The Eastern Townships is prosperous thanks to its natural resources, such as copper and zinc, its sawmills and railroad. Vineyards and orchards and their derivative products greatly contribute to the economy.
The Duplessis region encompasses the eastern part of the Côte-Nord administrative region (the western part is called Manicougan) and its best known cities are Sept-Îles, Port-Cartier and Havre-Saint-Pierre.
A neighbour of the island of Montreal, Laval is the third most populated city in Quebec. Located on Ile Jésus, Laval has a history that goes back as far as 1850, as witnessed by certain historical churches, including Sainte-Rose and Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.
Mauricie offers picturesque cities and towns, festivals and scenic routes. Old Trois-Rivières, where visitors can learn the history of New France and discover a neighbourhood with great shops, restaurants and cafés.