Love wide open spaces and the great outdoors? Duplessis is nature at its best! There's so much to choose from-sail or sea kayak your way round the Mingan or Sept Îles archipelagos, get up close and personal with our huge parks and tourist sites, or hike along the scenic trails of our coastal villages. Whether sea kayaking, walking, or scuba diving is your thing, our beautiful local attractions are yours to discover!
Parks and Tourist Sites
The region's parks and tourist sites are a great place to discover its rich diversity of flora and fauna. You'll love the spectacular scenery, with its lakes and rivers and panoramic views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Whatever your favorite activity, Duplessis is the perfect place to enjoy it!
From Rivière-Pentecôte to Blanc-Sablon, the endless waters of Duplessis offer countless diving opportunities! Discover the wealth of marine plants and sea creatures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy breathtaking waterscapes of starfish, anemones, soft coral, and crabs. Seek out our islands and shipwrecks and explore the many underwater delights that await divers of all levels. You won't want to miss the boat!
Parks, beaches, islands, forests, mountains-the Duplessis region harbors an impressive variety of scenery for hikers. Any walk in our part of the world is guaranteed to take you through some stunning surroundings. Each landscape is as spectacular as the last, be it along the coast, on an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, high up in the mountains of the Caniapiscau backcountry, or down by the bay in Sept-Îles. Plus every walk is another unique chance to get to know our region's plants and wildlife.
What better way to visit the Duplessis coastline than by taking a sea kayak to quietly explore its attractions while enjoying the thrill of a lifetime! Dreaming of an experience that will put you in direct contact with the many islands that dot our waters or with birds and marine mammals that may be just meters away? Our interpretive guides and seasoned instructors will tell you everything you need to know to stay safe.
Fun on the Water
Bathed by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and hundreds of rivers and lakes, the Duplessis region is the place water sports fans dream of to show their mettle. Canoe-camping expeditions on our rivers, canoe excursions across our lakes, explorations of our archipelagos and islands, and scuba diving are just for starters where we come from! Or why not visit us on your own boat and dock at local marinas: there's plenty of room for everyone!
Sail along the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast and discover Duplessis's hidden side. Whales and seals reign supreme here. Explore the Sept-Îles and Mingan archipelagos with their migratory bird sanctuaries, or learn to sail a trimaran. Experienced sailors can head for the rugged and mysterious landscapes of Basse-Côte-Nord, where coves and bays provide shelter between the small town harbors along your route. Check with municipalities for more details.