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The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence

Canada
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence

Along the Saint Lawrence, the forest consists both of broad-leaved trees and conifers with birches, maples, and pines. A multitude of animals find refuge in these different forests such as the beaver, porcupine and raccoons living side by side with caribou, roe deer, and moose. Black bears, wolves, red foxes and coyotes are the main predators. There are innumerable species of birds including the snowy owl, the snow goose, the barnacle-goose, the gannet, the kingfisher, the great blue heron and the blue jay.

The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence

The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence , Lakes, Canada , Canada
Lakes, Canada

Quebec is home to thousands of lakes spread out all over the province. For those less sensitive to the cold, a swim is always possible.

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The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence , Waterfalls, Canada , Canada
Waterfalls, Canada

With a bit of luck, a walk in the forest will lead you to some waterfalls.

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The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence , Animals of the St. Lawrence , Canada
Animals of the St. Lawrence

Walking through the forest means taking the risk of running into a caribou, a moose, and maybe even a bear or a wolf.

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The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence , Finding your bearings , Canada
Finding your bearings

Even though you'll always be able to find something to eat, what with the lakes and the fruit, watch out for the fog that plunges the forest into darkness and makes finding your bearings very difficult.

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The mixed forests of the Saint Lawrence , Indian Summer , Canada
Indian Summer

Renowned for the colours of its leaves in autumn, Quebec's forests turn multi-coloured, attracting many tourists.

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