In the heart of Quebec Wilderness : From St Lauwrence to Gaspési
Day 1 Quebec City
Transfert to your hotel.
Accomodation : Hotel
Day 2 Quebec City - Bic National Park
Discover the Old Quebec City. In summer, the Old City is full of life: merchants, artisans, musicians. In the afternoon we cross the St. Lawrence River to its south shore, then we take the road to the Bic National Park. Installation camping in the late
afternoon in the park. (B, D)
Day 3 Bic National Park - Gaspesie National Park
This day is almost devoted to visit the National Park of Bic. An unique walk where we enjoy a panoramic view of the river. By mid afternoon, we continue our way to the National Park in Gaspé. Installation at the camping in the late afternoon.
Day 5: We head towards Mount Jacques Cartier. With its 1248 meters, its the highest peak in southern Quebec. In 1h30 of walking, we reach the tundra. Enjoy a striking panorama, Mont Jacques Cartier, chances of seeing caribou are excellent. Back at the campsite in the evening. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 6 Gaspesie National Park - Percé
Early departure to observe moose. Hiking the Lake trail to the Americans. In the afternoon, we drive to Murdochville in the Gaspé center and then to the village of Percé. Installation for 2 nights camping near Percé.
Day 7: Island Bonaventure will be part of our best memories. A boat trip is scheduled to join the Percé Rock and the island we visit on foot (8 km trail). Back at the campsite in the evening. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 8 Percé - Forillon National Park
We leave Percé in direction of the National Park of Forillon. This park is near the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the cutting edge of the Gaspé and marks the culmination of the long Appalachian Mountains that runs from the south eastern of the United States. Long pebble beaches or sandy cliffs. The park is home to abundant wildlife including thousands of seabirds that come every year to live in the hollow of the cliffs. We arrive at the park in the morning. Hike to Mount Saint Alban. By late afternoon, we start watching beavers in their natural habitat. Installation camping in the park.
Day 9: Hike to Cape Gaspe observe whales and seals. Along the way we could watch the black bear if we are lucky. We picnic at the lighthouse of Cape Gaspé. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 10 Forillon National Park - Tadoussac
Back on the other side of the St. Lawrence River, to Tadoussac city. Installation at the camping for 3 nights.
Day 11: In the afternoon, a zodiac whale watching in plan on the St. Lawrence river : whales, porpoises, blue whales. Emotions guaranteed ! (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 12 Tadoussac - Grands Jardins Park
On road toward the Grands Jardins National to discover this beautiful park.
Day 13 Grands Jardins National Park - Quebec City
Transfert to Quebec City
with a stop in Baie Saint Paul. We stroll in this village of artists inspired by the enchanting scenery of this region. Transfer to Quebec City, tour and free time in the afternoon. (B)
Accomodation : Hotel
Day 14 Quebec City
Last day in Quebec City. Transfer on your own to the airport. (B)
Dates & prices
Departures for French-speaking groups:
No departure for now
Trip code: UCAQUEB
- Transportation in passenger van (except for the airport transfer on day 14)
- Camping gear (except sleeping bag)· Hard-foam mattress
- Admission to the National Parks
- Camping fees
- Services of a guide
- Whale watching cruise in zodiac (2h30)
- Cruise to Bonaventure Island
- Entrance to the Gaspeg museum
- 13 nights accommodation
- 34 meals : 13 breakfasts, 11 lunchs, 10 dinners
- Applicable taxes
- Air travel
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholic beverages
- Non-included meals
- Shower in some camping
- Sleeping bag
Budget & exchange
- Hat, fleece hood, caps
- Breathable underwear of synthetic fibers
- Shirts of breathable synthetic fibers
- Waterproof and breathable jacket fitted with a Gore-Tex typed membrane
- Poncho or rain cape
- Synthetic and breathable hiking trousers
- Synthetic tights to create extra heat
- Gloves of fleece Feet
- Socks of synthetic fibers
- High-upper hiking shoes
- Hiking sandals
- Down sleeping bag, sarcophagus shaped. Suggested comfort temperature : 14°F
- Toilet bag : biodegradable soap and shampoo, toothbrush, biodegradable toothpaste
- Bath towel of micro fibers
- A pair of sunglasses
- Sunscreen (face and lips)
- Flashlight or headlight with spare batteries
- 1.5-liter to the minimum flask, light and isothermal
- Pocket knife, multi-purpose preferred (to be placed in your checked-in luggage)
- Hygienic gel
- Waterproof case for your passport and/or your ID card, your driver’s license, your immunization record, your travel insurance, your credit card and your personal documents
- Plastic bags to insure the waterproofing of your belongings, camera and clothes.
- Dirty laundry bag, earplugs, notepads, books, card games.
- Walking stick (optional). They are a precious helper to your knees during the ways down (up to 30% of your weight + your bag are carried by the stick) and maintain your effort during the way up (arms also help)
- A pair of binoculars
- Camera and battery charger
- Socket adapter
- A 32 Ft cord (0.5 in) to hang out on your bivouac.
- A flexible traveling bag with a zip on the side to give an easier access to its content. During the times of travel it will carry the belongings that you don’t need during the day
- A little backpack (68 oz capacity) for the belongings needed during the day (sweaters, spare shirts, flask, glasses, lunch)
- A fair economical repartition
- The improvement of local teams’ working conditions and their awareness of the protection of the environment
- The information of travelers about respecting the local population and environment and the collection of their feelings at their return.
- Avoid letting waste out, throw it in the trash can or bring it with you
- Use potable water sparingly (take a shower instead of a bath and report any leaks) and avoid wasting it (use biodegradable soap to wash yourself)
- Avoid damaging cultural sites: don’t touch the statues, don’t move the stones and objects
- Exchange instead of giving (too Important gifts can destabilize the local economic stability of the country depending on their living standards)
- When taking a walk, especially in some fragile ecosystems, observe the fauna from afar, do not go beyond beaten roads, limit stamping and do not bring any souvenirs: give up picking rare flowers picking fossils...
- In some hotels, you can have individual air conditioning. It is advised to systematically switching it off when you’re out of the room to avoid energetical overconsumption and greenhouse gas emission.