Saint Pierre and Miquelon invites you to discover the extraordinary wilderness and feel the beauty of the nature whisper across your heart. With dazzling French language, culture and traditions around, enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean with soft flapping sounds of cod fins. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a tranquil island destination tucked away in the northern fringes of the North American continent. Located off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland, it is the sole remnant of the French colonial empire in North America.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon has been an ancient hub of Paleoeskimo or Dorset culture that existed around 3000 BC. Alternatively known as the 'Eleven Thousand Virgins' or the 'Islands of Saint-Pierre', it was first discovered by Portuguese explorer João Álvares Fagundes in 1521. French forces occupied Saint Pierre and Miquelon in early seventeenth century and remained so except some brief attacks from American and British forces. In 1985, the islands gained the privilege of being a territory with special status of France. A conglomeration of nine small islands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon rests within the North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Fishing is the mainstay for the economy of this place as codfishes are available in abundance here.