The vast Chaudière-Appalaches region, on the south side of the river facing the capital, is one big playground.

We have everything! From the 350 years of history that shaped modern Québec since the pioneers of New France, to country-style restaurants that reveal the know-how of local producers... and more!

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Did you know?

The region is home to 50% of Québec’s sugar maples. Right here: true maple country.

To be discovered absolutely

A stunning 21-island archipelago, creative artisans, tasty local products, not to mention the Appalachians providing a gigantic playground.


In Québec, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli has enjoyed a reputation for its sculptors for more than a century, starting with the Bourgault brothers.

It is also home to a former seigneury manor house that is now a museum of living memory and intangible heritage—providing you with details that aren’t in the history books. Every year, this treasured lore, including the region’s maritime past, is celebrated. In August, you can sway to the sounds of “sea shanties”—traditional maritime work songs... “Hoist, pump, row, drink!”

It's a town for foodies: old-style candy, fish and chips, lobster, pastries!

And speaking of drinking, why not kick back with a craft brew, such as a Monsieur Madame, at the Ras l’Bock microbrewery and take in the sea view from beneath the wooden arches of its terrace.

For theatre buffs and foodies: don’t miss the La Roche à Veillon theatre and restaurant, featuring top-notch shows and scrumptious traditional Québec cuisine.

Parc régional des Appalaches

A simply phenomenal park: three activity areas reflecting the complex biodiversity of the Appalachians, three summits with breathtaking views. What’s more, the park offers special activities for dog owners and their four-legged friends. Isn’t that the cat’s meow?

The park boasts 140 km (87 mi.) of trails: biking, hiking and cani-RAID (adventure courses with your dog). They’ve thought of everything.

You can access Isle-aux-Grues by plane year-round.

If you’d like to stay over, there are 150 campsites, forest shelters and cottages nestled along the lakes and rivers.

We can’t help but share the abundant beauty of this park with you. There’s more than enough to go around!

Isle-aux-Grues archipelago

Islands are always a little mysterious, but a 21-island archipelago with so much to offer spells veritable adventure!

These islands are home to no less than 250 bird species. From the timid little penguins known as razorbills that stick together in little groups, to the extroverted snow geese that prefer crowds, it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise.

The ancient festival of Mid-Lent is still celebrated in Isle-aux-Grues

To protect this fragile ecosystem, the Jean-Paul-Riopelle Nature Reserve was established on a 300-hundred-year-old maple grove. These maples witnessed a century of immigrants coming up the river to Grosse-Île, home to human tragedy and exceptional dedication.

The islands were much loved by artist Jean Paul Riopelle, and one of the best cheeses produced by the Fromagerie Île-aux-Grues even bears his name: Riopelle de l’Isle.

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Chaudière-Appalaches is a river, an archipelago, maple syrup and much more!

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