Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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An archipelago surrounded by the sea

Right in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a string of islands with evocative names: Grande Entrée, Grosse Île, Pointe aux Loups, Havre aux Maisons, Cap aux Meules and Havre Aubert. All except Entry Island are linked by route 199. Natural beauty is at every turn: long beaches, the dunes and their beach grass, grey and red sandstone cliffs.

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36 establishments

Montérégie

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Easy getaways close to Montréal

The dominant features of this region dotted with towns, villages and fertile fields are history and food. The Rivière Richelieu that starts in Lake Champlain on the Canada-U.S. border and empties into the St. Lawrence has seen its share of trade, not to mention skirmishes with First Nations and our neighbours to the south. The region has a Cider route that runs the gamut of the local brewers. If wine is more your thing, then the Montérégie Wine route will take you to a number of vineyards. Montérégie boasts the largest number of commercial sugar shacks in Québec: each spring, the rising of the sap signals the start of the feasting.

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106 establishments

Eeyou Istchee Baie-James

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Escape like never before

Eeyou Istchee Baie-James is one of the world’s last remaining pristine lands. Its countless rivers and lakes are teeming with fish, and the region is known for its spellbinding natural phenomena, wildlife and wilderness. A part of the population is Cree, an indigenous culture that lives in harmony with nature.

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6 establishments

Chaudière-Appalaches

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Say hello to Québec’s most beautiful villages

So-named for the rivière Chaudière that crosses it and for the Appalachian foothills in its southern reaches near the Maine border, Chaudière-Appalaches is a fertile garden. The shoreline facing Québec City unfurls a string of some of the most beautiful villages in the province, with watermills, stately manors and ancestral homes bearing witness to three centuries of history.

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75 establishments

Gaspésie

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Gaspésie, I love you

Touring Gaspésie by car, following a fabled route of some 885 km (550 mi.), leaves no doubt as to why the region is renowned. Jutting into the St. Lawrence as it broadens into a gulf, Gaspésie offers outstanding natural beauty and fascinating wildlife (bird colonies, salmon rivers, etc.) as well as a wide variety of discovery and leisure activities.

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90 establishments

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