Live the locals way!
Our local experts share with you their Sept-Îles’ best kept secrets, local rituals and do-not-miss during your day ashore.
WHAT TO DO IN SEPT-ILES?
In July, it is the small strawberries which throw the season of my small berries gathering. What a pleasure to go in search of small strawberries on the seaside. The "sweet and salted contrast "in best sound. The wonderful raspberries come afterward, which we find in the edge of wood. In August, our great blueberries arrive, certainly less big than those of the Lac St.Jean but much more delicious. In September, to enclose our berries gathering season, arrive red seeds.
Besides the hours of pleasure to pick these fruits up, small wonders of nature, I have time of happiness of cooking them is in jam or in delicious desserts. Finally the highlight of this experience is to share with friends, often out of the region, our annual production. Nature is really generous!
City Councillor - Jacques-Cartier
WHERE TO GO?
Sept-Îles, my city, it is a slide show of unforgettable images, uncountable opportunities of magnificent photos, from the sunrise to the sunset, throughout; especially the beaches in Clarke City, gave us a lot of our family memories!
WHERE TO EAT?
"Buy cheeses, sausages and other provisions at Marché MelLau, make a hook at the Marché 7 Jours at Ferguson beach and settle down for a picnic, facing the sea and the archipelago. The paradise at only 5 minutes of the city!"
"For my friends and me, our pleasure is to meet to share the dishes of the restaurant Chez Sophie with a glass of wine, talking of everything and nothing but more ultimately, to be together... A friendship that lasts for more than 25 years! "
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHOICES
Your host share with you its top local food and drinks to try in Sept-Iles. Sit back, relax, and taste the North Shore!
Crab and Shrimp Roll - Casse-Croûte du Pêcheur
Right next to the terminal you’ll find heaven… Full of seafood! Nothing compares to Gabrielle’s crab and shrimp rolls, not even Maine lobster rolls!
Lobster and Salmon - Terrasse du Capitaine
Located right next the fishstore near the pier, this seafood restaurant will sure score high! Forget eating onboard: you have to try our local lobster and salmon!
Ribs and mussels - Pub St-Marc
You have to visit Isabelle and François’ Pub for a real good microbrewery beer, with home-made chips and ribs smoked to perfection… This is the place! The mussels are also a treat! Enjoy the pub experience on its cozy heated terrace.
Smoker’s plate - Edgar Café-Bar
Simply for its atmosphere and its sight on the bay, Claudine’s coffee-bar is impossible to circumvent. The smoked fish from the Smoker's plate will plunge you into our marine world. A must! With a little chicoutai jelly, you will be conquered!
Snow Crab Sandwich Club - Chez Omer
A renowned local institution for nearly 30 years, the Restaurant Bar Chez Omer is recognized across the country, and further. Their specialty is certainly the fresh snow crab, which they have caught and processed themselves. Line's crab sandwich club is a timeless classic!
Latte - Clickcafé
Among the best Latte in town. Never without my latte with coconut milk! Accompanied by a sweet little treat, this café is a cheerful stopover in the city! Say Hi to the owner, Marieve!
Sandwich & Salads – Toi Moi & Café
Between two shopping sessions, a small lunch is required at the Toi Moi & Café. In addition to serving good coffees and teas, Jacques and Patricia's homemade sandwiches and salads are always fresh and delicious, and the relaxing ambience of their lounge area allows us to rest our tired legs!