I must say I was very impressed by my visit at Magasin Général Historique Authentique 1928, located in Percé, right at the end of the Gaspé Peninsula. It’s a former general store of the Robin, Jones and Whitman Company, whose last owner was Gaston Cloutier. Just before passing away in 2000, Mr. Cloutier handed the store over to his sons, Rémi and Ghislain, who decided to turn it into a living museum. Read more
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The St. Lawrence is a historic seaway providing access to the North American continent. Since the great explorers of the 16th century, the French colonization, the English conquest and the establishment of fishing settlements, few globetrotters have actually set foot on Québec’s Lower North Shore, which is part of the Côte-Nord − Duplessis tourist region. Read more
Dynamic and festive, Rimouski offers all the attractions of a big city along with a tranquil natural setting and friendly local residents. This means that nature and the sea are never far from services, boutiques and entertainment options. Is it any surprise that Rimouski residents are the happiest people in Québec? (In 2013, people in Rimouski rated themselves highest in the province on the happiness scale for the second year in a row.) Read more
Untamed landscapes, a rich and abundant wildlife, a spectacular geography; Anticosti Island, in the Côte-Nord – Duplessis region, has everythingto arouse your curiosity. Equal in size to Corsica, the island boasts a population of over 166 000 white-tailed deer and one of the highest concentration of bald eagles in Eastern North America. Anticosti invites for discovery at your own pace, strolling along its rivers and in its canyons, on its high cliffs overlooking the sea and on its pebble beaches where you can watch seal haul-outs and spot some of the shipwrecks along its shores. The island was given the name of “Graveyard of the Gulf” because of the some 400 shipwrecks recorded in the area in the last 400 years.
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