QUEBEC TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
1 - Îles-de-la-Madeleine
The Tourist region of
the Madeleine Islands
beautiful island offers unique tourist attractions as well as some
attractions that are common to most tourist regions. Some of them are:
museums, parks, plays, golf course, horseback riding, bird watching,
hunting, fishing, sea cruises, scuba diving and windsurfing.
landscape of the Madeleine Islands is composed of islands and sand
dunes. Magnificent gold beaches contrast with ferry red cliffs. The
maritime climate offers mild winters and temperate summers. With the
longest frost free period in Quebec, it's great for windsurfing, sea
kayaking and other nautical sports.
of islands that form the Madeleine Islands are located 215 km from the
Gaspé Peninsula and spread over 65 km.
The main Islands are:
• Wolf Island
• House Harbour Island
• Grindstone Island
• Hamerst Island
• Brion Island
• Entry Island
Other small Islands and Islets:
• The Seal Island
• The Pigs Island
• "Corps Mort" Island
Seals and birds by the thousands
are very common around the Islands and can be observed year round. Near
the end of each February, hundreds of thousands of the mammals come to
the ice floes off the islands to bear their young. This is the perfect
time for observing white coat pups!
is the first commercial activity on the Madeleine islands, so don't
miss the chance to taste lobster, fish and other ocean delicacies. To
discover the origins of the traditional method of smoking herring,
visit the Fumoir d'antan. Visit the Island Aquarium and learn more
about the fish, sea mammals, starfish, crustaceans, mollusks and other
aquatic life forms that live off the coast of the archipelago.
forget to make your way to the Musée de la mer and learn more about the
islands' maritime history. The Musée de la Mer tells you the story of
the Islands and the Islanders standing guard, like a lighthouse, along
the waterway that brought the pioneers and conquerors who penetrated
Musée de la mer:
1023 route 199 C.P. 69, L'Ile-du-Havre-Aubert, Québec, Canada, G0B 1J0
What also makes Madeleine Islands a very unique place is the vivid
colors of the houses; brilliant greens, blues and reds among others can
be found. Viewed from afar, splashes of colors make one think of
immense flowers blooming under the sun’s rays. At first glance, the
orientation of the houses is surprising, but they are built to
withstand the strong winds that sometimes sweep the islands.
Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Where people go to get away!
- Gaspésie (Gaspé)
A peninsula of majestic landscapes
is a mixed territory whose story began with the American Indian who
occupied the peninsula, 2500 years ago. Afterwards, the French,
Acadians, Loyalists, Basques, English, etc. found refuge, work and
region is well-known for its "Rocher Percé", this region offers
magnificent landscapes, beaches with fine sand that invites swimmers,
unique ancestral houses, the scent of the sea, and the singing of
where you'll find the famed Rocher Percé (Percé rock), a 470-m-long
(1,540-ft.) rock whose fossils date back 400 million years, and observe
the largest colony of Northern gannets in North America. The Gaspé
Peninsula will charm you with its pebble beaches, its spectacular
cliffs and its tranquil coves.
offers underground attractions: the oldest cave in Quebec, some half a
million years old, or an authentic gallery of copper is available for
those about to practice espeleology in a secure way.
Breathtaking panoramas, splendid views at every turn and tasty maritime
cuisine-the Gaspé offers you all this and more.
tour the Gaspésie region?
3 - Bas-Saint-Laurent
St. Lawrence is a vast territory that stretches south to New Brunswick
and Maine (USA) borders. It is bound to the west by the
Chaudière-Appalaches region and to the east by the Gaspe region.
It's a real paradise for nature lovers and the place for all
ornithologists, as more than 320 bird types nest and fly over this
region. The mountains dominate the entire territory.
Lawrence River as far as the eye can see, islands, long flats,
mountains, farming valleys, rivers and lakes-that's what's in store for
you in this diverse and spectacular region!
of the setting sun over the Charlevoix Mountains is a vision to behold.
This land of legend has a rich architectural heritage of lavish homes
and breathtaking churches. Along The Navigator's Route, you'll pass
through charming villages with ancestral homes.
climb to the top of a lighthouse, take a hike and learn all about eel
fishing, go snowmobile on an impressive 1,800-km (1,120-mi.) network of
trails, relax at one of the many health centers, or taste a traditional
dish, including smoked fish, the pride of the region. All of this is
just waiting to be enjoyed in this beautiful maritime region of Québec!
Thousands of maritime pleasures
fully appreciate the river's treasures, what better than a boat trip?
Take a whale-watching cruise in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
(which includes the St. Lawrence estuary as well as the Saguenay fjord,
on the other side of the river).
the hundreds of marine birds that nest on Île Saint-Barnabé, near
Rimouski, or on the Îles du Pot-à-l'Eau-de-Vie archipelago, near
Rivière-du-Loup. Why not sleep in the lighthouse while you're at it?
Explore Île aux Basques, across from Trois-Pistoles, and learn about
the history of its inhabitants in North America.
great outdoors on Île Verte, an oasis of tranquility with appealing
hiking and cycling opportunities. You can also watch marine mammals
from its shores and spend a night at a charming inn.
Beautiful rivers, beautiful countryside
land, the Parc national du Bic, near Rimouski, will enchant you with
its mosaic of tiny islands, reefs and promontories. Hop on your bicycle
and head for the Parc linéaire Petit Témis (130 km / 80 mi.) to circle
the immense Lac Témiscouata, set between Rivière-du-Loup and
Edmundston, New Brunswick. You can also get your fill of outdoor
activities in both summer and winter at Lac Pohénégamook. At Fort
Ingall, in Cabano, you can see what life was like under the British
military occupation during the U.S.-Canada border conflict. Don't
forget to tour the Témiscouata rose gardens!
lakes are scattered all over the territory, of which Lac Témiscouata is
a true inner sea. The mild weather favours aquatic activities. The St.
Lawrence River is inhabited by sea mammals and cruises are organized
for their observation. The water in this region is salty (the saltiness
of the river begins at the island of Orleans).
St. Lawrence region abounds with unbelievable tales and legends.
Pohénégamook Lake is believed to be inhabited by a monster called
"PONIK". You'll also discover why the church of Trois-Pistoles was
named Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, the legend of the black horse or the one
of the silver goblet, and why we owe the name of Rivière-du-Loup?
4 - Québec City and Area
A taste of Old Europe
Quebec Area Tourist Region, bordered on the south by the St. Lawrence
River, is located in the South Central part of the province of Quebec.
It includes The Greater Quebec City Area, and has more than half a
million residents, primarily French speaking. This area is divided into
four Multi-County Regional Municipalities and one city.
The Quebec City incorporates 8 districts, located on the north side of
the St. Lawrence.
The Multi-County Regional Municipalities are:
• Ile d'Orleans
arrive in Quebec City, you are in the Province of Quebec. When speaking
about Quebec City, the habitants of Quebec have coined descriptive
terminology. Depending upon the context to which they are referring
(topography, history, day-to-day life, archeology, culture ...) the
city takes on different names (The Old City, The Old Capital, The
Lower-Town, the Upper-Town, or Old Quebec)
City Area possesses an active cultural life: with theaters, (live
performances) shows, cinemas, opera, a symphony orchestra and many
museums. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in popular
festivals, such as:
• The Winter Carnival
• The Summer Festival
• The "Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France" Festival
Wonders on the Capital's door step
outskirts of Québec City are simply enchanting. In just a few minutes,
you could find yourself deep in the countryside or in the heart of one
of the large natural parks.
Montmorency alone (83 m / 272 ft. high) is a magnificent waterfall well
worth the detour. Characterized by abrupt dips in the landscape, the
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is sure to leave you speechless.
Venture through the marshes at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
to observe up close 300 species of birds, including the tens of
thousands of snow geese that visit twice a year, in the spring and
fall. This region is a sports lover's paradise both in summer and
winter, with spectacular golf courses and majestic ski slopes like Mont
Sainte-Anne and Stoneham.
An endless list of vacation ideas
region, the birthplace of the province, features many ancestral
villages all along the legendary Chemin du Roy, the first vehicular
highway in Canada, and on Île d'Orléans, whose rural charm was so
perfectly described in the songs of Félix Leclerc.
edge of the downtown area, discover the traditions of the Huron-Wendat
people in the village of Wendake at the Onhoüa Chetek8e site. The
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica is a pilgrimage site that attracts over
one and a half million visitors each year.
in exploring the area by bicycle? Check out one of the trails on the
Route verte, such as the Chemin du Roy, or the Corridors des Cheminots
and the Corridor du Littoral, along the St. Lawrence River towards
Beauport and the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Finally, for a winter
experience beyond compare, spend a night or two at the ice hotel, built
every year near
culture… it's all yours in the Québec City region
5 - Charlevoix
Breathtaking views at every turn
Charlevoix always had its unique way of living in Winter.
Nestled between the Saint-Lawrence and the mountains of our crater we use both snow and ice to enjoy this season.
Katabatik still has its Winter kayak experience on the Saint-Lawrence and add a new guided snowshoeing trail in Baie-Saint-Paul. A two hour activitie where you are going to snowshoe right by the River. The guide will be talking about Charlevoix's history and ambiance.
Le Massif de Charlevoix brings back the rodleling season with more departures everyday. Get back in your childhood and feel the adrenaline rush as you are going down the mountain.
Are you looking to rent a chalet for your groups and families? Les Chalets de MOH located at the bottom of the Mont Grand-Fonds (ski, cross-country ski and snowshoe) are offering you a range of possibilities.
region with magnificent scenery that attracts painters, poets, writers
Covering a territory of 6,000 km2 and located in the heart of the
Laurentian shield (the oldest soil on earth), Charlevoix has a
population of 30,000
One must leave the highways and travel along the secondary roads of the
towns and villages to grasp the way of life that ensured the livelihood
of local residents. These concession roads offer breathtaking scenery
you can't resist.
Designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Charlevoix owes its
magnificent geography to a 15-billion ton meteorite that fell to earth
350 million years ago.
the region's two huge parks: the Parc national des
Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, with its valleys slicing through
the mountains, and the Parc national des Grands-Jardins, which boasts
the taiga and the tundra. If you're a hiking, cross-county skiing or
snowshoeing enthusiast, why not tackle the challenge of the Traversée
de Charlevoix (Charlevoix crossing), a glorious 60-km (37-mi.)
wilderness trail dotted with shelters in the Charlevoix hinterland, or
the Sentier des Caps (headland tail), with its awe-inspiring view of
the St. Lawrence River.
skiers and snowboarders will meet their match in the Le Massif, in the
town of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, the mountain boasting the
highest vertical drop east of the Rockies.
An idyllic island
Coudres, a pastoral island located close to the shores of Charlevoix,
is ideal for resort vacationing. Tour the island by car or bicycle or
explore its banks by sea kayak. Its watermill and windmill, dating back
to 1825 and 1863 respectively and still operational, lend the island a
6 - Chaudière-Appalaches
Chaudière-Appalaches, bordered to the north by the St. Lawrence River,
is located just in front of the Quebec region. Both are joined by the
bridges of Quebec and Pierre-Laporte, along with the Québec-Lévis
ferry. From an administrative point of view, it consists of seven
has a territory of 15,000 km2, as a result the fields and natural parks
stretch as far as the eye can see with its coastal, agricultural and
mining vistas, showcases the many faces of Québec's nature and culture.
By following the coast, you will come across some of the most beautiful
villages in Québec,
geographic diversity of the region allows outdoor fans to practice
their favorite activities. Cruises, guides tours, sea-kayaking,
hunting, fishing, golfing, snow geese observation, camping, biking,
cross-country and alpine skiing, snowmobiling, aqua-scooter, ATV,
Randonnée Quad dog sledding, and sugaring-off parties, horseback riding
are but a few of the activities that you can do in this region.
Geese capital is without a doubt the town of Montmagny which also
inhabits the "theatre des Migrations" (a show on human immigration to
the Grosse-Ile and an impressive exposition on Snow Geese migration).
Those seeking to know more about Beauce must visit the Marius-Barbeau
The Chaudière-Appalaches region is home to the Parc national de
Frontenac, on the shores of the magnificent 51-km2 (20-sq. mi.) Lac
Saint-François, a place of unspoiled nature, ideal for bird-watching
(over 144 species), water sports of all types, bicycling and hiking. At
the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, you can admire the 35-m (115 ft.)
high waterfalls. Around Thetford Mines, the land of mines and lakes,
take a Tourisme-Amiante mine tour for an expedition into the heart of
one of the world's largest strip mines. To really enjoy the scenery of
Chaudière-Appalaches, especially Beauce-Amiante, why not take a ride on
its tourist train?
7 - Mauricie
Immense forests and bottomless lakes
Also known as "Coeur du Quebec", the
"Mauricie" region is located half-way between Québec City and Montréal,
on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, and has a population of
about 350,000. The region is easily accessible via highways 30, 40, 55
and other roads.
magnificent region is delimited by the St. Lawrence River and here,
mountains, forest and water form a majestic combination. The Laviolette
Bridge links up this region with the "Centre du Québec" region.
offers a wealth of green spaces. It encompasses 2 Wildlife Reserves as
well as the Mauricie National Park and the Batiscan River Regional
Park. More than 20 outfitter's locations and many sugar shacks are
scattered over the territory. Fans of the great outdoors can rely on a
solid recreational-tourist infrastructure. Fishing, golfing, skiing,
skating and camping are all sports that one can enjoy in this great
A land of history and culture
tours will have you reliving the Mauricie region's past, such as the
historic city of Trois-Rivières, the remains of Canada's first
ironworks at the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice. Visit the Village du Bûcheron
(lumberjack's village), and experience life in a logging camp at the
dawn of the XX century. Interested in learning more about the region
that witnessed the birth of hydroelectricity? Head over to the La Cité
de l'énergie (energy city) theme park, alongside the Chutes de
Shawinigan (Shawinigan falls).
An outdoor paradise
cruising, canoe-camping, rabaskaw canoeing and cross-country skiing…
These are just some of the activities you can engage in at the La
Mauricie National Park, a vast territory of 536 km2 (207 sq. mi.)
situated in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains.
8 - Eastern Townships
Townships Located some 45 minutes away from Montréal, to the south-east
and at just a few hours driving distance from Québec City. The Eastern
Townships area shared the border of three states: Maine, New Hampshire
and Vermont. Its neighboring tourist regions are "Montérégie" to the
west, "Centre du Québec" to the north and "Chaudière-Appalaches" to the
east. The area covers 13,100 square kilometers.
arrival in the region, a dozen permanent offices, plus the seasonal
ones, are at your disposal to inform you on all the sites and various
events that takes place in Eastern Townships. A large lodging network
is set up and offers you a range of accommodation from the must quiet
little nook to a larger establishment offering several activities and
packages. You are sure to find just the right place of your choice. For
example: you can choose between a bed and breakfast, a condo, a
cottage, an Inn or a Motel.
Garden of Eden for nature lovers! Hiking, cycling and horseback-riding
trails abound in this holiday haven. There are numerous golf courses,
and enormous lakes, perfect for swimming or boating, they are
everywhere you look! In the southern part of the region, the
Appalachian mountain chain is a hotspot for hikers and skiers. Here and
there, long rivers flow under old covered bridges.
villages with Anglo-Saxon charm flourish with theatre, art galleries
and antique shops. Victorian-style houses have been converted into
quaint inns. Country-style restaurants, sugar shacks, vineyards and
cider houses pepper this land blessed by nature, offering tourists
Somewhere between wooded valleys and green hills
are wide, open spaces aplenty in the Eastern Townships
(Cantons-de-l'Est). The Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, whose mountain
is one of the highest in the region, features a large astronomical
The Parc national du Mont-Orford and the Parc d'environnement naturel
de Sutton invite you to use their hiking trails and ski slopes.
de la Gorge-de-Coaticook has a 169-metre (185-yd.) suspended footbridge
(the longest in the world) that is sure to take your breath away. The
numerous bodies of water in the region definitely add to the holiday
feeling that reigns in the Eastern Townships. Lac Saint-François (in
the Parc national de Frontenac) is one of the largest bodies of water
in Québec. Parc national de la Yamaska boasts a lake surrounded by
forests and plains.
The magnificent Lake Memphremagog, which extends into the United
States, can be explored on a cruise. In the winter, the number of
waterways in the Eastern Townships makes it easy to go ice fishing.
A food lover's paradise
is bordered to the North by the Saint-Lawrence River and the Island of
Montreal; to the East by the tourist region of Eastern Townships and
the Center of Quebec; to the South by the United-States and to the west
by Ontario and the tourist region of Outaouais. Five bridges and a
tunnel link the Monteregie to the island of Montreal.
Monteregie is subdivided into six tourist sub-regions due to the size
of the territory.
has a plenty of streams that favor water sports of all kinds as well as
cruises. The main rivers of the region are: Chateauguay, Richelieu,
Saint-François and Yamaska. The lakes of Champlain, Deux-Montagnes,
Saint-François, Saint-Louis and Saint-Pierre add pleasure to the area.
Montérégie is the perfect place for relaxation and escape, with plenty
of golf courses, five long intertwining cycling trails (500 km/800
mi.), hiking and cross-country ski trails, parks, theatres, antique
shops and an impressive network of tourist inns.
region is really overflowing with history! For example, you can visit
the Chambly Canal, open to shipping since 1843, and where most of the
locks still function manually, and the Fort Chambly National Historic
Site of Canada, built in 1709, and site of various armed conflicts in
the 17th and 18th centuries.
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, dating back to the 1870s, is a
popular pilgrimage site. Finally, to fully experience the culture of
the Montérégie (where many great artists like Paul-Émile Borduas, Jordi
Bonet and Ozias Leduc lived), a visit to the Musée d'art de
Mont-Saint-Hilaire is a must!
Little islands of greenery
is teeming with green space. Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is
made up of five islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence River near
downtown Montréal, and is visited regularly by walkers, cyclists,
canoeists and bird-watchers. Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno has five
lakes, several orchards, an historical mill and endless hiking trails
to discover. This mountain is also a ski centre-city folk especially
appreciate its proximity. The Centre de la nature du
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, designated by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve,
is home to 185 species of birds as well as many mammals and amphibians.
10 - Lanaudière
The area of
Lanaudière, covering 13 543 square kilometers, is located between
Laurentides and Mauricie areas, and less than one hour's drive from
Montreal. More than half of the territory is not municipalized and the
population is young and dynamic.
Enjoy Lanaudière @ winter
down-hill skiers, some mountains have vertical drops of 305 meters. You
can also race down the mountains on tire tubes. The cross-country
skiing network is particularly well structured. Several centers offer
all services and well-kept trails. The reputation of Lanaudière's
snowmobile activities is established worldwide. A trail-map is
available at the Tourist Association. During winter, the Assumption
River in Joliette becomes a skater's paradise, 9 km long; longest in
the province of Québec. A hiking trail and a cross-country trail are
laid-out along the river-bank (free).
A land of art and history
historic sites and museums bear witness to the rich history of the
Lanaudière region. At the Musée d'art in Joliette, you can take in an
impressive collection of artwork from the XIIIth century to present
day, including an exhibition on Canadian painters from the XIXth and
XXth centuries. At the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve, you will learn the
secrets of Formula 1 racing and Québec drivers, while at the Musée
Halte Louis-Cyr, in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, you will be awed by the
exploits of Louis Cyr, at one time the world's strongest man!
11 - The Laurentides region
playground awaits you north of Montréal! Summer and winter, this
holiday paradise draws crowds of vacationers. Visitors come for the
numerous ski hills for all levels, the hundreds of miles of
cross-country ski trails and the numerous top-flight golf courses.
Rafting on the Rivière Rouge, cruising on Lac Tremblant or Lac des
Sables, relaxation at the winter spa or a day at the sugar shack, a
farm visit, horseback riding-these are just some of the most popular
activities in the Laurentides region!
fall, the scenery glows and numerous festivals celebrate the beauty of
the multihued forests. With its vast network of accommodations and an
impressive variety of fine dining, the Laurentides region seduces even
the most discriminating of tourists.
Tremblant resort, with its lively pedestrian village, has been crowned
#1 ski resort in eastern North America five times by Ski Magazine.
Built at the base of Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentian Mountains, the
resort offers access to numerous activities: downhill skiing,
cross-country skiing, hiking, and biking!
cyclists are privileged in the Laurentides region, with the P'tit train
du Nord trail, Canada's longest linear park. This former train track
now offers 200 km (125 mi.) of forest trails for hikers, cyclists,
skiers and snowmobiles. The largest protected territory in Québec is
also in the Laurentides region-the Parc national du Mont-Tremblant.
Hiking (with the possibility of sleeping in a hut), canoeing, camping,
fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are some of the
activities you can enjoy in the savage beauty of this park.
Saint-Sauveur valley is another haven for vacationers, with its
charming towns surrounded by mountains, and where boutiques, bars and
bistros abound. In winter, there is downhill skiing & night skiing,
and in summer, the colossal aquatic parks provide fun for the young and
the young at heart!
national d'Oka invites you to travel the historical path of the
Calvaire d'Oka, a Way of the Cross interspersed with four oratories and
three chapels dating from 1742. Oka is linked to Saint-Eustache by the
La Vagabonde bicycle path, with a peaceful view of orchards, fields and
the metropolis of the province of Quebec and the second French-speaking
city in the world. A dynamic and modern region that was able to
preserve its architectural heritage. Its downtown bustles with life at
the foot of its mountain, while history is rooted in the old quarters
near the river. With its year-round party atmosphere, Montréal beats to
the rhythm of its festivals: jazz, comedy, cinema, fireworks and more!
is an island separated by the St. Lawrence boulevard , from east to
west. The public transportation network (subway and bus) covers the
island and is particularly efficient; one can get a tourist card, valid
for one day (7.00$) or three days (14.00$). A dozen driving, bicycling
or walking tourist tours, are proposed by the Info-Tourist Center,
located between Peel and Bonaventure subway stations
a horse-drawn carriage around the XVIIIth- and XIXth-century residences
of Old Montréal, you will discover the imposing neo-gothic Notre-Dame
Basilica, as well as museums that recount the past, such as the
Pointe-à-Callière museum and the Centre d'histoire de Montréal.
Port invites you to relax all year round. Among its attractions, you
will find the Montréal Science Center, a vast complex dedicated to
scientific culture that also includes an IMAX theatre. The Old Port is
also the starting point for trips along the turbulent Lachine Rapids,
at the western end of the island!
abounds with department stores, boutiques and cinemas, not to mention
major museums, such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée
d'art contemporain, the McCord Museum of Canadian History and the
Canadian Center for Architecture.
13 - Outaouais
Fresh air and city living
of Outaouais surround the large cities of the area. At only 25 minutes
from Hull-Ottawa, the Laflèche cave, a 20 000 years old phenomenon, is
accessible to visitors. Its 402 meters of dried out galleries are
completely exceptional (reservation required). The Gatineau Park offers
numerous activities, during summer or winter. Many activities can be
practiced, like golfing and snowmobiling.
Outaouais region, in southwestern Québec, welcomes visitors year round
for both relaxing activities (rides on a steam train, canoe-camping,
hot air balloon rides, cave tours, museum visits), as well as some that
are a little more daring (rafting, parachuting, spelunking, bungee
jumping, even casino gambling!). The region's vast territory has two
faces. On the banks of the Ottawa River, just opposite Ottawa's
Parliament Hill, sits Gatineau a city peppered with green spaces. Its
downtown hums with a vibrant nightlife, shows, major exhibitions and a
host of other exciting activities. Just outside the city stands the
forest, the pillar of the region's economy.
impressive natural arena boasts countless bodies of water, immense
parks, animal preserves and outfitters for nature lovers, hunters and
fishermen-not to mention bike paths, ski trails and snowmobile trails
From Gatineau to Montebello
miss the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which features exhibits on
archeology, ethnology, the way of life of the indigenous peoples and
handicrafts, as well as the Canadian Children's Museum. At Parc Oméga,
in Montebello, the young and old alike will enjoy a photo safari from
the comfort of their car. Admire deer, wapitis, bison, boars, moose,
wolves and many other free-roaming animals!
Manoir Papineau National Historic Site, in Montebello, you can tour a
lavish, architecturally resplendent seigneurial manor. To get into the
vacation spirit, what better than an evening at the Casino? The Casino
du Lac-Leamy, adjacent to a luxury hotel, features shows headlined by
internationally renowned artists, as well as impressive gourmet
restaurants and gaming rooms.
km2 (140 sq. mi.) of Gatineau Park is an ideal recreation destination
in both summer and winter. This paradise, just minutes from downtown,
is the perfect place for canoe-camping, swimming, hiking, skiing,
snowshoeing and winter camping! The park is home to the Mackenzie King
Estate, the former summer residence of this illustrious prime minister.
At the Parc national de Plaisance, you can watch thousands of Canada
geese on their spring and fall migrations.
immense Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle (1,628 km2 / 628 sq. mi.)
is the perfect place to spot moose, beavers and white-tailed deer, and
for enjoying some fishing or canoe-camping. To find out more about
white-tailed deer, visit the Centre d'interprétation du cerf de
Virginie, where you can observe this magnificent animal in its natural
habitat. To enjoy the natural splendour of the Outaouais on bicycle,
take to the trails of the Route verte, cycle along the river that
meanders through Gatineau Park, or tour the immense Réserve faunique La
forests and countless lakes and waterways-in other words immense spaces
that are still intact!
Huge parks and lots of hunting/fishing outfitters, wildlife reserves
and nature centres mean nonstop outdoor recreation.
of migrants populated this immense region, so far from major cities and
barely one hundred years old-first came the woodsmen, fur traders and
land-clearers, then the prospectors drawn by the gold rush. Proud of
its history, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a dynamic region with plenty for
tourists to do, including museums, mining tours and industrial tours.
A trip to mining and fur country
the Cité de l'Or (gold city) and explore what used to be the richest
gold mine in Québec-the Lamaque mine, closed since 1985. This
expedition will take you 300 feet underground! Admire an amazing
collection of minerals at the Musée minéralogique de Malartic, or learn
more about the geology of the Témiscamingue region at the Centre
thématique fossilifère. At the Fort-Temiscamingue National Historical
Site, on LakeTimiskaming, you can visit an important hub of the
18th-century fur trade.
truly enjoy the wide-open spaces in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, you must
take in its preserved natural areas! In Parc national d'Aiguebelle, a
landscape of rocky cliffs sculpted by glaciers and lava, will leave you
At almost 14,000 km² (5,404 sq. mi.), the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye
wildlife reserve has more than 4,000 lakes and rivers (including the
Ottawa River), making it a real paradise for fishing and canoeing
enthusiasts. Cycle down the Moccasin Line, a multiuse path built on the
old railways between Ville-Marie and Laverlochère, to thoroughly enjoy
the unspoiled beauty of Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
architecture of this region is astonishing. The lodging facilities are
varied in order to meet the various needs of its visitors. Restaurants
are well quoted, and, just like the generosity of its fellow-citizens,
the portions are generous.
15 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
A unique and wonderful "Kingdom"!
place people call it "the Kingdom"! With a river so wide it could be a
lake, a lake so immense it could be an inland sea, the
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region abounds in attractions and breathtaking
A wide range of summer and winter activities awaits you: cruises,
whale- and bird-watching, kayaking, rafting, hiking, cycling,
snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ATVing, dogsledding, ice fishing,
cross-country skiing… just to name a few! Its dynamic towns are home to
some 300,000 exceedingly friendly residents.
An extraordinarily rich culture!
the long list of experiences that await you! What would you say about a
zoo where you can watch animals roaming free in their natural habitat?
Adventure awaits you at the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, open
The Pekuakamiulnuatsh (the Lac-Saint-Jean Montagnais people) will
welcome you warmly at Mashteuiatsh (Pointe-Bleue).
about their history and culture, visit the Musée amérindien de
Mashteuiatsh! Botany lovers will not want to miss the Grands Jardins de
Normandin and its 17 hectares (42 acres) of immense and original
Incredible natural splendors!
Véloroute des Bleuets, a special treat for cycling enthusiasts, is a
256-km (159-mi.) network of trails encircling Lac Saint-Jean with
lookout points offering a magnificent view of the lake. The trail
passes through the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon (home to moose
and beavers)-the perfect place to swim in the lake or canoe on the
Rivière Péribonka. Three other large national parks can be found in the
area. Parc national des Monts-Valins is known for its mountains that
rise above 900 m (2,950 ft.), its spectacular views, its rivers and its
numerous bodies of water.
Discover the spectacular beauty of the Saguenay Fjord (the second
longest in North America) at the Parc national du Saguenay, which is an
integral part of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
16 - Manicouagan
On the whale route
grandiose location, which saw the birth of an electrical empire, is
dominated by the largest multiple arch dam in the world, the barrage
Daniel-Johnson (Manic-5). This region covers an immense wilderness that
is ideal for hiking, camping, scuba diving, sea kayaking, hunting, and
fishing and snowmobiling.
to the Manicouagan region will be impressed by its many facets, as
varied as they are astounding. With the shore overlooking the
magnificent St. Lawrence River, cliffs overhanging the striking
Saguenay fjord, saltwater marshes where you can observe 175 bird
species, the fish ladder teeming with leaping salmon, not to mention
the boreal forest, tundra, rushing rivers and deep lakes of its
waters of the Rivière Saguenay that flow into the saltwater of the St.
Lawrence River form an exceptional ecosystem, the Saguenay-St. Lawrence
Marine Park, where countless beluga and fin whales abound in the
cruises, including several departing from Tadoussac and Les Escoumins,
allow you to see these enormous mammals up close. But you can also
occasionally see seals, fin whales and belugas right from the shore!
The Cap-de-Bon-Désir Observation and Interpretation Centre, in
Bergeronnes, is one of the best spots. Its interpretation center, as
well as the center in Tadoussac, describe and explain the life of these
magnificent marine mammals.
Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes, miles of boardwalks and fine sandy
beaches allow visitors to observe animal and plant life in a tranquil
setting. At the Centre d'interprétation des marais salés, you can learn
more about this type of ecosystem, while leisurely watching Canada
geese and snow geese during their seasonal migrations. The aboriginals
have left their mark in the Manicouagan region; to appreciate their
art, drop by the Musée amérindien et inuit, in Godbout. While visiting
the Village forestier d'antan in Franquelin, you'll be transported back
to life in a logging camp and you can even taste the traditional foods
of the old time lumberjacks.
17 - Duplessis
is a coast sprinkled with bays and coves, craggy islets, forests as far
as the eye can see, and plenty of rivers and lakes.
immensely wide Gulf of St. Lawrence is omnipresent. The salt water is a
popular playground for fin whales, sperm whales and other whale
species! Like a string of pearls, little villages dot the
Basse-Côte-Nord-most of which are accessible only by boat.
because the road ends in Natashquan! In this world beyond compare,
fishermen, hunters, snowmobilers and sports enthusiasts can enjoy a
change of scenery at every turn.
d'Anticosti, the largest island in Québec (surface area of 8,000
km²/3,088 sq. mi.) is paradise for white-tailed deer hunters. The
savage beauty of the cliffs, canyons, falls and rivers in the Parc
national captivates tourists. The Mingan Archipelago National Park
Reserve offers unique landscapes with gigantic, spectacularly shaped
monoliths where large colonies of puffins and marine birds dwell. The
Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles, with over 1,000 bodies of
water and some 15 rivers in the heart of the boreal forest, is the
ideal location for sport fishermen-the waters are swarming with brook
trout and salmon.
Harbour village, a fishing port with less than 300 residents, is
located on an island near Newfoundland. Charming tiny painted houses
and wooden boardwalks stand out against the backdrop of tundra and
icebergs. In Fermont, an iron-mining town, one of the largest strip
mines in North America is open to the public. An ingenious protective
wall surrounds this northern town, sheltering it from winter's harsh
weather. For those really interested in discovering the vast territory
of Duplessis, take part in some eco tourism activities, and learn from
those who know it best-the aboriginals, who have lived there for
silence of the tundra, the fresh fragrance of the boreal forest, the
stampeding caribou herds, the spectacular ballet of the northern lights
and the parade of ice floes… Northern Québec is Québec's largest
tourist region. It includes the James Bay territory, between the 49th
and 55th parallels, and Nunavik, above the 55th parallel. Bordered by
the Arctic Ocean, it is truly the final frontier. The Inuit, Cree,
Naskapi and a few non-natives share this land (half of Québec's surface
area) with a fauna and flora that has adapted to the harsh conditions
of this savage landscape. Attracting builders of hydroelectric
stations, the turbulent rivers are home to mega projects, now open to
visitors. The arid mountains are a hiker's paradise, and the game and
fish are a dream comes true for hunters and sport fishermen, while the
vastness of the territory is ideal for ATVs and snowmobiles. In short,
this territory is overflowing with activities for adventure seekers!
immense rivers of Northern Québec are the site of colossal
hydroelectric installations. On the Grande Rivière, there are eight
generating stations, including the La Grande-1 Generating Station and
the Robert Bourassa Generating Facility, the largest underground
generating station in the world. Since 1950, some 185,000 workers have
spent time in the area to build these hydroelectric complexes. Uncover
the history of this saga at the Parc Robert-A.-Boyd historical site. At
the Centre d'intérêt minier de Chibougamau, you can trace the evolution
of the mines over the ages and take in a sound and light show. The
Réserves fauniques Assinica et des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi
form the largest wildlife reserve in Québec. Lac Mistassini is large
enough to be considered a true inland sea.
it is day, both day and night, whereas in winter, it is night almost
all day. Nunavik is a place of unusual experiences. In this vast
expanse, the villages are scattered, not joined by any road-travel to
and from is done by airplane. This territory contains many fantastic
natural phenomena, including the highest mountains in northeastern
America: Monts Torngat (the highest, Mont Iberville, is 1,646 m / 5,400
ft. at its peak). The Pingualuit Crater, fashioned by a meteorite, is
3.4 km (2.11 mi.) in diameter and contains exceptionally pure water. In
the winter, Kangiqsujuaq (88 km / 54 mi. away) is the starting point
for guided snowmobile excursions to the crater. At Tasiujaq, you can
admire the exceptional tides in the Aux Feuilles basin (in March 2002
the world's highest recorded tide occurred here). The Rivière George is
known throughout the world as a prime location for salmon, char and
trout fishing. Regional outfitters also offer top-of-the-line hunting
and fishing packages. At the Daniel Weetaluktuk Museum, discover
contemporary Inuit art, over 200 archeological objects as well as a
recreation of an ancient igloo interior!
19 - Laval
A region that is both young and dynamic
little bit smaller than the Island of Montreal, the island of Laval
take advantage of being the 2nd larger city of the province of Quebec
and of tourist area.
from Montreal by the "Rivière des Prairies", six bridges enable you to
take advantage of tourist attractions of the metropolis and Laval, with
the same accommodation. At the north, 7 bridges give you access to the
tourist area of Laurentides, famous for its various sports activities.
The "Lac des Deux Montagnes" finalizes the watery surrounding of the
by Montréal to the south and the Laurentian Mountains to the north, the
city of Laval comprises both residential neighborhoods and industrial
sectors. With almost half of Laval's vast territory reserved for green
spaces, nature lovers find it difficult to choose between the large,
carefully maintained parks, the area's golf courses and the fields
teeming with fruits, vegetables and multi-colored flowers.
Main attractions of the area:
museum with its space camp and science center
• Several museums and art galleries, like "Maison des Arts",
• Some theatres and showrooms
• The "Rivière des Mille-park
• The hydroelectric power station of the "Rivière des Prairies"
• The récréathèque, vast entertaining complex for the family with a
track of shoes with aligned wheels, 18 holes mini golf, adventures with
laser guns, skittles, park and more
Museum tours that are sure to catch your interest
Cosmodôme is a complex dedicated entirely to conquering space. In the
science center, you can take a trip through our solar system, touch a
real Saturn V rocket engine and admire a piece of lunar rock. At the
Space Camp, thanks to NASA-type simulators, you can even simulate a
walk on the moon!
Armand-Frappier, named after a pioneer of scientific research, is
dedicated exclusively to biosciences. At the Centrale de la
Rivière-des-Prairies, you can see up close the turbines and spillways
used for producing electricity. Also, there are many greenhouses open
to the public in this horticulture capital of Québec. Visit the
Économusée Fleurineau to about the traditional techniques used to dry
flowers. Attractions in Laval are most often avant-garde and anything
in Laval equals relaxation, invigoration and stimulation-all at the
Centre-du-Québec region is located halfway between Québec City and
Montréal, on the south side of the St. Lawrence River. For a vacation
or a weekend outing, there is no shortage of things to see or do:
agrotourism, events, culture, heritage, outdoor activities, antiques,
golfing, snowmobiling, ATVing, conferences and even industrial tourism!
What's more, there is an impressive choice of reputed inns with good
food and accommodations! Get to know the area better via one of the
theme routes, such as the Route des Jardins and the Route des
antiquaires, which will see you exploring gardens and visiting antique
Open your eyes and take a deep breath!
Centre-du-Québec region has everything an outdoor lover's heart could
desire! There are 3,000 km (1,860 mi.) of snowmobile trails and 1,225
km (760 mi.) of ATV trails-125 km (77 mi.) of which are open year
There are 25 bike paths that meander through towns, forests and farming
areas, such as the Parc Linéaire des Bois-
Francs and the Circuit des Traditions.
year, spring and fall, hundreds of thousands of snow geese stop over at
Baie-du-Febvre, on the edge of Lac Saint-Pierre (a UNESCO biosphere
reserve)-an event not to be missed. Centre-du-Québec is home to
Plessisville, the maple capital of the world (where you can find the
Musée de l'érable), as well as the cranberry capital of the province,
Saint-Louis-de-Blandford. In the fall, come visit the immense cranberry
fields at the Centre d'interprétation de la canneberge.
A brief history of Centre-du-Québec
"Centre du Québec" region is located half-way between Québec City and
Montréal, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and has a
population near 220,000.
is easily accessible via highways 20 and 55 and other roads. This
magnificent region is delimited by the St. Lawrence River and here,
mountains, forest, particularly maple forests, and water form a
majestic combination. The Laviolette Bridge links up this region with
the Mauricie region.
Abenaki, the French, the Irish, the Scots and the Loyalists all left
their mark on the Centre-du-Québec region, leaving behind a rich
cultural heritage. To discover the places where the first Scottish and
Irish colonies were established, take the Route Celtique. At the
Village Québécois d'Antan, on the banks of the Rivière Saint-François,
immerse yourself in the traditions of the years 1810-1910 and tour some
60 buildings typical of old Québec. You can also tour the home of an
illustrious prime minister at the Laurier House National Historic Site,
as well as the birthplace of painter-engraver Rodolphe Duguay (one of
Canada's master engravers).
21. Quebec Maritime
Located in Eastern Québec, Québec maritime is made up of the easternmost tourist regions in the province, which are united by the sea and a common tradition. These regions are Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord – Manicouagan, Côte-Nord – Duplessis and the Îles de la Madeleine.
The maritime regions of Québec are accessible by road, rail, air and water—and once here, there are many ways to explore our destination and therefore many tour options for you the clients!
THE GASPÉSIE TOUR: A MUST-SEE!
The Gaspésie Tour is a legendary scenic drive (900 km / 560 mi.) that starts in Bas-Saint-Laurent and loops around the huge Gaspé Peninsula, which juts out into the sea. Both regions will surprise and charm visitors with a wide range of scenery, from the lowlands that ring the coast to the majestic mountains overlooking it. Contact us for tour ideas adapted to your needs.
NEW Lac-Témiscouata National Park
This park is the latest addition to Québec’s national park network. A protected environment combining water and forest, Lac-Témiscouata National Park is a window on 10,000 years of history. It offers visitors access to long sandy banks, flora and fauna as well as hiking trails and aquatic and archaeological activities.
Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site:
Empress of Ireland commemorative show
In 2014, the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. To prepare for this historic moment, a new multifunctional space is being built for exhibits and shows. Hangar 14 is scheduled to open its doors in May 2014.
Domaine Valga: Three new rooms
Domaine Valga is adding three new rooms with private bathroom to its stunning log inn, bringing the total up to nine rooms in which to welcome guests in this enchanting site.
Hôtel Universel in Rivière-du-Loup: Significant investments on renovations
Hôtel Universel in Rivière-du-Loup now welcomes guests in its 220 rooms, including 51 new urban-style units. New: The hotel now has a health centre with outdoor Scandinavian baths!
Hôtel Levesque is now a Best Western Plus
Since joining the international Best Western chain, Hôtel Levesque now welcomes more guests while continuing to showcase the region’s many attractions. Several amenities have been added to the hotel to make a stay here, overlooking the St. Lawrence, even more enjoyable. A new section of urban-style rooms (74 rooms and suites) was built on four floors. In addition, a new indoor/outdoor Nordic spa and indoor pool are now open. The L’Estuaire health centre will also be renovated.
New ferry to Île Verte:
A ferry links the village of L’Isle-Verte to Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (on Île Verte). Providing a superior performance, this modern ferry is suited to meet passenger needs: with an increased capacity of 70 passengers, 12 vehicles and 20 bikes.Information: www.traversiers.com/en
Musée Acadien du Québec à Bonaventure
Did you know that a million Québec residents are of Acadian origin and that three million more have at least one Acadian ancestor? The Musée Acadien du Québec offers cultural and educational activities that showcase this rich heritage. Discover the gripping history of Acadians in Québec by visiting the museum’s permanent exhibit and learn more about Acadian culture in Québec.
Camping de la Baie-de-Percé: New “ready-to-camp” Hékipia tents
Located in the heart of Percé, which is dominated by famous Percé Rock, this campground offers over 150 sites, including 10 Hékipia tents. Ideal for families, couples and groups of friends, Hékipia tents meet the comfort and authenticity standards of nature enthusiasts who want to camp without the hassle of hauling all that gear. The Hékipia tent is designed with such simplicity that it fits perfectly into the natural environment. Enjoy an unforgettable and hassle-free camping experience!
Petite-Vallée Song Festival: Café de la Vieille Forge opens its doors
Visit the interactive exhibit about the emergence and evolution of Québec song at Café de la Vieille Forge, while you enjoy a meal, espresso or Québec beer in an exceptional site. A group menu is available upon request. Information: www.quebecmaritime.ca/petitevallee
Bioparc de la Gaspésie - A Night with Nocturnal Wildlife!
The Bioparc de la Gaspésie, in Bonaventure, is offering: A Night with Nocturnal Wildlife. Participants experience an extraordinary night in a prospector’s tent in the Bioparc, with only the animals, two naturalists and perhaps a small group as company. In addition, nautical excursions on the aquatic reserve covering the estuary of the Bonaventure River are also be offered. Information: www.quebecmaritime.ca/bioparc
Kayaking, whale watching and hostelling in Forillon!
In addition to visiting Forillon National Park and enjoying a whale-watching cruise with Croisières Baie-de-Gaspé, you can now participate in a sea kayaking excursion with Cap Aventure. At the end of the day, spend the night at the Forillon International Youth Hostel in Cap-aux-Os.
Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge: More accessible than ever!
Perched 615 metres (2000 feet) above sea level, the Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge offers 18 rooms where guests can relax after a day of outdoor activities in a wilderness territory of 60 km2 (23 sq. mi.). Here the caribou are king! New: A daily shuttle is now offered during the summer, departing from the SÉPAQ reception office in Cap-Chat. Information: www.quebecmaritime.ca/aubergedemontagne
Voyages CoSte: A cooperative for a sustainable tourism environment
Voyages CoSte offers a wide variety of tour packages in the regions of Minganie, the Lower North Shore and Anticosti Island. The cooperative provides exciting and enriching adventures throughout the year to outdoor enthusiasts and travellers seeking authentic experiences. Visitors can choose from a dozen guided or self-guided tour packages, lasting from one to eight days, and explore the more remote areas of the Côte-Nord – Duplessis region. Information: www.voyagescoste.ca
Chalets-Camping Domaine des Dunes: New organization affiliated with Le Québec maritime
In the heart of nature, Domaine des Dunes offers two types of lodging in Tadoussac. Guests can stay in a cottage or campground in an enchanting setting with a view of the St. Lawrence. Shaded by birch trees, the furnished cottages can comfortably accommodate two to six people and are fully equipped. The campground offers 49 sites (37 for tents, 10 with water, electricity and sewage, and 2 “ready-to-camp” tents). Nearby facilities include toilets and showers, a washer/dryer and a communal room.
Ferme 5 Étoiles: New health centre
On a unique site that offers lodging, meals and four-season activities, discover a relaxation centre that showcases local flora and fauna. This innovative concept gives guests the opportunity to relax while observing nature and wildlife. The centre offers a reading/lounging corner, spa, sauna and massage therapy.
Essipit Cruises: Whale-watching excursions by Zodiac
Enjoy a fascinating sea excursion with Essipit Cruises! Glide just above the water surface in a Zodiac to the deepest parts of the St. Lawrence where food is plentiful and you can observe the majestic whales as they surface to catch their breath. Encounter whales in complete safety and comfort in a 12-passenger Zodiac piloted by an experienced naturalist captain. Information: www.quebecmaritime.ca/croisieresessipit
A new ship for Relais Nordik: The Bella Desgagnés
Earlier this year, the Bella Desgagnés replaced the Nordik Express as the ship serving Anticosti Island and the Lower North Shore. This new ship can comfortably accommodate 381 passengers thanks to its 459 plane-style seats with improved inclination and foot rests. It also offers 160 berths in 63 cabins varying in size from 10.5 m2 to 16 m2, all with private facilities. There are also two 24 m2 cabins for people with reduced mobility. In addition, the ship has a cafeteria seating 112 and a dining room seating 88.
ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE: WELCOME TO PARADISE!
For a complete change of pace and scenery, nothing beats the Îles de la Madeleine. Whether your clients want to enjoy the water and wind or explore the rich culture of an island people, they will leave with wonderful memories and only one thought in mind: to come back for another visit! Contact us for tour ideas adapted to your needs.
Parc de Gros Cap: A multitude of activities in an enchanting setting
The Îles de la Madeleine International Youth Hostel is located at the tip of the Gros-Cap Peninsula in a dream location surrounded by the sea. This hostel offers completely renovated facilities, five fully equipped “ready-to-camp” units as well as three trimaran-type sailboats. Sea kayaking excursions are also available, as are campsites surrounded by exceptional scenery. Information: quebecmaritime.ca/groscap
Autobus Les Sillons: An authentic experience of the Islands
Autobus Les Sillons offers a guided bus tour that will introduce visitors to all that the Islands have to offer: hills, woods, fishing harbours, lagoons, dunes, beaches and cliffs. This tour also provides the opportunity to discover local arts and crafts, which are so integral to the Islanders’ way of life. This bus company also offers a new interregional service from Sainte-Foy (Québec City) to the Islands.
Theme cruises to the Îles de la Madeleine
CTMA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience an exceptional ferry cruise aboard the M/V CTMA Vacancier. Departing from Montréal, the ship stops in Chandler for a taste of Gaspésie. Once on the Islands, your clients can soak up the beauty of this enchanting archipelago. On the return journey, the ship stops in Québec City, the capital of the province. For your clients to take full advantage of this five-day cruise, why not encourage them to opt for a theme cruise or package?
Auberge La Salicorne: All-inclusive packages
Offering 26 country-style rooms, great food and a complete program of activities, La Salicorne is much more than just an inn. Located at the heart of a fishing village, this vacation centre welcomes you with typical island hospitality and offers customized packages from May to late September.
Château Madelinot now under the Hôtels Accent banner
The new name pays tribute to the charming accents
22. Imax Theatre – Niagara Falls
Experience Niagara Falls from the Edge of your Seat- IMAX Theatre and Niagara Daredevil Exhibit. The Niagara Movie hold onto your seats for the most powerful and involving film experience that brings reality to life on a screen over six stories high, supported by 12,000 watts of earth shaking digital surround sound. IMAX’s groundbreaking photographic technique lets audience member’s discover the thundering Falls from a completely new and exhilarating perspective, and plunge over them along with history daredevils. We offer hourly Shows that are available in eight languages. Visit The Daredevil Exhibit. Reach out and touch actual barrels, spheres, and daredevil chambers. Experience two great attractions in one location. Don’t forget to shop at our National Geographic Store the one of only five in the world. Be sure to experience Niagara’s most unique shopping adventure.
23 -Historic Village of Val-Jalbert
VISIT OF THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF VAL-JALBERT
Travel back through time to an authentic single-industry village with some forty charming original buildings. The spirit of this enigmatic site, where time has stood still since 1927, will capture the hearts of visitors. The convent-school, general store, post office, abandoned houses and pulp mill all hold secrets which are revealed by a host of colorful characters. Val-Jalbert was an ultramodern village that was filled with hope, and where, twenty-five years before the rest of Quebec, villagers enjoyed the luxury of electricity and running water.
By foot, handheld GPS or trolleybus, the new circuit tours are a must during your visit. All kinds of cultural and family activities are just waiting to be discovered.
The majestic Ouiatchouan Falls, higher than Niagara Falls, will leave you awestruck. The spectacular new lookout at the heart of the falls, with its glass platform, provides an unforgettable viewpoint. Hop aboard the cable car and be transported to a breathtaking panoramic mountaintop view in just a moment's time.
A new multimedia presentation is now available in the old Mill. Learn and discover the life of the workers in the pulp mill and the village in a dynamic and innovative format. The visitor will learn and experience the six (6) steps of production of the pulp for the newspapers in the 1920s-era.
Duration for a complete visit : minimum of 3h30
ACCOMMODATION IN VAL-JALBERT
An overnight stay in Val-Jalbert is now part of the immersion experience! In period restored houses in the heart of the village, you can enjoy contemporary comfort with a special touch of the 20’s. The comfortable and spacious rooms feature a perfect mix of authentic period materials and refined style. Antique ornaments and pictures of the village blend in seamlessly with modern details. Most of the rooms are equipped with a double or queen size bed and a double or queen size Murphy bed for more flexibility and comfort. Come spend a weekend with family, friends or grandparents.
We have 16 rooms in period houses, four (4) with two double beds (for wheelchair) and 12 with two Queen size bed. In the second and third floors of the general store, we have three (3) rooms with two Queen size bed and five (5) rooms with only one.
Each room contain:
? Fully equipped bathrooms (some with whirlpool bath)
? Plasma TVs
? Free Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
? Coffee machines
? Air conditioning
ACCOMMODATION IN NATURE
Located at the entrance of the Historical village along the Ouiatchouan River, the campground includes 172 sites set up in wooded areas. Whether the site is located near the river or closer to the welcome area, campers have access to:
? Sanitary facilities
? Picnic tables
? Two small laundry facilities
? Dumping station
? Free wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
? Public phone
? Heated outdoor pool
? Water games for kids
A new concept, the "lean to", is also available starting this year! It consists of a wooden platform (10 x 9 foot) with three walls and a roof to protect the tent, camping materials and picnic table in case of bad weather.
The services offered are suitable for all type of campers:
172 sites in all;
65 sites equipped with three services (water, electricity and sewage);
23 sites equipped with two services;
84 sites with no services (few of them with "lean to").
Pets on a leash are accepted at the camping only.
ACCOMMODATION IN NATURE
This economical formula, half way between the motel and campground, will appeal to young families who enjoy the great outdoors!
Built for four people, these 3.6 m x 4.3 m mini-cottages (12 ft x 14 ft) are electrically heated. They come equipped with a kitchen including a 2-ring stove, mini-fridge and sink. Dishes and cutlery are provided but you’ll need to rent or bring your own bedding for the length of your stay.
Two types available :
Sanitary facilities are located at about 45 m (150 ft) from the cottages.
Mini-cottage with bathroom included shower, sink and toilet.