How to make the most of summer while visiting the L’Islet Region

How to make the most of summer while visiting the L’Islet Region

Destinations to explore, May 23, 2022 2022-05-23
Route des Navigateurs ©DanielTphoto

Located in Chaudière-Appalaches, L’Islet is an enchanting destination, lauded for its breathtaking scenery. Bordered by the St. Lawrence River, this picturesque region is the perfect destination to enjoy total relaxation, eat delicious food and explore the local culture. Enjoy the fresh summer air while biking on trails, attending local events and travelling along the Route des Navigateurs.

Destination famille L'Islet
Family destination, Musée maritime du Québec, Photo credit: Stéphanie Allard-TCA

Events that pull out all the stops

Summer 2022 is shaping up to be a hit in the L’Islet region! Many of Quebec’s most popular events and festivals are back this year, including the 40th edition of the Festival du Bûcheux, the Fête des chants de marins, The Festival Guitares en fête, the Sable & Glace L’Islet, the Fête du pain, the Semaine du Patrimoine de Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, and of course, the Fleuve | Espace danse walk-through show. There will also be recurring events held throughout the summer, such as the play«J’ai mon voyage!» at the La Roche à Veillon summer theatre, les Concerts d’été du Parc Chanoine-Fleury and Été en chanson.

Cycling for everyone

Whether you’re looking for leisure or adventure, L’Islet has an array of impressive cycling options. For instance, the Jolis Vélos créatifs bikes, available to use free of charge at the Saint-Jean-Port-Joli tourist information office, are perfect for exploring the town in style. You can also rent an electric bike for a small fee to explore the neighbouring towns, all while taking in the stunning scenery. If you’re looking for a more challenging route, set out on one of the region’s three cycling circuits.

Picturesque towns along the Route des Navigateurs

The Route des Navigateurs is a must in Quebec! When travelling along the St. Lawrence, stop by the Musée maritime du Québec in L’Islet and discover the town’s maritime charm. Afterwards, let your creativity fly in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli by visiting its many creative workshops, charming boutiques, artists’ studios and art galleries. Last, but not least, wrap up your trip in the amazing heritage town of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, where you can visit the Seigneurie des Aulnaies and its authentic mill. Top off your fun-filled day of exploring with a breathtaking view of the sunset!

Destination Gourmande L'Islet
Gourmet destination, Route des Navigateurs Photo credit: Stéphanie Allard-TCA

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