Winter is a big deal in Québec. Although we could use the cold weather as an excuse to stay indoors, there are actually lots of fun things to do outside, including many that are quite unusual.
In addition to skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding, several other outdoor activities make the most of the magic and wonder of winter. Indeed, our regions offer something for everyone, so here are a few suggestions for unusual winter activities. Which of them makes you look forward to winter this year? Read more
Summer or winter, I’m a big fan of the great outdoors! In the winter, I swap my hiking boots for snowshoes or skis and set off to explore the trails, whether in national parks or elsewhere. Here, then, are a few suggestions of places to visit for your next snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or backcountry skiing trips. Read more
Sea, land and wind: three elements that haven’t just shaped the Islands’ exceptional landscapes, but also provide settings for exciting and sometimes unusual outdoor adventures… Read more
Sea kayaking, hiking, wildlife observation, interpretive activities, etc., there’s so much to do in the maritime regions of Québec. If you have little time, but the head full of projects – whether you come in the summer or in the fall when nature puts on her most beautiful colours – a stay at a resort offering lodging and various activities is likely the perfect solution for you. Here are a few ideas. Read more
Officially an emblem of Canada, the beaver is a large rodent that lives in streams, rivers, marshes and lakes. The beaver’s most remarkable characteristic is its tail, which is flat and covered with scales. Beavers use their tails as a prop while felling trees and as a rudder when swimming. Patient and hardworking, beavers are an integral part of Canadian history, since they were a staple of the colonial fur trade, which nearly wiped them out. Today, thanks to conservation efforts, the beaver is alive and well all over the country. Read more
Dynamic and festive, Rimouski offers all the attractions of a big city along with a tranquil natural setting and friendly local residents. This means that nature and the sea are never far from services, boutiques and entertainment options. Is it any surprise that Rimouski residents are the happiest people in Québec? (In 2013, people in Rimouski rated themselves highest in the province on the happiness scale for the second year in a row.) Read more