The Québec maritime Blog

Anne-Josée Pineau

Born in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anne-Josée Pineau loves this region and is delighted to introduce others to it. Never far from the sea, she’s fascinated by lighthouses and could live on seafood alone! On this blog, she likes to write about our regions’ unusual attractions, make your mouth water by describing local delicacies, and pique your interest by revealing some of the hidden beauty found in Québec by the Sea. In other words, she wants to provide you with lots of ideas for an unforgettable vacation!

5 Activities to Enjoy in Eastern Québec in the Fall

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Fall is a great season for a memorable vacation in the maritime regions of Québec. In addition to enjoying the milder weather, you can admire colourful fall landscapes! Here are five ideas to make the most of the beautiful fall days in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine.

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Fall Hikes in Eastern Québec: What Not to Miss

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Fall is an ideal time of year to hike in the regions of Québec by the Sea, as the leaves turn flamboyant colours, temperatures become milder, and you can spot wildlife as they go about their natural lives. Whether you opt to explore the coast, the forest or the mountains, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular scenery!

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Seaside Towns and Villages Worth Visiting

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

What better way to fill up on fresh air than a vacation by the sea! As you travel throughout the maritime regions of Québec, you’ll come across a multitude of towns and villages located along the St. Lawrence. Here are a few destinations we recommend you add to your itinerary.

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Seabirds: 4 Species to Watch in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

In the maritime regions of Québec, the St. Lawrence is dotted with islands and islets as well as bordered by some 3000 km (1900 mi.) of cliffs, beaches and shorelines. It’s no wonder that impressive numbers of seabirds nest in our regions! Here are four species you can observe in their natural habitat.

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Îles de la Madeleine: Sea Activities for Everyone!

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

In the Îles de la Madeleine, you are surrounded by water, so it’s no wonder there are lots of sea activities on offer to help you discover the Islands! However, since the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence can be changeable, it’s best to be accompanied by a guide to explore them. Here are a few ways to play in the water in complete safety.

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Snowmobiling in Bas-Saint-Laurent: By the Sea or Inland

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Offering abundant snow, well-marked and groomed trails as well as both sea and forest scenery, Bas-Saint-Laurent is a popular snowmobiling destination. By accessing the region from the west, you can choose between two Trans-Québec trails that will provide you with very different snowmobile experiences.

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