The city and its surroundings have numerous parks and protected areas which easily enables the discovery of most, if not all, of the forest’s diversity and coastline.
Sept-Îles is at the forefront of the Boreal Forest, an ecosystem encompassing 78% of all Canadian woodlands and covering 33% of Earth’s forested area. Literally found coast to coast, this ecosystem boasts a rich and diverse flora and is home to most Canadian animals. The city and its surroundings have numerous parks and protected areas which easily enables the discovery of most, if not all, of the forest’s diversity and coastline.
Jardins de l’Anse Gardens (5.9 km/3.7 mi)
Urban park showcasing a wide variety of native trees, shrubs and plants as well as our region’s mineral diversity. Observation decks also allow wanderers unparalleled views onto Sept-Îles’ bay.
Aylmer-Whittom Park (13.4 km/8.3 mi)
Known to locals as the squirrels’ park because of the tamed nature of the little creatures that inhabit it, this hiker-friendly park is sure to please the keenest birdwatchers. Bringing along a bag of peanuts and some bird seed is sure to bring you one step closer to an inestimable encounter with the park’s inhabitants.
Lac Daigle Lookout (11.9 km/7.4 mi)
Lookout with high view point on the city, the bay and its surrounding nature. Great spot for star gazing.