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12 Roadside Snack Bars to Try in Eastern Québec

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

The maritime regions of Québec are dotted with roadside snack bars (or canteens, as they are often called in this province). Each establishment has its own particular history, and each offers a unique menu, often featuring local specialties such as poutine and seafood dishes. Here are 12 that make great road-trip stops!

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Gaspésie

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

The Gaspé Peninsula is home to many creative and passionate foodies and artisans. Meet some of them during your next vacation and take home something they’ve made as a souvenir of your trip! Here are eight places you’ll want to discover.

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Côte-Nord

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Côte-Nord culture is a blend of Innu traditions and the heritage of European settlers. This combination is reflected in regional flavours and inspires local artisans. Here are some suggestions for places to visit and items you could take home with you!

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Bas-Saint-Laurent

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

From Kamouraska to Rimouski via the Témiscouata area, you’ll discover many artisans and food producers in Bas-Saint-Laurent who will surprise you with their creativity. It’s safe to say you won’t be able to resist taking home some of their creations as souvenirs! Here are a few suggestions.

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Regional Flavours: Labrador Tea

   |   By Caroline Larouche

As its common and Latin names suggest, Labrador tea or Rhododendron groenlandicum (formerly Ledum groenlandicum) was encountered by European explorers during their earliest voyages to the New World. Indigenous peoples were the first to make use of Labrador tea, mainly for its medicinal properties.

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

While on vacation in the Îles de la Madeleine, you will have the opportunity to meet many artists and artisans. Why not purchase some of their creations (whether artistic or food-related) as souvenirs for yourself or as gifts for friends and family? Here are some suggestions for items you could take home with you.

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Portraits of Passionate and Talented Chefs

   |   By Le Québec maritime

A good way to get to know a region is to taste the local cuisine. And I can assure you there are lots of culinary delights to discover in the maritime regions of Québec! These four chefs have made it their mission to introduce their patrons to the flavours of their regions.

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