A mighty river, impressive waterfalls, mountains to conquer and forests to explore… nature is generous and always changing! Set out on foot, on a bike, on horseback or on a canoe. The show is spectacular, no matter which activity you choose. Visit parks, gardens, cruise ships, outfitters and campgrounds. They all offer plenty of ways to recharge your batteries. Outdoor fun also means watching fascinating wildlife by the sea and on land. Keep your camera or binoculars close by and get ready to capture some wonderful moments.

Enjoy a stay next to the spectacular Walker Lake

Photo credit: Sépaq, réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles

Walker Lake is an undiscovered gem of the Côte-Nord region. This grandiose body of water is an ancient glacial valley 33 km long, offering magnificent sandy shores and breathtaking scenery. About fifty campsites have been set up along the lake so that you can enjoy many activities on the water such as kayaking and fishing. Also, hiking trails will allow you to discover the MacDonald Falls, a suspension bridge and amazing landscapes. For more comfort, stay in a four-bed ready-to-camp star camp with all the necessary equipment for preparing and serving meals.

Taste the outdoors

Photo credit: Arbraska

Nature and adventure lovers will be delighted by a trip to Vaudreuil-Soulanges. From mountain sports to activities on the water, from hikes in the hollow of the forest to horse riding through the fields, all the landscapes coexist harmoniously in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and invite you to enjoy the great outdoors. Descend Mont Rigaud on a mountain bike, walk the Sentiers de L'escapade’s trails or venture to the top of the trees at Arbraska. Discover the Soulanges Canal and its fascinating history by cycling along the Soulanges Cycle Path with the whole family, or by paddling on the water, in the heart of the canal. When the weather is at its best, a stop at one of the region’s beaches is a must! In Vaudreuil-Soulanges, you will undoubtedly find the adventure tailor-made for you.

Heaven for cyclists: the Petit Témis bike path

Photo credit: Marie-Josée Dubé

Built on the track of a former railway, the Petit Témis linear park is the first interprovincial cycling network in Canada. It connects Rivière-du-Loup, in Quebec, to Edmundston, in New Brunswick. Made up of 134 km of stone dust trails, the park has several rest stops, lookouts and campsites, and is entirely reserved for cyclists and pedestrians. You’re sure to fall under the spell of the Petit Témis, not only for the beauty of the panoramic views that border it, but also for its relatively flat terrain, with a maximum slope of 4%, making it accessible to everyone! Make the most of your ride and visit the national park thanks to two ferries that cross Témiscouata Lake and take you from shore to shore. A beautiful 24 km loop!

Outdoor fun in the Sorel-Tracy region

Recognized by UNESCO as the Biosphere Reserve due to the quality of the natural environments, floral and faunal diversity of Lac-Saint-Pierre, the Sorel-Tracy region offers an impressive change of scenery. Recharge your batteries for free at the Parc régional des Grèves on the hiking trails in the exceptional forest; marvel at the beauty of nature in the heart of the largest developed marsh in eastern North America; go on a picnic with the family in one of the large parks along the St. Lawrence River; or practise any other outdoor activity: this is what awaits you in the Sorel-Tracy region. (Website only available in French)

Treat yourself to the outdoors

Photo credit: Tourisme Laurentides

Fresh air, synonymous with outdoor activities and nature, takes endless forms in this incredible region known for its grandiose scenery. There are almost too many options to count: hiking (on foot, by bike or horseback), swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, a round of golf (why not!), and, for the more daring and thrill-seeking, rafting or ziplining. Whether you pack it with relaxation or big thrills, your adventure starts here in the Laurentians, where the great outdoors makes its name! See the Outdoor and Adventure offers

Be prepared for some surprises in Vallée-de-l’Or, gateway to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

Photo credit: Christian Leduc

With its three hubs, Val-d’Or, Senneterre and Malartic, this amazing destination awaits you with open arms! Whether you enjoy urban epicurean delights or more solitary pursuits in the great outdoors, the “Valley of Gold” has it all. Discover must-see attractions like the Cité de l’Or in Val-d’Or, where you can be a miner for the day and experience what it’s like to descend 91 metres below ground or take a kayak out for a paddle on the Bell River. Mountain biking opportunities abound at Mont Bell, the forest recreation area (Forêt récréative) and the four seasons trail. While you’re here, head on over to one of our foodie options, like Le Prospecteur microbrewery, or enjoy a sample at  Alpha Tango microdistillery.

The Grandes-Fourches Bike Path

Do you love cycling? Take a ride on Sherbrooke's Véloroute des Grandes-Fourches, which runs across a variety of natural and urban landscapes on 96 km of bike paths. Let your bike guide you to downtown Sherbrooke for a tasty break, to visit museums or to go shopping in the small stores in the heart of the city. Looking for a new way to discover Sherbrooke by bike? Try a guided tour on the Véloroute with an electric bike or a mountain bike tour of Mont-Bellevue Park. Guaranteed fun!

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