Spontaneous encounters, unsung landscapes, and joyously unproductive travels for the sunny season in Québec
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.
A gift from on high
Charlevoix is said to be one of the most beautiful regions in the world for nature and adventure buffs. Kitted out with hiking boots and camera in tow, I drive northeast along Highway 138, impatient to sink my teeth into this massive playground.
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.