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Old Quebec Winter Walking Tour
My Winter Walking Tour of Old Quebec is an introduction to local history, architecture and culture. You'll learn about New France, the Conquest, the American revolution, the evolution of the city, the French-Canadians & Anglo-Canadians, the Quiet Revolution but also about the ice bridge and the Winter Carnaval for example. You’ll discover Old Port, Petit Champlain (with Place royale & Batterie royale), the Château Frontenac, the City Hall, the Seminary, the Morrin Centre, the St John Gate and more. Itinerary is designed for Winter: less windy spots and some secrets to keep you warm. Finally, you'll discover a quaint city where every street corner is a postcard. Yes, you can enjoy a 2h walking tour in Old Quebec, from November to March, without losing a frozen toe, without frost bite. NB : The experience is provided either in French or in English, never simultaneously in both languages. When booking, check the right language. In case of unavailability, write to me! Available in Spanish too (private tours only, a colleague will guide you). Full instructions how to dress appropriately when you book. Max. group size : 15 people COVID warning: many buildings could be closed, tour could be 100% outdoor. Check our Summer tour: https://fr.airbnb.ca/experiences/662587
FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
We meet on the Plains of Abraham, the location of the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the conquest of Quebec city by the British in 1759. Here's the plan : 1) Quick Warm-up & Introduction to Quebec city's History 2) Snowshoe Setup 3) Excursion in the Forest Trails The locals know about this : there are amazing forest trails on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St-Lawrence river. I will guide you to the exact place where 4500 british soldiers climbed, one night of september 1759, in order to win the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We'll cover the history of the battle in detail, and I'll show you amazing spots in the forest (good pictures). 4) Native American History & Herbal Medicine We'll cover the Native American history of Quebec in detail. The Iroquois tribe had a good knowledge of herbal medicine. We'll harvest and use 3 medicinal plants during the excursion. 5) Maple Syrup Tasting After the snowshoe excursion, we go to a nice shelter which is part of the museum of the Plains of Abraham. I'll show you how we traditionally cook and eat maple syrup at the "sugar shack". It's called " tire d'érable ", usually translated as maple taffy. This is an essential element of french canadian culture that you have to try atleast once during your time in Québec. *NOTE* No prior snowshoe experience required. Other things to note In terms of physical intensity, this is a light-moderate workout! We are going through some uphill & downhill parts. The total walking time is about 75 minutes!
Old Quebec Upper Town walking tour
Discover the history of Quebec City and Canada as you walk with us in Old Quebec Upper Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. We will go in busy streets, off the beaten track and we will travel in time as far as the 1600s. We'll tackle major themes such as colonization, wars between empires or the Quiet Revolution and Quebec separatism. We will talk about architecture too, and food naturally. Of course you can count on us to tell you a few anecdotes that make this experience so interesting. You'll see the highlights of the Upper Town, such as the Château Frontenac, the cathedrals, the city hall, the Price building, the Parlement and at least one fancy gate. You'll see countless of old & beautiful residential buildings and many fascinating monuments. Thanks to this introductory guided tour, you will have a better understanding of modern Quebec society, you will know how to orient yourself in Old Quebec and you will better appreciate this magnificent city of Quebec. We'll start in front of the statue dedicated to pioneers and we'll end in front of the Parlement. Check weather forecast and dress appropriately. We provide the tour rain or shine. We're going to walk approximately 2km (1,24 miles), during 2h. During Winter, check our Winter Walking Tour: https://fr.airbnb.ca/experiences/333649
Horseback Riding in the Appalachians
You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them. Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
One Hour Trailride in the Appalachian Range
You will discover our beautiful Appalachian mountain range during a jaunt in the saddle of a calm and well trained horse.First, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. If you would like to spend more time with a horse, we also offer 2-hour and day trailrides. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.

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Old Quebec Winter Walking Tour
My Winter Walking Tour of Old Quebec is an introduction to local history, architecture and culture. You'll learn about New France, the Conquest, the American revolution, the evolution of the city, the French-Canadians & Anglo-Canadians, the Quiet Revolution but also about the ice bridge and the Winter Carnaval for example. You’ll discover Old Port, Petit Champlain (with Place royale & Batterie royale), the Château Frontenac, the City Hall, the Seminary, the Morrin Centre, the St John Gate and more. Itinerary is designed for Winter: less windy spots and some secrets to keep you warm. Finally, you'll discover a quaint city where every street corner is a postcard. Yes, you can enjoy a 2h walking tour in Old Quebec, from November to March, without losing a frozen toe, without frost bite. NB : The experience is provided either in French or in English, never simultaneously in both languages. When booking, check the right language. In case of unavailability, write to me! Available in Spanish too (private tours only, a colleague will guide you). Full instructions how to dress appropriately when you book. Max. group size : 15 people COVID warning: many buildings could be closed, tour could be 100% outdoor. Check our Summer tour: https://fr.airbnb.ca/experiences/662587
FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
We meet on the Plains of Abraham, the location of the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the conquest of Quebec city by the British in 1759. Here's the plan : 1) Quick Warm-up & Introduction to Quebec city's History 2) Snowshoe Setup 3) Excursion in the Forest Trails The locals know about this : there are amazing forest trails on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St-Lawrence river. I will guide you to the exact place where 4500 british soldiers climbed, one night of september 1759, in order to win the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We'll cover the history of the battle in detail, and I'll show you amazing spots in the forest (good pictures). 4) Native American History & Herbal Medicine We'll cover the Native American history of Quebec in detail. The Iroquois tribe had a good knowledge of herbal medicine. We'll harvest and use 3 medicinal plants during the excursion. 5) Maple Syrup Tasting After the snowshoe excursion, we go to a nice shelter which is part of the museum of the Plains of Abraham. I'll show you how we traditionally cook and eat maple syrup at the "sugar shack". It's called " tire d'érable ", usually translated as maple taffy. This is an essential element of french canadian culture that you have to try atleast once during your time in Québec. *NOTE* No prior snowshoe experience required. Other things to note In terms of physical intensity, this is a light-moderate workout! We are going through some uphill & downhill parts. The total walking time is about 75 minutes!
Old Quebec Upper Town walking tour
Discover the history of Quebec City and Canada as you walk with us in Old Quebec Upper Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. We will go in busy streets, off the beaten track and we will travel in time as far as the 1600s. We'll tackle major themes such as colonization, wars between empires or the Quiet Revolution and Quebec separatism. We will talk about architecture too, and food naturally. Of course you can count on us to tell you a few anecdotes that make this experience so interesting. You'll see the highlights of the Upper Town, such as the Château Frontenac, the cathedrals, the city hall, the Price building, the Parlement and at least one fancy gate. You'll see countless of old & beautiful residential buildings and many fascinating monuments. Thanks to this introductory guided tour, you will have a better understanding of modern Quebec society, you will know how to orient yourself in Old Quebec and you will better appreciate this magnificent city of Quebec. We'll start in front of the statue dedicated to pioneers and we'll end in front of the Parlement. Check weather forecast and dress appropriately. We provide the tour rain or shine. We're going to walk approximately 2km (1,24 miles), during 2h. During Winter, check our Winter Walking Tour: https://fr.airbnb.ca/experiences/333649
Horseback Riding in the Appalachians
You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them. Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
One Hour Trailride in the Appalachian Range
You will discover our beautiful Appalachian mountain range during a jaunt in the saddle of a calm and well trained horse.First, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. If you would like to spend more time with a horse, we also offer 2-hour and day trailrides. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
Séance photo dans la vieille ville de Québec
Vivez une expérience unique tout en découvrant la magnifique ville de Québec. Nous découvrirons ensemble 5 emplacements incontournables de la ville. À travers mon appareil photo, je prendrais des photos mémorables de votre séjour. Des photos professionnelles qui sauront enflammer vos réseaux sociaux. Le forfait inclut 15 photos de hautes qualité et travaillées. Vous recevrez un lien dans les 48h afin de télécharger vos photos. Pendant la séance, nous aurons l'occasion de découvrir ensemble la ville et son cadre incroyable, mais je pourrais également partager avec vous mes meilleurs conseils d’activités, restaurants ou encore les meilleurs endroits pour prendre un verre. J'adore échanger sur la ville dans laquelle je vis depuis 25 ans et ce sera évidemment un plaisir de le faire avec vous!
Initiation au canot à glace
Canot à glace expérience propose une expérience immersive dans le monde du canot à glace. Vivez avec nous votre Baptême des glaces, notre activité d'initiation au canot à glace. Vous serez pris en charge du début à la fin de l'activité par nos guides professionnels. Lors de votre arrivée, nous réalisons une formation pratique et sur la sécurité. Nous présentons l'histoire du canot à glace au Québec, notamment en lien avec le Carnaval de notre belle ville. Nous habillons les clients et nous partons jouer sur les glaces! Au programme : entre 45 et 90 minutes sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent. Nous vous ferons vivre l'expérience de la rame et de la trottinette : crampons aux pieds, nous poussons sur le canot pour le faire glisser sur la glace. C'est une sensation inédite, qui peut vous propulser à plus de 20 km/h! Nous partons explorer les rives du Saint-Laurent, avec des points de vue spectaculaire sur les plaines d'Abraham, le port de Québec et les navires accostés sur les quais. Au milieu du parcours, nous faisons halte sur une glace à la dérive pour y savourer un chocolat chaud et une collation. Nous prenons photos et vidéos, qui sont inclus dans l'activité. Au retour, nous vous offrons de prolonger l'expérience hivernale avec un laisser-passer pour le Strom spa nordique Vieux-Québec, le meilleur établissement à Québec! Pas mal, non?! Autres remarques Le canot à glace est une sport hivernal exceptionnel. Il vous sortira assurément de votre zone de confort! Prévoyez des habits chauds, quitte à en laisser sur place. Prévoyez une demi journée pour l'activité. Notez que nos activités peuvent être reportées en raison de la météo, remboursement garanti
Stargazing with mountain goats around the fire and s’mores
After an introduction with my sweet mountain goats, we will take the pack with us up a trail to a breath taking view of the forest, old city and St-Laurence in the distance. On our way down, it’ll make a fire and together we will cook s’mores and share a drink under the stars. We will listen to sounds of the forest at night while I tell local Native American legends and talk about the history of the settlers that founded beautiful Quebec City. Then back to parking and photos with the goats that you won’t want to leave. Two person minimum and this tour is also available at other time and dates. Don’t hesitate to ask! Truly an unforgettable adventure.
Visit and Stroll with 60 Alpacas
Dive into the wonderful world of one of the most adorable animals in the world -the alpaca! Here with us, you will find yourself surrounded by the 60 of these friendly and gentle little camelidae that make up our herd, for an hour and a half. During this time, it's the perfect occasion to get to know and to develop your knowledge about them. You will interact with these animals notably by touching and by feeding them and through other diverse and entertaining activities. Your visit will allow you to learn about the particularities of their nature, their needs and also to have a chance to discover their individual personalities. We will also introduce you to, and instruct you about their wonderful natural fibre/wool and its extraordinary and unique qualities. Your visit includes an occasion for visiting our nursery, with the baby alpacas called 'cria', and to take a stroll with 'your very own alpaca' on our country trails. Fantastic souvenir pictures guaranteed! At the end of your visit, you are invited to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Reserve your unique and personalized alpaca activity today, and consider our other animal experience activities with dogs, horses and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year and in all weather. The activity takes place both in and outdoors. All ages are welcome but young children must share an alpaca with an adult.
Poutine & Food Tour - Quebec City
You will feel the good vibes on our way walking through Quebec City’s most trendiest neighborhood. COME HUNGRY because you will eat and drink A LOT on this food tour. ^•^ As you know, Poutine is a symbol of Québécois culture and we will show you the baddest, trendiest and cheapest place not to only eat but to take beautiful souvenir picture and learn the history. ^•^ What’s included in the price of the tour? -3 restaurant/Bar visits -3 cocktails, wine or beer ^•^ Where? -Old-Quebec -Petit Champlain -Saint-Jean-Baptiste -or Cartier ***** *Vegetarian-friendly *English, french or creole *Message me to ask for other availability You’ll think us later Xxx
Guided Visit on an Educational Farm
You are invited to visit our educational farm, home to numerous animals, accompanied by a passionate guide. Discover interesting facts on each of our resident species while observing their natural behaviour in an environment which promotes their well-being and meets each animal's needs. The aim of our educational farm is to teach visitors about those needs and the well-being of these superb creatures. Countless animals in need or abandoned have found refuge here at our non-profit charitable organization. Over the course of a visit lasting one and a half hours, you will be in direct contact with all of our animals, allowing you to touch, observe and feed them. At the end of the visit, each visitor leaves with a magnificent peacock feather as a souvenir, and will have an opportunity to purchase eggs or alpaca sourced products. At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Reserve your experience today and consider trying some of our other animal experiences with the alpacas, the horses and the dogs. Here is a list of the animal species you will get to encounter: -Alpacas -Cats -Chickens -Cows -Dogs -Donkeys -Ducks -Guinea pigs -Hedgehogs -Horses -Llamas -Mules -Pigs and miniature pigs -Peacocks -Ponies -Rabbits Other things to note Visits to the educational farm continue throughout the year in all weather, so visitors should dress according to the weather reports. This activity will take place both inside and outdoors. Children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Guided e-bike tours on Ile d'Orléans
Ile d'Orleans is a cyclist's paradise: Spectacular landscapes, a rich history and delicious local products are waiting to be discovered all along the way. On electric bikes, the guide will show you the island's most beautiful village, visit a fruit farm, a winery, the local chocolate factory and more! We'll meet at Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the bridge. Upon arrival, you'll get a detailed safety introduction, before following the guide on this easy bike tour of 20 km / 12.5 mi. We'll visit the Foyer de la Charité and taste the famous Strawberries of Ile d'Orleans. I'll share fascinating details about history and local agriculture, a very important aspect of the island's economy. As we reach the pictoresque village of Ste-Pétronille, we'll take a quick break from cycling at the Chocolaterie de l'Ile. Stroll on the St.Lawrence River's shores and enjoy the amazing view on Quebec City's skyline. We'll continue the tour and stop at a nice boutique and coffee shop. We'll stop at one of the island's most classy wineries. Overlooking the Montmorency Falls, we'll taste their selection of local wines. We will finish at Cassis Monna & Filles. The tour will take 3 hours. The island features no bike path; we'll use the road's secure shoulder. We are often asked how to get to the meeting point without a car. Simply take a cab / Uber; we are 15 min driving from the Old Quebec.
Snowshoe hike and traditional dinner and stories around the fire pit
Discover the Quebec forest in snowshoes, the nature and charm of a fire outside in the winter and enjoy a good traditional dinner like the explorers and the hunters of the old time. We will follow the same trail as the explorers and wood runners of the old days and explore a majestic canyon with sheer ice walls and beautiful scenery in the heart of an ancient forest filled with hundred year old pine trees. All the equipment is provided and all you have to do is be well dressed to enjoy the climate while I guide you through wonderful scenery and teach you surviving skill in the wilderness. We observe nature and wildlife on an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure. Little survival class and old-fashioned flames cooking. The schedule and duration of the hikes are flexible depending on the weather and your availability. Children are welcome :) You will come back home filled with your heart filled with memories, relaxed and with a belly full of good food.
Aventure hivernale de fat bike dans le Vieux-Québec
Cette aventure hivernale est une visite guidée de 3 h pour découvrir le Vieux-Québec et au-delà en fat bike. En effet, vous visiterez un secteur de Québec qui est très peu visité par les touristes : Limoilou. Ainsi, en plus de vivre le plaisir de pédaler en hiver et sur la neige, de bouger et d'apprendre sur l'histoire et la culture de Québec, vous avez aussi la chance de découvrir Québec au-delà des frontières touristiques et de témoigner de la vie locale. C’est une expérience totalement unique, clé-en-main et dont vous vous souviendrez longtemps! Nous partirons de notre succursale pour se rendre en basse-ville du Vieux-Québec, nous passerons par le Port de Québec, puis, nous irons nous amuser sur les pistes enneigées du Parc Linéaire de la Rivière saint-Charles ou nous irons se promener dans le quartier Limoilou pour ensuite s'arrêter dans un café pour une boisson chaude et une petite collation. Votre guide s'arrêtera en chemin quelques fois pour partager avec vous une touche d’anecdotes historiques et culturelles La sortie se fait en petit groupe de maximum 6 participants et elle est adaptée aux personnes actives/sportives qui font du fat bike pour la première fois (aucune pente significative), guidée par un guide touristique certifié de Québec
Old Quebec Women History Tour
We start on the side of the Parlement of Quebec and end the historical guided tour nearby the famous Château Frontenac. On the way, you'll learn more about the women who made Quebec City (and Lévis), their reality, their struggles and their legacy. We'll also talk about the evolution of women's rights in Quebec Province. Keep in mind this is not an activist tour, it has been created with the help of a professional historian. It is definitely a unique and original way to discover Old Quebec! Other things to note The tour runs rain or shine. This tour isn't private, but the group will be small (less than 15 people). Yes you can interact with me, ask questions, share your opinion during the tour.
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