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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.

 

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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Côte-Nord: 6 Things to Do and See by Snowmobile

   |   By Tanya Paquet

Snowmobiling in Côte-Nord will give you the opportunity to admire seascapes and forests for over 1600 kilometres (1000 miles) and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding scenery. From Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon, an unforgettable trip awaits you!

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Hiking in Côte-Nord: Paradise on Earth!

   |   By Anne Pélouas

My best memories of walks in the province of Québec include views of the Saguenay Fjord, the St. Lawrence Estuary or the Gulf of St. Lawrence, all in Côte-Nord! As a hiking enthusiast, I can tell you that this region offers numerous opportunities for hikes of varying lengths over a variety of terrains.

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