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The Whale Route

Where to See Whales in Côte-Nord

   |   By Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, Le Québec maritime

The Côte-Nord region is recognized as one of the best places in the world to see marine mammals. Follow the Whale Route from Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon, and you may observe up to 13 different species of whales! To help you plan your vacation, here are some observation sites you won’t want to miss in this region.

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6 Picnic Spots in Côte-Nord

   |   By Annick Beauchemin

A renowned whale-watching destination, Côte-Nord also offers a diversity of landscapes to admire. Finding a good picnic spot is easy since there are so many beautiful parks and rest areas throughout the region. Set off on a road trip adventure along the Whale Route and let yourself be guided by your instincts. You’ll find all the picnic fixings you’ll need in the lovely shops you’ll come across along the way. Now all you need to do is get ready to hit the road!

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Gourmet Trail Featuring the Local Flavours of Côte-Nord

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Côte-Nord is a region full of charm, where natural beauty and gourmet pleasures combine to offer you an extraordinary road trip experience. Renowned for being home to some of the world’s largest marine mammals, Côte-Nord is also home to many impressive land-based wonders. There’s something magical about this region, which you’ll soon discover as you dip your toes into the cold waters of the Estuary or Gulf of St. Lawrence while gazing at the horizon… Once you’ve set foot here, you’ll want to come back again and again. To discover the region’s many flavours, we suggest you follow the Whale Route, a 1730-km (1075-mi.) round-trip journey along Route 138, which will take you about 13 days if you include a cruise to the Lower North Shore.

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The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

   |   By Olivier Pierson

The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is an ideal place to observe whales. From May to October, discovery and wonder await you in this marine protected area located at the confluence of the fresh waters of the Saguenay River and the salt waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary.

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Côte-Nord: A Dream Destination!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Vast and wild, the region of Côte-Nord, in Québec, is sure to awaken your spirit of adventure! The many unique treasures found here will pique your curiosity and make you dream of travel. Before setting off to discover this destination, find out more about the region’s distinctive features.

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Ideas for Your Vacation in Côte-Nord

   |   By Nathalie Le Coz

A trip to Côte-Nord is an opportunity to see for yourself how immense the province of Québec really is. Spanning from Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon along the north shore of the St. Lawrence, this region is home to 1250 kilometres of coastline, broken by the mouths of wide and powerful rivers.

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