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Aided by the natural elements that surround it, the Chaleur bay protects itself from the winds and enjoys a microclimate that warms its waters. Its name, which means "bay of warmth", is very adequate! The bay was named so by Jaques Cartier in 1534, when he arrived during a July heat wave! This seaside region will seduce you with its long inviting beaches caressed by the waves of a sea beaming with magnificence, and with its mountainous panoramas and red cliffs crowned by an abundant vegetation.
A number of hiking and bicycle trails invite you to wind your way through the Bay. A promontory lookout offers a sepctacular view of the bay, whose pristine waters welcome swimming and several water sports. You can go on a fishing expedition, to show off your skills and practice your patience in the emerald waters of salmon rivers, or travel through time in the fossiliferous site where you discover legacies from the past.
Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club
Because of its great beauty and its exceptional quality, the Bay is now a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club.
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