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Winter Explorer Tour – Multi Activity

Dashing through the snow in the Saguenay Fjord

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Description

The majestic Saguenay Fjord meanders its way through Quebec’s boreal forests, ending abruptly at steep, rocky cliffs, before spilling into the Saint Lawrence River. Though located just a few hours from Quebec City, every winter the biting cold, snow, and freezing fjord isolate the villages located across the region.  Communities come together to face the harsh winter ahead by warmly welcoming travellers adventuring through their frozen realm. Trappers, poets, mushers… these lively locals you’ll meet along the way will leave a lasting impression.  Enjoy as residents take your on a journey through their native Saguenay, via snowmobile, on a dogsled, or strapped to a pair of snowshoes.  As you traipse across the frozen fjord, be amazed by the region’s vivid sunsets, snow-capped evergreens, and late nights around campfires under a blanket of stars.

Highlights

  • Full day guided snowmobile tour
  • Dog sledding
  • Snow-Covered Wilderness
  • A warm community with a unique culture

Customer Reviews

"Many thanks for organizing our trip to Canada. We were all excited by the itinerary" 10/03/2018

( 5 / 5 )

- Vincent D.

Customer Reviews

"We lived a unique experience in the heart of wild landscapes guided by caring and friendly people. We particularly enjoyed the wonderful senery of the Saguenay fjord from Cap au Leste" 17/02/2018

( 5 / 5 )

- V.

Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Montreal

Hotel Delta **** or similar

After flying across the expansive Atlantic Ocean, your plane descends into the lively city of Montreal. Take a transfer to go to your hotel in Montreal. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore Quebec’s economic and cultural capital.

Day 02
Montreal / Quebec City / Saguenay

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste **** or similar

Today you travel along the Saint Lawrence River banks as we transfer to Quebec City, the same named Province’s political capital and only fortified city in North America. Just a few kilometers away is the historical Huron-Wendat site where you’ll learn about Canadian First Nations history. Enjoy a Native-influenced lunch on site. We then continue northeast towards Saguenay. Settle in for five nights at the Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste and revel in the incredible views of the fjord. Enjoy an animated dinner party complete with cocktail + gastronomic meal (Dec. 24 & 31 only).
Meal(s) : B, L, D

Day 03
Saguenay Fjord - Snowmobiling

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste **** or similar

The charming village of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord is just a few kilometers from Cap au Leste. Visit and explore its surroundings via snowmobile, a typical winter mode of transport in the Nordic regions (about 70km). Lunch at Mina’s will be a rewarding encounter. As you make your way back towards the lodge enjoy spectacular views of the fjord. For those who wish to participate, experience an after-dark dogsled outing! (about 1h30 - optional activity).
Meal(s) : B, L, D

Activity

Snowmobiling
Day 04
Saguenay Fjord - Snowshoeing

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste **** or similar

From the highest cliffs to the fjord’s lighthouse, our snowshoeing excursion offers incredible panoramas of the region. After lunch at the lodge, the afternoon is reserved for an exciting activity, fun for young and old a-like: learn about Canada’s national sport Ice Hockey…. But without the skates. Afterwards, hop on a sled and slide your way down the hills! Tonight we enjoy a night time campfire under the starry sky. Cocktail and gourmet dinner on dec 24th and 31 st
Meal(s) : B, L, D

Activity

Snowshoeing
Day 05
Saguenay Fjord - Dogsledding

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste **** or similar

This morning is reserved for a typical and unforgettable winter pastime in Quebec: dogsledding (6 km). As you approach the kennel, the dogs begin to bark with excitement knowing that this means an outing is in order. After a brief lesson about dogsled driving by the local musher, hop on your sled and into the snowy wilderness you go! Watch as the dogs pull with all their might, the sled gliding across the snow. This afternoon, take advantage of a dip in the sauna and heated pool complete with impressive views of the fjord. Tonight you’ll participate in an evening snowshoe stroll on a path lined with torches. For a more adventurous, experience a late-night snowmobile outing (about 2hrs, optional activity).
Meal(s) : B, L, D

Activity

Dog sledding
Day 06
Saguenay Fjord- Snowshoeing & Forest survival

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste **** or similar

Begin the day with a guided snowshoe stroll, lead by a local naturalist. Enjoy the journey along new trails and learn about the regions ecosystems. After lunch, you will be invited to learn about forest survival in a prospector's tent (known to be used by trappers during colonization) near Lake Louise. This afternoon you'll learn about ice-fishing, how make a fire on snow and to build a «quinze», a cousin of the Igloo typical to southern QuebecAll essential abilities for winter forest survival. In the evening, enjoy by a sugar shack meal with animation.

Activities

Snowshoeing
Day 07
Saguenay / Quebec City

Hotel des Premières Nations **** or similar

Your winter excursion in the Saguenay region ends today, But there’s still more to see in beautiful Quebec City. Lunch and the rest of the day are free to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site. On your last night, we settle in at a local First Nations hotel. be welcomed by this hotel-museum and it’s First Nations inspired decor. Option to enjoy a guided visit of Quebec. Settle into the Hôtel-Musée des Premières Nations in Wendake.
Meal(s) : B.

Day 08
Quebec / Departure from Montreal

Transfer back to Montreal along the Saint Lawrence River. Depending on your flight, you’ll either be transferred to the airport you could visit the famous Old Montreal, the Old Port, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Meal(s) : B.

Note: B = breakfast L = lunch D = diner
Itinerary note: The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary for the group’s safety depending on the weather and general operating conditions.

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Patricia DE LA DURANTAYE

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Marie-Hélène Beaudry

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Laurent Christin

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David Bazin

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Camille Arsenault-Hétu

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Dates & prices

  • 21 December 2019 2 310 $CA
    full
  • 28 December 2019 2 310 $CA
    full
  • 11 January 2020 1 740 $CA
    full
  • 18 January 2020 1 740 $CA
    full
  • 25 January 2020 1 910 $CA
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  • 1 February 2020 1 980 $CA
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  • 8 February 2020 2 050 $CA
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  • 15 February 2020 2 050 $CA
    full
  • 22 February 2020 2 050 $CA
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  • 29 February 2020 2 050 $CA
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  • 7 March 2020 1 800 $CA
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  • 14 March 2020 1 740 $CA
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Inclusive

  • Group transfer to and from Montreal/Quebec City/Cap au Leste : D2–D7-D8
  • All meals from breakfast on D2 through breakfast on D7, and breakfast on D8
  • 2 nights in a 4* hotel: 1 night in Montreal and 1 night in the Quebec City region (double occupancy)
  • 5 nights at the pourvoirie complete with pool and sauna
  • Visit of the First Nations heritage site of the Huron-Wendat nation
  • 1 guided snowmobile tour (2 pers./snowmobile) type Bombardier GT 600 ACE, (6 to 8 hrs including briefing, lunch)
  • Down payment of 0$ for the snowmobile in case of accident
  • A professional snowmobile guide for maximum 7 snowmobiles, equipped with first aid kit and emergency equipment
  • Gasoline and public liability insurance
  • Snowmobiling equipment: helmet, jacket, winter coat, mittens, hat, and boots
  • 1/2 day dogsledding for 2 people/sled, (at 9h00 or 13h00 including briefing and preparations)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Forest survival
  • Various activities : sledding, street hockey, campfire, nighttime torch walk, sugar shack meal …
  • A bilingual french/english speaking tour guide for the entire trip
  • Local french/english speaking guides for each activity, day or night
  • Cocktail, gastronomic dinners and animation (for Dec 21 & 28, 2019, departures only)
  • Canadian taxes (included accommodations and service fees)
  • Administrative and credit card transaction fees;

Non inclusive

  • Transfer D1 from Montreal airport to Montréal downtown hotel
  • Transfer D8 from Montreal Downtown to Montreal airport
  • Dinner on D1 and D7, lunch on D7 and D8
  • Supplement single rider on a snowmobile, including if solo sign-up & there are an odd-number of passengers
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses and drinks (other than included tea or coffee on included meals)
  • Luggage porterage
  • Guide and driver tips (It is customary to plan on $3-5 per person, per day, for the tour guide, and $3 for the driver per day of transfer)
  • Personal insurance (medical and expatriation)