Are the Great Lakes fresh or salty?

The Saint Lawrence River - from the Great Lakes to Québec

The St. Lawrence River is the third largest river in North America and flows from the Great Lakes in North America as the border between Ontario and New York State past several metropolises in Canada to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the few rivers in the world that is also home to whales. Several species of whale cavort here, including beluga, white and blue whales. The town of Tadoussac in the province of Quebec is ideal for whale watching. Here, the tides mix the fresh water of the river with the salty Atlantic water, which attracts whales. You can also watch dolphins here from time to time. The best time for whale watching is from June to October. You can view the marine mammals either from the numerous viewpoints or up close during a boat tour.

The area around the St. Lawrence River also has a lot to offer in culinary terms, especially if you are in the Canadian part. Definitely try the maple syrup, which is typical of the country. This is mainly served for breakfast with pancakes or with crispy bacon - a must on every visit to Canada. There is also a lot of fish here thanks to the biodiversity of the river. Look forward to freshly caught fish dishes in one of the restaurants on the banks of the river. The cuisine on the Canadian side is mainly based on the French method of preparation.

Start your trip in Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario. Here you can enjoy the international city flair. Take advantage of the proximity to the fascinating Niagara Falls for a day trip. Another city worth seeing on the Sankt Lorenz Strom is Montréal. It is one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world and the second largest city in Canada. A visit is worthwhile for the beautiful cafes and galleries alone. You can also enjoy a great view of the city from Mount Royal. As you continue your journey along the river, you will reach the province of Québec with Québec City. The region attracts surfers from all over the world, because here on the Atlantic a wave ride is particularly impressive. The St. Lawrence River is also considered to be Québec's lifeline. Behind Québec, the St. Lawrence River widens and finally flows into the Atlantic