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Visit various tourist attractions and learn about the milestones in the history that has shaped today’s Québec maritime, from the Aboriginal peoples to the French regime, the British conquest and World War II.

Nature’s influence on artistic and cultural life in Québec maritime is also undeniable. Attracted by our natural resources and the promise of a better life, the settlers who came here to build a new life brought their traditions from various distant shores; they have left us a maritime heritage that is rich in history and fascinating stories.

The unique scenery in Québec maritime has also inspired many artists and artisans from here and elsewhere. As you travel throughout our regions, you will find many talented artists. Visit them in their studios, browse boutiques filled with handmade treasures, or treat yourself to an authentic and unforgettable experience at a local show.

To uncover our communities’ best kept secrets, visit our museums, art galleries, interpretation sites, gardens, historic sites and economuseums. And don’t miss this opportunity to sample our regional cuisine. Feast your eyes... and your taste buds in Québec maritime!
Culture and Heritage Packages
3-Course Gourmet Package at the Gîte du Mont-Albert

3-Course Gourmet Package at the Gîte du Mont-Albert

Gîte du Mont-Albert

Starting from $127.00
per person based on double occupancy, taxes and park entrance fees not included Valid all year
Night in a Yurt

Night in a Yurt

Bic National Park

Starting from $137.00
for 4 people, taxes and park entrance fees not included Valid all year
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Culture and Heritage Road Trip Ideas

Flavour Trails

Whatever scenic drive you decide to explore in the maritime regions of Québec, you are sure to find a multitude of delicacies to sample along the way.

The Lighthouse Trail

The Lighthouse Trail takes you to unique buildings and sites all along the St. Lawrence coast. This scenic drive is also an opportunity to learn about an important part of Québec history.
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Testimonials about Culture and Heritage
  • April 2010
    Explore Scenic Drives by Motorcycle!
    "Discover a tourism destination where roads run alongside the sea, mountains, valleys and rivers in a region dotted with rest areas, scenic lookouts and great gourmet finds." Read more »
  • Where Surf Meets Turf
    "Smarter Seafood is a certification program aimed at fish merchants and restaurant owners who are committed to the sustainable development of the St. Lawrence. The program promotes the sound management of marine resources by encouraging the consumption of a wide variety of marine species." Read more »
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  • Quarry Island,  Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Banc-de-pêche-de-Paspébiac Historic Site (Gaspésie)
  • Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac Historic Site (Gaspésie)
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