Exploring the St. Lawrence River

Although most of us know the St Lawrence River as being the grand waterway that connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, there are many charms along the route that offer an eye-opening glimpse of the great Canadian outdoor life.

Apart from the chance to get lucky at the famous casino resorts, there are many nuggets of beautiful scenery to enjoy along the river as it heads out to the ocean. So here are a few fun attractions and sights to discover on the St Lawrence River.

City attractions

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Despite the St Lawrence River having its origins in the Great Lakes, it doesn’t really start broadening until it passes Montreal and Quebec City. The famously French cities offer a great way to start your river journey with the famous Historic District of Old Quebec gaining prestige through being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its quaint architecture and old-world charms.

Heading out of Quebec City there are relatively few major towns, although a stop at the magnificent Casino de Charlevoix could provide a chance to gamble amidst the wonderful scenery. Although if you want to hunt down the massive jackpots on games of slots, blackjack and roulette, you can go to Lucky Nugget’s Canadian portal for the best in online gambling entertainment that can be played from the convenience of your mobile device.

River life

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By far the best way to explore the St Lawrence River is to take a cruise. There are many companies that offer a great range of boat tours that can provide you with simple and luxurious cruises to visit majestic outlying locations such as Gaspésie and Îles de la Madeleine.

Whilst you’re out on the waters, be sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent range of wildlife in the St Lawrence River. In particular, the Tadoussac area near the confluence of the Saguenay River offers the chance to spot a surprising variety of marine life with humpbacks, minks and even blue whales regularly out in the waters.

Magnificent scenery

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As you head out towards the ocean, there are many beautiful sights to explore in the Canadian wilderness. The Saguenay Fjord is a truly undiscovered gem that offers breathtaking views, as well as the chance to enjoy some outdoor activities such as kayak excursions and even the gravity-defying Via Ferrata.

But as the St Lawrence River is one of the world’s longest rivers, it offers an almost endless range of impressive sights to discover. And for those who are truly determined to get out there, Anticosti Island offers a bracing taste of life in the extremes with the chance to witness deer in their natural environment, and experience the remote and bleak beauty of the region.

And with Lucky Nugget Casino on hand to keep you entertained during those long and relaxing river voyages, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the majesty of the St Lawrence River.

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