Sept-Iles is a city in the Cote-Nord region of eastern Quebec. The city is
locally known as ‘Uashau’ which means ‘bay’ in the Innu language. Sept-Iles
is rich in Aboriginal culture, nature, and industrial heritage. The city is
going to be the premier tourism destination in the province of Quebec soon.
Major cruise ships halt in Sept-Isles, which has led to the development and
promotion of tourist activity. The Tournoi Orange is an extremely popular
sports event held in Sept-Iles. Its highlight is the volleyball tournament
wherein more than 400 teams compete.
Things to do in Sept-Iles
North Shore Regional Museum
Known locally as the Musee regional de la Cote-Nord, the museum’s permanent
exhibition traces the history of Sept-Iles. Visitors here will learn about
European discovery of the region five centuries ago, and about presence of
First Nations tribes. The extensive collection comprises more than 40,000
artefacts and focuses on the Euro-Quebec and Innu heritage. The museum also
has temporary exhibitions which include photographs, archeological objects,
sculptures, and more.
Ile Grande Basque
Ile Grand Basque is the closest island from Sept-Iles. Access to the island
is open from mid-June to beginning of September. Spread over 450 hectares,
the Ile Grand Basque offers 12 kilometers of hiking trails and 18 rustic
camp sites. Visitors here can unwind at any of the six beautiful beaches.
The Old Trading Post
The Old Trading Post was established in 1661 by the Europeans. It was once
managed by the French and the British. Today, it is a site of historical
significance and interpretation. Here, visitors will get to experience
daily life in a post of fur trade in the 19th century. The post
offers a unique experience based on the encounter of the Eurocanadian and
Best Time to Fly to Sept-Iles
Sept-Iles experiences pleasant summers without much rainfall, and frigid
and windy winters. The best time of year to book Sept-Iles flights is from
June to September when the weather is warm to indulge in outdoor
Airports in Sept-Iles
Flights to Sept-Iles are served by Sept-Iles Airport, which is situated 5.2 miles east
of the city. Major airlines like Air Innuit, Air Canada Express, PAL
Airlines, Sunwing Airlines and Pascan Aviation offer flights from Sept-Iles
to a limited number of destinations such as Cancun, Montreal, Quebec City,
Toronto, Wabush, Natashquan and more.