The Explorers Route

The Western Side of Québec

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Go off the beaten track and explore the west of the Belle Province. Its hidden treasures will arouse your curiosity and will take you from the Laurentians to the Ottawa, through Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Browse this vast territory and relive the encounter with the First Peoples. Discover the great moments of colonization, then leave, from cities to villages, celebrate with them, their typical food, beers, music and festivals.


 

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Gourmet Route

Delight in the flavors of a Quebec still unknown! Many gourmet discoveries will punctuate your agrotourism itinerary and seduce your five senses. From maple products from the Laurentians to craft beers from the Outaouais and fine cheeses from the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, western Quebec is unveiling itself as a distinctive culinary experience with its artisans. An unforgettable trip during which harmoniously blend natural beauty, history, culture and taste pleasures!

 

Forests, lakes and rivers

Zipline, via-ferrata, mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding, rafting, kayaking … from the plains of the St. Lawrence to the vastness of the boreal forest, live unique outdoor experiences! Go meet the wildlife, cross a suspension bridge over 60 meters long, navigate by kayak or rabaska. Enjoy breathtaking views from the Laurentian Mountains. Urban, rural or wild, nature is omnipresent! Wake the explorer in you and go on an adventure, while enjoying our contagious joie de vivre and the festive spirit of our towns and villages.

 

In the footsteps of the men of the woods

Join the explorers of yesterday and today to discover the history of Quebec and Canada. Browse museums, historic and heritage sites to capture the amazing history of First Nations and French Canadians. Aboriginal culture, the fur trade, the log, the railroad, an old gold mine, sugar shacks are all attractions that will make you understand those areas that have a rich culture and authentic, eccentric and singular .

 

- Go West -

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    Abitibi-Témiscamingue

    The wonderful blue sky at day and the northern lights some night give to our region its magical character. Abitibi-Temiscamingue animes our imagination.

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    Outaouais

    Located in Canada’s Capital Region, the Outaouais is a harmonious blend of Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous cultures. From city lights to natural sites, the region is closely tied to the rhythm of the Ottawa River and its tributaries.

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    Laurentides

    From the Chemin du Terroir to the Route des Belles Histoires, immerse yourself in our culture and terroir. Also, experience wilderness in the Mont-Tremblant National Park, Parc régional Kiamika or Montagne du Diable.

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