Percé is a fascinating town. “It’s a place that was once inhabited by the gods,” as Jean-Louis Lebreux, director of the Musée Le Chafaud, likes to say. Its main attraction is of course famous Percé Rock, a landmark that’s 400 million years old, a “pierced rock” with only one arch left since the other one collapsed on June 17, 1845. Cathedral, ghost ship, sculpture… These terms barely do justice to the majesty of this monument. Although this giant has feet of clay (tonnes of sedimentary rock collapse every year due to erosion), your first sight of this huge rock formation will take your breath away. Read more
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If you’re travelling in Gaspésie with your children this summer, be sure to visit Forillon National Park at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. Not only does the park have everything you need for a great family vacation, but it also offers a kids’ activity program: Parks Canada Xplorers. 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
The lighthouses along the coasts of the St. Lawrence River remind us of the rich maritime heritage of the Québec maritime regions. While several are still accessible (more than 30!) and offer various interpretive activities, only a few give you the opportunity to live a unique experience: spending the night in a lighthouse. Read more
Everywhere in the world, people associate maple syrup with Québec. It’s indeed a well-established culinary tradition that has been around for several centuries here, and every spring, many enthusiasts can’t wait to take part in “sugaring-off parties”.
Bas-Saint-Laurent is the second most important region for maple syrup production in Québec. You can find in the area many sugar shacks where you can stock up with syrup and enjoy the famous maple taffy on the snow. Read more
I feel privileged this morning to visit the Onondaga submarine at Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site. Anyone can visit the submarine, but what makes it so exciting to me is that it’s the only submarine open for visits by the public in Canada. Read more