Saint-Augustin River Crossing (Lower North Shore)
Daily passenger service is provided free of charge between the communities of Pakuashipi and Saint-Augustin, which lie on opposite shores of the Saint-Augustin River and are only accessible by water or air.
On one side of the river is the Innu settlement of Pakuashipi—meaning “sandy river”—and perched on the hillside across the water on the other side is the village of Saint-Augustin. A wide variety of seabirds, wolffish and whales can be observed from either shore.
Please note that bus service is also available between the airport and the maritime service wharf (Pointe-à-la-Truite). In winter, snowmobiles can take the ice bridge on the Route Blanche trail to cross the river.
Operating: from April to December
Crossing time: 5 minutes
Distance travelled: 0,9 km
Ferry in service
(capacity 16 passengers)
A free ground transportation service also connects the Pointe-à-la-Truite wharf—one of the ports served by the vessel sailing between Anticosti Island and the Lower North Shore—to the airport. For more information, call 418 947-2027.
From April to January, and depending on the winter service extensions provided by Relais Nordik, a ferry service is available to transport freight unloaded at Pointe-à-la-Truite wharf to Saint-Augustin village. This free service is provided by Driscoll Transportation. For more information, call 418 947-2349.
09 January 2020
À la suite de la confirmation de l’ouverture de de la route Blanche sur le tronçon entre Pakuashipi et Saint-Augustin par le...
30 December 2019
Le VCA L’Esprit-de-Pakuashipi reprend selon l’horaire régulier à la traverse de la rivière Saint-Augustin.