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Sept-Îles port information

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Sept-Îles (pronounced set eels. nothing to do with September [apart from September used to be the 7th month until the Romans introduced July after Julius Caesar and August after Augustus Caesar], but I digress).  It lies on the north bank of the St Lawrence river where it widens out.  It had a history of fishing, then industry and is now focussing on tourism.

Sept-Îles offers a unique cultural experience with the intermingling of two nations, the Innu community and the European population.  Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence River, Sept-Îles is the northernmost town in Quebec with any significant population.  The city borders a stunning circular bay protected by a natural barrier formed by seven islands, thus its name.

This magnificent territory is the most populous Aboriginal nation in Quebec, and two of the islands are First Nation reserves.  The islands are mostly uninhabited and full of wildlife, especially seabirds, which tend to dominate the islands.  The Museum of the North Shore Region tells the story of the area´s 8,000 years of human habitation and boasts over 40,000 objects.

link description
maps.google.co.uk/maps Google maps
www.cruisesaintlawrence.com/EN Sept-Īles port
www.tourismeseptiles.ca/en Welcome to Sept Iles
www.tourismeseptiles.ca/fr Guides to Sept Iles.   These are only available in French and are too big for Google translate
www.whatsinport.com What's in port? Sept-Īles Canada
www.ville.sept-iles.qc.ca/ Official website (translated)
wikitravel.org Sept-Īles
www.septiles.worldweb.com Sept Iles Travel Guide
www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=en&t=m&sa=N&tab=lw#hl=en&q=Sept-Īles+tourist+maps Links for maps
www.tripadvisor.co.uk Things to Do in Sept Iles
www.tripadvisor.co.uk Restaurants in Sept Iles

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