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.
A ferry runs from Côte-Nord – Manicouagan to Gaspésie in just over 2 hours throughout the year. When departing from Matane, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, you have the option of two north shore destinations: Baie-Comeau or Godbout.
I’m currently planning a trip to Sept-Îles this summer, and I’m really excited about visiting this area of Côte-Nord – Duplessis. What attracts me to this region are the vast open spaces I keep hearing about: immense forests, numerous rivers and the sea stretching out to the horizon.
Louis Gallienne’s first trip in a helicopter took place when he was 17 days old: he flew to Corossol Island, in the Sept-Îles Archipelago, where his father was the lighthouse keeper. Gallienne grew up...