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About Sept-Iles

Sept-Iles offers a unique cultural experience with the intermingling of two nations - the Innu community and the European population. Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence River, Sept-Iles (Seven Islands) is the northernmost town in Quebec with any significant population. The city borders a stunning circular bay protected by a natural barrier formed by seven islands, thus its name.

 

This magnificent territory is the most populous Aboriginal nation in Quebec, and two of the islands are First Nations reserves. The islands are mostly uninhabited and full of wildlife, especially seabirds, which tend to dominate the islands.

 

The Museum of the North Shore Region tells the story of the area's 8,000 years of human habitation and boasts over 40,000 objects. Stroll along the boardwalk that lines the magnificent bay and enjoy craft displays by local artisans. Re-live the first local encounter at a recreated Innu camp and experience life in a 19th-century trading post replica.

 

Shore excursions in Sept-Iles

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Meeting of Two Nations

Activity low

Duration: 3 hours

Explore the Shaputuan Museum and the Old Trading Post and gain an insight into the history and heritage of the Innu people.

Just a short drive from the pier is The Shaputuan Museum that recounts the millennia-old history of nomadic people in its ancestral land. A fascinating exhibition, Innu utassi (Innu land), follows the Innu through the seasons and their annual life cycle.

Next, you’ll head to the Old Trading Post (Vieux-Poste) where you can take a step back in time to 1842. As you stroll around the open-air attraction you’ll discover exhibits and displays that relive the days where meeting and trading took place.

To round off your tour, you’ll drive to Cove Gardens, (Jardins de L’Anse) observation tower for a photo stop to admire the views, before returning to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by bus. To derive full enjoyment of this tour some walking is required at the Shaputuan Museum and the Old Trading Post. This is over relatively flat ground with gravel and grass areas in parts. There are steps at the observation tower which are optional. There is a limited tourism infrastructure in Sept Iles and transportation is by local school bus or similar.

Sept Iles Highlights

Activity low

Duration: 3¼ hours

Visit the Regional Museum and the Old Trading Post combined with a drive along the coastal road to admire the lovely beach views.

Just a short drive from the pier is the Old Trading Post (Vieux-Poste) where you can take a step back in time to 1842. The open-air attraction has been designed with a variety of exhibits and displays that relive the days where meeting and trading took place.

Afterwards, you’ll head to the Regional Museum (Museé de la Nord) to discover the rich history of the north shore of the St Lawrence River. The Land of Discovery exhibition allows you to explore the regions culture, nature and industry and gain a glimpse into the lives of the local inhabitants.

To round off your tour, you’ll drive towards the coastline to enjoy a brief photo stop at one of the local beaches, before returning to the pier.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by bus. To derive full enjoyment of this tour some walking is required at the Regional Museum and the Old Trading Post. This is over relatively flat ground. There is a limited tourism infrastructure in Sept Iles and transportation is by local school bus or similar.

 

A selection of cruises to Sept-Iles

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