Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

Top choice in Québec

This wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 180 bird species, including the flocks of snow geese that migrate to its wetlands in spring and autumn. It's beyond the villages of St-Joachim and Cap-Tourmente, signposted along Rte 138 from Ste-Anne de Beaupré.

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1. Observation Tower

4.14 MILES

Near the northern tip of the island, in the village of St-François, this wooden observation tower provides views over the St Lawrence River, the north…

2. Jean Larose Waterfalls


In the summertime, a popular activity is hiking to the Jean Larose Waterfalls, one of the most beautiful falls in Québec, with a drop height of 68m. You…

4. Maison Drouin

6.59 MILES

This old house was built in 1730 and is one of the most fascinating stops on the island as it was never modernized (ie no electricity or running water)…

5. La Scala Santa

6.89 MILES

Among the chapels surrounding Basilique Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré is this attractive wooden one built in 1871. It contains a copy of the Sacred Staircase in…

6. Basilique Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré

6.95 MILES

The village of Ste-Anne de Beaupré is known for the Goliath-sized Basilique Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré and its role as a shrine. Churches had been built at this…

7. Église St-Jean

11.02 MILES

This massive granite church with large red doors and a towering steeple in the hamlet of St-Jean was built in 1749.

8. Musée de l'Accordéon

12.95 MILES

This small museum gives insights into this giant of the Gallic music scene, with audio and video recordings of different performers and exhibits…