The Québec maritime Blog

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.

 

Bird Watching in Côte-Nord – Manicouagan

   |   By Daniel Dupont

Côte-Nord (Manicouagan) is home to many exceptional bird-watching sites. Whether you are a first-time or regular visitor to the region, here are four must-see sites where you can observe the birds that live and feed along the St. Lawrence.

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Discover the Many Treasures of Natashquan!

   |   By Olivier Pierson

Natashquan, which means “where one hunts for bear” in the Innu language, still feels a little bit like the edge of the world, no doubt because this village of nearly 300 people in Côte-Nord was, until very recently, the end of Route 138.

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Regional Flavours: Cloudberries

   |   By Caroline Larouche

The first people to pick cloudberries (Rubus chamaemorus) were the Innu, who called this perennial shekuteu, which means “fire” in their language. Cloudberries are also known by several other names: bakeapple...

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Seals of the St. Lawrence

   |   By Jean-Pierre Sylvestre

The waters of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence are renowned for their marine wildlife, especially marine mammals. While belugas and other whales are the best known, seals are also very present along the coastlines of the maritime regions of Québec.

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Observing Moose, Caribou and Deer in the Forests of Eastern Québec

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Guided activities or hikes on your own are perfect opportunities to observe moose, woodland caribou and white-tailed deer in their natural habitats—a thrilling experience at any age. The forested areas of the maritime regions of Québec are home to rich and abundant wildlife. Keep reading to find out where to see moose, caribou and deer in our regions.

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