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Centre-du-Quebec

Not far from large urban centres like Montreal and Quebec City, the Tourisme Centre-du-Quebec region is perfect for a quick getaway to the country, and enjoying a multitude of winter or summer activities outdoors. An excellent destination on your next holiday or escapade, this region is perfect for road cycling and mountain biking fans. In winter, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are available through a number of adventure professionals. What could be more exciting than a dog-sled raid and the unique joys it provides? Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec’s member outfitters, who will gladly accompany you.

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!

Canicross

You’re fit, you love wide open spaces and sled dogs? Canicross is perfect for you! Long practised here in Quebec for training mushers and sled teams, today it’s a full-fledged outdoor activity. Quebec’s untouched wilderness is the ideal setting for discovering or practising canicross or cross-country running with sled dogs. A veritable team effort, enjoy all the pleasures of working with your Nordic or husky dog on a trek or run, and discover the world of mushing at the bar of a dogsled. A truly unique experience.

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.

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.

Fatbiking

Known for its fat tires that are great on snow, fatbiking is on the rise across Quebec’s snow-covered landscape. A great outdoor activity on rugged terrain and assorted surfaces, hard-core mountain bikers are familiar this new sport’s every secret. Oversized tires make it easy to ride on snow, ice, through mud or sand. Greatly appreciated by fatbike gurus as well as novices too, the bike is specially designed for riding on snow. Certain outfitters offer fatbike and mountain bike rentals.

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.

Horseback riding

You’re a passionate rider and Quebec has some amazing horseback riding adventures, in the great outdoors! Whether you want to ride for a few hours at a ranch or set off on an exciting overnight trip through the Appalachian forest, come discover Quebec’s wilderness on horseback, your favourite mount. Much more than just a ride, here you’ll explore the many charms and beauty of our national parks. Enjoy riding like never before, and trust Aventure Ecotourisme Québec member outfitters to share the sweetness of spring with you, or Indian Summer’s fall colours, on your next wilderness ride.

Mountain Biking/ Cross Country

On a downhill or XC bike, rain or shine, ride across kilometres of Quebec mountain bike trails and roads. Single track or not, defy the countless forest trails at your disposal ? and for beginners too! No mountain bike or helmet to practise your favourite sport? Some outfitters member offer gear rentals. All over Quebec, mountain biking as cross country is a sport that’s still growing fast, and trail quality has been steadily improving from year to year. A stone’s throw from a city, treat yourself to a superb countryside setting, between mountain and forest.  

Off-trail skiing / Telemark

Love tall peaks, powder and off-trail or telemark skiing? We do too! Off-trail and telemark skiing are perfect for thrill-seekers to get their fill of winter sights and scenery. Ride untouched mountains, free as a bird, and admire breathtaking landscapes. Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters and set out to conquer Quebec’s tall mountains ? from the Upper Gaspé region’s Chic Chocs to Charlevoix. Beginner or seasoned off-trail and telemark skiers are sure to enjoy their day ? or their ski & stay getaway ? in Quebec’s great outdoors! Make your next ski trip an unforgettable...

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
 

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.

School Groups

Québec’s regional parks offer tremendous opportunities for educational activities. To teachers, these well-equipped and safe playgrounds offer an ideal environment for encouraging physical activity in a fun setting. Whether you organize an excursion, a nature class, a workshop or an introduction to an outdoor activity, the options are many and varied, as each regional park is unique while allowing for some flexibility.

All regional parks listed in this directory are organized to welcome school groups, offering infrastructures and services that facilitate educational activities (i.e. visitor center, accommodation, drinkable water,...

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.

Turnkey camping

Quebec’s ready-to-camp formula is hard to resist! Do you love camping but don’t have the gear, or don’t know where to stay? Camp with one of our outfitters, or in a Huttopia rental tent in 17 of Quebec’s 24 national parks. Come experience the many joys of camping ? without worrying about the gear! Ideal for nature lovers who prefer the hands-free approach, turnkey camping includes heat, beds and an equipped kitchen. From spring to fall, take off on your very own turnkey camping trip, in Quebec.

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!