DescriptionIsle-aux-Coudres can be reached by a ferry that departs daily from the village of St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, which is just off Hwy. 362; phone (418) 438-2743 for schedule and fare information. The scenic island, in Charlevoix County on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, was first visited in 1535 by Jacques Cartier, who named it for the abundance of hazelnut trees found there.
Now visited for its rugged, tree-shrouded beauty and tranquil charm, the island is a center for artisans who make textiles, including Québec rag rugs (catalognes), table mats and bed covers.
Things to SeeThe Mills of Isle-aux-Coudres—Museum of Flour Milling