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!

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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Why Our Regions Are Safe Snowmobile Destinations

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Every year, the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and Côte-Nord regions delight snowmobile enthusiasts! Did you know that, in addition to being renowned for their spectacular scenery, these regions of Eastern Québec have a reputation for being very safe snowmobile destinations? Keep reading to find out why!

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What to Visit in Our Regions: 8 of Québec’s Most Beautiful Villages

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

As you travel throughout the maritime regions of Québec, you’ll come across many charming villages, each with a history worth discovering. But did you know that there’s an association of the most beautiful villages of Québec, which has the mission to promote the architectural and historical heritage of these villages as well as the quality of their landscapes? The criteria for being part of this association include a population under 8000, at least one classified heritage building and a few recognized heritage buildings, exceptional scenery and nearby tourist attractions. Here then are eight villages in our regions that meet all these requirements and more!

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8 Places to Stop and Take Photos on a Road Trip in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

While on a road trip, you’ll want to take a break every so often to stretch your legs for a few minutes. Why not combine this with the pleasure of stopping in a beautiful spot where you can also take great photos with your camera or smartphone? Here are 8 places to stop and take photos on your next vacation in the maritime regions of Québec.

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En Route to Memories: 5 Cultural Activities to Add to Your Road Trip Itinerary

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the 19th century in the company of British soldiers by visiting the Fort Ingall interpretation site. This authentic reconstruction of a campaign fortress built in Témiscouata in 1839 gives you the opportunity to learn all about a border conflict between Canada and the United States at that time. In addition to visiting the exhibitions with interpreter guides dressed in period military uniforms (or with the new audio guide), you can also watch musket- and cannon-firing demonstrations. If you’re over 18 years old, you can even try to fire a musket or cannon yourself. Learn how to handle a Brown Bess safely before you fire it and/or feel the shockwaves of firing a cannon!

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