From Tadoussac to the Four Points of the Compass

To the East, the North Shore

Tadoussac is situated 480 km east of Montreal and 215 km east of Québec City. For visitors coming from these cities, Tadoussac represents the entranceway to the North Shore that stretches towards the north as far as Fermont, via route 389, and towards the east as far as Natashquan via route 138.


Tourisme Côte-Nord


Further East, the Lower North Shore

Route 138 continues beyond Natashquan as far east as Kegaska. This is the Lower North Shore. The coastal villages of the Lower North Shore can be visited in summer by boat from aboard the supply ship NM Bella-Desgagnés that sails as far as Blanc-Sablon. These villages are accessible only by snowmobile in winter by following the Route Blanche (White Route), conditions permitting.


Tourisme Lower North Shore


As Far as the Atlantic Ocean, Labrador

The village of Blanc Sablon, the Atlantic Coast and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador can be reached by travelling routes 500 and 510. Portions of these roads are paved, others are gravel.


Visit Newfoundland and Labrador


Towards the South and the Lower St. Lawrence

Two ferries link the North Shore to the South Shore of the St. Lawrence and the Lower St. Lawrence region: Les Escoumins—Trois-Pistoles and Forestville—Rimouski.


Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent

Towards the South-East and the Gaspé Peninsula

The ferry that runs between Baie-Comeau et Godbout—Matane connects to the Gaspé Peninsula year round. 


Tourisme Gaspésie


Towards the North, the Saguenay and Lac Saint-Jean

Five km east of Tadoussac, take route 172 to head to Saguenay and Lac Saint-Jean.


Tourisme Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean


Towards the West, Charlevoix

The Tadoussac—Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry , which is free of charge and runs every day year round, takes you to route 138 and the Charlevoix region.


Tourisme Charlevoix


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