A newsletter for media professionals WINTER 2016-2017
Baby Seal Watching
Photo: Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine

Winter is a magical season in the maritime regions of Québec. The sky is a brilliant blue, a blanket of snow brightens the landscape, and the St. Lawrence is covered in ice. The cold season is also a perfect time to enjoy a host of fun outdoor activities.


What to do in our regions this winter


Head out to play in the national parks of Bic, Lac-Témiscouata, Gaspésie or Fjord-du-Saguenay! A wide selection of winter activities awaits you.


Stay at the Gîte du Mont-Albert, a 4-star hotel that is world renowned for gourmet cuisine and a mountain setting.


Participate in the 15th edition of the TDLG on Skis in Gaspésie from January 21 to 29, 2017. An all-inclusive winter sports cruise has been organized to mark this occasion.


Cross the St. Lawrence aboard the MV F.-A.-Gauthier between Matane (Gaspésie) and Baie-Comeau or Godbout (Côte-Nord). Once on board, enjoy a meal in the new bistro or soak up the view from one of the panoramic lounges.


Hit the slopes in Murdochville with Chic-Chac. On the agenda: skiing, snowboarding, catskiing, heliskiing and more!


From February 26 to March 11, 2017, observe baby seals in their natural habitat on the ice surrounding the Îles de la Madeleine, a truly unique experience!


Enjoy many different winter activities at the Ferme 5 Étoiles holiday resort, including snowmobiling, dogsledding, ice fishing and snowshoeing. Then spend the night at the inn or in a cottage or yurt.


Spend a night in Eastern Québec’s largest log inn at Domaine Valga, in the heart of an old-growth maple stand. The site is also a snowmobile clubhouse.


Enjoy your winter!

15th Edition of the
TDLG on Skis

To mark its 15th anniversary, TDLG invites you to participate in the Great St. Lawrence Passage, an all-inclusive winter sports cruise from Gaspé to Montréal taking place from January 21 to 29, 2017. This event, organized in collaboration with the celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary, will give participants the opportunity to ski or snowshoe in five tourism regions of Québec. Find out more here.



Photo: TDLG/ricochetdesign.qc.ca

Several events will take place in our regions over the next few months. Whatever your interests, we have something for you: sports, music, culture, etc. For more information, consult our online events calendar.

Photo: Éric Marchand
10 Reasons to Visit
Our Regions by Snowmobile

Over 6000 km (3700 mi.) of marked and groomed trails, sea and mountain scenery, dizzyingly high snowmobile bridges and a warm welcome await you in the maritime regions of Québec. Here are 10 good reasons to plan a snowmobile trip to our regions.

Saguenay Fjord
Photo: Marc Loiselle
Winter Sports in Our Regions
Snowshoeing, Skiing and More

Put on your skis or snowshoes this winter and set off to explore some of the most beautiful trails in the maritime regions of Québec. Here are a few suggestions of places to visit for your next snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or backcountry skiing adventures.

Online Photo Library

The Québec Maritime Photo Library provides you with hundreds of photos, available when you need them, to illustrate your articles. Register now!

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