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Pot-à-l'Eau-de-Vie, Riviere du Loup
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  • A night with friends, dinner and breakfast included, this is very nice. Exploring nature for 24 hours, on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River it's magic, as long as it is nice!
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  • Duvetnor company is a non-profit founded in 1979 by Jean Bédard. The company now owns 8 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. This company offers eco-tourism products in the islands located in the region of Rivière-du-Loup. It is by collecting and selling the Eiderdown, one of the best quilts in the world that the company began to buy these islands in the St. Lawrence River. Today, the Islands pilgrims of Saint-André-de-Kamouraska (integral protection zone), the islands of the Pot to the brandy and the Hare Island all belong to this organization. The island to the hares is Jacques Cartier on his 2nd trip in 1535 who called him so because there were a lot of hares. The island is 13km and you can practice hiking on 45 km of trails. Cycling is prohibited. You can go wild camping, rent a cottage (a total of 5 cottages) or spend a night at the Inn. It contains a dozen rooms. At the Inn package includes the crossing, the night, and meals for a day. You can also spend a few hours on the island. Island-du-Pot to the brandy this archipelago consisting of 3 Islands is located 8 km from the coast. Arrival on the island by boat is from a removable staircase. We visit the lighthouse which was built in 1860, abandoned in 1964 and restored in 1989. This Lighthouse is converted into hostel 3 rooms decorated like at the time. Guests are entitled to 2 meals, a snack, the night at the lighthouse, crossing back and forth and commented cruise. Trail access is allowed after the nesting of birds. Must be booked at least a year in advance for this hostel. Other packages: Tour boat or tour of the lighthouse - boat Tour * Tour the Pot *, duration: 1 h 30, departure at 12:30, adult: $ 25.00. From June 3 to September 25, 2016 our excursion for an afternoon - tour of the lighthouse and boat tour, duration: 3 hours, starting 14: 00, 17: 00 back, adult: $50.00 (taxes included), 12-passenger boat. From June 17 to September 18, 2016 the price includes: the crossing back and forth, visit the lighthouse, hiking with the guide on a part of the island. Dominique, our charming guide told us the maritime history of the archipelago and gave us lots of information about the flora and fauna. To complete the tour, a snack served us on the outdoor terrace overlooking the archipelago. The snack includes cakes House, fruit, coffee and tea. We also enjoyed our captain, Francis, a native of the Gaspé Peninsula. -Best time to see birds: June - birds: Razorbills, cormorants, Eider down, gulls, murres mirror, 2000 nests of ducks on this archipelago--Duvetnor: does it mean * North down * bring the protection of sunscreen and repellent congratulations to Jean Bédard and all those who took part in this project. A legacy for Québec!
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  • Great place, great accommodation, great service, fine cuisine and you are looking for. An experience of a night and a day is sufficient in view of the small size of the island and preservation. Nice boat arriving with lucky tour we crossed of belugas.
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  • This beacon put 1862, on the St. Lawrence River, and it was abandoned for 100 years. In 1989, he, Phoenix, revived, as a hotel. In the Elysee Federal only three double rooms and a common living room, decorated in the spirit of the last century. However, for fans of nedotorkanogo environment and bird symphonies is a wonderful offbeat option. The telescope on the tower you can observe birds.
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  • We did the small boat to the island from the lighthouse cruise and tour of the Islands, with explanations by a guide professional and courteous, really loved it! For $ 25 is guaranteed fun! We even saw beluga whales!
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  • Unique place in the world, go live the moment of a day or a night in one of the most beautiful lighthouse of Canada located on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence facing Rivière du loup River. We spent a magical night we will never forget.
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