From the banks of the St. Lawrence to the top of the Appalachian Mountains, the Chaudière-Appalaches region offers a variety of authentic experiences for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy exhilarating sports and activities in nature. History buffs will be delighted by fascinating ancestral buildings, museums and industrial sites.

A wave of new activities hits the Musée maritime du Québec

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Any excuse is good to take young sailors to the Musée maritime du Québec, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in L’Islet. With a new river park and an open-air exhibition, it’s the place to be! Explore the 11 well-designed areas that welcome guests of all ages to a breathtaking water view, check out the two museum boats – an icebreaker and a hydrofoil – and learn about Quebec’s maritime heritage at nine interpretation stations. To enhance the experience, take an audio-guided tour of the museum and don’t forget to bring some snacks to have a picnic on this magnificent site.

Set sail with Croisières Lachance!

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Let the captains at Croisières Lachance take you on a voyage of discovery less than 35 minutes from Québec City! With nearly 175 years of experience plying the waters of the majestic St. Lawrence River, they’re the perfect guides to help you explore the maritime treasures of the Chaudière-Appalaches region. Embark on an amazing ship to cruise through the fascinating history of the mysterious Grosse-Île, once a quarantine station where tens of thousands of immigrants passed through between 1832 and 1937.

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