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welcome to québec

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province Québec is known as la belle province, “the beautiful province”, and it lives up to its name through its landscapes, its people and its culture. Extending nearly 2,000km (1,242mi) from north to south, Québec is the largest province in Canada and offers some fantastic travel opportunities for people from near and far.

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Celebrate Summer

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The time of the year to savor the golden rays and spend time outdoors in the landscapes Québec offers. The many national parks offer great opportunities for those seeking adventure including kayaking, hiking trails and water skiing. As the sun beats down in Montréal, the city comes alive with festivals and street artists. Come see the largest Jazz festival in the world or spend a day in celebrating the French roots on June 24th, Québec’s National Holiday, also known as St. Jean Baptiste Day.

Color in the Fall

Québec borders the Canadian province of Ontario on the west and the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador on the west. South of Québec is the USA, with the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The province is made out of three regions, the Canadian Shield, St. Lawrence Lowlands and Appalachian Mountains. Counting over seven million people, most of the population lives around the St. Lawrence River. The river links Québec to the Atlantic Ocean and is 3800km (2,361mi). long. Aside from the St Lawrence, Québec has more than a one million lakes and waterways. Forest covers half of Québec. The official language in Québec is French and is used by the majority of the population, although particularly in cities like Montréal, Québec City and other urban centers English is spoken and understood. History of the French however is maintained and can be seen in the little villages and the cobbled streets of Old Montréal. The motto of the province is “Je me souviens” which is French for “I remember”. Travel along the St. Lawrence River, dotted with picturesque villages and beautiful countryside. Take a moment to journey along the many trails that the region has to offer.

Explore the urban city of Montréal, with its many museums, parks, cafes and nightlife, this city has everything to offer. Québec City was named a world heritage site by UNESCO, one of only two world heritage sites in North America. Rich with history and culture, this city is a must-see. In the North the Inuit, Cree, Algonquin and other natives still live their traditional lives in the wild tundra landscape. Visiting this region offers the great opportunity to learn more about their culture and way of life. Northern Québec is also home to a large variety of wildlife, such as the fascinating caribou. An abundance of wildlife can not only be found in Northern Québec, but everywhere in the province. Enter one of the 22 national parks or 14 wildlife reserves where a variety of animals can be found. Many of these parks are ideal for bird watching and fishing, but also offer an abundance of nature and activities. If you are an animal lover, do not miss Bonaventure Island in Gaspé, a sanctuary for more than 250,000 seabirds. We invite you read on and learn more about what there is to see and do in the regions of the fascinating province of Québec. And start planning!

Watch the foliage turn red and yellow in the many forests as hiking trails turn into nice multicolored carpets. It will be a dream come true for hikers and photographers alike. Also to be explored are orchards, vineyards and tastings of small-scale home-made beer, cider and mead. You can follow Québec’s first marked wine route through Cantons-de-L’est with 13 vineyards along the way. Hotels and tour packages are focused on this special time of the year.

Winter Wonderland Once the winter approaches it is time to hit the hills in Mont Tremblant. The world renowned ski village offers all the winter activities you could desire. The nature parks around the province also offer everything from skiing to dog sledding. Don’t miss the winter carnival in Québec City, lasting ten days and there are winter sports, dances, ice sculptures and parades. It also comes with the unique ice hotel.

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Every year millions of people are drawn to the festivals in Montréal, the history in Québec City, the lakes and forests around the province and the fierce tundra of the Northern regions. With such a diversity and each region offering it’s own unique treasures, it is easy to see why the province was listed among the top 20 best tourist destinations in the world.

Spring in your step As the leaves reappear on the trees and the snow melts away, maple shacks around Québec open for the public to share their sugary goodness; a sign that spring has begun. Birdwatchers should not miss the thousands of snow geese visiting Québec after flying more than 900 kilometers to reach the St. Lawrence River banks. Activities around these 800,000 birds take place from Lac St.-Pierre to Cap Tourmente. The annual Canadian Tulip festival takes place in Gatineau and Ottawa, filling the cities with millions of these flowers.

Québec, the place to be all year long.

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québec

québec at a glance

at a glance

Biosphère et Skyline © MTOQ / C.Parent, P.Hurteau

Québec City UNESCO World Heritage Site

Area

Highest Elevation

1,542,056 sq. km (595,391 sq. miles)

Mount Jacques Cartier - 1,268 meters above sea level (4,160ft)

Québec's Old Town is the only North American walled city north of Mexico whose walls still surround the old city. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Québec". The program aims to conserve sites and landmarks of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the heritage of the world. History surrounds the old town with churches, museums and historic buildings. The city, founded in 1608 by a French explorer named Samuel de Champlain, is still predominantly European in spirit, as you will discover on the cobbled streets.

Area Codes Area codes of Québec are 418, 438, 450, 514 and 819.

Capital City Québec City

Climate The climate in Québec varies from place to place. The Northern regions experience a severe Arctic climate with a freezing winter that can last eight months and continuous permafrost. Around the St. Lawrence River and south, around the major population centers, it is a humid continental climate; here the seasons are more defined with warm summers and snowy winters.

Emergencies To access fire, police and ambulance in an emergency, dial 911.

Famous People William Shatner, actor best known as Captain Kirk Jacques Villeneuve, Formula One driver Céline Dion, world famous singer Mario Lemieux, famous hockey player Pierre Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada for sixteen years Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space Calixa Lavallée, composer of the national anthem Corey Hart, musician Jean Chrétien, twentieth prime minister of Canada Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Glenn Ford, legendary actor with over a 100 movies to his name

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Holidays 2010 New Year’s Day Good Friday Easter Monday Victoria Day St. Jean Baptiste Day Canada Day Civic Holiday Labour Day Thanksgiving Day Remembrance Day Christmas Day Boxing Day

January 1 April 2 April 5 May 24 June 24 July 1 August 2 September 6 October 11 November 11 December 25 December 26

Major Industries Agriculture, manufacturing, energy, mining, forestry, transportation

National & Provincial Parks Québec has 27 national & provincial parks, in addition to these parks, there are 15 wildlife reserves where hunting, logging and camping are permitted. The parks and reserves often offer a wide range of outdoor activities and the equipment for these activities.

Official Language In Québec the official language is French with 82% of the population speaking it as their first language. 35% speaks English either as a first language or in addition to French.

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Time Zone

Key Phrases

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Most of Québec is in the Eastern Time zone, with a narrow portion of eastern Québec (east of the 63°W longitude) in the Atlantic Time Zone.

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Provincial Icons & Emblems Motto - “Je me souviens” (“I remember”) Bird - Snowy Owl Insect - White Admiral Butterfly Tree - Yellow Birch Mineral - Asbestos

Towns & Cities Montréal (3,635,571) is the largest city in Québec, with Québec City (715,515) second. Other large urban centers are Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Saguenay and Trois Riviéres.

Sport Teams Celebrating Canada’s favourite sport, The Montréal Canadiens make Québec proud as the host of NHL teams at the Bell Centre, downtown Montréal. Other main sport teams from Québec are located; • Montréal Alouettes play in the Canadian Football League • Montréal Impact represents Québec in North American Universal Soccer League

Tax Information In Québec, a 7.5% provincial sales tax (QST) applies to most purchases, and most goods and services are subject to the federal 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Did you know? • It’s the largest province by area, 15% of Canada’s area. • 85% of French Canadians live in Québec. It’s the only province in Canada where English speakers are a minority. • One of Canada’s favorite snacks, Poutine (fries with cheese curds and brown gravy), originated in rural Québec.

Hello Bonjour Goodbye Au revoir Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais? I don't understand Je ne comprend pas Where is the bathroom? Où se trouve les toilettes? Thank you (very much) Merci (beaucoup) Excuse me! Pardonnez-moi! Let's go! Allons-y! A street une rue To the left à gauche To the right à droite Straight ahead tout droit at the corner of au coin de At the traffic light au feu rouge Opposite en face de I am lost Je me suis perdue.

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Premier

• First people were the Inuit, Cree, Algonquin, Abenaki, Malecite, Mi’Kmaq, and Innu. • Explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534 and claimed the land for France. • Québec has more fresh water than any other province. • Forest covers half of Québec. • Québec is Canada’s main producer of maple syrup. • Québec is a native word (Algonquin) meaning where the river narrows. • First permanent French settlement in North America

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getting

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getting here

Pont couvert, La Sarre © MTOQ / Jean-Guy Lavoie

Underground City Montréal Below the streets of Montréal, thousands of people commute, shop and eat every day. The underground city is the largest underground complex in the world and has 32km (20mi) of tunnels spread over an area of twelve square km. Along side the metro stations and shops you will find businesses, hotels, banks, cinemas and restaurants. There are more than 120 exterior access points to the underground city. It all started in the 1960s when the building of Place Ville-Marie began. It grew over the years, especially when the metro opened in 1966. For both tourists and locals the underground streets offer a perfect opportunity to escape the elements and get from a to b without having to go outside.

By Land

By Air

From the USA Highways 89 and 5 in Vermont, Route 201 in Maine and Highways 30, 37, and 87 in New York State take you to Québec.

Québec has several airports, the largest of which are located in the St. Lawrence Lowlands. Montréal’s Trudeau International Airport is Québec’s main airport for domestic and international flights. The other international airport is Mirabel and is located north of Montréal. This airport is primarily used for air cargo. Near Québec City is Jean Lesage International Airport, another busy terminal for domestic flights and it has some international charters.

From Ontario From Toronto you can take highway 401 and from Ottawa highway 407 into the province of Québec. From Atlantic Canada Highway 2 in New Brunswick takes you into Québec. Autoroutes The auto route system in Québec is a network of expressways linked to each other and is based on the same principle as the 400-Series highway in Ontario and the Interstate Highway System in the US. These roads are the basis of Québec’s highway system and span a distance totaling over 1,900km (1181mi).

By Bus Greyhound can take you from New York or Boston to Montréal, where you can connect to buses within Québec. There is a frequent bus service between Québec City and Montréal with express buses from Orléans Express.

By Rail Via Rail offers a great opportunity to sit back and see the beautiful landscape of Québec go past outside. There are two transcontinental trains crossing starting in Québec, Montréal to Vancouver and Montréal to Halifax as well as trains going to Montréal. Montréal is also a major hub for other train connections, from both Canada and the USA. Amtrak offers a train service from New York City’s Penn Station to Montréal. www.viarail.ca

By Sea There is daily ferry service in summer between St. Barbe on Newfoundland’s Viking Trail and Blanc Sablon on the Québec-Labrador border. Crossing time is 80 minutes. Montréal and Québec City both have large ports, as they are connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the St. Lawrence River. Cruise ships dock in both cities, with nearly 10,000 people passing through on the ships every year.

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Tourism Associations

Tourisme Québec arranges and supports promotional efforts for the Québec tourism industry. They are available to provide any additional materials you require and answer any questions you may have.

Tourisme Centre-du-Québec Tel: 1-888-816-4007 www.tourismecentreduQuébec.com

Tourisme Québec 1255 rue Peel, suite 400 Montréal, Québec, H3B 4V4 Tel: 1-888-883-8801 www.bonjourquebec.com

Parks Canada Visitor Information Tel: 1-888-773-8888 www.parkscanada.gc.ca

Canada Customs For answers to all inquiries, please call the information line: 1-800-461-9999 in Canada or 204-9833500 outside Canada. Canada Border Service Agency Ottawa, ON, K1A 1J5 Or visit: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Tourisme Charlevoix Tel: 418-665-4454 • 1-800-667-2276 www.charlevoixtourism.com Tourisme Montérégie Tel: 1-866-469-0069 www.tourisme-monteregie.qc.ca Montréal Infotouriste Centre Tel: 1-877-266-5687 www.tourisme-Montréal.org Tourisme Outaouais Tel: 1-800-265-7822 www.tourismeoutaouais.com Laurentides Regional Tourism Office Tel: 1-800-561-6673 www.laurentides.com Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches Tel: 1-888-831-4411 www.chaudiereappalaches.com Tourism Eastern Townships Tel: 1-800-355-5755 www.easterntownships.org Tourisme Laval Tel: 1-877-GO-LAVAL www.tourismelaval.com

Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine Tel: 1-877-624-4437 www.tourismeilesdelamadeleine.com Regional Tourism Association Manicouagan Tel: 1-888-463-5319 www.tourismecote-nord.com Regional Tourism Association Duplessis Tel: 1-888-463-0808 www.tourismecote-nord.com Regional Tourism Association Mauricie Tel: 1-800-567-7603 www.tourismemauricie.com

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Helpful Contacts

Nunavik Tourism Association Tel: 1-888-594-3424 www.nunavik-tourism.com Tourism Gaspésie Tel: 1-800-463-0323 www.tourisme-gaspesie.com Québec City Tourism Tel: 1-877-QUE-1608 www.québecregion.com Québec Aboriginal Tourism Corporation Tel: 1-877-BONJOUR www.staq.net Tourisme Trois-Rivières Tel: 1-877-374-4061 www.tourimsetroisrivieres.com

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Chicoutimi

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Saquenay

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Ontario

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Drummondville St-Hyacinthe

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Drive Times

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All drive times & distances are approximates to Montréal major highways whenever possible.

Schefferville

Kms 497 4014 1336 907 3996 1256 604 736 545 4956

Miles 308 2494 830 563 2482 780 375 457 338 3079

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From Boston, MA Calgary, AB Chicago, IL Detroit, MI Edmonton, AB Halifax, NS New York, NY Philadelphia, PA Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC

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Labrador Fremont

Éric

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Waco

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Le Québec maritime

La Tabatière Tête-à-la-Baleine

Mingan Rivière-Pigoui Sheldrake Magpie Clarke City Sept-Îles Riviere-au-Tonnerre Longue-Pointe Moisie Port-Cartier

Wolf Bay

St. Lawrence River

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Havre-St-Pierre Aguanish Natashquan Baie-Johan-Beetz

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Gros-Morne Madeleine-Centre Rivière-à-Claude Pointe-à-la-Frégate Ste-Anne-des-Monts L Anse-a-Valleau Murdochville Rivière-au-Renard Gaspé

Îles de la Madeleine Grosse-île Old Harry

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New Brunswick Fatima LʻÉtang-Du-Nord

Havre-Aux-Maisons Cap-aux-Meules Gros-Cap

Ferry Between Cap-aux-Meules and Souris, PE - 5 Hours

Baie de Plaisance Entry Island Havre-Aubert LʻAnse-à-la-Cabane

Bassin Cruise Between Cap-aux-Meules and Chandler, PQ

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student travel

student & youth travel

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“Sport tourism is any activity in which people are attracted to a particular location as a sport event participant, an event spectator, or to attend sport attractions or business meetings.” (CSTA) Sport team and event travel is on the rise as teams travel further to take in tournaments, events, and activities related to their sport. And sports travelers are doing more than playing the game and loading on and off a bus. Today’s team travel involves more activity and entertainment outside the sport purpose than ever before. Trips are getting longer, and they’re incorporating more tourism activity in the destination. Information Sourced from Student Youth Travel Association

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“Student & Youth Travel is travel by youth 25 years of age and under, away from their community, not for business, and not primarily to visit friends or relatives.” The Student/Youth travel market is a booming one, and on the rise each year. In fact, it is now the fastest growing major market in the travel industry. As the student population continues to grow and students start traveling at earlier ages, the possibilities for prosperity in this market increase, and for the travel trade this is all good news.

student & youth travel

Why would your company want to work with the Student/Youth market? • Fastest growing major market in the travel industry • Easy to identify niche • Large travel market • They fill the shoulder season for many suppliers • High repeat business • Large volume of traffic (groups with 2 or more buses) • High commitment rate/Low last minute cancellations • “Seeding” future business • Disposable incomes

What You Should Know • 24% of all international travelers worldwide are student/youth travelers • There are 85 million young people in the United States, and Canada between the ages of 5 and 25 years of age • The largest youth group is currently 10-14 years old • There are approximately 18 million students in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada

In This Guide… The Group Travel Planner series of publications and GroupTravelPlanner.net is a highlight of tour suppliers that will accept student/youth and sports groups. Look for these easily identifiable symbols next to supplier listings in the Directory of Suppliers section of this publication:

Student/Youth Market Segments Educational Travel • Music/Performance Travel Sports & Leisure Travel • Summer/Teen Travel Language Travel • Grad Trips • College Travel

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festivals & events

L'International de montgolfières de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu © MTOQ / Béatrice Noël

Québec Winter Carnival Discover the largest winter carnival in the world. The snow bath, night parades, slide runs, outdoor cinema, giant table-soccer game, concerts, snow sculptures, sleigh or dogsled rides and skating are among the many activities offered during this year's Carnival. In 2010, the Carnival will inspire loads of fun and participation in the carnival-goers' collective imagination. From January 29th to February 14th, the Carnival leads you into the masquerade! In association with Loto-Québec. 290, rue Joly Québec, QC G1L 1N8 Tel: 418-626-3716 Fax: 418-626-7252 bonhomme@carnaval.qc.ca www.carnaval.qc.ca

January Montréal International Autoshow – Montréal An auto lover’s dream come true! Enjoy the latest in auto trends at this annual event. Casino de Charlevoix Great River Crossing – Isle-aux-Coudres The first race on the international canoe circuit (ICRC), it spans 8km between Isle-aux-Coudres and the North Shore. This event is the prologue to the famous Québec City Winter Carnival Race.

February Festi-vent sur glace –Saint Placide - Western Participants gather to fly and admire kites as well as to take part in kite workshops. A unique winter experience not to be missed. Ode to Winter – La Malbaie A grandiose music & fireworks presentation in homage to the splendours of the Charlevoix winter landscape. In La Malbaie’s quaint Pointe-au-Pic sector, with the river and ice floes as a backdrop.

April Festival des orchestres de jeunes du Québec – Montréal & Laval Featuring hundreds of young musicians from various regions of Québec as well as guest conductors. Welcoming the Snow Geese – Baie-du-Febvre - North Central Watch as up to 500,000 snow geese endure their migratory journey. Various ecotourism and cultural activities nearby.

May International miniature art biennial – AbitibiTémiscamingue - Northern An exhibition showcasing miniature wood and paper works from several artists

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Canadian Tulip Festival – Gatineau - Western Pay a visit to the largest tulip festival in the world and stop to smell the tulips! Festival d’erable de Plessisville – Plessisville North Central Complete with giant indoor old-fashioned market, outdoor entertainment area and popular sugaring off party Bromont Chocolate Festival – Bromont Chocolate lovers, this event is for you! Theater, music, painting. A world of chocolate to discover and enjoy. Québec’s most gourmet event.

June Festival des fromage de Warwick – Warwick North Central More than 100 different varieties of fine cheese to discover. Montréal First People’s Festival – Montréal Craftspeople, singers, storytellers, and dancers, celebrating the heritage of Québec’s Native Territories. Fête de la Saint-Jean Baptiste– Province Wide Celebrate the summer solstice with bonfires and shows throughout the province Québec International Air Show – Québec City World class pilots perform thrilling aerial maneuvers. Several planes on display as well. Orford Festival - Orford Every summer, internationally renowned artists and advanced students of the Music academy present over 40 concerts at the Orford Festival. Program available as of April. Dinner/show packages also available.


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québec Just For Laughs Festival © MTOQ / Béatrice Noel

1001 Pots – Val-David –Western Check out the largest ceramics festival in North America. More than 100 ceramists gather to showcase their product with some on site to explain technique

Festival d’été de Shawinigan – ShawiniganSud – North Central The ideal festival to celebrate summer! Take in musical shows as well as a pyromusical competition.

Montréal International Dragon Boat Race Festival – Montréal Enjoy competitive races featuring over 200 teams. Also take some time for live entertainment while enjoying the festivities.

July

August

Tremblant Summer Fest – Mont Tremblant Western Daily entertainment program, free events, cultural and sporting events all taking place in the pedestrian village.

August Festival – Baie-James – Northern Artists from Northern Québec showcase their talents at this outdoor festival; the largest cultural celebration in the north of the province.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Highlighting some of the greatest names in jazz music today from all over the globe. Performances and more! Just for Laughs Festival – Montréal Enjoy routines from some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy, as well as talented up and comers at the world’s largest comedy fest. L’International des Feux Loto – Québec - Montreal Classical fireworks and pyromusical displays presented by various teams from around the world Quebec’s Chinese Cultural Festival – Québec City Discover the Chinese culture with a recreated Chinese market and entertainment including marital arts demonstrations

Expo Québec – Québec City Enjoy a sand sculpture competition, agricultural fair, shows, and more on the largest fairgrounds in Eastern Canada Châteaux de Sable des Îles – Îles -de-laMadeleine - Le Québec Maritime Enjoy a day at the beach taking in the spectacular sand creations, or pick up a shovel and dig in, constructing your own sand castle. Festival Gospel de Repentigny – Repentigny – South Central An outdoor event that attracts location, national and international choirs. While there take in workshops and amateur performances. Festival du bleuet de Dolbeau-Mistassini – Québec City Enjoy exhibitions, performances, blueberry contests, a night parade, and the baking of a giant blueberry pie!

September The Brome Lake Duck Festival –Lac-Brome – Eastern Townships Celebrate the duck at this welcome to fall festival. Enjoy cooking demos, tastings, music, a duck race and more Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival – Gatineau Western Catch a glimpse of these breathtaking flights high in the skies above Gatineau.

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Saint-Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival – Montréal A celebration of independent theatre, dance, and music. Featuring 90 companies form Montréal, Canada and the world!

The Wine Harvest Festival – Eastern Townships Over 150 producers present their products in a celebration of Québec’s wines and agricultural products Festiv’Art de Frelighsburg – Eastern Townships Art from 125 artists displayed on the streets and porches of the residents of Frelighsburg.

October Eastman Antique Show- Eastern Townships Features pieces from over 30 of Quebec’s top antique dealers. Festival des couleurs du Mont Sainte-Marie – Outaouais -Western Take a ride up the chairlift to view the beautiful autumn colors. Walking tours, BBQ on the patio, carriage rides, and mountain biking also available.

November Santa Claus Parade – Montréal Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Santa himself at the most well known Christmas parade in Canada.

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maritime Find the peace and relaxation you seek on the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, where the lush valleys and sandy beaches of these twelve islands are ripe for exploration by sea or by land. Wildlife is abundant, with over 200 species of birds, the Island Aquarium, and wildlife sanctuaries. Explore the coves and beaches on the Gaspé Peninsula or catch your own Atlantic salmon! Take a look into the past at the famous Percé Rock, where the fossils date back 400 million years, or at Parc national de Miguasha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The maritime region of Bas-Saint-Laurent offers hiking and cycling trails that will take you through the area’s mountains and valleys, while whale-watching excursions show off the Saguenay fjord. The natural wonders of Manicouagan make it the perfect place to observe wildlife. Beluga and fin whales can be seen by boat and occasionally from shore. Travel to the Duplessis region for a taste of the true Canadian North, where puffins and white-tailed deer abound.

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Centre d’Interprétation du Phoque Learn about the beautiful and fascinating world of seals, like what affects their migratory habits and their behaviour. You’ll learn about the important role they have in the culture and history of the Magdalen Islands. Interactive activities, videos, games, and other ways to immerse yourself in the seals’ world will delight young and old alike, and will ensure that everyone leaves with a new appreciation for the seals and the world we share with them. www.ilesdelamadeleine.com/cip Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours Club de Golf – Îles-de-la-Madeleine If golfing’s your thing, or if at least majestic scenery and fresh air are, then playing a 9-hole round of golf is exactly what your trip needs. Equipment rental, bar, and snack-bar are all available to make your day complete. Aquarium des Îles Located in a historic warehouse, the aquarium welcomes all its guests to explore all of the diverse aquatic life available. Touch Pools allow visitors to handle some of the species, which will make for a fun day for both young and old. And no one can resist seeing the seals swim and play in the outdoor pool. The aquarium is a gateway to underwater exploration and education, and a fun time for everyone.

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Les Excursions de la Lagune View the scenery of a lagoon up close on this glass-bottomed boat. See the diverse sea life and flora from this unique viewpoint, and hear the guide explain the details of the lagoon’s life and its ecosystem. Groups can even request to taste mussels, clams, cockles, and more. You’ll also learn how blue mussels and scallops are grown, and you’ll even get to see grey seals resting on sand dunes. Les Excursions de la Lagune will leave you with a new understanding of the importance of sea life. Fumoir d’Antan In preserving the history of the old smoke houses on the Islands, Le Fumoir d’antan has made itself a tourist destination where visitors can learn about the days of the booming smoked herring industry. You’ll see how fishing and processing is accomplished, and you can purchase herring smoked the old fashioned way. This is a unique opportunity to see a piece of history in action today, as the herring is still smoked the way it was 20 years ago.

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Bioparc de la Gaspésie Using activities, 3-D exhibits, and interpretive panels, the Bioparc is an excellent tourist destination. A must-see for those looking for depth to their trips and opportunities to learn about the environment and the diversity of life in the area. Discover more

than 30 animal species and over 70 plant species, and learn about how we can ensure that future generations get to experience life with these species as well. www.bioparc.ca • 1 866 534 1997 Reford Gardens Guided tours are available for groups of 15 or more, or you can just take a stroll through the stunning gardens. Musical events are held during several months of the year, as well as lectures and tastings. Make sure you visit the Estevan Lodge, built in 1887, where cultural events and activities are held. You’ll also find the Garden Café in the heart of the garden, where visitors will get to enjoy delicious local delicacies. Stop in at the Garden Shop for gardening books and products, and purchase hand-made goods by local artisans at the Handicrafts Shop. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours Croisières Baie de Gaspé Your destination for a whale-watching adventure. The Narval III is an ideal whale-watching boat, as its speed will get you up close with the whales quickly, maximizing your time with them before they move on to the depths below. Your cruise will offer opportunities to spot breaching whales, and see, hear and experience their power and beauty. You might even get to see dolphins sharing the water with you and the whales.


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Exploramer Four different themes of sea excursions are available for the adventurous traveller. Aboard an 18passenger covered Zodiac, one excursion will introduce you to the ecosystem of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while another gives you the opportunity to watch a glorious sunset at sea. During your time on land you can view basins and aquariums forming an undersea garden. You’ll even get to touch some underwater life. Temporary exhibits will educate and excite visitors, and the daily activities feature something for everyone to enjoy. www.exploramer.qc.ca • 418 763 2500 Minimum Time Required: 2 hours Éole de Cap-Chat Scenery, technology, and the power of nature combine. Go inside the highest vertical-axis wind turbine in the world, and learn how this unlimited source of energy is harnessed. As Eastern Canada’s largest windmill park, Le Nordais has 133 wind turbines, and has become a model for the industry economically. The important message of alternative energy is emphasized by the windmill park’s enormous turbines, which together would be able to satisfy the energy needs of almost 50,000 homes. www.eolecapchat.com • 418 786 5719

Musée de la Rivière Cascapédia This museum will teach you the history of the Cascapedia River, which is among the world’s most famous salmon fishing rivers. Once the summer retreat for Queen Victoria’s daughter, its rich history and cultural importance has spanned generations, and the museum seeks to record and relate it all for current and future generations to appreciate. The museum also emphasizes how crucial conservation of the Atlantic salmon is, and what can be done to make sure that this resource can thrive in the future. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Site historique Maritime de la Pointe-au-Père This site offers several ways to learn about the region’s history, using fascinating presentations and artifacts. Visitors can climb one of the tallest lighthouses in Canada and learn about the volume of marine traffic that made building it such a necessity. How the light was reflected and concentrated into a powerful beam is even explained. The Empress of Ireland Pavillion shows visitors what led the RMS EMPRESS of IRELAND to capsize, killing 1,012 people. The region’s marine history is important and endlessly interesting, and is presented here with clarity and enthusiasm. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

Fort Ingall This incredible reconstruction of the 19th century British Military Fortress has much to offer the history buff in everyone. A permanent exhibit presents the geopolitical aspects of the time, and explains why the building of the fort was deemed necessary. Artifacts from the archaeological digs are displayed and provide context of the era. Groups can reside in Fort Ingall, and get a feel for what it was like to live there, by sleeping in the dormitory. Camping is also available, with 40 semi-wooded sites. Fort Ingall is an experience of historical immersion, allowing visitors a taste of life in the past. ww.fortingall.ca • 1 866 242 2437

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Aster Aster is a public observatory, and also features an interpretation centre. Reserve an evening for your group to experience the beauty and awe-inspiring vastness of the universe. Using the 356 cm (14 inch) telescope, visitors can see farther into space then they likely ever have before. Astronomy fans will surely delight in the information and images presented, and others will, perhaps for the first time, realize the wonders of astronomy and what a search of the skies can teach us. Aster is a Latin word meaning star. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

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The Centre National des Naufrages Since 1994, divers and archaeologists have collected and preserved artifacts from the shipwreck of the Elizabeth and Mary. The artifacts brought to the surface from the bottom of the St. Lawrence river will fascinate visitors, and will show them pieces of the past, as the shipwreck occurred in 1609. As it is one of the most ancient shipwrecks in the history of the New World, the history and importance of the event is explained in detail and in an exciting manner. Come and learn about this shipwreck, and many others, and why there were so many in the area. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Pourvoirie Baie-Johan-Beetz The Piashti River is managed by the Pourvoirie BaieJohan-Beetz Outfitters, and it provides guests and visitors with a spectacular view and breathtaking surroundings. “Le Château,” so called by the villagers, is a stunning piece of architecture, featuring paintings by Johan Beetz himself. It was built in 1899 and is in immaculate condition today. Portage to fishing sites to get your chance to catch several different species. Equipment is available on site, so if you didn’t remember to bring your rod you’ll still have a chance to fish.

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Sépaq Anticosti The Vauréal Falls, Grotte à la Patate Cave, River Canyon, and the Wreck of the Wilcox are all to be found in the stunning Parc national d’Anticosti. Your group will be treated to endless beautiful sights and sounds, and different ways to experience the natural setting. The island is 222km (138mi) long, and is the home of white-tailed deer, seals, salmon, and so much more.

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It is impossible to resist the charm of Québec City. Inside the walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site lies four hundred years of history and culture, and the city often feels more like old-world Europe than modern Canada. Here, living well is an art. Some of the city’s oldest areas, such as Place-Royal, can be found in the Lower Town, where enticing café’s and restaurants abound. A horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobblestone streets is an enchanting way to see the Upper Town. Each year the city comes alive with the Québec City Summer Festival and the famous Carnaval, the world’s largest winter festival. The Montmorency Falls, just outside the towering at 83m (272ft), are also worth the visit. With penetrating valleys and soaring mountains, Charlevoix is a natural wonder. Forged by a meteorite some 250 million years ago, today the area is home to Le Massif, the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Travel along the “flavour trail,” the Route des saveurs, to discover best dining in the region. Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is a paradise for nature lovers and all manner of outdoor adventure can be found here. Boasting three national parks and the breathtaking Saguenay fjord, this is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in all of Québec.

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Flavor Trail (road) If you are a “gourmet” and like the pleasure of savouring good products, plan for a trip to Flavor Road. Farmers and chefs have joined forces to spotlight their products, cuisines and specialties. Producers welcome curious visitors interested in discovering the secret of the products and recipes of Charlevoix. A unique way to discover the region. National Parks of Hautes Gorges and Grands Jardins The Charlevoix region provides wonderful landscapes where all elements are reunited with harmony. The parks and natural sites are perfect for outdoor activities and for discovering and exploring nature. Discover the amazing view in National Park of Haute Gorges by bus, fly boat or by walking, or landscapes made by the fire in National Park of Grands-Jardins. Casino de Charlevoix Across from the Hôtel Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu you’ll find Casino de Charlevoix. Blackjack, slot machines, baccarat, and more await the those seeking a little more adventure on their trip. Entrance is limited to those 18 and over, so an exciting trip with just the grownups could find its way here, and group packages are available.

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Croisières Charlevoix Whale Watching! Plan for a guaranteed whale sighting with Charlevoix Cruises. The whale-watching vessel Explorathor seats 125 people, is ecologically sensitive, and its 25 knot speeds will get you out and ready to experience your whale sightings without having to wait long. Or head out on a Zodiac and feel the immediacy of your trip, up close and personal with your surroundings. Bounce over waves of water, with waves of excitement matching their numbers. www.baleines.ca • 1 866 638 1483 La Maison du Bootlegger — Club des Monts Play your vital role in disobeying the old morality squads, and even U.S. prohibition, by stepping through the front door and travelling back to the time when alcohol was banned here by the church, and prohibition was on in the States. In 1933 the house was dismantled and moved to its current location in Charlevoix, and in the process a veritable labyrinth was designed to hide its illicit purposes of serving the most unservable of items of the time – booze! Try out the filet mignon in the attic’s restaurant, or how about the King Cut 20oz steak?

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Parc National du Saguenay Hiking, ice-fishing, snowshoeing, sailing crusises, and sea kayaking. Only just a small sampling of what Parc national du Saguenay has in store for those looking for scenery immersion. The Saguenay Fjord’s striking beauty, and the activities available in

and around it, make it a necessary place to visit for you and your group. Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien 80 species of animals are here, so why wouldn’t you want to come and meet them all? With a full restaurant, and even an ice-cream bar, Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien - Centre de conservation de la Biodiversité Boréal will keep your tummy satisfied and happy as your eyes and ears absorb your surroundings. Astonishment is in the air at the Centre for Conservation of Boreal Biodiversity as you learn about the incredible ecosystem, and all its animals and plant life. Book a canoe trip, or close encounters with caribous, if you really want to experience nature at its finest. www.borealie.org • 1 800 667 5687 Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Musée de la Civilisation Taking a unique approach to teaching about the past, the present, and the future, The Musée de la civilisation holds ten exhibitions at a time, striving to deal with social issues and problems in a matter that’s active and interesting for all visitors. www.mcq.com • 418 643 2158 Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours


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Montmorency Falls The Montmorency Falls are located about 10km (6mi) east of Québec City at the mouth of the Rivière Montmorency. The falls are 83m (272ft) high and 27m (86ft) higher than Niagara Falls. The falls may be viewed from staircases that allow the visitor to observe them from different angles. A suspension bridge provides access to both sides of the park as well as a spectacular view. There is also an aerial tram (cable car) that carries passengers between the base and the top of the falls. In the summer the park hosts an international fireworks competition with the falls as a backdrop. Each year, a few kilometers north of the falls, one of the largest ice sculptures in the world is erected in January (later to melt in April) in the form of an 85 bed ice hotel. www.sepaq.com/ct/pcm/en • 418 663 3330 Naval Museum of Québec Realizing that so many parts of Canadian naval history hadn’t been researched in the depth that they deserved, the Naval Museum of Québec decided to dive head first into the sea of history, and they’ve brought fascinating facts to the surface, and it’s all presented here for you. Learn all about the Battle of the St. Lawrence and other major events in Québec’s naval history, as well as the lesser known pieces of the past, collections, and exhibitions, all supported by tangible evidence or oral testimonials from the period. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

Parc Aquarium du Québec See the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence river all the way to the North Pole in this 16-hectare site. Check out the Polar Bear Show, where Eddy and Tiguak will show off their tricks and dives. Walk along the outdoor paths to learn about the importance and beauty of wetlands, or visit one of the other seven Discovery Sectors. Perhaps the Awesome Ocean, a giant tunnel under 350,000 litres (92,460 gallons) of water, where the specimens swim all around you. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Québec Expérience Spanning 400 years of Québec’s history, this 3D presentation will take you from the first European explorers all the way to the present day, and show you how Québec City’s incredible history has shaped its present and will affect its future. The 180° view in the amphitheatre will amaze you throughout the 40 minute presentation, and the information and astounding history will have you and your group talking, and maybe deciding to do it all over again. www.quebecexperience.com • 418 694 4000

Observatoire de la Capitale Make sure you see Québec City from the top of its tallest building. From 725 feet above sea level, groups can be treated to a Meal and Tour: breakfast followed by a guided tour of your group’s choosing. The café and gift shop, and the absolutely spectacular view, will make your visit to Observatoire de la Capitale a hit. So if you want to plan out a walk through the city from the top, or you want to take a break and grab a snack high above the city, or you just need to get your bearings from a unique vantage point, this is your place to do it.

Village Vacances Valcartier The largest waterpark in Canada is located only 20 minutes away from Québec City, and will provide so much more time than that of fun and excitement. There are over 35 water slides to zoom down, and two theme rivers. Planning your trip for winter? Then go snow rafting at the park, or spin down the slopes on the Tornado, exclusive to Valcartier Vacation Village. If you need to slow down for a bit, then try out a skating path. With so much to do in both summer and winter, you don’t need to decide whether to come here or not – just what season you’ll be arriving in!

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Laurier Québec Surely your group will want to do some shopping while travelling around Québec. So why not do it in the largest shopping centre in Eastern Canada? 350 stores, 40 restaurants, and it’s on the road to Old Québec. So stop in and shop, and pick up a few great souvenirs. The staff is happy to help in both French and English. www.grouptravelplanner.net/qbc

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Commission des Champs de Bataille Nationaux The Plains of Abraham is one of Canada’s most important historical parks as it was the site of many struggles for supremacy between the English and French. It is also a city park of outstanding value to residents and visitors with its eight hectares of meadow and grassy knolls. Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec With over 25,000 works this arts museum dates back to the 18th century and lies in the heart of the Plains of Abraham. Featuring Québec’s most prominent artists and the host to many international art events, it is a must see. Enjoy lunch on the patio over-looking the St. Lawrence.

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southern québec Nestled between Québec City and Montréal, Centre-du-Québec has been touched by many cultures in its long history. From the Abenaki Native Americans to the French, Irish, Scots and Loyalists, the region has been shaped by their influences. Travel the Celtic Way, and discover the first Scottish and Irish settlements, or explore the area via one of the specially designed themed itineraries, including the Antiques Route and the Gardens Route. For the nature lover, snowmobile trails, ATV trails and bike paths are readily accessible and each spring and fall the snow geese stop here during their migration, making this a haven for bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts. The nearby Chaudière-Appalaches region is well known for its distinctive architecture and unspoiled nature. Tiny towns dot the landscape, home to the stunning 115 ft high waterfalls at Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, as well as a number of parks and gardens. The simple pleasures of country life await you in the Eastern Townships. Here, relaxation and natural charm blend as harmoniously as the rolling green hills and long, flowing rivers of the region. Vineyards and cider houses, art galleries, antique shops and Victorian inns abound in the charismatic villages that dot the countryside.

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Madrid Restaurant The dinosaurs around the Madrid Restaurant will fascinate and amaze visitors young and old alike. Built after the release of the movie Jurassic Park, they continue to attract those wishing to get a sense of the size of dinosaurs. You’ll also want to have your picture taken beside one of the monster trucks on site. The biggest one has 12-foot high tires, and is an excellent photo-op. So stop in for a great meal, take a few pictures of the dinosaurs and monster trucks, and see why it’s such a popular spot between Montréal and Québec. Musée des Abénakis Opened in 1962, visit the first Aboriginal museum in Québec. The permanent Wôbanaki exhibit features wickerwork, archaeology, an art gallery, illustrations, and a multimedia show. The Pilikisos exhibit allows visitors to learn about the spiritual world of the Abénaki people, using flashlights in the dark. During this experience you will learn about the significance of the new moon for Aboriginals. Groups can take part in the Abénaki meal, and there is a gift shop on site. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

Musée Laurier The museum, named for former Prime Minister of Canada Sir Wilfrid Laurier, features exhibitions and activities related to Laurier and his era. His Victorianstyle home, built in 1876, has on display original furniture, and Lady Laurier’s grand piano. You’ll also get to see Laurier’s library, where he would spend much of his time absorbed in his great passion for reading. Learn about Laurier’s personality, politics, and how he lived. The Laurier Museum Collection contains thousands of works of fine art, including the pieces owned by Laurier, of which the collection was originally comprised. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour RocheFort Maroquinier This ÉCONOMUSEUM introduces visitors to leather working in a century-old building. It was the site of the old village shoemaker’s shop, and it’s there that you can watch the artisan cut out skins, fit them together, and fashion them into a variety of products. The leather worker can custom-design purses, wallets, briefcases, and belts, and can use both old and new techniques to create the objects. An amazing sight to see, and an excellent place to learn about the qualities and beauty of leather.

Village Québécois d’Antan 40 authentic buildings and 20 reproductions will educate and interest visitors to this cultural tourist site. The houses are grouped to form a village from the 1810-1910 period. See the live animation in 22 of the houses, and have a look at the 18 craftsmen’s workshops. The more than 100 craftspeople and employees ensure that the experience is authentic and exciting. The craftsmen and their wives are all dressed in the fashion of the period, and they show off the trades of the 19th century rural community. Tel: 819 478 1441 • www.villagequebecois.com Minimum Time Required: 3 hours

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L’Épopée de la Moto Visit the first motorcycle museum in Quebec. On exhibit are 60 of the 120 bikes that brothers François and Jean Gagnon have in their private collection. The museum not only features the incredible bikes and information about their history, but also a shop where visitors can purchase replica advertisements, engraved metal plates, collector models, clocks, and more items to excite the enthusiast. Tel: 418 598 1333 • www.epopeedelamoto.com Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Musée Antique Victor Bélanger The antique car museum will inform and impress, with 32 antique cars and trucks to admire. The museum also includes a village with trade shops and old-style houses, though, like a window to the past. See the old-style furniture in the country school, and visit the old railway station. There’s a saloon, a sugar house, a general store, and a covered bridge, to name just a few of things the museum offers. Open from May 15 to September 15, it’s your opportunity to see incredible antiques and experience life in the past. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Le Musée de l’Accordéon First opened in 1992, the Accordion Museum wishes to share the accordion with the general public. With a photo and instrument collection that’s sure to impress the music lover, the museum traces the instrument’s history, giving insight into its versatility and its influence on tradition. The collection currently contains 130 instruments, such as the rare melophone. There are ten temporary exhibits and eight permanent, all aiding in building awareness and appreciation for music and instruments, and their affect on culture. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Parc National de Frontenac This national park has much to entice you and your group to visit and take in nature’s beauty. 192 species of birds will delight animal lovers, as will the more than 30 species of mammals. Canoe, kayak, or pedal boat around the park’s water. Cycling paths and wooden walkways will take you around the park, providing great views, and excellent exercise. If you want to make it more than just a few hour’s stay, then try out one of the 250 campsites. Produit de l’Erable St-Ferdinand Learn how maple syrup gets turned into so many delicious products. At the boutique in the front of the plant you can taste different forms of sugar, taffy, pies, caramel, sugarloves, and even more. You’ll certainly want to pick up some candy, maple butter cones, and lollipops, too. What was once a relatively small operation in 1989 has turned industrial, able to produce many different products to enjoy. If you’ve even the slightest sweet tooth, make sure you stop by and indulge a little. Restaurant de l’Érablière du Bois-Joli Try out some maple-flavoured regional meals in the warm surroundings. Get a guided tour of the maple sugar industry to find out how the wonderful product varieties are created. A maple and local products counter will give you a chance to buy some edible souvenirs and gifts. In the sugaring off sea-

son (mid March to the end of April) you can see the boiler in operation, and maple taffy on snow. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

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Astrolab du Parc National du Mont-Mégantic The ASTROLab has something for everyone, including interactive exhibitions, a high definition multimedia show, tours of the observatory, and astronomy evenings. Every afternoon during the summer, the observatory, located at an altitude of 1,100m (3,609ft), is opened to visitors. It’s the most important observatory of the East Coast, and touring it will surely be an eye-opening event for everyone. Whether you visit the ASTROLab by yourself or with a guide, you’ll be amazed by the technology and science that go into exploring the universe. One exhibit room traces the history of sky observation, while another exhibit explains theories describing the beginning of the universe. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours Colby-Curtis Museum Catch a glimpse of the elegant lifestyles of several generations of a prominent American family who resided in Québec. Carrollcroft, home to the museum, is a beautiful granite house built in 1859 by Charles Carroll Colby in the classical revival style. The Colby family donated the house and all its contents to the Historical Society which now exhibits their belongings.


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Bleu Lavande Perched on Applegrove Hill in the picturesque village of Fitch Bay just south of Magog, Bleu Lavande is a symbol of perseverance and the power of dreams. Bleu Lavande is a peaceful haven with scents and scenery unparalleled on this side of the Atlantic. Explore the floral wonders of Bleu Lavande and capture a bit of its magic by visiting its wonderful boutique, featuring fine products made with 100% pure True Lavender essential oil. Louis S. St Laurent National Historic Site of Canada This national historic site allows visitors to see the house in which former Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent was born. The village, the general store, and the area’s atmosphere will expose you to the lifestyle of another time. See the more than 2500 objects and furniture in the home that belonged to the family. The general store’s warehouse contains the multimedia show, which gives an overview of his legal and political career. The authentic counters and shelves in the general store are pieces of this former era, and together with the rest of the village provide reminders of the time, and opportunities to learn about Louis S. St. Laurent. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Maison du Granit Learn about the legacy of stone carvers at the Maison du Granit. Set in an old granite quarry, high

up on Mount Saint Sebastian, the exhibits trace the rich history of the granite industry since its beginning in the late 19th century. Granite buildings and can be seen throughout Québec, including the national architectural treasures Basilique Sainte-Anne-deBeaupré and the Saint Joseph’s Oratory. Missisquoi Museum A complex of three buildings, with the main collection housed in the Cornell Mill, the Missisquoi Museum has featured exhibitions on how war affected the region’s citizens, insights regarding how everyday items reflect on the citizen’s style and sensibilities. The Cornell Mill was built in 1830 and, after serving the community until 1963, was purchased to establish the Missisquoi Museum. The second building of the complex, the Hodges General Store, was built in 1841, and the Museum Annex was built in the 1930s. The collections found in the buildings provide powerful insight into the lifestyles of the community’s residents, and their affect on the region. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours Musée de la Nature et des Sciences In 1879, the Musée du Séminaire de Sherbrooke was created, and priests from the seminary put forth great effort to set up the museum as a place to provide awareness of the natural sciences. In 2002 the museum saw an extensive transformation, becoming the Musée de la nature et des sciences. Its mission now is to create awareness of the principle of sustainable

development. The permanent exhibit The Cycle of the Season teaches the importance of light and provides visitors with a glimpse into the living, eating, and travelling habits of animals throughout the seasons. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke Founded in 1982, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke art gallery is in the historic 19th-century home of the Eastern Townships Bank in downtown Sherbrooke. It focuses on the works of artists of the Eastern Townships, but also exhibits great works from elsewhere. Exhibitions are the core of the museum’s offerings: the first and second floors offer a dozen or so exhibitions every year, while the third floor boasts the museum’s permanent collection. Musee de l’Auto Ancienne de Richmond Discover the evolution of the car design through the years! The museum offers exhibits of 45 models that date back to the early 1900s. This is the perfect destination for car enthusiasts. Productions Traces et Souvenances Take a theatrical tour of the Eastern Townships! Colourful characters who marked 19th century regional history will guide you through the area and delight you with their theatrical performances. Tel: 819 842 4710 • www.tracesetsouvenances.com

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Oxford Express Experience the beautiful landscapes of the Eastern Townships aboard this lovely sightseeing train. The three railcars provide for a leisurely jaunt through the countryside that is complimented by a wonderful meal, drinks, and entertainment. This is perfect excursion for your group, all aboard! Tel: 1 866 575 8081 • www.orfordexpress.com Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre Combining local history with cultural and artistic traditions, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre exhibits the work of local and regional artists, as well as offering workshops, activities, and concerts. Group activities can be organized year-round, and even outside of the usual visiting hours. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. The centre strives to showcase work that is inter-generational and multi-cultural, reflecting the traditions of the community. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Zoo de Granby How better to learn about sharks than to stand in their basin, while an educator guides your (very safe) contact with tem? Sound exciting yet? Zoo de Granby has so much to do, see, and experience, you won’t want to leave. Interact with the lorikeets inside the Lorie’s Aviary and, as you feed them, they might just perch on you for a while. Observe the hippos swimming around in 360, 000 litres (95, 101 gallons) of

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water. You’ll also want to see the gorillas enjoying the sun and fresh air in their outside park. And how could anybody resist seeing the tigers. Schedule a refreshing stop at the Amazoo Yoplait Water Park in the largest heated wave pool in Québec. Tel: 450 372 9113 • www.zoodegranby.com Le Cep d’Argent Winery Come tour and taste Québec’s regional wines at Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent. The vineyard opened in 1985 and produces wines, aperitifs and digestifs according to blan de blancs champagne methods. Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent is home to the unique L’Archer, a blend of red wine, brandy and Québec maple syrup.

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central The Mauricie region is an unspoiled wilderness waiting to be explored. Nearly 85% of the area is untouched and with over 17, 500 lakes and 700 miles of trails available, the outdoor enthusiast will find no shortage of adventure! Cycle, hike or canoe though La Mauricie National Park or visit Batiscan River Park’s waterfalls. In the winter, try your hand at ice-fishing in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade. An area formed by industry, Mauricie’s history is brought into the present at the Forges du Saint Maurice, Canada’s first ironworks. Tour through the Village du Bucheron (lumberjack’s village) where life in an early 20th century logging camp is brought vividly to life. Continue to explore Québec’s history in the Lanaudière region, home to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada’s first francophone Prime Minister. Exhibits by Canadian painters, historic buildings, gourmet specialties and the classical music festival, Festival International de Lanaudière, will immerse you in the unique culture of the area. Further north, explore the rural landscape with a series of hiking and cycling trails, with plenty of consideration give to skiers, snowmobilers and in-line skaters. To learn more about the area’s unique wildlife, visit the Lac SaintPierre Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO site.

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The Historic District Founded in 1634 as a fur trading post, Trois-Rivieres is one of the oldest cities in North America and the birthplace of many great explorers. The Old Prison An out-of-ordinary visit-experience on prison life. Guided visits by ex-inmates. "Sentenced to one night" pushes the experience a little further for the more adventurous. Quebec Museum of Folk Culture "The craziest of museums" explores the Québécois culture through six unconventional exhibitions. View culture in a whole new way! Forges du-Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada Property of Parks Canada, this historic site contains the vestiges of the country's first ironworks. Established in 1730, the Forges operated for over 150 years. Chemin du Roy (King's Road) The first road for vehicles in Canada, the King's Road linked the three major historic cities of New France (Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres and Montreal). Today, it showcases the heritage of rural Quebec, flirting now and then with the river. This scenic route offers a wealth of historic, cultural, agrotouristic and outdoor attractions.

Borealis - Pulp and Paper Industry Exhibition Centre More than a simple foray into the world of the forest, this guided visit offers an intimate glimpse of the workers involved in the manufacture of paper, from lumberjacks to logrunners...

Écotourisme Parc du National Canada Mauricie ©MTOQ/Villecourt, Paul

Thematic City Tours Our tourist guides and jolly figures from the past lead tourists and passers-by through the city's historic areas, sometimes with the added entertainments of sketches, songs and anecdotes.

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Shrine at Notre-Dame-du-Cap One of the three most important pilgrimage sites in Québec. An oasis of peace, greenery and history in the heart of the King's Road. Sugar Shack Don't leave Québec without experiencing a lively visit at the popular sugar shack Chez Dany! People the world over come here for a typical Québécois meal! Parc National du Canada de la Mauricie There are hiking trails, canoeing, swimming, picnicking and plenty of others ways to make your visit to this beautiful park captivating and enjoyable. Favourite activities are all accounted for here, so every group member will have something to enjoy.

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Trois-Rivières Officially declared “cultural capital of Canada” by Heritage Canada, Trois-Rivières is the must-see stopover to include in your tour plans. Located halfway between Montréal and Québec City, it is also the second city founded by the French in North America (1634). Boasting over 375 years of history and a strong contemporary culture, Trois-Rivières is the boutique-city par excellence!

reality racing simulator gives guests an opportunity to try out their driving skills. Gilles died in an accident during the qualifications at the Zolder Grand Prix in Beligum in 1982. The museum provides information about the Formula 1 driver’s amazing career, like his wins, losses, and impressive displays of skill, and is a proper tribute to their local hero. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Centre Naturiste Oasis Let the inner Naturist out when you visit the Centre Naturiste Oasis. Play a game of tennis, volleyball, or billiards. The restaurant, swimming pool, bar, and park makes your experience of getting closer to nature an enjoyable one. You won’t have to worry about what you’re going to wear when you’re here, so it’s a little less to pack, but come prepared for a fun and enlightening visit.

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Site Historique de l’Île-des-Moulins Visit this 19th century pre-industrial complex. This isn’t just for history buffs (though they will certainly be huge fans!), as anyone who enjoys beautiful scenery and a chance to peek into a world long lost to time will enjoy the experience immensely. The Guide-Presenters bring the past to life, helping immerse guests in the time with animated presentations. The Mills of Terrebonne, the Power of the Water, a permanent exhibit, tells the history of the Terrebonne seigneury’s history. This lets visitors learn how the mills once worked and how they evolved over time. Tel: 450 471 0619 • www.ile-des-moulins.qc.ca Minimum Time Required: 3 hours Musée Gilles-Villeneuve The museum, set up to pay homage to Gilles Villeneuve, features displays including a racing pit, tire barriers, steel guardrails, and racing flags. The virtual

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Val Saint-Côme Tourist Centre 33 trails for the fun-loving skier are available. There are plenty of trails for each level of skier, so whether you’re just starting out or have been at it for years, you won’t be disappointed by your options here. Don’t worry if you don’t have room to pack your skis (or if you don’t own any) as you can rent equipment on site. The cafeteria and the Vazy Mollo Resto-Bar offer will make it all that much more enjoyable with snacks and a lounge.

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montréal & area The city of Montréal is one of the most vibrant and multi-cultural in Canada, blending the old word with the new. The second largest French speaking city in the world (after Paris), the city is alive with exceptional restaurants, fashionable boutiques and a rousing nightlife. There is never a shortage of things to do here; Montréal is home each year to a stream of festivals and events, ranging from the jazz and comedy festivals. For a taste of history visit Old Montréal. Here, modern museums are nestled amongst charming eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings, including the famous NotreDame Basilica. Take in a breathtaking view of the city from the top of Mont Royal, where the world’s second-largest Botanical Gardens and Olympic Park, built for the 1976 Summer Games, are found. Laval is a green urban oasis, nestled between Montréal and the Laurentian Mountains. The city is known for fine dining, shopping and outstanding museums dedicated to green energy, the biosciences and the exploration of space. The valley of Montérégie is rich in history, and is home to many period homes and historic sites. If you want to experience a gastronomic treat, a visit to the region’s agricultural centre is not to be missed. Gourmets will delight in the decadent chocolate and fresh, home-grown produce; many farms will invite you to pick your own. On the Countryman’s Tour (Circuit du Paysan), wind your way through the valley’s vineyards, farms and cider producers, and even learn the art of making ice cider.

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The Underground City is a vast network of pedestrian walkways lined by shops, attractions, cinemas and restaurants. There are 33km (20mi) of connecting passageways underneath downtown Montréal. The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) hosts a large collection of Canadian artwork and is one of the largest museums in Canada. The Museum was founded in 1860 and has built up a collection of over 30,000 objects today. Stroll through the museum at your own pace or take an informative free tour. Admission to the permanent displays is free. For beautiful views over downtown Montréal, visit Mount Royal. The park, designed by the same landscaper of Central Park in New York City, is the perfect place for a picnic in the summer or sledding in the winter. The park hosts athletic, tourist, and cultural activities. The Montréal Science Centre offers a great opportunity to understanding of science and technology. The centre gives the visitor an opportunity to interact with the exhibits from analyzing dreams exploring the possibility of extra-terrestrial life.

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Cobblestoned streets and historic buildings of Old Montréal stretch downtown along the St Lawrence River. The oldest part of the city, born in 1642, is home to artists, street performers, cafes and activities, especially during the summer months. The district features a number of small museums and architectural heritage.

A need for speed? La Ronde is part of the Six Flags Family and the largest amusement park in Québec, with more than 35 rides to its name. Events held at the park include the Montréal International Fireworks Competition. Tel: 514 397 2000 • www.laronde.com

One of the grand sights of Old Montréal is the Notre-Dame Basilica, which shares nothing but its name to it’s namesake in Paris. The Gothic style church, build between 1824 and 1829, displays a magnificent interior sculpted in wood, paint and gold leaf and the more boldly modern design of the Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur Chapel. Tel: 514 842 2925 • www.basiliquendam.org

First built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montréal’s Olympic Park is now offers tours of the stadium. Tours are 30 minutes long and provide information on the history and architecture. The tower that is part of this architectural structure is the world’s tallest inclined tower and is also home to the Montréal Tower Observatory, for magnificent views over Montréal.

Find your way through the dark alleys of the maze at Shed 16 Labyrinth and face obstacles and surprises. The route and clues change regularly, so you’ll be challenged on every visit. Montréal’s City Hall, known as Hôtel de ville, was the site of President General de Gaulle’s famous liberation pronouncement in 1967 - “Long live free Quebec.” Balconies, turrets, and mansard roofs decorate the exterior and are seen especially well when the building is lid up in the evenings. Fifteen minute guided tours are given throughout the day from May to October.

Walk from a tropical forest into the polar area from the Arctic at the Biôdome. The facility offers replicas of the four eco systems in the Americas with plants and animals to match. Tel: 514 868 3000 • www2.ville.montreal.qu.ca/biodome During any season the Botanical Garden offers sights and smells for visitors to enjoy. Come see the 22,000 plant species, 10 greenhouses and over 30 themed gardens, from classic French to serene Japanese. It is one of the world’s largest botanical gardens.


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Originally founded as a military museum, the Stewart Museum now records the history of Canada from the time it was discovered by Europeans to the nineteenth century. The museum is temporarily closed until May 2010. The Canadian Centre for Architecture has a vast collection of books and artifacts belonging to the world of architecture. Housed in a building made up of the historical restored Shaughnessy mansion, the museum is full of historical details. The centre offers tours adapted to specific groups. NHL team the Montréal Canadiens plays their home games at the Bell Centre in downtown Montréal. Experience the excitement of hockey with one of the best teams in the league. Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archeology and History is built on top an authentic archaeological site of the beginnings of the city, dating back to 1642. The site offers a underground archaeological tour as well as exhibitions and cultural activities. For a night out, visit Crescent Street in the heart of downtown Montréal. Famous for its variety of restaurants and bustling nightlife, this neighbourhood has something to offer for everyone.

Is it a Boat? Is it a Bus? Discover Montréal in a new and exciting way on board a unique amphibious vehicle, Amphi-Bus. Hear about the history, architecture and hidden charms of Montréal. Wind through the historic streets of the Old Montréal and take in the breath taking views of Mount Royal and the city skyline as the Amphi-Bus cruises the majestic St-Lawrence River. Centre d’Histoire de Montréal Discover Montréal in five different time periods from first contact with First Nations people in the 16th century, to the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s. This city-run history museum is housed in an old fire station, dating back to 1901. Situated in Old Montréal, visitors will be charmed by the centuries-old buildings and coble stone streets. The Centre boasts over 2,500 artifacts mostly representing the 20th century but date back as far as 1535. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Relax and enjoy some of the country’s finest Canadian ballet dancers as they perform classics such as The Queen of Spades, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. The finest Canadian and European choreographers contribute to these elegant productions to tell stories through movement and music. Founded in 1957 the 50 year old company has remained dedicated to classical ballet while exploring new territory and captivating audiences.

Maison Saint-Gabriel Museum & Historic Site Experience the life of King’s Wards in this exquisite 300-year-old house, a beautiful example of traditional Québec architecture. It was purchased by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1688 and converted into a heritage museum in 1966, where it now showcases a variety of aspects of 17th century rural life in Québec. Do not to miss the 19th century stone barn and beautiful surrounding gardens. Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum & Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at this stunning 350 year-old church. Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel was built in 1771 over the ruins of a stone chapel of pilgrimage built by early colonists. The original stone chapel was inspired by the first teacher and founder of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Marguerite Bourgeoys, who lobbied colonists to build a chapel of pilgrimage outside the settlement. The chapel, museum of history, and archaeological site pay tribute to the courageous and passionate 17th century MargueriteBourgeoys.

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The Cosmodôme/Space Camp Centre is a fascinating and exceptional learning environment. Discover the history of the conquest of space and the evolution of science and technology. See a real Moon rock and an authentic Apollo mission space suit. Wander through the 6 different sections. You will explore the solar system, simulate a satellite communication and be fascinated by the rocket models. Test your abilities on over 60 interactive terminals. www.cosmodome.org • 1-800-565-CAMP(2267) Close to the bustle of big city life, you find the Mille-Îles River Park, a sanctuary with forests, marshlands and a total of 101 islands. In the summer the park offers a range of activities such as a cruise down the river, kayaking, hiking or picnicking. In the winter the park has a 1km (0.6mi) skating path on the river running from Darling Island, a protected wildlife sanctuary, and the village of Vieux-Sainte-Rose. Or you could opt for cross-country skiing, tobogganing or horse drawn sleigh rides. The indoor amusement park Récréathèque in Laval offers activities like Bananazoo, Delta Laser, MiniGolf, bowling, inline skating and many more. Carrefour Laval is a super regional mall. It is the largest mall in the province of Québec, at 115 478 m2. Carrefour Laval, one of the 4 Fashion Centres, where you will find close to 300 stores, boutiques, restaurants to choose from.

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Exporail/The Canadian Railway Museum, has a collection of more than 160 vehicles, making it one of the world’s most important railway museums. You can more than just observe the vehicles, the miniature train and the tram run daily so you can discover all there is to see on the large site. Fort Chambly National Historic Site This National Historic site stands witness to the historic presence of the French in North America. Located on the left bank of the Richelieu River the surrounding area is home to an incredible array of birds. Dating back from 1711, the Vauban inspired design, built with stone sentry, protected New France from British attacks. In 1983 the fort was restored to house exhibitions that recount key moments in the history of New France. Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada The island is only accessible by boat (admission includes the price of the ferry ride), which obviously adds to the experience. You’ll be treated to exhibitions, like viewing the officers’ quarters. The artifacts on display teach visitors about the lives of high-ranking military men. The guided tour leads you from building to building, explaining the island’s history and its fortifications. For one hour you’ll be treated to an interactive theatrical program that travels from the parade square to the soldier’s barracks and guard house, as you take

part in trying to solve the mystery of the “Actions Stations at Fort Lennox.” Minimum Time Required: 3 hours Montmusée A great way to learn about the area is to visit one of the 17 Montmusée museums. There is something for everyone in your group. If interested in the history and archaeology of the region, visit Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha Archaeological Site Interpretation Centre, the Musée du Haut-Richelieu, the Missisquoi Museum, the Pointe-du-Buisson Archaeological Park, the Centre d’interprétation du patrimoine de Sorel, the Musée des Deux-Rives, the Société du musée du Grand Châteauguay and the Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. For technology, natural and environmental sciences, visit Électrium, Exporail and the Muséobus, le musée des enfants. For those interested in art visit Expression, the Maison Amérindienne, the Musée du costume et du textile du Québec, the Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-SaintHilaire and Plein sud. Parc Safari Offering “way more than a zoo,” Parc Safari features an Adventure Safari, allowing guests to drive through a wildlife reserve. Among the 800 different animals in the reserve are zebras, giraffes, and buffaloes that you’ll be able to get up close with. If that’s not enough excitement for you, then make your way over to the Wildlife Observatory where, from the elevated walkway, you


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can observe tigers, wolves, chimpanzees, and the lionesses Maïsha and Kiwanja. Plus, the Wild Rides water park features 12 rides to add even more excitement to your incredible day here. Tel: 450 247 2727 • www.parcsafari.com Pointe-du-Buisson Archaeological Park The Amerindian peopled used Pointe-du-Buisson as an important fishing and portage site for 5,000 years. This National Historic Site of Canada is now helping visitors discover the history and mystery of the site using exhibitions and activities. The Laboratory, a permanent exhibition, features thousands of artifacts which provide insight and awareness about the inhabitants of Pointe-du-Buisson.

Tsiinhiakwatha/Droulers Archaeological Site Interpretation Centre More than 150,000 artifacts have been uncovered in archaeological digs of the most important Iroquoian village ever discovered in Québec. Around the year 1450, 500 St. Lawrence Iroquoians established a village near the La Guerre River. François Droulers, more than 500 years later, found a howel which dated back to the 15th century. Archaeological digs have led to a reconstruction of the village, and now experienced guides lead visitors through the village. On weekends in July and August, activities like a flint knapping demonstration and cornhusk doll making are offered along with the guided tour. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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The National House of Patriots Take a guided tour of merchant and patriot JeanBaptiste Massé’s historic home. Built in 1809 the house’s unique rectilinear trapezium shape is a fine example of urban architecture in a rural setting. The costumed guides will unfold the history of the Patriots who passionately defended their homeland. You will be immersed in their history from 1820 to the famous battle of 1837-1838 that led to their defeat.

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western The Laurentian region is world famous for its towering mountains, charming towns and world-class skiing. World-class dining and extraordinary inns crown the unique culture of the region, encompassing festivals, charming mountain towns and natural wonders. Visit the Tremblant Resort and ski, snowboard, or hike the famous Mont-Tremblant. Take in the natural wonder of the region in the summer by cycling the 200 km long “P’tit train du Nord trail” or spending time in Québec’s largest protected territory, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant. The Saint-Sauveur valley is home to the Lac des DeuxMontagnes, where swimmers travel each summer to enjoy the long beaches, while the Red River (Rivière Rouge) provides challenging river rafting adventures. More than 4000 lakes and rivers crisscross the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, where glaciers have carved the rugged landscape. So much open space makes this a haven for fishing, hunting and canoeing through wildlife and nature reserves. Take in the region’s history, explore the Lamaque Mine, and learn of the area’s once-prosperous fur trade. The unique culture of Canada is evident in the Outaouais region of the province. Across the Ottawa River from the parliamentary buildings sits Gatineau, brimming with parks, an enthusiastic nightlife, and exceptional museums such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which represents 10,000 years of Canadian history. In Montebello you can tour the area’s gourmet restaurants, or try your luck at the Casino du Lac-Leamy.

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Gatineau The Outaouais region is located on the border of Ontario and Quebec, neighbouring Ottawa – Canada’s capital, within only 2 hours of Montreal. A unique group destination with much to offer, the Outaouais brings together the energy of city life and the proximity of a tranquil countryside. For a unique cultural experience, visit our many national museums,discover our natural wonders and savour fine dining. The Outaouais will charm you with its unique attractions! Canadian Museum of Civilization / Canadian Children’s Museum Canada’s largest museum offers a thousand years of Canadian history, the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles and the magnificent First Peoples Hall. It also houses an IMAX® Theatre, the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum and special exhibitions. This interactive museum is open year-round and offers extensive school programs. Admission to the Theatre and to some special exhibitions is extra. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours The architecture of the Canadian War Museum, with its grass-covered roof and angled walls evoking the instability of war, is breathtaking and, in itself, worth the visit. Dedicated to the education, preser-

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vation and remembrance of Canada’s military history, the Museum presents Canada’s rich military past – from pre-European settlement to the present day. Through the stories of men, women and children who lived through periods of conflicts, the Museum showcases the human side of war and provides a thought-provoking experience to visitors. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

The award winning architecture of the National Gallery of Canada, with the Great Hall and spacious galleries, is reason alone to visit the museum. But stay and look around at the permanent and temporary exhibits, home to the most comprehensive collection of Canadian art in the world. It also features a strong American Modern art collection, with some of Andy Warhol’s most famous work.

Less that 5km (3mi) from Parliament Hill your groups will find more than 1900 slot machines and close to 60 gambling tables, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and stud poker at Casino du LacLeamy. Le Théâtre du Casino is a state-of-the-art performance hall, featuring a great variety of entertainment in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Le Théâtre du Casino offers both theatre-style seating for 1,100 and cabaret for 800. Casino du LacLeamy offers groups numerous promotions on its products and services. Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light is an international pyromusical competition (fireworks synchronized to music), featuring four of the very best teams from around the world.

Enjoy a scenic rail tour through the picturesque Gatineau Hills to the quaint village of Wakefield on board the Wakefield Steam Train, Eastern Canada’s last operating steam train, which dates from 1907. The comfortable coaches have onboard tour guides and entertainers. The Wakefield Steam Trail is renowned for spectacular fall foliage excursions and its Sunset Dinner Train.

Get a glimpse of the official home and workplace of the Governor General of Canada at the historic residence Rideau Hall. Guided tours are offered on a daily basis in July and August and only on the weekends for the rest of the year. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Val-des-Monts With caves dating back 12,000 to 20,000 years and trails leading up in the sky through the trees with over 82 suspension bridges, the Aventure Lafleche is a great place for groups to learn and be active. Discover the largest natural cave in the Canadian Shield and learn more about the geological and historical evolution. The Aerial Park offers you some incredible views of the Laurentian forest. Montebello Park Omega takes you down a 10km (6mi) winding road in your vehicle, while you discover animals living in the wild. You will see animals such as the bison, deer, black bear, moose and wolves in their natural habitat. There is also a moose-observation walking trail to discover on foot. Tel: 819 423 5487 • www.parc-omega.com The historic manor that once belonged to politician and lord of the Petite-Nation Louis-Joseph Papineau is now a historical site and offers guided tours of the magnificent interior. Visitors can also admire Papineau’s gardens —considered the largest in Quebec around 1860. The Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is open from May to October and occasionally accepts groups during the off-season.

A true architectural marvel, Fairmont Le Château Montebello is the world’s largest log building! This five-star resort hotel is internationally renowned thanks to its idyllic location and elegant hospitality. Maniwaki Aboriginal cultural attraction Mawandoseg Kitigan Zibi offers its visitors an interactive and educational experience. Discover the traditional way of life for the Anishinabeg from making drums to hearing traditional stories in a wigwam. Château Logue Interpretive Centre is one of Maniwaki’s primary tourist attractions. It houses the Forest Fire Protection Museum, which provides an educational history of the relationship between humans, the forests and the fires. The interpretive centre is also home to traveling art exhibits, picnic areas and bilingual tours. Take an aerial hike through a white pine forest at Forêt de l’Aigle. The pleasant walk will be led by a guide and the path through the trees varies from 6 to 20m in height.

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Mont Laurier Learn more about the town of Mont-Laurier on a walk as a guide explains the history and shows you the must see sights. The tours are available in July and August. The local Exhibition Hall has a range of art on display from the region. A guided tour will take you around and explain the history of the works and even the creative techniques behind them.

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Mont Tremblant Mont-Tremblant Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in Eastern North America. There are fourteen ski centres in the Laurentians, including the largest night skiing area in the world; SaintSauveur Valley. The resort is a four season destination; come here for swimming and its two golf courses in the summer. Throughout the year there are plenty of events on offer, from a jazz festival to a bike race through the mountain. Mirabel Learn more about apple picking or pick your own apples at Verger du Ruisseau. The orchard offers apple juice tasting and educational days.

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Intermiel offers a glimpse into the world of bees. Take a tour of the facilities and sample meads or other honey products. There is also a mini farm and picnic areas on the premises. Hundred year old sugar shack Domaine Magaline takes their visitors to the shack by sleigh or horsedrawn wagon, depending on the season. There is also a guided tour provided. Parc Régional Bois de Belle Rivière is a beautiful park that offers a range of activities. Look out for the 132 bird species while bird watching or spend the day on the lake. Horticulturalist Ronald Leduc designed the gardens and the forest. On Sundays in the spring, visit the sugar shack Sucretie d’Antan located in the park. Saint-Eustache Explore the southern area of the Laurentians by way of the La Vagabonde bike route. The route, 20km (12.5mi) paved trail between Saint-Eustache and Oka Provincial Park, takes you through orchards, hills and several small quaint towns. Parc National d’Oka is full of history, as you travel the path of the Calvaire d’Oka. The park is located not far from the Montréal area and offers a variety of educational and recreational activities. Tel: 1 800 665 6527 • www.sepaq.com/pg/okalen

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Rouyn-Noranda La Maison Dumulon is the first house ever built in the city of Rouyn-Noranda. The historical site that includes a general store, post office and the Dumulon family home, offers various events throughout the year. Take a tour of the general store or come to see a theatre play in the summer. Val-d’Or Val-d’Or stands for ‘Valley of Gold’, after gold was discovered in the area in 1923. Here you find an opportunity to descent to more than 300 feet in an old gold mine at The City of Gold. Step into the footsteps of a miner through the process of collecting the gold. Underground you will see dynamiting and techniques of drilling. Also take the opportunity to walk around the mining Village of Bourlamaque, built for the miners in 1935. Amos Centre d’exposition d’Amos focuses on visual art. It often hosts temporary expositions of artists from the region and the rest of Québec. Be sure to visit the interactive permanent exhibition that lets you explore 10,000 years of art.

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northern Nowhere is the wild expansive wilderness of the Canadian north more impressive than in Northern Québec. As far as they eye can see, tundra stretches on into the expanse, broken by small Inuit communities and some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the country. The wildlife reserves, thundering rivers and boreal forests of the Baie-James territory stand side by side with hydroelectric plants and gold, silver, copper and zinc mines. As well, more than 12,000 Cree call the Baie-James area home, and the village of Ouje Bougoumou is one of only 50 villages recognized by the United Nations for blending modern life and Native tradition. For those who crave a true northern experience, Nunavik’s 500,000 square km is sure to challenge. Accessible only by airplane, this area is best explored in winter when the frozen tundra lends itself to travel by snowmobile. Tour guides are available to lead explorers who want to venture out and sample the exceptional fishing or catch

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Chisasibi Each summer the pow-wow at Chisasibi draws people from everywhere to experience the culture of the Cree. A tradition pow-wow is held with special dancers and guests to celebrate the tradition way of life. Even if you won’t be there for the pow-wow, the village offers an opportunity to experience the Cree way of life. Sleep in a teepee for example. The Spillway, also known as The Staircase for Giants, is part of the Robert-Bourassa Hydroelectric Generating Station on the La Grande River. The Robert Bourassa is the largest underground powerhouse in the world. The fourhour guided tour covers a 25km (15mi) route and includes a bus ride, a drive along the edge of the 53-storey dam and going underground through a tunnel two thirds of a mile long. Coming to an end in Raddison is James Bay Road. This 381km (238mi) long road is the longest service-free stretch of road in Canada and begins in Matagami. The road travels along the taiga landscape and crosses some big rivers. A sight not to be missed along this route are the rapids of the Rupert River. Nemaska North from Nemaska, the smallest Cree village in the region, you enter the largest wildlife reserve in Québec-The Albanel, Mistissini and Waconichi

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Lakes. Lake Mistissini is Québec’s biggest freshwater lake and as large as an interior sea. The diversity of fish species will appeal to enthusiasts, who can catch lake trout, brook trout and walleye all in the same lake. Visitors are required to register with SEPAQ for all activities in the reserve. Chibougamau Housed in the heart of a mountain, you’ll find the Mining Discovery Centre amidst the remains of old Bruneau Mine. A tour will take you through the evolution of mines throughout the ages and show you the work of miners. A sound and light show will take you back to the beginning of life on earth. Tel: 418 748 4209 www.jamesbay-travelguide.com/the-south/miningdiscovery-centre The Village of Mistissini is one of the largest Cree villages in Northern Québec. With an extensive history of trade, the village was also once known as Baie-de-Poste. Mistissini’s name originates from the Cree term “Big Rock”. The village is positioned next to Lake Mistissini, making it ideal for an exciting fishing excursion. Outdoor adventurers are sure to enjoy visiting this community! The Cree community of Waswanipi has a population of approximately 1200, and derives its name from the Cree term for “light waters”. Located along a river junction, Waswanipi has historically been noted for natural resource development. Annually the community celebrates Chiiwetaau or “going home”, a celebration of the community’s past.

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Aupaluk This small Inuit village has a population of under a 160 people, presenting an opportunity for visitors to easily make contact with the Inuit people who can accompany travelers wishing to discover the area and seeing the wildlife in the area. Here are the largest herds of caribou ever recorded. Close to a million Caribous make their annual autumn migration, a sight unmatched in the world. Around the village the landscape is flat and ideal for hiking excursions, which include magnificent views over the tundra and Ungava Bay.

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Kangiqsujuaq The village of Kangiqsujuaq, once the site of the Hudson’s Bay Company and Révillon Frères trading posts at the beginning of the 20th century, lies in a valley surrounded by grand mountains and a landscape of stunning beauty. Stay and see how the local Inuit harvest their mussels in the winter. During low tide, they pierce holes in the sea ice, dropping themselves down to collect the seafood delicacy. Pingualuit Crater is a basin of water, located about 88km (55mi) from Kangiqsujuaq, and was created by a meteor 1.4 million years ago. The 3.4km (2.1mi) diameter crater rises 160m above the surrounding tundra and is 400m deep. It contains some of the purest water in the world. In 1999 the crater was renamed “Pingualuit”, which means “where the land rises” in the local Inuit language.

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Québec advertisers and their details at a glance. These suppliers and others can be found in the Directory of Suppliers.

Number of Rooms

Rooms with 2 beds

Restaurant

Hôtel Les Mouettes

43

29



Hôtel Lévesque et Centre des congrès

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Motel Chandler

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Pourvoirie Motel Restigouche

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Baggage Handling

Coach Parking

Comp. Policy

Deposit Required

Indoor Pool

Outdoor Pool

Fitness Room

Laundry Facilities

Welcome Reception

Air Conditioning

Wheelchair Access

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QUÉBEC CITY & AREA



Auberge du Littoral

37

23

Hôtel & Suites Normandin

142

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Hôtel Baie-Saint-Paul

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Hôtel Tadoussac

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Hôtel-Pavillions-Le Petit Manoir du Casino

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Québec City Tourism: Hôtel de Glace

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SOUTHERN QUÉBEC Auberge Godefroy

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Hôtel Le Président

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Motel Blanchet

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Quality Inn & Suites Lévis

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NORTH-CENTRAL QUÉBEC Delta Trois-Rivières Hôtel et Centre des Congres

159

70

Hôtel Charlemagne

36

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Tourism Lanaudière: Auberge du Lac Taureau et ses Condos



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Tourism Lanaudière: Auberge Le Cabanon

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Tourism Lanaudière: Auberge Val Saint-Côme

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Tourism Lanaudière: Manoir des Laurentides

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Crowne Plaza Montréal Airport

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Montreal

161

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Hôtel Auberge Universel Montréal

230

165



Hôtel Châteauneuf Laval

70

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Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa Montréal

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Marriott Château Champlain

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Radisson Hotel Laval Montréal

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Min # for Group Rates

Coach Parking

Comp. Policy

Food & Beverage

Gift Shop

Reservations Required

Seasonal Business

Wheelchair Access

QUÉBEC CITY & AREA L’Observatoire de la Capitale Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

Plains of Abraham (National Battlefields Commission)

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Maison du Granit

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Musée de l’Auto Ancienne de Richmond Parc Historique de la Poudrière de Windsor Parc National du Mont-Mégantic-ASTROLab

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Cabane à Pierre



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MONTRÉAL & AREA Sucrerie de la Montagne



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Les Douceurs d’Aurélie

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Maison Saint-Gabriel Museum & Historic Site

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Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada

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Monterégie’s Museums Montérégie’s Museums Network Montérégie’s Museums: Maison nationale des Patriotes

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Montérégie’s Museums: Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum

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Montréal Botanical Garden & Insectarium







Musée du Fort Saint-Jean







Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal



2hr

Montréal Biodôme

Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum/NotreDame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel



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Musée d’Art de Joliette







WESTERN QUÉBEC Canadian Museum of Civilization Canadian Museum of Nature Canadian War Museum

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National Arts Centre

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National Gallery of Canada

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Casino de Lac-Leamy

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Showtime Ferme Rouge Restaurant

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Le Québec Maritime HÔTEL LES MOUETTES For BUSINESS...or PLEASURE! Only a few minutes from the magnificent bay of Sept-Îles and ideally located in the heart of downtown, Hôtel Les Mouettes is your assured resting spot... whether you are here for business or for pleasure ! In our secure establishment, we have 43 welcoming, highly functional and fully equipped rooms at your disposal allowing you to freely devote your time to professional and/or personal pursuits. Welcome !

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Mme Élizabeth Blais 842, boul. Laure, Sept-Iles, QC, G4R 1Y7 Tel: 418-962-9427 • 1-877-962-9427 Fax: 418-962-9424 hotellesmouettes@globetrotter.net www.hotellesmouettes.com

HÔTEL LÉVESQUE ET CENTRE DES CONGRÈS Hôtel Levesque is a business and resort hotel and health spa complex in Rivière-du-Loup. You'll love our comfortable accommodations, fine dining with a regional flair, health spa, hushed atmosphere and beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the magnificent St. Lawrence River. Renowned for quality reception, dining and services, expect attentive care from our award-winning staff. Michel Blanchet 171, rue Fraser, Rivière-du-Loup, QC, G5R 1E2 Tel: 418-862-6927 • 1-800-463-1236 Fax: 418-867-5385 adm@hotellevesque.com www.hotellevesque.com

MOTEL CHANDLER Come experience our friendly hospitality! We offer 30 air-conditioned rooms with high speed internet, cable TV, phone and 4 piece bathrooms, equipped with infra-red lights & hairdryers. Licensed restaurant specializing in Canadian, Italian and Greek meals, seafood and healthy breakfasts. Group menu available upon request. 3 meeting rooms to sit 8-100. Coach parking, complimentary policy for driver & escort & baggage handling. Bienvenue chez-vous!

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Maxime Huard 515 Daignault Street, Chandler, QC, G0C 1K0 Tel: 418-689-4444 • 1-800-637-9444 Fax: 418-689-5544 motelchandler@globetrotter.net www.bonjourquebec.com

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POURVOIRIE MOTEL RESTIGOUCHE Lodge located on riverfront at junction of world prestigious Restigouche and Matapedia River, offering rooms with full bathroom, a fine restaurant, wireless connection in all rooms, on the Appalachian Trail, fishing and hunting. Three generations of the Dubé family have been serving tourists since 1906 in a world class lodge.

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Pete Dube 5 des Saumons, Matapedia, QC, G0J 1V0 Tel: 418-865-2155 • 1-877-865-2848 Fax: 418-865-2848 info@matapedia.com • www.matapedia.com

Montréal & Area CLARION HÔTEL & SUITES DOWNTOWN The Clarion Hotel & Suites is the largest 4 star all suites Hotel in Montreal Downtown. Our 266 suites come with a fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Our large suites will provide you the best comfort at an affordable price. Located in the heart of the many museums and entertainment centers, and within easy walking distance or subway distance of all leisure and recreational facilities. Guest's room accommodations offer sensational views of the city or the Mount-Royal.

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Sylvie Lecouteur 2100 Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3H 1K6 Tel: 514-931-8861 • 1-800-361-7191 Fax: 514-931-7726 reserve@clarionmontreal.com www.choicehotels.ca • www.choicehotels.ca/hotels/hotel?hotel=CN703

CROWNE PLAZA MONTRÉAL AIRPORT The NEW Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport distinguishes itself with its upscale décor & personalized service. We invite you to experience our Hospitality Promise, creative cuisine & luxury amenities. Located only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Montreal & in close proximity to major sporting venues, movie theaters & shopping. We offer the ideal location for all events; Business Functions, Weddings, Corporate Cocktails, BBQ’s & Pool Parties Karla Ayala 6600 Côte de Liesse, Montreal, QC, H4T 1E3 Tel: 514-344-1999 • 1-877-344-1999 Fax: 514-344-6720 cpreservations@rosdevhotels.com www.crowneplaza.com/montrealarpt


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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES MONTREAL Located Downtown Montreal, Holiday Inn Express Montreal offers rooms all equipped with kitchenette. Walking distance from major Montreal's attraction, Holiday Inn Express also offers Hot Breakfast Buffet, local call, 1-800 and Internet connection complimentary. Motorcoach parking is available at approximately five minutes from the property. Baggage handling is available at low cost but not mandatory. All our rooms are queen size bed including the rooms with 2 beds. Stay Smart with Holiday Inn Express Downtown Montreal.

HÔTEL AUBERGE UNIVERSEL MONTRÉAL

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Eugenio A. Nicita 5000 Sherbrooke est, Montréal, QC, H1V 1A1 Tel: 514-253-3365 • 1-800-567-0223 Fax: 514-253-9958 info@auberge-universel.com www.auberge-universel.com

Sylvie Morin 1, Place du Canada, Montreal, QC, H3B 4C9 Tel: 514-878-9000 ext# 268 • 1-800-200-5909 Fax: 514-878-6777 smorin@chateauchamplain.com www.montrealmarriottchateauchamplain.com

RADISSON HÔTEL LAVAL MONTRÉAL Radisson Hotel Laval-Montreal is a 4 star hotel with 175 guestrooms "Sleep Number Beds" accessible to & from downtown Montreal & Trudeau Int'l Airpot. Next to Space Camp Canada, Skyventure Laval Montreal & Carrefour Laval, the region's largest shopping mall. Hotel features 2 restaurants, indoor heated pool, business center, and 5 banquet/ meeting rooms for up to 400 guests.

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AAA approved, 4 star, entirely smoke-free hotel with 230 spacious, clean and well equipped rooms and suites on 7 floors all with indoor corridors. 2 heated pools (Indoor & outdoor) with sauna and Jacuzzi. Free Wi-Fi for all our guests. Fine dining in our full service restaurant with buffet full hot & cold breakfast, 2 adjacent halls for group meals and free and ample parking for coach or vehicles.

In a convenient location in the center of Montréal, the Four-Diamond Marriott Château Champlain majestically rises 36 floors above Dorchester Square. Travelers enjoy free wireless hi-speed Internet. Our property offers 25 meeting rooms, some on the penthouse level and the one-of-a-kind Caf’Conc banquet room. Designated a landmark by Heritage Montréal, the hotel is located within walking distance from the Old Montréal, Palais des congrès, shopping, restaurants, nightlife and Montréal’s captivating atmosphere of joie de vivre.

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Gessée Chartré 155 René-Lévesque East blvd, Montréal, QC, H2X 3Z8 Tel: 514-448-7100 • 1-866-398-7100 Fax: 514-448-7101 info@hiemontreal.com • www.hiemontreal.com

MARRIOTT CHÂTEAU CHAMPLAIN

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Joanne Gentile 2900 boul.Le Carrefour, Laval, QC, H7T 2K9 Tel: 450-682-9000 • 1-800-333-3333 (Canada & USA) 1-888-333-3140 (Quebec) Fax: 450-687-6616 info@radissonhotellaval.com www.radisson.com/lavalca

HÔTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF LAVAL The Châteauneuf Laval Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, minutes away from the Carrefour Laval shopping mall (the largest one in Quebec, Laval businesses, restaurants, sports activities and easily accessible to downtown Montreal, the beautiful Laurentian Mountains, and much more. Hotel guests with appreciate our indoor pool, restaurant and our sunny atrium. For business meetings to elegant wedding receptions, our event planners can help you. Make your online reservation today and start saving now! Mrs. Nina Prieur 3655 Aut. Des Laurentides, Laval, QC, H7L 3H7 Tel: 450-681-9000 • 1-800-605-5115 Fax: 450-681-2501 info@chateauneuflaval.com www.chateauneuflaval.com

LE NOUVEL HÔTEL AND SPA Le Nouvel Hôtel & Spa is ideally located in the heart of downtown’s business quarter. It is minutes from the famous Bell Center and trendy Crescent and Mountain streets. We offer 126 very spacious bedrooms, 45 very well appointed studios equipped kitchen are and 5 beautidully decorated suites. Enjoy innovative comfort food at l’Entracte. Spa services on site. Our meeting rooms, totalling 5,000 sq. feet, are well appreciated for their flexibility and natural lighting. Michelle Elfassy – Director of Sales & Marketing 1740 René Lévesque West, Montreal, QC, H3H 1R3 Tel: 514-931-8841 • 1-800-363-6063 Fax: 514-931-5581 info@lenouvelhotel.com www.lenouvelhotel.com

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North-Central Québec DELTA TROIS-RIVIÈRES HÔTEL ET CENTRE DES CONGRES

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A charming full service urban hotel distinguished by the quality of its services and warmth of its welcome. Whether for a holiday, a little relaxation or a discovery tour, the Delta hotel, located just beside the St. Lawrence River in the heart of the lively city of Trois-Rivières, will see to your every need. Anne Panneton, Tour Coordinator 1620, Notre-Dame Centre, Trois-Rivières, QC, G9A 6E5 Tel: 819-376-1991 • 1-800-268-1133 Fax: 819-372-5975 apanneton@deltahotels.com www.deltatroisrivieres.com

HÔTEL CHARLEMAGNE Located at the crossing of highways 640 and 40, just east of Montreal, this is the ideal hotel to benefit from the exciting metropolitan life at a fraction of the downtown Montreal rates. We offer impeccable modern décor rooms and 3 well appointed meeting rooms. Free high speed Internet (WI-FI), wide screen Cable TV with Movie Network, and free parking. On site professional massage therapy & more at the Centre Phanère. Annual favorite for sports teams and corporate business. Alain Bérubé 115 Chopin Street, Suite 106, Charlemagne, QC, J5Z 4P8 Tel: 450-582-5933 • 1-888-430-4641 Fax: 450-585-4012 info@hotel-charlemagne.com www.hotel-charlemagne.com

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: AUBERGE DU LAC TAUREAU ET SES CONDOS Located 2-hour drive from Montréal, Lac Taureau is an inspiring unique setting. The Auberge du Lac Taureau and its condos with its large, attractive log structure, provide country charm in a 4star facility nestled deep in the forest. The resort offers a surprising variety of activities, such as a spa, winter sports, biking, hiking and an amazing fine cuisine. Our resort proposes regular bedroom as well as deluxe condos. Benjamin Vallée 1200, Baie du Milieu, St Michel des Saints, QC, J0K 3B0 Tel: 450-833-1919 • 1-877-822-2623 Fax: 450-833-1870 info@lactaureau.com

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: AUBERGE LE CABANON Enjoy a magnificent stay at Le Cabanon. Located on the shores of Lake Stanislas, Le Cabanon offers various packages of all kind for every season. You will find animation for day and evening as well as a range of outside and inside games. Our inside swimming pool, sandy beach, charming site and our cordial welcome will be a small part of your unforgettable stay with us. Looking for intense adventure, you will find some ATV and snowmobile trail close by. Diane or Isabelle Haineault 1590, Chemin du Lac Saint-Stanislas, Saint-Zénon, QC, J0K 3N0 Tel: 450-884-5762 Fax: 450-884-5301 auberge@xplornet.com www.aubergelecabanon.com

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: AUBERGE VAL SAINT-CÔME Live and enjoy life to the fullest! Multiple Awards winner, our inn is located in the heart of the Val Saint-Côme ski resort and minutes from the famed National Walking Trail where you can enjoy walking and snowshoeing. Take advantage of our ski-in ski-out direct access from the Auberge to the ski trails. With its enchanting view of the mountain, our dining room offers a wonderful ambiance in which to appreciate our gastronomy.

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Monique Tremblay 200 rue de l’Auberge, Saint-Côme, QC, J0K 2B0 Tel: 450 883-0655 • 1-877-778-2663 Fax: 450-883-0131 info@aubergevalsaintcome.com www.aubergevalsaintcome.com

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: MANOIR DES LAURENTIDES Hotel & Cond’Eautels du Manoir des Laurentides is located on the scenic shores of lake Archambault & in the heart of Saint-Donat village. Competent staff, dining experience and relaxed atmosphere! Well-planned, value packages from one to several nights: golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, cruises, evening shows and much more. Enjoy the family atmosphere in the main lodge or treat yourselves to one of the 28 luxurious condos, classified four stars and accommodating up to 7 guests.We have been an authority on group tours for more than 25 years. Just 90 minutes from Montréal and 35 minutes from Mont-Tremblant. Madeleine Charbonneau 290, Principale, Saint-Donat, QC, J0T 2C0 Tel: 819 424-2121 • 1-800-567-6717 Fax: 819-424-2621 marketing@manoirdeslaurentides.com www.manoirdeslaurentides.com

Québec City & Area AUBERGE DU LITTORAL Our Inn is situated in a lovely victorian place only 5 minutes from Old Québec City, Montmorency Falls, Orléans Island and more than 10 restaurants. Free parking for autocar available upon request; Café in the lobby; Outdoor swimming pool; Bicycle path; Free high speed wireless Internet in room; All rooms have been renovated or built between 2005 and 2008; Massage center; House/Chalet to rent for long term (maximum occupancy: 11 people); Family business, family atmosphere! Ask more details about our driver free night policy!

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Jonathan Hamel 910, boul. Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC, G1E 3M3 Tel: 418-661-6901; 1-877-661-6901 Fax: 418-661-1075 jonathan.hamel@aubergedulittoral.com www.aubergedulittoral.com www.maisondulittoral.com

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HÔTEL & SUITES NORMANDIN The Hotel & Suites Normandin, the best Hotel Value in Quebec's Capital, is ideally located near downtown. Easy access in less than 10 minutes to Old Quebec. The hotel features: 142 modern, spacious, comfortable rooms and suites in an inviting décor. Complimentary in-room wireless internet service, compact refrigerators, remote control colour TV, clock radios, hairdryers, free local calls, fitness centre. Great value expanded continental breakfast included in our rate. Complimentary on-site motorcoach parking.

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Dominic Tremblay 911 Boulevard Monseigneur de Laval, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, G3Z 1A1 Tel: 418-435-3683 • 1-800-650-3683 Fax: 418-435-5652 hbsp.dominic@bellnet.ca www.hotelbaiestpaul.com

HÔTEL TADOUSSAC This prestigious and renowned seasonal destination is located in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. This hotel offers 149 cozy rooms with panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River or breathtaking gardens. Our three restaurants await you for a memorable culinary experience. Enjoy a variety of services; Health Spa, exterior pool and bar with entertainment to further appreciate your stay. At less than 5 minutes away: whale watching excursions, trails and museums.

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Véronique Gaudreault 165 rue Bord de l'Eau, Tadoussac, QC, G0T 2A0 Tel: 418-235-4421 • 1-800-561-0718 Fax: 418-235-4607 info.hoteltadoussac@silverbirchhotels.com www.hoteltadoussac.com

HÔTEL-PAVILLONS-LE PETIT MANOIR DU CASINO Located in an enchanting and unique location, the Pavillons du Petit Manoir du Casino offers luxury and comes with an exceptional view. Parking for touring buses, welcome services, easy access for persons with mobility impairments, baggage handling services, elevators, pool and whirlpools, a staircase leading to the Casino: these are but a few of the services available at the Pavillons. All our room units include a kitchenette, an electric fireplace, a therapeutic bath and a private balcony. Many of the units also offer a breath-taking and unobstructed view of the St. Lawrence River and the Manoir Richelieu.

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Caroline Plante 75 des Villas, La Malbaie, QC, G5A 2B9 Tel: 418-665-0000 • 1-800-618-2112 Fax: 418-665-4092 petitman@videotron.ca www.petitmanoirducasino.ca

Marie-Ève Laganière 143, route Duchesnay Pavillon La Régie, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC, G0A 3M0 Tel: 418-875-4522, ext. 101 • 1-877-505-0423 Fax: 418-875-2833 melaganiere@hoteldeglace-canada.com www.hoteldeglace-canada.com

Southern Québec AUBERGE GODEFROY Renowned for the professionalism of its staff, Auberge Godefroy welcomes its guests with warmth, personal attention and courtesy. Whether you are looking for the ideal place to spend a holiday vacation or searching for the best accommodation for your business gatherings, you will be our privileged guest. Let us fulfill your wishes. Espace Aqua-Détente opened all year round with indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, sauna, Amerispa Health Centre, Golf Club, Bikeway, footpath, other on-site activities.

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The hotel complex has everything to make your day as satisfying as possible: restaurant, bar, fireplace, exercise center, interior snowmobile parking, a massage service to help you relax after a day of fresh air, amenities for groups and seniors—it’s all here! In addition, Hôtel Baie-SaintPaul lets you enjoy the unique atmosphere of downtown Baie-Saint-Paul any time you like. Stroll down Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

An unforgettable experience in magical, fairytale surroundings, North America’s only ice hotel is located only 30 minutes west the city. The Hôtel de Glace opens its doors from January 4th to April 4th, 2010 with brand new decors. The Hotel has 36 rooms and suites, an Ice Café, an ice chapel, the art gallery and the Ice Bar where you can enjoy a cocktail in one of our famous ice glasses.www.hoteldeglace-canada.com

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Carole Bélanger 4700 boul. Pierre-Bertrand, Québec City, QC, G2J 1A4 Tel: 418-622-1611 • 1-800-463-6721 Fax: 418-622-9277 info@hotelnormandin.com www.hotelnormandin.com

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Francine Bouffard 17575 boul.Bécancour, Bécancour, QC, G9H 1S5 Tel: 819-233-2200 • 1-888-422-1620 Fax: 819-233-2288 fbouffard@aubergegodefroy.com www.aubergegodefroy.com

HÔTEL LE GRANBYEN Experience a warm unforgettable stay, be it for leisure or business, in the midst of the best bistros and restaurants. Benefit from our cost effective packages to the Zoo/Amazoo de Granby, Arbre Sutton, Aquaparc Bromont, or for musical and comedy shows. Try kayaking at the Yamaska National Park or cycling the Granby-Bromont Bicycle Trail or perhaps even visit the Lac Boivin Nature Interpretation Centre. 6 meeting rooms, restaurant, bar, 2 outdoor heated pools, and ample parking. Fernand Dubé 700, rue Principale, Granby, QC, J2G 2Y4 Tel: 450-378-8406; 1-800-267-8406 Fax: 450-378-2214 info@legranbyen.com • www.legranbyen.com

HÔTEL LE PRÉSIDENT Hôtel Le Président is the ideal location for your next stay in Sherbrooke. With its 117 comfortable guest rooms and a selection of conference/dining halls, our hotel can easily accommodate either individuals or groups. Take advantage of our relaxing amenities: we feature a large indoor swimming pool plus a rejuvenating whirlpool. Right at the junction of the city’s major highways and traffic arteries, the hotel is located only minutes away from services and attractions.

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Eric Faust 3535 rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke, QC, J1L1P8 Tel: 819-563-2941 • 1-800-363-2941 Fax: 819-563-5329 groupes@hotel-le-president.com www.hotel-le-president.com

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Right by the Trans-Canada Highway yet, you can't see it or hear it. A few minutes away from Drummondville's downtown and commercial malls yet, a view on a charming lake, fields and forests. Right on snowmobile trails with a secured shelter for motorized vehicles. With a family restaurant open ‘round the clock, a warm and welcoming bar with fireplace, dream suites and quality rooms, Motel Blanchet, recently expanded and renovated, is the very best value for your stay in the Heart of Quebec. 225, boul. St-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville, QC, J2E 1A9 Tel: 819 477-0222 • 1-800-567-3823 Fax: 819-478-8706 info@motelblanchet.com www.motelblanchet.com

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QUALITY INN & SUITES LÉVIS The hotel Quality Inn and Suites Levis has 96 beautifully decorated rooms ready for you to sit back and relax in a 100% smoke free atmosphere. Amenities; Healthy breakfast, buffet, Flat screen 32" LCD television, Téléviseur 32" à 37", High Speed Internet (Wireless or not), MP3 Alarm Clock Radio, Refrigerator, Two Queen size beds (view on the countryside and the city), Corner room with two Queen size beds and two windows, and a King size bed. Kamini Kumar Ghirra 5800 rue des Arpents, Levis, QC G6V OB5 Tel: 418-833-1212 • 1-866-955-7733 Fax: 418-833-6936 info@qualityinnlevis.com www.qualityinnlevis.com

Western Québec RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL MANOIR DU CASINO Facing the Casino du Lac Leamy, located in the National Capital Region, our 4 star property offers 174 guestrooms with a double air jet bathtub, electrical fireplace. Enjoy our 260- seat steakhouse Le Bifthèque, a complete interior SPA with exercise room and Health and Beauty Center. 5 minutes from: Downtown Ottawa, Byward Market, Rideau Canal, Museums, Steam Train & shopping centers. Free motor coach parking.

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Anne Rainville 75 d'Edmonton Street, Gatineau, QC, J8Y 6W9 Tel: 819-777-7538 • 1-800-296-9046 Fax: 819-777-6473 groupes@ramadaplaza-gatineau.com www.ramadaplaza-casino.com

attractions Montréal & Area MAISON SAINT-GABRIEL MUSEUM & HISTORIC SITE This magnificent three-hundred-year-old house is one of the most beautiful examples of traditional Quebec architecture. Converted into a museum in 1966, Maison Saint-Gabriel showcases various aspects of rural life in the 17th century and the extraordinary experience of the King’s Wards. Visit both the temporary exhibition in the 19th-century stone barn and the garden, which has been recreated in the spirit of New France. 2146, place Dublin, Montréal, QC, H3K 2A2 Tel: 514-935-8136 msgrcip@globetrotter.net www.maisonsaint-gabriel.qc.ca

MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS MUSEUM/ NOTRE-DAME-DE-BONSECOURS CHAPEL Among the most visited in Montreal, this history museum and this splendid chapel offer countless attractions. The exhibition rooms, the tomb of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys and the archaeological site containing some of the city’s oldest remains will propel you into more than 2000 years of history. Finally, do not miss the tower with its outstanding view of Old Montreal or the temporary exhibit Ultreia! Onward, pilgrim an extraordinary journey telling of fascinating quests. Chilandre Patry 400, rue Saint-Paul Est, Montréal, QC, H2Y 1H4 Tel: 514-282-8670 Fax: 514-282-8672 info@marguerite-bourgeoys.com www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com

MONTÉRÉGIE’S MUSEUMS: EXPORAIL, THE CANADIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum Enter a world of giants! Discover the most important railway collection in Canada at Exporail, one of the top-ten museums in the world. More than 160 railway vehicles, 2 stations, a turntable and many model trains. During summer time till October, take a ride aboard our vintage streetcar and miniature railway. Don't miss the What’s In the Box – Recent acquisitions in perspective exhibit (Until April 11, 2010). Service bilingue. 110, St-Pierre, Saint-Constant, QC, J5A 1G7 Tel: 450-638-1522 #231 Fax: 450-638-1583 maurice.binette@exporail.org www.exporail.org

MONTÉRÉGIE’S MUSEUMS: MAISON NATIONALE DES PATRIOTES This interpretation center is located in a beautiful village, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, near the Richelieu River. Housed in 1809 by Jean Baptiste Mâsse, The Maison nationale des Patriotes (national House of Patriots) is one of the architectural jewel of Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu. Inside of our interpretation centre, you will discover one of the most important part of Quebec’s history: the rebellions of 1837-1838. Our guides in period costumes will help you understand the amazing history of the daily life in Lower-Canada and the main causes of the rebellions. Many activities and events are available (see the website). Groups must reserve at all times.The schedule is subject to change (see the website: www.mndp.qc.ca) Admission fee. Cristine Devey 610 chemin des Patriotes, Saint-Denis-surRichelieu, QC, J0H 1K0 Tel: 450-787-3623 Fax: 450-787-9980 maison.patriotes@qc.aira.com www.mndp.qc.ca

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FORT LENNOX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA

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Discover the events that forged the history of Isle aux Noix, an island located in the middle of the Richelieu river. Take the ferry and journey back in time. You’re sure to be enchanted! At the Officers’ Mess Discover the social life of the British officers in garrison at Fort Lennox. Become a member of the Mess and learn about their leisure activities while sampling some sweetnesses of the first third of the 19th century. Annick Guerin/Louis Philippe Lord 1, 61st Avenue, Saint-Paul-de-l'île-aux-Noix, QC, J0J 1G0 Tel: 450-291-5700 • 1-888-773-8888 Fax: 450-291-4389 annick.guerin@pc.gc.ca louis-philippe.lord@pc.gc.ca www.pc.gc.ca

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LES DOUCEURS D’AURÉLIE NEW ATTRACTION… Come and see our artisan soap factory where you can see all the making of and know the history of the soap. Our speciality: soaps with goat and sheep milk. A natural alternative for some who have problems with eczema, sensitive skin, athlete’s foot or just a very natural one for baby. More products like milk bath, moisturizing balm, dry oil, solid perfume and soaps… Beautiful, in the boutique you can smell and try. Lise Tanquay 1320, rang Double (Principale St.), Rougemont, QC, J0L 1M0 Tel: 450-469-2340 Fax: 450-772-7210 lise@aureliesavonnerie.com www.aureliesavonnerie.com

LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL Les Grands Ballets offers your group an opportunity to experience works that are emotional, delirious, passionate, enticing and decidedly contemporary. Take a look at our 2009-2010 season which features Les Grands’ greatest successes of the past decade. It’s the power, drama and athleticism of our fantastic dancers. It’s striking moments of passion, humor, and romance, which nourish our minds and spirits. See Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Sylphid, Jiri Kylian Evening and Minus One. Jean-Philippe Alepins 4816, Rivard Street, Montreal, QC, H2J 2N6 Tel: 514-849-0269; 1-877-849-0269 Fax: 514-849-0098 jalepins@grandsballets.com www.grandsballets.com

MONTÉRÉGIE’S MUSEUMS: MONTMUSÉ, MONTÉRÉGIE MUSEUMS NETWORK A great way to learn about the Montérégie’s region is to visit one of the 17 Montmusée museums. Interested in history and archaeology? Visit Droulers Archaeological Site, Musée du Haut-Richelieu, Missisquoi Museum, Pointe-du-Buisson Archaeological Complex, Musée des Deux-Rives, Maison LePailleur or Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Technology and sciences? Biophare, Électrium, Exporail or Muséobus. Art? Expression, La Maison Amérindienne, Musée du costume et du textile du Québec, Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint- Hilaire or Plein sud. Joanne Watkins 621, chemin des Patriotes Nord, Mont-SaintHilaire, QC, J3H 3H7 Tel: 450-464-1727 Fax: 450-464-1727 info@museesmonteregie.com www.museesmonteregie.com

MONTREAL BIÔDOME Come immerse yourself in four ecosystems, home to over, 4,800 animals from 230 different species and 750 plant species, all under one roof. Experienced nature interpreters accompany you on your expedition through the Americas:the Tropical Forest, lush, hot and humid; the Laurentian Forest, whose colours and rhythms change with the seasons; the impressive St. Lawrence Marine ecosystem, and finally the Polar World with the Arctic and Antarctic side by side. 4777 Pierre-De Coubertin, Montréal, QC, H1V 1B3 Tel: 514-868-3000 Fax: 514-868-3065 www.museumsnature.ca www.biodome.qc.ca

MONTRÉAL BOTANICAL GARDEN & INSECTARIUM A popular oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the world’s largest and finest. Its extensive collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses and some thirty thematic gardens make it an exceptionally beautiful attraction. Located on the same site, don’t miss the Insectarium, considered the leading museum devoted to insects in North America and home to some 160,000 living and naturalized insect specimens. 4101 Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal, QC, H1X 2B2 Tel: 514-872-1400 Fax: 514-872-4917 www.museumsnature.ca

MUSÉE DU FORT SAINT-JEAN Discover over 340 years of military history at the RMC of Saint-Jean, a site that witnessed the march of the Amerindiens, French and British troops, American revolutionaries and many Canadian units. It is, with Québec city, the only site in Québec that has known non-stop military occupation since the French Regime. The exhibition includes maps, models, uniforms, weapons and artefacts and an outside tour allows you to discover vestiges of the remparts and 1839 fort. Eric Ruel 15, rue Jacques-Cartier Nord, Saint-Jean-surRichelieu, QC, J3B 8R8 Tel: 450-358- 6500 ex 5769 Fax: 450-741-3126 info@museedufortsaintjean.ca www.museedufortsaintjean.ca

SUCRERIE DE LA MONTAGNE Official Québec Heritage Site founded over 30 years ago, this typical sugar shack on 20 acres offers visitors a true authentic incursion into the past all year round. Recognized for respecting Québec traditions through typical activities such as horse drawn sleigh rides, sugar house, all youcan-eat feast, live traditional singing & dancing, taffy on the snow, general store. Accessible to people with disabilities. 3 authentic ambience reception rooms for groups of 50 to 400. Jean Bellefeuille 300, rang Saint-Georges, Rigaud, QC, J0P 1P0 Tel: 450-451-0831 Fax: 450-451-0340 info@sucreriedelamontagne.com www.sucreriedelamontagne.com

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North-Central Québec MUSÉE D'ART DE JOLIETTE

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: A RICH HERITAGE TO EXPLORE

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: GOURMAND TOURS: CHEMINS DE CAMPAGNE Experience the magnificent Lanaudiere countryside and all its regional specialties as you follow our Country Roads tours. Along the five recommended itineraries, you’ll have the opportunity to discover and savour our unique produce through the passion of its local farmers and producers. Order your copy of the Country Roads map (French only) with description of tours. Look for road signs identifying member-businesses of the Country Roads. Discover, visit and taste Lanaudiere! 3568, Church Street, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0 Tel: 450-834-2535 • 1-800-363-2788 Fax: 450-834-8100 info@lanaudiere.ca www.cheminsdecampagne.ca

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Music is in the air in Lanaudiere – you’ll feel it in the harmony of colours and the melody of the streams and rivers. It’s not surprising that the region has such a strong musical tradition, both classical and folk. In lanaudiere you’re never far from a concert or a festival. Each year, the region hosts the world-famous Festival de Lanaudiere, one of the most important classical music festivals in Canada. 3568, Church Street, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0 Tel: 450-834-2535; 1-800-363-2788 Fax: 450-834-8100 info@lanaudiere.ca www.lanaudiere.ca

The Chemin du Roy is a recognized and signposted tourist road who showcase the richness of the inheritance and the history of New-France.The Chemin du Roy offers the peaceful beauties of the Québéc’s countryside nearby the St. Lawrence river and its islands near Berthierville. The Chemin du Roy may be discovered by car or motorcycle, but it is bicycle that it reveals best it’s charm. Approved Route Verte, the Chemin du Roy offers many cycle tracks. 3568, Church Street, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0 Tel: 450-834-2535 • 1-800-363-2788 Fax: 450-834-8100 info@lanaudiere.ca • www.lanaudiere.ca

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Known for its dynamism, the Musée d'art de Joliette is the province of Québec’s largest regional art museum. It offers through its collections a breathtaking panorama of 14th century to today, older and contemporary Québec, Canada and international art. Open all year, it also proposes a varied program of temporary exhibitions and a wide choice of cultural and educational activities for audiences of all ages. 145, rue du Père-Wilfrid-Corbeil, Joliette, QC, J6E 4T4 Tel: 450-756-0311 Fax: 450-756-6511 info@museejoliette.org • www.museejoliette.org

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TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: ENERGIZE YOUR MEETINGS!

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Lanaudiere invites you to take a fresh new approach to doing business! Stretching from the St. Lawrence River to the Laurentian montains, Lanaudiere offers magnificent landscape and a rich heritage. A peaceful and beautiful backdrop to any business gathering!In Lanaudiere, you’ll find wellequipped meeting places for every need, high-quality service and a broad range of accommodations. Savour our superb cuisine, featuring the wonderful flavours of the region. Combine business with pleasure and enjoy the many local activities. 3568, Church Street, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0 Tel: 450-834-2535 • 1-800-363-2788 Fax: 450-834-8100 info@lanaudiere.ca • www.lanaudiere.ca

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: LANAUDIERE REGION

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Just a few kilometres north of Montreal, come experience the magnificent Lanaudiere. The regions holds a spectrum of features that offer the best of Quebec: wonderful scenery by the St-Lawrence River, series of country side roads that will take you through fertile green plains and valleys to discover regional specialties, and further north, the great outdoors for you to enjoy, for a day or more, with activities, outfitters and great lodging in the heart of nature. 3568, Church Street, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0 Tel: 450-834-2535; 1-800-363-2788 Fax: 450-834-8100 info@lanaudiere.ca • www.lanaudiere.ca

TOURISM LANAUDIÈRE: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN LANAUDIERE With many magnificent landscapes between St. Lawrence River and Laurentien Mountain, Lanaudiere It’s a playground for enthusiasts of nature, sports and the great outdoors!Lanaudiere is known as «the green region»: within its borders lies two-thirds of Mont-Tremblant National Park and seven regional parks. Whether you’re planning a cottage vacation, camping trip, boating, canoeing, or looking for a spa or luxury resort on a lake…the opportunities abound in our region. 3568, Church Street, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0 Tel: 450-834-2535; 1 800 363-2788 Fax: 450-834-8100 info@lanaudiere.ca • www.lanaudiere.ca

Québec City & Area L'OBSERVATOIRE DE LA CAPITALE Your first stop in Québec Observatoire de la Capitale is Québec City’s highest lookout point. It offers visitors breathtaking panoramas from 221 m above sea level in the heart of the city center. See the majestic St. Lawrence River, the stunning Laurentians, and Old Québec. Observatoire de la Capitale also offers guided tours adapted to the needs of your group, educational activities, and exhibitions. Observatoire de la Capitale—an authentic place to discover and share. Marie-Claude Grenon 1037, De La Chevrotière, 31st Floor, Québec, QC, G1R 5E9 Tel: 418-644-9841 • 1-888-497-4322 Fax: 418-644-2879 info@observatoirecapitale.org www.observatoirecapitale.org

MUSÉE NATIONAL DES BEAUX-ARTS DU QUÉBEC Located in the heart of Québec City, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec presents exhibitions featuring Québec artists, past and present, and impressive exhibitions of international art. Exceptional architecture, Café Restaurant overlooking the St.Lawrence River and free admission to the permanent collection. Services Guided tours, audioguides, group cloakroom, group menu, gift shop/bookstore, room rental for private events, tour bus parking nearby. Isabelle Rathé Parc des Champs de Bataille, Québec, QC, G1R 5H3 Tel: 418-643-2150; 1-866-220-2150 Fax: 418-528-0856 reservation.education@mnba.qc.ca www.mnba.qc.ca

PLAINS OF ABRAHAM (NATIONAL BATTLEFIELDS COMMISSION) In Quebec City, discover Canada’s first national historic park. 4 million visitors annually including 75 000 in groups. For student and adult groups: embark on a 400-year virtual journey through history and relive Quebec battles in the Odyssey multimedia exhibition; enrol as a British soldier at Martello Tower, enjoy The convict's last drink or Council of War; meet generals Wolfe and Montcalm giving their rendering of the 1759 Seven Years War battle, and much more. Group reservations: Isabelle Lussier 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue, Quebec City, QC, G1R 2L3 Tel: 418-648-5371 Fax: 418-648-3809 isabelle.lussier@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca www.theplainsofabraham.ca

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: THE IMAGE MILL 2010 It’s a must to come to Québec City to see and live the World’s biggest outdoor architectural projection : The Image Mill! This huge structure becomes the narrator that tells the roots of Québec City’s 400 years of history. The 2010 edition has lots of surprises in store! Building on their expertise with this medium, Robert Lepage and Ex Machina promise to wow audiences with even more sophisticated concepts and mind-blowing new visual effects. http://www.quebecregion.com/imagemill Martine Rochon 103 rue Dalhousie, Québec City, QC, G1K 4B9 Tel: 418-692-5323 mrochon@exmachina.qc.ca http://lacaserne.net/index2.php/tour/show/the _image_mill/

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: VILLAGE VACANCES VALCARTIER During the winter, the largest playground in North America offers 42 snow slides, including high speed section with very long steep-slopes. For the convenience and pleasure of all, Village Vacances Valcartier is equipped with 17 mechanical lifts and 5,000 inner tubes. Everyone can lace up their skates and glide along to the music down our 1-km (0.6 mile) long skating trails through the woods. Ginette Robert 1860, boul. Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-deValcartier, Québec City, QC, G0A 4S0 Tel: 418-844-2200, poste 236; 1-888-3village Fax: 418-844-1239 grobert@valcartier.com www.valcartier.com

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Southern Québec

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CABANE À PIERRE Located South of Quebec City, La Cabane à Pierre, a cedar log cabin, brings you back in time with its authentic surroundings : a stone baker's oven, a warm open-flame central fireplace and oil lamps set on pine tables. Visit the ancestral sugar shack and discover the Quebec traditions. At lunch or at dinner time, our musicians will invite you to sing, dance and "play the spoons" to the sound of traditional folk songs and music. Ginette Dulac 566, rang 2, CP 1006, Frampton, QC, G0R 1M0 Tel: 418-479-5200 • 1-888-385-5200 Fax: 418-479-5238 info@cabaneapierre.com www.cabaneapierre.com

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ÉRABLIÈRE DU CAP Sugar Shack Érablière du Cap is a family company for more than 25 years. Come to discover this tree with so delicious syrup. Opened all year round, we are able to serve the famous maple taffy on snow at any time. Guided visit, maple butter making of, tasting of the products processed on the spot without forgetting the typical French Canadian meal are some of the activities available on our site. Joannie Tardif 1925 chemin Lambert, Lévis, QC, G7A 2N4 Tel: 418-831-8647 Fax: 418-831-1960 info@erabliereducap.com www.erabliereducap.com

J. ARMAND BOMBARDIER MUSEUM The J. Armand Bombardier Museum pays tribute to Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the ingenious Quebec inventor and visionary entrepreneur who changed history through his revolutionary innovations in snow transportation. On display are several dynamic temporary exhibitions and three remarkable permanent ones. Madelaine Houde 1001, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt, QC, J0E 2L0 Tel: 450-532-5300 Fax: 450-532-2260 info@museebombardier.com www.bombardiermuseum.com

MAISON DU GRANIT Located in an old granite quarry, at 640 metres altitude on a flank of Mount Saint Sebastian, the Maison du Granit exposes and explains the rich legacy of stone carvers in the region of Lac-Drolet, Sainte-Cecile-de - Whitton and San Sebastian. Michel Fortin 301, route du Morne CP 340, Lac-Drolet, QC, G0Y 1C0 Tel: 819-549-2566 Fax: 819-549-2566 mgranit@megantic.net • www.maisondugranit.ca

MUSÉE DE L’AUTO ANCIENNE DE RICHMOND Discover the evolution of the car design through the years! The museum offers exhibits of more than 45 models that date back to the early 1900s,and more than 1500 of miniatures in various colours. This is the perfect destination for car enthusiasts. Nicole Giguère 655 rue Craig, Richmond, QC, J0B 2H0 Tel: 819-826-5775 Fax: 819-879-0404 nicole_giguere@sympatico.ca museeautorichmond.com

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MONTÉRÉGIE’S MUSEUMS: MISSISQUOI MUSEUM The Missisquoi Museum is located in the beautiful Eastern Townships along the Wine Route. The main collection featuring the United Empire Loyalists and the history of Missisquoi County is housed in the Cornell Mill and Hodge’s General Store takes the visitor back to the 1940.The Museum is open daily 10 to 5 from the end of May to mid October. There is a small admission fee and parking, picnic area and washrooms are available. « History Available – Inquire Within » Pamela Realffe 2 River St., Stanbridge East, QC, J0J 2H0 Tel: 450-248-3153 Fax: 450-248-0420 info@missisquoimuseum.ca www.missisquoimuseum.ca

PARC HISTORIQUE DE LA POUDRIÈRE DE WINDSOR SITE OF THE OLDEST BLACK POWDER MILL IN QUÉBEC! Visit our NEW PERMANENT INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION centered on the history of different types of explosives and participate in a training session at the mill given by our foreman, directly from the beginning of the 20th century (adapted for groups of all ages). For nature lovers, over five kilometres of WALKING TRAILS show off the ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES. Fees : $7.50 (1 free/20). Boutique/Terrace with bar/ Picnic areas. Alexandre Bisson 342 St-Georges, Windsor, QC, J1S 2Z5 Tel: 819-845-5284 Fax: 819-845-5615 poudriere@villedewindsor.qc.ca www.lapoudriere.qc.ca

PARC NATIONAL DU MONTMÉGANTIC-ASTROLAB You wish to organize a great group outing? Offer the infinity of the stars with a stay in a luxurious chalet in the Mégantic Region. THE PACKAGE INCLUDES: One night at the Domaine des Montagnais in one of their chalets, Continental breakfast, A day visit at the ASTROLab, Daily access to the hiking and snowshoeing trails at Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, Acces to the heated pool or skating rink at the Domaine des Montagnais. Marie-Georges Bélanger 189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois, QC, J0B 2E0 Tel: 819-888-2941 Fax: 819-888-2943 parc.mont-megantic@sepaq.com www.astrolab.qc.ca • www.domainedesmontagnais.ca

Western Québec CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION Explore 1,000 years of Canadian history as you travel through townscapes and life-sized environments, and meet some of the country’s most remarkable figures. Stroll along the boardwalk in a West Coast aboriginal village, and walk among the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles. The Museum also presents international exhibitions and houses the Children’s Museum, the Postal Museum and an IMAX® Theatre. Reduced rate when you include a visit to the Canadian War Museum. Stephanie Fortin 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, KIA OM8 Tel: 819-776-7086 • 1-800-555-5621 Fax: 819-776-7017 stephanie.fortin@civilization.ca www.civilization.ca

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s national history and natural sciences museum. Located in a gothic castle, visitors get a unique experience through its state of the art world-class galleries. From dinosaurs to the largest collection of Canadian birds and captivating high-definition movies, visitors can explore Canada's natural treasures. On May 21, 2010, the Museum will be fully re-opened with more brand new galleries as we celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary. Nathalie Cellard P.O. Box 3443, Station “D”, Ottawa, QC, K1P 6P4 Tel: 613-566-4701 • 1-800-263-4433 Fax: 613-566-4798 questions@mus-nature.ca • www.nature.ca

CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM The Canadian War Museum takes you on an exciting journey through the personal, national and international dimensions of Canada’s military history. Moving firsthand accounts from the men, women and children who have lived through these conflicts are enhanced by the Museum’s vast collection of military vehicles, artillery, works of art and artifacts of all sizes — from medals to a CF-Voodoo jet fighter. Any Fortin 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, QC, K1R 1C2 Tel: 819-776-7086 • 1-800-555-5621 Fax: 819-776-7017 any.fortin@warmuseum.ca www.warmuseum.ca

DOMAINE DE L'ANGE-GARDIEN Le Domaine de l'Ange-Gardien, a family-owned maple sugar shack is situated only minutes from Gatineau and the National capital Region. Our hall can accommodate more than 200 guests. Come enjoy our traditional "all-you-can-eat" meal, visit our sugar shack and sample our maple products. Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides await you. Snow tubing for student groups is also available during winter. Groups are welcome. Very large parking for buses. Bilingual staff. Bienvenue! Julie Deschamps 1031, Pierre-Laporte, l'Ange-Gardien, QC, J8L 2W7 Tel: 819-281-0299 • 1-877-281-0299 Fax: 819-281-8388 angegardien@xplornet.com www.domaineangegardien.ca

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE Come and experience Canada’s best Theatre, Dance and Music. Performances run year round and group discounts and driver/escort comps are available. With over 600 performances on our four stages every year the NAC offers something for everyone. The NAC is home to the worldrenowned National Arts Centre Orchestra as well as world-class dining at Le Café restaurant, which also offers a wonderful view of the Rideau Canal for lunch and dinner. Jennifer Hirst 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5W1 Tel: 613-947-7000 ext. 384 • 1-866-850-2787 Fax: 613-996-2828 grp@nac-cna.ca • www.nac-cna.ca


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NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA In addition to the best Canadian art, the National Gallery of Canada offers special exhibitions every season.The summer of 2010 dazzles with Pop Life: a glamorous show from London’s Tate Modern. In 2011 see why Caravaggio is still the master of all Baroque painters and return in 2012 to experience rarely seen paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. Follow a tour, stay for lunch and enjoy the spectacular views both inside and out!

boat tours Western Québec OTTAWA BOAT CRUISE/ CROISIÈRES OUTAOUAIS

destination marketing Western Québec OUTAOUAIS TOURISM Outaouais Tourism is a destination marketing organization representing over 500 members. Discover this beautiful part of Quebec, located right across the river from Canada’s Capital: Ottawa. Experience the diversity of our cultures while visiting our national museums, discover the wonders of nature, enjoy our unbeatable regional cuisine and be entertained by our many exciting activities. A one-day trip can easily turn into a weeklong adventure! We have itineraries available online! See you soon! Sylvie Lapointe 103 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, J8X 3V8 Tel: 819-778-2222 • 1-800-265-7822 Fax: 819-778-7758 slapointe@tourisme-outaouais.ca www.outaouaisgroup.com www.outaouaistourism.com

Québec City & Area QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: WENDAKE Welcome where the Huron-Wendat culture is as eternal as the waters flowing over the Kabir Kouba Falls. Follow the trail leading through the canyon to see the falls in a gorgeous natural setting. Discover its richness at the new museum and hotel (Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations). Experience legendary Wendat hospitality as you browse through the shops. Relive Huron history at the Traditional Huron Site and savour authentic Aboriginal cuisine. Wendake has so much to offer! www.tourismewendake.com Dave Laveau 100, boul. Bastien, Wendake, QC, G0A 4V0 Tel: 418-847-1835 ext. 228 Fax: 418-847-9675 davelaveau@tourismewendake.com www.tourismewendake.com

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM - SPORTS EVENTS The Greater Québec City Area has a long and successful record of hosting major sporting events in all seasons. Whether it’s for junior hockey tournaments, world championships, world cups, or unique events like Red Bull Crashed Ice, Québec City always steps up to the plate with panache.Toplevel infrastructures and sports facilities, competent and versatile specialists, and an armada of enthusiastic volunteers are key ingredients that help make these events a success. http://www.quebecregion.com/e/spo-index.asp Denis Paquet 399, rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec City, QC, G2K 8E2 Tel: 418-641-6654, ext. 5405 • N/A Fax: 418-641-6578 denis.paquet@quebecregion.com www.quebecregion.com/e/spo-index.asp

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® The public is invited from July to September 2010 to an exclusive street performance entitled Les Chemins invisibles. The 70 minute performance will run five nights a week, from Wednesday to Sunday as the night falls. Some 100 circus artists will take part, including performers from Québec City’s circus school. If you want to find out more about this colorful event, come to Québec City, in the Saint-Roch neighborhood to satisfy your curiosity! http://www.quebecregion.com/e/cirquedu-soleil.asp Luci Tremblay 226, rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, QC, G1K 3A9 Tel: 418-523-4540, ext. 265 • 1-888-992-5200 Fax: 418-523-0194 LTremblay@infofestival.com www.quebecregion.com/e/cirque-du-soleil.asp

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: LES FÊTES DE LA NOUVELLE-FRANCE SAQ Take a trip through time to experience life as it was in New France during the French Regime in the 17th and 18th centuries. From August 4th to August 8th, over 700 artists and performers will breathe new life into historical Old Québec. Dancing, music, storytelling, re-enactments (street performers, concerts, theatre, parades and sampling of local food products). Don a period costume and join the ancestral fun! www.nouvellefrance.qc.ca Natacha Grenon 5, rue Cul-de-Sac C. P. 128, succursale B, Québec City, QC, G1K 7A1 Tel: 418-694-3311 • 1-866-391-3383 Fax: 418-694-3319 ngrenon@nouvellefrance.qc.ca www.nouvellefrance.qc.ca

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: LES GRANDS FEUX LOTO-QUÉBEC From July 24th to August 11th 2010 you’re invited to assist to an International fireworks competition pyrotechnic and pyromusical Wednesdays and Saturdays that is held before a stunning backdrop: the Montmorency Falls Park. The magnificence of the setting, with its majestic waterfall and craggy cliffs, is enhanced by the grace and artistry of the world's greatest firework teams. www.quebecfireworks.com Manon Boissinot 156, rue Saint-Paul Bureau 100, Québec City, QC, G1K 3W1 Tel: 418-692-3736 • 1-888-523-3389 Fax: 418-692-5650 mboissinot@lesgrandsfeux.com www.quebecfireworks.com

World renowned military bands join forces for this prestigious event held at different historical sites around Québec City, over 6 days: from August 24th to August 29th 2010. During the festival, don’t miss the Québec City Military Tattoo, a whirling kaleidoscope of music and display featuring 800 musicians in a stunning mix of music and spectacular choreographies. You will be enthralled by the drums and pipes, the drill teams and the mass band performances.www.fimmq.com Marie-Ève Jacob 51, rue des Jardins Bureau 300, Québec City, QC, G1R 4L6 Tel: 418-694-5757 Fax: 418-694-5758 mjacob@fimmq.com www.fimmq.com

QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: QUÉBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL The Québec City Summer Festival is "The best summer music festival in Canada" (National Post). This amazing, eclectic, world-class outdoor event is surely the most elaborate festival of the summer: famous names and up-and-coming talent. 900 000 joyful festival-goers mix and mingle in the streets and at outdoor and indoor venues. A friendly, safe and clean event for the whole family from July 8th to July 18th. www.infofestival.com Luci Tremblay 226, rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec City, QC, G1K 3A9 Tel: 418-523-4540, ext. 265 • 1-888-992-5200 Fax: 418-523-0194 LTremblay@infofestival.com www.infofestival.com

THE QUÉBEC WINTER CARNIVAL Discover the largest winter carnival in the world. The snow bath, night parades, slide runs, outdoor cinema, giant table-soccer game, concerts, snow sculptures, sleigh or dogsled rides and skating are among the many activities offered during this year's Carnival. In 2010, the Carnival will inspire loads of fun and participation in the carnival-goers' collective imagination. From January 29th to February 14th, the Carnival leads you into the masquerade! In association with Loto-Québec. 290, rue Joly, Québec, QC, G1L 1N8 Tel: 418-626-3716 Fax: 418-626-7252 bonhomme@carnaval.qc.ca www.carnaval.qc.ca

recreation & adventure Western Québec LAFLÈCHE ADVENTURE An outdoor treetop workout! Fly more than 22 meters above a lake on two giants 168 meter-long zip trek lines. Over 55 suspension bridges! Experience the thrill of an underground trek in the vast Canadian Shield’s largest visited cave. Geology which is accessible to everyone, the cave holds many dicoveries. Come and try our new Summit Aerial Park, with more workshop, more amazing heights, longer trails… and much more fun and excitement! RESERVATION REQUIRED! Chantal Sirard 255, route Principale (rte. 307 Nord), Val-des-Monts, QC, J8N 4B7 Tel: 819-457-4033 • 1-877-457-4033 Fax: 819-457-4327 info@aventurelafleche.ca www.aventurelafleches.ca

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Come and ride The Ottawa River Queen! The Queen is perfect for your group. The Ottawa River Queen seats up to 340 passengers, has a restaurant, dance floor, full-service staff, and plenty of sightseeing opportunities such as: Parliament Hill, Museum of Civilization, and Rideau Falls. We also have a party planner on staff that can help you plan a special event. With great rates and exceptional service you can’t go wrong with Ottawa Boat Cruise. Robert Taillefer 895, Jacques-Cartier Street, Gatineau, QC, J8T 2W3 Tel: 819-246-3855 Fax: 819-246-0101 ottawaboatcruise@qc.aira.com www.ottawaboatcruise.com

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QUÉBEC CITY TOURISM: QUÉBEC CITY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MILITARY BANDS

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380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4 Tel: 613-990-1985 • Group: 613-990-4888 1-800-319-2787 Fax: 613-993-4385 info@gallery.ca • www.gallery.ca

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CASINO DE LAC-LEAMY CASINO DU LAC-LEAMY WE’RE ALL PLAY! Located only five minutes from Parliament Hill, the Casino du Lac-Leamy is the heart of a magnificent urban resort, an inspiring oasis of water greenery that is also home to the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy. The Casino combines the fun of gaming with more than 60 gaming tables and 1800 slot machines, the delight of fine dining with a variety of restaurants and the performance arts with a 1000-seat Theatre. This outstanding venue promises nothing short of an unforgettable getaway. Bruno Gauvin 1, Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC, J8Y 6W3 Tel: 819-772-2100 • 1-800-665-2274 www.casino-du-lac-leamy.com

Stéphane Boudrias 1957, Route 148, Gatineau, QC, J8M 1P3 Tel: 819-986-7013 • 1-888-986-7013 Fax: 819-986-2314 restaurant@fermerouge.ca www.fermerouge.ca

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Sociètè des traversiers du Québec

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Érablière du Cap

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Hotel Auberge Universel Montréal

Hôtel le Granbyen

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Hôtel Châteauneuf Laval

Hôtel le Président

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Le Nouvel Hôtel and Spa Montréal

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Les Douceurs d'Aurélie

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Maison du Granit

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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

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Hôtel Lèvesque et Centre des congrès

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Montérégie’s Museums: Missisquoi Museum

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Motel Chandler

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Motel Blanchet

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Maison Saint-Gabriel Museum & Historic Site

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Pourvoirie Motel Restigouche

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Musée de l'Auto Ancienne de Richmond

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Parc Historique de la Poudrière de Windsor

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Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum/ Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

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J. Armand Bombardier Museum

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Hôtel Les Mouettes

Montérégie's Museums Maison nationale des Patriotes

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Parc National du Mont-Mégantic - ASTROLab

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Quality Inn & Suites Lévis

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Hôtel Baie-Saint-Paul

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Delta Trois-Rivières Hôtel et Centre des Congrès

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Montérégie's Museums Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum

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Hotel Charlemagne

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Montérégieís Museums -

L'Observatoire de la Capitale

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Musée d'Art de Joliette

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Montmusé, Montérégie's Museums Network

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

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Tourism Lanaudière:

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Hôtel Tadoussac Hôtel-Pavillons-Le Petit Manoir du Casino

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Radisson Hôtel Laval Montréal Sucrerie de la Montagne

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• Auberge Le Cabanon

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• Hôtel de Glace

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• Auberge Val Saint-Côme

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• Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France SAQ

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• Québec City International Festival 71, Inside Front Cover 73 of Military Bands

• Chemin du Roy

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• Energize your Meetings!

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• Gourmand Tour : Chemins de Campagne • Lanaudière region

• Québec City Summer Festival

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• The Image Mill 2010

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• Village Vacances Valcartier

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• Wendake

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Clarion Hotel & Suites - Downtown

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Crowne Plaza Montréal Airport

The Québec Winter Carnival

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Cabane à Pierre

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Montréal Botanical Garden & Insectarium

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Montréal Biodôme

• A Rich Heritage to Explore • Auberge du Lac Taureau et ses condos

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Hotel & Suites Normandin

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Marriott Château Champlain

Auberge du Littoral

Québec City Tourism

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Ferme Rouge Restaurant has been accommodating efficient bus tours and conventions since 1976. Located 15 minutes from the Casino du Lac Leamy and 20 minutes from Parliament Hill, this 525 seats restaurant offers you eight different group menus at various prices, with one complimentary meal offered for each 20 guests. Your evening will include music, dancing and the famous cabaret style show featuring 15 performers, from Wednesday to Sunday. Free parking is also provided.

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Canadian Museum of Nature Canadian War Museum Casino du Lac-Leamy

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Domaine de L'Ange-Gardien

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Laflèche Adventure

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National Arts Centre

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National Gallery of Canada

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Ottawa Boat Cruise/ Croisieres Outaouais

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Outaouais Tourism

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Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada

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Ramada Plaza Hotel Manoir du Casino

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Musée du Fort SaintJean

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Showtime Ferme Rouge Restaurant

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