Québec City to Charlevoix: Exploring the Saint Lawrence River

Travel by boat and train to explore the history and natural wonders of the Saint Lawrence Valley, from Québec City’s European charm to the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Charlevoix regions.
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Program No. 21845RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

From the European charm of Québec City to the natural wonders of Charlevoix, UNESCO has recognized both of these unique destinations for their historical and natural significance. This journey by boat, coach and train will take you from Québec City’s Old Town to the Bas-St-Laurent region on the south shore to learn about the natural resources of the mighty river and the Victorian-style heritage of Kamouraska . After a night on an island natural reserve, travel to Charlevoix on the north shore to explore this biosphere reserve and center for cultural and culinary arts. Come aboard for a special opportunity to experience a very special corner of North America, highlighting the maritime history of early Canada and settlers along the way.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the unique European charm of Québec City, with visits to historic sites and museums.
  • Explore the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, and spend a night on an island in a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Discover the Charlevoix region’s fine art, music, cuisine, geology and spectacular scenery.

General Notes

Maximum group size is 23 participants.
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Andrée Girard
Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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