From Baie-des-Sables to Les Méchins
Known for its famous northern shrimp, La Matanie is a great place to enjoy family feasts or romantic dinners as you soak up breathtaking pink sunsets over the sea.
Enjoy exploring the villages along the coast or in the backcountry and experience the liveliness of downtown Matane. Admire Atlantic salmon in crystal-clear rivers and be on the lookout for other wildlife. You never know what you may encounter!
Village with a rich built and historical heritage: the neoclassical church (1878) is one of the most architecturally interesting in Eastern Québec. At the confluence of the Blanche and St. Lawrence rivers, two rest areas offer access to the shoreline. [...]
Matane (which means “beaver pond” in the Mi’gmaq language) owes much to its rich natural resources. Enjoy the town’s warm hospitality along with its urban, industrial, rural and heritage characteristics. Right downtown, go Atlantic salmon fishing or watch the salmon run at the observation centre. Nearby, a footbridge leads to Parc des Îles where you can relax and enjoy several activities. [...]
Drive east on Route 132 past Le Croche-du-Criard and breathe in the St. Lawrence Estuary. At the municipal rest area, Le Capitaine Pêcheur (a sculpture erected by the municipality) welcomes you in the hometown of French Canadian singer Isabelle Boulay and the clown Atchoum. [...]
Grosses-Roches was named for the many small boulders revealed by the tides along the shore. Café du Havre, a tourist attraction located near the fishing harbour, offers several services and activities in the summer. [...]
Les Méchins, where sunsets kiss the sea… Known worldwide for its shipyard, Verreault Navigation, the town also has significant heritage value: several well-preserved century-old houses add to the area’s distinctive character. [...]
The Matane River runs through this municipality, making it a popular salmon-fishing destination. Several waterways converge here, and the two covered bridges are heritage attractions worth seeing. Head south on Route 195 to reach the Réserve faunique de Matane, a wildlife reserve that is home to one of the highest concentrations of moose in Québec. [...]
Located near the Chic-Chocs and surrounded by forest and rural landscapes, Saint-Adelme is home to many talented people. Saint-Adelme is a paradise for hunters, anglers and Saint-René-de-Matane motorsports enthusiasts. [...]
Sainte-Paule presents an interesting holiday destination. In the Lac du Portage aera, there is an impressive park. Several other lakes are renowned for fishing, namely the lakes Lac à la Loutre, Petchedetz, Ristigouche and Towago. This municipality is a favorite place for hunting in the fall. [...]