Anticosti—an island, a world of its own! Quebec’s largest island, Anticosti stretches 222 km long in the Gulf of St. Lawrence across from Havre-Saint-Pierre.
The village of Port-Menier was named after Henri Menier, a French chocolate maker who came to live on Anticosti Island in the late 19th century. We also have him to thank for the population of 160,000 white-tailed deer, some 160 bird species, and a variety of sometimes rare and unique plants. Plus, the island’s limestone geology rich with fossils has given rise to some truly spectacular scenery.