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5 Lighthouses, 5 Fascinating Stories about Lightkeepers

   |   By Patrick Matte

The lighthouses of the St. Lawrence have witnessed significant moments in the country’s maritime history. This is also true of the lightkeepers and their families, courageous pioneers whose mission was to make navigation on the St. Lawrence safer. Find out more about these lightkeepers, who left their mark on the history of our regions and still spark our imagination today.

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4 Fascinating Historical Figures from Our Regions

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Over the last few centuries, several people who led unusual lives have spent some of their time in the regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine, and all have left their mark on the history and development of these regions. Here are four that are sure to fascinate you!

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Seaside Historic and Heritage Sites Worth Visiting

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Fishing, navigation, historic battles, the fur trade... The maritime regions of Québec boast a rich history and natural heritage that are directly linked to the St. Lawrence. Many historic and heritage sites located in the coastal areas of the maritime regions of Québec recount different chapters of this history. Here are a few sites to add to your itinerary!

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The Lighthouse Trail

   |   By Tanya Paquet

By travelling from one lighthouse to the next, you’ll discover beautiful sites overlooking the sea, many of which were once only accessible to the lightkeepers and their families. The Lighthouse Trail invites you to visit nearly 20 of these sentinels of the sea.

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Top 3: Your Best Photos of Cultural Discoveries on Instagram

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

A vacation in our regions offers many opportunities to capture magical moments, memorable encounters and cultural discoveries of all kinds. Eastern Quebec is known for its rich maritime heritage, which you can discover during your next visit! In the meantime, here’s our top three of your best photos inspired by our culture.

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