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First Nations People in Gaspésie: Meet the Mi’gmaq

   |   By Marine Grimaud

When you visit Gaspésie, you’ll notice that some places have unique names based on Mi’gmaq words. The Mi’gmaq people historically referred to themselves as L’nu (or Lnu); the term Mi’gmaq (or Mi’kmaq) means “the family” or “my allies/friends.” Discover this fascinating people and their contribution to contemporary Gaspésie.

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Motorcycling in the Îles de la Madeleine: A Unique Road Trip!

   |   By Nancy Doucet

Born and raised in the Îles de la Madeleine and an avid rider from a young age, I enjoy exploring the Islands and their villages by motorcycle every summer. These trips are an opportunity to meet both locals and visitors who share my passion. It’s also a pleasure to tell you all about my Islands, which are so fun to discover while riding!

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Life in the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Le Québec maritime

In the eyes of visitors, the Îles de la Madeleine are a small corner of paradise… and this is true for residents as well! We were curious to learn more about living on the Islands. We chatted with Pauline-Gervaise Grégoire, owner and general director of Atelier Côtier, who was kind enough to answer all our questions. Here’s what she had to say about “her” Islands.

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A Vast Cultural Mosaic

   |   By Jean-Marie Fallu

Settlement in the maritime regions of Québec was based on geographic location and coveted natural resources. Over time, people came from just about everywhere to settle on the shores of the Estuary ad Gulf of St. Lawrence, hoping for a better future. Discover the vast cultural mosaic that makes up our regions!

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Témiscouata by Motorcycle: An Adventure for All the Senses!

   |   By Catherine Hudon

Whether I’m the passenger or driver, I never tire of the stunning beauty and diversity of the landscapes of Québec unfolding before my eyes. In late summer of last year, we once again felt the call of the open road and decided to go on a motorcycle loop tour of the Témiscouata area in Bas-Saint-Laurent.

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