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Holidays to Riviere-du-Loup

A ferry runs between Riviere-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon on the other side of the river, allowing easy access to both towns. The crossing takes about one hour and the ferry can hold up to 399 passengers and 100 vehicles. Holidays in Riviere-du-Loup are scenic wonders if you take advantage of the ferry ride.

The natural beauty of this region is stunning, and visitors particularly enjoy trips out to Ile aux Lièvres, or Hare Island, during Riviere-du-Loup holidays. Situated in the centre of the river, the island has well-maintained hiking trails that will allow you to see the beauty of this region up close. There is also a small inn on the island, as well as spots for camping. The island is larger than it appears from the riverbanks, and you can’t see everything on it in one day. Untrampled and displaying raw beauty, you can see birds, flowers and animals, such as seals, that simply aren’t around in your everyday life. Climb up in the lighthouse and take in the view up and down the river, where you can see for miles.

For those who want to see more during holidays in Riviere-du-Loup, the Phare du Pot a l’Eau-de-Vie cruise up and down the St. Lawrence River is an amazing experience. Experienced guides narrate the tour, pointing out the flora and fauna of the area, and going past the lighthouse for which the cruise is named. Early summer is an excellent time to go because of all the migratory birds that settle in for mating and raising their young. For more modern entertainment, visit the Sunset Bar Spectacle, where rock music is always on tap and the scenery, especially at sunset, is unforgettable.

The area hosts several hotels as well as B&Bs where you can get a good night’s sleep during holidays in Riviere-du-Loup. Auberge du Lièvre is a rustic hideaway on the island where you can enjoy an uninterrupted night’s sleep amidst the faraway cry of the shorebirds and the sound of the water gently flowing. The facilities include a lovely deck with patio furniture where you can relax on holidays to Riviere-du-Loup whilst surrounded by nature. Another small inn, La Posada, offers comfortable beds and a beautiful setting, with each room charmingly decorated. For those searching for larger accommodation, the Hotel Universel offers large, well-appointed rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, as well as two on-site restaurants, conference facilities and a lounge. The Quality Inn, located outside of the downtown core area, offers 62 rooms, each with a coffee and tea maker, as well as an in-room refrigerator and microwave. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and the hotel offers free use of its indoor pool and a fitness centre. You can have all the comforts of home whilst enjoying the natural beauty of this area.


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