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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 Road Trip Ideas

The National Park Tour

Go on a National Park Tour to see the best of what Québec maritime has to offer. Our ten national parks present ten different ways to experience the nature, culture and history of our regions.

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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Highlights
  • Bic National Park

    Set yourself up comfortably in one of the 181 campsites found in Bic National Park. In total, three campgrounds offer sites to suit everyone’s...
  • Anticosti National Park

    Anticosti Island is without a doubt one of the best kept secrets of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Surrounded by a vast expanse of sea, this wild...
  • Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park

    Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park offers the following lodging options: cabins, huts, campsites, rustic shelters, Huttopia tents and tent-trailers.
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  • Maple taffy-on-the-snow at Domaine Acer (Bas-Saint-Laurent)
  • Winter scenery
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