North Shore (Quebec)

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The North Shore or Côte-Nord is a region of Quebec on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In 2011, it had about 95,000 residents in an area about the size of Italy. It is divided into two tourist regions: Duplessis and Manicouagan.
The Duplessis region is known for the vastness of its natural spaces, boreal forest, outdoor activities, kitesurfing, beaches, islands, whales, aurora borealis and natural resources. It is a popular destination for hunting and fishing. During the winter season, it is known for its snowmobile trails and snowkiting (where people use kite power to glide on snow or ice). It offers a great diversity, from old fishing villages, to young dynamic and industrial cities, to native communities and to English-speaking villages.
The Manicouagan region's coast overlooks the magnificent St. Lawrence River with cliffs that frame the imposing Saguenay Fjord. Its salt marshes welcome 175 species of birds. It offers salmon fishways, whales that swim in the river, vast boreal forest, the tundra, bubbling rivers and the deep lakes of its hinterland. This grandiose setting gave birth to a hydroelectric empire dominated by the largest multi-vaulted dam in the world, the Daniel-Johnson Dam (Manic-5). This area is ideal for hiking, camping, scuba diving, sea kayaking, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling, and covers a vast area of ​​wilderness that will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts.


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