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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.

 

Lodging Options in Harmony with Nature

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

It can be on an island, along a river, in the mountains or even in the trees. Whatever form it takes, nothing beats a night in a natural environment to experience a privileged moment with the spectacular scenery, the enchanting surroundings and the brisk fresh air of the maritime regions of Québec.

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The St. Lawrence in Cruise Mode

   |   By David Lang, Valérie Fortier

Do you have sea legs and would like to discover the maritime regions of Québec from a unique perspective? Two ships offer you the opportunity to enjoy a cruise on the St. Lawrence during your next vacation: the CTMA Vacancier, which sails from Montréal to the Îles de la Madeleine, and the Bella Desgagnés, which will take you to the Minganie and Lower North Shore regions. We asked two of our colleagues to tell us about their experiences aboard these ships.

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Planning a Snowmobile Trip in Côte-Nord

   |   By Le Québec maritime

When you open up your snowmobile trail map of Côte-Nord, you will notice something totally unique in Québec: a single line that more or less runs along the St. Lawrence River for a distance of over 1600 kilometres (1000 miles), from Tadoussac all the way to Blanc-Sablon, at the border of Labrador.

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