The 10 Best Things to Do in Riviere du Loup, Quebec
Discover the best top things to do in Riviere du Loup, Canada including Ile aux Lievres, Parc des Chutes, Riviere-du-Loup & Saint-Simeon Ferry, Phare du Pot a l'Eau-de-Vie, Parc de la Pointe, Parc cotier Kiskotuk, Parc du Campus-et-de-la-Cite, Parc des Chutes Et de la Croix, Manoir Fraser, Station Exploratoire du Saint-Laurent (St. Lawrence Exploration Centre).
1. Ile aux Lievres
5 based on 100 reviews
Île aux Lièvres, an incredible hiker’s paradise!Tapered at the ends, this island reminds some of a ship, while others consider it the world’s smallest continent! An impressive 13 kilometers in length, it cannot be fully explored in one day. Discover natural lookouts, explore deserted beaches edged in brier roses, find a seal dozing on the upper part of the beach… Both wild and inviting, Île aux Lièvres will enchant you.Ten kilometers across the water from Rivière du Loup, Île aux Lièvres is one of the best kept secrets of the estuary! Get there in just twenty minutes aboard a Duvetnor boat. The network of hiking trails is vast and diverse (45 km), with trails ranging in difficulty from novice to expert, the level of each clearly marked on the map you will receive upon landing. As a bonus, there are no dangerous animals, no stinging plants (no poison ivy, in particular), and far fewer mosquitoes than on the coast. Plus, refreshing ocean breezes, dwarf forests, escarpments, endless beaches, driftwood… And yes-scores of memories to be made (camera a must)!
Reviewed By John V - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada
Natural oasis to be cherished
This is a spectacular location for observing nature. The island is operated by the Duvetnor Foundation who control access for various activities. Access is booked through the Foundation office at Riviera du Loup and you are taken there by a scheduled moto
2. Parc des Chutes
4.5 based on 237 reviews
Reviewed By RoadTripRoger - Putnam, ConnecticutPutnam, Connecticut
Nice trail system from easy to difficult
Just so you know, most of the falls are artificial (provided by a hydroelectric facility) but impressive and fun nonetheless. Good system of trails, marked from easy to difficult. Good place to stop and stretch your legs if you're traveling along Route 20
3. Riviere-du-Loup & Saint-Simeon Ferry
4 based on 183 reviews
Reviewed By LennyBK - Neptune City, New JerseyNeptune City, New Jersey
Not an attraction and no whales
Nice ferry ride from San Simeon. Very efficient moving cars on and off. Biggest problem I found was no reservations which meant you had to get there at least 2 hours before boarding for a one hour trip..everyone involved with the operation though was very
4. Phare du Pot a l'Eau-de-Vie
5 based on 35 reviews
THE POT CRUISECruise around Îles du Pot à l'Eau de Vie (without landing). Highly diverse marine birds (before late July), beautiful scenery, fascinating commentary on maritime history (contraband, mariner's store, and more).ÎLES DU POT CRUISESpend a few hours away from it all in the middle of the St. Lawrence! Discover the flora, fauna, and surprising maritime history of this little archipelago with your guide.
Reviewed By ooglkik - Goose Bay NLGoose Bay NL
A must for all romantic adventurous people. The food, the staff, the atmosphere made so it was one of the best nights of our holiday. Even if we so happened to be there during Hurricane Irene. The best place to disconnect from daily routine and totally re
5. Parc de la Pointe
4.5 based on 114 reviews
Reviewed By AleksBear - Hamilton, CanadaHamilton, Canada
Not as pretty as I thought it'd be. Exploration centre was high-priced.
I love nature and discovering new outdoor places but this was a disappointment. The mountains across the river were beautiful, don't get me wrong, but the scenery lacked that jaw-dropping effect. It was overcast and foggy so that may have affected my over
6. Parc cotier Kiskotuk
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Kiskotuk: Land revealed at low tide, in Maliseet Parc côtier Kiskotuk is nearly 30 kilometres of breathtaking coastal scenery – where the St. Lawrence Estuary, mountains, marshes and islands come together in perfect harmony with farms and fields. The park is organized around seven Discovery Areas distributed along the coast in the municipalities of Cacouna, L’Isle-Verte and Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Île Verte) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. Come fall under the spell of the St. Lawrence and breathe the salt breeze off the estuary as you enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the park or stay in the cabins and campsites surrounded by captivating landscapes!
Reviewed By PattiL972 - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada
A spectacular park.
My husband and I were excited to discover this park, because we were enjoying a trip to Eastern Canada, with our bikes on top of our car. We spent about three or four hours cycling eastward, and then turned around, rode back a couple of hours, then headed
7. Parc du Campus-et-de-la-Cite
4.5 based on 8 reviews
Reviewed By AleksBear - Hamilton, CanadaHamilton, Canada
A beautiful little park located next to an Visitor Info centre w/ Washrooms
A very beautiful park with interesting, fun little play structure. There is ample parking with a visitor centre & washrooms on the grounds. It even features a skatepark and beautiful night lighting. A great place for a nice picnic or walk, or to relax whi
8. Parc des Chutes Et de la Croix
4 based on 30 reviews
Reviewed By travellingsinclairs - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada
Well Worth a Detour when Heading to the Maritimes.
A side trip to Riviere du Loop is capped off by a great dam and waterfall tumbling into the St Lawrence. Superio views and look out spots lie throughlout this park which has numerous hiking trails. A must see and worth the hike.
9. Manoir Fraser
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Reviewed By tftynan - Yonkers, New YorkYonkers, New York
This IS the history of the area. If you are in the vicinity I suggest you go. It is of course interesting and a bit surprising. Considering you are in a very French area, the actual background was all new to me. I picked up a sweatshirt and wear it with P
10. Station Exploratoire du Saint-Laurent (St. Lawrence Exploration Centre)
4.5 based on 17 reviews
Reviewed By Sveta P - MontrealMontreal
We met people that are really passioned by nature. Excursions that we got were very knowledgeable and fun. We really loved the one around aquarium! So beautiful sea animals and plants! And we were allowed to touch them! Thank you do much!