(4) The Mighty St. Lawrence Seaway
Monday May 31 2004
Tadoussac is a real gem of a village, very beautiful, lots of history, adventure sports, hiking, sea kayaking, exploring up the fjord, whale watching, friendly people, just a really cool place to hang out and relax.
It was the first fur-trading post in European North America in 1600, 8 years before Quebec City was founded.
Tadoussac pretty much shuts down November to May.
You will not be disappointed here, only when it gets so busy.
I was here early enough to avoid the crowds and enjoyed my time here very much.
I went with about 15 others on a whale watching trip in a Zodiac, we saw white Beluga whales and Minke whales.
It was a little pricey for $50.00 CAD, but I decided to bite the bullet and pay it, was worth the price to see the whales, the beauty of the St. Lawrence and the fjord for the 3 hour trip.
I stayed 2 nights at the local youth hostels called Maison Majorique & Maison Alexis.
They have bar, resuarant, tours, very helpful & friendly, highly recommend this place.
The second is owned by the same people, I had to move because of groups coming in, was pleasantly surprised to stay in this old, unique and supposedly haunted house.
I slept well and didn't see or hear anything out of the ordinary, although the young girl volunteer working here was a little unsure, it was her first night working here and I think the others must have spooked her with stories about the old woman who used to own and live in this old house.
Posted by Jeff Nicholls at May 31, 2004 10:04 PM GMT