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Bas-Saint-Laurent

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.

To plan your trip, check out our Bas-Saint-Laurent section.

 

8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Bas-Saint-Laurent

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

From Kamouraska to Rimouski via the Témiscouata area, you’ll discover many artisans and food producers in Bas-Saint-Laurent who will surprise you with their creativity. It’s safe to say you won’t be able to resist taking home some of their creations as souvenirs! Here are a few suggestions.

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[VIDEO] Rivière-du-Loup: A Preview of Your Summer Vacation!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

You will fall in love with this vibrant destination that offers urban and nature experiences: excursions to islands in the St. Lawrence, a rich heritage worth discovering as well as access to the coast. Rivière-du-Loup also offers excellent accommodations and restaurants. Watch our video for a preview of what awaits you during your stay!

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Bas-Saint-Laurent: Did You Know?

   |   By Le Québec maritime

From Kamouraska to Sainte-Luce via Témiscouata, there's so much to discover in Bas-Saint-Laurent! This region offers magnificent and varied landscapes, a wide range of outdoor activities, a rich history and opportunities for discoveries of all kinds. To find out more about Bas-Saint-Laurent, consult this infographic.

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3 Good Reasons to Visit Bas-Saint-Laurent in the Winter

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Whether along the coast or in the heart of a snowy forest, Bas-Saint-Laurent offers majestic and magical winter scenery at every turn. A visit during the cold season is an excellent opportunity not only to spend time in the great outdoors but also to meet friendly people and enjoy cosy comfort in the places you stay.

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Bas-Saint-Laurent: Top 5 Spots to Discover While Snowmobiling

   |   By Tanya Paquet

The maritime regions of Québec are a vast destination crisscrossed by 6000 km (3700 mi.) of snowmobile trails. Within this territory, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region offers an impressive network of trails that are connected to Trans-Quebec trail #5 and that lead you from the forest to the sea through many towns and villages.

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Top 6 Bike Routes in Bas-Saint-Laurent

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Along the St. Lawrence River, through the Notre-Dame Mountains, right by majestic lakes or in picturesque rural landscapes, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region is a perfect destination to explore on a bicycle. Here are six routes for you to discover the region at a slower pace.

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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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