Follow in the footsteps of our early explorers in the vast territories of the Laurentides, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Outaouais. Stretch your legs and clear your mind in the heart of nature: on the water, along trails, underground and even up in the air.
Immerse yourself in the history and wide-open spaces of western Québec, travelling by car and enjoying excursions by foot, seaplane and canoe.
A day where nature and culture meet
Hiking in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Québec’s oldest national park is a gigantic playground with 6 major rivers and 400 lakes. Hit the trails in the Diable Sector and spend the night in a cottage or campground. Be sure to book ahead.
Outdoor and Indigenous experience at Kanatha-Aki
There’s lots to choose from at this Indigenous-inspired site: horseback riding, fishing, a day with a trapper-woodsman or an encounter with a herd of wood bison. You can even sleep in a teepee or shelter.
The Laurentides, from above and from the water
Kiamika reservoir excursion
How about a carbon-neutral getaway? Known for its environmentally friendly ecolodge, Aventures Kiamika organizes canoe excursions on the Kiamika reservoir. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll spot a bald eagle.
See the Hautes-Laurentides from Ferme-Neuve
From the mountain to the inn
Paroi de l’Aube is one of four mountains in Parc régional Montagne du Diable. The reward for hiking up its 4.2-km trail to the summit is the stunning view of endless forest. Come fall, the colours are spectacular!
Overnight stay in the Montagne du Diable forest
This park has so much to offer: more than 80 km of trails, fishing, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, canoe-camping... wow! Lots of lodging options are available in or near the park.
In the bowels of Val d’Or and the survivors of Amos
Descend into a mine at Cité de l’Or
Abitibi has gold in its veins! Dressed as a miner, enjoy the unique experience of descending 91 metres into an underground mine at Cité de l’Or and learn about the daily life of miners from that era (1935).
Meet the wolves at Refuge Pageau
In the afternoon, stop in at Refuge Pageau, which takes in and cares for injured or orphaned wild animals. You will encounter moose (they’re taller than you think!), wolves, bears, foxes and more.
Rouyn-Noranda and its natural and cultural heritage
Parc national d’Aiguebelle: nature at its best
Cross a bridge suspended 90 metres in the air, climb a dizzying staircase to the top of the escarpment, scale a peak or paddle a canoe. You may even cross paths with a moose on the trail. Parc national d’Aiguebelle has no end of surprises.
Magasin général Dumulon, a trip back in time
When Abitibi was first colonized, pioneer Jos Dumulon opened a general store in 1924. Rouyn-Noranda's first business is now a heritage site and takes you back to life as it was in the 1920s. An authentic experience!
The treasures of Témiscamingue
Once upon a time at Fort Témiscamingue/Obadjiwan
The Fort Témiscamingue/Obadjiwan national historic site tells the story of the 200-year-long rivalry between French and English settlers for control of the fur trade, against the backdrop of a millennia-old Indigenous presence.
On the Outaouais side: Bryson and Mansfield
Rafting for thrill seekers
A full day of white water fun on the Ottawa River. The Rafting Momentum adventure includes two meals, a night of camping and a thrilling ride down tumultuous rapids. Heart-pounding excitement, rushing water and laughter guaranteed.
Adventures in Chutes Coulonge Park
Boasting 50-m-high waterfalls and a canyon, this park's tree-top obstacle courses, zip lines and via ferrata will have your heart racing. You can also learn about the history of log driving on the rivers.
A day in a magnificent museum and park
Living like royalty or sleeping with the wolves in Montebello
Photo-safari in Oméga Park
Visit Omega Park and head out on a safari (camera in hand!) to observe wild animals in their natural habitat: bison, elk, bears, deer, wild boar, wolves… Admire the wildlife from your car along a 15-km road or enjoy two walking trails totalling 6 km.