Excursions

Hiking

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)!

Further information

Reservations

  • You must made reservations by phone for the crossing to Ile aux Lièvres (1-877-867-1660 or 1-418-867-1660) between 8:30  am and 4:30 pm. RESERVATIONS WILL START ON 2 JUNE 2023.
  • The full payment must be made when completing reservation.
  • Only one credit card is accepted per reservation.

Services

  • Interpretation booth.
  • Drinking water near the dock.

Boat crossing terms

The boat crossing schedule varies with tide. Exact departure and return times for a selected day will be provided when you make reservations.

Tour duration

You will spend between 3 and 9 hours on the island depending on the day and tide. See the 2023 schedule for short and long excursions:

 

Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the location of a hiking trip will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days in advance of the location of a hiking trip will not be refunded.
  • Payments not refunded can be converted into a donation upon request by email and an official receipt will be issued for all donations over $25.
  • Modification made 7 days or less after booking and that does not affect the value of a contract (ex. dates) is accepted with no charge. Otherwise, a $20 fee (plus taxes) is charged.
  • Modification that upgrades the value of a contract (ex. more visitors) is accepted without charge depending on availability.
  • Modification that reduces the value of a contract (ex. less visitors) is treated according to the cancellation and refund policy.
  • Clients who decided by themselves to leave earlier will not be refunded nor offered a credit.

General terms

  • Gathering fruit is prohibited, except for immediate consumption.
  • Disturbing the wildlife and fishing are prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Biking is not allowed on Île aux Lièvres. We can store your bike in Rivière-du-Loup during your stay on Île aux Lièvres.
  • Sea kayaking from or around Île aux Lièvres is not allowed.
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2023 RATES

($ per person round-trip)
  • Boat crossing /2 June - 30 September
    ADULT CHILD*
    $ 63$ 32
Taxes extra * Child = 12 or under