Any recommendations for things to see along the road between Quebec and Carleton-sur-Mer (Miguasha)?
Sure I do! This region is one of my favorite in the province.
Gaspésie National Park is not on your way, but it's definitly worth going there if you can give it a day. Forillon and Percé (further away) are also amazing.
On your road, from east to west, you could visit:
- If you take the old road instead of the highway, there's a number of small picturesque villages, including St-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Cap-St-Ignace, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Kamouraska, St-André-de-Kamouraska and Notre-Dame-du-Portage
- The St Lawrence in this sector is the Saguenay-St-Laurent Marine Park. June is not the prime time for whales, but beluga whales can be seen here year long. You can take a whale watching tour from Rivière-du-Loup or try to see them from the shore. The dock in Rivière-Ouelle and the ferry ramp in Rivière-du-Loup are your best bet for that.
- More into seal watching? Harbour seals (and maybe grey seals) are easy to spot in Le Bic National Park. The landscape there is very nice. You can do a short hike and go birdwatching too.
- Pointe-au-Père, a neighborhoud of Rimouski, bear the Onondaga, a submarine that you can visit. It's fascinating. There's also a lighthouse (National historic site of Canada) and a museum about the Empress of Ireland that sank there. Also in Rimouski, you can have the best poutine at Cantine de la Gare. :)
- Nothing jaw breaking here, but Chute à Philomène can be a pleasant stop.
I hope that helps!