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Natur trip in and around Quebec and Montreal

Natur trip in and around Quebec and Montreal

Mar 29th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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Natur trip in and around Quebec and Montreal

My husband and I are driving from Boston to Canada on July 19 and have until July 27. We have been to Quebec and Montreal in November and only for a few days. We mainly want to visit both again for a day trip, or passing through. We really want to hike, bike or kayak in the Canadian wilderness. We also much prefer to stay in B and B's. I have been searching back on this forum, but have not found yet some information geared towards this kind of trip, although I am sure it is common. I will keep looking, but I appreciate your insights.
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Mar 30th, 2008, 07:10 AM
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Hi Wannabakiwi,

There is a page on the Quebec Tourism Web site which lists activity-based ideas - check it out at http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/activites0.html

There are so many possibilities that it would be hard to list them here. There are countless biking paths and many ways to enjoy nature in and around Montreal and Quebec city, but since you mention the "canadian wilderness", you might want to look into the Mont Tremblant park (100 kms north of Montreal), the Mauricie National park (60 km north of the city of Trois-Rivieres, which is located midway between Montreal and Quebec, on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence river) and the Jacques-Cartier park (only 40 kms from Quebec city) All those parks also have great hiking, canoeing and river kayaking activities.

Good luck in your research!
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Mar 30th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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There are some good suggestions from vendest, especially the bonjourquebec website for information.

There are great hiking trails in Mont Tremblant park, and lots of B&Bs nearby in Mont Tremblant village (not the Intrawest resort village) and nearby St-Jovite.

If you want to bike, try the P'tit Train du Nord bikepath along the old railway route between St-Jérome and Mont-Laurier. It's 200km long, but of course you don't have to do it all and it goes through towns and villages with restaurants and accommodation. You can find out more about it here:


You might also try the Charlevoix region north-east of Québec City. Both the Grands-Jardins and the Haute-Gorges-de-la Rivière-Malbaie parks have opportunities for wilderness hiking, cycling and kayaking. Baie St-Paul is a great place to stay there.
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Mar 31st, 2008, 04:43 AM
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Thank you both! This is a great way to get started. I am going to the website and will post more specific questions shortly. I am a little worried about reservations, since it is Quebec's 400th year celebration. I am not sure how much this will run over into the surrounding parks and accomodations. We can ot wait to explore Canada!
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Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:44 AM
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For biking routes and accommodations:


Click on "Bienvenue Cyclistes!" link for accomodations

For kayaking I know two places that are an excellent source for equipment and information.

BaseCamp (web site under construction)
tel 514 630 6717

NorwayNordic http://norwaynordic.netfirms.com/english2/aboutus2.html

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Apr 3rd, 2008, 05:37 AM
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Thank you Mark! My husband and I once rented equipment for kayaking in NH that was "sub-par." We quickly realized that we should return to the dock so as to have no ill impact on our marriage. We laughed, but also learned a valuable lesson about booking with a quality company. One last thank you
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Apr 8th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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I always use this governmental Website to reserve camping sites. I have never been disappointed. They also rent small "chalets" or event "yourtes" for an unusual stay!

Have fun!

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