Québec as Our Playground
Summer has arrived: long swathes of days, filled with moments for reconnecting with those we love. Why not use this time of abundance to get your fill of the nature and culture Québec has to offer? From Montréal to Côte-Nord, the province invites you to discover its forests, mountains, and the length of its famous river. Taste and experience it all—whether just for the day or for a longer road trip. Let the bounty of nature remind you that the elusive “elsewhere” we all dream of is right here, under our noses.
We’ve compiled a list of itineraries, practical guides, travelogues, and profiles that are sure to make you thirsty to discover Québecois landscapes and the people who inhabit them.
This first part of the Away with BESIDE section is presented in partnership with Bonjour Québec.
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The Trip of a Lifetime
Once the unique preserve of scientists and explorers, Antarctica now receives tourists from around the world. Climate change has made the south polar continent more accessible, but to avoid disturbing this fragile ecosystem, adventure-seekers must choose their guides carefully.
The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard enthralls a mix of adventurous travellers and fortune hunters with its majestic scenery and unforgiving climate. But as rapid climate change threatens to overthrow the delicate Arctic ecosystem, raising sustainable awareness of this remote travel destination is becoming increasingly crucial.
Making use of solar power and energy-efficient technology; safeguarding the natural habitats of its animal residents, such as the Gaspé caribou, the wolf, or the ruffed grouse; and favouring the use of low-emission vehicles are among the many ways in which Sépaq strives to reduce the ecological footprint of wilderness management with every passing year.
Bonjour Québec is an invitation to reconnect with local people, to be amazed by our breathtaking landscapes, to roam our cities, our villages and their well-kept secrets. It’s a rich and creative culture to discover and rediscover. It’s the happiness of an industry to welcome back its visitors with a sincere bonjour.
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