Côte-Nord: a land of nature beyond measure to discover!
Destinations to explore, May 10, 2021 2021-05-10
Côte-Nord, nature beyond measure

Dreaming of a change of scenery and wonderful sights to behold? The Côte-Nord region is home to majestic whales and marine mammals and a welcoming place where fabulous discoveries are around every corner. Sublime coastal landscapes, whale-watching cruises, outdoor activities in abundance and rich Indigenous traditions... there is so much to see and do in this exceptional region. So much beauty deserves needs enough time to be appreciated, so consider a long camping trip or a stay at a charming hotel just steps away from the St. Lawrence!

sept iles dans la Côte-Nord
Discover the region of Côte-Nord! photo credit: Tourisme Sept-Îles

Explore a rich marine environment

Mer et Monde Écotours offers you an unforgettable experience in Tadoussac and Les Bergeronnes. Discover the St. Lawrence River on a sea kayaking expedition and admire the natural beauty of this exceptional environment in complete safety, guided by expert instructors. This company also offers a range of lodging options. You can choose from 28 campsites on sand or wooden platforms with firepit and picnic table, 4 ready-to-camp tents and 8 rustic shelters. A unique experience!

Located in the popular area of Sept-Îles, specifically on Île Grosse Boule, Ferme Maricole Purmer is a place that invites you to discover the archipelago in a different way. This “marine farm” offers interpretation activities on scallops and mussels. Swimming, clear-bottom kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and hiking are other activities done on site. In addition, you can stay in one of the three yurts to fully enjoy this idyllic location.

One on one with nature

Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes, a marvelous protected nature park, is where you’ll find a 10 km network of trails home to eight ecosystems. Hundreds of plant and bird species found in the park are sure to fascinate nature lovers. The park offers guided or self-guided tours, a bird garden, a butterfly aviary and the pleasure of meeting with Wabush, a proud representative of Innu culture. What’s more, visitors seeking a true one-of-a-kind experience there can sleep in a giant birdhouse!

Cozy places to stay for your vacation in Côte-Nord

If you choose the Baie-Comeau area, Hôtel Le Manoir offers a charming, elegant setting and a splendid view of the bay and the river. If your vacation takes you to Sept-Îles, opt for the friendly Château Arnaud, with rooms featuring an unobstructed view of the magnificent bay of Sept-Îles, or for Hôtel Les Mouettes, a comfortable and welcoming hotel just minutes from the sea.

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