Whale watching, distillery visits, sea activities and more! May 2022
Photo: Marc Loiselle
Where to Watch Whales from the Shore in Eastern Québec

Did you know that our regions are one of the best places in the world to observe marine mammals? From May to October, 13 species of whales frequent the waters of the St. Lawrence, many of which can be admired directly from the shore. Here are several land-based observation sites you won’t want to miss in Côte-Nord, Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent!

Gin St-Laurent
Photo: J.-C. Lemay/Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
What to Discover
The Distilleries of Eastern Québec

The maritime regions of Québec are home to several distilleries that use local ingredients from the land and sea to create authentic and unique gins, rums, whiskies, acerums and other spirits! Here are 8 distilleries to add to your itinerary!

Kitesurf in the Îles de la Madeleine
Photo: Mathieu Dupuis/Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine
Îles de la Madeleine
Sea Activities for Everyone

Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this archipelago is a popular destination for sea activities: kitesurfing, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), caving, boat excursions, etc. Discover a few fun ways to play in the water on the Islands!

  Parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata
Photo: Sépaq
Tranquility Canoe Camping
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata



Starting from CAN$111 for 2 adults per night, excluding park entry


June 17 to September 4, 2022


Package includes:

  • 1 night in a canoe-camping site
  • Firepit with grill
  • Dry toilet
  • Canoe rental
  • Life jackets
  • 1 bundle of wood

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Auberge de montagne des Chic-Chocs
Photo: Sépaq
Mountain Stay
Auberge de montagne des Chic-Chocs



Starting from CAN$253.50 per person (double occ.) per night (minimum 2 nights)


June 26 to September 8, 2022


Package includes:

  • Transportation from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
  • Stay of 2 to 7 nights in a 4-star mountain lodge
  • All meals (which are healthy and delicious)
  • Snacks
  • Experienced guide services
  • Outdoor and safety equipment

Find out more

Coming soon...

In our next newsletter, discover several good reasons to visit us in the fall, local products inspired by the sea and more!

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