As a sea-oriented region boasting spectacular and varied landscapes, Québec maritime is a true sea kayaking paradise. Sea kayaking is actually one of the best ways to see seals and a multitude of seabirds while peacefully admiring the coastline from the water. Explore our numerous memorable destinations and, if you don’t have your own equipment, take advantage of the many guided excursions offered throughout the maritime regions of Québec. Read more
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The maritime regions of Québec offer the best opportunities by far to watch whales and other majestic marine mammals. Beginning during capelin migration in mid-spring, many large whale species follow schools of fish to gorge themselves after several months of fasting in the subtropical waters of the North Atlantic. The whales thus spend the summer in the cold waters of the St. Lawrence and in subarctic waters to feed, and then migrate to warm temperate/subtropical waters to reproduce. During their migration, the whales travel far into the St. Lawrence, dispersing in the Gulf and continuing their journey in the Middle Estuary (to Rivière-du-Loup on the south shore and Saint-Siméon on the north shore). Some areas are rich in plankton and other tiny marine organisms that attract fish, which in turn are the whales’ favourite prey. These ideal whale-watching locations were identified decades ago and can be found throughout the regions of Québec maritime. Read more
Stimpson’s surf clams are sedentary bivalve molluscs that live buried in sandy bottoms below the low tide line in aggregations called “beds.” This species is relatively unknown since it has only been fished in Québec since 1990 and much of the harvest is exported to Asia for use in sushi. Read more
Vacations are a time to enjoy nature, relaxation and a complete change of pace. You want to unplug and be present to the moment. Several unusual lodging options offered in the maritime regions of Québec will help you unwind and step outside your comfort zone. Having said that, opting for unusual lodging doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort! Read on to find out more. Read more
Depending on your tastes and preferences, there are many ways to explore the regions of Québec maritime. When I participate in events or am active on social networks, I’m often asked about the best scenic routes in our regions. This is a bit like asking a mother to choose her favourite child! However, for the sake of this post, I will introduce you to some of my favourites, the St. Lawrence Road Trips. Read more
Rose-Marie Gallant was born in the Matapédia Valley in Gaspésie, but has lived in Forestville in Côte-Nord – Manicouagan since 1983. For more than 15 years, she has created works of art using sand, pigments and pieces of polished glass.
The delicate beauty of her bottled sand landscapes and scenes of people or animals etched on pine fibre or antlers are sure to charm you. Read more