3 winter activities to get out in the fresh air in Bas-Saint-Laurent

3 winter activities to get out in the fresh air in Bas-Saint-Laurent

Destinations to explore, January 2, 2023 2023-01-02
Ice climbing @ Patric Nadeau

Outdoor enthusiasts know that winter is a great time to get out and play. There’s so much to do outdoors in Bas-Saint-Laurent! Whether you’re casting your line, climbing an icy waterfall or hitting the powdery slopes, you can enjoy winter to the fullest with these three activities to clear your mind.

Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent. Photo credit: Lise Pelletier
Photo credit: Lise Pelletier

Ice fishing: a northern tradition to discover

Step out of your routine and try your hand at ice fishing—a true winter tradition! Rent one of the colourful cabins (equipment included) along the St. Lawrence or other local waterway (Rivière-du-Loup, L’Isle-Verte, Rimouski, Lac Témiscouata, Lac du Repos fishing pond, etc.), and see who can catch the biggest fish! Experienced anglers can pack their own equipment and drive out to Lac Chic-Chocs, near Rimouski, in the Zec Bas-Saint-Laurent. There’s plenty of winter fun to be had with friends and family!

Ice climbing: a thrilling adventure

Looking for a challenge or a unique outing this winter? You’re in luck! The Co-op Riki Bloc is the perfect place to go ice climbing—in downtown Rivière-du-Loup! The staff will teach you the basics before sending you off with experienced guides to climb the 150-metre frozen waterfall set against an enchanting winter wonderland. The breathtaking view and sense of satisfaction will be the perfect reward for taking on this icy challenge!

Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent. Photo credit: Patric Nadeau
Photo credit: Patric Nadeau

Skiing: slopes for all levels

Whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong fan of the sport, there are slopes for skiers of all levels in Bas-Saint-Laurent. The region’s ski centres have trails ranging from training hills to steep slopes. Thrill seekers can also take part in wilderness skiing, with breathtaking views on the way down. If you’re looking for a calmer ski day, why not hit the well-marked cross-country trails for some fresh air?

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