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Fall Favourites from the Québec Maritime Team

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Vibrant colours, leaves crackling underfoot, fresh air, abundant harvests… Fall in the maritime regions of Québec appeals to all the senses! This season is synonymous with comfort and offers many opportunities to experience the joys of life, as the members of the Québec maritime team attest here.

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5 Lighthouses, 5 Fascinating Stories about Lightkeepers

   |   By Patrick Matte

The lighthouses of the St. Lawrence have witnessed significant moments in the country’s maritime history. This is also true of the lightkeepers and their families, courageous pioneers whose mission was to make navigation on the St. Lawrence safer. Find out more about these lightkeepers, who left their mark on the history of our regions and still spark our imagination today.

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Interview with Photographer Mathieu Dupuis

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Mathieu Dupuis loves exploring. With his camera in hand, he travels the world looking for the best angles to capture magnificent images that reflect the beauty of a region and the people who inhabit it. In his recent book published by National Geographic, Dupuis invites you to discover the richness and diversity of the province of Québec.

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4 Fascinating Historical Figures from Our Regions

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Over the last few centuries, several people who led unusual lives have spent some of their time in the regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine, and all have left their mark on the history and development of these regions. Here are four that are sure to fascinate you!

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Bird Watching in Gaspésie: Opportunities for Fall Sightings

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

The flamboyant colours of Gaspésie in the fall are an incredible sight! This season also offers opportunities for special moments to birdwatchers. Why is Gaspésie such a popular bird-watching destination? What species can you see in this region in the fall? Where are the best places to go to see birds? Find the answers here!

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Bas-Saint-Laurent by Motorcycle: A Feast for the Eyes!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Although Stéphane Dufresne has visited many places in Eastern Canada, including New Brunswick, Ontario and other parts of Québec, Bas-Saint-Laurent remains his favourite. “It’s a beautiful spot where you’ll never get bored,” he explains. Regardless of what part of Bas-Saint-Laurent you explore, you’re guaranteed to meet welcoming people, discover incredible roads and, above all, want to come back for more!

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In the Footsteps of the First Nations Peoples in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

First Nations peoples are the first known inhabitants of the maritime regions of Québec. While visiting our regions, you’ll have many opportunities to learn more about their rich heritage and vibrant cultures. Participate in interpretive activities to find out more about the history, traditions and ways of life of these communities.

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