The latest addition to Québec’s network of national parks, Lac-Témiscouata National Park is hinged around the largest and most majestic lake in the region. With a length of some 39 kilometres, it’s the second largest body of water south of the St. Lawrence. The park is run through by the Sentier national, the backbone of its trail network, which offers many interesting options to stretch your legs and appreciate the region’s beautiful scenery. Here are some of them.
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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
Nature in the city… This could be the slogan for Sept-Îles, one of the largest cities in land size in Québec, with an area of over 2000 km2 (770 sq. mi.). Named after the seven islands that protect its round bay, Sept-Îles is a must-see destination in Côte-Nord – Duplessis that boasts one of the highest numbers of sunny days per year in the province. Read more
Gaspésie National Park offers countless options for hiking enthusiasts. Sometimes, choosing a trail is the hardest part. Here are some suggestions among my favourite trails in the park, whether you have a few hours or a full day. Read more
My weekend in Gaspésie: A Larger-than-life Display in Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park
Planning a trip to Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park, one generally has two very precise goals in mind: get an up-close view of Percé Rock and watch the northern gannet colony on Bonaventure Island! Read more
When we get up, we are literally in the clouds on yet again another windless day. We are roughly one kilometre away from Pic de l’Aube in Gaspésie National Park, the snow is deep and we have to go up and down (and through) some good-sized snow drifts on the way. Trees are getting smaller and smaller as we get closer to the usually windswept peak. Those odd-shaped and totally frosted stunted trees look like fantastic creatures turned into statues by winter. It makes up for the nonexistent view today… only a small ice-covered sign confirms that we actually stand on Pic de l’Aube. Nonetheless, we take numerous pictures of this peculiar scenery. Read more