Kamouraska Travel Guide

  • Some of the most beautiful sunsets in the province
    Some of the most beautiful sunsets in...
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  • Old lighthouse in Saint-André
    Old lighthouse in Saint-André
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  • Sylvain enjoyig lunch at the Breughel microbrewery
    Sylvain enjoyig lunch at the Breughel...
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Kamouraska Things to Do

  • See the most beautiful sunsets in Quebec

    Sunsets in Kamouraska are supposed to be among the nicest ones in all of Quebec, and after spending three evenings there, I find it hard to argue with this statement. It's truly worth spending at least part of an evening along the river to see the wonderful spectacle of colors in which the whole village seems to bask. To get an idea of how...

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  • Catch some of the action near the old...

    It shouldn't come as a surprise that a small place like Kamouraska hasn't got much nightlife. The thing to do once you're done enjoying yet another fantastic dinner in one of the town's restaurants is to go for a walk - this will allow you to digest your meal, watch Kamouraska's amazing sunsets, and mix it up with the locals (just don't forget to...

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  • Walking along Mississippi Road

    Mississippi Road is described as one of the province's most beautiful country roads, and I've no trouble believing it! Picturesque is the word that comes to mind when I think of this small road we walked along on the way back to the village of St-Germain after hiking the Caburon trail. In fact, even though the terrain along Mississippi Road is...

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  • A yummy visit to La Fée Gourmande

    This small chocolate factory is owned by a very friendly chocolate maker who might be just as excited to make you discover his products as you will be to taste them! La Fée Gourmande offers a great selection of fine chocolates as well as delicious homemade sorbets. Some of the flavors offered are rather surprising, but the more original they are,...

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  • Hiking the Caburon trail

    When I asked one of my friends who's familiar with the Kamouraska region where the best spot was for hiking, he suggested we look up the Caburon trail and boy, was he ever right! Located in St-Germain-de-Kamouraska, this 4-km trail takes you through an old-growth forest to the very top of the hills, from where you get a fantastic view of the St....

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  • A visit to the Maison Chapais

    I thought this seemed like the most interesting museum in the Kamouraska region, so we decided to add it to our itinerary. Located in Saint-Denis-De La Bouteillerie, just 9 km east of Kamouraska, the Maison Chapais was built in 1833 for Jean-Charles Chapais and his family. Chapais was an enterprising man, who first ran a general store and post...

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Kamouraska Restaurants

  • Fine dining in a charming & cosy setting

    L'Auberge des Îles is where I dropped off my friend Cécile a couple years ago and I remembered how lovely this 19th century home was so I really wanted to go back for a meal. It's one of the fanciest restaurants in town, not necessarily in terms of atmosphere, which is warm and cosy, but in terms of the dishes served. We ended up going for...

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  • For a more traditional atmosphere

    Whereas most restaurants in Kamouraska seem to target a clientele essentially made up of tourists, this restaurant caters a bit more to the local crowd, which does not mean that visitors might not enjoy it. The atmosphere is just a bit more casual and the menu is pretty extensive, but somewhat less refined than what you find elsewhere in the...

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  • Great little cafe in Kamouraska

    I spotted this place for breakfast as soon as we got to Kamouraska, but we ended up going for dinner first. On a cool day after a long bike ride, its chicken pot pie was exactly what I needed! Located in old stables near the village church, the menu at Café du Clocher, like that of many restaurants in Kamouraska, features almost exclusively local...

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  • A must-stop in Kamouraska

    Located in a beautiful Victorian home across the street from the village church, this German bakery opened in 1995. It was love that brought Jochen Niemand to settle in Kamouraska, and you can almost taste it in his recipes - his incredible whole wheat breads are so good they are served at restaurants all over town (don't be surprised at how heavy...

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  • Delicious food in a fabulous atmosphere

    The weather forecast predicted rain on the evening we were supposed to go to Côté Est so we had made up our mind to eat inside the charming old presbytary, but as it turns out the evening was a gorgeous, sunny one so we were happy to grab a spot on the bistro's porch facing the St. Lawrence River. This restaurant prides itself on creating meals...

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  • Yummy tapas by the sea

    L'Amuse-Bouche is located in a lovely ancestral home just by the St. Lawrence River, and to take full advantage of its prime location, the owners have made sure to offer plenty of outdoor seating (reservations may be necessary). The menu features a wide selection of tapas-style dishes, something the waiter - who happened to be very friendly -...

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Kamouraska Shopping

  • Another gourmet shop worth checking out!

    Yes, another food and drink shopping tip, but what can i say? Kamouraska is a delicious destination! And it all these flavours come together at the Magasin General, which sells more local products than any other place in town so if you only have time to visit one of the stores, make sure you stop at this one. You'll find everything you need in this...

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  • To satisfy your late (or early) night...

    Le Comptoir Gourmand des Jardins Kamouraska is a brand new food counter in Kamouraska and what distinguishes it the most from other stores in town is that it's actually open late (10:00 pm) so people tend to gather there in the evening to snack on ice cream or grab some delicious pastries for the next morning. We ended up going on a couple of...

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  • Not quite your typical corner store

    Jardin du Bedeau is the closest thing to a corner store you'll get in Kamouraska but, like everything else in the village, it has so much more to offer. Sure you'll be able to pick up some milk and chewing gum, but if you're looking for coffee, get ready for an amazing selection of fine coffees from the local Brûlerie de l'Est. Indeed. Jardin du...

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Kamouraska Local Customs

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    Opening hours in Kamouraska, QC

    by Jefie Updated Aug 8, 2013

    The picture attached pretty much sums it up! Kamouraska is a town that comes to life in the summertime, from the end of June to the beginning of September (typically between St-Jean-Baptiste and the Labor Day weekend). Most shops are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, with only a few exceptions. It's no use getting up too early since you most likely won't be able to have breakfast before 8:00 am, which for me was a great excuse to stay in bed a little later than usual :o)

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Kamouraska Sports & Outdoors

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    Another stop for lunch, this time in St-Pac��me 4 more images

    by Jefie Written Aug 2, 2013

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    Although we discovered many things that were worth seeing in Kamouraska, our main reason for going there in the first place was to bike along the river and the backcountry. Doing so brought us through the villages of Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Sainte-Hélène-de-Kamouraska, Saint-Pascal-de-Kamouraska, Saint-Philippe-de-Néri, Saint-Pacôme, Rivière-Ouelle and St-Denis-De la Bouteillerie. Although none had quite as much to offer as Kamouraska did, they were each charming in their own way. The road was relatively flat, which made for a very easy ride (except when the wind picked up along the river!). We did an eastern loop and a western loop, starting and ending in Kamouraska both times, for a total of 122.5 km! In fact, we had so much that I've already picked the location of our next bicycle escapade, so stay tuned for more cycling adventures!

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Kamouraska Favorites

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    Tourist Information Centre in Kamouraska

    by Jefie Updated Aug 3, 2013

    Favorite thing: Even though, as I mentioned in my introduction, Kamouraska tends to fly under the radar, the tourist industry in the region is very well developped, The Kamouraska tourist info Website is full of very useful information, but given how little time I had to prepare for this trip (less than 24h), I didn't have time to print any of the online brochures so instead we stopped by the Tourism Office when we got to Kamouraska. Located behind the village church, it's small but it's got everything you need, including restrooms and very friendly and knowledgeable staff who will help you make the most of your stay in the region. We picked up a guide and a cycling map of the region, and got a few restaurant recommendations at the same time. But if you do have a bit more time to plan your trip, here's the link to their Website from which you can get lots of info and order free brochures: http://www.tourismekamouraska.com/. You can also contact them by e-mail at info@tourismekamouraska.com or by phone at 418-856-5040.

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