Chaudiere-Appalaches...Fertile valleys and mountains in harmony with the river! The region extends from the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Québec City, to the United States border. Bordering the St. Lawrence for over 200 km, the region is crossed by the Rivière Chaudière and by the Appalachian mountains. This region, with its coastal, agricultural and mining vistas, showcases the many faces of Québec's nature and culture. In this bird-watchers' paradise, you can observe flocks of snow geese during their spring and fall migrations! In summer and winter alike, practice your favourite sport in one of the region's beautiful parks.
Visit the sculpture mecca, where for 3 generations, the artisans of SAINT-JEAN-PORT-JOLI depict French Canadian customs and habits through works of art. Sculpture is for Saint-Jean-Port-Joli as music is for Oxford or theatre is for Stratford. Each June ten artists are selected from applicants to create a sculpture at "Symposium Internationale de la Sculpture." This region's history is especially rich. In the middle of the St. Lawrence River, GROSSE ILE dominates the archipelago of L'Isle-aux-Grues. Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the tragic events experienced by the Irish immigrants. The commemoration on this site is also based on the role the island played from 1832-1937 as a quarantine station for the Port of Québec, long the main port of arrival for immigrants to Canada. White geese capital, MONTMAGNY is a must on any nature lover's itinerary. Every October, the people of Montmagny invite visitors from far and wide for the Festival de l'Oie blanche which heralds the arrival of these magnificent birds at the Montmagny flats. The city also boasts a remarkable architectural heritage, particularly notable on the streets beside Rivière du Sud in Montmagny's city center, where outdoor cafés, restaurants, inns, boutiques and other businesses have taken up shop in stately old homes, creating an inviting atmosphere for strolling and relaxing. Discover minerals from all over the world and the mining history of the area at the THETFORD MINES Mineralogical and Mining Museum Take a guided tour in a labmobile, a bus specially designed for tours of one of the largest open-pit asbestos mines in Québec.
Enjoy the bountiful nature of Chaudière-Appalaches!