Les Iles de la Madeleine

Follow Andrew Evans from National Geographic Traveler on his trip in Québec.

I began my travels in Québec in the place where it all began: les Îles de la Madeleine.

Before he ever arrived on mainland Québec, Jacques Cartier first landed on Brion Island (Île Brion), the northernmost speck of this isolated archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It was 1534 and France had arrived in America. So much meaning attached to such a tiny and unknown island is like a travel magnet for me.

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