The Bas-Saint-Laurent region is surprisingly diverse, with scenery ranging from seascapes to plains, dotted with islands and mountains. This region is a choice destination for a sea expedition, a visit to a maritime interpretation centre, a taste of local products or a road trip to a park or a cozy inn.

Hiking in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region

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Walking is one of the most pleasant ways to discover the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Throughout the territory, a multitude of trails have been developed. The diversity of these trails means that your discoveries are always different, surprising and pleasant. The National Hiking Trail alone crosses 10 municipalities from north to south over 144 km. It is one of the many ways to discover the colours of the region's autumn landscapes. Whether for amateurs or experts, the Bas-Saint-Laurent offers trails for all tastes.

The national parks

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A visit to one of the two terrestrial national parks of the region is a way to enjoy a stay filled with discovery and diversity. While seals and the marine environment are key features by the sea at Parc national du Bic, the story of a truly unique forest bordered by an immense lake awaits you at the Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata. As for the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, this 1,245 km² national marine conservation area protects more than 2,200 species.

Tourist routes

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The three tourist routes of the Bas-Saint-Laurent are pleasant to travel thanks to their magnificent landscapes. They form a loop which allows you to make a grand tour of the region, from the river to the forests and from east to west. The Navigators' Route follows the river, the Route des frontières crosses to New Brunswick and the Route des Monts Notre-Dame follows striking landscapes dotted with lakes and rivers.

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