As you visit the islands you will constantly
change vistas of the rocky coastline, inlets, coves and islands
of Arichat harbour along the very edge of the shores. (see photo galleries)
Besides beautiful scenery, we have beautiful
beaches, hiking trails, parks and great place for sailing, canoeing
and kayaking. (Google
A bit of history:
Arichat was first settled in the early 1700s. In 1713, a permanent settlement now known as Arichat was established beginning the rapid economic rise of Isle Madame.
In 1752, the population of the island totaled 125 people of French, English, and Irish descent and Arichat Harbour was becoming an international trading port by 1801.
Arichat itself had a population of 1,520 people and 192 ships, making Isle Madame a major trading and business center.
The growth of the island persisted through the 1830s when the population of Arichat surpassed 2,000 and continued on until it peaked around the time of Confederation.
Today, Isle Madame has been significantly affected by the collapse of the fishery. Residents of the island, however, refuse to give up.
A new spirit of community cooperation in economic and social development has rekindled the enthusiasm of island residents, bringing renewed faith in the community’s future.