From the banks of the St. Lawrence to the top of the Appalachian Mountains, the Chaudière-Appalaches region offers a variety of authentic experiences for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy exhilarating sports and activities in nature. History buffs will be delighted by fascinating ancestral buildings, museums and industrial sites.

An idyllic place for a change of scenery

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Located in the St. Lawrence River, 45 minutes from Québec City, the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago is made up of 21 islands and islets, but Isle-aux-Grues is the only island inhabited all year. It is known for its breathtaking panoramas, its excellent award-winning cheeses, its great diversity of birds and rare plants, and its magnificent sunsets. You can explore the area on foot, by bicycle or even by train on a guided tour. It is possible to stay in an inn, a B&B, a tourist residence or a campsite. Finally, plan some time to discover the Museum and the trails of the Jean-Paul-Riopelle Nature Reserve.

Discover the past and present of Grosse-Île

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Grosse-Île served as a quarantine station from 1832 to 1937 for the port of Quebec. It was, at the time, the main entrance for immigrants to Canada. A visit to Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site allows you to better understand its importance in the history of the country and to discover its unique past. Visitors will get a sense of the troubling experience of immigrants who sailed in hope of a better future. Ships from Croisières Lachance take visitors to this exceptional site.

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