Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie (Brandy Pot Island) Lighthouse
Located in the Pot à l’Eau de Vie Archipelago, off the coast of Rivière-du-Loup, this charming lighthouse-turned-inn has been completely renovated so you can now enjoy a stay in the middle of the St. Lawrence. Built in 1862, the lighthouse was abandoned in 1964 before being designated a federal heritage building in 1998 for its unique architecture and location. Société Duvetnor offers packages that include a commented excursion around the islands and a guided tour of the lighthouse. You can also opt for a package including meals and an overnight stay.
NEARBY MARITIME ACTIVITIES
Hiking on Île aux Lièvres
Société Duvetnor also invites you to explore the 45 km (30 mi.) of hiking trails on Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island), which is 13 km (8 mi.) long. You may spot seals at the eastern tip of the island, while the northern channel is an ideal place to observe minke whales, belugas and porpoises. If you want to spend the night on the island, you have several options: the lighthouse inn, wilderness campsites or cottages.
From Rivière-du-Loup, why not go on a whale-watching excursion on the St. Lawrence with Croisières AML (available again in 2024). Accompanied by a naturalist guide, you may see marine mammals such as seals, as well as seabirds flying overhead. This is a unique opportunity to admire wildlife and scenery while learning more about the region, the islands and heritage lighthouses.