The St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord are the natural habitat of many marine mammals. Over 10 species of whales live in these waters, including the blue whale (the largest marine mammal in the world!), fin and humpback whales, belugas, porpoises, and dolphins. Marine wildlife also includes seals, starfish, and seabirds. On board of a zodiac, in a sea kayak or even on a hike, keep your eyes peeled, the show is always on! In Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie or Bas-Saint-Laurent, the options for marine wildlife watching are plenty. Look for a Quality-Safety certified business to book an excursion that is both respectful and safe, for wildlife and humans alike. On a cruise with an interpretive guide or in a kayak at sunrise, dive into the fascinating world our marine ecosystems.

Facing Quebec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River is the Tourisme Chaudieres-Appalaches visitor region, renowned for the wonderful diversity of its landscapes. Le Massif du Sud Regional Park proposes forest escapades on assorted hiking trails, with nights in boreal or ready-to-camp tents. Winding your way along its lakes and rivers takes you out to admire lovely waterfalls and untouched beaches. On foot, by bicycle or canoe, discover Frontenac National Park and the majestic Grand Lac Saint-François. What could be nicer than a sugar shack, after a busy day in the great outdoors? With all its beautiful maple trees, imagine the fall colours you could take in on your next hike or canoe trip.

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