When visiting Îles-de-la-Madeleine if you speak even just a little bit of French everyone will be a lot more friendly and go out of their way to help you out more than they would if you spoke strictly English and no French at all.
While each island is quite small, the distances between them along the connecting dunes are greater and these areas are isolated. Cycling is possible, scooters can be rented, as well as automobiles, bus tours are available, taxis are quite expensive.
One of the best things about Îles-de-la-Madeleine is the fact that it is known as one of, if not the best, places for wind sports (like windsurfing and kiteboarding). So if you're not the one riding it is always fun to be the one watching.
There is a local brewery 'A l'abri de la tempete', which is located near Cap aux meules and can be visited (also has a nice pub). Their beers are very good: rousse(red), blonde(pale), blanche (wheat beer),noire (milk stout),and some special brews. Available on draft in certain restos such as Café de la Grave and Pas Perdus.
HI-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 74 chemin du Camping (located in the town of L'Étang-du-Nord), ☎ +1 418 986-4505 (toll free: +1 800 986-4505, fax: +1 418 986-4523), . checkin: 8AM; checkout: 11AM. This hostel is open May 17 to September 30. Open year-round for groups.Dorms $23, privates $50-$58, family room $70, campsites $20. Non-members pay an additional $4 for dorms/privates and $6 for family rooms. (47.348747,-61.883007)edit
All of Îles-de-la-Madeleine is pretty safe.
Do not walk near the edges of cliffs as they are subject to erosion and collapse.
Certain beaches can have strong and dangerous currents which may pull you away from shore.