Go back in time in Ile Aux Marins
Passengers are taken from the dock by yellow school bus to the Ile aux Marins dock where they are prepared to whisk back in time over 100 years.
Once we have docked in Ile aux Marins our guide gives us a 20-minute overview of the history of the island and the sites to see. Then folks can join the guide or explore independently as they view the impressive community museums, old church, fishermen’s premises, and town hall.
The island itself is beautiful with many spectacular coastal vistas, wildflowers, interesting architecture, and escaped European plants. Folks can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on the island. The walking is gentle but 15 minutes of total walking is required on the island to visit the various sites. Enjoy this small fishing village built in the days before electricity. Discover the maritime history of St. Pierre at "Sailor's Island". Plan to spend two hours wandering through the village and bring your camera to capture the wild flowers and dramatic seascapes.
This is a pleasurable independent and guided exploration where passengers step back to the early 1900s while visiting the museums, churches, and homes of this small fishing community.