February 25, 2024

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4 Memorable Discoveries on the North Shore

4 Memorable Discoveries on the North Shore

With an area of ​​more than 300,000 square kilometers, the North Shore is a vast playground for this summer vacation. Magnificent landscapes, encounters with aboriginal people, and delicious discoveries are the highlights of your journey in this great region of Quebec.

1. A unique guided hike



Uapishka Station / Courtesy

Do you know the Uapishka Mountains, also known as the Groulx Mountains? Spread over an area of ​​5,000 square kilometers with thirty peaks above 1,000 meters, it is now possible to go on a guided hiking adventure in the heart of the boreal forest in a safe manner through Adventure Uapishka. This expedition includes 5 interesting and relevant training courses including how to develop your autonomy, map and compass orientation, a training program and an outdoor nutrition guide to prepare you for this great outdoor adventure.

2. A decadent burger



ORives Pub / Courtesy

O’Reeves Pub on the water’s edge in Portneuf-sur-Mer promises to fill your stomach with its “fisherman’s pub” concept. We go there specifically to taste the famous “Smash Burger” made with three meatballs of elk and ground beef, cheddar cheese, fried onions, all on a brioche bun. Whatever your appetite, guaranteed success. The menu also includes poutines, fish and chips, Côte-Nord flavored rolls and appetizers to share.

  • Info: 1 chemin de la Marina, Portneuf-sur-Mer

3. Find shoes that fit

At Ushat, in the heart of Sept-Ills city, meet designers who will help you find the shoes that suit your needs. Maskisin Economy (Moccasins) invites you to this exhibition of ancestral craftsmanship of this Aboriginal community. You will find shoes, boots, moccasins and other traditional items on site. At this store, we pay tribute to the caribou, we recycle, zero waste and give back to local communities.

  • Info: 136, Boulevard des Montagnais, Uschat
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4. Sleep in a yurt



Campsite Portneuf-sur-Mer / courtesy

With a stunning view of the Portneuf River coastline, the yurts at Camping Portneuf-sur-Mer promise peaceful nights. You’ll find yourself steps from the stunning beach and have access to all of the campsite’s amenities. Surrounded by abundant nature, your yurt has everything you need for a comfortable stay. You can even bring your favorite pet! Starting at $175/night.

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