Visit Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer, between Rimouski and Sainte-Flavie, halfway between Bas Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie. A must-see little paradise in which you can enjoy a wide variety of activities and find places to escape with your friends and family.
If you are going to Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer and don’t want to miss the musts, follow this guide!
Discover a postcard landscape every night. The sunsets are known to be amongst the most beautiful in the province. The best way to know if it’s true is to see it with your own eyes. 😉 We recommend that you rent a paddle board to enjoy it to the fullest!
It is in fact a location favored by many artists, and the site of many movie sets.
Enjoy a 2,5 km fine sand beach which is known to be amongst the most beautiful beaches in Quebec. Ideal to relax with friends or family! For those who don’t want to get wet, we recommend a nice kilometer long walk that attracts a lot of tourists, especially in the summer. But the tourists are not the only ones to love this magical view; the locals can’t get enough of it.
Throughout your walk, you can observe many sculptures carved during the Sculpturales, which take place every year in August, and beautiful colored houses that reflect the town.
Sculpturales, the August event
For a whole week, take part in an iconic and recreational event designed to highlight the work of many professional sculptors, who each create a massive work of art in a piece of wood.
The Navigateur Ste-Luce accommodation, a safe haven at the heart of Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer
The best way to enjoy all those activities is to stay at the heart of Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer. The Navigateur Ste-Luce’s cabins will bring you comfort and authenticity in the middle of a protected nature.
This site has been considered as the area’s best accommodation for more than 20 years. A new administration recently took over the place, making it more modern and offering better customer service.
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The Carpinteri vineyard, Italy two steps away from you
A unique and surprising place, impossible to find on the other side of the Atlantic. The Carpinteri vineyard is located about one hour drive from Sainte-Luce. You don’t need to go to Italy to get a glimpse of its landscapes, architecture and food. Discover this magnificent villa at the heart of the vineyards by tasting delicious Mediterranean dishes. The site offers a virtual visit, but we recommend that you keep the element of surprise for your eyes and taste buds.
A bike ride up to the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse
This historic lighthouse is located in Rimouski, about 10 km away from Sainte-Luce. Built in 1909 to the will of the Canadian government to help navigation on the St. Lawrence River at the beginning of the 20th century, it has now been recognized as a federal heritage building since 1990.
Enjoy a bike ride along the coastline, where you can see charming fancy houses made of natural or colored cedar shingles and breathe in the salty air of the sea. As a post-exercise comfort, a majestic view of the river awaits you, at a height of 33 meters.
Discover one of the monuments that found itself at the heart of the worst Canadian maritime tragedy when the Empress of Ireland sank while enjoying the vastness of the river and the beauty of nature.
The must-see Bic National Park
This park, located 15 km West of Rimouski and about 30 minutes by car from Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer, is a must to see if you are around.
This park is known for its beauty, but not only that:
- It also is an excellent place for the observance of harbour seals, common eiders and vultures.
- This nature is home to the highest concentration of American porcupine in North America.
- It is also a place favourable to the discovery of a third of the species of Quebec’s vascular plants (sub-Arctic and alpine-Arctic plants).
L'APPÂT buvette, a restaurant that you will soon recommend yourself
Ideally located in a casual atmosphere, L’APP T buvette offers a menu that evolves based on arrivals and the availability of local products, in addition to highlighting the area’s own producers.
The patio on the edge of the river is also the perfect spot to spend enjoyable moments in the sun. The menu includes a wide selection of Quebec wines and private imports, cocktails and microbrewery beers coming from here and abroad.
Le Ketch, the must-try microbrewery in Sainte-Flavie
The Sainte-Flavie municipality is located on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, 10 minutes away from Saint-Luce-sur-Mer. This microbrewery’s atmosphere is maritime, welcoming and modern. If you have the chance to pass by that spot at the time of the sunset, stop by and enjoy beers from Gaspésie while admiring a beautiful view. The team has elaborated a special menu for groups containing specialties coming from Gaspésie and abroad.
As this is a very popular destination, we recommend that you book online on their website before you visit.
La distillerie du St. Laurent, the pioneer in microdistillation in Quebec
This little independent brewery, born from a friendship, makes artisan spirits from the area’s raw materials. The two friends, who became owners, started by creating a gin inspired from their land, infused with seaweed. Since then, the distillery has been producing Whisky from local grain as well as Acerum, a new category of spirits made from the distillation of maple syrup.
In summer as in winter, we highly recommend you to go visit the place to taste the local spirits and meet these two talented craftsmen.