From West to East
Côte-Nord towns and villages West to East
Tadoussac, Sacré-Coeur, Les Bergeronnes, Les Escoumins, Longue-Rive, Portneuf-sur-Mer, Forestville, Colombien, Lac-au-Brochet
The Haute-Côte-Nord spreads out from the majestic Saguenay Fjord in a northeasterly direction along the St. Lawrence River. Only a three-hour drive from Quebec City, the Haute-Côte-Nord is the gateway to the North Shore region.
Between land and sea, the Upper North Shore is :
A majestic territory stretching over 160 km of coastline;
A true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers;
A backcountry of over 10,000 km2 of forests, lakes and rivers;
A welcoming population of just over 10,000 inhabitants, divided among eight municipalities and one Innu community;
A growing tourism industry;
An economic activity with diversified potential;
An exciting region to discover!
A corner of paradise in a charming region where wide open spaces and fresh air reign!
Pessamit, Ragueneau, Chute-aux-Outardes, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Pointe-Lebel, Baie-Comeau, Franquelin, Godbout, Baie-Trinité, Rivière-aux-Outardes
The Manicouagan RCM is an immense territory bordering the St. Lawrence River for more than 140 kilometers. In addition to the eight municipalities and the Innu community that make up the MRC, it has a vast unorganized territory, called the TNO de la Rivière-aux-Outardes, which allows residents and visitors to take advantage of our wide-open spaces to practice outdoor activities. Each of the municipalities of the MRC has its own characteristics and colors. The beauty of the landscapes, the numerous waterways and the proximity of the sea make for incredible images during each visit to the Manicois territory.
Developed around the central city of Baie-Comeau, the MRC is an exceptional region known for the warmth of its citizens and its unmissable attractions. On your next visit, be sure to check out the Daniel-Johnson Dam, the Pointe-des-Monts lighthouse, the heritage districts of Baie-Comeau, the Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park and much more!
Manicouagan, a region of human scale where the quality of life is unparalleled.
Pointe-aux-Anglais, Rivière-Pentecôte, Port-Cartier, Lac-Walker, Gallix, Clarke, Sept-Îles, Uashat, Maliotenam, Moisie
Located in the heart of the Côte-Nord, the Sept-Rivières RCM is a major strategic hub for the development of northern Quebec's natural resources, thanks to its world-class rail and port infrastructure, including the largest mineral port in North America and the industrial facilities of the mining companies Arcelor Mittal and I.O.C. and the Société Ferroviaire et Portuaire de la Pointe-Noire.
In addition, the presence on its territory of Aluminerie Alouette, the largest aluminum smelter in the Americas, ensures economic diversification complemented by fishing, tourism and services activities.
The Sept-Iles Airport, the third largest airport in Quebec, provides daily air travel to major national urban centres, particularly for business and tourism customers.
A dynamic and welcoming environment, different cultures coexist here, including those of the Innu communities of Uasaht and Maliotem and those of the cities of Port-Cartier and Sept Iles in a larger-than-life maritime and forestry environment of more than 38,754 km2.
Fermont, Schefferville, Lac-John, Matimekosh, Kawawachikamach
The territory of the Caniapiscau RCM is very large and includes the cities of Fermont and Schefferville as well as the two Indigenous communities of the Matimekush-Lac John Innu Nation and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach.
The territory covers an area of more than 80,465 km², making it the second largest RCM in Quebec. Urbanized territories occupy less than 5% of the territory's surface area, the other part is composed of unorganized territories.
The MRC is one of the main pillars in the development of communities and its territory. You will be the first surprised to fall under the spell of Caniapiscau. To try it is to adopt it! A huge playground for summer and winter outdoor enthusiasts, a safe and healthy living environment that is available to you. Here, it's friendship, mutual aid, proximity to services and much more!
What does Caniapiscau mean? Of Cree origin, it means “where there is a rocky point that goes into the lake”.
Welcome to Caniapiscau!
Anticosti Island, Rivière-au-Tonnerre, Magpie Rivière-Saint-Jean, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Mingan, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Baie-Johan-Beetz, Aguanish, Natashquan, Nutashkuan, Pointe-Parent
Every regional county municipality (MRC) must maintain a landscaping and urban development scheme that is applicable to its entire territory. The MRC of Minganie's scheme came into effect in June 1988 and is currently being revised. The second major orientation for the MRC of Minganie is to recongnize and establish the Minganie recreational and tourism vocation. The MRC's commitment to developing tourism in the region is firm and wide-spread. Its objective is to diversify its tourism activities, creat new sources of economic development, maintain employment in the tourism sector, promote the Minganie's attractions and further develop the tourism economy.
Kegaska, La Romaine, Unamen Shipu, Chevery, Harrington Harbour, Tête-à-la-Baleine, Mutton Bay, Gros-Mécatina, La Tabatière, Pakuashipi, SAint-Augustin, Vieux-Fort, Bonne-Espérance, Rivière-Saint-Paul, Blanc-Sablon
The Lower North Shore extends from the Natashquan River to the eastern limit of Quebec at Blanc-Sablon. It is a mythical territory where the North Shore inhabitants live mainly from fishing and the natural resources that surround them. With very few roads, people travel by ship Bella Desgagnés and by plane. Located about 1,600 kilometers (994 miles) northeast of Montreal, it stretches for 375 kilometers (233 miles) along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Beginning at the Natashquan River in the west, the Lower North Shore covers a remote area beyond the end of the road. Route 138 begins again at the village of Old Fort and takes you to the eastern end of the Lower North Shore and the border with Labrador. It is known as the Chicoutai Scenic Drive.