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Anne Pélouas

Hiking in Côte-Nord: Paradise on Earth!

   |   By Anne Pélouas

My best memories of walks in the province of Québec include views of the Saguenay Fjord, the St. Lawrence Estuary or the Gulf of St. Lawrence, all in Côte-Nord! As a hiking enthusiast, I can tell you that this region offers numerous opportunities for hikes of varying lengths over a variety of terrains.

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Camping and Kayaking: A Winning Combination in Les Bergeronnes

   |   By Anne Pélouas

I didn’t really believe my friend when he told me, just before I left for a weekend of camping and kayaking in Les Bergeronnes in Côte-Nord: “You’ll see, you’ll hear the whales from your tent!” Fall colours were spreading across the Manicouagan landscape and all along the Whale Route, punctuating the boreal forest with golden hues.

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A Whitecoat Photo Safari in the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Anne Pélouas

From late February to mid-March, visitors can go on a helicopter excursion to enjoy a unique experience among the whitecoats. Bundled up in winter survival suits, we found ourselves in the magical world of baby seals, which are absolutely irresistible in their icy cradles.

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Samuel Côté: Shipwreck Hunter of the St. Lawrence

   |   By Anne Pélouas

“One day, I heard that a ship was at the bottom of the river not far away—this was the SS Carolus, which was torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II. I was intrigued, so I did some research to figure out exactly where it was located.” This was the beginning of what may well be a lifelong passion for this 29-year-old.

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Snow Crab: Culinary Star of Québec by the Sea

   |   By Anne Pélouas

Snow crab is the king of the cold salty waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary, an exceptional seafood delicacy from the maritime regions of Québec. Snow crab fishing also marks the beginning of the fishing season in late March or early April, depending on the year. This crustacean is also fished later in the spring in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the Îles de la Madeleine.

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