Portraits

The people who live in the maritime regions of Québec really are as friendly as they say! Come and meet some of the proud ambassadors of our regions.

Perle Morency and Kim Côté

Côté Est, Bas-Saint-Laurent

As people who love the land and its bounty, partners Perle Morency and Kim Côté have worked hard to fulfill their dream and open a literary café-bistro in the former presbytery in Kamouraska.

Guillaume Molaison

Chic-Chac, Gaspésie

Guillaume is very involved in his community and participates in the development of this region by actively promoting the Chic-Chocs as an outdoor playground.

Patrice Corbeil

Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM), Côte-Nord

Patrice Corbeil works for the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) at the confluence of the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River. One of the GREMM’s achievements was the opening of the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) in Tadoussac, 25 years ago.

Pauline-Gervaise Grégoire and Martin Fiset

Atelier Côtier, Îles de la Madeleine

Inspired by the wind, local scenery and design in general, Pauline-Gervaise Grégoire and Martin Fiset have found a way to balance work and play: using sand from the Îles de la Madeleine and other materials, they create sand sculptures that capture the atmosphere of the Islands.

Alexander Reford

Reford Gardens, Gaspésie

Elsie Reford’s great-grandson, Alexander Reford, has been the director of the Reford Gardens since 1995 and oversees their conservation and development.

Cindy Nadeau

Relais Nordik, Côte-Nord

Cindy Nadeau has always preferred living near water. As Director of Business Development and Customer Experience at Relais Nordik, she uses her infectious humour to make sure each passenger has a memorable onboard experience; she also looks forward to working with the friendly crew each spring.

Serge Boulanger and Marie-Josée Dugas

La Ruelle, Gaspésie

Serge and Marie-Josée upcycle materials. In 2013, they opened a workshop and boutique in a century-old home overlooking Chaleur Bay; more recently, in 2018, they turned a stable and part of their house into three tourist apartments.