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My 5 Favourite Things about Côte-Nord

   |   By Nathalie Katinakis

How can you not fall under the spell of Côte-Nord when you contemplate the region’s vast territory, pristine wilderness and beautiful sites? Spectacular scenery, unusual discoveries and relaxing hikes awaited me at every turn. Here are my five favourite things (so far!) about this region.

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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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An Evening Full of Mystery at Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

On a warm summer evening, just before the sun sets, I drive on Chemin Duchénier to Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer (Hell's Gate Canyon). The site, located south of Rimouski, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, is well-known for its network of hiking trails and unique panoramas. But to experience it at nighttime gives a totally different perspective!

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Motorcycle Riding the Gaspé Peninsula

   |   By Ryan Kluftinger

Motorcycling the Gaspé Peninsula is a rite of passage. Québec’s east coast is revered as one of those legendary rides. Stunning as it is, the maritime regions of Québec offer plenty of alternatives to the explorative motorcyclist.

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Cycling Around Lake Témiscouata

   |   By Tanya Paquet

The next time you visit the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, head inland away from the St. Lawrence to discover magnificent scenery and other treasures in Témiscouata. It’s an area I like to visit again and again. Let me tell you about my cycling adventure around Lake Témiscouata with my partner.

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Camping and Kayaking: A Winning Combination in Les Bergeronnes

   |   By Anne Pélouas

I didn’t really believe my friend when he told me, just before I left for a weekend of camping and kayaking in Les Bergeronnes in Côte-Nord: “You’ll see, you’ll hear the whales from your tent!” Fall colours were spreading across the Manicouagan landscape and all along the Whale Route, punctuating the boreal forest with golden hues.

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Tranquility and Natural Splendour on Île Verte

   |   By Marie-Ève Blanchard

I’d been dreaming for a long time of spending the night in a lighthouse. A childhood dream, from another era... A dream of those lighthouses that have been the eyes of the St. Lawrence for decades and have so often prevented ships from crashing into reefs... Lighthouses and lightkeepers that were isolated and sometimes provided shelter to shipwreck survivors...

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