| By Tanya Paquet
The Whale Route is the evocative name given to Route 138 from Tadoussac to Kegaska. This road will take you through the region of Côte-Nord.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
If you have little time, but lots of plans—whether you visit in the summer or in the fall when nature puts on her most beautiful colours—a stay at a resort offering lodging and various activities is likely the perfect solution for you.Read More
Because the road ends in Kegaska, the Lower North Shore can only be reached by air or sea. Fortunately, a cargo ship links this northern region to the rest of Québec.Read More