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Eastern Townships

The Tourisme Cantons-de-l'Est visitor region offers a full menu of outdoor activities, from hiking to winter horseback riding for all. Its four national parks – Mont-Megantic, Frontenac, Mont-Orford and Yamaska ? offer a rainbow of activities like camping, kayaking and canoeing. When the fall colours are in full swing, the Eastern Townships are the place to be. And on your next bicycle tour, discover its 365 km cycling network that tours the entire region, with circuits that showcase local gastronomy or summit scenery. An amazing natural reserve, year-round this region is a breath of fresh air!  

Aerial adventures

Adrenaline, acrobatics, elevation, thrills: Do these words speak to you? Then come try a treetop adventure in Quebec! A leisure sport conducted in a wooded area equipped with features, treetop trekking has you climb your way across the treetops, using every possible acrobatic manoeuvre available, between assorted aerial platforms set up in the trees. Our member outfitters specialize in Quebec adventure tourism, and see to every detail so your treetop trek takes place in complete safety. Your personal protection gear, comprised of a harness and pulley, is provided. Secured, progress through the treetop aerial park and live an experience...

Bicycle Touring

Bicycle touring 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...

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!

Canoe-camping

In Québec, the canoe camping is an outdoor activity very commun on the various lakes and rivers. In Mauricie National Park, discover the canoe-camping and combine the joys of canoe and the pleasure of wild camping in Quebec. With family or friends, let yourself be carried away by the beauty of  Quebec national parks. Whether on a lake or on a river, the landscapes will amaze you. From one night to several nights, a great adventure awaits you in the different regions of Quebec. Let yourself be charmed by the calm of Canada's water.
 

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! 

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. 

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.

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! 

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.  

Outdoor and adventure therapy

Walking, running, skiing, paddling, discovering fauna and flora are just some of the activities that a person can choose to develop his or her physical or psychological condition and get in touch with others. Research has proven that nature and adventure can be beneficial to individuals. The following companies, which are using nature and adventure as a way of intervention, ensure that their target clientele acquire knowledge, change their behavior and attitude, develop a higher self-esteem and even surpass themselves.

Rappelling

Enjoy Quebec’s magnificent landscapes from a bird’ eye view, on a rappelling adventure in Quebec. Beginners learn how to do a controlled descent down a rocky face in our national and adventure parks, while experienced rappellers can play and get their adrenaline fix on Quebec’s larger-than-life steeps. First used as a rock climbing technique that was later adopted on via ferratas, it’s now a full-fledged outdoor activity that our Aventure Ecotourisme Québec member outfitters will have you experience in complete safety, thanks to their Quality-Safety Accreditation.

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.

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.

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.