Tete-a-la-Baleine, also known as Whale Head, was founded in the 19th century. It is one of the three communities on the Lower
North Shore where French is spoken. Tete-a-la-Baleine is a
part of the Cote-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent municipality in Quebec. The
community was named after an island in the nearby Toutes-Iles archipelago.
The Quebec Highway 138 connects the community to the ferry terminal and
Things to do in Tete-a-la-Baleine
Jos Hebert Museum
Jos Hebert Museum is located on the Ile de la Passe. The structure is a
replica of Joseph Hebert’s last house. Joseph Hebert is a local hero who
became the first mail carrier in 1879. He delivered mail to even the
remotest villages. The museum is dedicated to preserving his legacy and
honoring his character.
Providence Island and Interpretation Center
Providence Island is accessible by boat tours from Tete-a-la-Baleine
community. Visitors can come to the island to see its chapel which was
established in 1895. The chapel is among the most popular tourist
attractions on the Lower North Shore and is the oldest chapel in the
region. The structure houses the Providence Island Interpretation Centre
where visitors can learn about the history of the chapel and
Tete-a-la-Baleine archipelago. There is also an inn serving typical
A visit to the nearby outer islands by a local tour operator can help
visitors cover many points of interest spread across various islands.
Visitors can enjoy watching whales, dolphins, seabirds and seals. During
summers, visitors can try out hiking on various hiking trails in the
Best Time to Fly to Tete-a-la-Baleine
The best time to take flights to Tete-a-la-Baleine is dependent upon what
you wish to see. For example, visitors can see icebergs in early summer and
spring, while whales can be spotted in fall and summer. During summer,
museums are open, and boat tours are available. During winter, many winter
activities are possible.
Airports in Tete-a-la-Baleine
Tete-a-la-Baleine flights are operated by Tete-a-la-Baleine Airport, which
is located 2.9 miles southwest of Tete-a-la-Baleine. Limited flights are
operated by Air Labrador to nearby destinations of Saint-Augustin,
Blanc-Sablon, La Tabatiere, La Romaine, Chevery, Kegaska, and Natashquan.