Take a guided walk to the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord and possibly see Minke whales close to shore.Dinner: Dinner at Restaurant du Lac, Hotel Beluga.Evening: An evening screening of "The Man Who Planted Trees", narrated by Christopher Plummer. It tells the story of a solitary shepherd who patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees, single-handedly transforming his arid surroundings into a thriving oasis. A film of great beauty and hope, this story is a remarkable parable for all ages and an inspiring testament to the power of one person.Lodging: Hotel TadoussacMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At the Montagnais Essipit Reserve, learn about the native settlement of this area and how the community owed its survival—and lifestyle—to the use of natural resources. Essipit, established where traditional shipping routes intersected, took advantage of its enviable location to do business with travelers. The advent of the logging industry in the 19th century completely transformed life in the area, and at this time the federal government created reserves, including Essipit, founded in 1892. Visit the Montagnais Essipit reserve and learn how residents developed new economies based on trade and crafts.Lunch: Lunch at Le Bouleau.Afternoon: Learn how ships’ captains conquered the St. Lawrence over the years, in an exhibition about navigation on the river at the Marine Discovery Centre. View a diver's film showing sea life 45 feet below the surface, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones and sponges. See where and how local peat moss is collected and harvested.
At Archo-Topo at Bergeronnes you will learn about the archeology and natural history of the area. Examine artifacts documenting 8,000 years of human presence here at the Archeo-Topo Museum.Dinner: Dinner at La Galouine.Evening: Optional slide show presentation and activity or enjoy some free time this evening.Lodging: Hotel TadoussacMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Les Eboulements owes its name to a geological incident that changed the shape of this territory in 1663. A gigantic landslide occurred as a result of an earthquake, causing part of the coast to be swept away into the St. Lawrence River. The tormented landscape of this region, steep and mountainous, offers nonetheless, sites of sensational beauty. The village owes its fame to its country heritage and to the beautiful architecture and character of its houses.Lunch: Lunch at Hotel Beausejour in St. Joseph de la Rive.Afternoon: Discover Charlevoix’s maritime tradition at the Maritime Museum located at the former Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive shipyard. The shipyard was dedicated to the building, repair and winter dry-docking of schooners until it closed in 1972. The Maritime Museum preserves and recounts the Charlevoix’s maritime history through tales of the schooners that once sailed the St. Lawrence and the building techniques unique to these magnificent ships. Enjoy a magical moment on the shores of the mighty St Lawrence, where centuries of history unfolded and learn about the history of navigation and better understand the role of the navigation in the economic development of Quebec.Afternoon: At the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, you can observe artists making paper using ancient techniques. Their fine cotton paper is embroidered with leaves or flowers representing regional trees and flowers. In the workshop, you can see the craftsmen at work, while in the museum you can see some beautiful works of art made with paper. This one-of-a-kind workshop in Canada has preserved its strictly craftsmanship-oriented nature.
Dinner: We return to Quebec City for our farewell dinner and final night.Lodging: Manoir VictoriaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner