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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.

 

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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Regional Flavours: Stimpson’s Surf Clams

   |   By Caroline Larouche

Stimpson’s surf clams are sedentary bivalve molluscs that live buried in sandy bottoms below the low tide line in aggregations called beds. This species is relatively unknown since it has only been fished in Québec since 1990 and much of the harvest is exported to Asia for use in sushi.

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St. Lawrence Road Trips

   |   By Tanya Paquet

The St. Lawrence is without a doubt the main attraction of the maritime regions of Québec. This majestic waterway flowing through the heart of Québec is the origin of many of the rich natural and architectural features of our regions.

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