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.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue stands out when it comes to its food. This fall, travel across the territory to meet its producers and artisans. Take the opportunity to leave the main streets to meet with those who grow, transform and bring out the best of the ingredients offered by the land. Whether it's to enjoy a good microbrewery beer around a campfire, to taste the abundance of the harvests in one of the public markets or to discover delicacies on a road trip, the region has a true gourmet nature and is spoiled with regional products.
Did you know that the first temperance movements in the country began in Brome-Missisquoi? Throughout this 130 km self-guided circuit, you’ll hear true stories and anecdotes, each more surprising than the last, through the voice of a fictional smuggler, Alfred Carpentier, as you travel to the towns of Cowansville, Brome Lake, Sutton, Abercorn, Frelighsburg, St-Armand and Dunham. This very unique route will have you discovering the amazing Brome-Missisquoi landscapes as you learn about the region’s rich built heritage from a whole new perspective.
With more than two centuries of history, La Malbaie is considered the cradle of resort vacationing in Canada. It is here that the first white-sailed ships, with many rich Americans on board, arrived looking for the beauty and change of scenery that the region has become famous for. The Malbaie River winds its way towards the other end of the bay, making for a beautiful view, and its walking path, clearly visible at low tide, links both ends. As a tribute to the river and this beautiful region, here are a few walking suggestions to help you flow towards the peak at your own pace.
The Chemin du Terroir is a 226-km signposted trail that winds through rural areas in the Laurentians, showcasing everything they have to offer, with discoveries to make at every turn! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on fresh products, seek out local flavours, and learn about the know-how of local artisans, all while discovering nearby tourist attractions. Come and discover a world of good food, serenity, culture, heritage, parks, and gardens. Travel the tourist route and meet the passionate promoters of Laurentian flavours!
Plan your next getaway to La Route des Vins when the vines are at their peak! Discover the 22 vineyards and nearly one hundred partner businesses as well as the magnificent landscapes of the region, by following one of the 9 circuits by car or by bike. Activities, events, gastronomy and discoveries: an unforgettable getaway to make you fall in love with local wines and producers.
The Guyon Farm is a place of awareness, learning and discovery where visitors can find a wide range of horticultural products and foods that are locally grown or made on site. A visit allows visitors to better understand the reality of the agricultural world and to learn about the various stages of food processing. There is also a section with more than 500 butterflies, either local or from elsewhere, swirling around freely inside the specially designed aviary. A joy for all ages!
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