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Charlevoix

Charlevoix is a region where natural and cultural attractions pair up with soaring mountains and the colossal St. Lawrence River. A UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Tourisme Charlevoix visitor region is a must-see for practising outdoor and adventure activities.  Both Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie and Parc national des Grands-Jardins offer a full lineup of outdoor activities including hiking, via ferrata, canoeing, kayaking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling. See the region’s 350 million-year-old crater, plan a long-distance hike on La Traversée de Charlevoix’s 100 km trail that crisscrosses the backcountry, offering beautiful vistas across the region, or the more daring can try winter kayaking amid the ice floes. This is but a short list of the territory’s many assorted visitor experiences. 

Canoeing

With its hundreds of lakes and rivers, Quebec is the perfect destination for canoeing. In fact, canoeing is part of Quebec history. Set out in the footsteps of our ancestors and discover Canada’s endless beauty. Our lakes and rivers are an invitation for paddlers to come explore magnificent landscapes. Enjoy the best of the great outdoors ? choose a river paddling adventure or a canoe-camping trip! Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters to handle all the arrangements on your next canoe trip, so it meets your every expectation! 

Canyoning

Do you love adventure, water and rocky faces? Try canyoning. Rather new to Quebec, canyoning promises serious thrills! Explore rugged and sometimes narrow waterways on foot, swim and stay safely secured as you rappel down. Jump into a river from a rocky ledge, scramble between two faces. In winter, try a made-in-Quebec sport called ice canyoning, where you climb your way down a waterfall with spikes. Beginner and expert adventuters, summer or winter, come live an unforgettable experience.

Dog sledding

Live winter at its best ? in Quebec! Hop on a sled and let a husky or malamute team take you across the gorgeous frozen landscape. Experienced mushers drive you and your crew on a family outing across a network of sled trails, or anyone who prefers to sit back and enjoy this amazing outdoor experience to the fullest. The more adventurous are welcome to learn how to harness up their team, and mush too. Enjoy a moment of deep Nordic pleasure as you speed across the snow, by choosing the services of an Aventure Écotourisme Québec member dog-sled outfitter.

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. 

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.

Mountain Biking

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? Certain Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters offer gear rentals. All over Quebec, mountain biking 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...

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.

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.

Via Ferrata

Come discover Quebec from a highly original angle ? on our exciting via-ferrata. With certified guides, fly down a steel cable along a rocky face in complete safety, in one of our national parks. A mix between hiking and rock climbing, this new activity is practised in no fewer than 12 sites across the entire province of Quebec. Beginners and experts, this outdoor activity delivers an exciting new experience, unlike any other. And all our members have Quality-Safety Accreditation so you can live an outdoor adventure with peace of mind.

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 sea kayaking

Quebec's snowy winters should not stop you from going sea kayaking! Winter sea kayaking is a unique experience during which you can discover all the beauty of Quebec's clear icy waters. Be one of the few who still hop into a kayak to enjoy out great outdoors and have one of the most enjoyable paddles of your life. Not to worry, dressed with warm clothes, winter kayaking is as safe as kayaking in summer. Naviguate along our shorelines featuring ice formations and appreciate a great moment with friends and family. Try it out and let our passionate guides take care of the rest.

Ziplining

Speed along a steel cable, enjoying the cruise: clip onto a zipline and become an aerial acrobat, dangling over the big void. Sail along, free as a breeze, enjoying Quebec’s natural kingdom below, experiencing new thrills. Push off from a mountaintop platform and 5 ziplines later, discover a lively village below. Or do you prefer bridging the gap between two mountains, soaring like a bird? Flying over a lake? Big thrills are guaranteed. Revel in this exciting outdoor adventure, in complete safety.

Zodiac

In Quebec, zodiacs are semi-rigid inflatables by and large used to provide optimal whale-watching experiences. In addition to the thrill of riding so close to the waves, zodiacs take you out to discover Quebec’s rich marine wildlife. A zodiac cruise is the best way to discover Manicouagan, the Saguenay Fjord, Tadoussac and the St. Lawrence River, promising countless exciting moments out on the water. Zodiac cruises offered by Aventure Écotourisme Québec members are eco-friendly and devised for visitors. Two more reasons to discover Canada’s natural kingdom and revel in its great outdoors ? aboard a zodiac!