02 – Bas St-Laurent

General Information:

Located on southern shore of the St-Lawrence River, the Lower St-Lawrence region is essentially a portion of the Appalachian ridge. Exceptional vistas are to be discovered in the backcountry along trails carved through mixed forest.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    16 clubs (1 780 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    5 at St-Onésime (West) and at St-Gabriel (East)
    85 at Rivière-du-Loup (North) and at the New Brunswick border (South)
    548 at Pohénégamook (South) and Rimouski (North)
    35 from Tourville to Pohénégamook
  • Lodging accessible from trails:
    Approximately 1,200 rooms
  • Snowfall (estimated):
    From mid-December to early April

Location:

East of Quebec City, on the southern shore of the St-Lawrence River, bordering New Brunswick and the state of Maine. Served mainly by Autoroute 20 from Montréal and Québec, highways 132 and 185 from New Brunswick. It is possible to access the trail system from different points in close proximity to these roadways.

Main towns : Rivière-du-Loup – Rimouski – Trois-Pistoles – La Pocatière – Squatec – Dégelis – Cabano

Attractions:

  • Lighthouse trail towards l’Ile Verte (via trails 565 and 567) and the Saint-Fabien lookout (via trail 518)
  • Témiscouata lake (trail 85)
  • Bic park (trail 518)
  • Observation of deer at Saint-Pacôme (via trail 5), at Pohénégamook (via trail 35) and at Trinité-des-Monts (trail 548)
  • Fall at Saint-Pascal (trail 557) and at Dégelis (trail 85)

From the region:

  • Chaudière-Appalaches to the west (trails 5 and 35)
  • Gaspésie to the east (trail 5)
  • New Brunswick (trails 85, 35)
  • State of Maine to the south (trails 544, 35)

Links:

148, rue Fraser, Rivière-du-Loup (Qc)
G5R 1C8
Phone : 418 867-3015 / 1 800 563-5268
Fax : 418 867-3245

Secure hotels

MOTEL ROYAL, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac

1 888 854-2307 / 418 854-2307

PARC DU MONT-CITADELLE, Saint-Honoré de Témiscouata

1 855 597-2011 / 418 497-2011