A 5 DAY ITINERARY THAT WILL MAKE YOU DISCOVER MEMORABLE MARITIME CULTURAL SITES!
• Stop #1: Centre d'interprétation de Baie-du-Febvre
Learn more about this important staging area for the Greater Snow Geese and its rare and beautiful flood plains in the heart of the Lake St. Pierre Biosphere Reserve. Natural observation areas will bring you in a unique but fragile universe.
• Stop #2: Centre de la biodiversité
This interpretation center of the St. Lawrence River's biodiversity is about a myriad of species. Whether by going to the exhibits: "The Prehistory Giants Come Back", the multimedia immersive experience "Journey to the bottom of the Saint-Laurent" or an outdoor visit of the urban fauna, come and gain new knowledge in a pleasant way.
• Stop #3: Domaine Joly de Lotbinière
Renown to be one of the most beautiful garden in North America, you will discover more than 2 300 varieties of plants, including over 300 new plants distributed in 11 gardens. All kinds of activities await you: walks in the gardens and the forest, bird watching, photography, exhibits at the beautiful Pointe Platon House and a stroll on the Rivershore.
• Stop #4: Old-Lévis and its Chantier A.C. Davie
It's the most beautiful panoramic view of Québec. It's also a great place to have a coffee or an ice cream on Bégin street. It's the cycle and pedestrian path: Parcours des Anses and to learn more in the museums and interpretation center. LHNC du Chantier A.C. Davie will make you dive into the history of one of the most famous Québec's shipyards. On one of the most beautiful day of summer, we get together at Quai Paquet to enjoy the fountains and Food truck.
• Stop #5: Musée Maritime du Québec
You must step aboard their two historical boats. Afterwards, enter the museum to visit the exhibitions and the impressive boathouse. Don't forget to stop in front of the imposing collection of boat models. In the summer, participate in the family activities on Saturday and the coffee talks on Sunday. For a perfect plan, have a picnic near the river and let yourself be tempted by the Quebecois creations of Le Cabestan boutique.
• Stop #6 : Musée de la mémoire vivante
A museum dedicated to people. Hear about the lifestyles and events from the past by people who lived them. The permanent exhibition: "Dinner Memories" and the temporary exhibitions will please you. The museum is located in the heart of a park, which encompasses patrimony, outdoor activities, garden, and none the least: an access to the St. Lawrence River.
• Stop #7 : Seigneurie des Aulnaies
La Seigneurie des Aulnaies is a unique combination preserved in time. It has a victorian manor built according to Baillargé's plans, a flour mill still operating and a country estate. With historical characters from this time period, visit the manor with its lavish interiors and the village mill with the largest bucket wheel in operation in Québec.
• Stop # 8 : Site Interprétation de l'Anguille
A practitioner of eel fishing for over 50 years, the owner of this family business now shares her knowledge of this traditional Kamouraska trade with visitors. Learn about old-time and modern techniques, eel traps and nets and more.
• Stop #9: Station exploratoire du Saint-Laurent
Maritime site featuring exhibits on the secrets of the St. Lawrence. Come touch a starfish, taste seaweed and shoreline plants, marvel at whale and seal skeletons, watch films about the marine environment, and observe coastal wildlife through spotting scopes.
• Arrêt #10 : Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père
Empress of Ireland Museum : live the history of this steamship and its terrible sinking in 1914 which remains the greatest maritime tragedy in Canadian history. Over 200 objects, photos, videos, archival documents and written testimonies will make you relive this tragic event. Onondaga submarine : do the self-guided audio tour and discover what life was like for the 70 men aboard. Pointe-au-Père lighthouse: climb up the 128 steps of one of the highest lighthouses in Canada.
Event: Rendez-vous Ô Fleuve, August 10th to 12th, 2017, Bécancour