A mushroom festival, outdoor fun and whimsical accommodations in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region

Destinations to explore, August 28, 2023 2023-08-28
Aerial view of Hell’s Gate Canyon © Sébastien St-Jean

Featuring a varied landscape of coastlines, plains, islands, mountains and valleys, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region is renowned for its enchanting scenery and breathtaking sunsets. See the region’s charms unfold in a unique setting this fall and enjoy a wide range of attractions and festivities. Take your pick between mushroom foraging, nature activities in exceptional surroundings or an overnight stay in a magnificent perch overlooking the river!

Bolete mushroom
Boletes are one of the many types of mushrooms you can discover at the festival

Discover the fascinating world of mycology in Kamouraska!

From September 15 to 17, 2023, don’t miss the Festival des champignons forestiers du Kamouraska (Forest Mushroom Festival). This gourmet event will feature a market dedicated to mushrooms, entertainment, tastings, workshops and even the possibility of staying on site. You’ll also be able to sample local products and even try a mushroom-based aperitif. What’s more, the opening dinner and gourmet banquet is nothing short of mouth-watering, as is the special guest chef’s menu.

Explore spectacular nature!

Do you love the great outdoors? Terfa, in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski, is a regional attraction made up of two natural gems. The Duchénier Wildlife Reserve is an ideal spot for fishing and hunting, while the Hell’s Gate Canyon will enchant families with its interactive trails, life-size maze, hiking paths and impressive suspended footbridge – the highest in Quebec!

Enjoy an overnight stay in a strange birdcage!

Yes, that’s right! Inspired by perch acrobatics both bird feeders and circus arts, the Perchoirs du Cirque business, in Saint-Germain-de-Kamouraska, offers an unusual style of lodging. It has five suspended cabins, either hanging from a cliff or perched at the top of the mountain, naturally boasting a breathtaking view of the mighty St. Lawrence River! Not only do they stand out in their artistic design and remarkable natural location, they also offer a minimalist, luxurious stay. Imagine the wonder of waking up in the treetops!

Les Perchoirs du Cirque
Stay in a modern birdcage at Perchoirs du Cirque. Photo credit: Patric Nadeau

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