Ferry from Rimouski to Blanc Sablon, Quebec

Years ago, I was looking at a map of the Eastern part of Canada and noticed there were no roads to many communities.  I noticed that there were many ferry routes that connected these towns though.  So I did a bit of research and learned that these towns are all connected by a container ship/ferry service in the summer by Relais Nordik.  Once I learned about this neat type of cruise, I  couldn’t let it rest until one day, I finally booked it.  To me, finding a trip like this is like finding a lost treasure.  I just love the nontraditional type of trip.  This will always be one of my favorite trips.

I flew to Montreal and from there I took the train to Rimouski, Quebec.  In Rimouski, I boarded the ship on a four-day, four-night journey that stopped at the following communities:

  • Rimouski
  • Sept-Îles
  • Port-Menier
  • Havre-Saint-Pierre
  • Natashquan
  • Kegaska
  • La Romaine
  • Harrington Harbour
  • Tête-à-la-Baleine
  • La Tabatière
  • Saint-Augustin
  • Blanc-Sablon

I opted for the least expensive accommodation which meant three people joined me in my room for four with a shared bath down the hall.  Luckily, the people I ended up sharing my room with were an older couple traveling with their special needs son.   They were real nice, and I felt lucky that I was safe.

The cost of my passage did not include meals so I often grabbed a quick bite in some of the port towns or paid to eat on the ship.

When the ship reached Blanc Sablon, I had a rental mini van waiting for me at the port and I set off to explore Labrador.

Here are some pictures from this very unique cruise.

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~Bella

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