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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In late February, early March, tens of thousands of harp seals give birth to their pups on the ice surrounding the Îles de la Madeleine in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. For several weeks each year, you can participate in a seal-watching excursion with Château Madelinot to observe the whitecoats (baby seals) up close.
During the excursion, great care is taken to ensure that the seals are not unduly disturbed by the presence of visitors. 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
Officially an emblem of Canada, the beaver is a large rodent that lives in streams, rivers, marshes and lakes. The beaver’s most remarkable characteristic is its tail, which is flat and covered with scales. Beavers use their tails as a prop while felling trees and as a rudder when swimming. Patient and hardworking, beavers are an integral part of Canadian history, since they were a staple of the colonial fur trade, which nearly wiped them out. Today, thanks to conservation efforts, the beaver is alive and well all over the country. Read more
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