Activity tours

Magical Evening at the Traditional Huron Site

1 day from 62$ CAD/ pers.

Located on the Huron-Wendat reservation, the Huron Traditional Site is a unique opportunity to discover the history, the culture and the lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.

« The evolutionary path of the Americas has to a certain extent historically tied our people. While visiting our recreated village and by letting yourselves be carried away by our stories, you will discover the hidden faces of the Huron way of life. We trust your stay amongst us will bring a better understanding of our evolution and culture ».

Mario Gros-Louis - Owner and founder

 

 

 

Date: Available all year round

Preliminary schedule:

  • 18:00 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 18:30 Arrival at the Traditional Huron Site and visit of the boutique
  • 19:00 Guided tour (with a guide wearing the traditional apparel): Visit of the Annonchia, the longhouse, where you will be introduced to the traditional way of life and the social organization at the time of the arrival of the Europeans. Techniques of food preservation (smoked and dried meats). Reminders of the old means of transportation. Receive an initiation to the spiritual life of the Huron people, including a sweat lodge and traditional medicine. Visit a giant tipi, find out about the different First Nations and learn about the present situation of the Huron-Wendat people.
  • 20:00 Traditional meal (menu subject to modification): Terrine (game meat), traditional soup of the day and bannock (Native bread), tender roe cubes bourguignon, accompanied by wild rice and traditional vegetables. Home-style cake served with a savory maple sauce. Wild tea.
  • 21:30 Native show: The sacred dances and ceremonies were traditionally performed to thank the Creator for the good harvest of wild fruits and corn during the fall season. The Huron-Wendat also performed those dances during special holidays, usually held between the first and the thirteenth moon. At the end of the show, visitors are invited to participate in the friendship dance. That dance was usually performed to strengthen the bonds between different nations. You will leave the Site with an unforgettable memory.
  • 22:30 Departure from the Huron Traditional Site by bus
  • 23:00 Arrival at the hotel

Minimum participants required: 35



Charlevoix Bus-Whale Express Package in Tadoussac

1 day from 220$ CAD/ pers.

Unique guided sightseeing tour: aboard a tour bus, let us take you to the whales, in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Hop aboard the AML Grand Fleuve, a comfortable and secure boat with passionate naturalist guides, for an exciting and memorable whale watching experience. The AML Grand Fleuve offers its passengers the best view of whales: blue whales, fin whales, minke whale, humpback whales, belugas and more. With its glassed-in panoramic decks, its terraces and observation platform, the boat provides unparalleled visibility. Breathtaking scenery, a privileged contact with nature and a memorable encounter with the giants of the sea.

**Includes lunch and snack.

 

 

Date: Available from May 18 to October 19, 2019

Preliminary schedule:

  • 08:30 Departure from the hotel for the meeting point/departure point at Place d'Armes
  • 09:00 Departure fron Place d'Armes by bus
  • 12:30 Arrival at Baie-Sainte-Catherine
  • 13:30 Whale-watching cruise aboard the boat (3h)
  • 16:45 Departure from Baie-Sainte-Catherine to Quebec City
  • 20:00 Arrival at Place d’Armes and shuttle to your hotel

Minimum participants required: 5

 


 

Sugar Shack Dinner at La Sucrerie Blouin

1 day from 65$ CAD/ pers.

La Sucrerie Blouin invites you to relive the good old days in a typical sugar shack. You will enjoy the traditional method of collecting maple sap and boiling it over a wood stove in an old-fashioned way. You will have a very enjoyable « Sugar Party » in a picturesque setting in the sugar bush on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.

Includes:

- Traditional meal (all you can eat, served at the table)
- Taffy on the snow outside
- Explanation of the making of maple syrup
- Sleigh ride pulled by horses
- Dance hall
- Traditional music
- Sale of maple products

Date: Available all year round

Preliminary schedule:

  • 18:00 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 18:45 Arrival at La Sucrerie Blouin
  • 19:00 All-you-can-eat dinner with traditional music by experienced animator
  • 20:00 to 22:30 Exploring the site
  • 22:30 Departure at the hotel by bus
  • 23:30 Arrival at the hotel

Minimum number of participants: 20


 

Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site

1 day from 25$ CAD/ pers.

First a visit to the Quebec Parliament and its flourishing gardens. A unique structure of architectural style inspired by the expansion of the Louvre in Paris. The tour stops onto Place d’Armes to enjoy its grandiose fountain statute. Close by, the tour continues to the Château Frontenac and its Dufferin Terrasse, a magnificent boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River and offering a breathtaking view. Then is the Seminary of Québec, founded in 1663. Now occupied by the Architecture School of Laval University, this institution is a remarkable collection of buildings erected around enclosed courtyards. Following is the spectacular interior of the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral. Then continuing to the Lower Town, finding ourselves in the middle of Place Royale where Samuel de Champlain founded Québec in 1608. Discover the restored houses of merchant families from the New France era. Let’s wander into cobblestone streets and historic houses and take a peek at the Royal Battery facing the river for the defense of the city. A ride in the Funicular will bring you back to the upper part of the city. Time to appreciate the St-Lawrence River’s panorama and a spectacular view of the lower town from a 45-degree angle.

 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 13:30 Departure from the hotel
  • Guided walking tour
  • Upper town: Place d’Armes, Dufferin Terrace, Seminary of Québec, Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral and more
  • Lower town: Place Royale, Restored houses of merchant families from the New France Cobblestone streets, Funicular and more
  • 15:30 Arrival at the hotel

Minimum participants required: 15


 

Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site

1 day from 64$ CAD/ pers.

We are Canadians, we are Quebecers, we are francophones. In our veins runs the blood of our ancestors; Native American, French, British, Irish and Scottish. We are a happy mixture of all these great nations. We have an accent, “l’Accent d’Amérique” and we are proud of it. Our French language is alive and well, you will hear it on the streets! We are friendly, we are open to people; always have been, always will be. Come meet us on a tour, come meet a local. the visit begins in Lower Town at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, in the heart of Place Royale, the cradle of French America. We offer everyone a funicular ticket, and we end up in Haute-Ville, near cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions. To make you dive deeper into the heart of French America, our guide will share with you some of our most famous "Quebecers" expressions. This tour also includes a tasting of a local product.

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 13:30 Departure from the hotel
  • Guided walking tour
  • 15:30 Arrival at the hotel

Minimum participants required: 8 


 

Guided Tour at the Legendary Château Frontenac

1 day from 22$ CAD/ pers.

More than a hotel, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is a Quebec City icon. For over a century, it has perched atop Cap Diamant overlooking Dufferin Terrace and the St. Lawrence River. In this guided tour, you will discover the famous people and historical events that have shaped the identity of this prestigious hotel over the years, as well as its architectural development and facelift undergone in recent years.

 

 

 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule :

13:00 Guided tour to the legendary Château Frontenac (guide in period costume)

The guided tour begins at the Champlain Monument, near the Place d'Armes and includes an introduction of approximately 10 minutes. The rest of the visit will be inside.

Also including (subject to availability):

  • Le Champlain Restaurant
  • Salon Rose Room &  The Grand Ball Room
  • Verchères Room
  • View of the Chef's Gardens

14:00 End of the guided tour

Minimum participants required: 12 and max. 72 per hour


 

Black Bear Observation at Quebec 

1 day from 60$ CAD/pers.

Located 10 minutes from the Quebec bridge, come discover the black bear and other wildlife in their natural environment. On the edge of a beaver pond, from a tower, you will have the chance to observe a wide range of animals such as beavers, deer, birds and more importantly,  black bears. Maybe if you are lucky, you will hear a wolf!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Available from mid-June to October 2019

Preliminary schedule:

  • 14:15 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 15:00 Arrival at Aventure Inukshuk
  • 15:30 Beginning of the activity
  • 18:00 Departure from Aventure Inukshuk to the hotel by bus
  • 18:45 Arrival at the hotel

Minimum participants required: 30


Close-up on the Greater Snow Goose

1 day from 32$ CAD/ pers.

Found almost entirely in the Atlantic Ocean in North America, the Greater Snow Goose is a spectacular animal. At the age of one day, she can undertake a walk of 30 km. It can also fly at speeds up to 95 km / h and make uninterrupted flights up to 1000 km. The global population was estimated at about 3000 individuals hundred years ago, now there are more than 1 million!

During this excursion, go meet him in a privileged place, the Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area, 45 minutes from Quebec City. Take Le Bois-Sent-Bon trail to the observatory on the shores of the St. Lawrence where you can admire the Greater Snow Goose in their natural environment. A naturalist will tell you the incredible journey of this migratory bird. Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area is also the scene of natural spectacles featuring more than 180 species of birds and thirty species of mammals. Created in 1978, it protects a magnificent territory where the river, the swamps, the plain and the mountain meet.

Date: Available in spring and autumn

Preliminary schedule:

  • 14:15 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 15:00 Arrival at the Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area
  • 15:30 Beginning of the activity
  • 18:00 Departure from the Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area to the hotel by bus
  • 18:45 Arrival at the hotel

Minimum participants required: 30


 

Discover Montmorency Falls

1 day from 50$ CAD/ pers.

Located a mere 15 minutes from Old Québec, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular historic site. Its 83-meter-high (272') waterfall dominates the landscape (the waterfalls are a full 30 m (99') higher than Niagara Falls). With more than 250 years of history, the Montmorency Falls site has, over the years, hosted many events that have shaped the history of the region. During the tour, follow Governor Haldimand or one of the other historical characters, who will tell you many anecdotes dating back to the beginnings of the New-France. Prepare yourself to be astonished!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: To be determined
Preliminary schedule:
  • 16:30 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 16:45 Arrival at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
  • 17:00 Guided tour (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Cable car, Manoir Montmorency, a boardwalk along the cliff, suspension bridge, and more.
  • 18:45 Departure from the Manoir Montmorency by bus
  • 19:00 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 35

 

Visit and Dinner at the Montmorency Falls

1 day from 60$ CAD/ pers.
Located a mere 15 minutes from Old Québec, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular historic site. Its 83-meter-high (272') waterfall dominates the landscape (the waterfalls are a full 30 m (99') higher than Niagara Falls). With more than 250 years of history, the Montmorency Falls site has, over the years, hosted many events that have shaped the history of the region. During the tour, follow Governor Haldimand or one of the other historical characters, who will tell you many anecdotes about the Manoir and Montmorency Falls. To complete your visit, enjoy a delightful meal at the Manoir-Montmorency. Prepare yourself to be astonished!
 
 
 
 
 
Date: To be determined
Preliminary schedule: (In the evening, the tour begins at 16:30)
  • 09:30 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 09:45 Arrival at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
  • 10:00 Guided tour (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Cable car, Manoir Montmorency, boardwalk along the cliff, suspension bridge, and more.
  • 11:30 Meal at the Manoir Montmorency
  • 13:00 Departure from the Manoir Montmorency by bus
  • 13:30 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 35

 

Guided sightseeing cruise on the AML Louis Jolliet 

1 day from 52$ CAD/ pers.

Discover Quebec City from the river and weigh anchor for a fascinating guided cruise on the St. Lawrence River.  Cruise from Old Quebec to the Montmorency Falls and Île d'Orléans and enjoy breathtaking views of the Château Frontenac. With a guide, learn more about the only walled city in North America or relax on our outdoor terraces. 

- The perfect combination of nature and culture;

- Navigate from the Cap Diamant to the Montmorency Falls;

- Discover the history of Quebec City, the river and the surroundings.

 
 
Date: Available from May 1 to October 31, 2019
Preliminary schedule:
  • 12:45 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 13:00 Arrival at the Chouinard Pier *be at the pier 1 hour before departure
  • 14:00 Departure of the cruise
  • 11:30 or 14:00 or 16:00 Guided sightseeing cruise
  • 15:30 End of the cruise and departure from the Chouinard Pier by bus
  • 15:45 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 30

 

Dinner-Cruise on the AML Louis Jolliet 

1 day from 88$ CAD/ pers.

COME DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE OLD CAPITAL!

A breathtaking view of Île d'Orléans, Montmorency Falls, Cap Diamant, and Château Frontenac, the perfect combination of nature and culture, bar and restaurant service on site and relaxation and pleasure guaranteed!

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Available from May 1 to October 31, 2019

Preliminary schedule:

  • 10:15 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 10:30 Arrival at the Chouinard Pier *be at the pier 1 hour before departure
  • 11:30 Departure of the cruise
  • 11:30 Lunch on the Louis Jolliet AML - Outdoor terraces overlooking the Petit Champlain, tasty 3-course meal in the fully glazed dining room, renewed cuisine and Quebec products and fast and attentive service.
  • 14:00 Guided sightseeing cruise
  • 15:30 End of the cruise and departure from the Chouinard Pier by bus
  • 15:45 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 30

 

Evening Cruise and Circus on the Louis Jolliet AML

1 day from 90$ CAD/ pers.

Make the most of summer on the largest floating terrace in Quebec City while sipping microbrewery beer, specially selected for you.

A unique view on la Capitale, a commented cruise before, atmosphere ideal for partying and dancing, entertainment, bars, and DJ on the terraces, circus performances* of world-class performers;

 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: Available from June 1 to October 12, 2019
Preliminary schedule:
  • 18:00 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 18:15 Arrival at the Chouinard Pier *be at the pier 30 minutes before departure
  • 18:30 Boarding on the Louis Jolliet AML
  • 19:00 Departure of the cruise
  • 19:00 Evening cruise and circus 
  • 23:00 End of the cruise and departure from the Chouinard Pier by bus
  • 23:15 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 30

 

Signature Dinner Cruise and Circus on the Louis Jolliet AML

1 day from 134$ CAD/ pers.

You will have a unique and beautiful experience. A personalized, flexible and attentive service, a selection of more than interesting wines and circus performers will punctually enhance your presence in the dining room thanks to their breathtaking performances. Back outside, a dance atmosphere awaits you as the sun begins to descend.

At the time of boarding and aperitif, you will be invited to enjoy our outdoor terraces and enchanting panoramic scenery, all in a "groovy .. jazzy" atmosphere to start the evening.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: Available from June 1 to October 12, 2019
Preliminary schedule:
  • 17:30 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 17:45 Arrival at the Chouinard Pier *be at the pier 1 hour before departure
  • 18:00 Boarding on the Louis Jolliet AML
  • 19:00 Departure of the cruise
  • 19:00 Dinner and circus  - Local bistronomic cuisine prepared aboard by our Executive Chef, a passage under the Quebec Bridge and exceptional view of the city, entertainment, bars, DJ and dancing on the outdoor terraces, festive atmosphere in the heart of Old Quebec and circus performances* of world-class performers.
  • 23:00 End of the cruise and departure from the Chouinard Pier by bus
  • 23:15 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 30

 

One-day getaway in Charlevoix

1 day from 230$ CAD/ pers.

Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix is a true source of inspiration for many artists and craftspeople - spreads its beauty in a valley flowing down the Rivière du Gouffre towards the Saint-Lawrence River. Art galleries flourish as festivals and cultural events proliferate. It's a landmark in the region, one of Canada's cultural capitals. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to visit the Maison d'affinage Maurice Dufour (Domain of the Migneron family), known for their delicious cheese, and visit the ripening cellars and wells and learn about the manufacturing process. For lunch, you will eat at Faux Bergers located directly on the estate. The outdoor terrace, inventive cuisine in a wood oven, regional products, pizza and soft cream made from sheep’s milk makes it a unique place. After lunch, you will have the rest of the afternoon to discover and shop in the city of Baie-Saint-Paul.

 

Date: To be determined - Faux Bergers is open from June 15 to the end of September 2019

Preliminary schedule:

  • 07:30 Departure from the hotel by bus to the train station
  • 08:30  Departure from the station to Charlevoix *be at the station 30 minutes before boarding
  • 10:40 Arrival at Baie-Saint-Paul
  • 10:45 Departure from Baie-Saint-Paul to the domain of the Migneron family
  • 11:00 Guided tour of the domain
  • 12:00 Lunch at the restaurant Faux Bergers: Menu on the blackboard, dishes of the moment, Neapolitan pizza over a wood fire, menu around the Migneron cheese, lamb sandwich and salad. A visit to the estate is not done without their unique soft ice cream with sheep milk.
  • 13:30 Return to Baie-Saint-Paul by bus
  • 13:45 Free time in the city of Baie-Saint-Paul: Visit of artisans and of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
  • 15:30 Return to the train station
  • 16:00 Departure from the train station to Quebec City
  • 18:10 Arrival at the station of Quebec City and return to the hotel by bus
  • 18:30 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 25

 

One-day getaway in Charlevoix 

1 day from 140$ CAD/ pers.

Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix is a true source of inspiration for many artists and craftspeople - spreads its beauty in a valley flowing down the Rivière du Gouffre towards the Saint-Lawrence River. Art galleries flourish as festivals and cultural events proliferate. It's a landmark in the region, one of Canada's cultural capitals. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to visit the Maison d'affinage Maurice Dufour (Domain of the Migneron family), known for their delicious cheese, and visit the ripening cellars and wells and learn about the manufacturing process. For lunch, you will eat at Faux Bergers located directly on the estate. The outdoor terrace, inventive cuisine in a wood oven, regional products, pizza and soft cream made from sheep’s milk makes it a unique place. After lunch, you will take a guided tour and learn about Baie-Saint-Paul, Les Éboulements, Saint-Hilarion and the valley of Baie-Saint-Paul, with details about Charlevoix’s history and geography. Finally, you will have the rest of the afternoon to discover and shop in the city of Baie-Saint-Paul.

 
 
Date: To be determined - Faux Bergers is open from June 15 to the end of September 2019
Preliminary schedule:
  • 09:00 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 10:30  Arrival at the domain of the Migneron family
  • 10:30 Guided tour of the domain
  • 11:30 Lunch at the restaurant Faux Bergers: Menu on the blackboard, dishes of the moment, Neapolitan pizza over a wood fire, menu around the Migneron cheese, lamb sandwich and salad. A visit to the estate is not done without their unique soft ice cream with sheep milk.
  • 13:15 Departure to the meeting point for the guided tour (Baie-Saint-Paul church)
  • 13:30 Beginning of the guided tour: Visit of Baie-Saint-Paul, Les Éboulements, Saint-Hilarion and the valley of Baie-Saint-Paul, with details about Charlevoix's history and geography.
  • 16:00 End of the guided tour and free time in the city of Baie-Saint-Paul: Visit of artisans and of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
  • 17:30 Departure from Baie-Saint-Paul to the hotel by bus
  • 19:00 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 25

 

Rafting at the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

1 day from 170$ CAD/ pers.

At only 35 minutes from Quebec City, experience a rafting adventure on the Jacques-Cartier River and discover the famous rapids of the Tewkesbury section. Raft the 9.6 km of III-IV - (V) rapids, swim in the white water, go cliff jumping, enjoy a snack on the water and top off your day with a delicious BBQ supper, Enjoy the best "after-raft" in town on our terrace overlooking the river.

 
 

 

 

 

Date: Available from May 4 to mid-October 2019

Preliminary schedule:

  • 07:45 or 12:45 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 08:30 or 13:30 (Saturday at 14:00) Beginning of the activity
  • 11:30 or 16:30 End of the activity and meal
  • 13:00 or 18:30 Return to the hotel 
  • 13:30 or 19:00 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 8

 

Evening Rafting at the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

1 day from 152$ CAD/ pers.

At only 35 minutes from Quebec City, experience a rafting adventure on the Jacques-Cartier River and discover the famous rapids of the Tewkesbury section. Raft the 9.6 km of III-IV - (V) rapids, swim in the white water, go cliff jumping, enjoy a snack on the water and top off your day with a delicious BBQ supper, Enjoy the best "after-raft" in town on our terrace overlooking the river.

 
 

 

 

 

 

Date: Available from May 4 to mid-October 2019

Preliminary schedule: **From June 15 to August 11, the activity begins at 16:30

  • 14:45 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 15:30 Beginning of the activity 
  • 18:00 End of the activity 
  • 18:30 Dinner - Meal: Choice between 8 oz. Sirloin or salmon wrapper, potato, green salad, roll, and dessert.
  • 21:00 Return to the hotel
  • 21:45 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 8

 

Rafting and Spa at the Parc national de Jacques-Cartier

1 day from 210$ CAD/ pers.

The Nordique Spa & Détente and Nouvelle Vague Expéditions designed this great package in order for you to have the best "After-Rafting" ever! You get to raft in the morning (Traditional package) with a delicious BBQ lunch and then, you get access to the spa at the Nordique Spa & Détente, located right in front of our put-in!

The spa has an astonishing view of the river valley, and they offer Scandinavian-style relaxation based on the alternating heat and cold. Finnish saunas, Turkish steam bath, outdoor hot tubs, Nordic bath, and massage therapy are available to complement a wonderful outdoor experience in a pure, natural environment.
 
 

 

Date: Available from May 4 to mid-October 2019

Preliminary schedule:

  • 07:45 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 08:30 Beginning of the activity (rafting)
  • 11:30 End of the activity 
  • 12:00 Lunch - Meal: Burger served with pasta salad and cookies for dessert.
  • 13:00 Departure for the spa
  • 13:10 Beginning of the activity (spa)
  • 16:00 Return to the hotel by bus
  • 16:30 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 8 and max. 27

 

City Tour and Visit at Le Monastère des Augustines

1 day from 95$ CAD/ pers.

The tour begins in the morning with a guided tour of the Upper Town in the comfort of the luxury bus. Visit the Dufferin Terrace, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel. We will see the fortifications, the gates and the Parliament of Quebec. The tour continues in front of the modern and fragmented architecture of the new Pavillion Lassonde of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Then, we descend quietly to the Lower Town, the oldest part of Quebec. We meet on the way the Marina of the Old Port to arrive in the historic district. We continue the tour on foot, crossing a number of shops of works of art and antiques, until the Place Royale, the cradle of French America. Last stop before resuming the road, in the oldest commercial pedestrian street of North America, the street of Petit Champlain, at the foot of the Breakneck Steps.

Finally, departure to Le Monastère des Augustines for the continuation of the activities, crossing on the way the Town Hall, the Seminary and the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral.

 
 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 09:30 Departure from the hotel and beginning of the city tour by bus and on foot
  • 11:45 Departure to Le Monastère des Augustines
  • 12:00 Lunch in the Réfectoire historique (groups of more than 25) or at the restaurant of the Monastère *two meal choice, contact in advance.
  • 13:30 Beginning of the visit to the museum
  • 14:45 Beginning of "Apothicaires en herbe" workshop: Arrived in New France to found the first hospital in America in northern Mexico, the Augustinian Sisters are hospitable and apothecaries, their mission: to care for the bodies and souls of the sick. Guided by their ancestral skills, you will make a healing balm with multiple uses. You will leave with the recipe and a sample. Then, it’s up to you to experiment and bring out your apothecary skills by testing your five senses, all in the form of an interactive game.
  • 15:45 End of the workshop and return to the hotel
  • 16:00 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 35

 

Visit at Le Monastère des Augustines

1 day from 45$ CAD/ pers.

Experience a memorable experience among the walls of Le Monastère des Augustines, site of the first hospital in America, north of Mexico. A haven of peace in the heart of the city, Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic spaces of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery, one of the most important heritage sites in Old Quebec. Restored with care, its historic buildings coexist harmoniously with the contemporary architectural additions. It offers visitors a unique experience in global health and a contact with the heritage of the Augustinian Sisters. Open to the diversity of cultures and beliefs, he also adheres to the principles of sustainable development. For almost four centuries, the Augustinian Sisters devoted themselves to the care of bodies and souls, building the foundations of the current health system. Today, Le Monastère des Augustines is in continuity with the mission of its founders.

** Option to eat at the monastery restaurant at a cost of 26.45 CAD/person. 

 
 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 09:30 Departure from the hotel on foot **If needed, we can add a bus.
  • 09:40  Arrival at Le Monastère des Augustines
  • 09:45 Beginning of the visit to the museum
  • 10:45 Beginning of "Apothicaires en herbe" workshop: Arrived in New France to found the first hospital in America in northern Mexico, the Augustinian Sisters are hospitable and apothecaries, their mission: to care for the bodies and souls of the sick. Guided by their ancestral skills, you will make a healing balm with multiple uses. You will leave with the recipe and a sample. Then, it’s up to you to experiment and bring out your apothecary skills by testing your five senses, all in the form of an interactive game.
  • 11:45 End of the workshop and return to the hotel
  • 12:00 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 17

 

Discover Île d'Orléans and Montmorency Falls

1 day from X$ CAD/ pers.

Our day begins with a visit to Montmorency Falls Park. This park is one of the most remarkable natural sites in Canada, with a fall that is 84 meters high, 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. In the late 18th century, British Governor Haldimand built his country house near the waterfall. Today, the falls and the Manor are surrounded by a very pleasant park, including a wooden footbridge that runs along the cliff and leads to the fall and the suspension bridge. Opposite the Montmorency Falls, at the entrance of the Île d’Orléans, a country restaurant inn. At the option of seductive sunsets, on the panoramic terrace, in the glass roof or in the intimacy of the three-hundred-year-old house, discover Les Ancêtres Auberge & Restaurant with its rustic chic. Fine local cuisine inspired or traditional cuisine, voluptuousness wins you in this unusual decor. An inn with intimate comfort where innovation meets tradition. Nature area with friendly charm.

 
 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 09:00 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 09:30 Arrival at the Montmorency Falls 
  • 09:30 Cable car
  • 11:15 Departure for the Île d'Orléans
  • 11:45 Lunch at the restaurant Les Ancêtres
  • 13:15 Departure for the first activity (Visit and tasting at a producer of blackcurrant)
  • 13:30 Tasting at Cassis Monna & filles - Découvreur package: Welcome and presentation of the company/Economuseum, tasting of 4 alcohols of blackcurrant and walk and shopping in the shop.
  • 15:00 Departure for the second activity (visit and tasting at an apple producer) OR Guided tour at Maison Drouin
  • 15:15 Tasting at La Cidrerie Bilodeau
  • 16:15 Return to the hotel
  • 16:45 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: 25

 

Dogsledding in Quebec

1 day from 152$ CAD/ pers.

What a beautiful way to enjoy the winter season. Come and have fun in the company of valiant canine companions while criss-crossing beautiful trails at the Station touristique Duchesnay. An authentic, original and rewarding activity that will allow you to be alone with nature.

Includes: 

- 1h30 of activity

- Welcoming by our guide

- Helmet

- Driving techniques training

- Meeting with the dog team

- Picture break

- Hot chocolate and snack

- Ride 50 min to an hour

 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 14:00 Departure from the hotel by bus
  • 15:00 Arrival at Aventure Inukshuk
  • 08:30 OR 10:30 OR 13:00 OR 15:30 Beginning of the activity - Dogsledding
  • 17:00 End of the activity and departure from Aventure Inukshuk
  • 18:00 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: X

 

Discover La Mauricie

1 day from X$ CAD/ pers.

During this trip, you will be seduced by the warm hospitality of the people and the passion that they love. Mauricie is a priviliged place to live unique and memorable experiences that will awaken all your senses! For lunch, the Éco-café Au bout du monde invites you tu enjoy its cuisine, both simple and tasty, filled with new flavors subtle or rustic. As part of the Auberge Le Baluchon, this institution is renowned for its fine gastronomy, professionalism and spectacular river theater. For the afternoon, you will travel the streets of the village Saint-Élie-de-Caxton to discover its history, legends and attractions on board of a cart pulled by a tractor. The voice of Fred Pellerin will guide you throughout the visit. It's a great opportunity to learn about this little corner of paradise!

 

 

Date: To be determined

Preliminary schedule:

  • 09:30 Departure from the hotel to Saint-Paulin by bus
  • 11:30 Arrival at Auberge Le Baluchon éco-villégiature and lunch at Éco-café Au bout du monde
  • 13:00 Departure to Saint-Élie-de-Caxton
  • 13:15 Arrival and beginning of the guided tour 
  • 15:45 End of the guided tour and departure to the hotel by bus
  • 17:45 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum participants required: X

 

NEZHA Night Show at La Cité de l'énergie of Shawinigan

1 day from X$ CAD/pers. 

La Cité de l'énergie present this fantastic Cirque Éloize production in its revolving, canopied and heated outdoor amphitheater which will amaze you. Come live the adventure at dusk, with a breathtaking show that brings dance, acrobatics and visual projections together to tell an enchanting, captivating show. 

NEZHA tells the story of a young orphan girl abandoned on a mysterious pirate island. As the rightful heir of the Red Flags, she must confront her destiny and find her own way to become the most powerful pirate of all time.

 

Date: July 2nd to August 17, 2019 from Tuesday to Saturday

Preliminary schedule:

  • 16:30 Departure from the hotel to Shawinigan by bus
  • 18:30 Arrival and dinner at Le Saint-Mo Bistro Gourmand
  • 20:30 Departure fo La Cité de l'énergie
  • 21:00 Arrival and beginning of the NEZHA night show
  • 22:30 End of the show and departure for the hotel by bus
  • 00:15 Arrival at the hotel
Minimum of participants required: X
 

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