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Voyages Coste / Spectacular Icebergs in Lower North Shore

Spectacular Icebergs in Lower North Shore

2839$

per person

This exclusive “trip of a lifetime” offered by Voyages CoSte takes you to the edge of the eastern border of Quebec, the end of the North-Shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence.

4 nights/5 days, Round trip flights between Quebec City and Blanc-Sablon

Departure from Quebec City
Price: from $2,839 per person in double occupancy + applicable taxes

Return flights between Quebec and Blanc-Sablon. This exclusive “trip of a lifetime” offered by the Cooperative Voyages CoSte, takes you to the edge of the eastern border of Quebec, the end of the North-Shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence.

A true initiation to the “other Quebec”: that of a maritime way of life that was established thanks to the resilience of settlers and fishermen from “upstream” of the Saint-Lawrence , France, the Island of Jersey, the Basque country, Norway and Iceland, and more recently, from Newfoundland.

After passing over the Saint-Lawrence and the hundreds of kilometres of Lower-North-Shore coastline (seen from above, the landscape looks like lace, composed of rock and lichen that the rest of the boreal forest adheres to, sprinkled with lakes and rivers and a multitude of islands that characterize the outskirts of this remote region of Quebec), your plane sets down on the tarmac of Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (with stops in Sept-Iles-Iles, Natashquan, La Romaine, Chevery and St-Augustin): mythical village because of the distance that once separated it from the large urban centres. Here is where your experience begins, the place Jacques Cartier labelled as the “the land that God gave to Cain”. However, nothing could be further from the truth!

In Blanc-Sablon, and the neighbouring communities that make up the municipality of Bonne-Esperance, a regional lifestyle has clearly been organized with services that only the resilience of the early pioneers and the vitality of the people can explain. We are at the border of Labrador, which you will have a chance to discover after you have traveled along the last section of route #138 to Vieux Fort. Everything here tends to emerge from the fabulous history of great hunting and fishing expeditions that have occurred here through the centuries. You’ll hear residents speaking French and speaking English, some of them are of Eskimo descent: differences within a community of sharing established over more than two hundred kilometres of coastline that you will leave momentarily to go see the icebergs that linger on their way through the Straits of Belle-Isle.

Available from June 06th to July 05th, 2022
Optional: Possibility to add a  Stay of 1N/2D in Battle Harbour starting in June 13th

What your package includes:

Return flights between Quebec and Blanc-Sablon with Air Liaison

Lodging for 4 nights in an Inn, Hotel or B&B;

6 meals: 4 breakfasts and 2 suppers in Rivière-St-Paul and at Aqua Labadie;

Rental of an intermediate sized vehicle or a minivan for the duration of the trip. If you are traveling further than Red Bay, it is mandatory that you take a pickup truck because of the gravel roads past this point;

All of the visits indicated in the program, except those that are optional;

The meetings with the “Coasters”;

The contribution of $20 in support of the Cooperative for a Sustainable Tourism Environment;

What your package does not include:

The meals, excursions or visits not indicated in the program;

The wine and beverages during meals;

Airport fees, tire management fees, registration and $0.20 per kilometre for the rental of a vehicle;

Travel insurance;

Personal expenses;

Gratuities;

Baggage handling

All applicable taxes (TSH, TPS & TVQ) and fees (FICAV 0.35%).

  • Departure
    Available from June 06 to July 05, 2022
  • Include
    Accommodation
    Meal
  • Not Included
    Taxes and fees
    Tips
    Travel insurance
    Personal expenses
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Day 1: Québec City to Blanc-Sablon

Fly with Air Liaison with stopovers in Sept-Iles, Natashquan, Chevery, St-Augustin before arriving at your final destination, Blanc-Sablon.

Departure: Depart from Quebec at 07h15, arrival in Blanc-Sablon at 13:30.
Airline: Air Liaison

* Notice: it is important to arrive at the airport at least one hour before departure, or your reservation could be cancelled.

Your adventure begins as you disembark from your airplane in the village of Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon. After picking up your rental vehicle, you are invited to take a 2-hour boat tour to observe the icebergs. Afterwards, take a few moments to cap off your first afternoon with a visit to the interpretation centre before settling into the Hotel or Inn depending of the vacancy.  In just a few hours, you will have spent an eventful day in a completely different environment.

Meals not included.
Accommodations: hotel or Inn 2* or 3*

Important
* The restaurant, The Crossbar” open from 10:00 - 21:00 from Monday to Saturday and from 15:00 – 21:00 on Sunday. There are also two canteens open during the summer.
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Day 2: Blanc-Sablon | Vieux-Fort (82 km)

After breakfast, depart for the western limit of the last section of route #138 towards the municipality of Bonne Esperance, which groups 3 villages: Middle Bay, Riviere-Saint-Paul and Vieux Fort. During the trip, stop at the Middle Bay Interpretation Centre and the Whitley Museum in Riviere-Saint-Paul. We suggest that you have lunch at the Middle Bay Interpretation Centre. Continue to Vieux Fort where the interpretation panels will teach you about the passage of Jacques Cartier. Enjoy a delicious meal at your B&B before settling in for the night.

Meals: breakfast and supper included, lunch not included
Lodging: Inn or Bed & breakfast.
3

 Day 3: Vieux-Fort | Blanc-Sablon (82 km)

In the morning, meet with Garland Nadeau, a “Coaster” filled with historical facts and anecdotes. On the agenda in the afternoon, we suggest a “land & sea” excursion of approximately 3 hours with the company Aqua Ladadie (scallop farm) who will show you their facilities, the region’s exceptional maritime environment and offer you a seafood supper. Return to Blanc-Sablon for the night.

Meals: breakfast included, lunch on your own and supper Aqua Labadie.
Lodging: Auberge or Hotel
4

Day 4: Blanc-Sablon, visit Labrador

A few kilometres to the east and behold, you are in Labrador. Continue along your route and discover the site of the Point Amour Lighthouse, standing 33 metres tall. It is the tallest lighthouse in the region and the second tallest in Canada. Magnificent landscapes await you. In the afternoon, upon your return to Blanc-Sablon another outing on the water is waiting for you. Duration of the maritime excursion is 2 hours.

Meals: breakfast included, lunch and supper not included.
Lodging: Auberge or Hotel
5

Day 5: Blanc-Sablon, return to Quebec or Montreal

Breakfast included.  Boat tour of 2 hours for Icebergs watching before you depart from this other world. Head to the airport for your 4 pm flight. Arrive in Quebec at 6h10 pm.

There is a stopover in Sept-Iles that will mark the end of your visit on the Québec North-Shore.

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