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Quebec: River Cruise to Saint-Anne Mountain or Canyon

1. Quebec: River Cruise to Saint-Anne Mountain or Canyon

Glide down the St. Lawrence river on this cruise from Quebec to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Admire views of the of the river bank while enjoying a packed lunch and a water, juice, soft drink, or beer. Choose between a tour option to the Mont-Saint-Anne peaks or the Sainte-Anne Canyon.  Hop aboard a comfortable ship at the Quebec City Old Port and set off down the river. Take in views of the city as you ride to the charming town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. From here, board a spacious and climate controlled bus to the cable car or the canyon. Connect to the cable car, if you select the option to go to the Mont-Saint-Anne peaks. Reach the top of the mountain at an altitude of 800 meters to marvel at sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River and the Quebec City region. Have free to time to explore the summit hiking trails before heading back down on the cable car. Transfer back to the riverboat by bus and return to Quebec city at the end of your tour. Decide to discover the Mont-Saint-Anne Canyon and be dropped off at a spectacular canyon that is carved into the 1.2 billion year old rock by a 74 meter drop. Cross the three suspension bridges, including the one installed 60 meters above the abyss. Stop at several observation points for views of the Canyon Sainte-Anne. At the end of your hike, return by bus to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, then by river shuttle to Quebec City.

Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

2. Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Discover the winter landscape of Quebec during a day-trip outside the city in the snowy countryside. Leave the transport to the experts and benefit from round-trip transport from downtown Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park. Discover the Park from a different perspective on a fun, low-impact outdoor winter activity.  Board the bus and enjoy the wintery scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. At Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. No experience is needed - if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is a fun activity for active travelers. Follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. Have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Explore the valley of Belleau Creek, admire the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains, and walk along the Sautauriski River. Discover the forest, look out for wildlife and learn about the area from your local guide. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Stop at a heated tent for lunch and a refreshing hot drink.

Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

3. Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

For 40 years, the Maritime Museum of Charlevoix has been telling the story of wooden schooners and the cabotage on the St. Lawrence. Live a 360° experience, from the forest to the river, between culture and nature. Discover the old shipyard from 1946 and its four boats in dry dock. The museum also contains the multimedia experience 'Between Pitoune and Dynamite: The St-André Schooner' as real as the life of sailors in 1956. You will have access to a fun, technological and contemporary experience that will amuse young and old. Enjoy the 8.2-hectare park with a touch of poetry, a hebertism trail, a plant labyrinth, an arboretum, sculptures and picnic areas. Furthermore, a 4-kilometer course on its mountain trail in the Marine Forest will offer you a unique window on the St-Laurent river and the Isle-aux-Coudres. You can do the tour of the site in an hour and a half or spend a full day embracing all the museum and surroundings have to offer.

Quebec City: 2 or 3-Hour Fat Bike Rental

4. Quebec City: 2 or 3-Hour Fat Bike Rental

Cycle through Old Quebec and Limoilou with ease with a fat bike rental. Easily discover sights such as the Domaine de Maizerets and Saint-Charles Linear Park with a 2 or 3-hour rental. Upon arrival at the shop, get kitted out with your perfect bike, a helmet, and winter gear (depending on availability). Receive a quick safety induction and introduction to the best routes in the city before you take to the streets. Next, set off through the bike lanes and streets of Old Quebec and Limoilou. You can choose to follow a suggested route adapted to the weather and trail conditions, or explore the city and your chosen landmarks at your own pace.

Quebec City: Old Quebec Guided Fat Bike Tour with Hot Drink

5. Quebec City: Old Quebec Guided Fat Bike Tour with Hot Drink

Embark on a winter adventure designed for sporty people with a fat bike tour in Quebec City. Cycle through the snowy paths of Domaine Maizerets park into the old town and along the Saint-Charles river. Make stops during your ride for historical landmarks and to get a hot drink at a cafe. Make your way to the bicycle garage to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction to using your fat bike properly in the snowy conditions and then set out into the city. Start at the beautiful public park of Domaine Maizerets and admire the picturesque landscape. Cycle along the bike path that brings you into Old Quebec. Brace yourself as you ride out of the tourist area and along the banks of the Saint-Charles river. Stop for a hot drink and a delicious treat in a local cafe.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

Guides are super knowledgable and gave various explanations on the forest, in addition to showing how to snowshoe. Lunch was good and you get some free time to snowshoe on your own. My only feedback is a logo or something for Quatre Natures on their shuttle bus as it wasn't immediately obvious. Otherwise a fantastic tour and I hope to visit in the summer for canoeing!

It was a wonderful half-day of snowshoeing in Jacques Cartier national park for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens). Our guide was on time for the pick up and made the whole day smooth. We hiked, had a nice lunch with hot cocoa and then had some free time to hike around a little more before heading back in the van. Great day!

Alex was an amazing guide! He was energetic and very informative. And made a great ham and cheese sandwich!!

Very well organized and nice guide. You can even get snowshoes if you only have low shoes.

Very nice experience. Good guide and very nice walks. To recommend.