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Touristic Attractions

The Bas Saint-Laurent Touristic Region is rich in most interesting tourist attractions and beautiful sights and diverse activities.

Bic National Park

Parc du Bic

The Bic National Park is located in the lower estuary of the St. Lawrence. Its capes, bays, coves, islands and mountains have always been his pride. The atmosphere of the park is unique. Think of the sounds and smells of the sea and the caress of the sea wind. Imagine a sunset, recognized as one of the finest in the world. Sea birds make their nests. Rare plants flourish on rocky headlands. Seals bask in the sun near the shore. It's beautiful, quiet and relaxing ...

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Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site

Pointe-au-Père

Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site

Climb aboard the only submarine open to the public in Canada. Upon entering the ship you will discover the daily life of some sixty men, who lived confined for months in a submarine 90 meters. The audio tour takes you into this fascinating and unknown. It is also possible to spend an evening and a night aboard for the experience as if you were a submariner!

The Empress of Ireland pavilion tells the story of the Empress of Ireland. From its construction in 1906 until 1012 who made shipwreck victims in 1914, you will learn about this magnificent ship. Discover the collection of objects taken from the wreck, photos, interactive kiosks and testimonials from passengers. A screening will take you into the atmosphere of that fateful night.

Visit the old buildings of the light station and the lighthouse at Pointe-au-Père, who played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence. Erected in 1909, this lighthouse is one of the highest in Canada. The visit achieves its summit and enjoy a fantastic view.

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Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer

Canyon

The Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer (hell’s gate canyon) in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski begins with the Grand Sault waterfall and stretches nearly five miles between steep and narrow rock walls up to 90 metres high.A network of easy-to-intermediate hiking trails, from 1 to 14 kilometres, leads to stunning panoramic views and a 63-metre high suspended footbridge, the highest in Quebec.Experience the descent to hell’s gate:300 steps leading down to the Rivière Rimouski — and back up again!At the far end of the trail system is the Chaud waterfall, another 20-metre cascade.A restaurant, a one-star campground and a 7-kilometre bike path are also available for visitors to this magnificent natural site. 

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Reford Gardens

Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer

Les Jardins de Métis (Reford Gardens) are preparing an ambitious program of anniversary activities and special events in 2012 to include exhibitions, concerts, garden parties, theatrical performances, lectures, circus events, culinary evenings, a festival of flavours, literary teas, musical brunches and the 13th edition of the International Garden Festival are all on the menu for 2012.

We are appealing to the public to play a special part in the celebrations by sharing your photographs and memories with us for a virtual exhibition that shows the gardens over the past 50 years. We are appealing to visitors to share your photographs, videos and memories of the gardens. They will be used in a special exhibition to be launched early in 2012 that will be displayed on the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The gardens were officially opened to the public for the first time on June 24, 1962. First called Le Domaine Reford and then Parc Métis, les Jardins de Métis quickly become known around the world for their extraordinary beauty and exceptional botanical collection. They are one of the leading attractions in eastern Québec and one of Canada’s premier garden destinations. The summer of 2012 also marks the 125th anniversary of Estevan Lodge, the historic fishing camp at the heart of the Gardens.


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The vineyard Domaine du Lac - St-Mathieu-de-Rioux

Vignoble Le Domaine du Lac

Located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, near the Petit Lac Saint-Mathieu, the vineyard Domaine du Lac condition of heat and light particularly favorable for the ripening of the grapes. The 10 000 vines planted in 2001 from different grape varieties well adapted to the climate. They allow the artisanal production of red wines and white wines.


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Lamontagne House

Maison Lamontagne

Public tours

Personified by the tour guides Lamontagne House, Marie-Agnes and Basil don their finest attire to make you discover the unique aspects of their household. Information on the distinctive architecture of the house, its restoration, archaeological excavations and the history of its inhabitants. Visit the common room, cabinet, and areas of heavy work and the dairy. Audio-video documentary on the spot.

Duration: Approximately 30-45 minutes.


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les gens d'en bas Theater - Le Bic

Grange Théatre du Bic

Since 1973, the theater "les gens d'en bas" , with a capacity of 196 seats, provides the public with high quality productions, creations by Quebec authors of texts or texts from the world repertoire. All year, the Theatre du Bic is also home of creative theater and contemporary dance productions from other companies among the best in Quebec and abroad. The theater " les gens d'en bas " offers touring productions on stages in Quebec and elsewhere.


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The house of the Writer (VLB)

Maison de VLB

Explore the former home of Victor-Levy Beaulieu (VLB) in Trois-Pistoles, which was revived in June 2009 to become the house of the writer, the place has been transformed to give it a new purpose, without straying too far from work VLB!


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Cellar Theater of Trois-Pistoles

Caveau Théatre
Les Productions théâtrales des Trois-Pistoles
, in association with the Compagnons du Patrimoine and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal, are pleased to announce that they will celebrate their twentieth anniversary by presenting in July and August 2012 two plays: war of the steeples of Victor-Lévy Beaulieu and haunted House for Mathieu Barrette.

Cave-In Theater Trois-Pistoles. You will notice that the atmosphere is unique. This building was built in the 1940s by the agricultural cooperative of the time and in the 60's they added an appendix. This would serve as a "vault potatoes." In 1994 the famous writer Victor-Lévy Beaulieu pistolois had the brilliant idea of ​​turning the place into a mecca of culture. The author, wishing to preserve the heritage of all those people who have worked, called him "The Cellar Theatre."

Since the 2000s, it is owned by a charitable non-profit organization run by volunteers, the theater productions of Trois-Pistoles

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Old Mill - Ste-Flavie

VIeux Moulin

The Hydromellerie the Old Mill won a medal for his DOUBLE OR Blueberry Mead at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. This is the highest ever awarded to a distiction mead in the competition, making the Old Mill at the top of its class.

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