Quebec rural destinations

May 9th, 2019, 07:31 AM
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Quebec rural destinations

We are traveling to Quebec in August. We will spend time in both Montreal and Quebec City but I would like to escape the urban setting for a couple of days. We are a couple in our 50's. Enjoy moderate to easy hiking. Not interested in camping (those days are over!!) so will need lodging. Any ideas?

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May 9th, 2019, 04:23 PM
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Sutton, in the Eastern Townships.

https://suttontourism.ca/directory/sutton-7-hikes/

Our lodging of choice is usually Auberge West Brome

https://www.awb.ca/en/

A personal friend of ours bought this place two years ago:
Note: as of last year the rooms DID NOT have aircon.

https://suttontourism.ca/directory/suttons-haven-inn/
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May 10th, 2019, 05:32 AM
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I would look at the Eastern Townships of QC. There's a lot of information on this thread. The places mentioned in the last post are in the Eastern Townships
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May 10th, 2019, 12:42 PM
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The Eastern Townships offer hiking, amazing road biking, about two dozen fun wineries, and some nice lakes. Look at the towns of Magog, Sutton, and Bromont.
Another option would be the Charlevoix area, which is northeast of Quebec City along the St Lawrence. Lots of hiking, beautiful scenery. Look at Baie Saint Paul and Tadoussac.
Realize rural Quebec is pretty much all French speaking.

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May 10th, 2019, 02:01 PM
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<<Realize rural Quebec is pretty much all French speaking.>>

Nonsense.
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May 11th, 2019, 08:03 AM
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SEPAQ is the Quebec government's park system, with many locations and a variety of accommodations. I've given the website that shows such things as permanent tents, cabins and other ways you can almost camp but without your own tent:
https://www.sepaq.com/hebergement/
A word about words. This is the "national" park system, run by the provincial government. Canada's federal government also has some park and historic locations. I will say no more, since that discussion is perpetual. Wherever, you will be welcome, in enough English to cause no worries.
Quebec is also nationalistically proud of its food, both for dining and for farm stays. https://www.terroiretsaveurs.com/en/...on-quebec.html
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May 15th, 2019, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by cdnyul View Post
<<Realize rural Quebec is pretty much all French speaking.>>

Nonsense.
cdnyul, you may have a different take, but we travel in the Eastern Townships quite a bit - we have been in restaurants and shops where the waitstaff and shopkeepers could speak very little or no English.
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May 15th, 2019, 12:05 PM
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As Southam said, no point in going down that rabbit hole.
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May 29th, 2019, 07:56 AM
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Thank you all. Actually my husband speaks a little French and we are fine in a non English speaking environment. When in Rome....!
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May 29th, 2019, 04:04 PM
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I'd drive towards Charlevoix, hike somewhere, sleep anywhere between Baie-St-Paul and Tadoussac, go on a whale watching trip or not, then cross the St-Lawrence in St-Siméon or les Escoumins. Then you can drive back to Montréal on the slow or fast road without going through Quebec City. You could even detour through Beauce and the Eastern Township if you like driving.

As for hiking, baliseqc.ca is a good place to start.
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