Did you say Chaudiere-Appalaches? Hum, which cities are there? Where does it start? This kind of questions come back so often. And it’s with pleasure that we answer that it’s the most beautiful region. There is something for every taste. We are talking about big-hearted people, bucolic landscapes, the best local products, space, but more importantly: moments...
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15 can't miss experiences to discover
How to share the places not to be missed during your stay in the region ... Well, we asked 2,000 visitors to tell us what their can't-miss are in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. Here is their verdict!
PLEASE NOTE: All of our must-see places are currently OPEN to welcome you. Enjoy !
1. Miller Zoo
Discover the story of this zoological garden which is also a wildlife rehabilitation center starring in a Quebec popular reality show. Have fun feeding farm animals. Meet Sheira the tigress and Alfred the moose. Learn more about their habitat and their story which is quite often moving.
2. Parc régional du Massif du Sud
Try to sight a moose at a turn of a hiking trail. Challenge your kids on a treetop adventure trail. Try the new mountain bike trails. Go cross-country skiing, hok skiing and sleep in a Pod! The nature of happiness!
3. Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
Admire the 35-meter high waterfalls from a suspension bridge 23-meters above the Chaudière River and from the numerous belvederes. Picnic areas, children park, hiking trails and a cycle path will get you moving!
4. Cruise and visit of Grosse-Ile
- Opening on July 1st
Immerse yourself in the history of an immigrant and discover moving stories in a scenic landscape with the guides of Parks Canada. The adventure begins at Berthier-sur-Mer where the cruise leaves for Canada’s own Ellis Island.
5. Quai Paquet
To relax, have a picnic and refresh, the Quai Paquet fountain with its 160 water jets is the perfect public place. The ferry, the Parcours des Anses cycle path and the most beautiful view of Quebec make people get together during the day and the evening.
6. Parcours des Anses
On the shore of the St. Lawrence River, this multifunctional cycle path offers you 15 km to practice your favourite sport. All along the path, the panorama will dazzle you. Those who want to continue biking can connect to the Cycloroute de Bellechasse.
7. Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière
Are you looking for a peaceful garden for a relaxing moment, bird sighting, wildlife photography? Do you want a family outing, a walk in a forest or simply stroll on the St. Lawrence River? The Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière has everything to please you.
8. La cache à Maxime
A place where you will find a wide variety of attractions including a vineyard, a woodlot, cabins, a spa and a 47 spacious suite hotel. A quiet oasis that mixes urban lifestyle with an exceptional natural environment a few minutes from the city.
9. Parc national de Frontenac
Characterized by the Saint-François Great Lake, discover the park by foot, by bike or by resting on the beach. Feel the privileged contact with wildlife by staying for camping, canoe-camping or in a ready-to-camp.
10. Isle-aux-Grues ARCHIPELAGO
Anchored in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago is a peaceful heaven. You can access the island by ferry boat, cruise ship and plane. Make a stop at the cheese factory and hike in Jean-Paul-Riopelle nature reserve.
11. Auberge des Glacis
A History page is engraved in the stone walls of this old seigneurial mill. In a welcoming dining room, taste the flavours of the gourmet table featuring local produces. Let you be charmed by one of the 16 rooms with enchanting decor.
12. Cycloroute de Bellechasse
The cycle path goes through eight picturesque Bellechasse villages. A 74 km journey in the great outdoors which make you see a wide variety of landscape in peacefulness. The path is mostly flat and entirely paved.
13. Seigneurie des Aulnaies
In this countryside domain, relax in the ancestral gardens criss-crossed with rivers. With the miller, learn everything about how to make artisanal flour. At the bakery, enjoy the view from the terrace and baked goods with organic flours from the mill.
14. Parc des Appalaches
Discover 140 km of hiking trails. Rent a boat in summer or snowshoe and kicksled in winter. Free access to most of the trails. For a change of scenery spend the night in a shelter in the forest. The most amazing: dogs are welcome everywhere!
15. Musée Maritime du Québec
Get on board two historic ships. Discover five exhibitions in the museum including a new one in the boathouse. Further your knowledge with a guided tour and visit the impressive collection of ship models