Havre-Saint-Pierre is a town situated on Pointe-aux-Esquimaux, which is on the Quebec north shore (Côte-Nord) of the Saint Lawrence River in Canada. Important geological features near the town include the Romaine River to the north and west, les Chutes Manitou, on the Manitou River to the west, l’Ile du Havre, less than a kilometre offshore from the town, and Anticosti Island, which on clear days can be seen to the south of the town.
Havre-Saint-Pierre is situated near the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve. This Reserve is known for its unique variety of flora and fauna, as well as the geological features on many of the islands referred to as monoliths. The town is also noted for the excellent fishing, being made up largely of snow crab, scallops, and lobster, with excellent salmon and trout to be found in the numerous rivers and lakes.
Things to see and do
* Mingan archipelago National Park Reserve
* Anticosti Island
* Havre-Saint Pierre historic circuit
* Maison de la culture Roland-Jomphe
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 3,300 approx
Land Area – 2,821.65 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – The port is located close to the town centre of Havre-Saint-Pierre.
Transport Links – The airport is located three kilometres from Havre-Saint-Pierre. It belongs to Transport Canada and is run by Aéropro. The regional airport has regular and chartered flights. It connects the middle and lower Northshore to the main centres of Québec and Anticosti island.