Bas-Saint-Laurent is a rich blend of coastal, rural and forest scenery. The influence of the sea and land can be felt throughout this region, both in the architecture of the houses and on the menus of the region’s many fine restaurants. In addition, islands, lakes and rivers offer both hard and soft adventure opportunities.
In the winter, Bas-Saint-Laurent experiences heavy snowfall, much to the delight of winter sports enthusiasts. The forests, lakes and shoreline of this region offer many opportunities for winter activities, including snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing and more.
Bas-Saint-Laurent obviously has a maritime side to it, with snowmobile trails that run along the coast, but there are also some real gems hidden inland. Through the lush forest, you will encounter several frozen bodies of water, including majestic Lake Témiscouata. Discover what’s so special about this lake and where to go to admire it!
From Kamouraska to Rimouski via Rivière-du-Loup and the interior, Bas-Saint-Laurent offers a wide range of scenery. Explore the region along the Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Snowmobile Tour or find a home base and ride on loop trails. Here are four establishments you may want to add to your itinerary.
Ah, Kamouraska, how I adore you! A visit to this area is all about immersing yourself in a picturesque and pastoral setting, what the locals call le doux pays (“the sweet land”). Kamouraska is a charming combination of sea, gentle plain and scattered hills…
Locals say: “This side is the sea!” And they’re quite right: the St. Lawrence Estuary, with its persistent tides and briny air, where the sun sets in dazzling displays of blushing pinks and blues, offers all the splendours of the sea. A sea whose salty waters abound with culinary treasures!
Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Bas-Saint-Laurent never ceases to amaze visitors, whatever the season! Find out more about this less well-known region of Québec and fall (or fall back) under its spell. Nicknamed Bas-du-Fleuve (which means “Lower River,” or Lower St. Lawrence), this peaceful territory has so much to offer!
The capital of spectacular sunsets, Bas-Saint-Laurent is not only home to beautiful landscapes that will awaken your senses and imagination: its unforgettable flavours are sure to delight your taste buds and create amazing foodie memories.
Bas-Saint-Laurent is a charming and picturesque region in all seasons. In the winter, the snow-covered landscapes will delight outdoor enthusiasts and photography lovers. To give you an idea of what awaits you in this region in the cold season, here are a few winter souvenirs of Bas-Saint-Laurent found on Instagram.