Visitors to Anticosti come to fish for salmon on the Jupiter River or hunt white-tail deer. Anticosti Provincial Park straddles most of the island.
Port-Menier AirportRegular flights are offered by Air Liaison and SkyJet
Air Liaisonflies to Anticosti on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri (one-way fares) from Havre-Saint-Pierre at 10:50AM ($162), from Baie-Comeau at 8:35AM and 9:15AM ($502-518), and from Sept-Îles at 9:15AM ($231). The return flights are on the same days: Havre-Saint-Pierre at 10:25AM, Baie-Comeau at 11:35 AM and 4:40PM, and Sept-Îles at 11:45 AM
By boatIt is possible to reach the island by ferry.
phone: +1 418-723-8787address: 17 Lebrun Ave, Rimouski G5L 7R1Weekly departures from Havre-Saint-Pierre Sunday evening and from Rimouski noon Tuesday for Anticosti, by reservation. Outport ferries to supply various north shore mainland villages between Sept-Îles and Blanc Sablon which are not reachable by road.
Location Sauvageauphone: +1 418-535-0157address: 55, chemin de la Ferme, Port-MenierSmall truck rental.
phone: +1 418-535-0060address: 42 Chemin de la Ferme, Port-Menier+1 418-567-8761. Cruises and excursions to Anticosti and îles Mingan. Whale watching.
Eco-museumphone: +1 418-535-0250address: 1, rue du Couvent, Port MenierHistory and ecology of Anticosti Island, furniture and artefacts from the time of Henri Menier.
- A guided tour of Port Menier village is offered by the municipality to coincide with the arrival of the M/V Nordik Express.
- There are six lighthouses on the island (Carleton Lighthouse is near Vauréal Falls; the cliffs offer a good vantage point for whalewatching) and shipwrecks (the Calou at Pointe-de-l’Ouest and the Wilcox near Pointe-Carleton are the most accessible).
phone: +1 418-535-0156address: 25, chemin des Forestiers, Port-MenierBird watching (with more than 130 species), local wildlife includes beavers, otters, seals and black bear. Camping, hiking, sea kayaking. White oceanfront cliffs. Explore canyons, caves, rivers and the 250' (76 m) high Vauréal Falls.
Sépaq AnticostiProvincial park, salmon fishing, deer hunting. Lodging at l’Hôtel de l’Île in Port Menier for visitors in transit. Campsites.
phone: +1 418-535-0219address: 12B des Olympiades, Port-MenierFamily-owned general store includes Ace Hardware, souvenir and convenience store.
phone: +1 418-535-0129address: Port-MenierLocal grocer with bakery, butcher, beer and wine, spirits, pizza, BBQ chicken, produce, seafood, ice, bait, propane and fuel. Preparation of orders in advance, deer meat cutting & packing service in season. Open year-round.
phone: +1 418-535-0335Two former lightkeepers' houses at the western end of the island, 20 km from Port-Menier. Offers guided tours and camping trips to park, including equipment and meals.
Auberge Chicottephone: +1 418 535-0279address: Chicotte-la-MerTen-room inn with restaurant on south shore of island.
Auberge McDonaldphone: +1 418 535-0279address: McDonald BaySixteen-room inn and restaurant on north shore of island overlooking Jacques Cartier Strait.
phone: +1 418 535-0279address: 143 rue des Forestiers, Port-MenierLicenced restaurant (6:30AM-10PM) and ten-room inn.
phone: +1 418-535-0294Hunting outfitter for deer hunt. Five cedar cottages on the shore of Lac Geneviève, two former lightkeepers' houses on the north point of the island, cabin camp on the shore of Lac Valiquette. Limited access to electricity, depending on site; these are off-grid.
phone: +1 514-252-5015Hunting outfitter with five main lodges (Bell River Lodge, Fox Lake Lodge, Safari Lodge, Louis Jolliet Lodge and Gisele Michaud Lodge) open seasonally on various parts of the island with large tracts of private land for deer hunting. Guides with truck and ATV. Cottages to accommodate between 6 to 8 hunters each at six sites in the three main areas.
If driving on the island, watch for wildlife. Deer are plentiful even in the village and can do substantial damage in a vehicular collision, while hitting a moose can be deadly.