Out There Quebec  
Quebec is Canada's largest province, covering an incredible 1,668,000 square km of land stretching almost 2,000 km from the St. Lawrence Lowlands in the south to just below Baffin Island in the north. Millions of pristine lakes and rivers are scattered throughout this immense land.  
A fresh water network of over 175,000 square km., allows endless possibilities for backcountry adventure and exploration. There are over 35 parks and wildlife reserves, many of which are less than a two-hour drive from Montreal or Quebec City. It’s no wonder that this province is famous for its accessible wilderness.  
Check out Out There's Quebec Feature Regions
Laurentians Region, Eastern Townships, Monteregie Region, Lanaudier Region and Montreal & Laval Region
Feature Parks in Quebec
Mont Tremblant Prov. Park
Jacques-Cartier Prov. Park
Oka Prov, Park (Paul Sauve)
Mont Megantic Prov. Park Feature Article
  Quebec is a province where every season is a time for adventure. In the spring, head up north to La Mauricie National Park or the Reserve La Verendrye for some wilderness canoe tripping when the lakes and rivers are swollen and the crowds are thin.

If you're looking for a thrill, take a guided raft trip down the famous Rouge River or take in some unforgettable backpacking on the La Traverse de Charlevoix before bug season arrives.

The P'tit Train du Nord rails to trails route in the Laurentians of Quebec. The Aerobic Corridor will soon be connected providing a loop throught some of Quebec's most beautiful natural areas. For more have a look at our feature on Quebec's Bike Paths.

In the summer you can take advantage of 6,000 km of coastline for some unforgettable sea kayaking.

The Saguenay Fjords or the Mingan Archipelago National Park are world class destinations on the north shore of the St. Lawrence. Other good kayaking areas include the shores along the rugged cliffs of the Gaspé Peninsula or the bays and inlets of Bic Provincial Park just east of the peninsula.

If rock climbing is your thing then head for Val David in the Laurentians or Grand Jardins in the beautiful Charlevoix Region. These are just a couple of areas with great climbing routes that are easily accessible from major cities.

In the fall, mountain bikers can choose from thousands of kilometers of fantastic single track at any of Quebec's downhill ski centers. Mont Ste. Anne, just outside Quebec city and Bromont which is not far from Montreal, have both hosted World Championship mountain bike races. This speaks volumes about their trail systems. Mont Tremblant also has great biking with chair lift access to some of their best trails.

In the winter, you can backcountry ski in the beautiful Chic-Chocs range on the Gaspé peninsula where you'll find towering mountains allowing for some of the finest telemark skiing in eastern North America. An added bonus is the length of the season in this area, which often stretches well into late spring. Quebec also offers a number of classic tours for the backcountry skier including the challenging Charlevoix Traverse and the relatively new Sentier de Cap.

Wildlife viewing in every season is extremely rewarding, with over 700 animal species in the province, North America’s largest animals are well represented, and include black bear, moose, dear and even caribou in the north. Mont Saint-Hilaire, just outside of Montreal with its Nature Preservation Centre has been designated as an UNESCO site. While the whole of the Charlevoix, region, which includes parks such as the Grands Jardins and Hautes Gorges is now a protected biosphere reserves.

Quebec's rich culture is not the only thing bringing people back again and again. The unforgettable adventures available in every region of the province are waiting to challenge and enlighten the backcountry enthusiast

Adventure Sports In Quebec
Backpacking   Canoeing   Climbing 
Cycling   Hiking   Mountain Biking
Mountaineering   Sea Kayaking   Skiing 
Snow Boarding   Snowshoeing   W. W. Paddling
W.W. Rafting       XC Skiing

Visiting from outside Canada: Depending on your country of origin you may have little to understand or adapt to when you visit Canada. On the other hand many of Canada's customs, its commerce and cultural may be very new to some you. We have put together a list of helpful information to assist you in your planning and later when you have reached your destination.

  Buy Quebec Books Online
  Articles & Features
  Mont Tremblant Resort
  Camping in Quebec's Prov. Regional & National Parks
Bike Paths
  Canoes Lac Wapizagonke
  La Mauricie National Park
  Snowboarding and Skiing in Quebec
  DH & Dual Slalom
  Hut to Hut at
  Mont Megantic PQ
  A day at the races
  Mountain Biking
  Mountain Biking
  Sea Kayaking
  Snow Boarding
  W. W. Paddling
  W.W. Rafting
  XC Skiing
  Land & Water
  National Parks
  Provincial Parks
  Managed Lands
  Brew Pubs
  Cabane à Sucre
  Cities and Towns
  Historic Sites
  Maps - Cities
  Maps - Regions
  Bike Rentals 
  Bike Shops
  Gear Rental
  Gear Mfg.
  Maps & Charts
  Outdoor Assoc.
  Outdoor Clubs
  Outdoor Events
  Outdoor Festivals
  Outdoor Retailers
  Outdoor Schools
  Rock Gyms
  Banks & Trusts
  Bus Service
  Car Rental
  Credit Cards
  Maps - Cities
  Maps - Regions
  Rail Service
  Road & Traffic
  RV Rental
  Urban Transit

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