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Rivière-du-Loup: A Little Known Whale-Watching Area

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Jean-Pierre Sylvestre is a marine wildlife biologist and photojournalist, who divides his time between the St. Lawrence River, Argentina and Antarctica in pursuit of his passion: whales. We asked Jean-Pierre to share why he so loved spending his summers working as a guide on the Croisières AML whale-watching cruise ship based in Rivière-du-Loup. This is what he had to say.

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A Field with a View

   |   By Le Québec maritime, Marie-Julie Gagnon

I liked Pied-de-Vent long before I visited the Îles de la Madeleine for the first time in 2012—in fact, it’s one of my favourite Québécois cheeses. At that time, I was on a whirlwind trip and the boutique had been jam-packed with people. Three years later, the boutique was still busy, but this time, I made it into the inner sanctum, where the cheese is made and packaged.

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Fair Winds...

   |   By Marie-Julie Gagnon

When I think of the Îles de la Madeleine, the wind is present in all of my memories. Strong winds and gentle breezes... Winds that gust and winds that caress the skin... Winds that lift skirts and snatch at hair pieces... Winds that change the landscape, even.

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Working Aboard the CTMA Vacancier

   |   By Camilie Beaulieu

A few years ago, when I was studying in the tourism program at Cégep de Matane, I decided I wanted a summer job on a cruise ship. Gathering up my courage, I sent my application to CTMA Cruises and was very pleased to hear I’d landed a position as an entertainment officer aboard the CTMA Vacancier for the summer of 2007.

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From Island to Island in the Maritime Regions of Québec

   |   By Marie-Ève Blanchard

It goes without saying that one of the main attractions of the maritime regions of Québec is the amazing coastlines you can admire as you drive along the majestic St. Lawrence. However, there are also about 2700 islands in the St. Lawrence that contribute to the distinctive character of these regions.

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