It’s another one of these great package deals that we got, similar to the trip to Iceland. However, this one covers all our meals, including seafood or a fish selection for every lunch and dinner.
This particular deal comes through the Quebec chapter of the CAA. Now, the ratings for CAA vacation packages seem very high. Unfortunately, so far, our experience has been less than great. This is due entirely to the travel agent assigned to us. it has not gone smoothly, and we’ve often chased him for information.
The trip will be fabulous, but I doubt it will use CAA again.
Besides amazing landscapes and fabulous seafood culinary delights, I’m unsure what to expect. So I thought it would be a good idea to do some research. I was pleased to discover that it’s an excellent place for birdwatching. Trust me, I will take my binoculars and some birding books with me.
The best time to visit Les Iles de la Madeleine
When I look up the weather in September, I’m told that it’s still a refreshing month, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 11°C to a high of 17°C. The island is in the Atlantic, so it’s about to be a little bit chilly.
Another site tells me that the ideal weather to visit is between June 11 and September 30, so that sounds terrific. Families will be back at work and school.
Hidden Gems and Coastal Charms of Les Iles de la Madeleine
In the 16th century, French explorers stumbled upon these islands and were captivated by their allure. These islands, known locally as “The Maggies,” have been a testament to maritime culture since those early days.
For the aficionados of fine dining, the culinary scene here is a treat. Les Iles de la Madeleine is renowned for its seafood, a cornucopia of flavours that include lobster, mussels, and crab. Local restaurants ensure you savour these oceanic wonders amidst a welcoming atmosphere.
Fresh lobster here is available between early May and early July. I am not very worried as I know we have a visit to a “lobster farm” and a lobster meal at least one evening.
Les Iles de la Madeleine is a haven for birdwatchers, offering a front-row seat to the ballet of migratory birds that grace the skies during different seasons. The sight of colourful puffins and graceful gannets is a true spectacle.
Unfortunately, the best times are between June and August. So once again, we are a little late for the best things to visit and try.
The dance of birds in the sky teaches us to appreciate the harmony of nature and the fleeting moments that paint the canvas of our lives. I was able to see something similar with the gannets in New Zealand.
Embracing the Sea’s Bounty, Lighthouses and Sunsets
We will surely visit the fish markets, where the day’s catch is showcased in all its glory. I do know that there is at least one lighthouse on the itinerary.