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Kamouraska and the best of all worlds

Presented by Tourisme Kamouraska


Alexandre Bibeau, gossip, secrets and kamouraskois crushes, from islands to mountains!

Kamouraska has the distinction of being a narrow passageway, 60km long and 50km deep, between the St. Lawrence River and the United States. Its 17 municipalities are less than 15km from the river. The rest of the territory is almost exclusively forested.

The 3 main roads that cross Kamouraska (Highway 132, Highway 20 and Highway 230) run from the L’Islet RCM to the Rivière-du-Loup RCM, within the first 5km of the river.

It’s in this “corridor” that you’ll find just about everything… typical riverside activities, architectural heritage, resorts, “cabourons”, trails, climbing walls, agrotourism sectors, good restaurants and public markets, concert halls, places to live, study, work and so on.

Vélos au KamouraskaMaxie Millard

All this to say that in Kamouraska, it’s very, very, very (did I say very?) easy to move from one attraction to another, and to completely change scenery and atmosphere in a matter of minutes. From mountain to river, from forest to agricultural plains, from outdoor adventure to cultural attractions. It’s all here, close by, in this compendium of happiness that is Kamouraska.

Belvédère de la croix, Saint-PacômeMaxie Millard

Here’s an example. You’re staying at the Auberge Comme au premier jour, in Saint-Pacôme. You’ll enjoy one of the region’s finest dining experiences, as well as on-site pampering. You’re at the foot of mountains and forests.

After a hearty breakfast, you like to do a little exercise to get the day off to a good start. You embark on a short but intense hike to Belvédère de la Croix. Breathless by the scenery (and perhaps a little by the effort), you think about tonight’s show. You’ve got your tickets for an evening at La Baleine Endiablée, with an artist you’re particularly fond of, perhaps Philippe Brach, Sarah Dufour or Manu Military.

In the meantime, you’re off for a stroll through the great cultural heritage landscape (first in Quebec) of Pointes-aux-Iroquois-et-aux-Orignaux in nearby Rivière-Ouelle. While you’re there, take the opportunity to put your feet in the water and enjoy a picnic on the beach, intrigued by these fascinating structures used for eel fishing.

Here we are… from a cozy mountain cocoon to an incomparable “seaside” heritage area. From the beach, you moved on to the festive atmosphere of the microbrewery, where you enjoyed an excellent show before returning to the inn. All within a 10 km radius.

Tomorrow, perhaps you’ll be picking forest mushrooms in Saint-Bruno-de-Kamouraska with Jean from “La vie est Mush”, before heading to the Kamouraska riverfront for a chanterelle poutine at Grand’Ourse. If you’re a fan of the performing arts, you’ll take the shuttle from Grand’Ourse to “Cirque de la Pointe-Sèche” for a spectacular show in equally incredible surroundings.

Once again, all at short distance, in the best of all possible worlds.

As your stay progresses, faces become familiar, you form bonds, get your bearings and navigate this corridor between river and forest, which becomes a vast playground where you find the best of all worlds!

We’ve yet to try out the “do it all” formula on an electric bike! That’s what Les Vélos Kamouraska is all about. The best of all worlds, but in style!

See you next time 😉

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