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Want to explore Quebec and step outside your comfort zone? Here are four suggestions for excursions that will help you stay active, discover local food, satisfy your curiosity, and—most importantly—make the most of summer! 


1. Eat your way around the province

If you’re a foodie who loves artisanal products, why not take advantage of Quebec’s many opportunities for agritourism? For example, you could eat local seafood on the Gaspé Peninsula; pick fiddleheads, strawberries, or wild mushrooms in the Laurentians; tour vineyards and dairies in the Eastern Townships; or harvest blueberries in Saguenay.

To discover a host of Quebec flavours and gourmet getaways, check out the Flavour Trails post on the Québec by the Sea website.  


2. Explore Quebec’s bike trails

Bike touring is a great way to take in the scenery, get moving, and reduce the environmental impact of your vacation. There are trails for all levels in every region of Quebec! La Route verte and Vélo Québec are terrific places to start planning your trip. 


3. Get out on the water 

Quebec has 3.6 million freshwater bodies, thousands of rivers, and many beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored. Paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking are all excellent ways to get in some exercise while keeping cool. You can rent water sports equipment and book day trips through several companies around the province. For example, À l’Abordage, which has locations in Val-David and Mont-Tremblant, offers river excursions with an option to kayak or canoe down the Rivière du Nord, then cycle back along the P’tit train du Nord bike trail.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even plan a multi-day canoe- or kayak-camping trip at a Sépaq park.


4. Take a road trip  

Looking for a campsite for your RV, trailer, motorhome, or minivan? Terego makes it possible to park your vehicle in a safe location for a small fee. The company’s mission is to bring artisans and travellers together. It has a network of over 1,200 unique campsites across 10 Canadian provinces, including 39 orchards and 130 vineyards and cideries. Ready to hit the road? 


How will you be rediscovering Quebec this summer?