Québec: A wild summer

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Start your epic Québec adventure by picking up your set of wheels and driving from Montréal through some stunning roadside scenery to the charming town of Tremblant. In the heart of the Laurentian region, known for vast peaceful lakes and immense pine and maple forests, Tremblant is our favorite spot to get away from it all. During the summer months this charming lakeside town blossoms with beauty and a wealth of adrenaline-fused activities. Once you’ve sauntered along the picturesque streets and satisfied your sweet tooth (this region is the motherland of maple syrup), it’s time for a bit of uphill-downhill action. Grab yourself a mountain bike and dash through the fragrant pine-forests for an exhilarating ride with views to match.

Or if showing off your balancing skills on the water is more your thing, Lake Tremblant is a mecca for water skiing and wake boarding. Once hooked on Québec’s natural assets, you can tame the rapids of the Rouge River before heading back to relax at your Tremblant boutique bolthole, the Quintessence. If marveling at Black Bears in the wild tickles your fancy the Laurentian National Park’s observation tower is the best place view the beasts in action (from safe heights of course).

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From Tremblant we’ll whisk you off to the Portneuf area on the outskirts of Québec city. Discover the expansive network of forest nature trails by quad bike, and with 33,000 km of trails to be explored, it makes for one awe-inspiring ride.

A whale of a time

For a wildlife high, we’ll take you to the Parc des Grands Jardins, nestled in the Charlevoix area. Spend the afternoon hiking through the pristine mountainous scenery where you’ll be able to spot herds of caribou in their natural habitat.

Québec is known for its beautiful bays and coastline, and nowhere shows these off more than Tadoussac; an area blessed with natural gems. A unique location nestled between Saguenay fjord and the Saint-Lawrence river, Tadoussac is where the whales come to play. The meeting point of these waters bring a ton of food that attracts the gentle giants of the deep. Head out on a kayak or motor boat and be left in awe as the beautiful animals surface from the cobalt blue ocean. After an exhilarating day, rest your wander-lusting feet at the luxurious hotel Tadoussac.

Fly me to Québec

After a good night’s rest it’s time to reach giddy new heights. The only way to truly appreciate the vast beauty and natural array of colors is from the air, because here at Black Tomato we know nothing beats a bird’s eye view. Board a float plane and soar over the fjord and Saint Lawrence river, where you can amaze at the lush alpine forests and jagged coastline. With your feet firmly back on the ground, spend your last evening in the cultural hub of Québec city.

Saunter the streets soaking up the sights and sounds, before stopping at one of the many tempting cafés for a bite to eat. As night falls, your guide will show you the best night spots the city has to offer – think cutting edge bars and cocktails to die for – the perfect end to your whirlwind Québec extravaganza.

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