|Milk (1 liter)||$1.82|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$7.36|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$5.52|
|Local draught beer||$4.60|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.76|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$144.92|
The Bas-Saint-Laurent Region of Quebec is a really pleasant place for a vacation and cheap flights to Rimouski are ideal for a budget getaway. This is a city with a rich maritime heritage and a lot to see and do, making it ideal for a multi-activity holiday or just a relaxing few days.
There are some fantastic hiking routes in the Rimouski area. One of the best is to Quebec’s highest suspended footbridge at the Canyon des Portes de L’Enfer and the magnificent cascades. Saint-Barnabè Island Is another must see attraction in Rimouski and is a popular place to spot heron and other wild birds as well as common seals. Bic National Park is a series of small islands off the coast of Rimouski where lots of wildlife including seals can be seen. Rimouski has some great cycling trails and places to walk within the city too. The Redford Gardens are considered one of the finest in Canada and the vegetable garden is a delight. Flighthub has the best deals to Rimouski and is an excellent resource for planning a vacation.
There are some great cultural attractions in Rimouski to enjoy. One is the Historic Maritime Site of Pointe-au-Père. . There are displays here about the history of the Empress of Ireland, the ONONDAGA Submarine as well as a visit to the tallest lighthouse in Canada. The oldest house east of Quebec City is here too and La Maison Lamontagne dates form the mid eighteenth century. At the Bic Theatre there are some great concerts throughout the year. In town there are some great shops and lots of interesting craft workshops and galleries. There are festivals throughout the year and the city has the feeling of something happening all of the time.
There are some great restaurants in Rimouski which range from up market dining to a vibrant brasserie. French Canadian as well as international dishes are on the menu. In the city there are some wonderful artisan food shops to visit with local specialties. These include exquisitely decorated chocolate shops as well as stores selling local mead, cheese and honey. Smoked fish on maple wood is another delicious specialty. Cheap flights to Rimouski are ideal for a gastronomic weekend.