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.

Seaside Historic and Heritage Sites Worth Visiting

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Fishing, navigation, historic battles, the fur trade – the maritime regions of Québec boast a rich history and natural heritage that are directly linked to the St. Lawrence. Many historic and heritage sites located in the coastal areas of the maritime regions of Québec recount different chapters of this history. Here are a few sites to add to your list of places to visit!

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Winter in National Parks: The Best Views

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

When winter comes, nature puts on a thick layer of snow which gives a whole different character to the landscape. Slip on your toque, gloves and warm clothes, and come and enjoy the views in our national parks, in the maritime regions of Quebec. Here are a few suggestions for you.

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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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