Nestled on the southern shores of the Saint Lawrence Estuary, Bas-Saint-Laurent is home to some of Québec’s most charming and picturesque villages, including Cacouna, Kamouraska, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, and Saint-Pacôme. In close proximity to a myriad of National and Provincial Parks, the region offers cottage rentals scattered amongst forests, lakes, and rivers.
The Bas-Saint-Laurent interior is noted for its fine food, including locally made cheese, chocolate and maple products. As a cultural hub, the town of Rimouski hosts an array of annual events and festivals that appeal to locals and visitors.
The area also abounds with recreational activities. Hiking and cycling are popular at Bic National Park and the Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer. Climbing is possible at Saint-André-de-Kamouraska. Sea kayakers will be well served just about everywhere along the coast. Whales can be observed in Rivière-du-Loup and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and sea birds flock to the Ile St. Barnabé and the Iles du Pot-à-l’Eau-de-Vie.
Only a two hours’ drive from Québec City, Bas-Saint-Laurent is a popular place to rent a cottage in Quebec.+ More