24039
Quebec

The Wonders of Winter: Seasonal Adventures in Quebec City

Embark on an educational adventure to a wintry Québec City and learn to thrive like a local with specialist-led historic walks, fun-filled excursions and dog sledding.
Program No. 24039RJ
Length
5 days
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1,079
Special Offer
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At a Glance

Enjoy winter like a Québec City local! Experience the seasonal magic with specialists as you explore a wonderland of glistening white streets lined with charming architecture of the Old City and hike the historic Plains of Abraham. Partake in the city’s traditional wintry excursions— toboggan riding, dog sledding on Île d'Orléans, ‘sugar loaf’ gazing at the frozen Montmorency Falls and savoring the warmth of a fondue dinner. Discover the allure of fun-filled Québec City during this beautiful time of year!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking five to six miles daily on varied terrain, including cobblestone streets, stairs and uneven hilly terrain. Chance of icy, snowy winter conditions. Dog sledding involves sitting or standing on sled runners and stepping on a break to slow the team of dogs.
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 ...

  • Journey through time with an educational walk through the Plains of Abraham, an urban park in the heart of the city with centuries of diverse history to be discovered.
  • Experience a ferry ride across the icy St. Lawrence River for stunning views of Cape Diamond, and delve into the history of the St. Lawrence seaway.
  • Enjoy lunch at the famous Château Frontenac, a Québec City must-see in any season, before exploring this breathtaking hotel.

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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