Create larger-than-life memories in the Jacques-Cartier region
 

Create larger-than-life memories in the Jacques-Cartier region

Destinations to explore, July 15, 2019 2019-07-15
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Create larger-than-life memories in the Jacques-Cartier region

Whether you’re in the area for a short stay, a thrilling activity, a break from everyday stress or a family vacation, in the Jacques-Cartier region, you can make the most of a magnificent playground – Quebec’s biggest one, in fact! Enjoy your summer to the fullest just 20 minutes from Québec City and find activities for all ages. Here are the top 4 experiences you’ll want to try this season.

Go for the thrills! Photo credit: Etienne Dionne
Go for the thrills

Go for the thrills

If you’re on the search for adrenalin and you're all about the latest sports, look no further! The Jacques-Cartier region is made for you. Find fun in the heart of nature at Empire 47 in Lac-Delage on 31 km (19 mi.) of mountain biking trails and hiking trails that will satisfy your thirst for action! On the Sentiers du moulin, active hikers can explore 20 km (12 mi.) of trails, and cyclists have 30 km (18 mi.) of bike paths. Feel like something more out-of-the-ordinary? Try rafting with Expéditions Nouvelle Vague for safe expeditions at great speed! On hot summer days, you might be more tempted to go to Village Vacances Valcartier to cool off in one of the 35 water slides, including the impressive Everest, which is the highest water slide in North America and lets you reach speeds of close to 80 km/h (49 mph)!


Have outdoor fun with family!
Have outdoor fun with family

Have outdoor fun with family: a breath of fresh air!

Feel like putting everything on hold? In the Jacques-Cartier region, there’s fun for the whole family. Take your bikes out to discover magnificent scenery along the 68 km (42 mi.) of the Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf, which is connected to Québec City. You could also head to Station touristique Duchesnay, where you’ll find a playground, multisport courts, an indoor pool, a beach as well as the treetop courses at Arbraska. At Village Vacances Valcartier, the exceptional Bora Parc welcomes you into a tropical ambience that will entice your inner child! And if you want some fantastic adventure, look into Aventure Nord-Bec for fishing, a visit to the dogsledding kennel, mountain survival training and rustic camping by the river! Aventure Inukshuk is another option for wild animal lovers. See black bears, head out on a quad safari or take on the maze!

Plan an expedition out in nature. Photo credit: Réserve Faunique des Laurentides
Plan an expedition out in nature

Plan an expedition out in nature

In the Jacques-Cartier region, wide-open spaces, green expanses and lakes and rivers make the perfect places for exhilarating activities. The majestic Laurentides Wildlife Reserve alone has more than 2,000 lakes and nine rivers. At Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier, you’ll find a range of accommodation options and plenty of activities including rabaska expeditions. And don’t miss the splendours of the Marais du Nord: excellent for a canoeing or kayaking trip and to see plants and wildlife up close. After a fun-filled day, make your way to Stoneham and drop by the La Souche microbrewery. Inspired by hunting camps, this place provides the ideal setting for telling stories while enjoy a beer or local specialty.

Treat yourself to ultimate relaxation. Photo credit: Centre de l'hêtre
Treat yourself to ultimate relaxation


Treat yourself to ultimate relaxation

Reduce your level of stress in the heart of nature in the Jacques-Cartier region. Set your mood to "relax" and book a stay at Hotel Entourage sur-le-Lac and enjoy a restful vacation day! This modern, inviting hotel overlooking the Beauport Lake offers daring gastronomy at its Îlot Repère Gourmand restaurant as well as a bunch of fun things to do. Spa-goers will love the prestigious Nordique Spa Stoneham, which provides access to the river for an invigorating dip! And if you’re looking for inner peace and the change to reconnect with yourself, the Centre de l'hêtre invites you to embrace the present moment and enjoy the facilities as well as à-la-carte treatments and courses, such as massages, yoga, meditation or paddleboard. Boost your day with a trip to the Érablière du Lac-Beauport maple grove. This sugar shack also doubles as an actual maple museum! Wait no longer to plan your memorable vacation to the Jacques-Cartier region!

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