The Bas-Saint-Laurent region invites you to its World Good Life Reserve of rivers, lakes and mountains.

You could say the good life is our specialty, seeing as there’s so much for you to see and do here: from islands, lighthouses, national parks and sea mammals, to sunsets, bike paths and local products... Come make the good life yours!

Distance between main cities

Montréal
431km
Québec
208km
Gatineau
628km

Did you know?

The region boasts over 800 lakes and rivers... as well as Ponik, its very own lake monster.

To be discovered absolutely

Islands scattered along the St. Lawrence, one park overlooking the river and another a lake: nature and history are yours to discover.

Parc du Mont-Saint-Mathieu

Their charming names bring a smile to your face: Île Verte (Green Island), Île aux Basques (Basque Island), Île Saint-Barnabé (St. Barnaby’s Island), Pot à L’Eau-de-Vie archipelago (Brandy Pot Islands), Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island)… This string of islands dots the St. Lawrence River, and many of them are accessible in the summer, from Rivière-du-Loup, Rimouski or the village of L’Isle-Verte.

The mountain offers a 191 m vertical drop and 26 ski runs.

After a fantastic day in the outdoors, the Agriscar bar and its fireplace offer a well-earned opportunity to relax. We love our après-ski moments!

Parc national du Bic

As legend has it, an angel shook out its pockets over the river, creating the Bic mountains and islands. Set in the St. Lawrence estuary, Parc national du Bic features headlands, bays, coves, islands and mountains spread over 33 km2 (13 sq. mi.). Strangely, before setting foot inside the park, it’s virtually impossible to imagine the countless vistas and vantage points in store. Once inside, the closer you get to the river, the more magical everything becomes.

It’s postcard perfect: some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, numerous species of flocking and nesting seabirds, rare plants blooming on the rocky capes, seals basking in the sun and watchful white-tailed deer and foxes... And what a magnificent playground for camping, kayaking and hiking.

The park’s emblem is the harbour seal, commonly spotted on the beach.

Parc du Mont-Comi

It’s the highest skiable mountain in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, rising to 575 metres. The summit offers a spectacular view of the Chic-Choc mountains and 10 church steeples! It’s practically divine! The 30 runs are almost entirely covered with natural snow and freestyle skiers love the snow park. You can also enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The downhill ski runs offer a vertical drop of 306 metres on three slopes.

There’s nothing better than relaxing in the bar after a good day of skiing. You can also extend the pleasure by staying in one of the accommodation options at the foot of the slopes. Mont-Comi is suited to skiers of all levels.

Plan your getaway to Bas-Saint-Laurent

Festivals and events

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