Road Trips, July 11, 2019 2019-07-11 2019-07-11 Quebecgetaways quebecvacances.com This road trip is all about beautiful sites and activities for travellers who love being on the move! Fill your car trunk and suitcases with everything you need to enjoy your favourite outdoor activities to the fullest and head out toward superb destinations that promise a wealth of experiences ranging from quiet moments in the heart of nature to incomparable thrills. Stop along the road for a hike or a bike ride in a provincial park, soar over mountains on a zipline or treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind cruise to see the whales of the St. Lawrence River. Quebec is your ideal playground! AML Cruises takes you out to see the whales Start with a magnificent whale-watching cruise This absolutely unique experience is made possible thanks to AML Cruises. Climb aboard the AML Grand Fleuve or AML Zéphyr departing either from the dock in Baie-Sainte-Catherine, Tadoussac or Rivière-du-Loup and get ready to see the whales. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the St. Lawrence River’s famous residents: finbacks, belugas, seals and porpoises. Expert guides will be on board to teach you more about these fascinating creatures while you observe them in their natural habitat. Adventurous passengers might choose a zodiac expedition instead – for this safe, sporty activity, participants ride on a zodiac boat with a capacity of either 24 or 60 passengers and get to see the marine mammals even closer. Are you concerned with ecological issues? Then you’ll be happy to know that AML Cruises is a member of the Eco-Whale Alliance, and as such is committed to the protection of whales and their environment. This commitment involves raising awareness about conservation issues, limiting the negative impact of whale-watching activities and adhering to responsible practices. Au Chalet en Bois Rond A cottage getaway near Québec City After your meeting with the majestic whales, look forward to a wonderful cottage vacation and a complete change of scenery. Put your daily cares on hold at Au Chalet en Bois Rond, just 45 minutes from Québec City! This tourist village is made up of 61 uniquely charming cottages and provides guests with access to tons of outdoor activities all year round. On site, the Sainte-Anne River and numerous safe, calm lakes are perfect for taking out a paddleboat, canoe, kayak or rowboat or going swimming and fishing. On dry land, explore the hiking trails that zigzag through the village or head out for a mountain biking adventure. After a fun-filled day, you’re sure to fall fast asleep in no time in your fully equipped cottage! Find mountains of summer fun! Photo credit: Tourisme Laurentides On the road to the Laurentians! Change things up on your way to your next destination! Located 30 minutes north of Montréal, the Laurentians offer mountains of summer fun all over its vast natural territory. No matter which area of the region you find yourself in, all kinds of outdoor activities are right around the corner. Choose from parks and wildlife reserves where you can go hiking and practise boating activities. The region is also known as a biking tourism destination thanks to a number of themed bike circuits about the Laurentians’ history, culture and homegrown foods. Need more ideas? How about ziplining or a go at a via ferrata trail? And don’t forget about water slides, golf courses, quad expeditions and days out at the beach! Ecogites Du Lac Matagami. Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis Northbound to Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Pack up the car again for a long drive into spectacular northern lands! A peaceful paradise that beckons to adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James is a source of wonder and home to plenty of activities. In this faraway region, visitors have access to experiences found practically nowhere else, including hunting and fishing, caribou-watching and ecotourism, not to mention the breathtaking displays of the Aurora Borealis! You could also look into cultural activities out in the wilderness and traditional Indigenous experiences in Cree communities. Go on an adventure in Quebec and make it 100% about outdoor fun!