Located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Bas-Saint-Laurent has a population of about 200,000 inhabitants. Its shoreline, which boasts fertile soil, follows the river on 320 kilometers. Moreover, the region possesses nine rivers and fourteen lakes, including Lake Témiscouata and Lake Matapédia, the two largest stretches of water in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Rimouski, home to the region's university and known for its salty breeze, is the most densely populated conurbation. Its atmosphere is at times urban, at times country like.
Nature lovers will rejoice at the great number of parks in Bas-Saint-Laurent, such as Parc national du Bic, Parc de la Pointe in Rivière-du-Loup, Parc du Mont-Comi in Saint-Donat and Réserve nationale de faune de la Baie-de-L'Isle-Verte.
Known for its greatness, the architectural heritage of Bas-Saint-Laurent comprises several buildings listed among the Québec Cultural Heritage Register. For instance, Kamouraska's former courthouse, a Second Empire style structure, dates back to 1889. In a similar way, Rivière-Ouelle's former presbytery, built in 1882, is a magnificent construction topped with a mansard roof. Let's not forget the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, which was completed in 1923, and the Domaine seigneurial Fraser, an estate built in 1829, which includes a two-story red brick manor.
A variety of historic sites and museums such as the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada, Fort Ingall in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac and the Économusée of maple syrup making and alcoholic beverages in the municipality of Auclair convey the historical charm of the region.
Festival goers will enjoy rustic-style Sundays at the Dimanches champêtres des Chapais in Saint-Denis, medieval-themed activities at the Feste Médiévale de Saint-Marcellin, and jazz music at the Festi Jazz international de Rimouski, just to name a few.
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