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St Charles

Saint Roch district - Saint Charles River Park Private history tour in urban nature
Walking or Cycling.

$85. CAD per pax/ 2 up to 6

Duration: 3h

If your are curious about the part of nature in urban development, this tour is for you.

The history of the Saint Charles River is one of Quebec’s City finest example of re-naturalization in an area that saw the first large scale industrialization in Quebec City.

In the 1990s, many citizens of Quebec City deplored the state of the river, especially in the urban zone.  With the disappearance of open dumps and concrete banks, the river finally breathes again.  Nowadays, ongoing  efforts allow flora and fauna to reclaim their habitat and play an important role in the ecosystem of this tributary of the Saint Lawrence river.

This Tour is a good opportunity to explore Saint Roch district: the most recent hipster district of Quebec City with startup and tech businesses, trendy restaurants and bistros.  In the Saint Roch district, architecture and street layout reflects the prosperity of a different time, a reminder of the industrial district and main commercial street of the 1960s testimonies of eastern European immigration in Quebec City. 
After a walk along the River Park, hang around and enjoy the modern atmosphere and mixed social community.


This tour includes:

  • 3 hours of private tour, led by local knowledgeable, passionate licensed guide,

  • Personalized Itinerary, according to your pace and interests,

  • Off the beaten path itinerary with a refreshing walk or bike ride in nature path along the river' park,

  • Explore a lesser known district with a different history, still coping with the challenges of modern cities,

  • Lear the history of Quebec' urban renewal and revitalization of a natural river ecosystem, 

  • Information on past and present socio-economic realities and challenges of nature and urban cohabitation,

  • Suggestions for best restaurants and other exciting activities to enjoy while in Quebec,

  • Pickup at your Hotel in Old Quebec or Saint Roch district,

  • Walking distance is from 3 to 5 k depending of your choice of itinerary,

  • Flat terrain, urban and nature path.

  • **** This tour can be done by walking or cycling: please specify when booking.

    • Bring your own bike or we can assist with renting.

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