From Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon and Anticosti Island to Schefferville, Côte-Nord is a land of nature beyond measure. Recognized as one of the best places to see the whales of the St. Lawrence River, Côte-Nord is also an extraordinary playground for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. It is the perfect destination in Quebec for a road trip!

Take an excursion on the water to see landscapes and marine wildlife

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Mer et monde Ecotours, in the towns of Tadoussac or Les Bergeronnes, promises a mixture of excitement, immensity, exhilaration and happiness on each outing on the majestic St. Lawrence River, nicknamed “the sea!” You’ll feel tiny next to a whale that’s come to breathe at the surface, as you’ll be paddling right in the heart of its habitat. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience on this vast expanse of water. Pick the option that suits you best, such as a sunrise excursion, a nighttime outing, a combination of sea kayaking, paddleboarding and hiking, and more!

Take a guided tour of an oyster farm in Anticosti

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During your next visit to Anticosti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the Manowin Oyster Farm, a company specializing in refining American oysters. What makes this farm unique in Quebec is the type of technology it employs, the result of three years of experimentation. In addition to oyster farming, a partnership with Sépaq Anticosti allows for a comprehensive interpretation not only of oyster cultivation but also of the site’s history, as well as exploration of the nearby reef and marine environment. The visit concludes with a tasting of their delicious oysters, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. All of this is done with respect for the environment and the principles of sustainable development.

Explore the sandy flats at Parc nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes

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Like explorers, learn to recognize what is hidden in the sandy flats at Parc nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes! At low tide, accompanied by an interpreter-guide, go in search of the small organisms, animals and plants that inhabit this unique place. You will discover the secrets of the marine protected area, how the peninsula was formed, the reason behind the red and black sand of the beaches and more. An interactive and stimulating activity ideal for curious people of all ages, offered from June 25 to August 15 (hours vary). Don’t miss your chance to register for this exciting activity! (Website available in French only.)

Dive into the fascinating world of the St. Lawrence River

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Discover the lesser-known aspects of the St. Lawrence River at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre… whether from shore or in the water! Parks Canada invites you to participate in interpretation activities for children and adults alike that focus on the amazing life inhabiting this sector known for its stunning underwater seascapes. Hungry for adventure? Try north-country scuba diving or snorkelling. The seabeds and their captivating colours will dazzle you. Don’t forget to pack a picnic! Between meals, you’ll also have the chance to watch whales from shore in the company of a naturalist guide.

Stay at comfortable accommodations for an unforgettable getaway!

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Discover the flourishing hotel offer of the Côte-Nord region during the summer season. Elegant hotels and welcoming seaside resorts await you, offering a luxurious retreat after a day of adventures. While visiting Tadoussac for a whale-watching excursion, take advantage of staying at one of the hotels with the most beautiful view of the Côte-Nord, the Hôtel Tadoussac. As you continue your journey to explore Baie-Comeau and its numerous attractions, a night’s stay at Hôtel Le Manoir Baie-Comeau is a must! Finally, if you dream of lounging on kilometers of beaches in Sept-Îles, book now at one of the city’s welcoming accommodations such as Hôtels Gouverneur Sept-Îles, Hôtel Le Voyageur, and Quality Inn Sept-Îles.

Establishment number : 040854, 040924, 048031, 004476, 285272

Discover the majestic Manitou fall!

The majestic Manitou Falls is a must-see and undoubtedly the first hidden treasure to discover upon your arrival in Minganie. Take the opportunity to stop by the Minganie tourist information office located along the river. You will have access to all the information to discover the activities and the most beautiful natural attractions of the region. Make your vacation in Minganie an unforgettable experience.


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