In the summer, Île Verte (French for “Green Island”) is accessible by boat. You can also participate in the annual Sentier de la bouette, a mud walk at low tide departing from the village of L’Isle-Verte. In the winter, your options for getting to this serene location in the St. Lawrence River are even more exotic: by helicopter, snowmobile or ice bridge. Whatever the season, Île Verte, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, is a charming destination that is certain to please visitors looking for a change of scenery. Life on this island of some 30 full-time residents is dominated by the tides and offers calm and contemplation to visitors. You can meander along the shoreline and explore the island itself. Île Verte is an idyllic vacation setting in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region; for many visitors, a trip to the island becomes a pilgrimage of sorts. Read more
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Summer or winter, I’m a big fan of the great outdoors! In the winter, I swap my hiking boots for snowshoes or skis and set off to explore the trails, whether in national parks or elsewhere. Here, then, are a few suggestions of places to visit for your next snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or backcountry skiing trips. Read more
Sea kayaking, hiking, wildlife observation, interpretive activities, etc., there’s so much to do in the maritime regions of Québec. If you have little time, but the head full of projects – whether you come in the summer or in the fall when nature puts on her most beautiful colours – a stay at a resort offering lodging and various activities is likely the perfect solution for you. Here are a few ideas. 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.
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