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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.

 

Giants Built by Humans

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Did you know that over 97% of the electricity produced in Québec is from renewable sources? During your stay in Côte-Nord, find out more about the history of electricity in Québec by visiting immense hydroelectric dams.

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What Do You Know about Atlantic Puffins?

   |   By Sébastien Cyr

The Atlantic or common puffin, nicknamed “sea parrot” or “clown of the sea,” is a seabird in the auk family that is only found in the northern hemisphere. By travelling to our regions, you will have the opportunity to observe this bird in Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine.

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Sweet Treats from the Maritime Regions of Québec

   |   By Jennifer Doré Dallas

The maritime regions of Québec abound in culinary treasures you will want to discover for yourself, especially if you have a sweet tooth! Berries, maple products and chocolate truffles are some of the regional flavours you can look forward to savouring during your next trip to our regions.

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Winter Fun at the Ferme 5 Étoiles Holiday Resort

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

A true paradise is hidden some 15 minutes away from Tadoussac, in the Côte-Nord region. Nestled along the majestic Saguenay Fjord, the Ferme 5 Étoiles holiday resort combines a prime location with a range of diverse and original activities to make the most of winter in Québec.

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