Hailed as the archipelago between the sea and the sky, the Iles de la Madeleine is an archipelago situated right at the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and defined as part of Quebec in Canada. It is comprised of about 12 different islands, six of which are connected together by sand dunes. The location of the different islands forming the archipelago provides the Iles de la Madeleine a mild maritime climate, allowing warm summer breezes to continue blowing into the islands as late as the month of September. The healthy, fresh, salty sea air and the pristine beaches have made the Iles de la Madeleine a favorite destination for Canadians and travelers from other parts of the world. The Iles de la Madeleine is home to a number of different lagoons that make it safe and ideal to enjoy a variety of water sports activities such as kayaking, windsurfing and jet skiing. For those who would just simply want to head out to the beaches, relax and unwind, the Isles de la Madeleine offers a wide variety of different beaches from public beaches where you can socialize and mingle to secluded coves giving you some time to simply get away from it all. To get the most of your stay here, make sure to take some time to join any one of the guided tours conducted throughout the different islands that make up this beautiful archipelago. These guided tours not only provide you a brief history on the archipelago. It is a great way to discover many of the hidden treasures you can find here in the different islands, adding a bit of spice into your time here.