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Sunset over Kamouraska, Bas St-Laurent, CanadaAccording to National Geographic, Kamouraska has the second most beautiful sunsets in the world after Hawaii.

In addition to its rich architectural and historical heritage, the Bas St-Laurent region is home to some of the most beautiful villages in Quebec, including Cacouna, Kamouraska, Notre-Dame-du-Portage and Saint-Pacôme, all of which are recognized by the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec Association.


Sunset on the banks of the St. Lawrence RiverTaking in a sunset on the banks of the St. Lawrence River is at the top of the list of things to do in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.

It is said that the best sunsets can be seen between Cacouna and Kamouraska. If you are staying in the area, just kick off your shoes, sink your feet in the sand and savour this magical moment, brought to you by Mother Nature herself.


Kamouraska aerial view, Bas-St-Laurent Since the days of Jacques Cartier, sailors from the world over have travelled the St. Lawrence River and its estuary. The Route des Navigateurs bears witness to the history of this great waterway and the settlement of its shores.

You will go through a string of quiet villages whose Victorian riverfront homes recall the turn-of the-century resort era.

The section of Route 132 between La Pocatière and Kamouraska is especially scenic and showcases the beauty of the St. Lawrence River.


Village of Kamouraska, Bas -St-Laurent Kamouraska is one of the most typical villages in Bas St-Laurent and a member of the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec network. In days gone by, Kamouraska was one of Quebec's most popular holiday destinations because of its superb scenery, its rich architectural heritage and its proximity to the river.

Visit the eel interpretation centre, the Site d’Interprétation de l’Anguille, to learn all about Kamouraska's traditional eel fishing trade. You can even sample some smoked eel!

Cost: $8 pEr adult, free for children under 6.
Season: June to early October, Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Site d'Interprétation de l'Anguille : 205 Ave Morel, Kamouraska / 418-492-3935

Where to eat

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  • $$ Moderate
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This café-bistro, with its magnificent patio overlooking the river and the Kamouraska islands, offers simple comfort food prepared with fresh quality ingredients. The menu includes lamb, guinea fowl, eel, charcuteries, sturgeon, local artisanal cheeses and other Québec specialties. Low season (May, June, September, October), friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer (July-August), daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

76 Avenue Morel, kamouraska / 418-308-0739


The restaurant at Auberge sur Mer, on the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River, offers fine regional cuisine created using the best regional ingredients and specialties. It will be a meal you won't forget! Reservations are highly recommended.

363 Route du Fleuve, Notre-Dame-du-Portage / 418-862-0642


Ideally located in a magnificent period house overlooking the river, this microbrewery is worth a detour for its artisanal beer, brewed over a wood fire. The menu features snacks such as pepper-smoked mackerel, homemade pogos, sausages, cheese curds, accompanied by plenty of nuts and olives. Open daily from 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

265 Route 132 ouest, St-André-de-Kamouraska / 418-493-2222


Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon

Dates: August 30 to September 3, 2018

Description: The Carrefour is a charming musical rendez-vous that explores the versatility of the accordion while highlighting its important place in our collective musical heritage. Each edition celebrates a diversity of musical styles, with activities for everyone: outdoor concerts, conferences, exhibits, children's activities, a museum and evening dances.

Festival de l'Oie Blanche

Dates: October 4 to 8, 2018 

Description: Montmagny, the snow goose capital, invites visitors to celebrate the arrival of 600,000 snow geese in the region. Bird watching, sampling and interpretation, theme-based days (folklore, family), meals with goose recipes and various competitions make this a fun festival for the whole family.

Atlantic Provinces

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  • Road Trip
  • 15 days
$1627 / adult



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Beautiful sunset and nice visit and dinner in Kamouraska!

Monday July 30, 2018 - Anonymous

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