Discover the best top things to do in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec including Ile aux Lievres, Phare du Pot a l'Eau-de-Vie, Parc National du Bic, Site Historique Maritime De La Pointe-au-Pere, Parc des Chutes, Parc de la Pointe, Musee Regional de Kamouraska, Parc Beausejour, Quais de Kamouraska, Riviere-du-Loup & Saint-Simeon Ferry.
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5.0 based on 108 reviews
Île aux Lièvres, an incredible hiker’s paradise!Tapered at the ends, this island reminds some of a ship, while others consider it the world’s smallest continent! An impressive 13 kilometers in length, it cannot be fully explored in one day. Discover natural lookouts, explore deserted beaches edged in brier roses, find a seal dozing on the upper part of the beach… Both wild and inviting, Île aux Lièvres will enchant you.Ten kilometers across the water from Rivière du Loup, Île aux Lièvres is one of the best kept secrets of the estuary! Get there in just twenty minutes aboard a Duvetnor boat. The network of hiking trails is vast and diverse (45 km), with trails ranging in difficulty from novice to expert, the level of each clearly marked on the map you will receive upon landing. As a bonus, there are no dangerous animals, no stinging plants (no poison ivy, in particular), and far fewer mosquitoes than on the coast. Plus, refreshing ocean breezes, dwarf forests, escarpments, endless beaches, driftwood… And yes-scores of memories to be made (camera a must)!
5.0 based on 39 reviews
THE POT CRUISECruise around Îles du Pot à l'Eau de Vie (without landing). Highly diverse marine birds (before late July), beautiful scenery, fascinating commentary on maritime history (contraband, mariner's store, and more).ÎLES DU POT CRUISESpend a few hours away from it all in the middle of the St. Lawrence! Discover the flora, fauna, and surprising maritime history of this little archipelago with your guide.
4.5 based on 684 reviews
If you love moody vibes and beautiful scenery, this park is for you. So many hikes to chose from, easy to difficult, low trails or high trails. My family and & I hiked the Cap a l’original and it was wonderful. You do need to pay attention to the low and high tides as this trails is on the shore of the beach most of the time and then you climb up a huge rock at some point towards the end. To know when you can start the trail due to the low or high tide, either check the website as stated on the park’s website or ask the staff. From my understanding, the tide is lower in the early morning hours and once in the afternoon. Need good shoes and water. Enjoy:)
4.5 based on 583 reviews
A tourist attraction unique in Canada: a tour of the Onondaga submarine! Board the submarine and find out about the daily lives of the 60 men who lived for months at a time in this 90-m (300-ft.) submarine. Examine the complex mechanics of the submarine and the technology used for underwater detection. The 45-minute audio-guide commentary simulates going out to sea off Rimouski and will plunge you into this fascinating and little-known world. In addition, you can spend a night aboard the Onondaga. You will be welcomed by the coxswain and will play the role of an apprentice submariner for the duration of a fun-filled night!The Empress of Ireland Museum presents the history of the Empress of Ireland passenger ship, from its construction in 1906 to its tragic sinking on May 29, 1914, which killed 1012 people. Visit the historic site and learn all there is to know about this magnificent ship. Discover a large collection of objects from the wreck, period photos, interactive terminals and eyewitness accounts. The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1909, this lighthouse is one of the tallest in Canada and one of the few to still have its prism. A guided tour will take you to the top, where you can admire the fabulous view.The lighthouse keeper’s house is home to several exhibits that explain the role of Pointe-au-Père in Canadian maritime history. On the second floor, learn about the many divers who have explored the wreck since 1914.The foghorn shed presents the evolution of aural aids to navigation, which replaced the light from the lighthouse when weather conditions made it impossible for mariners to see.
Ever wondered what it was like to live months at a time in a submarine in such tight and restricted quarters? A hideous machine, when you really think about it, but fascinating when you see the complexity of it. While the Oberon-class Onandaga is a Canadian post-world war II vessel, our thoughts went back to the devastation many of these boats have caused during the war, yet we couldn't help being touched by the courage and commitment of the men who served under these conditions. Indeed, the 45-minute audio-guide reveals some interesting aspects of their day-to-day lives on board. I would not have wanted to miss it. The museum next door tells the story of the tragic collision of the once-elegant ocean liner, The Empress of Ireland, used primarily to transport European immigrants from England to Canada in the early years of the 20th century. The carefully assembled and restored artifacts and some touching eye-witness accounts of survivors bring to life the sinking and the heroic rescue efforts of this greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history. If there is a historic site worth visiting, this is the one. It would be a good idea to set aside at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours for both, the museum and the viewing of the beautifully made film, and to bear in mind that there can be some relatively short waiting times, for the film in particular.
4.5 based on 316 reviews
Good walking trails, some steep, some flat, terrain for everyone. Well maintained. Wonderful pasture with picnic tables around apple trees. Nice walk along the river.
4.5 based on 128 reviews
Really nice park right along the st lawrence with lots of free parking, paved path for bicycle or walking, free public washroom, picnic tables, benches and swinging benches. Very calm and right by the water. Lovely!
4.5 based on 45 reviews
We took the tour guide visit of the village and the guide's passion showed through her explanations of the different houses and how the village came to be. Would go back again. The museum itself was also quite interesting to visit.
4.0 based on 211 reviews
I had to take this ferry for work with a tractor trailer. Kinda neat. I arrived the night before in order to get a spot. There was not really a need as I was the only one there and the ferry had plenty of room. It may be worse at the height of tourist season. My French leaves something to be desired so the attendant spoke to me politely in his accented English. From the start in Riviere du Loup til the end in Saint Simeone the ride was enjoyable and the scenery was beautiful. I can’t really say if the pricing is adequate as I was in a semi. They have day trip options I believe if you want to get to the other side and return in/on the same day. And also, walk ons are accepted if all you want to do is poke around on the other side. Like I said scenery is beautiful and worth the drive and monetary expense. You will like the view and the drive north and south from Saint Simeone is lovely. And as always you should call just to make sure. Cheers!
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