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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
“Ready-to-Camp” Huttopia Tent Package (Bic National Park)

“Ready-to-Camp” Huttopia Tent Package (Bic National Park)

Bic National Park

Starting from $99.00
per night, in low season,* taxes and park entrance fees not included Valid from May 16, 2014 to October 13, 2014
Health and Relaxation Package

Health and Relaxation Package

Hôtel Tadoussac

Starting from $249.50
per person based on double occupancy, taxes not included Valid from May 23, 2014 to November 1, 2014
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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
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Highlights
  • Miguasha National Park

    Savour a bite to eat at great prices at the Le Dévonien lunch counter. On the menu: lobster, crab and smoked salmon sandwiches, made on site...
  • Musée Acadien du Québec

    The Musée Acadien du Québec is a public space offering numerous cultural and educational activities to introduce visitors to Québec’s rich...
  • Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada

    The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a primordial role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. The existing lighthouse, built...
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Culture and Heritage Photos
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  • La Martre Lighthouse (Gaspésie)
  • Les Galets site in Natashquan
  • Kayaker and minke whale off Île Verte
  • Île aux Perroquets in Mingan Archipelago (Côte-Nord - Duplessis)
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