Walking & Hiking Through History in Québec City & Charlevoix

Study the relationship between geography and history as you walk and hike along the streets and nature trails of Québec City and the backcountry trails of the Charlevoix region.
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Program No. 23309RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

From the green spaces of Québec City to the sprawling UNESCO Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, explore some of Québec’s most beautiful places on this walking and hiking adventure. Walk through Québec’s parks, gardens and reserves as you learn about the centuries of struggle of the Québécois to facilitate defense and economic development while protecting the natural bounty of the St. Lawrence. Follow backcountry trails through tundra and boreal forest inhabited by caribou as you study the relationship between geography, climate and nature in relation to the history, economy and politics of Québec and Canada.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to six miles daily.
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 ...

  • With a walk along the cliff and on the Plains of Abraham, learn the history of the field and enter the walled city to discover its European charms and heritage.
  • Ride a coastal train along the St. Lawrence to reach Baie St-Paul, home to the largest concentration of artists in eastern Canada!
  • Hike on the trails of Parc National des Grands-Jardins, famous for its unique natural environments and landscape of the Laurentian Massif.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
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Judith Lavoie
In tune with her ancestors of the XVII century, Judith has explored every corner of the province, learning about the challenges of the first settlers and the role of nature in people’s traditions and culture. A professional outdoors instructor for many years, she is inspired by nature and her curiosity about history and culture. Blending physical activity and cultural experiences, Judith combines her passions to bring visitors in touch with the complex and diverse heritage of the region across the landscape and trails of Quebec.

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

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