Five Great Reasons to Call Côte-Nord Home

Five Great Reasons to Call Côte-Nord Home

Quebec’s Côte-Nord region is magnificent and deserves to be better known. This is especially true if you are looking for fresh air, open spaces, and a life away from the stress of the big city!


Of course, with the option of telework increasingly available, moving away from urban centres is more accessible than ever. Here are five reasons that may well inspire you to choose this region for your own.

Your Dream Home at an Affordable Price

Because Côte-Nord is a remote region, the cost of living there is much lower than elsewhere. It is possible to buy a large, wooded plot of land and your dream home without breaking the bank. The real estate brokers working in this part of the province can easily find the ideal spot for you to build a residence or help you search for a turnkey property.


Wide Open Spaces and Majestic Landscapes

The Côte-Nord region’s main cities are Natashquan, Blanc-Sablon, Tadoussac, Sept-Îles, Fermont, Les Escoumins, Port-Cartier and Baie-Comeau, but no matter where you hang your hat, you will be surrounded by expansive natural spaces and vistas. Indeed, Côte-Nord is 1,300 kilometres of shoreline, from Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon! There are only a little over 90,000 inhabitants for a more than 235,000-kilometre territory. Impossible to feel crammed! 

Proximity to Water and Exciting Activities

Whether it’s to quietly observe the local wildlife or to enjoy aquatic sports like sea kayaking, this region cannot fail to please water lovers. Thirteen whales and marine mammal species call the waters of Côte-Nord home and can be seen from its shores. It is likewise an excellent area to go walking on the beach or hiking in the forest, hunting and fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or ATVing. You will find the White Route here, an over 525-kilometre snowmobile trail, which is the only land link between Natashquan and Blanc-Sablon.


A Rich Community Life

Without generalizing, it can be difficult to feel like you are part of a community in a metropolitan area like Montreal or Quebec City. Would you like to live in a place where the residents are warm, know each other well and look out for each other? Then the remote community life is for you! Most Côte-Nord residents have adopted a relaxed and stress-free lifestyle, and you will too, quickly. And just because it’s an isolated region doesn’t mean people lack for anything. The proof: nearly 150 community organizations serve this beautiful region.

Cultural Attractions Worth the Detour

The folks here love to party and support local culture. Cultural events are therefore quite popular! Numerous festivals and symposiums are organized all year long. Moreover, art, music and First Nations’ culture lovers will be overjoyed moving to Côte-Nord. Take, for example, the Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac, the Vieux-Quai en Fête or the Festival Innu Nikamu. The region also holds museums, including the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord in Sept-Îles and the Interpretation Centre on Marine Mammals in Tadoussac.


Are you looking for a corner of the world where humans live in harmony with the natural environment? With a lower cost of living? You can’t go wrong with the Côte-Nord region!

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