The Québec maritime Blog

First Nations People in Côte-Nord: Meet the Innu

   |   By Marine Grimaud

When you visit the immense territory of Côte-Nord, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, you’ll notice that many place names have an exotic ring. This is because they derive from Innu-aimun, the language spoken by the Innu people. Seven of the nine Innu communities in Québec are found in Côte-Nord.

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10 Natural Sites, 10 Surprising Facets

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

The regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine are home to many natural sites, much to the delight of outdoor enthusiasts as well as those seeking peace and relaxation. Are you already familiar with these places? Read on to find out about less known aspects of each of these sites.

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Top 3: Your Best Wildlife Photos on Instagram

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Whether you’re in the forest or along the coast, in the mountains or out at sea, you’re very likely to encounter wildlife during your vacation in Eastern Québec. And if what you’re sharing on social media is any indication, lots of you are taking great photos of wildlife in our regions! We recently put out a call for your photos in our newsletter: as promised, here’s our top three of your best wildlife photos on Instagram.

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Where to See Whales in Gaspésie

   |   By Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, Le Québec maritime

A vast peninsula surrounded by the sea, Gaspésie is a popular destination for outdoor lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, especially those who love whales! Up to six species of cetaceans can be observed in this region. Here are some spots to add to your itinerary to make sure you see whales during your next vacation in Gaspésie.

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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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