On the Hurons Path

Here’s a new formula which will please the independent travelers wishing to explore Quebec winter’s wild beauties without missing the exciting cities of Montreal and Quebec City. Moreover, this F&D itinerary represents a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating culture of the First Nations. You’ll indeed be in position to try Canada’s main winter activities in a fabulous natural setting as well as to spend unforgettable nights at the legendary Ice Hotel and in a Huron village.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Pick-up your vehicle and rendez-vous in the thrilling and appealing city of Montreal! Second French speaking city in the world after Paris, Montreal combines old world influences with North American modernity in a very unique way. Let yourself be charmed by the romantic streets of Old Montreal and conquer its exhilarating nights! You’ll then understand why the city has been for long time known as the “Northern New Orleans”! please note that this itinerary can also be offered with an arrival and a first night in Quebec City.

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 Sainte-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier (Québec Region)

    Sainte-Catherine de la  Jacques-Cartier (Québec Region) After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, the moment has come to leave the big city and to continue on towards some much wilder territories. Your destination: The Duchesnay Tourist station which represents an actual gate on Canada’s great outdoors. With its great historical and natural value, the Station touristique Duchesnay is a jewel of the Quebec City area. It is located on the banks of the magnificent Lac Saint-Joseph and is mainly composed of an 89 km² deciduous forest. This majestic site, which until just recently was a school of forestry, combines all of these elements to turn your nature escapade into a memorable moment. Nestled atop a small hill on the banks of Lac Saint-Joseph, every room in the hotel has a magnificent view on the lake. The forest environment, the great facilities and the quality accommodations infrastructures ensure unforgettable stays. In winter, this is indeed the ideal place to practice a wide selection of typically Canadian winter sports. You’ll hence be in position to do some hiking on the snow, some skating, some tube sliding, some snowshoeing, some cross-country skiing, etc. You’ll finally live the unforgettable experience of an introduction to dog sledding. You’ll also have unlimited access to the indoor swimming pool, to the sauna, to the Jacuzzi and to the fitness room. Moreover, the restaurant at the hotel will delight the most hard to please gourmets. You’ll indeed savor the dishes which are expertly prepared by Chef Sébastien Rivard. Who said that adventure in the wild should rhyme with frugality? (2B, 2D)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 3 Sainte-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier (Québec Region)

    One more day to enjoy the region.

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 4 Québec

    Québec Today, you will have the chance to experience an unforgettable night at the legendary Ice Hotel! (1B, 1D)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 5 Wendake (Région de Québec)

    Wendake (Région de Québec) Continue on towards the Indian village of Wendake where you’ll visit the Traditional Huron Site “Onhoüa Chetek8e” which offers a unique opportunity for visitors to discover the history, the culture and the lifestyle of the Hurons. A Native guide will lead you in a fascinating snowshoeing excursion in the forest during which you’ll be introduced to this specific environment and to the traditional herbal medicine. You’ll then have the privilege to taste a delicious potion made out of local cedar trees. The walk ends with the visit of a burial site which allows visitors to learn more about the Huron Burial Ceremony. At around noon, you’ll be invited for a traditional Huron lunch which, if the weather allows it, will be taken outside around a bonfire. Tonight, you’ll share timeless tradition of hospitality at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, unique both in its architecture and its scope. This original complex houses the museum of the Huron-Wendat culture, a four-star hotel and a gourmet restaurant whose menu is inspired by the culinary traditions of Quebec’s First Nations. Kwe Kwe (Welcome)! (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 6 Québec

    Québec Your next stop is beautiful Quebec City. Rich in culture, history and beauty, Quebec City has the appearance and the atmosphere of an old-world town. Indeed, its old section has kept its historic character and a “Vieille France” charm. You’ll finally live an exhilarating experience at the Village Vacances Val Cartier. Children as well as adults will be delighted by such thrilling activities as snow rafting, tube sliding, ice skating, etc. (2B)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 7 Québec

    Québec One more day to discover the city.

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 8 Vol de retour

    Vol de retour Take advantage of your last moment in the Old Capital to do some shopping before heading to the Quebec City Airport or returning to Montreal to leave your vehicle. (B)

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:


· The activities included at the Auberge Duchesnay: Unlimited access to the indoor swimming pool, the sauna, the jacuzzi and the fitness room. play room (mississipi, ping pong, various games)
· Access to the cross-country and snowshoeing trails
· 1 dog-sled team for 2 people for 1h30
· Visit of the Huron Wendat Museum
· Snowsheing activity and guided visit of the « Onhoüa Chetek8e » Traditional site
· Entrance at the Village Vacances Valcartier
· 7 nights accommodation including a night at the Ice Hotel and a night at the Hôtel-Musée des Premières Nations
· 12 meals (see abbreviations) including a lunch and a dinner that are inspired by the Native traditional cuisine
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 70$ cdn)
· Air travel
· Personal expenses
· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with the included meals)
· Tips for guides
· Sport equipment: Snowshoes and tube-sliding

Practical info

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Morgane

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  • - Sportive dans l'âme
  • - Aime découvrir de nouvelles cultures
  • - Toujours à la recherche de nouveaux défis
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Destination
Quebec
Activity
Family Nature - Adventure Winter
Duration
8 days
Code
HIVER-11
Price
From C$1,310
Level
1/5
Comfort
4/5

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