Majestic Nature Unlike Anywhere Else

The shimmering waters of the St. Lawrence River have served as inspiration for everyone from Leonard Cohen to Jacques Cousteau…and for good reason. This majestic river stretches over 3,000 kilometres from Lake Ontario to the Gulf of St. Lawrence with narrow rapids and great, untamed blue teeming with whales and other aquatic life. Dotted along the coast are scores of charming towns – from Forestville to Baie-Comeau and Sept-Îles – that serve as idyllic hubs, perfect for exploring some of the most grandiose wilderness in Canada. This is especially true for the communities you’ll find once you venture deeper into the lush expanses that lie beyond Quebec City. In fact, there is no shortage of things to do along that stretch of the river: you can go hiking and climbing across sloping canyons, relax while stargazing and visit family-friendly historical sights – the St. Lawrence River has it all.

In a region characterized by wild water and lush, green forests, you might be surprised to find that stellar restaurants are everywhere you go. Riverside bistros and cafés are the norm here, promising world-class meals paired with outstanding views. And while there are a great many terrific seafood restaurants to choose from, you’ll also have your pick of cutting-edge establishments trading in creative and scrumptious cuisine that draw from both Canadian and European influences.

Throw in an abundance of charming boutiques stocked with works by local artists as well as a ton of unique festivals, and the St. Lawrence River makes for a holiday destination like nowhere else.

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