Floatplane Adventure in Quebec


Experience the exhilarating! Since the days of the fur traders, Québec has been pushing the boundaries of adventure. In this vast territory, bears, moose and deer are often the only inhabitants. Here’s an opportunity to truly explore the province’s length and breadth. A floatplane will indeed take you deep into remote locations which all offer a good selection of outdoor activities. If you’re seeking to recharge in the great outdoors, well, look no further, this package was made for you! Our real treasures are beyond the obvious tourist sites. It’s time to dig in!  

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Rendez-vous in the thrilling and appealing city of Montreal, the second French speaking community in the world after Paris. As you will be in position to appreciate, old world influences blend here with North American modernity in a very unique way!

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 St-Alexis-des-Monts

    St-Alexis-des-Monts It’s now time to leave the big city behind and to take off towards the wild territories of the Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc, a true paradise for the nature enthusiasts: 27 square km of forest land including 12 lakes and 25 km of hiking trails. (2B, 2D)

    Accommodation : Outfitter
    (45 minutes by floatplane)

  • Day 3 St-Alexis-des-Monts

    Continuation of the activities around the outfitter.

    Accommodation : Outfitter

  • Day 4 Trois-Rives

    Trois-Rives The floatplane now takes you in the vicinities of the famous Mauricie National Park. Arrival at Centre d’Aventure Mattawin in the afternoon. You will spend the night in a beautiful and well appointed Eco-Tent located in the heart of the St. Maurice Wildlife Reserve and on the shore of the mighty Matawin River. (B, D)

    Accommodation : Eco-tent
    (30 minutes by floatplane)

  • Day 5 Trois-Rives

    Trois-Rives Today, you’ll take part in an amazing guided canoe-camping adventure. After a fantastic journey throughout the incomparable sceneries of the St. Maurice Valley, we’ll then continue on to our campsite for the night. There, we’ll set up our tents, and start a fire to cook a hearty dinner. A once in a lifetime experience for those who desire to venture off the beaten tracks and to discover the true nature of the wild Canadian forest! (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Eco-tent

  • Day 6 La Tuque - Lac Édouard

    La Tuque - Lac Édouard After breakfast and maybe a refreshing plunge into the river, we continue our journey. If weather permits, we could do some hiking in order to explore the wild beauty of the surroundings. With sweeping strokes of our paddles, we continue the discovery of this marvellous environment. At the very end of the afternoon, filled with exciting memories but drained of energy, we’ll return at the Adventure Centre. By the end of afternoon, the floatplane will takes you to an outfitter which is literally lost in the heart of the Boreal forest. In the 19th century, this place was a prestigious fishing and hunting club frequented by such celebrities as Theodore Roosevelt, Sir Winston Churchill and the Rockfellers. You are invited to join this select club during a thrilling stay in this outstanding property which now offers the perfect setting for all kind of outdoor adventures. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Outfitter
    (40 minutes by floatplane)

  • Day 7 La Tuque

    La Tuque Come and live an authentic native experience in an amazing replica of an Indian village! Because its only access is by the waterways, the site offers a total escape from modern life. It actually seems like the evolution has stop a long time ago here. A fantastic experience that will also bring you to stay in a native tee-pee. A true return to the basics! The experience starts with an agreeable boat ride towards the village. While admiring the wild beauty of the surrounding nature, you’ll be shrouded in the peaceful atmosphere of the site. In the evening, a pleasant surprise awaits you: you won’t sleep in a tent, but in a tee-pee! You’ll also enjoy a good meal prepared on a superb camp fire. Listen to the enchanted sounds of the forest and look carefully at the sky, you might see a northern lights! (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Teepee

  • Day 8 Quebec City

    Quebec City Before leaving this unique site, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the surrounding trails. You’ll then be able to track wild animals, to watch beavers in their natural setting and to pick the delicious wild berries that you’ll find along your way. Rabaska (canoe) tours can also be done on the premises. The floatplane will then take you to beautiful Québec City. Rich in culture, history and beauty, the city has the appearance and the atmosphere of an old-world town. (2B)

    Accommodation : Hotel
    (1h30 by floatplane)

  • Day 9 Quebec

    Quebec One more day to enjoy and discover Quebec City.

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 10 Montreal

    Montreal Return to Montréal by train. Additional time to explore the city’s highlights. (B)

    Accommodation : Hotel
    (253 km by train)

  • Day 11 Return flight

    Return flight Return flight. (B)


LUGGAGE ONBOARD THE FLOATPLANES
Luggage restriction of 12 kg per person. The dimensions of each bag must not exceed 80X40X20 cm. If an overweight/oversize bag cannot be fit in the aircraft, the traveler will be charged with the applicable shipping fees. Luggage must be soft bags without rigid corners. 


Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:


· Tranfers between hotels and floatplane terminals
· Floatplane flight from Montreal to Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc (day 2)
· Floatplane flight from Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc to Centre d’Aventure Mattawin (day 4)
· Floatplane flight from Centre d’Aventure Mattawin to Seigneurie du Triton (day 6)
· Floatplane flight from Seigneurie du Triton to Quebec City region (day 8)
· Service of a guide (day 5 and 6)
· Park entrance and camping fees (day 5 and 6)
· Canoe, life-saving jacket and  paddles, Waterproof bag (day 5 and 6)
· Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) (day 5 and 6)
· Sleeping bag and pad (day 7)
· Activities on the site: activities of the day, rabaska, hiking trail, canoes and story telling evening around a camp fire (day 6 and 7)
· Train between Quebec City and Montreal in confort class (economic)
· 10 nights accommodation
· 19 meals (see abbreviations)
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include


· The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 70$ cdn)
· Air travel
· Airport, train stations and hotels transfers
· Personal expenses
· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)


IMPORTANT:
In the event that bad weather or any safety reasons were to force the cancellation of a float plane flight, we would arrange to transfer all passengers by land. A monetary compensation may then apply. However, please note that since the private transfers are sometimes as expensive as the scheduled flights, a cancellation is not automatically accompanied by a refund. 

Practical info

Sarah

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Sarah

  • Specialist in Canada and USA
  • Holder of a tourism licence
  • An adventurer at heart
  • Fascinated by local culture and people
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Destination
Quebec
Activity
Nature - Adventure Self-drive Summer
Duration
11 days
Code
AUT-09
Price
From C$4,571
Level
3/5
Comfort
3/5

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