Difference between revisions of "Chaudière-Appalaches"
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Chaudière-Appalaches is a region in Quebec. This region, with its coastal, agricultural and mining vistas, showcases the many faces of Québec's nature and culture. By following the coast, you will come across some of the most beautiful villages in Québec, characterized by their distinctive architecture and watermills. In this bird-watchers' paradise, you can observe flocks of snow geese during their spring and fall migrations! And in the backcountry valleys, you can taste maple products, bicycle amid the symphony of fall colours and, in summer and winter alike, practice your favourite sport in one of the region's beautiful parks. Make a stop in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, the sculpture mecca, where you will discover one aspect of Quebec's cultural landscape!
La Beauce is a consistently overlooked part of Quebec, but it is an extensive and beautiful region. Whilst one may initially be put off by the peculiarly strong local accent, it is worth noting that this accent is used by a small percentage of the population of La Beauce. The region produces 90% of the world's maple syrup, and no visit to the region would be complete without a trip to one of many "cabines de sucre" or sugar shacks. A large farming industry ensures that the food of La Beauce is of consistently high quality; no matter which of the townships you visit, you can be sure of a good meal. There are numerous oppurtunities for the pursuit of winter sports; snow shoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, skiing and ice skating are all readily at your disposal.