Magdalen Islands (les Iles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a total land area of 205.53 km2 (79.36 ml2). Though closer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, the islands form part of the province of Quebec, Canada.
The islands form the territory that is equivalent to regional county municipality and census division of Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, as well as the urban agglomeration of Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, divided into 2 municipalities: Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine (2011 census population 12,780), the central municipality, and Grosse-Ile (population 490).
Tourism is a primary industry on Magdalen Islands. They feature many kilometres of beautiful white sand beaches, alongside steadily eroding sandstone cliffs. Magdalen Islands are a popular destination for bicycle camping, windsurfing, kitesurfing and sea kayaking. During the winter months, from mid-February, eco-tourists arrive on the pack ice to see new-born and young harp seal pups in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence which surrounds the islands.
Magdalen Islands shelter Canadian Salt Company Seleine Mines, producing road salt for use in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Opened in 1982, this salt mine and plant is situated in Grosse-Ile and extracts salt from underground mine 30 m (98 feet) below Grande-Entree Lagoon. It produces 1M tons of salt, and employs around 200 people.
Groupe C.T.M.A. (Coopérative de transport maritime et aérien) operates the ferry service between terminals located in Souris, Prince Edward Island and Cap-aux-Meules, as well as seasonal cruise ferry service between Montreal and the islands.
Magdalen Islands Airport is situated at Havre-aux-Maisons and provides scheduled service to mainland Quebec and Labrador.
Port Magdalen Islands cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Magdalen Islands, Quebec Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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