In Les Basques, a whole swath of history lives on in the architectural heritage and on the Île aux Basques, formerly a refuge for Basques fishermen who came from Europe to hunt whales. And outdoor enthusiasts won't be left wanting! History buffs will enjoy the Trois-Pistoles heritage tour. At the Mont-Saint-Mathieu outdoor recreation centre, skiing, golfing and camping reign supreme, each in its season. Stay in one of the cabins on the Île aux Basques, where Captain Jean-Pierre Rioux will be your guide. He's sure to take you to see the seals relaxing on the rocks. Don't forget to stop at the Fromagerie des Basques to sample their renowned “kwick, kwick” cheese!