The Lower-North-Shore, from Kegaska to Blanc-Sablon, which spreads across almost 375km of coastline, has an undeniable charm in the heart of fascinating landscapes.
Its villages often sit between rocks and sea, with scenery divided by a myriad of bays, inlets and rivers. The primary access is by sea, aboard the N/M Bella Desgagnés of the company Relais Nordik, by airplane or by ferry from Newfoundland. The more adventurous arrive via the long, isolated route through the northern hinterland, from Baie-Comeau (route 389) to Labrador (routes 500 and 510).
This vast region is populated by Anglophones, descendants of families originating from Newfoundland, who settled on the North-Shore at the end of the 20th century, Innus and Francophones. It is a region that is particularly well-known for its impressive concentration of archaeological sites, especially near Blanc-Sablon. Since 2013, route 138 continues past the limits of Natashquan to allow the discovery of Kegaska, the first village of the Lower-North-Shore. Also, at the Eastern limit of the North-Shore, an 82 km section of route 138 connects the small communities situated between Vieux-Fort and Blanc-Sablon.