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Côte-Nord

Côte-Nord is vast, wild and spectacular. Made up of the tourist regions of Manicouagan and Duplessis, it extends from Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon and from the north shore of the St. Lawrence northward, to where the boreal forest gives way to the taiga. Out at sea and from the shore, up to 13 species of whales can be observed in this region. Côte-Nord is a land of extremes, from the Saguenay Fjord to the canyons of Anticosti Island, not to mention the mysterious monoliths of the Mingan Archipelago.

Various winter activities allow visitors to discover the vastness of this territory, whether by riding the region’s many snowmobile trails or exploring snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Ice fishing, wildlife observation and dogsledding are also among the many activities offered to visitors wishing to explore this untamed wilderness area.

To plan your trip, check out our Côte-Nord section.

 

5 Good Reasons to Visit Minganie

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

This segment of the Whale Route will take you from village to village all the way to the end of the road, at the edge of the Lower North Shore. Here are five good reasons to follow Route 138 across the Minganie area!

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5 Good Reasons to Visit Baie-Comeau

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Baie-Comeau, in Côte-Nord, is a unique city located about 200 km (120 mi.) east of Tadoussac where you can find out more about the last glaciation, discover the area’s fascinating industrial and maritime heritage, and explore wild and natural environments. Here are five good reasons that will inspire you to visit this dynamic city and the surrounding area.

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Côte-Nord

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Côte-Nord culture is a blend of Innu traditions and the heritage of European settlers. This combination is reflected in regional flavours and inspires local artisans. Here are some suggestions for places to visit and items you could take home with you!

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[VIDEO] Sept-Îles: A Preview of Your Summer Vacation!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

For a summer vacation that combines outdoor activities and cultural discoveries, head to Sept-Îles, in Côte-Nord! Enjoy an excursion to the Sept Îles Archipelago or discover Indigenous culture by visiting the Vieux-Poste. Watch our video for a preview of what awaits you during your stay!

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Ride the Roads of Côte-Nord by Motorcycle

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Setting off on a motorcycle trip to explore wide-open spaces and pristine wilderness all the way to the end of the road: this is how Ken McDonald describes a motorcycle road trip in Côte-Nord! Ken is a long-time avid rider who has explored many roads in Québec and beyond. Nevertheless, he considers Côte-Nord a unique destination!

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My Night in a Giant Birdhouse in Côte-Nord

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Since the region of Côte-Nord is an important staging area for birds, it’s also home to many bird-watching sites where you can observe a multitude of species. One popular birding destination is Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes, which also offers unique birdhouse-themed cottages where you can sleep like a bird for a night or more!

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5 Good Reasons to Visit Tadoussac

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Tadoussac is a dream vacation destination for many people. If you’re wondering why this small village in Côte-Nord is so popular, read on! These five good reasons to visit Tadoussac will give you a glimpse of what awaits you there.

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