From moose to humpback whale, Canada goose to great blue heron, more than 650 types of vertebrate—including 90 mammal and 300 bird species—inhabit Québec’s carefully preserved territory. Many can be seen in the wilderness or glimpsed by chance during nature walks. This applies equally to migratory birds, land mammals—including cervids (white-tailed deer, moose, caribou), bears and beavers—and marine mammals like the many whales that call the St. Lawrence estuary home.
Nature lovers will want to catch the upstream migration of Atlantic salmon in the fishways—and, with a little luck and patience, the springtime “rolling” of the capelin on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Plan your stay
Bioparc de la Gaspésie
Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre
Route bleue de la Gaspésie
Parc de la Pointe
Société d'écologie de la batture du Kamouraska (SEBKA)
Fjord en Kayak
Sept Îles Archipelago