What to Do, See, Eat and More in Eastern Quebec

Photography by Mathieu Dupuis

We might not be venturing far this summertime, however these locations will carry you, even if it’s simply for a day. Next up in our summertime trip series: picturesque EasternQuebec


W ith whatever that has actually been going on over the previous year, it’s obvious we might all utilize a revitalizing escape. Luckily, the most amazing sights are in some cases near house. We tapped 4 guides from throughout the nation to send you on a trip to bear in mind. From where to consume to what to purchase, here’s how to make your next regional expedition a really bon trip. First, we revealed you how to dominate the majesty of LakeLouise, Alberta and check out SaubleBeach, Ont like a regional. Next up, find sensational Eastern Quebec with expert ideas from illustrator and muralist, Dominic Laporte.

Photography thanks to Dominic Laporte

Favourite aspects of this area

“Variety. There’s something for everyone. Forests, mountains and the Gulf of St. Lawrence as well as an abundance of culinary stops — plus friendly residents to guide you along the way. We followed Route des Montagnes and Route des Baleines for the amazing views.”

Notable positions to nosh

“Quebec is understood for its terroir items (items made from basic materials specific to the area), so take a look at the following: LeRond Point, in Baie-Saint-Paul, for a tasty upscale hamburger made with regional components; Cantine Armande, in Chuteaux-Outardes, for conventional casse croûte(my sweetheart, Anais, and I lived the casse-croûte and picnic life for 12 days!); La P’tite Cochonne, an artisanal bakeshop in Grandes-Bergeronnes that produces little pizzas ideal for a picnic; Kiboikoi, a lovely café in les escoumins that has an outside area neglecting the water and live music in the evening; Plage de Haldimand, where you’ll discover Caf é des Artistes and La Cantina Latinogasp ésienne, which provides scrumptious tacos; and Pub Pit Caribou, where you can buy treats like marinaded trout and smoked bacon– rustic, scrumptious and enjoyable! A fantastic ambiance and excellent tunes.”

Photography by Mathieu Dupuis

Where to store

“We stopped at a tiny secondhand shop called Boutique Rock n’ Coll et Friperie Sativa in Matane (it has lots of leather — I found a cute bucket hat there!); Les Savons de L’Atelier, a soap shop in Tadoussac; Atelier à Barachois, near Percé (artist Margot Mérette decorated this property — which doubles as her workshop/studio — in a fun way; when you visit, she will recommend her favourite places to 3explore); Herbamiel, in Sacré-Coeur-du-Saguenay, near Tadoussac, for honey products; Épicerie-Boucherie R. St-Gelais, a fine grocery in Matane with specialties including pastries, cheese, jams and marinades (it’s hard to leave without wanting to buy the entire store).”

Where to take in the surroundings

“Route 132 is incredible, especially toward the north, when you’re approaching Forillon National Park. Take it slow, and stop whenever and wherever you can to take pictures — seeing Percé Rock at sunrise is an experience. Portneuf-sur-Mer has a beautiful sandy beach — untouched, serene and wild. A great stop for a picnic and pictures.”

Photography by Mathieu Dupuis

What to bring

“Warm clothes (even when you’re in the sun, it can get cold with the wind coming off the St. Lawrence), hiking shoes and a picnic blanket, cutlery and basket (so you can have a snack when the scenery inspires a stop).”

Favourite positions to check out in the Gasp é peninsula

“Mont Albert for a strenuous hike; Cap Bon Ami in Forillon National Park for a great view and an easier climb; L’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park for gannet watching; and Cap Aventure, a small campground that organizes kayaking excursions to see seals. Booking in advance is key for all activities, ferries, campgrounds and national parks. Day passes for parks sell out quickly. Rivière Bonaventure, with its clear waters, is a beautiful spot where you can go kayaking, swimming or tubing. Also, Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes and Acropole-des-Draveurs, in Charlevoix, for hiking, offer stunning views.”

Photography by Dylan Page– Tourisme Gaspe ́sie

How to arrive

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