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===Sépaq (the official Website of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec)===
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The '''Région de Québec''' or '''Greater Quebec''' area is in the province of [[Quebec]] in [[Canada]] and include the provincial capital city [[Quebec City]] and its surrounding rural counties.
  
Hiking, cycling, canoeing, nature interpretation ...the [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm/ Sépaq]network offers you a wide range of discovery and outdoor activities. Stay a little longer in this luxurious natural setting by making an online reservation for one of our 550 cabins or 8,000 campsites. The 22 [http://www.parcsquebec.com/ national parks], 16 [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=&Page=&Activite=#0/ wildlife reserves], [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=SA&Module=&Etablissement=ANT&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Sépaq Anticosti] and 8 [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=CT&Module=&Etablissement=&Page=&Activite=#0/ tourist resorts], such as [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=CT&Module=&Etablissement=PCM&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Parc de la Chute-Montmorency], [http://www.aubergeduchesnay Station touristique Duchesnay] and [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=CT&Module=&Etablissement=PRE&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Auberge Fort-Prével], invite you to come out and enjoy the pleasures of autumn!
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==Regions==
 
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* [[Portneuf County]] (Regional Municipality County)
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* [[Jacques-Cartier]] Regional Municipality County
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* [[Côte-de-Beaupré]] Regional Municipality County
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* [[Île d'Orléans]] Regional Municipality County
  
===National Parks===
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==Cities==
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*[[Quebec City]]
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*[[Boischatel]]
  
'''Tourist region: Québec City and Area'''
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==Other destinations==
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*[[Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre|Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré]]
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*[[Saint-Urbain]]
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*[[Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs]]
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*[[Camp Mercier]]
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*[[Camping du lac Bellevue]]
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*[[Chateau Richer]]
  
Less than 30 minutes from North America's oldest French-speaking city lies Parc national de la [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=PQ&Module=&Etablissement=JAC&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Jacques-Cartier]. It features a remarkable landscape characterized by contrasts: mountainous uplands fractured by steep-sided valleys. The Jacques-Cartier River Valley presents a spectacular 550-metre-deep trench through which a multi-faceted river winds. In the park's dense forest, where yellow birch, sugar maples and black spruce co-mingle, nature inspires peace and respect. In the winter, the magic of this site will leave you speechless.
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==Understand==
  
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==Talk==
  
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==Get in==
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===By plane===
  
'''Tourist Region: Charlevoix'''
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'''Jean Lesage International Airport''' ({{IATA|YQB}}), in Ancienne-Lorette,[http://www.aeroportdequebec.com/english/gen.htm/]. The only airport in the region is found about 30 minutes North-West from downtown [[Quebec City]]. It offers regular flights from cities such as [[Montreal]], [[Toronto]] and [[New York City]], and also provides charters to remote areas of the province such as [[Kuujjuaq]], [[Gaspé]] and [[Baie-Comeau]].
  
At the beginning of the 20th century, the area was already renowned for its amazing fishing sectors. Impressed by the carpet of lichen and the northern vegetation, which is unusual at this latitude, people who visited the area at the time christened it Grands-Jardins. Today, this sample of the Great Québec North is still a favourite of fishing enthusiasts, as well as hikers, campers and vacationers who appreciate the magical setting of this exceptional national park. It has the privilege of being one of the central areas of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve, a status awarded to the region by UNESCO. The Parc national des [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=PQ&Module=&Etablissement=GRJ&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Grands-Jardins] is accessible through the village of Saint-Urbain.
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Please note that there is no public transit or hotel shuttles to and from the airport. The taxi fare from Old Quebec to the airport is a flat fee of $30.
  
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===By train===
  
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A passenger train station is found at the port of Quebec, 450 rue de la Gare du Palais. The Quebec [http://www.viarail.ca/ VIA Rail] station is a picturesque building, emulating the architectural style of the famed Chateau-Frontenac overlooking the station. The Quebec-[[Windsor (Ontario)|Windsor]] corridor trains run regularly, with stopovers at [[Montreal]] and [[Toronto]].
  
'''Tourist Region: Charlevoix'''
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Another train station is located in Ste-Foy, 3255 chemin de la Gare, near the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges. However, public transit does not run there as often as the Quebec station and requires walking for a couple minutes.
  
Parc national des [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=PQ&Module=&Etablissement=HGO&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie]is one of Québec's most beautiful natural monuments. It was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains. Steep slopes, beautiful natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie make this an exceptional site. Come and take a voyage into the heart of the Pays de Menaud, where time stops but the spectacle goes on and on.
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===By bus===
  
This national park has the privilege of being one of the central areas of the Charlevoix world biosphere reserve. It can be reached via the picturesque village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs.
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The bus station, ''Terminus Gare du Palais'' located at rue de la Gare du Palais, is also found at the old port of Quebec, next to the train station. [http://www.intercar.qc.ca/index.html Intercar] and [http://www.orleansexpress.com/ Orleans Express] offer services province-wide.
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Another bus station is located in Ste-Foy, 3001 chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, which is easily accessible by city transit.
  
===Wildlife Reserves===
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===By car===
  
Réserve faunique des [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=LAU&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Laurentides], located in the Québec and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions, is an immense territory spanning 7,861 km2 and offering sport hunters and fishers as well as outdoor enthusiasts the possibility to practice their favourite activities in a high-quality wilderness area. Wildlife abounds throughout the reserve. In the summer, our featured activities are fishing and vacationing. In winter, Camp Mercier is an ideal spot for cross-country skiers and vacationers, whereas Auberge Le Relais plays host to a large number of snowmobiling enthusiasts each year.
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Quebec City is 2.5-3 hours by car from [[Montreal]], taking either Highway 40 or 20 (north and south side of the St. Lawrence, respectively). Both drives are rather monotonous drives through endless forest dotted with farms. For a slower but more interesting tour of Quebec's heartland, drive instead along Highway 138, the ''Chemin du Roy'', which follows the north bank of the river.
  
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==Get around==
  
Located at kilometre 93 in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides on Route 175, just 50 kilometres from Québec City, [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=LAU&Page=CAMMER&Activite=#0/ Camp Mercier]offers skiers and snowshoers of every level a wide variety of trails, the best snow conditions, an exceptionally long season, grandiose landscapes and incomparable views.
 
  
Situated in an almost pristine natural setting, 79 linear kilometres of trails form a network (all circuits combined) of 190 kilometres of groomed and patrolled trails
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==See==
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*'''Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier'''
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*'''Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve'''
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**'''Parc national des Grands-Jardins'''
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**'''Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie'''
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*'''Réserve faunique des Laurentides'''
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*'''Réserve faunique de Portneuf'''
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*'''Lac Saint-Joseph'''
  
For snowshoeing, 12 linear kilometres of trails form a network (all circuits) of more than 30 kilometres.
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===Itineraries===
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* '''Le Chemin du Roy'''[http://www.lecheminduroy.com/en/index.php] (Highway 138), from  through [[Quebec City]] to [[Montreal]], follows the route of the first road in Québec, for nearly 250km along the north bank of the St. Lawrence River. Cars welcome, but it's an approved bicycle route along almost its entire length, and can be ridden in a day if you are strong. The road is marked with a special sign, a white crown on a blue background. The You may want to backtrack a bit to [[Beauport]], east of [[Quebec City]]. The ''Avenue Royal'' takes you past some beautiful old houses. After a few days in Quebec City, go through the villages of [[Cap-Rouge]], [[St-Augustin-de-Desmaures]], and [[Neuville]]. Consider an excursion about 10 Km north on Hwy 365 to [[Pont-Rouge]] and its ''Site Déry''. Back on the Chemin du Roy, pass through [[Donnacona]], [[Cap-Santé]], and [[Portneuf]]. Stop in [[Deschambault]] and try the pastries at ''Café Chez Zéphirin''. As you continue westward, you may be able to cut over to a road closer to the St. Laurence which has picturesque houses.  Continue through [[Grondines]], [[Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade]], and [[Batiscan]]. There are churches along the way which you can stop to visit.  Next is the [[Mauricie]] region.  Following the town of [[Champlain]], you come to old [[Trois-Rivières]]. In addition to its ''Old Prison'', now a museum, Trois-Rivières is the "Capital of Poetry". Visit the ''Morgane Café'', the home-town coffee house, with poetry written on the walls. Just west, at [[Pointe-du-Lac]], there is a pretty view point overlooking ''Lac St. Pierre''. Leaving there, you enter the [[Lanaudière]] region, and more countryside. Head through [[Yamachiche]], [[Saint-Léon-le-Grand]], [[Louiseville]], [[Sainte-Ursule]], [[Maskinongé]], [[Saint-Barthélemy]], [[Saint-Cuthbert]], [[Berthierville]], [[Lanoraie]], [[Lavaltrie]], [[Saint-Sulpice]].  Consider a northward excursion to [[L'Assomption]]. As you approach Montreal, you pass through [[Repentigny]], which is not much of a tourist destination but ''is'' the fastest growing suburb in the province. Cross a small bridge onto the Isle of Montreal, and Highway 138 enters [[Montreal]] and becomes ''rue Sherbrook''.
  
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==Do==
  
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Hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, swimming, rock climbing, archery, nature interpretation, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding.
  
A family stay or a stay with friends in Réserve faunique de [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=POR&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Portneuf], located just one hour northwest of Québec City, is truly a memorable experience. Imagine being able to take advantage of a wooded area, a lake and a cabin for a few days to fish, hunt, ski, go sliding, skate or simply to relax as part of a vacation package. It's easy to make this dream come true! In summer, Camping du lac Bellevue, located next to a magnificent beach, invites campers to live in harmony with nature.
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*Auberge Le Relais
  
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==Eat==
  
===Tourist Resorts===
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==Drink==
  
The Station touristique [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=CT&Module=&Etablissement=DUC&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Duchesnay] prides itself on transforming your adventures in nature, romantic weekends or business meetings into moments that are rich in emotion. Our brand new hotel, which includes 48 rooms with a view of Lac Saint-Joseph, will charm even the most discerning. Depending on the season, you can choose from among the following activities: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, swimming, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, archery, guided activities...
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==Stay safe==
A dream at your doorstep! Reserve now!
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==Get out==
  
==External links==
 
  
*[http://www.parcsquebec.com/ National Parks], the Official Web site of National Parks Quebec
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*[http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=&Page=&Activite=#0/ Wildlife Reserves], the Official Web site of Wildlife Reserves Quebec
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*[http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=CT&Module=&Etablissement=&Page=&Activite=#0/ Tourist Resorts], the Official Web site of Tourist Resorts Quebec
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*[http://www.sepaq.com/ Sépaq], The official Website of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
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*[http://www.bonjourquebec.com/ Bonjour Quebec], the Official Web site of Tourisme Québec
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Latest revision as of 22:46, 16 January 2011

The Région de Québec or Greater Quebec area is in the province of Quebec in Canada and include the provincial capital city Quebec City and its surrounding rural counties.

Regions[edit]

Cities[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Jean Lesage International Airport (IATA: YQB), in Ancienne-Lorette,[1]. The only airport in the region is found about 30 minutes North-West from downtown Quebec City. It offers regular flights from cities such as Montreal, Toronto and New York City, and also provides charters to remote areas of the province such as Kuujjuaq, Gaspé and Baie-Comeau.

Please note that there is no public transit or hotel shuttles to and from the airport. The taxi fare from Old Quebec to the airport is a flat fee of $30.

By train[edit]

A passenger train station is found at the port of Quebec, 450 rue de la Gare du Palais. The Quebec VIA Rail station is a picturesque building, emulating the architectural style of the famed Chateau-Frontenac overlooking the station. The Quebec-Windsor corridor trains run regularly, with stopovers at Montreal and Toronto.

Another train station is located in Ste-Foy, 3255 chemin de la Gare, near the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges. However, public transit does not run there as often as the Quebec station and requires walking for a couple minutes.

By bus[edit]

The bus station, Terminus Gare du Palais located at rue de la Gare du Palais, is also found at the old port of Quebec, next to the train station. Intercar and Orleans Express offer services province-wide.

Another bus station is located in Ste-Foy, 3001 chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, which is easily accessible by city transit.

By car[edit]

Quebec City is 2.5-3 hours by car from Montreal, taking either Highway 40 or 20 (north and south side of the St. Lawrence, respectively). Both drives are rather monotonous drives through endless forest dotted with farms. For a slower but more interesting tour of Quebec's heartland, drive instead along Highway 138, the Chemin du Roy, which follows the north bank of the river.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
  • Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve
    • Parc national des Grands-Jardins
    • Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
  • Réserve faunique des Laurentides
  • Réserve faunique de Portneuf
  • Lac Saint-Joseph

Itineraries[edit]

  • Le Chemin du Roy[2] (Highway 138), from through Quebec City to Montreal, follows the route of the first road in Québec, for nearly 250km along the north bank of the St. Lawrence River. Cars welcome, but it's an approved bicycle route along almost its entire length, and can be ridden in a day if you are strong. The road is marked with a special sign, a white crown on a blue background. The You may want to backtrack a bit to Beauport, east of Quebec City. The Avenue Royal takes you past some beautiful old houses. After a few days in Quebec City, go through the villages of Cap-Rouge, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, and Neuville. Consider an excursion about 10 Km north on Hwy 365 to Pont-Rouge and its Site Déry. Back on the Chemin du Roy, pass through Donnacona, Cap-Santé, and Portneuf. Stop in Deschambault and try the pastries at Café Chez Zéphirin. As you continue westward, you may be able to cut over to a road closer to the St. Laurence which has picturesque houses. Continue through Grondines, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, and Batiscan. There are churches along the way which you can stop to visit. Next is the Mauricie region. Following the town of Champlain, you come to old Trois-Rivières. In addition to its Old Prison, now a museum, Trois-Rivières is the "Capital of Poetry". Visit the Morgane Café, the home-town coffee house, with poetry written on the walls. Just west, at Pointe-du-Lac, there is a pretty view point overlooking Lac St. Pierre. Leaving there, you enter the Lanaudière region, and more countryside. Head through Yamachiche, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Louiseville, Sainte-Ursule, Maskinongé, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Cuthbert, Berthierville, Lanoraie, Lavaltrie, Saint-Sulpice. Consider a northward excursion to L'Assomption. As you approach Montreal, you pass through Repentigny, which is not much of a tourist destination but is the fastest growing suburb in the province. Cross a small bridge onto the Isle of Montreal, and Highway 138 enters Montreal and becomes rue Sherbrook.

Do[edit][add listing]

Hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, swimming, rock climbing, archery, nature interpretation, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding.

  • Auberge Le Relais

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

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