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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.

 

Bas-Saint-Laurent: A Mecca for Sea Kayakers

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Jean Létourneau came back to this region to go to university. To pay for his studies, he started a kayaking company to guide tourists on the St. Lawrence. “The best job of my life,” he said, which inspired him to participate actively in the creation of the St. Lawrence Water Trail, a network of navigable waterways in Québec for small crafts.

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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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Photo Safari in Témiscouata: 5 Photo Ops You Won’t Want to Miss!

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Located in southern Bas-Saint-Laurent and bordering on the state of Maine and the province of New Brunswick, Témiscouata is a dream destination for nature lovers. The area’s forests, lakes and rivers provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities such as boating, cycling and hiking; you can also stay in a national park or resort as well as savour the region’s many delicious local products.

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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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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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Lodging Options in Harmony with Nature

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

It can be on an island, along a river, in the mountains or even in the trees. Whatever form it takes, nothing beats a night in a natural environment to experience a privileged moment with the spectacular scenery, the enchanting surroundings and the brisk fresh air of the maritime regions of Québec.

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