205 Chemin des Poiriers
Montmagny, QC G5V 3X7
Phone: (418) 248-4515
Fax: (418) 248-0200
Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area protects Canada's largest bulrush marsh and is also the main habitat of the Snow Geese during migration. Roughly a million birds stop here during the spring and fall migrations, creating a magical spectacle on the Saint Lawrence River. Amenities include twenty kilometers of hiking trails as well as historical buildings dating back to the 17th century. The park offers guided tours of the installations, which include the Wildlife Interpretation Centre.
Located in St-Joachim, about a half hour east of Quebec City, this magnificent gorge carries the Saint-Anne-du-Nord River towards Saint Lawrence. Hordes of visitors come to view the river from three bridges and numerous other observation sites. Key attractions include the Giants' Kettle whirlpool, a 70-metre waterfall and Cornelius Krieghoff's 1855 painting Sainte-Anne Falls, which offers an artist's rendering of the gorge before it was modified for running logs. Canyon Sainte-Anne is a great picnic spot and kids are sure to be enthralled by the rushing water.
Les Sept-Chutes is a must for anyone interested in having fun and witnessing science and technology of hydroelectricity. Located near Saint Férréol des Neiges, about 30 minutes from Quebec City, Les Sept Chutes is a waterpark which also houses the oldest hydroelectric plant in Quebec City on the beautiful Sainte Anne du Nord River. A breathtaking beauty, the park boasts seven waterfalls, 5-kilometer (3.4-mile) of trails, picnic areas and swings. Be sure to bring a camera.
The first of the ten chapels of this Basilica, one of Canada's most famous Catholic Shrines and places of pilgrimage, was built in 1658. A beautiful statue of Saint Anne can be seen inside the chapel; often referred to as the Statue of Miracles because it has ostensibly answered many prayers. The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is located across from the Saint Lawrence River in a beautiful, tranquil setting, about 20 minutes east of Quebec City. Free Admission for all.
The wild pristine beauty of Le Massif beckons every nature and adventure enthusiast. A 75 minute drive from Quebec City leads you to this beautiful ski area that boasts of a luxury train ride and comfortable accommodation. Winter sports like skiing and sledding can be enjoyed here by both beginners and professionals from December to April. The Charlevoix region can be explored by their train service. Activities such as helicopter rides over the picturesque mountains, golfing and hiking can be undertaken too. Check website for more details.
Massif du Sud is located at Quebec City and is nestled within the Parc du Massif du Sud. This ski mountain offers activities like hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.