The Québec maritime Blog

Off the Coast of Côte-Nord… A Sea of Flavours!

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Côte-Nord borders the majestic St. Lawrence for over 1300 km along the coast as it widens from the estuary into the gulf. Sometimes under the moonlight during a spring tide, you’ll be amazed to see a shoal of capelin rolling in on the waves to spawn. This incredible scene illustrates the richness of the St. Lawrence in this region and provides an example of the many gourmet treasures found here.

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Off the Coast of Bas-Saint-Laurent… A Sea of Flavours!

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Locals say: “This side is the sea!” And they’re quite right: the St. Lawrence Estuary, with its persistent tides and briny air, where the sun sets in dazzling displays of blushing pinks and blues, offers all the splendours of the sea. A sea whose salty waters abound with culinary treasures!

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The St. Lawrence: What to Do

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

The wide-open spaces in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine are often said to be immense natural playgrounds. Without a doubt, this also applies to the St. Lawrence, the majestic waterway that connects these beautiful regions and offers so many opportunities for fun!

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Savour the Unique Flavours of Gaspésie

   |   By Julie Aubé

Between sea breezes and wild forests, remote mountains and lively fishing harbours, cultivated fields and colourful villages, Gaspésie is home to a wide variety of landscapes that provide a wide range of locally grown and locally produced food.

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Savour the Unique Flavours of Côte-Nord

   |   By Julie Aubé

Côte-Nord is a land of nature beyond measure where you’ll find endless wild beaches, legendary archipelagos featuring rocks shaped by the sea, mighty rivers, peat bogs, whales and birds as well as the boreal forest and the taiga… wide-open spaces filled with fresh air and unique flavours to discover!

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The St. Lawrence: What to Discover

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Although Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine each have their own distinct characteristics, these regions are united by the sea, otherwise known as the St. Lawrence, an immense river and estuary that has shaped the culture of the people who live alongside it for centuries. Read on to find out more.

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The St. Lawrence: What to See

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

In Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine, one of the most significant elements of the landscape is the St. Lawrence, which will wow you at every turn. See stunning maritime scenery in Eastern Québec as you discover various facets of this immense river (called “the sea”) that adds so much to the picture-perfect beauty of our regions!

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12 Places to Photograph in the Winter

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

In the winter, the maritime regions of Québec are very photogenic! Covered in a thick blanket of snow, the landscapes sparkle in the sun and turn into a magical winter wonderland that is sure to enchant you. Here are a few places you’ll want to stop to take spectacular photos.

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What to See by Snowmobile in Eastern Québec: The Manicouagan Bridge

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Known for its vast and spectacular landscapes, Côte-Nord is a feast for the eyes for anyone who rides their snowmobile through this region. So it’s not that surprising that the region is home to the highest snowmobile bridge in the world! Find out more about the bridge over the Manicouagan River, which is such a thrill to ride across.

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What to See by Snowmobile in Eastern Québec: Mont-Saint-Pierre

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Gaspésie is known for its spectacular sea and mountain scenery. One of the best places to soak up these landscapes is in Mont-Saint-Pierre, on the north side of the peninsula. Once winter comes, the scenery takes on a whole new kind of beauty but remains just as impressive. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you in this area.

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Bas-Saint-Laurent: A Dream Destination!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Bas-Saint-Laurent never ceases to amaze visitors, whatever the season! Find out more about this less well-known region of Québec and fall (or fall back) under its spell. Nicknamed Bas-du-Fleuve (which means “Lower River,” or Lower St. Lawrence), this peaceful territory has so much to offer!

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Winter Favourites from the Québec Maritime Team

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Many people dream of experiencing a real Québec winter… Are you one of them? Whether you’re drawn to the beauty of snowy landscapes or fun winter activities, you too can enjoy winter to the fullest in Eastern Québec! Discover below what the members of the Québec maritime team love about this time of the year.

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Côte-Nord: A Snowmobile Destination Worth Visiting

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Located in Eastern Québec, Côte-Nord attracts snowmobilers who are eager to explore vast snow-covered wilderness areas. So many memorable adventures await you in this region! Here are a few reasons to convince you that Côte-Nord should be one of your top destinations for a snowmobile expedition!

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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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Gaspésie: A Dream Destination!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

You may feel like you know all about Gaspésie—you’ve probably been hearing about this region for years, have seen famous Percé Rock on postcards and have heard about how welcoming the locals are—but this destination still has many surprises in store for you! Read on to discover why travellers fall more deeply in love with Gaspésie every time they visit!

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The Îles de la Madeleine: A Dream Destination!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Many people are unfamiliar with the Îles de la Madeleine, an archipelago that belongs to the province of Québec. And yet all it takes is seeing a few photos of these islands to fall under their spell! Before setting foot here, find out more about this destination where the scenery is as colourful as the locals’ accents!

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9 Places to Photograph During Your Next Snowmobile Trip

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

While exploring Eastern Québec by snowmobile, you’ll find many opportunities to admire magnificent views along the way. Be sure to stop for a break and take amazing photos while you’ll at it! Here are nine places you’ll want to photograph during your next snowmobile trip in Gaspésie, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Côte-Nord.

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Fall Favourites from the Québec Maritime Team

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Vibrant colours, leaves crackling underfoot, fresh air, abundant harvests… Fall in the maritime regions of Québec appeals to all the senses! This season is synonymous with comfort and offers many opportunities to experience the joys of life, as the members of the Québec maritime team attest here.

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5 Activities to Enjoy in Eastern Québec in the Fall

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Fall is a great season for a memorable vacation in the maritime regions of Québec. In addition to enjoying the milder weather, you can admire colourful fall landscapes! Here are five ideas to make the most of the beautiful fall days in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine.

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Savour the Unique Flavours of Bas-Saint-Laurent

   |   By Julie Aubé

The capital of spectacular sunsets, Bas-Saint-Laurent is not only home to beautiful landscapes that will awaken your senses and imagination: its unforgettable flavours are sure to delight your taste buds and create amazing foodie memories.

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Fall Hikes in Eastern Québec: What Not to Miss

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Fall is an ideal time of year to hike in the regions of Québec by the Sea, as the leaves turn flamboyant colours, temperatures become milder, and you can spot wildlife as they go about their natural lives. Whether you opt to explore the coast, the forest or the mountains, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular scenery!

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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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