Île aux Perroquets is a true islet, covering a very small area and affording limited access – which makes the pleasure and privilege of putting foot ashore all that much greater. For visitors, the island has an absolutely unique, high quality experience in store for them, beginning just as soon as they behold the gulf’s vast spaces stretching out before them or when they discover the island’s storied history of shipwrecks and remarkable characters.
The Corporation de l’Île aux Perroquets (CÎP) was founded in 2010 for the purpose of protecting, presenting and revitalizing the Île aux Perroquets lighthouse station. As such, the island and its facilities represent a breathtaking gateway at the western end of the Mingan Archipelago, considered a leading tourist attraction and branding image for the North Shore. Work restoring the buildings ended in October 2013, and now, after more than 30 years of near total neglect, this jewel has been restored to life.