with coniferous forests and crisscrossed by more than 100 rivers teeming with Atlantic salmon and trout. Well known by deer hunters for the abundance of game, the island is also a pleasant vacation spot for nature lovers. French industrialist Henri Menier, who purchased Anticosti for the sum of $125,000 in 1895, transformed the island into his private paradise, constructing a sumptuous hunting lodge (destroyed by fire in 1953) and importing animals, white-tailed deer in particular. In 1926 the island was sold for $6.5 million to the Anticosti Corporation. The Quebec government acquired Anticosti in 1974, and the majority of the island is now part of a reserve (4,575sq km/1,766sq mi).

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Opening hours :

  • [visitor centre - 7 chemin des Forestiers, Port-Menier -Jun-Aug: 9am-5pm]

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