Abitibi-Témiscamingue is intimately linked to the discovery of natural resources and its mining potential. Tourisme Vallée-de-l’Or offers you several activities so you can live a unique mining experience. Start your adventure at the Cité de l’Or by taking a tour 91 meters underground like a real miner, then immerse yourself in the way of life of the families of yesteryear at the old mining camp of Bourlamaque. End your experience with exhibits on geology and mining projects in the region, and observe minerals from around the world, at the Malartic Mineralogical Museum.
Come live an unforgettable experience with your family! At the Musée de la Vieille Fromagerie Perron, discover the history of how cheddar cheese has been made in Canada over the years and visit the cheesemaker's home to learn more about what were the main values of the time. Before leaving, taste five flavours of Perron cheeses and take part in an artisanal butter-making workshop accompanied by a guide. (Website available in French only)
Lévis boasts unique cultural venues and heritage sites of great interest which not only recount the rich history of the city, but are also located in majestic landscapes. Visitors are always impressed by their findings, whether they discover the history of the shipbuilding industry at A.C. Davie Shipyard National Historic Site, the built heritage of Parcours Village Saint-Nicolas, or the foundations of the Desjardins cooperative movement in Old Lévis or the Lévis Forts National Historic Site.
Discover the unique character of art foundries in their national capital, Inverness. Did you know this town is the only one in Quebec that can pride itself on having two private, professional art foundries at its heart? When in Inverness, visit its Musée du Bronze – Centre d’interprétation de la fonderie d’art, offering a virtual reality experience, exhibits where you can admire and touch sculptures, and activities such as modelling workshops. Then, explore the open-air gallery during an Art and Heritage tour via the BaladoDiscovery app, featuring over 30 bronze sculptures and 10 heritage landmarks in a scenic setting. (Website available in French only)
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is a popular summer destination because of its natural environment and its proximity to the city. In fact, while in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, you can admire Quebec’s wildlife at the Zoo Ecomuseum, walk the trails of the Morgan Arboretum and visit the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site. Moreover, it is on foot or by bicycle that you can fully discover the heritage village. Also, did you know that Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is home to the Montreal Aviation Museum, a non-profit organization unique in Quebec. Paddleboarders will be delighted to know that Paddle Mac offers human-powered watercraft rentals so you can discover Lake Saint-Louis.
Take advantage of a day outdoors to discover the world of birds of prey! On site, take 2.5 km of forest trails, observe the birds in the aviaries and discover the UQROP wild bird rehabilitation centre. Who knows, maybe you'll be the lucky one who can release one? The demonstrations will also allow you to learn more about Quebec's birds of prey and some will fly very close to you.
Bromont is a popular summertime destination offering the young and young at heart a tidal wave of fun with 13 slides of varying intensity levels, exhilarating mountain sleds, water games and much more! The site is also home to the largest mountain biking park in Eastern Canada. The network of trails spans more than 50 km and is fully accessible to both beginners and more experienced riders. Bike enthusiasts, get ready for a mountain of thrills in a spectacular and safe natural setting!
No need to leave the city to feel like you’re in the tropics! At Maeva Surf, ride Canada’s best indoor surfing waves before catching your breath in the bistro all decked out in a tropical atmosphere. Then, visit the exotic animals in the tropical greenhouse at Centre de la nature while admiring the colourful vegetation that’s sure to amaze nature lovers. Speaking of nature, how about a day at the beach? The 1.5-kilometre sandy beach at Berge aux Quatre-Vents is perfect for basking in the sun and truly feeling like you’re on vacation.
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