Icebergs in the Saint-Lawrence River in may?
You may be surprised by learning that you can see spectacular icebergs in the Saint-Lawrence River, and it is actually true between April and May. Even if forgotten by tourists, spring is the ideal season to watch these majestic ice mountains in the Basse-Côte-Nord region.
During this time, icebergs from Greenland are pushed towards the south, in the Saint-Lawrence River, by a cold stream coming from Labrador. These impressive icy masses come in all shapes and sizes and leave no one indifferent.
Icebergs season offers incredible landscapes and a trip to the core of the province of Quebec. This is a great experience that will leave you amazed by the Basse-Côte-Nord region and its well-kept secrets.
The Bella Desgagné ship
A spring cruise is one of the best ways to discover these incomparable landscapes. During the months of April and May, come aboard the Bella Desgagné ship, a comfortably equipped passenger freighter, and go for an expedition from Rimouski to Blanc-Sablon, the most eastern village of Quebec, passing by the mythical island of Anticosti.
Discover eleven towns and coastal villages, often unreachable by land, such as Port-Meunier, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Natashquan, Kegaska, La Romaine, Harrington Harbour, Tête-à-la-Baleine, La Tabatière, and Saint-Augustin, and admire exceptional panoramas during eight days and seven nights.
Among the must-sees of the region, you will have the chance to contemplate picturesque and isolated fishing villages, with multicolored wooden houses like on the set of the famous movie ‘’Seducing Doctor Lewis’’ located on the island of Anticosti.
Basse-Côte-Nord offers different ecosystems too: subarctic coastline, boreal expanse and tundra, fauna and flora in this region will surprise you by its diversity.
The Bella Desgagné ship will offer you a magnificent view on these giant ice blocks from a safe distance. Often visible from the land, the view is breathtaking on board.
A cruise in the Basse-Côte-Nord region in Spring is a privileged experience to live, without the inconveniences of the high season. This period of the year is rather calm, and you will enjoy the increased availability of the crew aboard. You will avoid the crowds and will have the impression of creating a closer link with the region.
Come on board on an iceberg discovery cruise and be amazed by less known treasures of the Province of Quebec, and live an outstanding adventure!