Flavours and outdoor fun: three ways to enjoy winter in the Portneuf region

Destinations to explore, January 22, 2024 2024-01-22
Aerial view of the region

With its wide-open spaces and extraordinary landscapes, from the banks of the St. Lawrence to the backcountry, the Portneuf region offers not only great activities for a breath of fresh air, but also mouthwatering gourmet shops. If you’re dreaming of getting away from it all and enjoying a change of scenery, Portneuf winters are sure to surprise you!

A paradise of outdoor fun

It’s great to be outdoors in Portneuf, whether you’re visiting on your own, with your sweetheart or with the whole family! And there are so many sports and activities to choose from. The region boasts many sites that are ideal for fatbiking, including the Centre Nature de Saint-Basile and the Vallée Bras-du-Nord, where you can also go hiking and snowshoeing. The Parc naturel régional de Portneuf is another option that offers hiking and snowshoeing trails. Or how about exploring the area around the Sainte-Anne River gorge, known for amazing viewpoints and an enchanting setting?

Dogsledding excursion
Take advantage of a stay in a cottage to meet the dogs! Photo credit: Au Chalet en Bois Rond

Combine a cottage stay and a dogsledding adventure

Take a break from your routine and recharge your batteries thanks to a getaway at Au Chalet en Bois Rond. This tourist village invites you to experience the magic of a dogsled ride and contemplate the region’s wonderful landscapes. The dogsledding activity there includes a training session, the ride itself, a meeting with the adorable puppies and a delicious hot chocolate to cap things off. There are also 70 lovely cottages where you can relax and snooze after your memorable ride. And if you feel like staying a bit longer, you’ll love taking the time to explore the hiking and snowshoeing trails.

A tasty tour around local microbreweries

Are you a beer fan? Then you’ll love discovering the locally made microbrews in Portneuf. La Fosse offers beers brewed using the waters of the Jacques-Cartier River, as well as delicious regional cuisine, while La Shed sells a fine selection of house beers. You could also let yourself be tempted by the appetizing menu and delicious beers of Le Roquemont. At the Les Grands Bois microbrewery, you’ll be blown away by unique-tasting beers and great live music. And finally, why not try a pint of corn beer at L’Esprit de clocher and admire the magnificent view of the river?

Craft beer tasting
L'Esprit de clocher offers a wide selection of craft beers ideal for tasting!

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