Rivière-du-Loup's top picks (part 2)
Rivière-du-Loup has been a popular tourist destination for many years. At Tourisme Rivière-du-Loup, we’ve selected six favourite activities in this central hub of the Bas-Saint-Laurent. After Rue Lafontaine (the historic main street), the Parc des Chutes and the Parc de la Pointe, here are the other three must-sees.
This new coastal park stretches from Cacouna to L’Isle-Verte. You can even take the ferry to the small island of Île Verte to discover the islanders’ hospitality and a relaxing way of life in harmony with nature.
Parc côtier Kiskotuk offers a variety of trails in the woods and on the shores of the St. Lawrence. You’ll love listening to the countless birds and spotting them in the widely varied habitats. There is a campground for primitive tent camping or you can opt for a stay in one of the cabins.
Head out from Rivière-du-Loup to visit some extraordinary places right in the middle of the St. Lawrence: the islands managed by Societé Duvetnor. The lighthouse on Île du Pot à l’Eau-de-vie – completely renovated by Société Duvetnor – is just magnificent. You can tour the lighthouse or stay overnight like the lightkeepers of yesteryear. In the summer season, you’ll be lucky enough to see the hundreds of thousands of birds that come to nest in the preserved natural environment of these islands every year.
Primitive camping and hiking enthusiasts will love Île aux Lièvres. The landscapes on both shores of the St. Lawrence are simply breathtaking. Visitors can stay at the inn or one of the very comfortable cabins. You’re also sure to enjoy the inn’s gourmet fare with true regional “terroir.”
From Rivière-du-Loup, you can head out on a whale-watching cruise. Croisières AML will take you to Tadoussac and back aboard the magnificent AML Levant, offering the chance to see these impressive marine mammals in their natural habitat. You’ll also see the Saguenay Fjord, the St. Lawrence islands and the beautiful village of Tadoussac. This is the only departure point in Bas-Saint-Laurent for whale-watching trips.