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Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

The Tourisme Saguenay?Lac-St-Jean visitor region is a must for outdoor activities. Known for its legendary Saguenay River and Lac Saint-Jean ? as immense as an inland sea ? as well as its majestic fjord that is deep enough for whales and other unique marine animals, the Tourisme Saguenay?Lac-St-Jean visitor region is renowned for its attractions and stunning scenery, but also for its blueberries and tourtière. Winter or summer, loads of fun outdoor activities are yours to discover in Tadoussac, l’Anse-St-Jean, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, Chicoutimi, St-Félicien or in Petit Saguenay: Camping, boat cruises, whale-watching and marine bird observation, kayaking, rafting, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, quadding, dog-sledding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing ? to name but a few! 

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...

ATV and Quad

Take on that beaten path on an ATV or quad, on Quebec’s extensive trail network. Off-road gurus are sure to love practising their favourite outdoor activity in Quebec. Guided or not, make your next ATV adventure simply unforgettable by choosing between different getaway plans tailored to meet to your every need. 

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! 

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.

Doing it differently

Under a bubble, a dome, a sphere or in a yurt, Quebec has loads of unusual lodging options to choose from, including singular treetop cabins that invite you to live an unforgettable experience. After a day of playing in the great outdoors, why not push your Quebec adventure up a notch? Sleep in a treetop cabin or a teepee! Share the night skies with the wolves ? try a bubble with a view of the Saguenay Fjord! It’s definitely time to go wild!

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. 

Guided adventure circuits

Plan your outdoor trip to Quebec by choosing one of the many guided circuits offered by our partner Chinook Aventure. Trips and circuits guided by passionate professionals offering you the best adventures so you can enjoy nature and Quebec’s great outdoors too. Whether you want to go hiking, sea kayaking or mountain biking, take advantage of our partners’ expertise and our outdoor adventure specialists for the planning of your trip. Set out  and discover the Land of Lakes and Rivers.

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 fishing

Teasing the fish, in winter? Yes! On a frozen lake or river, ice fishing is an absolutely extraordinary experience. All bundled up, why not go ice fishing with a small rod or brimbale ? it’s a sure-fire way to boost your winter fun! Most often a heated hut is included, and the fish are always ready to bite. With friends, family or your gang of savvy anglers, everyone has fun ice fishing in Quebec, in winter.

Kitesurfing

Quebec has countless exceptional kitesurf sites, like the renowned Îles-de-la Madeleine to name but one. Kitesurfing is the preferred sport of the active gen that adores cutting across the water, winds gusting. Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters offer personnalized, made-to-measure kitesurf lessons for beginners and experts alike. Learn the basics of power kiting and traction, how to cut upwind, stay on course and sail your kite like a pro. Treat yourself to a kitesurf lesson, enjoy the clean fresh air and go conquer Quebec’s amazing wind! 

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.

Outfitters

Feel like spending a night in the forest? Come experience overnighting with a Quebec outfitter. Deep in the woods, in a little log cabin, relax by the fireplace after a day of fishing or a gorgeous hike. All across Quebec, whether you prefer a full-comfort or rustic chalet, outfitters have just the right address for you.

Rabaska Canoeing

A rabaska is a large Algonquin birch bark canoe originally used for transport and trading. Known for its countless bodies of water, Quebec is your perfect destination for rabaska canoeing. Ideal for outdoor group or family activities, a rabaska canoe takes you out to admire superb landscapes and paddle to magical islands while you observe nature at its finest. Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters to organize a rabaska canoe trip that meets your every expectation!

Rafting

Quebec is known for its rivers and whitewater rafting tours ? without a doubt one of its top watersport activities. Interested in playing in Quebec’s great outdoors and clean fresh air, with a splash of adrenaline? With friends or family, set out on a guided river rafting adventure in complete safety ? Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters take good care of beginner and expert rafters alike. In Montreal, the Laurentians or the Gaspé region, come live an unforgettable experience, enjoy nature, get wet and have a ball out there, riding the waves on your next rafting trip. 

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...

River kayaking

Quebec is a top destination worldwide for avid river kayakers. Its countless freshwater rivers are ideal for whitewater and river kayaking. Beginners or experts, Aventure Écotourisme Québec’s accredited kayak outfitters organize paddling trips for every taste and pace in Canada’s great outdoors. Learn everything there is to know about river kayaking, travel Canada’s many legendary rivers or ride the St. Lawrence’s renowned waves. The beauty of the river and its riverside scenery are simply stunning.  

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.

Sailing

Sailors and nature lovers adore Quebec for its countless bodies of water. Sailing is the perfect outdoor activity for discovering Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord and St. Lawrence River.  To fine tune your sailing skills, take off on a sailing trip or admire the scenery deckside, the Canadian wilderness is definitely an eye-opener. Choose any one of Aventure Écotourisme Quebec’s sailing schools and go for a guided sail lasting anywhere from a few hours to several days, and live your very own unique sailing adventure. 

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. 

Snow kiting

With the wind in your sail, discover winter in Quebec as you glide across a magnificent, pristine landscape.  Snowkiting / kiteskiing is an ecofriendly, free means of transit that only relies on the wind to carry you across flat terrain. Experience the thrill of being pulled along by the force of a gust! Compared to kitesurfing, snowkiting is easier for beginners because strong winds aren’t needed to move forward. Trust our outdoor adventure specialists to set up a trial for you ? and have the time of your life!

Snowmobiling/sledding

With its vast provincial snowmobile trail network, Quebec has more kilometres for sleds than for automobiles. In winter, snowmobiling is a top outdoor activity ? so what are you waiting for? A number of outfitters offer all-inclusive guided snowmobile treks to appreciate the sport’s many pleasures. Planning to take off for several days on a raid, or on a quick day-trip? Discover pure bliss up in the mountains on a sled, and make your dream getaway in nature come true.  

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.

Stays with Aboriginal & First Nations People

In Quebec, various Aboriginals and First Nations offer visitor stays. There are eleven (11) nations spread out across fifty-five (55) distinct communities. Quebec’s First Nations and Aboriginal people offer truly authentic experiences, from canoe trips and tasty food samplings to traditional cultural activities. Looking for truly authentic experiences? Choose a First Nations stay from a number of offers, in Quebec’s countless deep-wilderness settings. Find out about dreamcatchers, and experience Quebec’s Amerindian culture at your own rhythm, be it in an urban or a remote area.

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.

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.

Whitewater riverboarding

Among outdoor enthusiasts, Quebec is renowned for its countless bodies of water. Are you an adrenaline junkie? Try an amazing outdoor activity that takes you out to conquer nature ? on a riverboard adventure! Pull on a pair of fins, hop on your riverboard and discover a sport that blends whitewater rafting and surfing. Revel in everything the river has to offer and have the time of your life! From the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to the Lachine Rapids in Montreal, let Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters guide you in complete safety, on your next whitewater riverboarding trip.  

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!