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Northern Lights: When the Sky Dances over Eastern Québec

   |   By Ulrich Josserand

The beautiful dancing waves of light seen in the night sky are an iconic symbol of the north. If you’ve ever had the privilege of admiring this natural wonder, you’re unlikely to ever forget it. In high-latitude regions, these polar lights are known as aurora borealis, or northern lights, but they also occur in the south (where they’re called aurora australis or southern lights). This phenomenon is thus visible near the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. Do you know what causes this unusual light show? And did you know that you can see northern lights in our regions? Keep reading to find out more!

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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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5 Surprising Facts about the St. Lawrence

   |   By Ulrich Josserand

Running across the province of Québec, the St. Lawrence is an integral part of the lives of local residents. In addition, this waterway was the main route for European navigators to explore this vast territory, but its importance was already recognized long before that by the First Nations communities living along its shores. The St. Lawrence plays a vital role in the Québec economy, provides access to drinking water and is a source of electric power. However, do you know these five unusual facts about this mighty waterway?

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Explore UNESCO Sites in Eastern Québec

   |   By Ulrich Josserand

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) gives World Heritage status to places or properties around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. The organization also designates other types of sites, such as global geoparks and biosphere reserves. All three designations are found in the maritime regions of Québec.

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Find Out All about the Islands by Visiting Local Museums!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Are you curious by nature and fascinated by history? You’ll find lots of interesting sites to visit in the Îles de la Madeleine! Museums are a rich source of information that will help you get to know and understand this region during your trip. Here are a few sites you’ll want to add to your itinerary.

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Discover Bas-Saint-Laurent in the Fall!

   |   By Nathalie Katinakis

If you want to fill up on fall colours, Bas-Saint-Laurent is a great destination. From scenic tourist routes to amazing hiking trails, this maritime region of Québec has more than one trick up its sleeve to charm those who love this special season!

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Discover the Îles de la Madeleine in the Fall!

   |   By Nathalie Katinakis

Milder temperatures and insular tranquility make for a pleasant fall in the Îles de la Madeleine. A trip to the Islands at this time of year means you can enjoy local attractions without the summer bustle. It’s a perfect time to meet the locals and explore the archipelago at your own pace.

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