Spas are connected to nature and its elements. Go for the ultimate in relaxation in the warm and cold baths of a Nordic spa that draws inspiration from Scandinavian or Asian traditions, whether it's in the city, on a riverbank or in the forest. From facials to body treatments to the benefits of a therapeutic massage, there's no better way to indulge, take care of yourself and forget about your everyday worries. And if you're looking for other ways to relax, consider nature walks, quiet activities, charming hotels and getaways where you simply take the time to rest.

The return of evening shows

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After two years of pandemic, evening shows of all kinds are finally back on the bill, for a lively time on Île d'Orléans. The Espace Félix-Leclerc performance hall will present 7 well-known Quebec artists throughout the summer. The New Theatre of île d'Orléans is back in force with summer theatre as we like it with its comedy SITCOM! Chamber Music in Sainte-Pétronille presents a series of 6 classical music concerts in the village church. Double your pleasure by having dinner in one of the restaurants with a terrace on Île d’Orléans before the show. You will see that the sunsets are magnificent!

The islands of Bas-Saint-Laurent

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A string of islands stretches along the St. Lawrence River. Several are accessible during the summer, Île Verte, Île aux Basques, Île Saint-Barnabé, Iles du Pot à l'Eau-de-Vie and Île aux Lièvres. Visit them to go hiking, to rent a chalet, to sleep in an inn or under the stars while camping, to observe sea birds, for maritime history, to recharge your batteries... in short, to slow down and get out of your daily life by offering you unparalleled experiences.

Parc Marie-Victorin

Immerse yourself in an enchanting universe at Parc Marie-Victorin. In the heart of Brother Marie-Victorin's village, this oversized botanical garden with flowerbeds of 60,000 annuals is guaranteed to impress. You will find amazing 3D mosaic sculptures and gigantic insect sculptures made of recycled metal. Learn about botany at the educational lab or step back in time at the general store featuring an antique display. Travel by visiting the tropical greenhouse and take a walk on the Builders' Bridge over a beautiful river. Take advantage of your visit to have a picnic in one of the areas set up for you. This summer, treat yourself to a visit to this amazing park!

KiNipi spa nordique & hébergement

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KiNipi spa nordique & hébergement, located in Trois-Rivières, between Québec City and Montreal, invites you to immerse yourself in the heart of a complete spa experience. Discover our massage services and beauty treatments that will make you feel absolute contentment. Experience the creative fine cuisine of the restaurant KiNipi à la Bouche where we promote local products. Extend your stay, in our breathtaking suites completely equipped for your comfort and linked to the complex by an underground tunnel. (Website available in French only)

Beaches of white sand and seawater for miles!

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Easily accessible, the numerous beaches of the Magdalen Islands invite you to take long and invigorating walks, to swim and to sunbathe. The water around the Islands generally reaches around 18°C in mid-August, while it can reach over 20°C in the lagoons and bays. At the beach, you can also meditate in front of the sea and even build sandcastles. Actually, did you know that since 1987, the Islands have hosted the largest amateur sand castle building contest in the world?

A different way to explore the mountain-lined coastline

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The Charlevoix Train invites you to a unique - even spectacular - tourist experience between Québec City, Côte-de-Beaupré and the coastal towns and villages of Charlevoix. This safe alternative means of transportation offers you special moments of relaxation with wonderful discoveries along the way. Discovering Charlevoix by train means taking advantage of amazing points of view, inaccessible by any other means. A legendary 125-km route, between the river and the mountains, lined with landscapes that change with the tides. All aboard!

Make the most of some well-deserved rest

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A land with awe-inspiring history and wide-open spaces, the Laurentians are a gateway to a magical world filled with opportunities to relax and discover local flavours and culture. Take some personal time, visit a Nordic spa, sample local products, explore the region’s museums... There’s so much fun to be had discovering a culture that never fails to extend a heartfelt welcome! See the Indulge, Regional flavours and Culture offers. 

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