Miscou Island, 64 km2, comprises
the most eastern part
of Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada, on the west side of the Gulf of St Lawrence and at the entrance to CHALEUR BAY.
The island is characterized by white sandy beaches, peat bogs, stunted trees, lakes, salt lagoons and a lighthouse at the northern tip, Miscou Point.
Miscou has a population of approximately 650 full time
residents. The island is mostly
settled by people of Acadian ancestry and speak French, but many are bilingual.
The island's sand dunes and lagoons host a variety
of migratory birds, making the island a favourite location
for birding and naturalists. Miscou Harbour
become a favourite spot for kite-surfing.