Outdoor Adventures Await in Quebec
An Adventure in Outdoor Quebec
Plan Quebec visit for spring or summer and experience the best of hiking, golf, fishing, and more.
Hiking through the parks and rugged areas of Quebec can yield some of the most rewarding experiences for travelers. Spring and summer offer ideal conditions for a hike. Enjoy a diverse array of flora when you hike through the Parc National de la Gaspésie. It features 25 summits, and a slew of wildlife; it's a pleasant and scenic drive northeast from Riviere-Du-Loup.
Traversée de Charlevoix features over 100km of marked trails, guiding you through mountainous terrain – it's also connected to the National Trail. The International Appalachian Trail beginnings within the Appalachian Mountains in the USA, but makes its way into Quebec where it meets the Gaspé Peninsula.
Go for the Green in Quebec
Plan your Quebec visit for spring or summer and take advantage of excellent weather with rounds of golf. Check out these premier Quebec Golf Courses.
In Montreal, don't miss the Club De Golf La Prairie – 18 holes and a par of 72, this course opened in 1961, and yields a full day of pars, birdies, and sand traps.
In Quebec City, be sure ot reserve your tee time soon for the Club De Golf De L'auberiviere Golf Course. Opened in 1990, this top-flight course features 18 holes and a par of 72. If you venture west into Rouyn-Noranda, be sure to play a round at the Club de Golf Noranda.
There's a tremendous opportunity for wildlife viewing in Quebec. Take advantage of wide open spaces, parks, and coast line as you'll have a chance to see more than 650 different animal species in Quebec.
the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier and the Réserve Faunique de Matane within the Gaspésie are two of the premier areas for moose viewing. In the higher reaches of the Parc National des Grands-Jardins you can spot a healthy amount of Caribou.
Other than the polar bear, the black bear is the only kind of bear who inhabits Quebec. Make your way to the Réserve Faunique des Laurentides near Quebec City for ideal black bear viewing locations.
Whale watching is an incredibly popular activity in Quebec. Explore the shores of the St. Lawrence River this spring and summer and keep your eye peeled for blue whales.
A few other things…
Spring might very well be the best time to explore the Montreal Botanical Gardens. There's the actual botanical gardens, where you can see cultural gardens and blooming flowers, but you'll also want to tour the Insectarium and the Planetarium.
Just minutes outside of downtown Montreal, be sure to visit the Centre de la Nature. A variety of nature walking paths, cycling paths, and even roller blade paths await. You can hit the lake in your canoe or kayak, and the kids will certainly enjoy the playground.
As the sunny, temperate days of spring and summer yield to the brisk nature of winter, you'll discover a whole new world of outdoor recreation. From tooling around atop a snowmobile, to ice fishing, and skiing, enjoy your winter in Quebec.
Catch Some Air on the Slopes in QC
Find exceptional skiing around Quebec this winter. Whether you prefer downhill, cross-country, or snowboarding, the ski areas and mountains around Quebec have you covered.
Explore the Laurentides region, and hit the slopes at the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant. Poisson Blanc Regional Park also yields fun-filled days on the slopes.
Explore eastern Quebec and check out the Parc National de la Yamaska. Mont-Sainte-Anne is a premier destination for those who prefer snowboarding, with drops of nearly 625m, and 71 unique trails on wich to test your skills.
As soon as fall hits, the lake at Parker Dam State Park is re-stocked with a healthy amount of trout. Once the water freezes over, head out and find your spot on the lake for some ice fishing. Drill your hole and drop your line – bundle up and stay warm.
When you explore the Gifford Pinchot State Park, you'll have access to the nearly 340-acre Pinchot Lake. Many of the same ice fishing rules apply – watch for ice thickness, and anything under six inches should be tossed back in. Be sure to also plan on ice fishing on Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park – it's known to yield impressive hauls of largemouth bass.
Quebec is a sterling example of a snowmbiling paradise. With more than 33,700 km of groomed and crafted trails, the towns, cities, parks, and wilderness through Quebec is ideal – fuel up your snowmobile and hit the gas.
With a combined 3,500 km of snowmobile tracks and trails, the Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions of Quebec. If you're visiting the Laurentides region of Quebec, have some fun atop your snowmobile – 43 different trails at Sainte-Marguerite, 33 at Saint-Eustache, and 53 at Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve.
If you're out in the Quebec City/Charlevoix/Portneuf region, you'll have access to a whole slew of trails. There are three trails at Saint-Marc-ded-Carrières, and 73 at the Saint-Raymond de Portneuf. You can also cruise your snowmobile at Saint-Augustin, the St. Lawrence River crossing from Charny.