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Bas-Saint-Laurent

The Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent visitor region includes the St. Lawrence River, the Appalachian mountain range, the Matapedia Valley and the new Parc national du Témiscouata. Its geographic location allows for a full range of outdoor activities in nature. In a sea kayak, discover the immensity of the St. Lawrence River and the BIC National Park’s seals or scale a cliff in beautiful Kamouraska village, at sunset. On your next bike tour, go for a spin on the region’s extensive cycling network. A world biosphere of pleasure, summer or winter this region welcomes visitors to enjoy a number of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing and dog-sledding. 

Biking (Bicycle Touring)

Biking fans only need a few turns of the pedal to get away from it all, and Quebec has quite the network of roads, trails and paths across assorted visitor regions. Follow La Route Verte’s 5000 km of marked all-calibre roads, or la Véloroute des Bleuets that tours Lac-Saint-Jean’s blueberry country, or the North Shore’s Véloroute des Baleines to enjoy nature, visiting villages and First Nation reserves along the way, while you’re in the saddle. Come nightfall, choose a campsite or B&B from a long list of Bienvenue Cyclistes lodging establishments. Trust the expertise of Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters to help you plan your...

Camping

Camping pairs perfectly with outdoor activities and sharing memorable moments with your loved ones. Quebec campgrounds are expecting you! Come set up your tent or RV, and discover the loveliest sites for spending a night in nature, in Quebec. With over 7,000 campsites fanned out across national parks, wildlife reserves and visitor centres ? or at an Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitter’s ? there is definitely one with your name on it, here in Quebec!

Dog accepted

Get outdoors and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities with your faithful four-legged friend!
Since not all places are dog-friendly, we have listed a few interesting places for you to enjoy nature with your faithful companion.

Ebike / e-fatbike

The electric-assisted bicycle makes it possible to discover Quebec on a greater distance. It really gives a little help to all cyclists who want to go further or faster. High stability, assisted propulsion will allow you to ride in comfort and increase your efforts during your ascents. An assistance bike that will make you easily travel more hilly or mountainous circuits as well as all-terrain trails in the forest and the beautiful bike paths of Quebec.

Ideal for people with a physical limitation.

Equipment rental on site

No need to be fully equipped to do your favorite outdoor activity! See here the companies and regional parks that offer equipment rentals.

*See directly with the company to know what items are available.

Flora and fauna

Quebec’s vast untouched wilderness makes it a unique destination for outdoor activities. Come explore the province’s flora, the secrets of plants and animal life. Quebec offers countless hiking and trekking adventures for discovering its exceptional fauna. Hit the mountains to observe moose, caribou or black bear, or kayak the St-Lawrence river to observe the marine fauna and encounter whales, seals and migratory birds. Accredited Aventure Écotourisme member outfitters are sure to share their knowledge of Quebec’s biodiversity and rich unique wildlife with you, and all its beauty. 

Geocaching

If you're looking to combine entertainment and adventure for your next outdoor activity in Quebec, then try geocahing! Surrounded by nature and using GPS coordinates, go search for surprises, treasures or clues leading to the resolution of well thought riddles. By foot or at the wheel of an electric vehicle, enjoy the best views of Quebec while following the paths created by our geocaching experts. Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters for your next outing with family or friends and enjoy geocaching, an original outdoor activity. 
 

Hiking

Doubtless, Quebec is the destination par excellence for hikers and nature lovers. Quebec presents over 11,000 km of carefully marked and maintained hiking trails, and many off-trail hikes for intermediate-level and seasoned mountaineers. Or discover Quebec’s wide open spaces and Canada’s unique wilderness setting in one of our many national parks. Be awed by the unique charms of our visitor regions, and take advantage of countless trails, circuits and outdoor activities offered through accredited Aventure Écotourisme Québec members.

Ice climbing

Ice climbing is the activity for conquering Quebec’s frosty peaks, in winter. Pick in hand and crampons on your boots, countless ice-covered waterfalls and rocky faces call out to all ice climbers. From a beginner lesson in complete safety to a guided outing including gear rental, our member outfitters provide excellent ice climbing tips and advice for all. Go ahead, breaking the ice feels good as you set out to discover Montmorency Falls, les Palissades de Charlevoix, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook or countless ice-capped cliffs in the Laurentians. To your picks, one and all! 

Multiactivity stay

Looking for a multiactivity adventure in Quebec? Choose adventure packages with lodgings plus an array of outdoor activities like whale-watching, sea kayaking or dog-sledding. The best way to discover Eastern Canada is in complete freedom. Outdoor specialists help you choose unusual lodgings where you can also savour local terroir meals. All-inclusive multiactivity packages range from short overnight getaways to one-week stays or longer. 

Our Certified Regional Parks

Outdoor enthusiasts, get ready to enjoy the generous nature of Quebec’s regional parks. From hiking to snowshoeing, mountain biking to kayaking, canoeing to fishing and interpretation centers to kids’ playgrounds, the regional parks offer you a natural, healthy and accessible environment.

PaRQ accreditation is a seal of quality. It demonstrates the professionalism of regional parks, the quality of the outdoor experience they offer and their good practices in all aspects of their operations, including risk management and sustainable development.

see the map of our regional parks
 

Recreational kayaking

Recreational kayaking is a great way to paddle down Quebec’s many waterways. Contrary to sea kayaking, recreational kayaking takes place on calm water, is non-enclosed and does not require a spray skirt. Quebec has countless waterways and lakes, each as perfect as the next for practising this sport. Recreational kayaking is very safe, ideal for beginner kayakers and a great family activity too. Be assured Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters have everything required for you to enjoy your next kayak adventure in Quebec, paddling your way around a string of islands, having a great time with your gang, in...

Rock climbing

Drawn by rocky crags? Live to conquer new summits and rappel down, as your second reward? Quebec’s steep rocky cliffs are made for rock climbing. Whether you’re a neophyte or interested in perfecting your technique, or for the fun of training outdoors, with our accredited Aventure Ecotourisme Québec outfitters ? for whom your safety is the number one concern ? climb with peace of mind as you admire unparalleled views across wilderness reserves that are unique worldwide. Clip on your helmet and harness, and come experience a simply thrilling adventure sport in an exceptional setting.

Rustic cabins and cottages

Does spending a night in nature and living a magical wilderness adventure sound heavenly? Why not book one of Quebec’s many rustic cabins? Avid hikers, snowshoers, skiers and dog-sledders, these cabins are perfect for you! Enjoy a network of trails and breathtaking Quebec scenery on your way to your cabin ? at your own pace, of course! Be one with nature again, and share quality time in a relaxed outdoor setting. Chat with other hikers you might meet on-trail, or other adventurers sharing the same deep-woods address with you.

Sea Kayaking

In Quebec, sea kayaking takes place on the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay Fjord. Sea, lake and river kayaking are the perfect outdoor activity for discovering Quebec’s marine fauna. Paddle your sea kayak to meet the whales, fish or discover Quebec’s unique scenery. With family or friends, treat yourself to a guided activity and spend anywhere from several hours to several days in nature, with the services of an accredited Aventure Écotourisme Québec outfitter. Be charmed paddling Canada’s clear waters and enjoy our countless activities for avid kayakers. 

Snowshoeing

Discover the joys of winter ? on snowshoes! From snowshoe day-trips on Quebec’s marked trails and glades to raids in a national park or on-mountain, it’s a sport for the whole family, as well as avid adventurers who aren’t afraid of winter. Quebec’s snowshoe trails are renowned for their vast forests, mountainous landscapes and stunning vistas. There’s simply no reason to stay indoors this winter! Strap on your snowshoes ? a beautiful world awaits outdoors.

Stand up paddle

Quebec is the perfect destination for practising Stand Up Paddle Board ? a.k.a. SUP or paddleboarding. Quebec’s countless rivers are perfect for SUP trips tailored for beginners and experts alike. SUP is the ideal sport for observing Canada’s flora and fauna, enjoying a river paddleboard trip, exploring a lake, conquering the St. Lawrence River’s waves or SUP Yoga. Make your next outdoor experience your best one ever by choosing an outdoor activity hosted by an Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitter.

Whale watching cruises, excursions and observation

A natural habitat for many marine mammals, Quebec’s waterways are great for whale-watching adventures. With 10 whale species including the biggest marine mammal in the world ? the blue whale ? it also is home to fin whales, humpbacks, grey whales, belugas, dolphins…  Set out on a whale-watching adventure and experience magical moments with the whales that swim in Québec’s waters. Discover magnificent Canadian and Quebec national parks, two unique whale observation sites, and spend quality time in nature while you’re here, in Quebec’s incredible natural wonderland. Accredited Aventure Ecotourisme Québec member outfitters promise singular,...

Winter camping

Who said that camping is only in the summer? In winter, many places are good places to pitch a tent or bivouac on the snow. Inexpensive and allowing a greater proximity with nature, camping is perfect, even in winter!!! Provided of course that you are well prepared, well dressed and want to live a totally unique experience!