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Park in Baie St Paul

Parc des Grands Jardins

This provincial park covers 310 sq km, much of it taiga. Excellent hiking and rugged topography are the lure at this gem. The hills frame well over 100 small lakes. Caribou may be spotted. The half-day trek up Mont …
French in Baie St Paul

Le Mouton Noir

Since 1978, the rustic-looking Black Sheep has been home to fine French cuisine. Fish – including walleye, the freshwater queen – is on offer when available, as are buffalo, caribou and steak, all enlivened by a def…
Québécois in Baie St Paul

Les Labours

Located in Le Germain Hotel, this impeccably modern restaurant professes a deep love of local produce, game and fish, reflected in a menu that touts, depending on the season, liver in a cider vinegar sauce, greens p…
French in Baie St Paul

L'Orange Bistro

This central, colorful restaurant's terrace overlooks the main road into town, but it's easy to forget the cars when the food's this good. Local produce on offer includes organic chicken, spare ribs, veal, venison a…
Museum in Baie St Paul

Musée d'Art Contemporain

This architecturally attention-grabbing gallery houses contemporary art by local artists and some photographic exhibits on loan from the National Gallery of Canada. The museum also organizes an international contemp…
Québécois in Baie St Paul

Chez Bouquet

Chez Bouquet has been touted as the town's first 'eco-bistro.' We're willing to forgive the buzz-wordiness of that descriptor given its excellent cuisine: tea-leaf-crusted cod with fresh strawberry salsa, flambéed v…
Park in Baie St Paul

Boise du Quai

If you want a walk in the woods without really leaving town, consider the Boise du Quai, a small, forested park that's perfect for a quiet stroll. The welcome center for the forest is Habitat 07, which sounds like a…
Pub Food in Baie St Paul

Le Saint Pub

Ale lovers will foam at the mouth in this former brewery, where the dinner menu begins with beers and continues via beer-based sauces, dressings and marinades. The grub is pub-y, hearty fare, and tasty to boot.
Gallery in Baie St Paul

Carrefour Culturel Paul Médéric

This gallery is named after a local priest and writer who founded a youth movement here. Stay awhile as it's possible to watch local artisans working in their studios.
Cafe in Baie St Paul

Café des Artistes

For excellent coffee and a light but zippy lunch, head to this pizzeria on the main strip.