Bas-Saint-Laurent

  • Population : 199,577 inhabitants
  • Size: 22,186 km2
  • Main cities: Rimouski (48,959 inhabitants), Rivière-du-loup (19,653 inhabitants), Matane (14,236 inhabitants), Mont-Joli (6,437 inhabitants), Amqui (6,151 inhabitants), La Pocatière (4,266 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in Bas-Saint-Laurent

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: animal production, food and marine product processing, maple sugaring
  • Manufacturing sector: food and beverage, industrial metal and wood products manufacturing
  • Service sector:  public and semi-public services, communications and new information technology
  • Marine sector: teaching, research and transportation jobs
  • Innovation, research and development: eco construction; marine resources, science and technology; peat moss and agro-environmental technology development

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc national du BIC, Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata, Baie de l’Isle-Verte National Wildlife Area, Société d’écologie de la batture du Kamouraska Marine Park, and more
  • Whale watching: Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Celebrations and festivals: Festi Jazz international de Rimouski, Concerts aux Îles du Bic Festival, Rimouski International Youth Film Festival, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Métis-sur-Mer de l’Isle Verte Lighthouse, Canadian National Railway Station at Amqui, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Haunted House, and more

For more information: Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent

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