The Bas-Saint-Laurent is a land of mountains, plateaus and broad valleys extending to the United States border. The St. Lawrence River as far as the eye can see, islands, long flats, mountains, farming valleys, rivers and lakes-that's what's in store for you in this diverse and spectacular region. The city of RIMOUSKI is much more than 300 years of history. Its unique setting in a natural amphitheater in the St. Lawrence River Valley gives it a special cachet. Known as the oceanographic capital of Quebec. It is home to numerous laboratories, research centers and schools dedicated to the teaching of ocean sciences. Discover the city's architectural history and culture with a stroll along one of the historic walks called the Promenades historiques de Rimouski. In the heart of downtown and facing the St. Lawrence River, Rimouski's regional museum, is located inside eastern Quebec's oldest church. A trip to Rimouski would not be complete without a half-day trip to Ile Saint-Barnabe, thus named by Samuel de Champlain in 1603, located 3 km offshore. It is a migration spot for over 72 species of birds, including the cormorant, Canada goose and great blue heron.
The French-speaking community of RIVIERE-DU-LOUP overlooks the beautiful south shore of the St-Lawrence River, some 200 km east of Quebec City. Whether you are admiring the sunset from the belvedere at the Pointe, watching birds on the islands, thrilling to an exciting whale watching cruise or simply strolling along the beach, the St-Lawrence River is always the focal point. Visit Riviere-du-Loup's museum and art galleries. Get caught up in the talents of sidewalk artists, street performers, photographers. Go on sailboat cruise, play a round of golf, take a cycling tour, whatever your interest, Riviere-du-Loup is the ideal choice for a memorable vacation. Nature has been generous to the Témiscouata region, and visitors can count on a cordial reception from the "locals". While in this region surrounding Lac Temiscouata, spend some time in CABANO ,"the little Florida of Temis." Be sure to visit some of its special attractions; go stargazing from a mountaintop observatory, relive history as a soldier, circa 1840; and delight in the perfume of more than 1,200 rosebushes.
You'll be swept away by the mosaic of dramatic landscapes that is Bas-Saint-Laurent!