Discover the Indigenous roots of the
Côte-Nord region, where you can explore the river and the forests.
Located near whale-watching destination Tadoussac, Vacances Essipit
is a dream spot for a summer vacation. Travel to the heart of this
Innu territory to see breathtaking scenery and meet a vibrant,
welcoming community. Whether you choose to stay in one of the modern
condo-hotels, a well-equipped cottage, at the outfitters or on a
campsite, you’ll be amazed to discover a rich culture passed down
from generation to generation. This is a vacation with an
extraordinary human dimension that will transform you!
Natakam is an idyllic site whose name
means "on the riverbank". This high-end complex is perfect for
families and has 32 fully equipped condos with one or two closed
bedrooms, a livingroom – some of which have a fireplace – a kitchen
and a balcony or patio with a view of the river and the whales that
might just happen to pass by! This establishment offers a change of
scenery, a revitalizing atmosphere, tranquility, superior comfort
and tons of activities, so it’s easy to see why your vacation will
Perched on the side of the mountain, the
Tadoussac Campground offers an incomparable view of the Saguenay
Fjord and St. Lawrence River. This is your chance to admire one of
the most beautiful bays in the world. Located at the heart of the
Essipit Reserve, the Le Tipi Campground is an ideal place to make
the most of nature and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities.
Pourvoiries Essipit, an outfitters in the
forest near Tadoussac, is a prime spot for anyone who loves outdoor
sports and is an excellent place for relaxation and a return to
basics. You’ll find cottages in a magnificent environment that
you’ll be happy to retreat to after a day of moose hunting or brook
trout fishing. This territory is known for its exceptional wildlife
and numerous fish-filled lakes.
With choices like hiking, cycling on a bike
path, swimming, tennis, racquetball, guided bear-watching and
picnicking on the rocks, the possibilities at Vacances Essipit are
practically endless! Another option: sea kayaking on the majestic
St. Lawrence River so that you can gaze out on the horizon, admire
lovely islands and see thousands of birds.
Whale-watching cruises departing from the
municipality of Bergeronnes are offered from June to October. Climb
aboard a Zodiac boat that fits either 12 or 36 passengers for a
two-hour cruise in the St. Lawrence Estuary commented by your
experienced captains, who will tell you more about the giants of the
sea. Keep an eye out for these fabulous species, including humpback
whales, blue whales, fin whales, common minke whales and seals.
For a look at the lifestyle, values and
language of the Innu People, visit the Uinnipek Innu traditional
site. Learn about traditional crafts and stop by the shop, which
is stocked with original gifts created with care by Indigenous
artisans from Essipit and Côte-Nord. You’ll also find books, CDs,
dreamcatchers, jewelry and gourmet products with interesting
Bar Essipit promises patrons a memorable
time in the evenings. Have fun playing pool and darts and watching
sports on the big screens! A bowling alley is also nearby for some
great family fun.
Vacances Essipit: for a wonderful change