The Lower North Shore, commonly referred to as “the Coast,” consists of sixteen (16) communities, which include the two Amerindian Montagnais reserves (five municipalities) that stretch over 550 kilometers of coastline. The Coast has been described as a region of rugged terrain and harsh climate. It boasts a magnificent landscape marked with diverse wildlife and abundant natural resources.
Founded nearly five centuries ago, there is currently a population of less than six thousand inhabitants. The people of the Lower North Shore share many common experiences. They have maintained a unique culture based on their need for interdependence and their profound respect for nature.
The Lower North Shore is often referred to as, “Canada’s Best Kept Secret.”