More and more tourists are discovering the North Shore by motorcycle, an increasingly popular way to travel. along the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, the Whale Route offers breathtaking vistas. With no shortage of lookouts and rest areas, you can enjoy the wide-open spaces to your heart's content. Most of the backcountry roads are paved, at least as far as the Manic-5 generating station at km 214. In the east, the road ends at the village of Kegaska.

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The Whale Route follows the river, crossing lakes, rivers and mountains and providing hours of panoramic vistas and visual delight.

For more information or to get your Carnet Moto motorcycle guide (in French only) with the most scenic routes in Québec, contact a regional tourism association. Visit for information on all the packages and options available for your next trip.