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!

Regional Flavours: Cheese

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Pretty much everyone loves cheese, right? Not surprisingly, this versatile food is found in all kinds of dishes, from the most refined to the most comforting, including the authentic Québécois dish known as poutine! Cheese is also a great snack to eat in the car on a road trip as well as a favourite at picnics. Are you hitting the road in Eastern Québec? Be sure to visit our artisan cheesemakers, who are constantly coming up with creative ways to showcase local ingredients in their products. Here are six you’ll want to add to your itinerary!

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Postcard-Worthy Landscapes of Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Sending postcards is probably one of the most common travel traditions! It’s fun to pick out cards for your loved ones to let them know you’re thinking of them and share a piece of your trip with them. Postcards also make great souvenirs of your stay: featuring amazing photos of your destination, they’ll forever remind you of your vacation experiences. Here are 8 photos of landscapes typically found in our regions that would definitely make great postcards!

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Local Products Inspired by the Sea in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

One of the things you’ll notice right away when you visit the maritime regions of Québec is how the sea is everywhere! While the St. Lawrence is a natural part of the landscape of Eastern Québec, it’s also a source of inspiration for many local food producers and artisans, who feature elements of the sea in their creations. Here are a few you’ll love to sample in our regions or take home with you!

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Where to Watch Whales from the Shore in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

The maritime regions of Québec are one of the best places in the world to observe marine mammals. From May to October, the waters of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to 13 species of whales, including spectacular humpbacks! Are you interested in admiring these giants of the sea but would prefer to stay on land? Here are several places where you can enjoy whale watching from the shore!

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4 Unforgettable Things to Do in Côte-Nord

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

A land of nature beyond measure, Côte-Nord is a vacation destination that is sure to charm you. This region is a vast natural playground that’s ideal for a multitude of outdoor and cultural activities. Here are four that you won’t want to miss!

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Snowmobile-Friendly Lodging in Bas-Saint-Laurent

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

From Kamouraska to Rimouski via Rivière-du-Loup and the interior, Bas-Saint-Laurent offers a wide range of scenery. Explore the region along the Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Snowmobile Tour or find a home base and ride on loop trails. Here are four establishments you may want to add to your itinerary.

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Snowmobile-Friendly Lodging in Gaspésie

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Famous for abundant snowfall and a vast trail network of over 3000 kilometres (1900 miles), Gaspésie is a dream destination for snowmobilers. In addition, Gaspesians are renowned for their warm welcome. See for yourself by stopping in any of the following lodging establishments during your stay in the region.

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