The Québec maritime Blog

Jean-Pascal Côté

A certified translator and avid outdoorsman, Jean-Pascal Côté works as a freelance writer and translator in Bas-Saint-Laurent, the region where he was born. He regularly escapes his daily life by going road biking, cycle touring or cyclocross racing, skiing in the mountains of Bas-Saint-Laurent or Western Canada, or sea kayaking on the St. Lawrence River. He is constantly dreaming up new travel plans. He also blogs (on an admittedly irregular basis) about his cycle touring adventures.

Staying Overnight in a National Park: A Unique Outdoor Experience

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Holidays and the outdoors go hand in hand. And national parks usually rank high on the list of must-see destinations for nature enthusiasts. To make the most of a national park visit, it’s always great to stay overnight. The national parks in the maritime regions of Québec offer several accommodation options to meet a vast array of tastes and budgets. Here are a few.

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Observing Black Bears in Eastern Québec

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Black bears can be found in nearly every corner of the maritime regions of Québec. Encounters are rare, but if you do see a bear while you’re hiking, it’s recommended to back away from it and make noise to alert it to your presence. The best way to observe bears in complete safety is to take part in an organized bear-watching activity.

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Tides: What Are They?

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

In coastal regions, sceneries vary according to seasons and weather conditions, but also according to tides. A tide is the ascending and descending movement of the sea level caused by the attraction of the Moon on the water.

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