The great ecological and tourist value of the Mingan archipelago is not new. In the 1920s, Brother Marie-Victorin visited the region and cataloged unique and fragile flora.
After 1983, there was an unexpected increase in tourism in the region. In the space of two years after the purchase by Ottawa, there was a 70% increase in the number of visitors to Minganie.
And for good reason. On the show Montréal ce soir on July 16, 2001, journalist Paul Toutant painted an idyllic portrait of the place.