On the Voyageur’s Path


During the fur trade era of New-France, the Voyageurs were traveling through the wild Canadian forest, pushed by their craving for freedom and adventure.  With this tour, it is your turn to discover the pearls of Quebec’s winter! In addition to the visit of Montreal and Quebec City, you will indeed have the opportunity to explore the wild beauty of the Mauricie region. On the program: one day of snowmobiling, a snowshoeing excursion, wildlife watching, an introduction to dog sledding, forest survival lesson, visit of the ice hotel and so much more!  

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Pick-up your rental car and installation at your hotel in downtown Montreal.

    Accommodation :Hotel

  • Day 2 Trois-Rives

    Trois-Rives Rendez-vous in the Mauricie region. (B, D)

    Accommodation : Lodge

  • Day 3 Trois-Rives

    Trois-Rives After the explanations of safety guideline, the technical advices and the initial training, your guide will lead you into a fabulous day of adventure through the fantastic snowy landscapes of the Laurentian Mountains. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Lodge

  • Day 4 Québec

    Québec You will now take advantage of a guided snowshoeing excursion in the heart of the Canadian forest. You will then reach a remotely located Voyager camp. While sipping a glass of Caribou (Quebec’s apperitif wine) you will be introduced to the art of living in the wild: construction of a traditional Native shelter, trapping techniques, etc. After a hearty lunch cooked over a camp fire, you will have the opportunity to experience cross country skiing, ice skating, tube sliding and other winter delights!Back to the Adventure Center at the end of the day, you’ll be called upon to raise your glass in honor of your exploits before your departure to Quebec City ! (B, L)

    Accommodation :Hotel

  • Day 5 Québec

    Québec Free time to visit Quebec City and its surroundings. Yield to temptation of an excursion towards the spectacular Montmorency Falls and the Orleans Island. (B)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 6 Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier

    Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier After a good breakfast, you’ll go to the legendary Ice Hotel after what you will drive to the Station touristique Duchesnay, a fabulous resort which is a genuine gate to a gigantic wild territory. This is where you will live the unforgettable experience of dog-sledding. Several optional activities are also available on the premises. (2B, 2D)

    Accommodation : Lodge

  • Day 7 Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier

    Continuation of the activities.

    Accommodation : Lodge

  • Day 8 Montreal

    Montreal Departure towards Montreal, Quebec’s metropolis (B)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 9 Montreal

    Montreal It’s up to you to discover the attractions that have made Montreal famous before heading to the airport to hand in you car. (B)

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:


· Services of a guide for the snowmobiling, snowshoeing and dog-sledding portion of this trip
· Recent Bombardier 4 stroke engine, 600cc snowmobile with unlimited mileage for one day including oil and gas
· «Extreme Cold» clothing: snow-suit, boots, helmet (for the smowmobiling only) and gloves for the snowmobile day only
· Face-mask
· Accident insurance for snowmobile (*Credit card deposit 500$-**Deductible 1725$)
· Snowmobile trail permit
· 1 dog-sled team for 2 people for 1h30
· Sport equipment: Tube-sledding, ice-skates, cross country ski, snowshoes, etc.
· Visit of the Ice Hotel
· Glass of Caribou (Quebec-made aperitif wine)
· 8 nights accommodation
· 14 meals (see abbreviations)
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 70$ cdn)
· Air travel · Personal expenses
· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
· Tips for guide

Practical info

Destination
Quebec
Activity
Family Nature - Adventure Winter
Duration
9 days
Code
HIVER-12
Price
From C$1,298
Level
1/5
Comfort
3/5

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