Îles-de-la-Madeleine: what to do in the evening?
Laughter and music at Pas Perdus
The evenings par excellence for lovers of music and parties in the Magdalen Islands are Monday Jams. After two years of absence due to the pandemic, these legendary sessions are back at Les Pas Perdus in the heart of Cap-aux-Meules every Monday. Local talents and visiting musicians have a great time on all kinds of instruments and in all kinds of styles from 11 p.m.!
Le Pas Perdus also hosts the Ligue madelinienne d’improvisation (LIM) every Wednesday evening. Formed 39 years ago, it is one of the oldest improvisation leagues still active in Quebec. Thus, different generations of improvisers play together. Lots of laughs and nonsense in perspective.
Finally, in addition to these two weekly events, the Pas Perdus performance hall hosts its share of shows throughout the summer, from local artists to stars from elsewhere in Quebec. In the coming weeks, the establishment will notably welcome Émile Bilodeau, Ariane Moffatt, Louis-Jean Cormier, Ariane Roy, Lou-Adriane Cassidy, Les Louanges, Radio Radio and many others.
< h3>On the party
Recently opened, the La Shed surf bar in Fatima is already undeniably a must for young people in the Magdalen Islands. They serve funky cocktails in a tropical and festive atmosphere just a stone's throw from the beach (it's like being in Hawaii). There is almost always a party going on! And as everything is in everything, on Monday evening, a “party bus” leaves La Shed to go to the Monday Jam des Pas Perdus.
The A l’abri de la Tempête microbrewery is not new, but rather a classic of the Islands. You can taste a wide variety of beers brewed on site while a DJ takes care of setting the mood on the garden terrace on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The party then continues inside. New this year: every Tuesday from 9 p.m. there is a quiz night!
Live the local experience
For outings surrounded by locals, where you can pitch pitchers, the Le Central bar in downtown Cap-aux-Meules is an excellent option. Songwriters and DJs pass by on occasion.
Le Débaris, also in the city center, offers a similar offer. As a bonus: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 p.m., it's karaoke night. Also in the city center, billiard lovers must absolutely spend an evening at Dooly's.
As for music fans in search of authenticity, they can head to the café- bar La Gabarre, an establishment rooted in Madelinian culture which opened its doors last year on La Grave de Havre-Aubert. They serve beers, cocktails, coffees, food and often see local musicians performing live. This year marks the arrival of Jeudi-jazz evenings, every Thursday from 9 p.m..
Finally, parties don't just happen in bars. The opportunities for evening fun in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine are everywhere.
Listen out, talk to the people around you, make friends! Fireworks on the beach or good old house party, you will quickly realize that on the Islands, there is something to party every night.