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Culture and Heritage

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

Cabin rental in the Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve

Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve

Starting from $146.00
per cabin per day, based on quadruple occupancy, taxes not included Valid from July 1, 2014 to October 19, 2014
La Salicorne Package

La Salicorne Package

Auberge La Salicorne

Starting from $130.00
per person per night based on double occupancy [3-night min.], taxes and gratuities not included Valid from June 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
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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.

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.
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Testimonials about Culture and Heritage
  • August 2011
    Percé
    "I went there in May, which it was still cold, but after the long drive when it got there it was all worth it, a truly unforgetable experience :) Everybody should go at least once in their life." Read more »
  • Life and Nothing But
    "We are lucky that Bonaventure Island is home to the largest and most accessible northern gannet colony in the world..." Read more »
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Highlights
  • Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park

    Located in the reception area of the island, the Margaulx restaurant in Île-Bonaventure-et-Rocher-Percé National Park offers a healthy menu...
  • Marine Environment Discovery Centre

    Dive right into the heart of the St. Lawrence! Parks Canada invites you to explore some of the most beautiful underwater scenery in North America...
  • Gaspésie National Park

    Gîte du Mont-Albert is a 4-star hotel renowned for its hospitality, its fine cuisine and a mountain setting that is unique in Eastern Canada.
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Culture and Heritage Photos
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  • Motorcyclists at the La Martre Lighthouse
  • Petite Île au Marteau in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Couple on the Les Galets beach in Natashquan
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