Iles de la Madeleine

Iles de la Madeleine

Post by Kevin J Spe » Fri, 10 Jun 1994 02:42:02


There was prior mention of a Pro-Am event the end of August. Could
someone please send me more info re: this. We are seriously talking
of going up to the Iles last 2 weeks of August. Will this
event overrun the Iles and make it difficult to find places to stay?
We have a van/camper and will be looking for good camp sites.
Any info helpfull.  Thnx.

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Iles de la Madeleine

Post by Patrice Boi » Fri, 10 Jun 1994 07:21:24


: There was prior mention of a Pro-Am event the end of August. Could
: someone please send me more info re: this. We are seriously talking
: of going up to the Iles last 2 weeks of August. Will this
: event overrun the Iles and make it difficult to find places to stay?
: We have a van/camper and will be looking for good camp sites.
: Any info helpfull.  Thnx.

1) For the past three years, the event has been advertized in canadian
magazines.  This year, I have yet to see anything about it, so I can't
help but wonder if it got cancelled for this year.  I met one of the
organizers last year and he told me many poeple were going to "retire"
from the organisation commitee.  So there may not be one this year...

2)NO WORRIES about space.  You will not have any problems to get a
campsite.  Few people are camping at that time of year and you will have
plenty of choice.  As far as sailing space, you won't have any problems
either; there are so many spots, and some spots are so big (10-15 miles
long) that you will never feel it is overcrowded.

3) The only possible concern will be to get a place on the ferry on the
days that you want.  Make sure to make reservations to get a place a soon
as you know the exact dates you are going.  (I think in late august you
will be OK up to one month in advance, but don't take any chances, this
is the only way to get on and of the islands...)

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Iles de la Madeleine

Post by Genevieve Gauthi » Fri, 10 Jun 1994 23:34:45


Quote:
>There was prior mention of a Pro-Am event the end of August. Could
>someone please send me more info re: this. We are seriously talking
>of going up to the Iles last 2 weeks of August. Will this
>event overrun the Iles and make it difficult to find places to stay?
>We have a van/camper and will be looking for good camp sites.
>Any info helpfull.  Thnx.

Hi Kevin!

If you want to do camping, there is no problem to go to les iles
de la Madeleine during the pro-am.   There is a least  six
campgrounds.  Last year, when we went there (during the
pro-am) in the campground at Gros Cap there was only
6 or 7 tents...  we had all the place,  but it was the***week
of september.  We came to the conclusion that windsurfers
prefer to stay in a house cause all the houses were rented.

In august, children are still in vacation, so possibly more persons
will be in camping but not enough to be worried about.

Happy vacation...

Genevieve