Photo courtesy of Bas-Saint-Laurent Facebook page
Canada's largest province, located at the northeastern tip of Canada, Quebec makes up more than a quarter of the landmass of Canada's ten provinces. It is a region of contrasts and bounty, excellent foods and welcoming people.
To the east, the region known as Québec Maritime stretches along 3,000 kilometres of coastline, and is made up of four sub-regions: Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine. Here visitors can find white-sand beaches, scenic cliffs, distinctive lighthouses and some of the freshest seafood they'll ever taste.
Each region is vastly different, but all remain connected by a long history of seaside traditions. The region is home to ten of Canada's national parks, perfect for outdoor adventures. And be sure to cap off your journey with a whale watching trip-the region is home to 13 different whale species including the beloved beluga whale and the blue whale, the world's largest animal. If you get seasick, no matter; many of the whales can even be seen from Québec Maritime's extensive shoreline.
Below, you'll find an Instagram tour of Québec Maritime, including photos from all four of the area's sub-regions.
Lobster Season, Iles de la Madeleine
Northern Lights, Bas-Saint-Laurent
Île du Grand Caouis Lighthouse, Cote Nord
Sea Life, Exploramer Aquarium, Gaspésie
City View, Bas-Saint-Laurent
Surfs Up, Iles de la Madeleine
Grotto, Iles de la Madeleine
Catch of the Day, Cote Nord
Winter Paradise, Bas-Saint-Laurent
Traversiers (STQ) Ferry, Gaspésie
Coastal View, Iles de la Madeleine
Overnight at Pointe-des-Monts Lighthouse, Cote Nord
Fishing Shack, Bas-Saint-Laurent
The Symbol of Percé, Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park, Gaspésie
Lobster Traps, Iles de la Madeleine
Landscape, Cote Nord
Rise & Shine, Gaspésie
Born Free, Iles de la Madeleine
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