105 km (65 mi.)Rimouski to Amqui
Rimouski is an ideal home base for all kinds of adventures. If you are interested in nature (sea or mountains) or are a culture buff, you will find many activities in the city and the surrounding area that will provide enjoyment over several days.
In Pointe-au-Père, the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site presents the history of the Empress of Ireland, which sank in 1914. Its loss was the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history. While at the historic site, visit the lighthouse, one of the tallest in the country, and the Onondaga, the first submarine open to the public in Canada.
Head inland to explore the Rimouski backcountry in the Forêt de Maître Corbeau, an old-growth maple grove at Domaine Valga or the Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer (Hell’s Gate Canyon).
Next, drive through the picturesque Matapédia Valley, which is renowned for its salmon rivers and numerous lakes as well as for its many churches, heritage homes and covered bridges.