Mountains, Forest and Rivers
If you enjoy getting away from the city for a closer contact with nature, fresh air and exercise, these excursions are for you.
A 45 minutes drive will take you either in the Laurentian Mountains or on a natural reserve along the St. Lawrence River.
Our excursions includes:
-A knowledgeable guide, in good shape, able to hike and provide information on flora and fauna, geography, geology, environmental socio economic issues and history related to the place of excursion.
-Transportation (up to 4 participants) Possible to use your own car.
-Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
-Parks and trail access fees.
-Lunch and drinks on request
1. Laurentian Mountains Hike
For a hike in the Laurentian Mountains, we suggest hiking along a river traditionally used by the first nations. An easy hike in a spectacular glacial valley where you can visualize traces of former lumber activities, observe beavers and sometimes other animal or see their traces.
The Jacques Cartier National Park created in 1981 is part of a larger zone initially considered a forest reserve since 1895.
The hike is about 7km ( 4.3 miles).
2. Natural reserve Hike along the St. Lawrence River
For bird and plants lovers, we suggest a Natural Reserve outing on the site used by Champlain to establish the first farm aimed at feeding Quebec"c City first settlers.
Located on the coastal wetland along the St. Lawrence River, the site offers a wide open view of the St. Lawrence estuary, with refreshing 3-5km hikes to enjoy nature. Birds watcher will enjoy the pictures opportunities with about 180 bird species and migrating ducks and geese in the season.
This excursion is an excellent choice to enjoy the serenity and bounty of nature, the open view on the estuary and learn more about the critical role of the St. Lawrence River in the history of North America.