Île aux Pigeons is a small uninhabited island in the French archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, south of the Canadian island of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic. Located less than 2 km east of the island of Saint-Pierre, with rocky coastal line, and covered with a short grass, features a diamond shape, measuring in its greatest length about 300m and about 250m in its widest. It is slightly sloping with a maximum height of twenty meters to the northwest. The island is accessible by its southern tip, which has a small tongue of sand and pebbles. In the 17th century the island was named Isle Canaille, and its current name appears on maps of the late 18th century. The change in name is believed to derive from the local word to call guillemot birds (pigeon).