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.Show more