Société d’écologie de la batture du Kamouraska (SEBKA)

273, route 132 Ouest C.P.222
Saint-André-de-Kamouraska (Quebec) Canada
G0L 2H0
Phone:
+418 493-9984
Fax:
+418 493-9985
Email:
sebka@bellnet.ca

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The SEBKA is a riverside park that provides access to the St. Lawrence River and the salty marshes known as battures (mudflats). It offers a variety of outdoor activities for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Climb the Saint-André cliffs, which are among the most famous in Québec. This site offers ideal rock quality for climbing (orthoquartzite), with 115 routes for all levels and a breathtaking view once you reach the top. Note that rock climbing equipment is not provided. New climbing courses offered by a qualified instructor: "Kamou: First Contact," "K1: Autonomy," "K2: Climbing Anchor Clinic," "K3: Rappelling Clinic," "KingKong: Climbing for Kids." Climbing equipment is provided for the courses.

Paddle on the majestic St. Lawrence in a sea kayak. Discover the rich diversity of the river on a guided excursion to the Kamouraska archipelago, where you may even encounter marine mammals.

Trek through the forest or along the shores of the St. Lawrence, either on your own or in the company of a guide. The 12 km (8 mi.) trail has lots of surprises in store, including diverse flora and fauna as well as several panoramic viewpoints where you can admire the magnificent surrounding landscapes. Be sure to try out the challenge course and stop for a break in the picnic area. This corner of paradise also offers camping facilities.


Opening dates

From May 15 to October 15


Schedule

From May 15 to June 24 and from September 7 to October 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From June 25 to September 6: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost

Hiking: $3/adult and $1/child aged 6 to 13. Sea kayaking: $70/person for 6 h, $65/person for 5 h, $60/person for 4 h, $55/person for 3 h. Climbing $7/day (equipment not provided). Climbing course starting from $70/person for 6 hours.

Reservations

Not required

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash
  • Travelers Cheque  Travelers Cheque

Activities available

Hiking
Everyone can enjoy a pleasant hike on the 12-km (8-mi.) trail, which is lined with information panels. You will be fascinated by the maritime flora and fauna found along the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence. Guided hikes available.
Sea Kayaking
Paddle on the majestic St. Lawrence in a sea kayak. Discover the rich biodiversity of the river with a guided excursion to the Kamouraska archipelago, where you may even encounter a few marine mammals!
Wildlife Observation
During a guided excursion, you may encounter marine mammals (belugas and harbour seals) and will be able to observe seabirds, birds of prey and forest birds, as well as ducks and geese in flight.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Free parking

How to get there

From Highway 20, take exit 480 and head north. In Saint-André, take Route 132 West. The SEBKA is between Kamouraska and Saint-André-de-Kamouraska.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Québec Hiking Federation (FQM)
  • Québec Camping Development Council (CDCQ)
  • Camping Québec
  • St. Lawrence Water Trail (Route Bleue)
  • Certified cyclist-friendly site (Bienvenue Cyclistes!) by Vélo Québec
  • Route Verte cycling trail
  • Member of the ROMM marine mammal observation network
  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • CLD du Karmouraska


Distinctions

  • Gold winner of a Québec Tourism Award (Grand Prix du tourisme québécois) in the "Outdoor and Adventure" category in 2007
  • Regional winner of Québec Tourism Awards in 2002, 2004 and 2005

 

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