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Experience the St. Lawrence

Majestic and ever-present, the St. Lawrence River is more than just a body of water; it’s a cornerstone of our history, identity, and scenic beauty. In Authentic Quebec, we don’t just view this magnificent river from the sidelines – we immerse ourselves in all it has to offer. With an array of treasures waiting to be discovered, admired, savored, and experienced, it’s impossible not to be completely captivated.

Experience the St. Lawrence © Simon Laroche

As the seasons change, the St. Lawrence continues to enchant us. Whether you’re exploring by land – following the historic King’s Road or biking through the Berthier Islands – or by water on Lac Saint-Pierre (a UNESCO biosphere reserve), you’ll be amazed by the natural splendor around you. The region offers excellent bird-watching spots like the Pointe-à-Caron walkway in Louiseville, and its rich fishing grounds provide bountiful catches all year round at various fishing lodges along the riverbank. And don’t miss the hidden gem of Trois-Rivieres, Saint-Quentin Island, where you can enjoy a variety of water activities or simply relax on the beach and take in the view.

Discover the ever-changing, ever-inspiring world of the St. Lawrence River and make your journey in Quebec truly unforgettable.

Berthier Islands © 2 filles et 1 flash

Berthier Islands

Nestled in the heart of the St. Lawrence River, the Berthier Islands offer an adventurous haven for exploration, whether you’re on foot, bike, motorcycle, boat, or even kayak. Miles of cycling paths are your gateway to experiencing the beauty of nature and the river firsthand. A sea kayak journey between the islands introduces you to a birdwatcher’s paradise. As for Lac Saint-Pierre, spanning 40 km, it’s a UNESCO biosphere reserve and one of the most abundant fishing spots in the province. And no visit would be complete without a stop at the Gilles Villeneuve Museum, a tribute to the legendary race car driver.

With riverside views, charming islands, gentle terrain, and enchanting landscapes, the Berthier Islands offer the perfect setting to discover the unique charm of this corner of Authentic Quebec. Multiple routes await you, whether you’re tracing the river through the King’s Road. The islands themselves form a unique environment of marshes and wetlands that attract over 245 bird species. Observation points, interpretive trails, and walkways give you a closer look at this captivating ecosystem.