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Ile aux Lievres

#4 of 26 things to do in Riviere du Loup Features Animals
Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3Y9, Canada
+1 418-867-1660
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Have you ever dreamed of paradise?

I have been numerous times camping on Ile aux Lièvres. It's a peaceful, quiet and majestic place... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Alexis B
Natural oasis to be cherished

This is a spectacular location for observing nature. The island is operated by the Duvetnor... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
John V
Toronto, Canada
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Île aux Lièvres, an incredible hiker’s paradise!Tapered at the ends, this island reminds some of a ship, while others consider it the world’s smallest continent! An impressive 13 kilometers in length, it cannot be fully explored in one day. Discover natural lookouts, explore deserted beaches edged in brier roses, find a seal dozing on the upper part of the beach… Both wild and inviting, Île aux Lièvres will enchant you.Ten kilometers across the water from Rivière du Loup, Île aux Lièvres is one of the best kept secrets of the estuary! Get there in just twenty minutes aboard a Duvetnor boat. The network of hiking trails is vast and diverse (45 km), with trails ranging in difficulty from novice to expert, the level of each clearly marked on the map you will receive upon landing. As a bonus, there are no dangerous animals, no stinging plants (no poison ivy, in particular), and far fewer mosquitoes than on the coast. Plus, refreshing ocean breezes, dwarf forests, escarpments, endless beaches, driftwood… And yes-scores of memories to be made (camera a must)!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3Y9, Canada
+1 418-867-1660
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been numerous times camping on Ile aux Lièvres. It's a peaceful, quiet and majestic place. You'll feel completely alone, except for sea-birds and the occasional lazy seal resting on a sunny beach. There are no cars, no bikes, no nothing, except nature and...More

1  Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a spectacular location for observing nature. The island is operated by the Duvetnor Foundation who control access for various activities. Access is booked through the Foundation office at Riviera du Loup and you are taken there by a scheduled motor boat that is...More

7  Thank John V
Reviewed 31 January 2016

A very nice place to observ seals and hear them singing.. We walked there, it was so fun.. We slept à l'auberge, but you can rent a cottage.. and the day after, a ship came to take us to l'île du Pot a l'eau de...More

Thank Edithe P
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just did a day trip to the island. It would have been well worth it to stay the night camping but we were unprepared! A beautiful place to visit with short hikes or long hikes. We had beautiful weather. Saw 3...More

2  Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We camped there for 2 days and really loved the experience. We stayed at the La Plage camping site. It is really quiet, and we got the feeling that we were the only ones on the island! That was exactly what we were looking for!

Thank Mélanie et Pier... R
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Ile au Lievres was a highlight of our trip from Toronto to Gaspe. We were 3 couples travelling together, enjoying a variety of accommodations from rustic camping to fine inns. At Ile aux Lievres we shared a perfectly appointed maisonnette for 2 nights. We were...More

4  Thank Susanne68
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Three nights on the island was perfect for our family. 7, 11, 13, 42 and 44 years old. We rented a house and had all our food with us. The trails are well marked and the boat trip and arrival are very well organized. The...More

Thank Birtch
Reviewed 16 September 2011

I only had a day so walked the island and did not stay overnight. I'd definitely consider a couple of days camping next time I'm this way. The staff were exceptionally helpful and provided maps and suggested routes - everything i needed to ensure I...More

3  Thank greentara0
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