Plan Your Unforgettable Excursion to Saint-Barnabé Island
Located just 3 kilometres off the coast of Rimouski, Saint-Barnabé Island attracts many curious and eager adventurers each year.
Whether you’re staying in one of our Bic cottage rentals or just passing through the area, don’t miss this enchanting and unspoiled island. Activities, access, fees, and other useful information: the Vieux Loup de Mer will tell you everything you need to know for your excursion to Saint-Barnabé Island.
What to do on Saint-Barnabé Island?
It may only be 6 kilometres long and 300 metres wide, but there’s plenty to do on Saint-Barnabé Island!The island is one of the many historic sites in the Bic region that you can’t miss during your stay here.
Choose from 3 different hiking trails to explore the area.
- The first trail is 1.5 hours and 3 kilometres long, taking you through the North of the Island and the South shore
- The second, 4.5-kilometre path takes 2.5 hours and lets you explore even more of the island
- The last route is a 12 kilometre loop-trail that goes through the whole island. Set aside about 4.5 hours for this one, so you don’t miss a thing!
Spot the Island’s Majestic Great Blue Heron
Once you land on the Island, you’ll find yourself among the many animals of the Bic Region. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, birds, mammals (oh my!) In particular, look for the Great Blue Heron, the Island’s mascot.
Please be aware, however, that some areas of the heron’s habitat are prohibited to visitors.
Explore the Island’s Many Unique Sites
Saint-Barnabé Island offers many hidden gems, including Anse à Marsouin bay, Lac à Canards, beaver habitats, ponds, and even the remains of a shipwreck!
You can consult the map of Saint-Barnabé Island to learn more about the different sites and trails on the Island. It’s a great way to plan your trip before landing on the Island!
Rates and Practical Information
Take the time to browse the rates and other useful information before embarking on your Saint-Barnabé excursion.
Rates & Reservations
See below for the ferry rates to get to the island (rates vary by year and season):
- Between $20 and $30 for adults (rates vary by year and season)
- About $15 for children ages 6 to 17
- The family rate is between $50 and $60 (2 adults and 1 or more children)
- Free for children ages 3 to 5
Please call 418-723-2280 to reserve your ferry ride. You can determine your departure time when reserving.
Season and Operating Hours
The season begins around mid-June and ends at the beginning of September. Departures leave from the Rimouski marina, aboard Le Rimouskoi. Departures are every half hour from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Return trips are every half hour until 6:15 pm.
Stay at the Vieux Loup de Mer and Plan Your Saint-Barnabé Excursion
Each year many tourists plan excursions to Saint-Barnabé Island to take advantage of its numerous activities. There are also plenty of other things to see and do in the Rimouski region.
If you’re planning a trip to the Rimouski region, consider staying in one of our cottages at Vieux Loup de Mer. Our ideally located accommodations are the perfect launchpad for exploring the region!
Contact us today! Our team can’t wait to welcome you and help you prepare a dream getaway on Saint-Barnabé Island. Make your trip to the Bas-Saint-Laurent region unforgettable with our insider expertise!