The St. Lawrence and fishing…quite the tale!
If you’re touring New Brunswick, I strongly advise you to visit the Homarus Eco-Centre to learn absolutely everything about lobsters. In the mini-hatchery, you can see lobster larva and touch adult lobsters. I loved the seine net fishing activity, which taught me how to identify many species that live on the coast.
Address: Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick
Phone number: 506-878-9315
Musée de la Mer
On the Magdalen Islands, people often use the expression “aux Îles, c’est pas pareil” or “on the Islands, it’s different”. Visiting the Musée de la Mer certainly shows why!
I especially liked the exhibition Vivre aux Îles - Vivre les Îles, a fascinating journey through the history of the Islands’ inhabitants!
Address: 1023 chemin de La Grave, Havre-Aubert, Québec
Phone number: 418-937-5711
Musée de la Gaspésie
The Gaspésie region played a key role in Québec’s colonization. Stopping in at this museum enabled me to discover the rich history of this peninsula and its inhabitants.
I also visited the Centre d'archives de la Gaspésie and found some very interesting historical photos.
Address: 80 boulevard de Gaspé, Gaspé, Québec
Phone number: 418-368-1534
On arriving at this peninsula at Natashquan, we are immersed in the history of fishing in Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.
This breathtaking site is on Grosse-Île, northeast of the Magdalen Islands.
This village is home to the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac historic site, where a series of period warehouses bears witness to the history of fishing in Gaspésie.
This port in southeastern New Brunswick is bustling with lobster fishing and related activities.
A small fishing village, La Tabatière is near the Québec– Newfoundland/Labrador border.
This delightful fishing village is situated on Île Harrington, one of the Côte-Nord region’s many islands.
In this park, just minutes from Montréal, the channels are teeming with life.
At Havre-Aubert, on the Magdalen Islands, is this historical expanse of stones and pebbles.
Baie des Ha ! Ha ! icebound
Located in the Saguenay Fjord, this bay is a Mecca for winter fishing.
Cap-Bon-AmiSymbolizing the battle between land and sea, the Forillon cliffs rise in the distance.