Nov 4, 2018
Many people visit Quebec City for its 400 year old architecture and historical charm, but did you know it is an amazing outdoor adventure travel destination. You can hike Quebec's hundreds of miles of trails, bike Quebec province for miles upon miles of dedicated trails (including the Blueberry Trail), you can paddle in Quebec's stunning fjords plus challenge yourself on the via Ferrata. Quebec takes adventure seriously and has an amazing array of experiences for you to explore!
Multi-Sport Adventure Travel Quebec Province
Hike Quebec: Quebec province has HUNDREDS of miles of hiking
trails in its STUNNING National Parks
Bike Quebec: North America's longest cycling network with over 5000 km of bike trails and paths
Kayak Quebec: Sea kayak the Saint Lawrence river or through the Sagueney fjord
Whitewater Raft Quebec: Jacques Cartier river
Horeseback ride Quebec: on a ranch or even along the International Appalachian trail
Plus ALL the winter sports!
Quebec Province National Parks
The Quebec province is blessed with absolutely stunning landscapes and showcases them through its well maintained National Parks. Be sure to allot time to explore Jackie Noure's (our guest) favorite park: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Here's a link to more park info.
Quebec Adventure Travel Itinerary
Jackie recommends renting a car so you don't waste precious time going back and forth each day from the city. She suggests the following intineray:
Day One: Explore Quebec City
Day Two: Day trip from Quebec - bike to Mt. Morency Falls
Day Three through Six: Charlevoix
Day Seven and Eight: Saguenay National Park and the fjords
Jackie recommends taking a day trip biking to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City. It's a great place for a picnic! You can readily rent a bike, so no need to pack your own.
Jackie Tackles her Fear of Heights
Need an adrenaline rush? Consider one of the Quebec area's eight via ferratas!
A via ferrata is a rock face that you climb using metal supports. You are harnessed in and use carbunkles so it's pretty safe, even though your heart pounding will tell you otherwise.
Choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced via ferratas.
We first learned about via ferratas in our Dolomites episode of the Active Travel Adventures podcast. Check it out here.
Build Your "Grit Bone" in Quebec!
Here at Active Travel Adventures, I encourage you to push yourself... to do a "+1" of your previous experience to help grow your Grit Bone (and Jackie calls her Courage Muscle").
Areas you can push yourself include longer distances, slightly more challenging heights or elevation gains. You can also challenge yourself by perhaps roughing it more than you are used to.
Every time your stretch yourself, you build your self confidence and feel an exhilerating empowerment, all while enjoying spectacular landscape and wildlife.
Quebec's Annual Music Festival : July
If you love the music scene, Jackie recommends timing your visit to coincide with the music festival held each summer.
You'll most often find Jackie hanging out on Instagram at Traveling Jackie, a travel and lifestyle blog. Be sure to follow her incredible adventures! @travelingjackie
Jackie's other portal is her Budget Minded Traveler blog and podcast. Here you'll find all sorts of practical travel and money saving tips. Be sure to subscribe - it's one of my fav's!
Jackie's Budget Minded Traveler Facebook
Community Here's a great place to ask questions
and makes friends with other travelers.
Here are some other good resources to help plan your trip.
Quebec Tourism Board [Quebec Region]
Quebec Province Toursim Board
Quebec Adventure Outdoor
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Adventure On! Kit
Host of the Active Travel Adventures podcast
Facebook Group: Active Travel Adventures
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