Discover a sea of activities on a trip to Côte-Nord this summer!
Destinations to explore, May 29, 2023 2023-05-29
Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park © Alexandre Cossette/Parcs Canada

Put aside the constraints of everyday life and go on a road trip to experience the freedom that comes with a vacation to the Côte-Nord region. With its 1,300 kilometres of coastline and breathtaking views, this region is soothing, inviting, and offers a change of scenery, in addition to being one of the world's best whale-watching destinations. Take in the seaside air, discover the richness of its maritime treasures and recharge your batteries on an island, while camping or in an inn, with the beautiful landscape sculpted by the sea as a backdrop.

Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes
Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes

Learn about biodiversity at Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes

Anyone who visits this gem of the Côte-Nord region immediately falls in love with it. The Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes is a protected natural site home to very rich ecosystems. Accompanied by a guide-interpreter, you will be able to explore the sandy flats and look for small organisms, animals and plants that inhabit them. This sublime park also invites you to discover how the Manicouagan peninsula was formed and the reason why its superb beaches have red and black sand.

Spend a night at the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

The Mingan Archipelago is known for its fabulous monoliths sculpted by nature. Offshore, marine mammals and bird colonies frolic wonderfully. To take full advantage of this incredible environment, choose an overnight camping stay in an oTENTik tent – which is furnished, heated and lit – or in one of the six cool Ôasis units for a front-row seat to spectacular scenery. If you want more of a charming B&B vibe, treat yourself to an extraordinary experience with a comfortable stay on an island in a lighthouse station on Île aux Perroquets!

Ôasis unit
Ôasis unit. Photo credit: Sophie Valcourt/Parks Canada

Have some family fun at the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

A wave of discovery awaits you at the interpretation centres in this marine protected area. See the wonderful creatures that live here, big and small: explore the world of starfish, anemones and sea cucumbers; meet a guide-interpreter to learn how you can help protect beluga whales and blue whales; discover the amazing flora and fauna living on the shoreline at low tide; or tour a lighthouse station and enter the foghorn building to learn more about the mysterious sounds it emits. Check out the park’s website to know more about all of the interesting activities that are available!

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