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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Natashquan, which means “where one hunts for bear” in the Innu language, still feels a little bit like the edge of the world, no doubt because this village of nearly 300 people in Côte-Nord – Duplessis was, until very recently, the end of Route 138. Since late September of this year, it is now possible to drive to Kegaska, 44 km (27 mi.) further east. 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
What do raw-milk cheese, a sand sculpture, a blown-glass jellyfish and smoked herring have in common? Each occupies a place of honour among the flairs and flavours of the Îles de la Madeleine. Charm, freshness and novelty join to create a special appeal that you’ll find only in the Islands. 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
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