Excursions

SUGAR SHACK DINNER IN THE HEART OF OLD QUÉBEC
Price range between $ & $$

A new and modern sugar shack in Old Québec! Savour our traditional cuisine with a modern twist served in a festive atmosphere amid eclectic décor. Modern shepherd's pie, old fashioned pork hock stew, caribou, meat pie croquettes and venison tartare are only a few of the delectable menu selections! They also have a really long snow bar to cram in front of taffy in the year, a live private table in kitchen, a snow aquarium, picnic tables, musicians ... In short, it's a damn nice trip to relive the good old days that you can not miss. To try La Buche is to live Québec Folklore! To look at the menu click here.

 

 

 

 

Contact:
La Buche
49, rue Saint-Louis

Vieux-Québec G1R 3Z2
(418) 694-7272 or Online reservation


DOGSLEDDING EXPERIENCE IN QUÉBEC
From 89,50$ CAD/ person before tax

What a beautiful way to enjoy the winter season. Come and have fun in the company of valiant canine companions while criss-crossing beautiful trails at the Station touristique Duchesnay. An authentic, original and rewarding activity that will allow you to be alone with nature. For more information click here.

Includes:
- 1h30 of activity
- Welcoming by our guide
-  Helmet
- Driving techniques training
- Meeting with the dog team
- Picture break
-  Hot chocolate and snack
-  Ride 50 min. to an hour

 
Contact: 
Aventure Inukshuk
131 Route De Duchesnay (Super Labyrinthe)
Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC G3N 0J3
Phone : (418) 875-0770
E-mail: info@aventureinukshuk.qc.ca

THE SNOWSHOER: GUIDED OLD-TIME TOUR ON THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAMS
From 15,25$ CAD/ person before tax

 
Put on your caps, mittens, arrow-head sashes and snowshoes to accompany a 20th century snowshoer in the park, along the course mapped out by the Plains of Abraham’s sports history.

A member of the "snowshoeing enthusiasts" of the Traders'Union, Amédée Fournier (or his wife), will tell you about the local snowshoeing history, but also about various sports secrets along the park trails:

- the double Stanley Cup Triumph of the Quebec Bulldogs;
- the Quebec Skating Rink, among the first indoor skating rinks in Quebec City;
- the Quebec Skating Club which hosted several competitions (hockey tournament, ice skating competition and curling tournament, to name a few);
- ski jorring, which consists of hitching oneself to a horse or car and being dragged in the snow;
- and much more!

Let Amédée Fournier tell you about the leisure and sports activities of this “belle époque”. Here is a unique recreational outing that will thrill you with delight. Snowshoes, arrow sash and hot chocolate included. For more information and reserve click here.

Contact:
The Plains of Abraham Museum
835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue, level 0
Québec (next to the Drill Hall), QC G1R 5H8
Information: (418) 649-6157 Toll-free: 1 855-649-6157
Fax: (418) 648-3809
E-mail: information@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca


VISIT AT THE HÔTEL DE GLACE (ICE HOTEL)
From 15,99$ CAD/ person before tax 

The only one of its kind in North America. Made entirely of snow and ice and changing theme each winter to the delight of locals and tourists alike, this architectural marvel is a wonder to behold. Fascinating art and winter splendour greet you as soon as you enter the Grand Hall. You'll be awestruck by the hotel's rooms and themed suites which are decorated with majestic sculptures. Come visit the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) on a guided tour or on your own and explore the beautiful Great Hall, sumptuous chapel, ice slide, exhibitions and Ice Bar. You can also enjoy a delicious cocktail of your choice served in a glass made of ice in a magical ambiance. To have more information click here.

- Entrance only (Free optional guided tour): 20,99$ CAD/ person before tax (10 am to 12 am), 15,99$ CAD/ person before tax (8 pm to 12 am)
- Entrance + Cocktail (Free optional guided tour) :  27,99$ CAD/ person before tax (10 am to 12 am), 22,99$ CAD/ person before tax (8 pm to 12 am)

Contact:
Village Vacances Valcartier
1860 Valcartier Boulevard
Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0
Information: (418) 844-2200 Toll-free: 1 888 384-5524
Fax: (418) 844-1239
E-mail: info@valcartier.com


OLD QUÉBEC: WINTER WALKING TOUR
2 HOURS from 30$ CAD/ person taxes included

This Winter Walking Tour is the perfect way to discover Old Quebec's history, its architecture and its charms in the midst of winter. Enjoy the quaintest Nordic city of North America thanks to breaks to warm up during the guided tour.

You’ll discover magical places eatilled with a rich history in enchanting sceneries. You’ll learn the main facts and see the highlights of Quebec City’s historical center. Like the famous Place royale, Château Frontenac, City Hall and cathedrals (Catholic and Anglicane). Because this tour is seasonal, provided during winter only, we’ll focus on the influence of the cold season on historical events, local culture and architecture. The Winter Walking Tour stands outside, in the quaint streets of Old Port & Petit Champlain (Lower Town) and Old Quebec (Upper Town), but we’ll make warm breaks inside buildings. To tease you, here are some winter topics : Bonhomme Carnaval and the biggest winter carnaval of the world, impact of the ice bridge on the economy, ice canoeing, siege of 1775 with Benedict Arnold… 

Important notice:
- You can book a ticket on the website or pay it directly by the guide. The Musée de la Civilisation don’t sell any tickets for the Winter Walking Tour, they only greet us to meet each other and start.
- Please wear warm clothes, warm socks, warm shoes. Even if we do warm breaks, we’ll spend most of the time outside. Winter here is very cold and windy. Ski suits are useful and you should consider something warm like this. Don’t worry : you’ll survive.
- For more information click here.

Meeting point: Inside the Musée de la Civilisation, 85 Dalhousie Street, Québec City, QC G1K 8R2

How to get there? The Musée de la Civilisation has two entrances: one on Dalhousie Street and the other one on Saint-Pierre Street. The meeting location is inside the museum, nearby the boutique and Saint-Pierre entrance.

Contact:
Tours Accolade
E-mail: contact@toursaccolade.com


VISIT AT THE TRADITIONAL HURON SITE
RATES CLICK HERE

Located on the Huron-Wendat reservation, the Huron Traditional Site is a unique opportunity to discover the history, the culture and the lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.

« The evolutionary path of the Americas has to a certain extent historically tied our people. While visiting our recreated village and by letting yourselves be carried away by our stories, you will discover the hidden faces of the Huron way of life. We trust your stay amongst us will bring a better understanding of our evolution and culture ».

Mario Gros-Louis - Owner and founder

For more information on the activities click here and on the packages click here.

 

Contact:
Huron Traditional Site
575, Chef Stanislas Koska
Wendake, QC G0A 4V0
Phone: (418
842-4308 Toll-free: 1 888-255-8857
Fax: (418) 842-3473
E-mail: wendat@huron-wendat.qc.ca


DISCOVER MONTMORENCY FALLS
RATES CLICK HERE

Located a mere 15 minutes from Old Québec, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular historic site. Its 83-meter-high (272') waterfall dominates the landscape (the waterfalls are a full 30 m (99') higher than Niagara Falls). With more than 250 years of history, the Montmorency Falls site has, over the years, hosted many events that have shaped the history of the region. You can also enjoy many activities like guided tour, snowshoes, cable car or ice climbing. Prepare yourself to be astonished! To have more information click here.

 

 

Contact:
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Main access (Station)
5300 Sainte-Anne Blvd.

Québec, QC G1C 0M3
Phone: (
418) 663-3330 Toll-free: 1 844-522-4883 (1 844-52CHUTE)
Fax: 418-663-1214 (administration)
E-mail: montmorency@sepaq.com


STRØM NORDIC SPA IN OLD QUÉBEC *Exclusive 15% discount
RATES CLICK HERE

For the Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC), Strøm Spa Nordique gives you an exclusive 15% discount on all their services with the promo code STROMCORPO. Valid with online purchase only. 

Strøm Spa Nordique offers a variety of services including massotherapy, beauty treatments, and healthy dining. Providing a unique relaxation experience in an exceptionally beautiful natural setting. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Old Quebec, their facilities offer an incomparable atmosphere promoting complete rejuvenation. Also, Strøm Nordic Spa Old Quebec City architectural building won the Audience Award for the 30th Architecture Excellence Awards of the Order of Architects of Quebec.

 

Contact:
Strøm Spa Nordique
515 Boulevard Champlain

Québec, QC G1K 0E4
Phone: (418) 425-2772
 Toll-free: 1 877-761-2772
Reservation are required for massages and treatments.
E-mail: infoqbc@stromspa.com


SKIING OR SNOWNOARDING EXPERIENCE AT MONT SAINT-ANNE
RATES CLICK HERE

Only 30 minutes from Québec City, Mont Sainte-Anne is a four-season activities in a breathtaking setting. The skiable terrain includes 71 trails and 2 snow parks spread across 3 sides of the mountain. After sundown, 19 trails remain floodlit. Enjoy the "boardercross" and alpine hiking. The XC ski center offers 200 km of trails, including 191 km for skating. They offers a multitude of activities for all ages: alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, panoramic gondola rides, and more! This grandiose site also hosts the World Cups of alpine skiing and mountain biking. Shuttle service available.

 

 

 

 

Contact:
Mont Saint-Anne
2000, boul. du Beau-Pré

Québec, QC G0A 1E0
Phone: (
418) 827-4561 Toll-free: 1 888-827-4579
Phone for location sports alpins: 1 888-827-4579 #209
E-mail: info@mont-sainte-anne.com

Important Dates

Registrations and Abstracts submission open
July 31, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
October 21, 2019 - extention October 28, 2019

Paper acceptance notice
November 18, 2019

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
December 8, 2019

Conference
February 24 - 27, 2020

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