The Border Route

| 1 day |109 km (68 mi.) | from Saint-André-de-Kamouraska to Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande

The Border Route follows Route 289 from Saint-André-de-Kamouraska to Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande via Pohénégamook and Rivière-Bleue, along the border between Québec and Maine or New Brunswick.

Life in this region has always been influenced by the reality of living near a border, and fascinating stories about border crossings remain in the collective imagination: sharing a border region with the U.S., bootlegging during Prohibition, tobacco smuggling in the 1980s and 1990s, etc.

In addition to introducing you to great moments in history, this scenic drive will take you through typical Bas-Saint-Laurent scenery, from coastal farmland to forest plateaus and alongside magnificent lakes and rivers.

To guide you, Morris columns in the shape of boundary monuments are located in each municipality on the Border Route. They contain a map of the municipality along with information about local attractions and activities. Immerse yourself in the rich natural and cultural heritage of Bas-Saint-Laurent during this fascinating scenic drive!

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