Canada 150: An Eastern Canada Parks Tour: Magdalen Islands

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, Mountain Life Publisher and Photo Editor Glen Harris and his clan are on a on three-month Eastern Canada National Parks tour. This week they explored the Magdalen Islands in Quebec, while not a national park, it is a national treasure. Keep a lookout for our photo essay series in the coming months. For daily updates you can follow Glen on Insta @glenedwardharris.


Gal and her pal, the lighthouse.

Our visit to the ‘Iles du Magdeleine‘ left me with questions:

Why did I not pick up kite-boarding after my ’80s windsurf years?
What is in this cheese?
What are you saying? (I can’t speak french)
How come we don’t offer delicious local beer at all retail back home?
Why is everything so relaxing here?
What’s with all the smiles?
When are we coming back?

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Seaside ride abides.
Tidal caving.
Sunsets, barren landscape and delicious food.
Kite culture.
Go fly a kite. And learn how to steer them at the same time.
Kiteboarding: Day 1 is such a drag.
The Food! And the beer! Cafe de la Grave.


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